2nd ODI (D/N), Dubai, Oct 10 2014, Australia tour of United Arab Emirates
(43.2/50 ov, target 216)217/5
Australia won by 5 wickets (with 40 balls remaining)
player of the match
Glenn Maxwell

Series has been wrapped but there is plenty more to come from the UAE. Another ODI, then the Test matches. We will be back with all the reports and analysis. Thanks for your comments and feedback. This is Dev Fuloria signing off.. ciao ciao.

"Bowlers did a wonderful job to drag it back after Pakistan's start," Bailey says. "220-230 was a good total on that but a couple of nice partnerships nicely finished it. (Turn) It's something that we are working on and teams are preparing challenging conditions for us, but we are getting better."

"Poor display in the last 25 overs,"Misbah says. "If we had batted normally, we should have put 250, we could have defended it. We can only ask for better display from our side. Scoring 160, 200 against a top quality side, it's difficult to defend. You could say it was an improved performance today.. especially the opening batsmen and Asad Shafiq. The spinners bowled really well. These were the positives for us."

Sarfraz Ahmed gets an award for being the Master Blaster. Mitchell Johnson gets an award for being the best bowler of the match and another award for being the fastest bowler of the match. Ahmed Shehzad gets some dough for the most colourful innings. Glenn Maxwell gets an award for his reverse sweep.. (this is unending).. Davie Warner gets an award for something.. Finally.. the Man of the Match.. it's Glenn Maxwell.

"It's always a nice time to come back here," Maxwell says. "Hopefully we can make a clean sweep. I was just playing my role. Today I came in a different situation with the ball spinning.. Just tried to play to the situation and get close to the total. I hope i put in enough performances here and hope to get noticed when Test selection comes in."

Another series win for Australia against Pakistan.. the last one for Pakistan was in 2002. Glenn Maxwell played an anchoring hand to lead the chase and in the end, they hunt it down with ease. In the end, you have to look at the Pakistan batting collapse.. A century opening stand, followed by 89 for 10.. Easily, they were short by 40-50 runs. Pakistan fought hard with the ball, but there was just not enough to defend. Misbah said on the eve of the match that the confidence of the batsmen was "shaky" and today's performance is not going to boost it anyway. Stick around for the presentation.

Irfan to Faulkner, FOUR runs

game over! Faulkner moves to the leg side and slaps the length delivery over mid-off to complete the series win

Irfan to Faulkner, FOUR runs

they want to finish this fast! He takes this attempted yorker on the full, clears his front leg and hammers it through extra cover

end of over 434 runs
AUS: 209/5CRR: 4.86 • RRR: 1.00 • Need 7 runs from 42b
Brad Haddin17 (20)
James Faulkner18 (35)
Raza Hasan10-0-68-1
Mohammad Irfan9-0-34-1
Raza Hasan to Haddin, no run

full and flighted, driven straight to cover

Raza Hasan to Faulkner, 1 run

tossed up on off, the batsman dabs it to the gap at cover and picks up another single

Raza Hasan to Faulkner, 2 runs

stands tall and punches it to deep extra cover.. the fielder is a touch slow so they come back for the second

Raza Hasan to Faulkner, no run

allows the ball to turn, then pushes it to backward point

Raza Hasan to Faulkner, no run

he waits on the back foot and punches it down the pitch, back to the bowler

Raza Hasan to Haddin, 1 run

tossed up delivery on the stump, the batsman takes it on the full and eases it to long on

end of over 421 run
AUS: 205/5CRR: 4.88 • RRR: 1.38 • Need 11 runs from 48b
James Faulkner15 (31)
Brad Haddin16 (18)
Mohammad Irfan9-0-34-1
Shahid Afridi10-0-36-0
Irfan to Faulkner, no run

this shoots up from a short of length, Faulkner sees it early and drops his wrists to let it go through

Irfan to Haddin, 1 run

he looks to pull the back of length delivery but gets hurried by the pace, gets a bit of bottom edge to fine leg

Irfan to Haddin, no run

looks for the yorker but it's a low full toss, all Haddin can do is punch it back to the bowler, who grabs it with his left hand and fires a throw back at the batsman

Irfan to Haddin, no run

punches it firmly on the up and that travels to mid-off in quick time.. some timing there.. but straight to the fielder

Irfan to Haddin, no run

bowls the fuller length this time but Haddin stays rooted to the crease, gets an outside edge as he pokes at it, however, it lands short of slip yet again

Irfan to Haddin, no run

back of length on off stump, Haddin shuffles across and defends that solidly to the off side

Back to Irfan..

end of over 412 runs
AUS: 204/5CRR: 4.97 • RRR: 1.33 • Need 12 runs from 54b
Brad Haddin15 (13)
James Faulkner15 (30)
Shahid Afridi10-0-36-0
Raza Hasan9-0-64-1
Afridi to Haddin, 1 run

he dabs it to cover with soft hands and calls over for a quick single

Afridi to Haddin, no run

full and flighted, it's pushed back to the bowler

Afridi to Haddin, no run

it stays a touch low on off, but easily defended to the off

Afridi to Haddin, no run

superb delivery, but it's all too late! This one drifts in, then breaks away past the outside edge

Afridi to Faulkner, 1 run

gets some legbreak going from the leg stump line but it's easily dabbed to midwicket for an easy single

Afridi to Faulkner, no run

gets some turn from a length, but there is no pace on the delivery, the batsman defends it

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