result
2nd ODI (D/N), Melbourne, Jan 15 2017, Pakistan tour of Australia
(47.4/50 ov)221/4
Pakistan won by 6 wickets (with 14 balls remaining)
player of the match

10.17pm Pakistan completely outplayed Australia today, absolutely no doubt about that. It began by tying down Australia with spin. Changes in pace, cutters, pace off, change-ups. Australia could only manage 220. Pakistan knew what they were doing all along in that chase. Took their time and put the odd ball away. That's all they needed. A clinical bowling performance followed with a clean, efficient chase. The series is well positioned now, 1-1 after two games, effectively a three-match series now.

Time for the presentation

Steven Smith: "Went a little bit too hard with the bat. Ordinary with the bat in this first two games, aside from Wade's hundred. Need to build partnerships, haven't done that in the past two games. We've been 3 or 4 down when the spinners came on, we haven't been able to play naturally against them. Was always going to be tough, tried as hard as we can. 40 runs short, was a 260 wicket. Outplayed by Pakistan. Chris Lynn's quite sore, someone may come into the squad for him."

Mohammad Hafeez is the Man of the Match: "The boys did a great job, our bowlers did a great job, they got wickets at the right times. We love them, and they love us a lot (the crowd). This is the way to move forward, we have everything to win the series. Missed an opportunity in the last game.

47.5
1w
Head to Umar Akmal, 1 wide

the game finishes with a wide. Head fires this down leg and Pakistan complete a sensational win by six wickets at the MCG

A huge win this for Pakistan

47.4
4
Head to Umar Akmal, FOUR runs

Akmal comes down and hammers a drive past his partner. Whistles past mid-off for four. Scores are level

47.3
Head to Umar Akmal, no run

blocked from the crease

47.2
4
Head to Umar Akmal, FOUR runs

gets down to the pitch and lofts over cover for four. Nice use of the feet to get close to the pitch. Good execution

47.1
Head to Umar Akmal, no run

flat on middle, pushed back to the bowler

end of over 471 run
PAK: 212/4CRR: 4.51 RRR: 3.00 • Need 9 runs from 18b
Shoaib Malik42 (52)
Umar Akmal10 (16)
James Faulkner9-0-35-2
Travis Head2-0-14-0
46.6
Faulkner to Malik, no run

defended from the crease, tidy over from Faulkner

46.5
Faulkner to Malik, no run

comes down but the length is good and Malik has to improvise a block

46.4
Faulkner to Malik, no run

hit on the body. 127 kph, length delivery on middle. Malik hit on the back thigh

46.3
1
Faulkner to Umar Akmal, 1 run

a wild swing. Full on off, Akmal looks to smash this over midwicket, a thick inside edge towards leg gully

46.2
Faulkner to Umar Akmal, no run

good length outside off, pushed to cover

Faulkner hurries back to his bowling mark

46.1
Faulkner to Umar Akmal, no run

good length outside off, Akmal misses a cut, beaten for bounce