result
1st ODI (D/N), Sharjah, Oct 7 2014, Australia tour of United Arab Emirates
(36.3/50 ov, target 256)162
Australia won by 93 runs
player of the match
Steven Smith
Australia
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• The Report by Brydon Coverdale

Smith ton sets up big Australia win

Steven Smith embarked on this tour as a key Test player without a clear role in Australia's one-day side, but his first ODI century might change that. Smith struck 101 to set up Australia's comfortable 93-run victory over Pakistan in the first ODI in Shar

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Scorer: Gopi Rangarajan
Commentator: Abhishek Purohit
Scorecard summary
Australia255/8(50 overs)
Steven Smith101 (118)
David Warner43 (63)
Wahab Riaz2/61(10)
Pakistan162/10(36.3 overs)

That is all we have from this match. Good night

George Bailey: "15-20 runs short with the bat, outstanding effort with the ball. Selling the batting a little bit short there, we were pretty good with the bat too. Started to turn a bit, our spinners were effective, good pace from the quicks, backed up well in the field. Couple of very quick balls tonight (from Johnson). Felt Richard had some nice pace as well."

Steven Smith is the Man of the Match. Smith: "Trying to spend time in the middle, get the ones and twos, hit the bad balls, that was pretty much my plan. That is what I have been working on (pacing my innings). That is what I was able to do, and the others batted around me. Hopefully few more opportunities (at No 3) and few more big scores."

Misbah-ul-Haq: "The kind of batting performance we have had, need to do a lot of things. Nobody is getting scores right from the top. That is a big worry for us. Need to come in the next game with a positive attitude."

What a thorough win for the Australians. It was supposed to be a trial by spin for them but so far it is Pakistan who are getting spun out. Lyon was outstanding on a turner, Maxwell chipping in as well and the pace of Johnson nipping out three too

Emad: "This is what you get for only playing against Bangladesh, Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka...Absolutely zero chances in the WC"

36.3
W
Kane Richardson to Irfan, OUT

what a way to end, Irfan moved out, backed away and cracked this length ball to mid off, who threw it back at Irfan's end and caught him short

Mohammad Irfan run out (Warner) 12 (10m 8b 0x4 2x6) SR: 150
36.2
1
Kane Richardson to Babar, 1 run

makes room outside leg and heaves at this bouncer, which just clears Warner at mid off

36.1
4
Kane Richardson to Babar, FOUR runs

crashed through extra cover as Babar lofts it sweetly in the gap

end of over 3620 runs
PAK: 157/9CRR: 4.36 RRR: 7.07 • Need 99 from 14 overs
Mohammad Irfan12 (7)
Zulfiqar Babar7 (9)
Glenn Maxwell6-1-29-2
Kane Richardson6-1-17-1
35.6
6
Maxwell to Irfan, SIX runs

almost got him, almost, Irfan had another swat and sent it soaring to long on, Lyon takes it over his head, throws it up as he goes over the boundary, jumps back in, and leans to grasp it again, but it pops out and falls over the boundary

35.5
6
Maxwell to Irfan, SIX runs

that is a massive blow, that is over deep midwicket and out of the ground as Irfan bends forward and slogs

35.5
1w
Maxwell to Irfan, 1 wide

spins in down the leg side

35.4
1
Maxwell to Babar, 1 run

down the track again and inside edges a heave to long leg

35.3
Maxwell to Babar, no run

pushed off the front foot to mid off

35.2
Maxwell to Babar, no run

reverse swept off middle and leg to backward point now

35.1
6
Maxwell to Babar, SIX runs

clobbered down the ground, takes a couple of steps to this one on off and lofts it cleanly

end of over 35Wicket maiden
PAK: 137/9CRR: 3.91 RRR: 7.93 • Need 119 from 15 overs
Mohammad Irfan0 (5)
Zulfiqar Babar0 (5)
Kane Richardson6-1-17-1
Glenn Maxwell5-1-9-2
34.6
Kane Richardson to Irfan, no run

backs away and forces a full ball to the bowler

34.5
Kane Richardson to Irfan, no run

full ball outside off pushed to extra cover

34.4
Kane Richardson to Irfan, no run

pushes a length ball to point

34.3
Kane Richardson to Irfan, no run

tries to fend this bouncer away, is hit on the chest

34.2
Kane Richardson to Irfan, no run

that just missed off stump, as Irfan pushed inside the line of a length ball

34.1
W
Kane Richardson to Umar Akmal, OUT

Akmal gone now, tries to deposit this length ball over midwicket, misses, and Richardson strikes middle stump

Umar Akmal b Richardson 46 (84m 57b 6x4 0x6) SR: 80.7

batting Powerplay

end of over 34Wicket maiden
PAK: 137/8CRR: 4.02 RRR: 7.44 • Need 119 from 16 overs
Zulfiqar Babar0 (5)
Umar Akmal46 (56)
Glenn Maxwell5-1-9-2
Nathan Lyon10-2-33-2
33.6
Maxwell to Babar, no run

plays a tossed up ball off the back foot and defends

33.5
Maxwell to Babar, no run

leans forward to defend to the off side

33.4
Maxwell to Babar, no run

just gets the bat down in time as this length ball straightens on the stumps

33.3
Maxwell to Babar, no run

beaten on the cut now off this length ball

Best performances - batters
Steven Smith player portrait
SPD Smith
101 runs (118)
6 fours
2 sixes
Control91%
Productive shot
off drive
34 runs
1 four
2 sixes
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Umar Akmal portrait
Umar Akmal
46 runs (57)
6 fours
0 six
Control77%
Productive shot
flick
11 runs
1 four
0 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Mitchell Johnson player pic
MG Johnson
O
7
M
1
R
24
W
3
ECO
3.42
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Shahid Afridi
Shahid Afridi
O
10
M
0
R
46
W
3
ECO
4.59
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Sharjah Cricket Stadium
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
SeriesAustralia tour of United Arab Emirates
Season2014/15
Player Of The Match
Steven Smith
Steven Smith
Series resultAustralia led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 3530
Hours of play (local time)15.00 start, First Session 15.00-18.30, Interval 18.30-19.15, Second Session 19.15-22.45
Match days7 October 2014 - daynight(50-over match)
ODI debut
Sean Abbott
Sean Abbott
Zulfiqar Babar
Zulfiqar Babar
Umpires
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Ahsan Raza
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Richard Illingworth
TV Umpire
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Nigel Llong
Reserve Umpire
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Ahmed Shahab
Match Referee
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Javagal Srinath