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Only T20I (N), Melbourne, February 05, 2010, Pakistan tour of Australia
(20 ov, T:128) 125/9

Australia won by 2 runs

Player Of The Match
Australia Innings
Pakistan Innings
Match Details
Australia  (20 ovs maximum)
Shane Watson run out (Umar Akmal/†Kamran Akmal)88610100.00
David Warner c Imran Nazir b Mohammad Asif24142911171.42
Michael Clarke (c)c Fawad Alam b Umar Gul32263120123.07
David Hussey not out 40315412129.03
Cameron White run out (Fawad Alam)4890050.00
Travis Birt  b Shoaib Malik1220050.00
Brad Haddin st †Kamran Akmal b Shoaib Malik1320033.33
Steven Smith  b Naved-ul-Hasan881010100.00
Mitchell Johnson c †Kamran Akmal b Umar Gul2760028.57
Dirk Nannes run out (Umar Akmal/Saeed Ajmal)43600133.33
Shaun Tait c Fawad Alam b Umar Gul1240050.00
Extras(w 2)2
TOTAL18.4 Ov (RR: 6.80, 84 Mts)127
Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Shane Watson, 1.5 ov), 2-54 (David Warner, 6.5 ov), 3-68 (Michael Clarke, 8.4 ov), 4-77 (Cameron White, 10.5 ov), 5-78 (Travis Birt, 11.1 ov), 6-81 (Brad Haddin, 11.5 ov), 7-102 (Steven Smith, 14.5 ov), 8-106 (Mitchell Johnson, 16.2 ov), 9-119 (Dirk Nannes, 17.4 ov), 10-127 (Shaun Tait, 18.4 ov)
Mohammad Asif403117.7592100
6.5 to DA Warner, fell for the trap! Warner makes a lot of room to crash that over the off side, the ball is there to be hit but he doesn't spot the fielder Imran Nazir at deep point, easy catch. 54/2
14.5 to SPD Smith, the slower ball from hell! That was actually a googly! Naved foxes Smith who doesn't quite know whether to play at it or not, the ball cuts back in and slices him in half, he won't want to see a replay of that. 102/7
Shoaib Malik403127.7562110
11.1 to TR Birt, forgettable debut in the end for Birt, Malik comes round the wicket and fires it flat on the stumps, Birt goes a long way across and tries to paddle it away, the ball crashes on to leg and middle. 78/5
11.5 to BJ Haddin, it's a wide down the leg side and Pakistan aren't complaining at all! Cleverly bowled, fires it down the leg side on seeing Haddin come down the pitch, Kamran does well to follow the line and whip off the bails, he's a long way out. 81/6
Umar Gul3.402035.4571010
8.4 to MJ Clarke, good reflexes! Clarke gets slightly forward and beside the line to slash it away over the off side, but Fawad is alert at point and cups his hands behind that screamer, he kept his eyes on the ball which was like a bolt of lightning. 68/3
16.2 to MG Johnson, it gets worse for Australia! Another terrific delivery, Gul bangs it in really short and it's a snorter, Johnson desperately sways backward to evade it and the ball brushes his glove, Kamran knows it. 106/8
18.4 to SW Tait, easy catch for Alam this time, Tait gets forward to a pitched up delivery and ends up spooning it straight to point. 127/10
Saeed Ajmal301806.0080100
Pakistan  (T: 128 runs from 20 ovs)
Imran Farhat c Watson b Tait810121080.00
Imran Nazir run out (Johnson)057000.00
Kamran Akmal c Hussey b Tait64335372193.93
Khalid Latif lbw b Watson68121075.00
Shoaib Malik (c)c Birt b Tait311120027.27
Umar Akmal c Warner b Watson2125470084.00
Fawad Alam c White b Smith1560020.00
Naved-ul-Hasan st †Haddin b Smith1970011.11
Umar Gul  b Nannes109701111.11
Saeed Ajmal not out 1360033.33
Mohammad Asif not out 52310250.00
Extras(lb 3, w 2)5
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 6.25, 91 Mts)125/9
Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Imran Nazir, 1.5 ov), 2-10 (Imran Farhat, 2.4 ov), 3-44 (Khalid Latif, 5.3 ov), 4-59 (Shoaib Malik, 8.4 ov), 5-98 (Kamran Akmal, 14.1 ov), 6-103 (Fawad Alam, 15.3 ov), 7-107 (Naved-ul-Hasan, 17.2 ov), 8-118 (Umar Gul, 18.6 ov), 9-118 (Umar Akmal, 19.1 ov)
Shaun Tait401333.25181010
2.4 to Imran Farhat, beats him for pace outside the off stump, he tries to cut through the off side but gets a thick outside edge snapped up by Watson at second slip, poor choice of shot, he should have left it. 10/2
8.4 to Shoaib Malik, good catch and its 4 for 59! Tait aims for the yorker but serves up a low full toss on Malik's toes, and what does he do? He chips it in the air straight to Birt at midwicket. 59/4
14.1 to Kamran Akmal, gone this time and he shakes his head! Kamran takes on Tait with a small shimmy and drills the ball to Hussey at mid-on, just failing to get the desired elevation. 98/5
Dirk Nannes412716.75132100
18.6 to Umar Gul, bowled and listen to the crowd go wild! Gul walks right across the sticks to about a sixth stump and looks to play some short of bizarre shot to fine leg, but is nowhere near the fuller, straighter ball. 118/8
Mitchell Johnson412406.00152110
Shane Watson412426.00113000
5.3 to Khalid Latif, gets his man with the incutter! Pitches length, a slower ball it seems, and cuts back off the track to hit Latif on the flap as he shapes to work it away, looks to the naked eye as its headed into leg stump and so the umpire agrees ... but, but, but replays show a thin inside edge so Latif is unlucky, a bad call from Paul Reifel sends him on his way. 44/3
19.1 to Umar Akmal, he's out, would you believe he is out! Umar clears his front leg to get some elevation and slogs across the line to a length ball, picking out Warner running in from wide long-on who takes a low catch and throws his arms up in celebration. 118/9
Steven Smith403428.5062100
15.3 to Fawad Alam, edged and taken at slip, a maiden international wicket for Smith! The decision from Clarke to plug a slip works a charm, as Fawad pushes at a nice delivery tossed up just outside off and pokes a straightforward catch into White's lap. 103/6
17.2 to Naved-ul-Hasan, stumped by a yard! Smith tossed it up on a length, gets a wee bit of turn, Rana dances down the track and swings, missing by a year, and Haddin does the rest. 107/7
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TossAustralia, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Shaun Tait
Match numberT20I no. 134
Hours of play (local time)19.35 start, First Session 19.35-20.55, Interval 20.55-21.15, Second Session 21.15-22.35
Match days5 February 2010 - night (20-over match)
T20I debut
Steven Smith
Steven Smith
Travis Birt
Travis Birt
Imran Farhat
Imran Farhat
Paul Reiffel
Rod Tucker
TV Umpire
Bruce Oxenford
Reserve Umpire
Tony Ward
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Ranjan Madugalle
  • 12th Men: RJ Harris (Australia) and Salman Butt (Pakistan)
  • Australia innings
  • Australia: 50 runs in 5.6 overs (36 balls), Extras 0
  • Australia: 100 runs in 14.3 overs (89 balls), Extras 2
  • Innings Break: Australia - 127/10 in 18.4 overs (DJ Hussey 40)
  • Pakistan innings
  • Pakistan: 50 runs in 7.4 overs (48 balls), Extras 2
  • Kamran Akmal: 50 off 25 balls (6 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • Pakistan: 100 runs in 14.6 overs (92 balls), Extras 4
  • Attendance: 60,054
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