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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)
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• The Report by Daniel Brettig

Pakistan end 12-year win drought in Australia

Pakistan's spinners cornered Australia's batsmen on a sluggish MCG surface to restrict them to 220 and set them up for a series-squaring win in the second ODI

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Commentator: Nikhil Kalro
Scorecard summary
Australia220/10(48.2 overs)
Steven Smith60 (101)
Matthew Wade35 (56)
Mohammad Amir3/47(9.2)
Imad Wasim2/37(10)
Pakistan221/4(47.4 overs)

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 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

end of over 463 runs
PAK: 211/4CRR: 4.58 RRR: 2.50 • Need 10 from 24b
Shoaib Malik42 (49)
Umar Akmal9 (13)
Travis Head2-0-14-0
James Faulkner8-0-34-2
45.6
2
Head to Malik, 2 runs

shortish on middle, Malik was sitting back in the crease, knowing there was no flight. Pulled past midwicket for some runs. Warner dives to his left but can't cut the ball back in

Michael : "As to the slow over rate, there should be a free hit for the first ball of every over behind the rate, until it is caught up."

45.5
1
Head to Umar Akmal, 1 run

flat on the pads, worked to deep midwicket

45.4
Head to Umar Akmal, no run

short on off, worked to midwicket

45.3
Head to Umar Akmal, no run

tries to shimmy down but the length is shorter, Akmal pushes back, Head dives to his right

45.2
Head to Umar Akmal, no run

91 kph, driven towards cover

45.1
Head to Umar Akmal, no run

slow on off, Akmal gets forward to defend

Head.

end of over 455 runs
PAK: 208/4CRR: 4.62 RRR: 2.60 • Need 13 from 30b
Shoaib Malik40 (48)
Umar Akmal8 (8)
James Faulkner8-0-34-2
Mitchell Marsh6-0-32-0
44.6
Faulkner to Malik, no run

defended into the off side, another over ticks by

44.5
1
Faulkner to Umar Akmal, 1 run

full and wide outside off, drilled towards Warner at mid-off, who dives to his left to save three

44.4
4
Faulkner to Umar Akmal, FOUR runs

lofts this for four. Full outside off, saw the length he wanted, got underneath and a clean full-face lofted drive over the bowler's head

Best performances - batters
Mohammad Hafeez portrait
Mohammad Hafeez
72 runs (104)
8 fours
0 six
Control81%
Productive shot
flick
16 runs
1 four
0 six
313129101717
Steven Smith player portrait
SPD Smith
60 runs (101)
2 fours
0 six
Control88%
Productive shot
on drive
13 runs
0 four
0 six
03628101516
Best performances - bowlers
Mohammad Amir portrait
Mohammad Amir
O
9.2
M
0
R
47
W
3
ECO
5.03
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Imad Wasim portrait
Imad Wasim
O
10
M
0
R
37
W
2
ECO
3.7
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
SeriesPakistan tour of Australia
Season2016/17
Player Of The Match
Mohammad Hafeez
Mohammad Hafeez
Series result5-match series level 1-1
Match numberODI no. 3818
Hours of play (local time)14.20 start, First Session 14.20-17.50, Interval 17.50-18.35, Second Session 18.35-22.05
Match days15 January 2017 - daynight(50-over match)
Umpires
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Chris Gaffaney
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Paul Wilson
TV Umpire
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Chettithody Shamshuddin
Reserve Umpire
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Sam Nogajski
Match Referee
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Jeff Crowe