RESULT
5th match, Harare, July 05, 2018, ZIM T20 Tri Series
(20 ov, T:195) 149/7

Pakistan won by 45 runs

Player Of The Match
73 (42)
fakhar-zaman
Match centre 
Scores: M Venkat Raghav
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Comms: Shashank Kishore
Scorecard summary
Pakistan 194/7(20 overs)
Asif Ali *37 (18)
Andrew Tye3/35 (4)
Australia 149/7(20 overs)
end of over 2010 runs
AUS: 149/7CRR: 7.45 
Alex Carey37 (24)
Andrew Tye12 (8)
Faheem Ashraf 4-0-30-1
Shaheen Shah Afridi 4-0-37-3

Thanks for joining us. Hope to see you tomorrow for Zimbabwe-Australia. Until then, this is Shashank Kishore saying goodbye.

Sarfraz Ahmed: Credit to Fakhar. He was superb. Today's surface wasn't the easiest. Asif Ali and Shoaib Malik did a job for us too. Afridi has been part of the last two-three series, so we wanted to give him an opportunity. Glad he did well."

Fakhar Zaman is the Player of the Match for his 42-ball 73

Aaron Finch: We didn't get going all day, long way off with the ball and on the field, couldn't then get any partnerships with the bat. This was a 170 wicket, we let them get away, our fielding was sloppy as well. They stuck to basic plans and did well. You'd like to keep winning, couldn't but have a short turnaround time.

1.20pm Having beaten Pakistan comfortably in their first meeting, the Australians put in an unfocused performance, dropping far too short with the new ball after Finch sent Sarfraz Ahmed's side in to bat to allow Fakhar Zaman to fire off a succession of pull shots on his way to the highest score of the match. They then lost a series of early wickets to the late moving ball in the hands of Faheem Ashraf and the 18-year-old left-armer Shaheen Afridi.

D'arcy Short struggled upfront, denying them any momentum. Glenn Maxwell's woeful run of form meant there was just too much pressure on the lower order. Carey did his reputation no harm, but in the end, just not enough fuel in the tank. Faheem was excellent with the new ball, while Shadab and Usman manned the middle overs expertly.

Australia could've moved up to No. 1 in the T20I rankings had they chased this down, but they weren't let off the blocks by a very disciplined Pakistan attack that has now taken momentum with them into the final. What do Australia do? Make changes against Zimbabwe tomorrow or stick to their best XI, which clearly lacked the spark today, and try and win it comprehensively? Having completed their league engagements, Pakistan can enjoy the cold and relax for a couple of days in preparation for the grand finale

Misbah Uddin : "Comprehensive win after big defeat, well done Pakistan "

19.6
1
Faheem to Carey, 1 run

makes room and squeezes the drive to mid-off

19.5
Faheem to Carey, no run

chops this cut, on the bounce to the keeper.

19.4
2
Faheem to Carey, 2 runs

squeezes out this yorker to long-on

19.3
1
Faheem to Tye, 1 run

off a thick inside edge to this hoick, down to deep midwicket

19.2
6
Faheem to Tye, SIX runs

muscled over cow corner. Banged in short, he got into position quickly and pulled him imperiously

19.1
Faheem to Tye, no run

full and angling down, flicks pad on the way to the keeper

end of over 197 runs
AUS: 139/7CRR: 7.31 RRR: 56.00
Andrew Tye5 (5)
Alex Carey34 (21)
Shaheen Shah Afridi 4-0-37-3
Mohammad Amir 4-0-25-1
18.6
1
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Tye, 1 run

swirler, went a mile in the air. Sarfraz was circling under it but couldn't get a glove on it. This was a very very tough chance against the grey skies. He looked to hoick this behind square, the ball went off the top edge.

Aussie: "Short needs to be replaced by Carey as opener , he is chewing up to many balls and not producing enough boundaries . He looks so shaky in the first few overs , time to let him go the Langer way as far as LOIs are concerned"

18.5
1
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Carey, 1 run

slower length ball, he looks to force this through cover, but the ball rolls back past the bowler off an inside edge

18.4
1
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Tye, 1 run

full toss on middle, he looks to swing this over long-on but doesn't get enough bat on it, rolls to the fielder instead

18.3
1
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Carey, 1 run

pulled in front of square, straight to deep midwicket

18.2
1lb
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Tye, 1 leg bye

looks to hoick this over square leg, played too early, ball deflects off the thigh pad into the leg side

18.1
2
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Tye, 2 runs

whips this full toss into the vacant spaces at deep midwicket

end of over 185 runs • 1 wicket
AUS: 132/7CRR: 7.33 RRR: 31.50
Andrew Tye1 (1)
Alex Carey32 (19)
Mohammad Amir 4-0-25-1
Usman Shinwari 4-0-26-1
17.6
1
Amir to Tye, 1 run

squeezes out this full delivery, down to long-on to get off the mark

17.5
W
Amir to Agar, OUT

walks across to expose middle and leg, the yorker tails in exactly there to beat the swing and crash into the stumps. That's an Amir special!

Ashton Agar b Mohammad Amir 11 (8b 0x4 1x6) SR: 137.5
17.4
1
Amir to Carey, 1 run

looks to scoop. but cops a blow on the body off the toe-end, nothing serious. He scampers across for a run

17.3
Amir to Carey, no run

swing and a miss. Down on one knee to loft this over cover, beaten for pace

17.2
2
Amir to Carey, 2 runs

works this off a thick inside edge, into the gap at deep midwicket

17.1
1
Amir to Agar, 1 run

driven hard, but can't pick the gap. Straight to sweeper cover

end of over 1711 runs
AUS: 127/6CRR: 7.47 RRR: 22.66
Ashton Agar10 (6)
Alex Carey29 (16)
Usman Shinwari 4-0-26-1
Mohammad Amir 3-0-20-0
16.6
1
Usman Shinwari to Agar, 1 run

makes room and lofts this inside out to deep point on the bounce.

16.5
1
Usman Shinwari to Carey, 1 run

inside edges a full delivery that he wants to hit back straight to long-on

Best performances - batters
Fakhar Zaman
Fakhar Zaman PAK
73 runs (42)
9 fours3 sixes
Control
64%
Productive shot
slog shot
19 runs
1 four2 sixes
04524231007
Asif Ali
Asif Ali PAK
37 runs (18)
3 fours2 sixes
Control
72%
Productive shot
on drive
13 runs
0 four1 six
080943130
Best performances - bowlers
AJ Tye
AJ Tye AUS
O
4
M
0
R
35
W
3
ECO
8.75
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Shaheen Shah Afridi
Shaheen Shah Afridi PAK
O
4
M
0
R
37
W
3
ECO
9.25
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Harare Sports Club
TossAustralia, elected to field first
Series
Season2018
Player Of The Match
Pakistan
Fakhar Zaman
Match numberT20I no. 686
Match days05 July 2018 - day (20-over match)
Umpires
Zimbabwe
Langton Rusere
Zimbabwe
Russell Tiffin
TV Umpire
Zimbabwe
Jeremiah Matibiri
Reserve Umpire
Zimbabwe
Iknow Chabi
Match Referee
New Zealand
Jeff Crowe
PointsPakistan 4, Australia 0
Australia Innings
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ZIM T20 Tri Series
TEAMMWLPTNRR
AUS431121.809
PAK431120.707
ZIM4040-2.340