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Australia A 2 for 189 (Ferguson 72*, Voges 49*) beat Pakistan A 188 (Mohammad Hafeez 75, Geeves 3-32) by eight wickets
Callum Ferguson guided Australia A to a comfortable eight-wicket win over Pakistan A to level the one-day series 1-1 in Brisbane. After being thrashed by 146 runs in the first match, the Australians began strongly in the second as their seamers restricted Pakistan to 188.
Only Mohammad Hafeez with 75 and Sarfraz Ahmed (45) offered any real resistance as Brett Geeves tied things down with 3 for 32 and Clint McKay, Doug Bollinger and Moises Henriques picked up two each. It was a strong performance by the hosts after losing the toss and they reached their target with more than 15 overs to spare.
David Warner (29) and Tim Paine (28) were the only wickets to fall, after they helped Australia to a quick start. Ferguson and Adam Voges then clicked into cruise control and sailed through the rest of the chase with relative ease.
Ferguson finished unbeaten on 72 from 78 deliveries and Voges launched a couple of sixes in his 49 not out. Ferguson said the tone had been set in the first ten overs of the day, when Australia's bowling and sharp fielding restricted their opponents, and then he was keen for some valuable time in the middle.
"It was nice to get a bit of time out there and it's always nice to be there at the end with Adam Voges, it's a nice satisfying feeling to see it through to the end," Ferguson said. "After Friday's game, everyone is very, very happy to get the win today and that is definitely more like how we want to play."
The third and final one-dayer is at Allan Border Field on Thursday. Australia A won the two-match unofficial Test series 1-0.