miscalculations galore as Masood bowls, Faulker pushes down the ground past mid-off. This single does close out the game though.
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.."
tossed up on middle and leg, turned away through midwicket.
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
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
gets back to a shortish ball on middle and mistimes a pull down the ground
goes back to a good length ball and defends
But we've received information after the game that this was one-short.
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
another shorter ball, another sweep/ pull from Warner. Irfan gets into the act again
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
slower and tossed up on leg stump, Faulker works it away behind square leg. No need to take any risks
flighted on off stump, Faulker is forward to block
good length ball with a little turn on off stump, Faulker goes back and taps it to mid-on
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
tossed up outside off, safely defended to end the over
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
jumps back in his crease and pounces on a short ball on middle with glee. He's taking control of the chase
tossed up outside off, Faulkner drives it through the covers a little uppishly
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
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
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
|Dubai International Cricket Stadium|
|Toss||Pakistan, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Match number||T20I 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 days||5 October 2014 - night (20-over match)|