RESULT
Only T20I (N), Dubai (DSC), October 05, 2014, Australia tour of United Arab Emirates
(14/20 ov, T:97) 97/4

Australia won by 6 wickets (with 36 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
3/13
glenn-maxwell
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Comms: Alagappan Muthu
Scorecard summary
Pakistan 96/9(20 overs)
Saad Nasim 25 (32)
Wahab Riaz 16 (20)
Glenn Maxwell3/13 (3)
Cameron Boyce2/10 (4)
Australia 97/4(14 overs)
Raza Hasan2/17 (4)
Shahid Afridi1/17 (4)
end of over 1412 runs
AUS: 97/4CRR: 6.92 
James Faulkner7 (13)
David Warner53 (39)
Sohaib Maqsood 1-0-12-0
Shahid Afridi 4-0-17-1

Australia take the one-off T20 game. David Warner took care of the chase. Glenn Maxwell took care of the bowling. Pakistan did their bit to help out as well. But this tour continues. The first ODI begins on Tuesday. So do join us then. Thank you for your comments but for now this is Alagappan Muthu, saying sayonara

"Really nice, the way we started with the ball set the tone for the game. We got lucky with the couple but its really nice to win like that," says Aaron Finch "Couple of other guys in the squad. Not the captain of the ODIs so Bails can sort that out. Bowling was great, little jitter with the bat. But all good"

Glenn Maxwell is the Man of the Match "Nice wicket to bowl on. Hopefully I can keep going well since wickets here might be more like this. There's a lot of places up for grabs, we;re a young side and we try and put our best foot forward. We saw four debutants perform and it bodes well for the World Cup. Looking forward for Sharjah, played a few games for Kings XI in IPL there"

Presentation time "First of all I want to congratualate Australia. We didn't play smartly. After the first over we thought we wanted 120-125. But we didn't play it well," says Shahid Afridi. "First six overs are very important. We missed the opportunity and we didn;t read the pitch very well. The plan was simple, go and play ball by ball and 120-125 would have been good. We are looking forward to the ODI series, it's important because World Cup is coming. We are all trying our level best to do well with the new combination"

10.45 pm It turned out to be a tighter chase than was expected. Pakistan tried their best to mask a woeful batting performance. But every ball that David Warner was out there was one ball that was taking the game away. A composed innings from him despite the threat from the pitch and the disciplined bowling. Solid half-century and when one of your top four score that much chasing 97, the result is a foregone conclusion

Tom: "Only Maxwell(170) & Warner(140) managed to strike at above 100 strike rate in the whole match.."

13.6
1
Maqsood to Faulkner, 1 run

miscalculations galore as Masood bowls, Faulker pushes down the ground past mid-off. This single does close out the game though.

13.5
1
Maqsood to Warner, 1 run

tossed up on middle and leg, turned away through midwicket.

13.4
6
Maqsood to Warner, SIX runs

tonk it over midwicket while becoming temporarily right-handed. There really was no risk here, so he jumps around and pummels it over midwicket. Rocks his bat like a cradle to celebrate. He did become a father recently

Maqsood, in case anyone would like to know, was called up for a dubious action in the domestic tournament

13.4
2nb
Maqsood to Faulkner, (no ball) 1 run

tossed up on off stump, Faulker nudges it through square leg. But the umpire calls a no-ball. Maqsood oversteps and presents a free hit

13.3
1
Maqsood to Warner, 1 run

gets back to a shortish ball on middle and mistimes a pull down the ground

13.2
Maqsood to Warner, no run

goes back to a good length ball and defends

But we've received information after the game that this was one-short.

13.1
1
Maqsood to Warner, 1 run

whoa, he was making room and the offspinner gripping the pitch and turning away almost beat him. Warner reaches out as much as he can and toe ends it to deep point.

Warner ditches his helmet. Sohaib Maqsood to bowl from around the wicket

end of over 134 runs
AUS: 85/4CRR: 6.53 RRR: 1.71
David Warner44 (34)
James Faulkner5 (11)
Shahid Afridi 4-0-17-1
Saad Nasim 1-0-12-0
12.6
1
Afridi to Warner, 1 run

another shorter ball, another sweep/ pull from Warner. Irfan gets into the act again

12.5
2
Afridi to Warner, 2 runs

sees the ball short and gets down one one knee to half-pull and half-sweep it away behind square leg. Mohammad Irfan running from fine leg pulls out a slide and is able to make the save

12.4
1
Afridi to Faulkner, 1 run

slower and tossed up on leg stump, Faulker works it away behind square leg. No need to take any risks

12.3
Afridi to Faulkner, no run

flighted on off stump, Faulker is forward to block

12.2
Afridi to Faulkner, no run

good length ball with a little turn on off stump, Faulker goes back and taps it to mid-on

12.1
Afridi to Faulkner, no run

pushed through on leg stump, Faulker works it into the midwicket region

Some of the crowd are already departing. 16 from 48 for the opposition can do that. Afridi had come charging into the bowling crease too soon and Faulkner backs away

end of over 1212 runs
AUS: 81/4CRR: 6.75 RRR: 2.00
David Warner41 (32)
James Faulkner4 (7)
Saad Nasim 1-0-12-0
Wahab Riaz 2-0-15-1
11.6
Saad Nasim to Warner, no run

tossed up outside off, safely defended to end the over

11.5
6
Saad Nasim to Warner, SIX runs

slog sweep! This seems to be the wrong 'un from Nasim but Warner doesn't care. He sees it tossed up. it is an opportunity to belt the ball away and belt he does

11.4
4
Saad Nasim to Warner, FOUR runs

jumps back in his crease and pounces on a short ball on middle with glee. He's taking control of the chase

11.3
1
Saad Nasim to Faulkner, 1 run

tossed up outside off, Faulkner drives it through the covers a little uppishly

11.2
Saad Nasim to Faulkner, no run

good length ball on off stump, holds in and turns away to surprise Faulker. Catches him between a punch and a defensive push

Seems to be some dew on the park. Nasim wants the umpire's towel, then dries it on his trousers and then rubs the turf with his fingers

11.1
1
Saad Nasim to Warner, 1 run

poor ball to start and Warner tucks into it. Pulls a long hop to long-on

Saad: "Its about time Afridi realizes that its the Debutants day..High time he involves Saad Nasim in action...MIRACLES HAPPEN!!" Ask and ye shall receive

end of over 118 runs
AUS: 69/4CRR: 6.27 RRR: 3.11
David Warner30 (28)
James Faulkner3 (5)
Wahab Riaz 2-0-15-1
Shahid Afridi 3-0-13-1
10.6
1
Wahab Riaz to Warner, 1 run

that's a slower ball, Warner realises it and taps it down the ground. Neatly done, but as soon as he's at the other end, he pulls his helmet off and is inspecting his left eye. Asks for help from the dressing room. Gets some drops

It seems Wahab has been given a warning for running on the pitch

Best performances - batters
DA Warner
DA Warner AUS
53 runs (39)
4 fours3 sixes
Control
82%
Productive shot
off drive
15 runs
2 fours1 six
0044891117
Saad Nasim
Saad Nasim PAK
25 runs (32)
0 four0 six
Control
64%
Productive shot
pull
10 runs
0 four0 six
04536034
Best performances - bowlers
GJ Maxwell
GJ Maxwell AUS
O
3
M
0
R
13
W
3
ECO
4.33
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
2W
CJ Boyce
CJ Boyce AUS
O
4
M
0
R
10
W
2
ECO
2.5
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
Match details
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
TossPakistan, elected to bat first
Series
Season2014/15
Player Of The Match
Australia
Glenn Maxwell
Match numberT20I no. 406
Hours of play (local time)20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.20, Interval 21.20-21.40, Second Session 21.40-23.00
Match days5 October 2014 - night (20-over match)
T20I debut
Cameron Boyce
Cameron Boyce
Kane Richardson
Kane Richardson
Phillip Hughes
Phillip Hughes
Saad Nasim
Saad Nasim
Sean Abbott
Sean Abbott
Umpires
Pakistan
Ahsan Raza
Pakistan
Shozab Raza
TV Umpire
Pakistan
Ahmed Shahab
Reserve Umpire
Pakistan
Khalid Mahmood
Match Referee
India
Javagal Srinath
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