Australia vs Pakistan Scorecard

World Cup 2019

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Match Ended   
307 (49.0/50)
266 (45.4/50)
Australia beat Pakistan by 41 runs
Right then! Australia move to second spot with their third win in 4 games. Pakistan stay in 7th place. Which match comes up next? It is India against New Zealand, at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. We hear that the forecast is not that great. Hopefully, we are proved wrong like the one here. Join us on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 10.30 am local (0930 GMT) for all the action from Game 18. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!
Aaron Finch admits that Pakistan certainly tested Australia. On his thought process during that carnage, Finch says that on a small ground like this, if one's execution with the ball is not proper, he will go for runs and that is what happened. Is disappointed that the Aussies could not bat out 50 overs in spite of having an extra batsman in the side and reckons that they ended up 20-30 runs short. But is happy with the 2 points. On the team selection this morning, Aaron says that it was a tough one, as when an all-rounder gets injured, it is difficult to choose a batsman or a bowler.
Sarfaraz Ahmed says that it is very disappointing given that the way Pakistan fought with the ball, they should have won it. Amongst the positives, praises Hassan Ali and Wahab Riaz' innings with the bat. On the negatives, blames his bowlers for conceding too many runs in the first 30 overs but also praises them for coming back in the next 20. Admits that his batsmen got starts but could not convert those and states that if you want to win matches, you need to play a long innings. Is ready to take on India next.
DAVID WARNER HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH FOR HIS FANTASTIC 107. Warner says, when he got out they had 70 balls to go and they were looking to bat out the 50 overs and be around 340 but adds that Pakistan bowled well and made it really hard for them. States the last game was a used wicket, it was dry and the Indian bowlers gave nothing away. Further adds here he had to adapt as there was movement early on and get on top of the back of the length deliveries. Ends by saying Wahab was very good at the end but the bowlers bowled well and it was a great game.
Who is your Man Of The Match? David Warner - for his splendid century? Mohammad Amir - for bringing Pakistan back into the game with a 5-for? Pat Cummins - for keeping Pakistan quiet throughout and picking up the crucial wickets of Imam, Fakhar and Malik? Or eventually, Wahab Riaz - for making a game out of nothing? Well, the presentation is upon us...
Now comes the second innings. Full of drama. Pakistan were cruising at 136/2 in the 26th over, but then slipped to 160/6. At that stage, it looked like game over with Australia surging to a massive win. But two critical stands - 40 for the 7th wicket and 64 for the 8th wicket - got the game very close. However, Starc's double-wicket over in the 45th sealed the deal, just like it did against West Indies.
A match which Australia should have probably won by 150 runs. Because at 223/2 and David Warner going strong, it seemed like they had 400 in sight. But his wicket led to a collapse and Mohammad Amir's 5-fer restricted the Aussies to 'just' 307.
Phew! What a humdinger. A match which both deserved to lose. In a game where the side committing fewer mistakes comes out on top, Australia have managed to get those crucial points.
45.4
W
Kane Richardson To Shaheen Afridi OUT!
OUT! RUN OUT! Brilliance by Maxwell has given Australia the last wicket. Full and on off, Afridi jams it out towards cover and it goes on one bounce to the fielder inside the ring. Sarfaraz is off for a run but then realizes that Maxwell has jumped and collected the ball with one hand over his head. The Pakistan skipper tries to return but before that the Big Show hits the bull's eye at the non-striker's end. One stump to aim at and boom... Ahmed is well short. The Australian players are ecstatic as they hug each other. AUSTRALIA WIN BY 41 RUNS!
45.3
0
Kane Richardson To Shaheen Afridi
Short and on middle, Shaheen looks to defend but it goes off the top portion towards mid off.
45.2
0
Kane Richardson To Shaheen Afridi
Full and outside off, Afridi plays inside the line and gets beaten.
45.1
0
Kane Richardson To Shaheen Afridi
On the stumps, it is kept out.
End of over 45 : 266/9
3 runs
  • 144.1
  • W44.2
  • 1 WD44.3
  • 044.3
  • W44.4
  • 044.5
  • 144.6
S. Afridi
1 (2)
S. Ahmed
40 (48)
M. Starc
9-1-43-2
44.6
1
Mitchell Starc To Shaheen Afridi
Plays out the last ball but the interesting thing here is, Sarfaraz takes a single. Full toss on the pads, SA works it through square leg and a single is taken.
44.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Shaheen Afridi
Almost! Bowls it on a length and around off, this one shapes in late. Shaheen looks to defend but gets an inside edge towards square leg.
Shaheen Afridi is the last man in. Will this last pair play a blinder to take Pakistan home?
44.4
W
Mitchell Starc To Mohammad Amir OUT!
OUT! BOWLED 'EM! Two in the over for Starc and this is probably the over which completely turns the game in Australia's favour. He goes full but ends up bowling a low full toss. Amir looks to put bat on ball but gets an inside edge which shatters the stumps behind. One wicket away now Australia, Starc have two balls to do it.
44.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Mohammad Amir
BEATEN! Quick delivery on off, it skids through. Amir looks to defend but gets beaten.
44.3
wd
Mitchell Starc To Mohammad Amir
WIDE! Goes short first up but down the leg side. Wided.
Mohammad Amir walks in at number 10, replacing Riaz. This game is not done yet. This bloke can bat too. The runs required are not that much.
44.2
W
Mitchell Starc To Wahab Riaz OUT!
OUT! Caught behind! This could probably be the game-changing review by Australia. Wahab Riaz is out of here. Wicket no. 8 down. Starc delivers when his team needed the most. Back of a length delivery and it lands on off, straightens after pitching. Wahab hangs his bat out. He seems to have missed it. Carey takes it and appeals. The umpire shakes his head. Finch comes running in from mid-wicket or cover, asks Smith but the latter is unsure. Finch waits, waits and waits and at the last moment, reviews just in time and replays show that there is something on the Ultra Edge when the ball passes the bat! The on-field call has been overturned. Australia heavy favorites again. 44 needed in 34 with 2 wickets in hand.
Drama! Australia reckon they have Riaz here. Has he nicked this one? Steve Smith at gully says he is unsure. Finch though thinks for a while and at the last moment, takes the review. Seems to be nothing there in the replays. Wait... Ultra Edge detects a spike! What a masterful review!
44.1
1
Mitchell Starc To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Well played! Clears his front leg but Starc bowls it short. Sarfaraz guides it down to third man who is very fine. So only a run.
End of over 44 : 263/7
6 runs
  • 243.1
  • 143.2
  • 143.3
  • 143.4
  • 043.5
  • 143.6
S. Ahmed
39 (47)
W. Riaz
45 (38)
K. Richardson
8-0-62-2
43.6
1
Kane Richardson To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Well played again! Guides it down to third man and takes one. 6 from the over.
43.5
0
Kane Richardson To Sarfaraz Ahmed
A dot! Short and on middle, Sarfaraz looks to pull but mistimes it to mid-wicket.
43.4
1
Kane Richardson To Wahab Riaz
Slapped but just for one! Outside off, Wahab hits it through covers and gets to the other end.
43.3
1
Kane Richardson To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Sarfaraz works it through mid-wicket and gets to the other end. Well played. He need not do anything silly at the moment.
43.2
1
Kane Richardson To Wahab Riaz
Another full toss, Wahab looks to play a cautious stroke. The ball goes off the outside edge down to third man for one.
43.1
2
Kane Richardson To Wahab Riaz
Good running and even more impressive dive in the end! A full toss to begin with by Kane. Wahab guides it past point. They take one, go for the second. The throw is a loopy one from the deep so Wahab makes in with a dive.
Kane Richardson comes back into the attack! He has a knack of picking important wickets. Australia need one here.
End of over 43 : 257/7
3 runs
  • 042.1
  • 142.2
  • 142.3
  • 042.4
  • 042.5
  • 142.6
W. Riaz
41 (35)
S. Ahmed
37 (44)
M. Starc
8-1-40-0
42.6
1
Mitchell Starc To Wahab Riaz
Starc's over comes to an end! Three runs from it. A good one for Pakistan as they did not lose a wicket. 51 needed in 42. Full and on the pads, Riaz works it towards fine leg and keeps strike.
Our thoughts - How will Australia finish their 5th bowler's quota? They still have one over left. Will Finch gamble with himself or Maxwell right in the very last over? Or will he give one right now and leave it to his main bowlers in the remaining six?
42.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Wahab Riaz
Good bumper! It is on off, Wahab hops and tries to fend at it but at the very end bails out.
42.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Wahab Riaz
Back of a length and on the stumps from around the wicket. Wahab blocks it down onto the ground.
42.3
1
Mitchell Starc To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Good length and on off, Sarfaraz guides it down to third man and takes one.
42.2
1
Mitchell Starc To Wahab Riaz
Nicely played! This is worked through square leg and gets off strike.
42.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Wahab Riaz
BEATEN! Full and angles it away from off. Wahab looks to put bat on ball but misses.
Mitchell Starc is back on! Finch has gone to his strike bowler. They need to break this stand.
End of over 42 : 254/7
10 runs
  • 141.1
  • 041.2
  • 641.3
  • 141.4
  • 141.5
  • 141.6
W. Riaz
39 (30)
S. Ahmed
36 (43)
Nathan Coulter
9-0-53-1
41.6
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile To Wahab Riaz
Played to the point region by the batsman. They pick up a single. 24 in the last two overs, 54 needed off 48 balls. Game on?
41.5
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile To Sarfaraz Ahmed
On middle and leg, Sarfaraz smartly glances it behind square leg and rotates the strike. The skipper is showing great maturity.
41.4
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile To Wahab Riaz
Back of a length ball on off, Wahab gets back and plays it in the gap in front of square leg for one.
41.3
6
Nathan Coulter-Nile To Wahab Riaz
SIX! Wahab Riaz is doing it here for Pakistan. He picks up the slower one early and slogs it handsomely over mid-wicket for a biggie. 50-run stand comes up, 250 up for Pakistan as well!
41.2
0
Nathan Coulter-Nile To Wahab Riaz
Shortish and on off, Wahab rocks back to pummel it on the leg side but it takes the lower half of his bat and goes towards covers.
41.1
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile To Sarfaraz Ahmed
On a good length outside off, Ahmed dabs it down to third man for a run.
End of over 41 : 244/7
14 runs
  • 440.1
  • 640.2
  • 140.3
  • 140.4
  • 140.5
  • 140.6
S. Ahmed
34 (41)
W. Riaz
31 (26)
G. Maxwell
7-0-58-0
40.6
1
Glenn Maxwell To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Once again smart batting by Ahmed. He eases it down to long on for one. 14 came from the over. 64 needed in the last 9.
40.5
1
Glenn Maxwell To Wahab Riaz
Straight down the ground. Not timed nicely though but a single taken.
40.4
1
Glenn Maxwell To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Ahmed smartly goes back and pushes it down to long off for one.
40.3
1
Glenn Maxwell To Wahab Riaz
Excellent stop! Saves three for his side. Riaz goes for the slog sweep. Does not hit it right off the middle. It still seems to be going to the mid-wicket fence but Coulter-Nile runs to his right, jumps, keeps both his legs in the air and pushes it back in.
40.2
6
Glenn Maxwell To Wahab Riaz
SIX! Take that says Wahab! That is right off the middle. Very full and Wahab whips it easily over the long on fence. 10 from the first two balls. Pakistan not going down without a fight.
40.1
4
Glenn Maxwell To Wahab Riaz
FOUR! Inside edge and that just goes past the off pole. So the intentions are clear. Go after the offie. Maxwell fires it outside off. Wahab swings across the line, the ball just about kisses the off pole. Goes to the fine leg fence.
Powerplay 3 to get underway now! A maximum of 5 fielders can be put outside the ring till the end. 78 needed more off the last 10 overs. Three wickets left.
End of over 40 : 230/7
2 runs
  • 139.1
  • 039.2
  • 039.3
  • 039.4
  • 039.5
  • 139.6
W. Riaz
19 (22)
S. Ahmed
32 (39)
P. Cummins
10-0-33-3
39.6
1
Pat Cummins To Wahab Riaz
A loud cheer as Riaz plays Cummins out. He works the last ball towards mid on and takes one. End of Cummins for tonight. Top spell by him again. His figures read 10-0-33-3.
39.5
0
Pat Cummins To Wahab Riaz
Good length on off, Wahab defends it out.
39.4
0
Pat Cummins To Wahab Riaz
Bangs it short and down the leg side, Wahab looks to work it on the leg side but misses. It is the slower one. Not wided. Replays confirm that it has hit the gloves on its way. Good decision.
39.3
0
Pat Cummins To Wahab Riaz
Once again, gets right behind the line and defends it onto the ground. Clever batting, knows it is Cummins' last over and he may have decided to play him out.
39.2
0
Pat Cummins To Wahab Riaz
On the stumps, Wahab gets right behind the line and keeps it out. Playing with responsibility is the pacer. Needs to hang in there with his skipper.
39.1
1
Pat Cummins To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Edgy run! Length and around off, Sarfaraz look to run it down to third man, it goes off the outside edge down towards third man for one.
End of over 39 : 228/7
11 runs
  • 138.1
  • 238.2
  • 138.3
  • 038.4
  • 138.5
  • 638.6
W. Riaz
18 (17)
S. Ahmed
31 (38)
Nathan Coulter
8-0-43-1
38.6
6
Nathan Coulter-Nile To Wahab Riaz
SIX! That has been nailed! 11 from the over. 80 needed in 66. Short and on the body, Riaz maybe was ready for it this time. He goes back and powers it over the square leg fence.
38.5
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Good running! Length and around off, SA looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads. The ball rolls beside the pitch and the batsmen take one.
38.4
0
Nathan Coulter-Nile To Sarfaraz Ahmed
On the stumps, Sarfaraz blocks it out.
38.3
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile To Wahab Riaz
Good short one and on the body of the batsman, Riaz somehow nudges it to the leg side and takes one.
38.2
2
Nathan Coulter-Nile To Wahab Riaz
Slower one and that sticks in the surface. Riaz hops and works it with soft hands towards mid-wicket. Two is the call straightaway and the batters complete it.
38.1
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Starts off with a good length ball on off, Sarfaraz guides it down to third man and takes an easy run.
Nathan Coulter-Nile is back!
End of over 38 : 217/7
3 runs
  • 037.1
  • 137.2
  • 137.3
  • 037.4
  • 137.5
  • 037.6
W. Riaz
9 (14)
S. Ahmed
29 (35)
P. Cummins
9-0-31-3
37.6
0
Pat Cummins To Wahab Riaz
Back of a length delivery outside off, Wahab moves across the stumps to play inside the line but misses.
37.5
1
Pat Cummins To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Shortish on off, pushed back to the bowler who failed to stop it in his followthrough. They stole a single as the mid off fielder attacked the ball.
37.4
0
Pat Cummins To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Nearly rolls back onto the stumps. On a length around off, Ahmed gets across to block but it takes the bottom half of his willow and rolls behind.
37.3
1
Pat Cummins To Wahab Riaz
Digs in a short ball around leg, Wahab fends it away behind square leg and crosses.
37.2
1
Pat Cummins To Sarfaraz Ahmed
The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total.
37.1
0
Pat Cummins To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Spears in a fuller length ball on off, Sarfaraz tries to play it back but it takes the inside edge and hits him onto the pads.
End of over 37 : 214/7
7 runs
  • 136.1
  • 036.2
  • 036.3
  • 436.4
  • 136.5
  • 136.6
S. Ahmed
27 (31)
W. Riaz
8 (12)
M. Starc
7-1-37-0
36.6
1
Mitchell Starc To Sarfaraz Ahmed
The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single.
36.5
1
Mitchell Starc To Wahab Riaz
Wahab has pushed it to the cover region. They pick up a single.
36.4
4
Mitchell Starc To Wahab Riaz
FOUR! Just wide of Steve Smith at wide first slip! Starc goes very full this time, around off and angling away, Riaz tries to play a booming cover drive but it takes the thick outside edge and flies past Smith's right for a boundary.
36.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Wahab Riaz
Bangs it in short around off, Wahab jumps on his back foot and defends it to the off side.
36.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Wahab Riaz
Targets the batsman's body with a sharp short ball, Wahab awkwardly keeps it out on the leg side. Should keep a short leg for this line and length.
36.1
1
Mitchell Starc To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Short in length outside off, leaving the batsman with the angle, Sarfaraz guides it down to third man and takes a single.
End of over 36 : 207/7
2 runs
  • 035.1
  • 035.2
  • 035.3
  • 135.4
  • 135.5
  • 035.6
W. Riaz
3 (8)
S. Ahmed
25 (29)
P. Cummins
8-0-28-3
35.6
0
Pat Cummins To Wahab Riaz
Back of a length ball on off, Wahab pushes it with an angled bat but straight to Maxwell at point.
35.5
1
Pat Cummins To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Width on offer outside off, Sarfaraz steers it wide of backward point for a run as the third man fielder cuts it off.
35.4
1
Pat Cummins To Wahab Riaz
A rising delivery around leg, Riaz taps it down towards square leg for a single.
35.3
0
Pat Cummins To Wahab Riaz
Connects well with his shot but fails to beat the cover-point fielder. Fuller and outside off, Wahab drives firmly but for no run.
35.2
0
Pat Cummins To Wahab Riaz
Shortish around leg, jumping onto the batsman, Wahab jumps to deal with it but misses and takes a blow near his rib cage.
35.1
0
Pat Cummins To Wahab Riaz
Full and on middle, Riaz covers the line and defends it down to mid on.
Pat Cummins returns. 7-0-26-3 so far.
End of over 35 : 205/7
5 runs
  • 134.1
  • 234.2
  • 134.3
  • 034.4
  • 134.5
  • 034.6
S. Ahmed
24 (28)
W. Riaz
2 (3)
M. Starc
6-1-30-0
34.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Full and outside off, pushed towards the off side.
34.5
1
Mitchell Starc To Wahab Riaz
A good short ball, at the body, Riaz takes his eyes off the ball and awkwardly fends it to the leg side. Luckily for him, there is no short leg and the batsmen take a single.
34.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Wahab Riaz
Around off, Riaz hops and defends solidly.
34.3
1
Mitchell Starc To Sarfaraz Ahmed
A short ball, pulled through mid-wicket for a single.
34.2
2
Mitchell Starc To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Full on middle and leg, flicked through mid-wicket for a couple.
34.1
1
Mitchell Starc To Wahab Riaz
Outside off, eased through cover for a single.
Mitchell Starc is back on. 5-1-25-0 so far.
End of over 34 : 200/7
9 runs
  • 133.1
  • 033.2
  • 433.3
  • 433.4
  • W33.5
  • 033.6
S. Ahmed
21 (25)
W. Riaz
0 (0)
K. Richardson
7-0-56-2
33.6
0
Kane Richardson To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Fullish and outside off, Ahmed drives it off his front foot to covers.
Wahab Riaz is in next.
33.5
W
Kane Richardson To Hassan Ali OUT!
OUT! Boom - Kane has the last laugh! Party over for Hassan Ali! Richardson bangs in a short ball again, it's around off and Hassan this time tries to play the cross-batted shot. But it takes the bottom half of his bat and flies down to Khawaja at fine leg. He makes no mistake and Pakistan lose their 7th wicket. End of an entertaining cameo from Ali but that's not enough.
33.4
4
Kane Richardson To Hassan Ali
FOUR! Slapped away! Richardson digs in a short ball outside off, Hassan rocks back and spanks it down to deep cover for a boundary. Rico is looking clueless. 200 up for Pakistan.
33.3
4
Kane Richardson To Hassan Ali
FOUR! This one is pure timing and placement. Full in length and outside off, Ali brings out the cover drive that will make even a top order batsman proud.
33.2
0
Kane Richardson To Hassan Ali
Play and a miss! Short and wide outside off, Hassan swings his bat at it but fails to connect.
33.1
1
Kane Richardson To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Shortish and on middle, Sarfaraz quietly drops it towards mid on and crosses for a quick run. The fielder has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses.
Drinks break. A big collapse has left Pakistan reeling here. Hassan Ali is trying to stage a comeback by playing some big shots but the task in hand is way too large. The Pakistan skipper is still out there but he will need support from the tail which is quite long. Australia have two more overs to go from their part-timers and the green team would like to target those. 117 needed off 102 balls.
End of over 33 : 191/6
9 runs
  • 032.1
  • 132.2
  • 032.3
  • 632.4
  • 132.5
  • 132.6
S. Ahmed
20 (23)
H. Ali
24 (11)
G. Maxwell
6-0-44-0
32.6
1
Glenn Maxwell To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. One run added to the total. 9 from this over!
32.5
1
Glenn Maxwell To Hassan Ali
Advances down the track to a full ball and drills his drive to long on for a run.
32.4
6
Glenn Maxwell To Hassan Ali
SIX! Hassan is connecting his big shots quite well. Maxwell drops it short on middle, Ali goes deep inside the crease and thwacks it over long on.
32.3
0
Glenn Maxwell To Hassan Ali
Flatter and shorter on middle, Hassan punches it with all his power but finds the cover fielder.
32.2
1
Glenn Maxwell To Sarfaraz Ahmed
A long hop on middle, pulled behind square leg for one.
32.1
0
Glenn Maxwell To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Jumps out of the crease to a full ball, tries to flick but misses. Good that his pads came in the way.
End of over 32 : 182/6
14 runs
  • 031.1
  • 131.2
  • 1 WD31.3
  • 031.3
  • 631.4
  • 631.5
  • 031.6
H. Ali
17 (8)
S. Ahmed
18 (20)
K. Richardson
6-0-47-1
31.6
0
Kane Richardson To Hassan Ali
Play and a miss! In the channel outside off, Hassan winds up for a big shot once more but fails to connect.
31.5
6
Kane Richardson To Hassan Ali
SIX! And again! This time Richardson alters his length to go full and delivers it on middle. Hassan clears his front leg and muscles it over wide long on for a biggie.
31.4
6
Kane Richardson To Hassan Ali
SIX! This one has gone the distance out of nowhere! Richardson digs in a short ball outside off, Hassan hooks it with all his power and clears mid-wicket with ease.
31.3
0
Kane Richardson To Hassan Ali
A back foot defense to the off side by Ali.
31.3
wd
Kane Richardson To Hassan Ali
Wide! Slips a length ball down the leg side, Hassan tries to flick but misses.
31.2
1
Kane Richardson To Sarfaraz Ahmed
The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single.
31.1
0
Kane Richardson To Sarfaraz Ahmed
A bit uppish! Good length ball on middle, Ahmed pushes it back a bit aerially but it doesn't carry back to the bowler.
End of over 31 : 168/6
8 runs
  • 1 WD30.1
  • 130.1
  • 130.2
  • 130.3
  • 030.4
  • 430.5
  • 030.6
H. Ali
5 (4)
S. Ahmed
17 (18)
G. Maxwell
5-0-35-0
30.6
0
Glenn Maxwell To Hassan Ali
Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
30.5
4
Glenn Maxwell To Hassan Ali
FOUR! Edgy! Shortish and on off, Hassan moves back to cut but it takes a thick outside edge and goes through the vacant first slip region. Warner chases it from short third man but the ball wins the race.
30.4
0
Glenn Maxwell To Hassan Ali
On middle and leg, helped on the leg side but straight to the fielder.
30.3
1
Glenn Maxwell To Sarfaraz Ahmed
The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single.
30.2
1
Glenn Maxwell To Hassan Ali
Flatter off spinner on middle, fuller in length, Hassan gets forward to defend but it takes the inner half and rolls to square leg for a run.
30.1
1
Glenn Maxwell To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Allows the ball to spin back in from outside off and then plays it square of the wicket on the off side for a single.
30.1
wd
Glenn Maxwell To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Wide! Turning down the leg side, the batsman tries flicking but misses.
Hassan Ali walks in now. This is a really lonngggggggggggggggggg tail for Pakistan. Glenn Maxwell returns too. 4-0-27-0 so far.
End of over 30 : 160/6
5 runs
  • 129.1
  • 129.2
  • 229.3
  • 029.4
  • 129.5
  • W29.6
A. Ali
5 (8)
S. Ahmed
15 (16)
K. Richardson
5-0-33-1
29.6
W
Kane Richardson To Asif Ali OUT!
OUT! Edged and taken! The wickets are coming in a procession for Australia. It is on a length outside off and Asif looks to run it down towards third man. But the delivery is a cross-seam one and that perhaps generates extra bounce. Ali is clearly surprised and ends up fending it behind. Carey completes the formalities. 136/2 at one stage, 160/6 now.
29.5
1
Kane Richardson To Sarfaraz Ahmed
On middle and off, worked through mid-wicket for one more.
29.4
0
Kane Richardson To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Landed on a length outside off, Sarfaraz looks to punch but is too close to the ball. Gets a bottom edge which is taken on the bounce by Carey.
29.3
2
Kane Richardson To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Dropped short, pulled through mid-wicket for a couple. 149 more needed from 123 balls.
29.2
1
Kane Richardson To Asif Ali
A tad short, punched behind point for a run.
29.1
1
Kane Richardson To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Outside off, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
Kane Richardson is back on. 4-0-28-0 so far.
End of over 29 : 155/5
6 runs
  • 2 WD28.1
  • 028.1
  • 128.2
  • 028.3
  • 128.4
  • 128.5
  • 128.6
S. Ahmed
11 (12)
A. Ali
4 (6)
A. Finch
2-0-13-1
28.6
1
Aaron Finch To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Quicker and on middle, Ahmed strokes it down through mid on for a single.
28.5
1
Aaron Finch To Asif Ali
Another back foot punch to a shortish ball and a run is collected from long on.
28.4
1
Aaron Finch To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Gets behind the line of the delivery and punches it down to long on for one.
28.3
0
Aaron Finch To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Quicker, flatter and shorter on middle, Ahmed goes deep inside the crease to punch but he fails to beat the fielder at covers.
28.2
1
Aaron Finch To Asif Ali
This time it's flicked away in the gap at mid-wicket for a single.
28.1
0
Aaron Finch To Asif Ali
Tucks it off his pads to the on side, looks for a run but is sent back.
28.1
wd
Aaron Finch To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Two wides! Sprays it down the leg side, Sarfaraz leaves it alone and the keeper fails to collect it. The batsmen cross.
End of over 28 : 149/5
3 runs
  • 127.1
  • 027.2
  • W27.3
  • 027.4
  • 027.5
  • 227.6
A. Ali
2 (3)
S. Ahmed
9 (9)
P. Cummins
7-0-26-3
27.6
2
Pat Cummins To Asif Ali
Fullish on off, Asif drives it past the bowler and mid on for a couple of runs.
27.5
0
Pat Cummins To Asif Ali
Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
27.4
0
Pat Cummins To Asif Ali
Good length ball on off, straightening a bit, Ali pushes at it tamely and misses.
Asif Ali is the new batsman.
27.3
W
Pat Cummins To Shoaib Malik OUT!
OUT! What an outstanding catch by Carey! You beauty, little boy! Never easy to catch off the inside edge. Cummins serves a good length ball around off and gets it to nip back into the batsman. Malik is taken aback by the movement off the surface, tries to block but it curls back in, kisses the inside edge and flies behind. Carey does well to pick it and then puts in a diving effort to his left to take a cracking one-handed catch. 11 runs, three wickets, this match has completely turned on its head.
27.2
0
Pat Cummins To Shoaib Malik
A yorker in the blockhole, Malik keeps it out at the last moment.
27.1
1
Pat Cummins To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Direct hit would have been curtains for Shoaib Malik! Tossed up ball on off, Sarfaraz pushes it from the front foot to covers and scoots to the other end. Warner attacks the ball and has a shy at the striker's end but misses as Malik dives in. Survives.
Shoaib Malik is the new batsman.
End of over 27 : 146/4
7 runs
  • 426.1
  • 026.2
  • 126.3
  • 126.4
  • 126.5
  • W26.6
M. Hafeez
46 (49)
S. Ahmed
8 (8)
A. Finch
1-0-7-1
26.6
W
Aaron Finch To Mohammad Hafeez OUT!
OUT! Caught! Off a full toss. Would you believe it? A freebie from Finch, Hafeez kneels and plays the slog sweep. But it is straight to deep mid-wicket where Mitchell Starc takes it with ease! Two wickets in two overs for Australia.
26.5
1
Aaron Finch To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Short and outside off, pulled to deep mid-wicket for a single.
26.4
1
Aaron Finch To Mohammad Hafeez
Outside off, pushed through point for one more.
26.3
1
Aaron Finch To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Works it through the leg side for a run.
26.2
0
Aaron Finch To Sarfaraz Ahmed
STUMPING CHANCE, MISSED! Carey fumbles and that gives Sarfaraz a life. Ahmed backs a long way down the leg side and Finch follows him. Sarfaraz looks to work it to the leg side but misses. His right leg is in the air but at that time, Carey fumbles and Ahmed gets back in.
26.1
4
Aaron Finch To Sarfaraz Ahmed
FOUR! Welcome into the attack! Full and around off, Sarfaraz gets down and sweeps it behind square leg for a boundary!
Aaron Finch brings himself on to bowl.
End of over 26 : 139/3
3 runs
  • W25.1
  • 125.2
  • 125.3
  • 025.4
  • 025.5
  • 125.6
S. Ahmed
2 (4)
M. Hafeez
45 (47)
P. Cummins
6-0-23-2
25.6
1
Pat Cummins To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Edged but safe! On a length and outside off, Ahmed tries to force it through the line but gets a thick outside edge. It goes just wide of the strategically placed gully for a run down to third man.
25.5
0
Pat Cummins To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Bouncer! The batsman ducks under the bouncer at the last moment.
25.4
0
Pat Cummins To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Pushed to the cover-point region by the batsman.
25.3
1
Pat Cummins To Mohammad Hafeez
Nicely done. It's on a length and outside off, Hafeez opens the face of his bat and helps it to third man for a run.
25.2
1
Pat Cummins To Sarfaraz Ahmed
Good length delivery on off, moving back in, Sarfaraz does well to work it through square leg for one. He is off the mark!
Skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed walks in at number 5, replacing Imam.
25.1
W
Pat Cummins To Imam-ul-Haq OUT!
OUT! Caught down the leg side! Half century and gone for Imam. He just stands there, takes a moment for himself and then trudges off. Another wicket off a loose delivery. It is a nothing shot to a short ball down the leg side. Imam looks to pull but only manages to glove it to the keeper behind. Carey collects and appeals jubilantly and the umpire raises his finger! The 80-run stand is broken and Pakistan now need 172 from 149 balls. On the flip side, Pakistan may not mind it too much. Imam was soaking up too many balls and the required run rate was rising.
End of over 25 : 136/2
8 runs
  • 024.1
  • 224.2
  • 124.3
  • 024.4
  • 424.5
  • 124.6
Imam
53 (74)
M. Hafeez
44 (46)
Nathan Coulter
7-0-32-1
24.6
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile To Imam-ul-Haq
Short in length and on middle, pulled behind square leg for one. 8 from the over, Pakistan going on strongly!
24.5
4
Nathan Coulter-Nile To Imam-ul-Haq
FOUR! Superb use of the footwork by Imam to bring his 6th ODI fifty! Coulter-Nile delivers it around off, Imam wears his skaters and hammers it over mid off for a boundary.
24.4
0
Nathan Coulter-Nile To Imam-ul-Haq
A touch short and on off, Imam tries to run it down but misses.
24.3
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile To Mohammad Hafeez
Width on offer outside off, Hafeez glides it to third man for one.
24.2
2
Nathan Coulter-Nile To Mohammad Hafeez
Valiant stop in the deep by Pat Cummins! Good length delivery outside off, moving away at 134 kph, Hafeez throws his bat at it and edges it past first slip to third man. It races away and so does Cummins to his left. He puts in a full length dive to keep it out.
24.1
0
Nathan Coulter-Nile To Mohammad Hafeez
A sharp bouncer around off, Hafeez pulls out at the last moment.
Our thoughts - Australia clearly seem to be struggling with their bowling options. Should they have gone in for Jason Behrendorff instead of Kane Richardson? Rico has this tendency to pick up wickets but also go for runs. On the other hand, that left-arm angle of Behrendorff would have been a surprise element for Pakistan.
End of over 24 : 128/2
2 runs
  • 023.1
  • 123.2
  • 123.3
  • 023.4
  • 023.5
  • 023.6
Imam
48 (71)
M. Hafeez
41 (43)
P. Cummins
5-0-20-1
23.6
0
Pat Cummins To Imam-ul-Haq
A cracking shot back to the bowler who does well in his followthrough to stop the ball. Tidy over again from Australia, just 2 coming from it. The stand moves to 72 and the RRR is inching closer to 7 now.
23.5
0
Pat Cummins To Imam-ul-Haq
Shortish on off, Imam solidly gets behind the line in defense.
23.4
0
Pat Cummins To Imam-ul-Haq
Beaten completely! Shortish and close to the off stump line, too close to cut but Imam still wants to play that shot. Ends up missing the ball completely. Some sound there but it maybe due to the bat hitting the back pad.
23.3
1
Pat Cummins To Mohammad Hafeez
Short again, outside off, Hafeez goes on his toes and hits it square of the wicket on the off side for one.
23.2
1
Pat Cummins To Imam-ul-Haq
Shortish around leg, Imam glances it behind square leg and rotates the strike.
23.1
0
Pat Cummins To Imam-ul-Haq
Beaten! Good length ball around off, angling away, Imam stays back to push inside the line but misses.
Pat Cummins is back on.
End of over 23 : 126/2
5 runs
  • 122.1
  • 122.2
  • 122.3
  • 022.4
  • 222.5
  • 022.6
M. Hafeez
40 (42)
Imam
47 (66)
Nathan Coulter
6-0-24-1
22.6
0
Nathan Coulter-Nile To Mohammad Hafeez
Good length ball on off, angling in, Hafeez stays back and pushes it to mid on. 19 runs in the last four overs, Australia trying to choke the flow of runs if the wickets aren't coming.
22.5
2
Nathan Coulter-Nile To Mohammad Hafeez
Driven through mid on by the batsman. Two runs added to the total.
22.4
0
Nathan Coulter-Nile To Mohammad Hafeez
Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
22.3
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile To Imam-ul-Haq
Angling away from the batsman outside off, Imam stays back and guides it to third man for a run.
22.2
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile To Mohammad Hafeez
Short delivery on off, Hafeez pulls it in front of square leg for one.
22.1
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile To Imam-ul-Haq
Fullish and on off, Imam pushes it to mid off and steals a quick run as the fielder misses his shy at the bowler's end.
End of over 22 : 121/2
6 runs
  • 121.1
  • 021.2
  • 421.3
  • 021.4
  • 121.5
  • 021.6
M. Hafeez
37 (38)
Imam
45 (64)
M. Starc
5-1-25-0
21.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Mohammad Hafeez
Bangs in a bouncer around leg, Hafeez ducks at the last moment. Not a wide for height.
21.5
1
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
Back of a length delivery outside off, at 141 kph, Imam uses the pace of the bowler and eases it down to third man for one.
21.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
Spears in a very full ball on middle at 146 kph, Imam leans forward and across before flicking it to mid-wicket.
21.3
4
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
FOUR! Put away with ease! Starc delivers a short ball around off, Imam stands tall inside the crease and slaps it past the right side of the point fielder for a boundary.
21.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
Good length ball on off, Imam gets on top of the bounce and defends it down.
21.1
1
Mitchell Starc To Mohammad Hafeez
Short in length around leg, Hafeez plays a pull shot without much intent towards deep backward square leg. They pick up a single.
End of over 21 : 115/2
5 runs
  • 120.1
  • 1 WD20.2
  • 120.2
  • 020.3
  • 020.4
  • 020.5
  • 1 WD20.6
  • 120.6
M. Hafeez
36 (36)
Imam
40 (60)
Nathan Coulter
5-0-19-1
20.6
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile To Mohammad Hafeez
Width on offer outside off, Hafeez opens the face of his bat to run it down to third man. Maxwell from backward point anticipates it, makes his move to his left but fails to stop the ball. The batsmen cross.
20.6
wd
Nathan Coulter-Nile To Mohammad Hafeez
Wide! Coulter-Nile delivers an outswinger but the line is too wide outside off. Hafeez flirts with it and misses.
20.5
0
Nathan Coulter-Nile To Mohammad Hafeez
Shortish and on off, blocked again from the back foot.
20.4
0
Nathan Coulter-Nile To Mohammad Hafeez
Good length ball on off, defended off the back foot.
20.3
0
Nathan Coulter-Nile To Mohammad Hafeez
Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
20.2
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile To Imam-ul-Haq
Works it off his pads behind square leg and collects a single. Imam wants the second run, turns for it but then slips.
20.2
wd
Nathan Coulter-Nile To Imam-ul-Haq
Wide! Sees the charge from the batsman and bowls it down the leg side. Imam tries flicking but misses. That was close to his pads but the umpire feels that it's still a wide.
20.1
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile To Mohammad Hafeez
Direct hit but safe! Good length delivery on off, Hafeez taps it down to the left of point and crosses for a quick run. Maxwell pounces onto the ball and scores a direct hit at the striker's end but Imam is safely in.
Nathan Coulter-Nile is back on.
End of over 20 : 110/2
3 runs
  • 119.1
  • 019.2
  • 119.3
  • 019.4
  • 1 WD19.5
  • 019.5
  • 019.6
Imam
39 (59)
M. Hafeez
34 (31)
M. Starc
4-1-19-0
19.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
Too full in length on middle at 144 kph, Imam brings down a straight bat and pushes it to mid on.
19.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
Bouncer this time, around leg, Imam sits underneath it at the last moment.
19.5
wd
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
Wide! Back of a length delivery angling down the leg side, Imam tries his best to get some bat onto it but misses. The crowd enjoyed that.
19.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
Pitches it up and on off, Imam drives it down to mid off. A slight misfield but no run conceded.
19.3
1
Mitchell Starc To Mohammad Hafeez
Short in length around off at 139 kph, Hafeez gets on top of the bounce as he stays back-footed and pulls it gently over mid-wicket. One run added to the total.
19.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Mohammad Hafeez
Full and straight on middle, Hafeez defends it back.
19.1
1
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
Edgy! Good length ball darted in around off, it straightened a bit probably after landing as Imam pushed inside the line. It took the outside edge and went down to third man for one.
Mitchell Starc is back on. A slip in place.
End of over 19 : 107/2
10 runs
  • 118.1
  • 118.2
  • 118.3
  • 118.4
  • 418.5
  • 1 WD18.6
  • 118.6
Imam
38 (55)
M. Hafeez
33 (29)
K. Richardson
4-0-28-0
18.6
1
Kane Richardson To Imam-ul-Haq
Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. One run added to the total. 10 from the over after the mini-break.
18.6
wd
Kane Richardson To Imam-ul-Haq
Wide! Going down the leg side, short in length, Imam tries pulling but misses. 50-run stand comes up!
18.5
4
Kane Richardson To Imam-ul-Haq
FOUR! The sweeper could have done better there. Short in length outside off, Imam crunches it off his back foot through cover-point and the ball races away. Cummins in the deep is slow off the blocks, tries his best to keep it out with a dive but fails.
18.4
1
Kane Richardson To Mohammad Hafeez
Fractionally short and on off, Hafeez gets on his toes and tickles it in front of square leg for a run.
18.3
1
Kane Richardson To Imam-ul-Haq
100 up for Pakistan and it's met with a huge cheer from the crowd! Good length ball outside off, Imam runs it down to third man for one.
18.2
1
Kane Richardson To Mohammad Hafeez
Hafeez has played it to the point region. One run added to the total.
18.1
1
Kane Richardson To Imam-ul-Haq
Shortish and on middle, Imam helps it towards square leg and takes a single.
Drinks break. Pakistan were under pressure initially after losing Fakhar cheaply but then they recovered a bit through the eye-pleasing knock of Babar. Mohammad Hafeez has changed gears at the moment and his knock has pushed Australia on the back foot. Both the batsmen are on identical scores, one a little cautious while the other showing aggressive intent. This partnership has eaten out 41 runs from the chase and the Asian team will hope that they increase their appetite and eat out more from the 211 runs left. For Australia, picking wickets is the only way out. Looks tough that they can restrict the opposition here.
End of over 18 : 97/2
14 runs
  • 217.1
  • 417.2
  • 617.3
  • 117.4
  • 117.5
  • 017.6
M. Hafeez
31 (27)
Imam
31 (51)
G. Maxwell
4-0-27-0
17.6
0
Glenn Maxwell To Mohammad Hafeez
Flighted one on middle, Hafeez plays it out from the pads to the on side. 14 from the over!
17.5
1
Glenn Maxwell To Imam-ul-Haq
Walks down the track and drives it through mid off for a run.
17.4
1
Glenn Maxwell To Mohammad Hafeez
Gently plays it off his pads to the on side and picks up a single.
17.3
6
Glenn Maxwell To Mohammad Hafeez
SIX! Dismissed! Hafeez gives the charge this time as he anticipated the bowler to fire it in. Makes handsome connection and sends it flying over long on for a biggie. The Pakistani supporters in the crowd are going mad.
17.2
4
Glenn Maxwell To Mohammad Hafeez
FOUR! Hafeez has decided to target Australia's fifth bowler. Good thinking. Full and floated on middle, Hafeez kneels down and slog sweeps it with the spin over square leg. It nearly carries all the way.
17.1
2
Glenn Maxwell To Mohammad Hafeez
A touch short in length outside off, spinning back in, Hafeez moves inside the crease and cuts it through the gap between point and cover-point. Both the fielders chase, Richardson gets there first and the batsmen complete two runs.
End of over 17 : 83/2
7 runs
  • 116.1
  • 116.2
  • 416.3
  • 016.4
  • 016.5
  • 116.6
M. Hafeez
18 (22)
Imam
30 (50)
K. Richardson
3-0-18-0
16.6
1
Kane Richardson To Mohammad Hafeez
Back of a length ball on off, Hafeez once again hits it through the line. This time it goes to the right of the point fielder and in the gap. A single to close the over.
16.5
0
Kane Richardson To Mohammad Hafeez
Shortish and on off, Hafeez strokes it from the back foot but the point fielder stretches to his left to stop the ball on one bounce.
16.4
0
Kane Richardson To Mohammad Hafeez
Good length ball on off, Hafeez offers the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
16.3
4
Kane Richardson To Mohammad Hafeez
FOUR! Beautifully played! Professor showing how it's done. A cracking cover drive off the front foot by him, he finds the gap and the rest is history.
16.2
1
Kane Richardson To Imam-ul-Haq
Drops it down with soft hands towards mid on and scampers across for another single.
16.1
1
Kane Richardson To Mohammad Hafeez
Starts with a back of a length ball on off, Hafeez gets on top of the bounce and plays it out towards mid off for a run.
Kane Richardson is back on.
End of over 16 : 76/2
2 runs
  • 015.1
  • 015.2
  • 015.3
  • 115.4
  • 015.5
  • 115.6
M. Hafeez
12 (17)
Imam
29 (49)
G. Maxwell
3-0-13-0
15.6
1
Glenn Maxwell To Mohammad Hafeez
Too full and on off, Hafeez drives it down to long off for a run. A good comeback over from Maxwell, only 2 from it.
15.5
0
Glenn Maxwell To Mohammad Hafeez
Allows the ball to spin back in from around off and then plays it down to backward point.
15.4
1
Glenn Maxwell To Imam-ul-Haq
Fuller and on off, Imam drives it through cover-point for one.
15.3
0
Glenn Maxwell To Imam-ul-Haq
Three dots now. Short and on off, Imam goes back to cut but finds the point fielder.
15.2
0
Glenn Maxwell To Imam-ul-Haq
Identical to the last delivery, this time Imam opens the face of his bat and pushes it to point.
15.1
0
Glenn Maxwell To Imam-ul-Haq
Loopy and full on off, Imam gets on the front foot and defends it to the off side.
End of over 15 : 74/2
5 runs
  • 114.1
  • 214.2
  • 014.3
  • 114.4
  • 114.5
  • 014.6
M. Hafeez
11 (15)
Imam
28 (45)
Nathan Coulter
4-0-14-1
14.6
0
Nathan Coulter-Nile To Mohammad Hafeez
Beauty! An away swinger close to off stump, Hafeez has to play the trajectory but he gets beaten for movement.
14.5
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile To Imam-ul-Haq
Too full in length outside off, Imam drives it through covers and takes one.
14.4
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile To Mohammad Hafeez
Lands it on a length outside off, shaping away, Hafeez reaches out for it and guides it down to third man for a run.
14.3
0
Nathan Coulter-Nile To Mohammad Hafeez
Chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump.
14.2
2
Nathan Coulter-Nile To Mohammad Hafeez
Short in length on off, Hafeez help-pulls it through mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
14.1
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile To Imam-ul-Haq
Drifting down the leg side, Imam tucks it down to fine leg for one.
End of over 14 : 69/2
7 runs
  • 113.1
  • 113.2
  • 013.3
  • 113.4
  • 013.5
  • 413.6
M. Hafeez
8 (11)
Imam
26 (43)
G. Maxwell
2-0-11-0
13.6
4
Glenn Maxwell To Mohammad Hafeez
FOUR! What a shot! Tossed up ball around off, Hafeez dances down the track and thumps his inside-out shot over extra cover for a glorious boundary.
13.5
0
Glenn Maxwell To Mohammad Hafeez
Shortish and outside off, Hafeez this time plays it late towards short third man. The non-striker first calls for a run but then stutters. No harm done.
13.4
1
Glenn Maxwell To Imam-ul-Haq
Direct hit but safe! Quicker one on off, short in length, Imam plays it late towards backward point and takes a sharp single. The fielder scores a direct hit but Hafeez is safely in before that.
13.3
0
Glenn Maxwell To Imam-ul-Haq
Presses forward to a full ball and pushes it out softly to cover-point.
13.2
1
Glenn Maxwell To Mohammad Hafeez
Full and floated outside off, Hafeez drives it square of the wicket on the off side for one.
13.1
1
Glenn Maxwell To Imam-ul-Haq
Turns it off his pads through square leg for one.
End of over 13 : 62/2
2 runs
  • 012.1
  • 012.2
  • 012.3
  • 112.4
  • 112.5
  • 012.6
M. Hafeez
3 (8)
Imam
24 (40)
Nathan Coulter
3-0-9-1
12.6
0
Nathan Coulter-Nile To Mohammad Hafeez
This one stays a little low outside off, Hafeez pushes at it and the ball beats his bat. Tidy over by NCN!
12.5
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile To Imam-ul-Haq
Short in length and outside off, Imam cracks it from the back foot through the gap between backward point and point for a run. The third man fielder is quite square.
12.4
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile To Mohammad Hafeez
Movement and bounce. Good length ball on off, jumping onto the batsman, Hafeez gets into a tangle and somehow keeps it out from the inner edge towards square leg. They cross after that.
12.3
0
Nathan Coulter-Nile To Mohammad Hafeez
Brings a length ball back into the batsman from outside off, Hafeez stays back in defense to the off side.
12.2
0
Nathan Coulter-Nile To Mohammad Hafeez
Play and a miss! Back of a length delivery outside off, Hafeez flashes and misses.
12.1
0
Nathan Coulter-Nile To Mohammad Hafeez
Fullish and on middle, shaping in, Hafeez covers the line and pushes it out to mid on.
End of over 12 : 60/2
4 runs
  • 111.1
  • 111.2
  • 011.3
  • 011.4
  • 111.5
  • 111.6
M. Hafeez
2 (3)
Imam
23 (39)
G. Maxwell
1-0-4-0
11.6
1
Glenn Maxwell To Mohammad Hafeez
Drags his length short on off, Hafeez pulls it behind square leg for one.
11.5
1
Glenn Maxwell To Imam-ul-Haq
Presses forward to a full ball and pushes it defensively through covers for one.
11.4
0
Glenn Maxwell To Imam-ul-Haq
Stretches out for a delivery outside off and pushes it to point.
11.3
0
Glenn Maxwell To Imam-ul-Haq
Loopy and full on off, Imam drives it a bit uppishly but it goes safely to covers.
11.2
1
Glenn Maxwell To Mohammad Hafeez
Floated and full on middle, Hafeez flicks it with the spin through square leg for a single.
11.1
1
Glenn Maxwell To Imam-ul-Haq
Flatter and shorter outside off, Imam runs it down towards short third man where the fielder makes a diving stop. Cannot prevent the single though.
Glenn Maxwell is on.
End of over 11 : 56/2
5 runs
  • 110.1
  • 010.2
  • 410.3
  • 010.4
  • W10.5
  • 010.6
M. Hafeez
0 (1)
Imam
21 (35)
Nathan Coulter
2-0-7-1
10.6
0
Nathan Coulter-Nile To Mohammad Hafeez
Defended off the back foot by the batsman. End of a successful over for Australia!
Mohammad Hafeez is the number 4 batsman. Was the Man of The Match in the previous game.
10.5
W
Nathan Coulter-Nile To Babar Azam OUT!
OUT! Babar Azam is Coulter-Nile's 50th ODI wicket. Massive breakthrough for Australia. A short delivery has done the trick here. Rising onto the batsman who takes the chance by wheeling a pull shot. But Babar fails to control it and the ball flies off the top edge to fine leg. Second catch for Kane Richardson and Pakistan have lost their premier batsman. 252 needed off 235 balls.
10.4
0
Nathan Coulter-Nile To Babar Azam
Lets the ball go outside his off stump.
10.3
4
Nathan Coulter-Nile To Babar Azam
FOUR! Gorgeous! Coulter-Nile goes full and on middle, Babar covers the line well and caresses it straight down the ground for a boundary. You just cannot take your eyes off from this batsman. Class!
10.2
0
Nathan Coulter-Nile To Babar Azam
The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through.
10.1
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile To Imam-ul-Haq
Fuller length ball on off, it's bunted down to mid off for a run. 50-run stand comes up!
Powerplay 2 begins! 4 fielders allowed outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over. Will Finch make those changes though? Australia will want more and more wickets.
End of over 10 : 51/1
5 runs
  • 09.1
  • 09.2
  • 19.3
  • 09.4
  • 09.5
  • 49.6
B. Azam
26 (24)
Imam
20 (34)
K. Richardson
2-0-11-0
9.6
4
Kane Richardson To Babar Azam
FOUR! 50 up for Pakistan! Wrong line from Kane Richardson. It's sliding down the leg side and Babar just helps it on its way to the fine leg fence. Once again an over where at least one boundary has come. Australia were 56/0 at this stage, quite close at the moment!
9.5
0
Kane Richardson To Babar Azam
Stays on the back foot and blocks it safely.
9.4
0
Kane Richardson To Babar Azam
Nearly drags it on! Excellent delivery from Richardson. Switches back to over the wicket for the right-hander and once again gets some extra bounce from the surface. It's around off and Babar shapes up to run it down to third man. But the bounce gets big on him and he ends up inside edging it onto the pads. The ball then rolls wide of the stumps.
9.3
1
Kane Richardson To Imam-ul-Haq
Aerial but safe! Identical to the last delivery, once again Imam pushes inside the line and gets it away off the outer half of his bat to third man. A single is taken.
9.2
0
Kane Richardson To Imam-ul-Haq
Beautiful delivery! Lavish movement and bounce for Kane! Shortish and around off, straightening after pitching, Imam tries to deal with it from the back foot but gets beaten.
9.1
0
Kane Richardson To Imam-ul-Haq
Richardson runs in from 'round the wicket and angles in a good length ball on middle, Imam stays back-footed in defense.
End of over 9 : 46/1
6 runs
  • 18.1
  • 4 LB8.2
  • 08.3
  • 08.4
  • 08.5
  • 18.6
Imam
19 (31)
B. Azam
22 (21)
Nathan Coulter
1-0-2-0
8.6
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile To Imam-ul-Haq
Good length ball outside off, some extra bounce too, Imam does well to guide it down to third man for one.
8.5
0
Nathan Coulter-Nile To Imam-ul-Haq
Too full in length on off, Imam plays a punch on drive past the diving bowler to mid on.
8.4
0
Nathan Coulter-Nile To Imam-ul-Haq
Back of a length ball on off, defended yet again off the back foot by Imam.
8.3
0
Nathan Coulter-Nile To Imam-ul-Haq
The batsman defends it from within the crease.
8.2
lb
Nathan Coulter-Nile To Imam-ul-Haq
Four leg byes! Drifting down the leg side, Imam tries his best to glance but misses. It takes his thigh pad and speeds fine down the leg side for a boundary.
8.1
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile To Babar Azam
Good length ball on off, Azam is squared up a bit in his defense and the outside edge runs down to third man for a run.
Nathan Coulter-Nile into the attack now. Is on 49 ODI wickets.
End of over 8 : 40/1
6 runs
  • 07.1
  • 17.2
  • 47.3
  • 07.4
  • 17.5
  • 07.6
Imam
18 (26)
B. Azam
21 (20)
K. Richardson
1-0-6-0
7.6
0
Kane Richardson To Imam-ul-Haq
Shortish and outside off, slower in pace probably, Imam tries to pull but bails out at the last moment.
7.5
1
Kane Richardson To Babar Azam
Short in length on middle, Babar pulls it from the middle of the bat but straight to the deep square leg fielder for a single.
7.4
0
Kane Richardson To Babar Azam
Offers the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
7.3
4
Kane Richardson To Babar Azam
FOUR! Richardson is not bowling to his field at the moment. Back of a length delivery angling down the leg side, Babar gets on his toes and tickles it fine down the leg side for a boundary.
7.2
1
Kane Richardson To Imam-ul-Haq
This time the line is straight for some reason known only to Kane. Imam easily works it behind square leg to rotate the strike. Finally a single after the fourth ball of this chase.
7.1
0
Kane Richardson To Imam-ul-Haq
Edged but safe! Full in length and outside off, Imam is lured into the drive but gets a thick outside edge behind to third slip. It falls in front of Smith.
Bowling change. Kane Richardson replaces Mitchell Starc into the attack.
End of over 7 : 34/1
4 runs
  • 06.1
  • 46.2
  • 06.3
  • 06.4
  • 06.5
  • 06.6
B. Azam
16 (17)
Imam
17 (23)
P. Cummins
4-0-18-1
6.6
0
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
Gets behind the line of the delivery and pushes it out to mid on. Just a single boundary this time from the over.
6.5
0
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
Lands it on a length around off, angling in at 142 kph, Babar blocks.
6.4
0
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
A length ball on off, Azam stays back footed and keeps it out to point.
6.3
0
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
6.2
4
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
FOUR! Elegance personified! Cummins pitches it up and outside off, Babar presses forward and stylishly drives it through the gap between mid off and extra cover. Not a single muscle moved in the field. Sit back and enjoy this extraordinary talent from Pakistan. So easy to the eyes.
6.1
0
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
Good length ball on off, angling in, Babar defends it carefully from the crease.
End of over 6 : 30/1
12 runs
  • 05.1
  • 05.2
  • 45.3
  • 45.4
  • 05.5
  • 45.6
Imam
17 (23)
B. Azam
12 (11)
M. Starc
3-1-16-0
5.6
4
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
FOUR! Poor line and this one deserved to be put away. A good length ball sliding down the leg side, Imam picks it up off his pads and neatly deflects it down to fine leg for a boundary. Two boundaries in the last over, three in this one. Pakistan dealing only in fours at the moment.
5.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump.
5.4
4
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
FOUR! This was coming... this was coming... Starc spears in a very full ball on middle at 149 kph, Imam does extremely well there to anticipate it and not only he gets bat on ball but he also puts it away through mid-wicket. Great battle, this!
5.3
4
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
EDGY FOUR! A 144 kph short delivery, Imam turns inside the crease to fetch it from outside off but gets a thick outside edge which flies over the slip cordon for a boundary.
5.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
Beaten! Back of a length delivery outside off, holding its line, Imam stays back to feel for it but fails to connect.
5.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
Around off on a length, Imam jumps and defends it from the crease.
End of over 5 : 18/1
8 runs
  • 44.1
  • 04.2
  • 04.3
  • 04.4
  • 04.5
  • 44.6
B. Azam
12 (11)
Imam
5 (17)
P. Cummins
3-0-14-1
4.6
4
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
FOUR! Crunched! Babar showing his class. Once again he leans into his shot and creams a length ball through covers for a boundary. Two fours from the over!
4.5
0
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
The batsman defends it from within the crease.
4.4
0
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
Fuller and on off, Azam defends it off his front foot again.
4.3
0
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
Angles in a length ball on off, Azam is slightly forward in defense.
4.2
0
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
Good length ball close to off, Babar is on the back foot in defense.
4.1
4
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
FOUR! Silky! With three slips in place, Australia have kept the cover region vacant to encourage Babar to play through that area. Azam takes on the challenge and gloriously puts a length ball through the off side for a boundary. Cummins won't mind that much.
End of over 4 : 10/1
4 runs
  • 03.1
  • 03.2
  • 43.3
  • 03.4
  • 03.5
  • 03.6
Imam
5 (17)
B. Azam
4 (5)
M. Starc
2-1-4-0
3.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
Fullish and on middle, Imam gets behind the line and pushes it out to mid on.
3.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
On a length around middle, Imam goes on his toes and plays it down to mid on.
3.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
Starc replies with a 91 mph yorker on middle, credit to the batsman for digging it out at the last moment.
3.3
4
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
FOUR! Fighting fire with fire! Starc bangs in a 141 kph short delivery on off, Imam shows the courage to pull it off his front foot. He connects superbly and sends it flying in front of square leg for a boundary.
3.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
Another delivery angling into the batsman from around off, Imam turns it on the leg side but finds the square leg fielder.
3.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
Good length ball on off, angling in, Imam defends it from the crease.
End of over 3 : 6/1
4 runs
  • W2.1
  • 02.2
  • 02.3
  • 02.4
  • 42.5
  • 02.6
B. Azam
4 (5)
Imam
1 (11)
P. Cummins
2-0-6-1
2.6
0
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
Azam has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
2.5
4
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
FOUR! If there is a scoring opportunity, Babar will take it. Cummins offers a bit of room outside off, Babar latches onto it and smashes it aerially over cover-point.
2.4
0
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
Solidly gets behind the line of the delivery and blocks it well from the back foot.
2.3
0
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
Good line from Cummins. Serves a length ball close to off stump, Azam watches it closely before shouldering his arms.
2.2
0
Pat Cummins To Babar Azam
Around off on a length, Babar remains on the back foot in defense.
Babar Azam is the new batsman. Australia on the attack. They have a short leg in place.
2.1
W
Pat Cummins To Fakhar Zaman OUT!
OUT! Cummins strikes to remove the danger man! Cummins offers width outside off, Fakhar spots the chance to free his arms, throws his bat at it but it takes the outside half and flies down to third man. Kane Richardson in the deep moves across to his right and takes the catch safely. Early success for the Aussie and it's a big one too. Pat is all smiles and high-fives all around.
End of over 2 : 2/0
0 runs
  • 01.1
  • 01.2
  • 01.3
  • 01.4
  • 01.5
  • 01.6
Imam
1 (11)
F. Zaman
0 (2)
M. Starc
1-1-0-0
1.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
Stifled appeal for a catch by Carey! Beautiful delivery by Starc, he spears it full and around off and gets it to straighten just a shade. Imam tries playing straight but is beaten.
1.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
Play and a miss! Back of a length delivery outside off, Imam stays back to punch it through covers but the ball climbs up and beats the outside edge.
1.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
Straighter delivery, Imam plays it with gentle hands towards mid-wicket and his partner eyes a run. Is sent back.
1.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
Outswinger outside off, on a length, Imam keeps playing inside the line of the ball and is beaten.
1.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
This one is darted on a length around middle and leg, Imam works it off his pads but fails to find the gap.
1.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Imam-ul-Haq
Starts with a length delivery in the channel outside off, good pace, at 141 kph, Imam keeps his bat inside the line and allows it through to the keeper.
Mitchell Starc to bowl with the second new ball. Three slips in place for him as well.
End of over 1 : 2/0
2 runs
  • 1 NB0.1
  • 00.1
  • 00.2
  • 00.3
  • 10.4
  • 00.5
  • 00.6
F. Zaman
0 (2)
Imam
1 (5)
P. Cummins
1-0-2-0
0.6
0
Pat Cummins To Fakhar Zaman
A lovely end to the over! Cummins completely squares Zaman up. He lands it around middle and off, gets this one to jag away. Zaman is opened up in his defense and the ball whizzes past the outside edge. So a good first over by Cummins comes to an end.
0.5
0
Pat Cummins To Fakhar Zaman
Good length and outside off, exactly where you should be bowling to Zaman. He shoulders arms to it.
0.4
1
Pat Cummins To Imam-ul-Haq
Imam-ul-Haq and Pakistan are off the mark. On the pads, Imam works it fine on the leg side for one.
0.3
0
Pat Cummins To Imam-ul-Haq
On the middle pole, Imam pushes it to mid on.
0.2
0
Pat Cummins To Imam-ul-Haq
BEATEN! Well bowled! Lands this on off and angles this away from the batter. Imam looks to defend inside the line but gets beaten.
0.1
0
Pat Cummins To Imam-ul-Haq
Nothing off the Free Hit! Good pacey short one outside off. Imam looks to pull but is done in for pace.
A Free Hit coming up!
0.1
nb
Pat Cummins To Imam-ul-Haq
Cummins begins with a NO BALL! A freebie for Imam to get off the mark. What better could you have asked for? The ball though is a good one, on a length and around off, Imam keeps it out. The replays show that it was a tight call.
We are back for the chase! The Pakistan openers, Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq, walk out to the middle. Imam will take strike and he will be facing Pat Cummins who has the first new ball in hand. Here we go...
Match Detail
  • Series World Cup 2019
  • Venue The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton
  • Weather Overcast
  • Toss Pakistan won the toss and elected to field
  • Result Australia beat Pakistan by 41 runs
  • Man of the match David Warner
  • Umpire Nigel Llong (ENG), Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SL) and Ian Gould (ENG)
  • Referee Andy Pycroft (ZIM)
Match Notes
  • Australia 51/0 in 9.1 overs
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 51 off 55 balls between A Finch (22) and D Warner (26)
  • Power play 1 (1-10): Australia 56/0
  • A Finch dropped on 26 by A Ali in 12.4 overs
  • Referral 1 (14.1 ovs): PAK against A Finch (LBW) Unsuccessful (AUS: 1, PAK: 1) (Retained)
  • A Finch dropped on 44 by S Ahmed in 16.2 overs
  • Australia 100/0 in 16.4 overs
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 100 off 100 balls between A Finch (52) and D Warner (38)
  • A Finch 23rd ODI fifty: 52 runs in 63 balls (6x4) (1x6)
  • Drinks: Australia 107/0 in 17.0 overs
  • D Warner ODI fifty: 50 runs in 51 balls (5x4) (0x6)
  • Australia 153/1 in 23.1 overs
  • Referral 2 (24.4 ovs): PAK against D Warner (LBW) Unsuccessful (AUS: 1, PAK: 0)
  • Australia 201/2 in 31.4 overs
  • Drinks: Australia 218/2 in 33.0 overs
  • D Warner 15th ODI hundred: 101 runs in 102 balls (11x4) (1x6)
  • D Warner dropped on 104 by A Ali in 36.1 overs
  • Australia 250/4 in 39.3 overs
  • Power play 2 (11-40): Australia 256/4 (200 runs, 4 wickets)
  • Australia 300/7 in 47.0 overs
  • Referral 3 (48.2 ovs): A Carey against PAK (LBW) Unsuccessful (AUS: 0, PAK: 0)
  • Australia 304/9: A Carey lbw b Mohammad Amir 20(21)
  • Innings Break: Australia 307/10 in 50.0 overs
  • Pakistan 51/1 in 10.0 overs
  • Power play 1 (1-10): Pakistan 51/1
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 50 off 48 balls between Imam-ul-Haq (20) and B Azam (26)
  • Drink: Pakistan 97/2 in 18.0 overs
  • Pakistan 100/2 in 18.3 overs
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 50 off 49 balls between Imam-ul-Haq (17) and M Hafeez (33)
  • Imam-ul-Haq 6th ODI fifty: 52 runs in 73 balls (7x4) (0x6)
  • Pakistan 151/5 in 28.0 overs
  • Drink: Pakistan 191/6 in 33.0 overs
  • Pakistan 200/6 in 33.4 overs
  • Power play 2 (11-40): Pakistan 230/7 (179 runs, 6 wickets)
  • Pakistan 251/7 in 41.3 overs
  • 8th wkt Partnership: 50 off 46 balls between S Ahmed (14) and W Riaz (37)
  • Referral 1 (44.2 ovs): AUS against W Riaz (Caught) Successful (AUS: 1, PAK: 1)
  • Pakistan 265/8: W Riaz c A Carey b M Starc (45)
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Stats
Player Teams Runs Avg.
Rohit Sharma IND 648 81.00
David Warner AUS 647 71.88
Shakib Al Hasan BAN 606 86.57
Kane Williamson NZ 578 82.57
Joe Root ENG 556 61.77
Player Teams Wickets Eco.
Mitchell Starc AUS 27 5.43
Lockie Ferguson NZ 21 4.88
Jofra Archer ENG 20 4.57
Mustafizur Rahman BAN 20 6.70
Jasprit Bumrah IND 18 4.41

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