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Pakistan vs Australia, 1st ODI Commentary, Live Updates

PAK vs AUS, 2022 - ODI Live Commentary

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Match Ended   
225 (45.2/50)
313/7 (50.0/50)
Australia beat Pakistan by 88 runs
That's a wrap to this game. It will be a quick turnaround for the next ODI, after a break of just one day. On Thursday, 31st March 2022, these two teams will collide again in Lahore at 3.30 pm IST (10 am GMT). You can tune in early for the build-up. Until then, it's goodbye and cheers!
Aaron Finch, the victorious skipper, says that they were looking to score somewhere around 300 and eventually they got it in the end. Adds that Travis Head got off to a flier and that helped them. Tells that Pakistan bowled well in the middle overs and at the backend as well. Feels that it was very hard to bowl with the wet ball but the bowlers managed it really well. Says that the batters who are set need to ensure that they cash in and score big.
Babar Azam, the captain of Pakistan, says that they conceded too many runs at the start and although they made a comeback, they ended up giving a few runs extra. He considers his wicket as the turning point and says that when you lose back-to-back wickets in a chase, it becomes tough. Mentions that they gave opportunities to Mohammad Wasim and Zahid Mahmood and they did a reasonable job, although the execution of plans with the ball could have been better. Tells that they will sit down and discuss their mistakes and hopes that they don't repeat the same.
Travis Head (101 off 72 balls, 2 for 35) is the unanimous choice for the Player of the Match. Says that he wanted to make full use of his opportunity while batting at the top and he is glad that it came off. Adds that they were aware of the dew and hence, they wanted to get as many runs as possible. Mentions that he has been working hard on his bowling and it feels nice to get some wickets.
Umpire Aleem Dar, who has officiated in over 500 international games now, is presented with a special memento. He accepts it with a smile on his face.
Stay tuned for the presentation...
Adam Zampa (10-0-38-4) says that the batters set the game nicely for them. Adds that there was a bit of dew but they bowled well. Tells that they do a lot of research on the opposition and he is glad that his plan worked in this game. Mentions that the ball was coming onto the bat nicely but there was also some spin on offer. Applauds Travis Head by saying that he is very happy for Head and it was a match-winning knock from the southpaw.
It's a great match for Adam Zampa. The leggie bowled with great control and guile, mixing his lengths and pace judiciously and picked up four wickets in the match. His partner Mitchell Swepson also contributed two wickets and another man who picked up two wickets was Travis Head who didn't put a single step wrong on the field. Here is Adam Zampa giving a quick interview...
Australia's bowling was as professional as their batting, one can say. They maintained good pressure in Powerplay 1 and even when Babar and Imam were amidst a partnership, the Aussies hung in there, looking to dry out the runs and create opportunities. Mitchell Swepson's maiden ODI wicket was of Babar Azam and that opened one end for the touring team. The wickets started to tumble at regular intervals and Imam kept losing partners. The required rate started to mount pressure and then there was a brief period when Imam upped his strike rate and found a few boundaries. However, soon after completing his hundred, he was cleaned up by Nathan Ellis, yet another debutant and that was that for Pakistan.
When Australia were batting, at one stage, a score around 350 looked certain. But they lost the plot after the 30th over, and everyone thought that they left a few runs out there in the field. A target of 314 though was always going to be challenging on any surface and in any conditions as you always have to bat by keeping the required rate in mind. Losing Fakhar Zaman early was a big setback for Pakistan but the stand between Imam-ul-Haq and Babar Azam kept their chances afloat with a 96-run stand.
A commanding victory for Australia and they have taken an early lead in the ODI series along with crucial 10 points for the ICC World Cup Super League. It was a neat and perfect performance from a new-look Australian unit, short on experience but not on quality. Almost all the players, who don't get opportunities in the first-choice team, approached this game with open arms and displayed the depth of the squad. Travis Head's scintillating hundred set the tone, Ben McDermott navigated the middle phase with his refreshing approach and then Cameron Green provided the late flourish. Australia will be immensely pleased and satisfied with the work of the batting group.
End Of The Over 45.2 : 225/10
0 Runs
  • 045.1
  • W45.2
H. Rauf
7 (17)
Z. Mahmood
0 (3)
M. Swepson
8.2-0-53-2
45.2
W
Mitchell Swepson To Haris Rauf OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! That is it! The debutant, Mitchell Swepson gets the last wicket and Pakistan are bowled out for 225! A loopy full toss, on middle. Rauf comes down the track and looks to clear long on. He does not time it well though and the ball goes high in the air. Cameron Green is there in the deep and takes a simple catch without moving an inch. Australia win by 88 runs!
45.1
0
Mitchell Swepson To Haris Rauf
Play and a miss! Tossed up, outside off. Haris Rauf looks to slog-sweep but he fails to make any connection.
End Of The Over 45 : 225/9
6 Runs
  • 044.1
  • 444.2
  • 1 NB44.3
  • 044.3
  • 144.4
  • 044.5
  • 044.6
Z. Mahmood
0 (3)
H. Rauf
7 (15)
N. Ellis
8-0-36-1
44.6
0
Nathan Ellis To Zahid Mahmood
A slower ball, on a length, around off. Zahid Mahmood dabs it onto the deck.
44.5
0
Nathan Ellis To Zahid Mahmood
Short of a length, around off. Zahid Mahmood keeps it out.
44.4
1
Nathan Ellis To Haris Rauf
Shorter in length, outside off. Haris Rauf throws his bat at it. It goes off the outer half towards deep cover for one run.
44.3
0
Nathan Ellis To Haris Rauf
Ellis hits the deck hard, around off. Haris Rauf looks to heave it away but it goes off the top edge and lands safely wide of the mid off fielder.
44.3
nb
Nathan Ellis To Haris Rauf
No ball! A beamer, way down leg. Rauf does not offer any shot to it. The umpire calls it no ball for height. Free Hit to follow.
44.2
4
Nathan Ellis To Haris Rauf
FOUR! WHACKED! That is a shot and a half from Rauf! On a length, around middle. Rauf sits back and smashes it back past the bowler through mid on and it races away to the fence.
44.1
0
Nathan Ellis To Haris Rauf
Back of a length, around off. Rauf covers the line of the ball and blocks it.
End Of The Over 44 : 219/9
2 Runs
  • 043.1
  • W43.2
  • 043.3
  • 043.4
  • 143.5
  • 1 WD43.6
  • 043.6
Z. Mahmood
0 (1)
H. Rauf
2 (10)
A. Zampa
10-0-38-4
43.6
0
Adam Zampa To Zahid Mahmood
A yorker, around off. Zahid Mahmood digs it out.
43.6
wd
Adam Zampa To Zahid Mahmood
Wide! This is a wayward ball, down leg. Mahmood misses his flick. Wided!
43.5
1
Adam Zampa To Haris Rauf
Full and outside off. Rauf drills it to long off for a run.
43.4
0
Adam Zampa To Haris Rauf
Tossed up, on off. Haris Rauf looks to sweep but he gets a thick inside edge onto his pad.
43.3
0
Adam Zampa To Haris Rauf
Around off. Blocked out.
Zahid Mahmood is the number 11 batter.
43.2
W
Adam Zampa To Khushdil Shah OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Khushdil Shah tries to go big but ends up hitting high in the air, without any distance. This a googly, on a fuller length, outside off and turning away late. Khushdil Shah kneels and looks for a slog-sweep. It takes the top edge and goes high in the night sky towards the short cover region. Alex Carey calls for it from behind the sticks, runs there and pouches it safely. Australia are just 1 wicket away from a win now.
43.1
0
Adam Zampa To Khushdil Shah
Tosses it up, outside off. Khushdil Shah drags it to long off for a single.
End Of The Over 43 : 217/8
4 Runs
  • 142.1
  • 042.2
  • 1 WD42.3
  • 142.3
  • 142.4
  • 042.5
  • 042.6
H. Rauf
1 (7)
K. Shah
19 (20)
N. Ellis
7-0-30-1
42.6
0
Nathan Ellis To Haris Rauf
Around off, on a length, Haris Rauf defends it from the back foot.
42.5
0
Nathan Ellis To Haris Rauf
A yorker around leg, angling down, Rauf fails to keep it out and is hit on the back leg. The bowler appeals for an lbw but that's missing leg. In fact, the impact is also outside.
42.4
1
Nathan Ellis To Khushdil Shah
Short and on off, Shah punches it from the back foot to deep cover for a single.
42.3
1
Nathan Ellis To Haris Rauf
Slower one, on a length and around leg, it's eased behind square leg for a run.
42.3
wd
Nathan Ellis To Haris Rauf
Wide! Fuller and angling down the leg side, Haris tries to flick but misses.
42.2
0
Nathan Ellis To Haris Rauf
Sharp delivery at 136 clicks, on a length and around off, Rauf defends it from the back foot.
42.1
1
Nathan Ellis To Khushdil Shah
Back of a length, around middle and leg, Shah turns it in the gap at mid-wicket and runs the first run hard. That's all he will get.
End Of The Over 42 : 213/8
1 Runs
  • 141.1
  • W41.2
  • W41.3
  • 041.4
  • 041.5
  • 041.6
H. Rauf
0 (3)
K. Shah
17 (18)
A. Zampa
9-0-36-3
41.6
0
Adam Zampa To Haris Rauf
Flatter leg spinner around off, Rauf gets back and taps it down to covers. Looks for a run but Shah sends him back.
41.5
0
Adam Zampa To Haris Rauf
Fullish and on off, driven back to the bowler.
41.4
0
Adam Zampa To Haris Rauf
Zampa goes for a quicker one, short and on middle, Rauf stands back and defends it down.
Haris Rauf walks out to bat. He will face the hat-trick ball.
41.3
W
Adam Zampa To Mohammad Wasim OUT!
OUT! Stumps are shattered and that's 100 ODI wickets for Adam Zampa! A special moment for the young leggie. He slows it up in the air and brings out his googly for the new batter. Lands it around off, Mohammad Wasim has no idea what's cooking there. He gets forward to defend but it beats the inside half of his bat and goes on to tickle the top of the off stump. The end is near for Pakistan. Zampa is on a hat-trick!
Mohammad Wasim is the new batter in.
41.2
W
Adam Zampa To Hasan Ali OUT!
OUT! Clattered! Adam Zampa decides to fire in a short ball. It's quite quick and short around leg, skidding off the surface, Hasan Ali steps back to pull but the ball stays low and beats his bat. It makes contact with the leg stump and Pakistan lose their 7th wicket.
41.1
1
Adam Zampa To Khushdil Shah
Googly, short and outside off, punched to deep cover for a run.
Adam Zampa (8-0-35-1) is back on.
End Of The Over 41 : 212/6
2 Runs
  • 040.1
  • 040.2
  • 140.3
  • 040.4
  • 140.5
  • 040.6
H. Ali
2 (8)
K. Shah
16 (17)
N. Ellis
6-0-26-1
40.6
0
Nathan Ellis To Hasan Ali
A dipping yorker around leg, Hasan digs it out on the surface. What a magnificent over, just 2 from it. 102 needed off 54 balls.
40.5
1
Nathan Ellis To Khushdil Shah
Mixing up his pace nicely. Goes slower again, on a length around off, Shah taps it down to covers and pinches a run. The fielder misses his shy at the striker's end, Hasan looks for an overthrow but is sent back.
40.4
0
Nathan Ellis To Khushdil Shah
Beaten! Superbly bowled. Seam up from Ellis as he angles across a length ball outside off, Shah pushes inside the line and misses.
40.3
1
Nathan Ellis To Hasan Ali
Slower again, short and on off, staying low, Hasan eases it behind square leg for one.
40.2
0
Nathan Ellis To Hasan Ali
Clever change in pace, short again, around off, Hasan is way too early with his attempted cross-batted shot and misses.
40.1
0
Nathan Ellis To Hasan Ali
Swing and a miss! Short in length and on off, Hasan winds up for a big heave over the leg side but misses.
Time for Powerplay 3! Australia can now have a maximum of 5 fielders outside the ring till the end.
End Of The Over 40 : 210/6
6 Runs
  • 139.1
  • 039.2
  • 039.3
  • 039.4
  • 139.5
  • 439.6
K. Shah
15 (15)
H. Ali
1 (4)
S. Abbott
7-0-36-1
39.6
4
Sean Abbott To Khushdil Shah
FOUR! Hammered away! Shah gets hold of this shot and finds the fence. Shortish and on off, Khushdil latches onto it and powers it over mid on for a boundary. 104 needed off 60 balls.
39.5
1
Sean Abbott To Hasan Ali
Hasan finds one in his range, he heaves a length ball over mid-wicket for a run, opens his account.
39.4
0
Sean Abbott To Hasan Ali
Around off, on a length, Hasan once again plays it down from the back foot to point.
39.3
0
Sean Abbott To Hasan Ali
Lands it on a length and close to off, it's tapped down to point by Hasan.
39.2
0
Sean Abbott To Hasan Ali
Gets behind the line of the delivery and helps it to mid-wicket.
39.1
1
Sean Abbott To Khushdil Shah
Slower one, short and on off at 127.1 kph, Shah takes his eyes off the ball and plays a reactive pull shot down to fine leg for a run.
Hasan Ali walks out to bat.
End Of The Over 39 : 204/6
4 Runs
  • 138.1
  • 038.2
  • 138.3
  • 038.4
  • 238.5
  • W38.6
Imam
103 (96)
K. Shah
10 (13)
N. Ellis
5-0-24-1
38.6
W
Nathan Ellis To Imam-ul-Haq OUT!
OUT! DEATH RATTLE! The crowd has gone silent. Imam's stay is over and that possibly is the final nail in the coffin as Pakistan still need 110 runs off 66 balls. Nathan Ellis comes up with a magical delivery, a near-yorker at 134.4 kph, Imam moves around inside the crease, steps back to make room for a drive but fails to keep this one out. The stumps are obliterated and Ellis jumps in joy. A quick pat on the back for Imam by Alex Carey and Australia are back on top now after a small period of pressure.
38.5
2
Nathan Ellis To Imam-ul-Haq
In the air but evades the fielder. Back of a length, around middle and leg, Imam steps back and punches it through the line. It's uppish but wide of the cover fielder inside the ring. A couple of runs.
38.4
0
Nathan Ellis To Imam-ul-Haq
Follows the batter down the leg side with a length ball, around middle and leg at 138 kph, Imam defends it from the crease to point.
Imam-ul-Haq gets his gloves changed.
38.3
1
Nathan Ellis To Khushdil Shah
Off pace, short and on off, Shah pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a run.
38.2
0
Nathan Ellis To Khushdil Shah
Fuller and close to off, Khushdil mistimes his drive back to the bowler.
38.1
1
Nathan Ellis To Imam-ul-Haq
Slower in pace, short and angling down, Imam works it down to fine leg and looks for two. He gets only a run.
Nathan Ellis (4-0-20-0) is back into the attack.
End Of The Over 38 : 200/5
6 Runs
  • 037.1
  • 137.2
  • 037.3
  • 137.4
  • 337.5
  • 137.6
Imam
100 (92)
K. Shah
9 (11)
S. Abbott
6-0-30-1
37.6
1
Sean Abbott To Imam-ul-Haq
CENTURY FOR IMAM! His 8th in ODIs! What a comeback he is having! A century in the first Test and now a ton in the first ODI. His job is not done though as Pakistan are in a precarious situation - 114 needed off 72 balls. Back of a length, around middle, Imam-ul-Haq closes the face and works it through square leg for a single. He raises his bat to celebrate his hundred but needs to get his composure back quickly.
37.5
3
Sean Abbott To Khushdil Shah
Fuller in length and outside off, slower in pace, Shah throws his bat at it and drags it off the inner edge. The mid on fielder moves across to his left, tries to go down low and stop it but misses. Three runs taken.
37.4
1
Sean Abbott To Imam-ul-Haq
Pitches it up and outside off, Imam strokes it to deep cover and takes a run. Moves to 99!
37.3
0
Sean Abbott To Imam-ul-Haq
Slower one, short and close to off, Imam tries to run it down to third man but it pings him on the gloves and rolls away to point.
37.2
1
Sean Abbott To Khushdil Shah
Uppish but safe! Short and on off, Shah plays a mistimed pull shot and it goes over the fielder at mid-wicket. One run is taken.
37.1
0
Sean Abbott To Khushdil Shah
Abbott begins his new spell from 'round the wicket and angles in a good-length delivery around off, Shah stays back and helps it to mid-wicket.
Sean Abbott (5-0-24-1) is back on.
End Of The Over 37 : 194/5
10 Runs
  • 636.1
  • 136.2
  • 136.3
  • 136.4
  • 136.5
  • 036.6
Imam
98 (89)
K. Shah
5 (8)
M. Swepson
8-0-53-1
36.6
0
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
Flighted and full, outside off, Imam tries to drive it off his front foot but mistimes it back to the bowler. 10 from this over, 23 in the last two. 120 needed off 78 balls.
36.5
1
Mitchell Swepson To Khushdil Shah
Googly around leg, Shah keeps it out in front of square leg and steals a quick run.
36.4
1
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
Short and on off, Imam gets back and cuts it to deep cover for a run. Moves to 98!
36.3
1
Mitchell Swepson To Khushdil Shah
Loopy and full, around middle, Shah flicks it through mid-wicket and rotates the strike.
36.2
1
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
Quicker through the air, short and around leg, Imam works it to deep square leg for one.
36.1
6
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
SIX! Imam gives the charge and sends it flying over long off. Moves to 96. Full and floated, around leg, Imam hands it the full whack of his bat and gets a maximum.
End Of The Over 36 : 184/5
13 Runs
  • 635.1
  • 035.2
  • 035.3
  • 435.4
  • 235.5
  • 135.6
Imam
90 (85)
K. Shah
3 (6)
T. Head
6-0-35-2
35.6
1
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
Darts it in, full and on off, Imam drives it down to long off and retains strike. 13 from the over, 130 needed off 84 balls.
35.5
2
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
Serves it full and around leg, Imam flicks it in the gap at mid-wicket and comes back for the second run. Good awareness of the field shown by Imam.
35.4
4
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
FOUR! Imam is trying his best to keep this chase alive. Too full and on middle, Imam goes down on one knee and heaves it cleanly over mid-wicket for a boundary.
35.3
0
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
Tossed up, around middle, defended back.
35.2
0
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
Fuller and around leg, flicked to mid-wicket.
35.1
6
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
SIX! High and handsome! Head drops it short and on off, Imam picks the length in a flash,  goes deep inside the crease and pulls it all the way over mid-wicket for a biggie.
End Of The Over 35 : 171/5
4 Runs
  • 034.1
  • 034.2
  • 134.3
  • 134.4
  • 134.5
  • 134.6
Imam
77 (79)
K. Shah
3 (6)
M. Swepson
7-0-43-1
34.6
1
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
Bowls this one with a quick-arm action, short and outside off, Imam camps back and cuts it through covers for a single. The asking rate is now 9.5.
34.5
1
Mitchell Swepson To Khushdil Shah
Flatter through the air, a bit short and on leg, Shah flicks it past the mid-wicket fielder for one.
34.4
1
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
Full and around leg, Imam gets back and eases it down to long leg for a run.
34.3
1
Mitchell Swepson To Khushdil Shah
Spinning away from the batter, from around off, Shah plays late and places it wide of backward point for a single.
34.2
0
Mitchell Swepson To Khushdil Shah
Swepson pushes it quicker through the air, around middle, Shah goes back and defends it towards the bowler.
34.1
0
Mitchell Swepson To Khushdil Shah
Nicely flighted, full and around leg, Shah flicks but finds mid-wicket.
End Of The Over 34 : 167/5
2 Runs
  • 133.1
  • 033.2
  • W33.3
  • 033.4
  • 133.5
  • 033.6
Imam
75 (77)
K. Shah
1 (2)
T. Head
5-0-22-2
33.6
0
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
Little bit of grip on this delivery, around off and spinning away, Imam plays late, almost off the outside edge but finds short third man.
33.5
1
Travis Head To Khushdil Shah
Drags his length short again, this time Shah chops his attempted cut wide of point and takes a single.
33.4
0
Travis Head To Khushdil Shah
Short and outside off, cut from the back foot to point.
Khushdil Shah walks out to bat.
33.3
W
Travis Head To Iftikhar Ahmed OUT!
OUT! Iftikhar holes out and it's a tremendous catch from Sean Abbott in the deep. Head has two and he continues to have a fantastic match. Flighted delivery, landing full and on middle, Iftikhar Ahmed shimmies down the track and aims to clear long on. He times it decently and it's destined to go for a biggie. But Sean Abbott, near the fence, times his jump to perfection and plucks it out of thin air with both hands. Outstanding effort. Pakistan slip further and Imam-ul-Haq is running out of partners. 148 needed off 99 balls.
33.2
0
Travis Head To Iftikhar Ahmed
Flighted this time, full and on off, Ahmed drives but finds the cover fielder.
33.1
1
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
Darts in a very full ball on off, Imam strokes it down to long off for a single.
End Of The Over 33 : 165/4
6 Runs
  • 132.1
  • 432.2
  • 132.3
  • 032.4
  • 032.5
  • 032.6
I. Ahmed
2 (7)
Imam
74 (75)
A. Zampa
8-0-35-1
32.6
0
Adam Zampa To Iftikhar Ahmed
Floated and full, outside off, Iftikhar drives it off the front foot but finds Head at backward point. 149 needed off 102 balls.
32.5
0
Adam Zampa To Iftikhar Ahmed
Quicker through the air, a bit short and on middle, Iftikhar Ahmed goes back to punch but again gets an inside edge onto the pads.
32.4
0
Adam Zampa To Iftikhar Ahmed
A top spinner, landing full and around off, Ahmed tries to drive but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
32.3
1
Adam Zampa To Imam-ul-Haq
Nicely tossed up, around off, Imam walks forward again and yorks himself. He somehow gets his bat down in time and digs it out to covers for a run.
32.2
4
Adam Zampa To Imam-ul-Haq
FOUR! Imam has certainly tried to up the scoring ante since the fall of the last wicket. Too full and around off, Imam walks forward and whips it through square leg for a boundary.
32.1
1
Adam Zampa To Iftikhar Ahmed
Loopy and full, around leg, Ahmed nudges it behind square leg and calls for two. He gets only a run.
End Of The Over 32 : 159/4
8 Runs
  • 431.1
  • 131.2
  • 031.3
  • 031.4
  • 131.5
  • 231.6
Imam
69 (73)
I. Ahmed
1 (3)
M. Swepson
6-0-39-1
31.6
2
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
In the air and just over the fielder! A short ball, around leg. Imam-ul-Haq rocks back and mistimes his pull shot. The ball goes just over the mid-wicket fielder and the batters take two runs.
31.5
1
Mitchell Swepson To Iftikhar Ahmed
This is bowled slower through the air, full and outside off. Iftikhar Ahmed pushes it through the off side and takes a run. He gets off the mark.
31.4
0
Mitchell Swepson To Iftikhar Ahmed
A flatter ball, outside off. Iftikhar Ahmed dabs it towards Aaron Finch at first slip.
31.3
0
Mitchell Swepson To Iftikhar Ahmed
A googly, on a length, around leg. Iftikhar Ahmed misses his flick and gets hit on his pad.
31.2
1
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
Darted on the pads. Imam-ul-Haq tucks it around the corner and settles for a run.
31.1
4
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
FOUR! UP AND OVER! Tossed up, outside off. Imam-ul-Haq lofts it over the bowler's head and bags a boundary.
DRINKS! Australia have successfully navigated through the middle overs and picked up three wickets in the process, including Babar Azam's and Mohammad Rizwan's - the stalwarts of Pakistan's batting. The touring team holds the aces but cannot afford to relax. 163 needed off 114 balls.
End Of The Over 31 : 151/4
3 Runs
  • 130.1
  • 130.2
  • 130.3
  • 030.4
  • 030.5
  • W30.6
M. Rizwan
10 (18)
Imam
62 (70)
A. Zampa
7-0-29-1
30.6
W
Adam Zampa To Mohammad Rizwan OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Brilliant catch from Alex Carey behind the sticks. Australia are on top at the moment! Zampa serves a full ball, around leg. Rizwan looks to paddle it through fine leg but he only manages a slight tickle towards the keeper. Carey moves sharply towards his left and takes a fine catch. Pakistan are in deep trouble now as they lose their experienced batter in Rizwan. They still require 163 runs from 114 balls.
30.5
0
Adam Zampa To Mohammad Rizwan
Shorter in length, outside off. Mohammad Rizwan cuts it to the cover fielder.
30.4
0
Adam Zampa To Mohammad Rizwan
A short ball, on off. Mohammad Rizwan mistimes his pull shot towards the mid-wicket fielder.
30.3
1
Adam Zampa To Imam-ul-Haq
Flatter ball, outside off. Imam-ul-Haq cuts it through covers and takes a run.
30.2
1
Adam Zampa To Mohammad Rizwan
Floated, full and outside off. Mohammad Rizwan drives it to deep cover and rotates the strike.
30.1
1
Adam Zampa To Imam-ul-Haq
An overpitched ball, outside off. Imam drives it down to long off and takes a run.
End Of The Over 30 : 148/3
5 Runs
  • 129.1
  • 129.2
  • 129.3
  • 029.4
  • 129.5
  • 129.6
Imam
60 (68)
M. Rizwan
9 (14)
T. Head
4-0-20-1
29.6
1
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
Flatter and quicker, outside off. Imam-ul-Haq cuts it to deep cover and takes a single.
29.5
1
Travis Head To Mohammad Rizwan
This is a length ball, on middle. Mohammad Rizwan works it back past the bowler for a single.
29.4
0
Travis Head To Mohammad Rizwan
Another ball that is full and on middle. Mohammad Rizwan pushes it back to the bowler.
29.3
1
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
Full and around middle. Imam squeezes it out towards deep mid-wicket for a run.
29.2
1
Travis Head To Mohammad Rizwan
Tossed up, outside off. Mohammad Rizwan smothers the spin and works it to long on for a single.
29.1
1
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
On a length, around middle. Imam tucks it to mid-wicket for one run.
End Of The Over 29 : 143/3
5 Runs
  • 1 WD28.1
  • 228.1
  • 028.2
  • 028.3
  • 028.4
  • 128.5
  • 128.6
Imam
57 (65)
M. Rizwan
7 (11)
A. Zampa
6-0-26-0
28.6
1
Adam Zampa To Imam-ul-Haq
A full toss, on middle. Imam-ul-Haq runs down the track and eases it to long on for a single.
28.5
1
Adam Zampa To Mohammad Rizwan
Shorter in length, outside off. Mohammad Rizwan cuts it wide of the deep point fielder and takes a single.
28.4
0
Adam Zampa To Mohammad Rizwan
On a length, on middle. Rizwan tucks it to mid-wicket.
28.3
0
Adam Zampa To Mohammad Rizwan
Flatter and quicker, outside off. Mohammad Rizwan tries to cut but he misses.
28.2
0
Adam Zampa To Mohammad Rizwan
Floated, full and outside off. Mohammad Rizwan looks to drive but it goes off the outer half towards backward point.
28.1
2
Adam Zampa To Mohammad Rizwan
A full toss, on middle. Rizwan heaves it wide of the deep mid-wicket fielder and takes a couple of runs.
28.1
wd
Adam Zampa To Mohammad Rizwan
Wide! A full ball, down leg. Rizwan misses his sweep. Wided!
Adam Zampa (5-0-21-0) comes back to bowl.
End Of The Over 28 : 138/3
5 Runs
  • 127.1
  • 127.2
  • 027.3
  • 127.4
  • 127.5
  • 127.6
M. Rizwan
4 (6)
Imam
56 (64)
S. Abbott
5-0-24-1
27.6
1
Sean Abbott To Mohammad Rizwan
Good-length ball, around middle and leg. Mohammad Rizwan flicks it to the leg side and takes one run. 176 runs needed from 132 balls.
27.5
1
Sean Abbott To Imam-ul-Haq
This is darted on the pads. Imam-ul-Haq nudges it around the corner and settles for a single.
27.4
1
Sean Abbott To Mohammad Rizwan
Shorter in length, outside off. Rizwan guides it to third man and rotates the strike.
27.3
0
Sean Abbott To Mohammad Rizwan
Short of a length, outside off. Mohammad Rizwan stands tall and punches it to the cover fielder.
27.2
1
Sean Abbott To Imam-ul-Haq
Back of a length, angling in from outside off. Imam-ul-Haq steers it to third man for a single.
27.1
1
Sean Abbott To Mohammad Rizwan
A length ball, around middle. Mohammad Rizwan pushes it towards mid on and scampers through to the other end.
End Of The Over 27 : 133/3
2 Runs
  • 126.1
  • 026.2
  • 026.3
  • W26.4
  • 026.5
  • 126.6
M. Rizwan
1 (2)
Imam
54 (62)
T. Head
3-0-15-1
26.6
1
Travis Head To Mohammad Rizwan
This is darted on the pads. Rizwan tucks it around the corner and gets off the mark with a single.
26.5
0
Travis Head To Mohammad Rizwan
Tossed up, on middle. Mohammad Rizwan keeps it out.
Mohammad Rizwan walks out to bat.
26.4
W
Travis Head To Saud Shakeel OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! A soft dismissal now and Pakistan lose their third wicket. Head serves a flatter ball, on a fuller length around off and spinning away a touch. Saud Shakeel prods and looks to flick it across the line but gets a leading edge. He ends up chipping it straight to Marnus Labuschagne at short extra cover who takes a sitter. Pakistan are in a slight spot of bother now. What a day Head is having! Top captaincy from Aaron Finch to bring him back into the attack against the two left-handers. 182 needed off 140 balls.
26.3
0
Travis Head To Saud Shakeel
Floated, full and outside off. Saud Shakeel works it towards backward point.
26.2
0
Travis Head To Saud Shakeel
Floated, full and outside off. Saud Shakeel looks to sweep but he misses.
26.1
1
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
Imam comes down the track and cuts this wide ball towards deep point for one run.
End Of The Over 26 : 131/2
4 Runs
  • 025.1
  • 125.2
  • 125.3
  • 125.4
  • 125.5
  • 025.6
S. Shakeel
3 (5)
Imam
53 (61)
N. Ellis
4-0-20-0
25.6
0
Nathan Ellis To Saud Shakeel
Back of a length, just outside off. Saud Shakeel punches it back to the bowler.
25.5
1
Nathan Ellis To Imam-ul-Haq
Once again the line is around middle and leg. Imam tickles it to fine leg and hands the strike back to Shakeel.
25.4
1
Nathan Ellis To Saud Shakeel
A short ball, around leg. Saud Shakeel pulls it along the ground towards fine leg and collects a run.
25.3
1
Nathan Ellis To Imam-ul-Haq
Good-length ball, angling in from middle. Imam-ul-Haq glances it to fine leg and rotates the strike.
25.2
1
Nathan Ellis To Saud Shakeel
A full ball, on off. Saud Shakeel flicks it from the inner half of his blade towards mid-wicket for a single.
25.1
0
Nathan Ellis To Saud Shakeel
Back of a length, around leg. Saud Shakeel tucks it to mid-wicket.
End Of The Over 25 : 127/2
7 Runs
  • W24.1
  • 124.2
  • 024.3
  • 624.4
  • 024.5
  • 024.6
Imam
51 (59)
S. Shakeel
1 (1)
M. Swepson
5-0-31-1
24.6
0
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
A very full ball, outside off. Imam-ul-Haq drags it back to the bowler. 187 needed off 150 balls.
24.5
0
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
Flatter ball, outside off. Imam-ul-Haq taps it towards point.
24.4
6
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
SIX! BANG! Imam-ul-Haq gets to his FIFTY in some style! This is floated, full and on middle. Imam skips down the track yet again and smacks it way over long on for a maximum.
24.3
0
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
A quicker ball, on middle. Imam-ul-Haq skips down to slog but he misses and gets hit on his pad.
24.2
1
Mitchell Swepson To Saud Shakeel
Tossed up, around leg. Saud Shakeel tucks it behind square on the leg side for a single.
Saud Shakeel walks out to bat.
24.1
W
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam OUT!
OUT! LBW! Mitchell Swepson gets the big fish and this is a huge wicket in the context of the game! A very full ball, around leg and spinning towards middle. Babar Azam looks to sweep but he misses and gets pinged low on his pad. Australia appeal and the umpire agrees. Babar opts for a review but the Ball Tracking indicates three reds and Babar is a goner! A wicket on debut for Mitchell Swepson and that too of Pakistan's skipper. Australia have finally broken the partnership and they are right back in this contest.
End Of The Over 24 : 120/1
4 Runs
  • 023.1
  • 023.2
  • 123.3
  • 023.4
  • 223.5
  • 123.6
B. Azam
57 (71)
Imam
45 (55)
N. Ellis
3-0-16-0
23.6
1
Nathan Ellis To Babar Azam
Fuller in length, outside off. Babar Azam drives it wide of Aaron Finch at mid off and collects a single.
23.5
2
Nathan Ellis To Babar Azam
Short of a length, outside off. Babar Azam punches it through the cover region and takes a couple of runs.
23.4
0
Nathan Ellis To Babar Azam
Good-length ball, on middle. Babar Azam works it towards mid on.
23.3
1
Nathan Ellis To Imam-ul-Haq
A length ball, around leg. Imam-ul-Haq tickles it to fine leg and the batters cross ends.
23.2
0
Nathan Ellis To Imam-ul-Haq
Back of a length, outside off. Imam shimmies down the track and looks to cut hard but he fails to make any connection.
23.1
0
Nathan Ellis To Imam-ul-Haq
A full ball, on middle. Imam-ul-Haq pushes it back to the bowler.
Nathan Ellis (2-0-12-0) comes back to bowl.
End Of The Over 23 : 116/1
7 Runs
  • 022.1
  • 122.2
  • 122.3
  • 122.4
  • 422.5
  • 022.6
B. Azam
54 (68)
Imam
44 (52)
M. Swepson
4-0-24-0
22.6
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
An appeal for LBW and the umpire says no! Australia have opted for a review though! This was a flatter ball, on a length, around off. Babar Azam prods to block and it seems like he got an inside edge onto his pad. The decision has been sent upstairs. The Ball Tracking rolls in and the TV umpire feels that the ball hit the bat directly and not the pad. The on-field decision remains. Australia burn their one review. They also check for a catch but the ball has clearly bounced off the deck before going to the keeper.
22.5
4
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
FOUR! That is a terrific shot from the Pakistan skipper! A googly, on a length, and spinning in from outside off. Babar stays back and cuts it past the backward point fielder for a boundary.
22.4
1
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
Full and on middle. Imam squeezes it out to long on and takes a single.
22.3
1
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Floated, full and on middle. Babar Azam drills it to long on for a run. FIFTY for Babar Azam! His 18th ODI fifty! Good knock from him so far but the job is only half done.
22.2
1
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
Imam comes down the track so Swepson drags his length back, around middle. Imam nudges it to square leg for a single.
22.1
0
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
Tossed up, on middle. Imam-ul-Haq skips down and tucks it towards Marnus at mid-wicket.
End Of The Over 22 : 109/1
4 Runs
  • 021.1
  • 121.2
  • 121.3
  • 121.4
  • 121.5
  • 021.6
B. Azam
49 (65)
Imam
42 (49)
M. Stoinis
3-0-9-0
21.6
0
Marcus Stoinis To Babar Azam
On a length and outside off. Babar Azam looks to push it through cover but it goes off the inner half back to the bowler. Although, Stoinis does not manage to pick the ball up cleanly and it rolls towards Imam.
21.5
1
Marcus Stoinis To Imam-ul-Haq
Fuller in length, outside off. Imam-ul-Haq drives it towards mid off and completes a quick single.
21.4
1
Marcus Stoinis To Babar Azam
Back of a length, outside off. Babar pushes it towards mid off and manages to get a run. Babar moves to 49 now!
21.3
1
Marcus Stoinis To Imam-ul-Haq
Drop and run! Short of a length, around off. Imam-ul-Haq taps it to backward point and takes a quick run.
21.2
1
Marcus Stoinis To Babar Azam
Short of a length, on middle. Babar Azam stands tall and punches it down to long on. A single taken!
21.1
0
Marcus Stoinis To Babar Azam
Good-length ball, outside off. Babar Azam looks to drive but it goes off the inner half towards mid on.
End Of The Over 21 : 105/1
9 Runs
  • 120.1
  • 120.2
  • 220.3
  • 420.4
  • 120.5
  • 020.6
Imam
40 (47)
B. Azam
47 (61)
T. Head
2-0-13-0
20.6
0
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
Tossed up, on middle. Imam nudges it to mid-wicket.
20.5
1
Travis Head To Babar Azam
On a length, around leg. Babar Azam flicks it to the leg side and collects a run.
20.4
4
Travis Head To Babar Azam
FOUR! Nicely played! This is a full ball, well outside off. Babar carves it through the cover region. Ben McDermott in the deep tries his best to stop the ball by diving to his right but the ball wins. A much-needed boundary for Pakistan!
20.3
2
Travis Head To Babar Azam
This is flatter, around middle. Babar tucks it wide of the deep square leg fielder and comes back for the second run. 100 comes up for Pakistan!
20.2
1
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
Tossed up, outside off. Imam-ul-Haq reverse-sweeps it towards deep point. A single taken.
20.1
1
Travis Head To Babar Azam
Babar comes down the track and eases this full ball to long on for a run.
End Of The Over 20 : 96/1
1 Runs
  • 019.1
  • 019.2
  • 019.3
  • 019.4
  • 119.5
  • 019.6
Imam
39 (45)
B. Azam
39 (57)
M. Stoinis
2-0-5-0
19.6
0
Marcus Stoinis To Imam-ul-Haq
Good-length delivery, angling in from 'round the wicket, around middle. Imam tucks it to mid-wicket. Just 1 run off the over!
19.5
1
Marcus Stoinis To Babar Azam
On a length, around middle. Babar Azam pushes it towards mid on and scampers through to the other end.
19.4
0
Marcus Stoinis To Babar Azam
Back of a length, on middle. Babar Azam nudges it to the mid-wicket fielder. Five dots in a row!
19.3
0
Marcus Stoinis To Babar Azam
Pitches it up this time, outside off. Babar Azam drives but finds the cover fielder.
19.2
0
Marcus Stoinis To Babar Azam
Marcus hits the deck hard, around middle. Babar Azam wrists it to the mid-wicket fielder, along the ground.
19.1
0
Marcus Stoinis To Babar Azam
Back of a length, outside off. Babar Azam taps it towards the backward point fielder.
End Of The Over 19 : 95/1
4 Runs
  • 118.1
  • 018.2
  • 118.3
  • 118.4
  • 118.5
  • 018.6
Imam
39 (44)
B. Azam
38 (52)
T. Head
1-0-4-0
18.6
0
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
Slightly short and outside off. Imam-ul-Haq cuts it to the backward point fielder. Singles won't hurt Australia at this stage.
18.5
1
Travis Head To Babar Azam
Floated, full and around middle. Babar Azam gets forward and strokes it towards long on. The batters cross ends.
18.4
1
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
On a length, around middle. Imam-ul-Haq eases it to long on and collects one run.
18.3
1
Travis Head To Babar Azam
This is around leg. Babar Azam flicks it to deep mid-wicket and takes a single.
18.2
0
Travis Head To Babar Azam
Flatter ball, around middle and turning in late. Babar manages to keep it out.
18.1
1
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
Tosses it up, outside off. Imam-ul-Haq drives it towards Marnus Labuschagne at extra cover who half-stops it with a dive to his left. The ball rolls towards mid off for a run.
Change in bowling. Travis Head to roll his arm now.
End Of The Over 18 : 91/1
4 Runs
  • 017.1
  • 117.2
  • 117.3
  • 017.4
  • 117.5
  • 117.6
Imam
37 (41)
B. Azam
36 (49)
M. Stoinis
1-0-4-0
17.6
1
Marcus Stoinis To Imam-ul-Haq
This is a length ball, darted on the pads. Imam-ul-Haq turns it towards deep mid-wicket and settles for only a single. A tidy start from Stoinis, 4 runs off the over!
17.5
1
Marcus Stoinis To Babar Azam
Shorter in length, outside off. Babar Azam hangs back and slaps it towards sweeper cover for a single.
17.4
0
Marcus Stoinis To Babar Azam
Pitches it up, on middle. Babar flicks but straight to the mid-wicket fielder.
17.3
1
Marcus Stoinis To Imam-ul-Haq
Short of a length, outside off. Imam-ul-Haq stays back and steers it to third man for one run.
17.2
1
Marcus Stoinis To Babar Azam
On a length, around middle. Babar tucks it to deep mid-wicket and hands the strike back to Imam.
17.1
0
Marcus Stoinis To Babar Azam
Stoinis starts with a back-of-a-length delivery, outside off. Babar Azam taps it towards backward point.
Drinks break. Slow but steady progress from Pakistan after losing Fakhar Zaman early. The ongoing stand between Babar Azam and Imam-ul-Haq has kept them afloat and they will be looking for this partnership to run deep in this chase. The required rate is not at all an issue and by preserving wickets, they can transfer the pressure on the Aussies. A very crucial middle phase is about to begin. 227 needed off 198 balls. There doesn't seem to be any dew at the moment but the Super Sopper is still at work, maybe pre-decided before the match. Here is Marcus Stoinis...
End Of The Over 17 : 87/1
7 Runs
  • 116.1
  • 116.2
  • 416.3
  • 016.4
  • 016.5
  • 116.6
B. Azam
34 (45)
Imam
35 (39)
A. Zampa
5-0-21-0
16.6
1
Adam Zampa To Babar Azam
Tosses it up, outside off. Babar Azam drills it down to long off and retains the strike by taking a run.
16.5
0
Adam Zampa To Babar Azam
This is a very full ball, outside off. Babar Azam works it towards extra cover.
16.4
0
Adam Zampa To Babar Azam
Floated, around middle. Babar wrists it to mid-wicket.
16.3
4
Adam Zampa To Babar Azam
FOUR! Nicely played! A flatter ball, slightly short and around off. Babar Azam stays back and guides it past Travis Head at short third man for a boundary. Head though gave it a chase but to no avail.
16.2
1
Adam Zampa To Imam-ul-Haq
Tossed up, around middle. Imam gets forward and tickles it through to fine leg for a single.
16.1
1
Adam Zampa To Babar Azam
An overpitched ball, outside off. Babar Azam slices it to deep point and rotates the strike.
End Of The Over 16 : 80/1
7 Runs
  • 115.1
  • 415.2
  • 015.3
  • 115.4
  • 015.5
  • 115.6
B. Azam
28 (40)
Imam
34 (38)
M. Swepson
3-0-17-0
15.6
1
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Babar runs down the track and pushes this full ball towards long on for a run.
15.5
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Nicely tossed up, around middle. Babar Azam prods and defends it out solidly.
15.4
1
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
This is drifting onto the pads. Imam-ul-Haq tucks it around the corner and takes a single.
15.3
0
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
Around off, blocked out.
15.2
4
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
FOUR! A rare full toss, around middle. Imam-ul-Haq heaves it through the mid-wicket region for a boundary.
15.1
1
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Flatter ball, around middle. Babar Azam punches it down to long on for a single. That brings up the 50-run stand between these two!
End Of The Over 15 : 73/1
5 Runs
  • 114.1
  • 114.2
  • 014.3
  • 114.4
  • 114.5
  • 114.6
B. Azam
26 (37)
Imam
29 (35)
A. Zampa
4-0-14-0
14.6
1
Adam Zampa To Babar Azam
Zampa tries to bowl a slider, it's short and around leg, staying a bit low, Babar gets back and drags his pull shot in front of square on the leg side. One run to end the over. 241 needed off 210 balls.
14.5
1
Adam Zampa To Imam-ul-Haq
Slower through the air, full and on middle, Imam shows a straight bat and caresses it down to long on for a run.
14.4
1
Adam Zampa To Babar Azam
A low full toss around off, Azam clips it to the right of long on and gets a single. Should have at least pushed for the second run.
14.3
0
Adam Zampa To Babar Azam
Flatter this time, lands on middle and turns away a shade, Babar attempts to flick but gets a soft leading edge to the off side.
14.2
1
Adam Zampa To Imam-ul-Haq
Extra loop on this delivery, Imam dances down the track to take it on the full and pushes it to long on for one.
14.1
1
Adam Zampa To Babar Azam
Flatter and shorter, around middle and leg, Babar works it to deep mid-wicket and takes a single.
End Of The Over 14 : 68/1
4 Runs
  • 113.1
  • 013.2
  • 113.3
  • 013.4
  • 113.5
  • 113.6
B. Azam
23 (33)
Imam
27 (33)
M. Swepson
2-0-10-0
13.6
1
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
A touch short and on off, turning away, Babar goes on the back foot and punches it down to long off for a run.
13.5
1
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
Short and wide outside off, Imam rocks back to cut but finds the backward point fielder. Mitchell Swepson gets away there! Just a single.
13.4
0
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
A googly, landing full and around off, Imam gets forward and pushes it to covers.
13.3
1
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Short and on off, Babar pulls it from the back foot, to the right of long on, and takes a single.
13.2
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Slower through the air this time, full and on middle, Babar defends it back from the inner half of his blade.
13.1
1
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
Flatter through the air, full and on middle, Imam dances down the track and hits it to long on for one.
End Of The Over 13 : 64/1
4 Runs
  • 012.1
  • 112.2
  • 112.3
  • 012.4
  • 112.5
  • 112.6
Imam
25 (30)
B. Azam
21 (30)
A. Zampa
3-0-9-0
12.6
1
Adam Zampa To Imam-ul-Haq
Slower through the air, full and around middle, Imam milks another single by flicking it to deep mid-wicket.
12.5
1
Adam Zampa To Babar Azam
Flighted leg spinner around leg, Babar tucks it to square leg and takes a quick single. There is a direct hit at the bowler's end but Babar is safe.
12.4
0
Adam Zampa To Babar Azam
Tossed up, full and on off, Babar is forward in defense.
12.3
1
Adam Zampa To Imam-ul-Haq
Loopy around leg, Imam eases it to long on and rotates the strike.
12.2
1
Adam Zampa To Babar Azam
Presses forward and drives it firmly to deep cover for one.
12.1
0
Adam Zampa To Babar Azam
Quicker one, full and on middle, blocked back.
End Of The Over 12 : 60/1
6 Runs
  • 111.1
  • 411.2
  • 011.3
  • 011.4
  • 011.5
  • 111.6
B. Azam
19 (26)
Imam
23 (28)
M. Swepson
1-0-6-0
11.6
1
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Fuller again, on middle, knocked down to long on for a single. A decent start from Mitchell Swepson.
11.5
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Loopy around middle and leg, full in length, Babar nudges it to mid-wicket.
11.4
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Gets forward and again drives a full ball back to the bowler.
11.3
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Floated and full around middle, defended back.
11.2
4
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
FOUR! Slapped away! This length will come with a leg spinner bowling. Short and wide outside off, Babar rocks back and whacks it to the deep point fence. 4000 ODI runs for Babar Azam - he is the second fastest to this mark, getting there in 82 innings after Hashim Amla (81).
11.1
1
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
Starts with a loopy one, full and around off, Imam quietly eases it towards long on and picks up a run.
Spin from both ends now. The debutant, Mitchell Swepson comes into the attack.
End Of The Over 11 : 54/1
2 Runs
  • 010.1
  • 010.2
  • 110.3
  • 010.4
  • 110.5
  • 010.6
B. Azam
14 (21)
Imam
22 (27)
A. Zampa
2-0-5-0
10.6
0
Adam Zampa To Babar Azam
Full and flighted on middle, Babar gets forward and defends it from the inner half to mid-wicket.
10.5
1
Adam Zampa To Imam-ul-Haq
Around off, a bit short, forced down to long on for a single.
10.4
0
Adam Zampa To Imam-ul-Haq
Is that dropped? Short and wide outside off, Imam gets back to cut but gets a bottom edge. It falls in front of the keeper.
10.3
1
Adam Zampa To Babar Azam
Too full in length and on off, knocked down to long on for one.
10.2
0
Adam Zampa To Babar Azam
Short and on off, punched off the back foot but straight to the cover fielder.
10.1
0
Adam Zampa To Babar Azam
Full and flighted around off, defended back to the bowler.
Powerplay 2 time. A maximum of 4 fielders are now allowed outside the ring till the 40th over. Adam Zampa is back on as well.
End Of The Over 10 : 52/1
7 Runs
  • 19.1
  • 09.2
  • 29.3
  • 09.4
  • 29.5
  • 29.6
Imam
21 (25)
B. Azam
13 (17)
N. Ellis
2-0-12-0
9.6
2
Nathan Ellis To Imam-ul-Haq
Another ball that is darted on the pads. Imam flicks it wide of the deep square leg fielder and yet again, comes back for the second run. Pakistan are 52/1 at the end of Powerplay 1!
9.5
2
Nathan Ellis To Imam-ul-Haq
On a length, around middle and leg. Imam-ul-Haq nudges it behind square on the leg side, past Adam Zampa at short fine leg. Marcus Stoinis runs across to his left from deep square leg and cuts it off. The batters collect two runs.
9.4
0
Nathan Ellis To Imam-ul-Haq
Back of a length, around off. Imam-ul-Haq drops it towards backward point.
9.3
2
Nathan Ellis To Imam-ul-Haq
Excellent running between the wickets! A length ball, around middle and leg. Imam tucks it wide of the deep mid-wicket fielder. He calls for the second run and gets it with ease in the end.
9.2
0
Nathan Ellis To Imam-ul-Haq
A slower ball, on a length, outside off. Imam-ul-Haq leans and taps it towards backward point.
9.1
1
Nathan Ellis To Babar Azam
Short of a length, around off. Babar Azam defends it to the off side and sets off for a quick run.
End Of The Over 9 : 45/1
8 Runs
  • 18.1
  • 48.2
  • 18.3
  • 18.4
  • 08.5
  • 18.6
B. Azam
12 (16)
Imam
15 (20)
C. Green
3-0-18-0
8.6
1
Cameron Green To Babar Azam
This is a length ball, angling in from middle. Babar Azam flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
8.5
0
Cameron Green To Babar Azam
Outside off. Blocked out.
8.4
1
Cameron Green To Imam-ul-Haq
An appeal for run out and the decision has been sent upstairs. This is a length ball, outside off. Imam-ul-Haq tries to cut but it goes off the thick inside edge past the leg stump towards the keeper. Alex Carey half-stops it with a dive. The fielder at short fine leg collects the ball and scores a direct at the bowler's end as Imam looks to sneak in a run. The replays though suggest that Imam had made it home in time despite being lazy with his effort.
8.3
1
Cameron Green To Babar Azam
Back of a length, outside off. Babar Azam hangs back and slaps it through the cover region for a single.
8.2
4
Cameron Green To Babar Azam
FOUR! GLORIOUS! This is Babar Azam at his best! Green hurls a full ball, around off. Babar gets forward and drives it back past the bowler through mid on and bags a boundary. This shot might get him going.
8.1
1
Cameron Green To Imam-ul-Haq
Back of a length, outside off. Imam-ul-Haq guides it towards third man and settles for a single.
Cameron Green (2-0-10-0) is back for his second spell.
End Of The Over 8 : 37/1
5 Runs
  • 07.1
  • 17.2
  • 47.3
  • 07.4
  • 07.5
  • 07.6
B. Azam
6 (12)
Imam
13 (18)
N. Ellis
1-0-5-0
7.6
0
Nathan Ellis To Babar Azam
Good-length delivery, shaping away from outside off. Babar pushes it awkwardly towards the mid off fielder.
7.5
0
Nathan Ellis To Babar Azam
Ellis hits the deck hard, around off. Babar Azam hangs back and blocks it towards cover.
7.4
0
Nathan Ellis To Babar Azam
On a length, just outside off. Babar Azam keeps it out.
7.3
4
Nathan Ellis To Babar Azam
EDGED AND FOUR! Ellis serves a length ball, angling in from outside off. Babar Azam stays back and looks to punch it through covers. He gets cramped for room and the ball flies off the outside edge, past the keeper and races away to the fence.
7.2
1
Nathan Ellis To Imam-ul-Haq
Back of a length, around off. Imam-ul-Haq taps it to the off side and scampers through to the other end.
7.1
0
Nathan Ellis To Imam-ul-Haq
Ellis begins with a full ball, around middle. Imam prods and pushes it towards mid on.
Nathan Ellis, on his ODI debut, is into the attack now. If you remember, he picked up a hat-trick on his T20I debut. Can he do something similar again?
End Of The Over 7 : 32/1
5 Runs
  • 06.1
  • 06.2
  • 46.3
  • 16.4
  • 06.5
  • 06.6
B. Azam
2 (8)
Imam
12 (16)
S. Abbott
4-0-19-1
6.6
0
Sean Abbott To Babar Azam
Abbott drags his length back, just outside off. Babar gets on top of the ball and taps it gently towards backward point.
6.5
0
Sean Abbott To Babar Azam
Good-length delivery, around the fourth stump channel. Babar defends it to the off side.
6.4
1
Sean Abbott To Imam-ul-Haq
On a length, well outside off. Imam steers it to third man and rotates the strike.
6.3
4
Sean Abbott To Imam-ul-Haq
FOUR! Well placed by Imam! Short of a length, around leg. Imam gets low and pulls it behind square on the leg side. The fielder there dives to his left to stop the ball, but he fails to do so. A welcome boundary for Pakistan.
6.2
0
Sean Abbott To Imam-ul-Haq
On a length, outside off. Imam prods and pushes it without much timing towards mid off.
6.1
0
Sean Abbott To Imam-ul-Haq
Back of a length, around leg, Imam-ul-Haq tucks it towards Aaron Finch at short fine leg with soft hands.
End Of The Over 6 : 27/1
3 Runs
  • 05.1
  • 05.2
  • 15.3
  • 05.4
  • 25.5
  • 05.6
B. Azam
2 (6)
Imam
7 (12)
A. Zampa
1-0-3-0
5.6
0
Adam Zampa To Babar Azam
An overpitched ball, around middle. Babar Azam squeezes it out towards mid on. Just 3 runs off Zampa's first over.
5.5
2
Adam Zampa To Babar Azam
Floated, around the pads. Babar tucks it behind square on the leg side and takes a couple of runs.
5.4
0
Adam Zampa To Babar Azam
Flatter and quicker, going on with the angle from off. Babar sits back in his crease and wrists it to mid-wicket.
5.3
1
Adam Zampa To Imam-ul-Haq
Zampa misses his length and serves it slightly short, around middle and leg. Imam rocks back and pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for a run.
5.2
0
Adam Zampa To Imam-ul-Haq
Nicely tossed up, around off. Imam leans and blocks it out watchfully.
5.1
0
Adam Zampa To Imam-ul-Haq
Zampa starts with a loopy ball, around middle. Imam keeps it out, on the leg side.
Time for some leg spin now as Aaron Finch brings Adam Zampa into the attack.
End Of The Over 5 : 24/1
2 Runs
  • 14.1
  • 14.2
  • W4.3
  • 04.4
  • 04.5
  • 04.6
B. Azam
0 (3)
Imam
6 (9)
S. Abbott
3-0-14-1
4.6
0
Sean Abbott To Babar Azam
Back of a length, on off, Babar stands back and punches it to cover-point. Top over, 2 runs and a wicket from it.
4.5
0
Sean Abbott To Babar Azam
Gets behind the line of the delivery and again pushes it to mid off.
4.4
0
Sean Abbott To Babar Azam
Fuller and on off, Babar drives it down to mid off.
Babar Azam, the skipper of Pakistan walks in at number 3.
4.3
W
Sean Abbott To Fakhar Zaman OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! A very important wicket for Australia. Just a bit of a dry spell mounted pressure and Fakhar Zaman, in a bid to find a boundary, falls. Clever change in pace from Abbott. He realizes that the batter is itching to get a boundary, so he slows it up at 128.8 kph and delivers it full and around middle and off. Fakhar Zaman shimmies down the track and tries to loft it over mid off but fails to get the desired elevation. A simple catch for Travis Head at the edge of the circle and Sean Abbott draws first blood.
4.2
1
Sean Abbott To Imam-ul-Haq
Length ball, around leg, it's nudged behind square leg for a run.
4.1
1
Sean Abbott To Fakhar Zaman
Abbott bowls short and around off, Fakhar plays a short-arm pull in front of square leg for a single.
End Of The Over 4 : 22/0
5 Runs
  • 03.1
  • 43.2
  • 13.3
  • 03.4
  • 03.5
  • 03.6
Imam
5 (8)
F. Zaman
17 (16)
C. Green
2-0-10-0
3.6
0
Cameron Green To Imam-ul-Haq
Pitches it up and around off, Imam drives but picks out the mid off fielder.
3.5
0
Cameron Green To Imam-ul-Haq
Slightly short and around middle and leg, Imam uses his wrists to glance but finds the short fine leg fielder.
3.4
0
Cameron Green To Imam-ul-Haq
Lands it on a good length and outside off, Imam plays it with an angled bat to point.
3.3
1
Cameron Green To Fakhar Zaman
Fullish and around off, from 'round the wicket, Fakhar plays the on drive and Head stops it with a slide at mid on. They cross.
3.2
4
Cameron Green To Fakhar Zaman
FOUR! Gorgeous shot! Fuller in length and outside off, Fakhar transfers his weight into the drive, with lovely balance and creams it through the gap at extra cover for a boundary. Wow!
3.1
0
Cameron Green To Fakhar Zaman
Play and a miss! Short in length and wide outside off, Fakhar throws his bat at it but fails to connect.
End Of The Over 3 : 17/0
3 Runs
  • 02.1
  • 12.2
  • 12.3
  • 12.4
  • 02.5
  • 02.6
Imam
5 (5)
F. Zaman
12 (13)
S. Abbott
2-0-12-0
2.6
0
Sean Abbott To Imam-ul-Haq
Another full ball in the line of the stumps, Imam dead-bats it down on the surface.
2.5
0
Sean Abbott To Imam-ul-Haq
Goes fuller and on middle, Imam flicks but finds the fielder at mid-wicket.
2.4
1
Sean Abbott To Fakhar Zaman
Short and on middle, Fakhar camps back and smacks it to deep square leg for a single.
2.3
1
Sean Abbott To Imam-ul-Haq
Shortish and outside off, guided wide of backward point for one.
2.2
1
Sean Abbott To Fakhar Zaman
Taps a length ball down to covers and takes a single.
2.1
0
Sean Abbott To Fakhar Zaman
On a good length, around off, Fakhar stays back and plays it down to point.
End Of The Over 2 : 14/0
5 Runs
  • 01.1
  • 01.2
  • 01.3
  • 11.4
  • 01.5
  • 41.6
Imam
4 (2)
F. Zaman
10 (10)
C. Green
1-0-5-0
1.6
4
Cameron Green To Imam-ul-Haq
FOUR! Imam opens his account. Short and on middle, Imam-ul-Haq stands tall inside the crease and pulls it effortlessly over square leg for a boundary.
1.5
0
Cameron Green To Imam-ul-Haq
That is defended solidly off the front foot.
1.4
1
Cameron Green To Fakhar Zaman
A touch short and on middle, Fakhar drags his shot wide of mid on for one.
1.3
0
Cameron Green To Fakhar Zaman
Fuller and on off, Fakhar drives but not in the gap as he finds the cover fielder standing in the way.
1.2
0
Cameron Green To Fakhar Zaman
Around off, on a good length, Fakhar covers the line and pushes it to mid off.
1.1
0
Cameron Green To Fakhar Zaman
Green begins with a short delivery, outside off, Zaman cuts from the back foot but finds the point fielder.
Who will operate from the other end? Cameron Green it is.
End Of The Over 1 : 9/0
9 Runs
  • 00.1
  • 40.2
  • 40.3
  • 00.4
  • 00.5
  • 10.6
F. Zaman
9 (6)
Imam
0 (0)
S. Abbott
1-0-9-0
0.6
1
Sean Abbott To Fakhar Zaman
Quick single. Fuller and on off, Fakhar drives it to extra cover and sets off for a single. He makes it in safely as the fielder misses his shy at the bowler's end.
0.5
0
Sean Abbott To Fakhar Zaman
On the pads, Fakhar plays it down in front of square leg. Dot ball.
0.4
0
Sean Abbott To Fakhar Zaman
Pulls his length back a bit and delivers it on middle, Zaman defends it from the crease to the on side.
0.3
4
Sean Abbott To Fakhar Zaman
FOUR! Consecutive boundaries and this one is even better. Full and close to off, Fakhar Zaman presses forward and drives it crisply past mid off. The outfield is lightning quick and it races away to the fence. The crowd is making a lot of noise.
0.2
4
Sean Abbott To Fakhar Zaman
FOUR! Delightful! Abbott bowls it full and outside off, Fakhar leans forward and caresses it through the gap at covers for a boundary. Two players dived but the ball sneaked through.
0.1
0
Sean Abbott To Fakhar Zaman
Sean Abbott begins with a good-length ball, in the channel outside off and angling away, Fakhar Zaman watches it closely and shoulders arms.
Match Info
  • Venue Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss Pakistanwon the toss and elected to field
  • Result Australia beat Pakistan by 88 runs
  • Player of the Match Travis Head
  • Umpire Aleem Dar (PAK), Asif Yaqoob (PAK) and Ahsan Raza (PAK)
  • Referee Muhammad Javed (PAK)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: Australia 313/7 in 50.0 overs
  • Power play 3 (41-50): Australia 313/7 (81 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Australia 300/7 in 49.1 overs
  • M Stoinis dropped on 13 by Imam-ul-Haq in 44.1 overs
  • Australia 250/5 in 43.2 overs
  • Power play 2 (11-40): Australia 232/5 (160 runs, 5 wickets)
  • Referral 3 (38.2 ovs): M Stoinis against PAK (Caught) Successful (PAK: 1, AUS: 2)
  • B McDermott maiden ODI fifty: 50 runs in 63 balls (4x4) (0x6)
  • Australia 200/2 in 31.0 overs
  • T Head 2nd ODI hundred: 100 runs in 70 balls (12x4) (3x6)
  • 2nd wicket partnership: 50 off 50 balls between T Head (21) and B McDermott (26)
  • Referral 2 (22.3 ovs): PAK against McDermott (LBW) Unsuccessful (PAK: 1, AUS: 2)
  • Australia 150/1 in 21.5 overs
  • Drinks: Australia 110/1 in 14.4 overs
  • 1st wicket partnership: 100 off 84 balls between T Head (69) and A Finch (21)
  • Australia 100/0 in 13.3 overs
  • Power play 1 (1-10): Australia 72/0
  • T Head ODI fifty: 50 runs in 32 balls (9x4) (1x6)
  • 1st wicket partnership: 52 off 38 balls between T Head (40) and A Finch (6)
  • Australia 52/0 in 6.2 overs
  • Referral 1 (1.4 ovs): T Head against PAK (LBW) Successful (PAK: 2, AUS: 2)
  • Mohammad Wasim and Zahid Mahmood makes their ODI debut for Pakistan
  • Mitchell Swepson and Nathan Ellis makes their ODI debut for Australia
  • Power play 2 (11-40): Pakistan 210/6 (158 runs, 5 wickets)
  • Pakistan 200/5 in 38.0 overs
  • ul-Haq 8th Test hundred: 100 runs in 92 balls (6x4) (3x6)
  • Drinks: Pakistan 151/4 in 31.0 overs
  • Pakistan 150/3 in 30.2 overs
  • ul-Haq 11th ODI fifty: 51 runs in 57 balls (3x4) (1x6)
  • Pakistan 120/2: B Azam lbw b M Swepson 57(72)
  • Referral 2 (24.1 ovs): B Azam against AUS (LBW) Unsuccessful (PAK: 1, AUS: 1)
  • Referral 1 (23.0 ovs): AUS against B Azam (LBW) Unsuccessful (PAK: 2, AUS: 1)
  • B Azam 18th ODI fifty: 50 runs in 66 balls (5x4) (0x6)
  • Pakistan 100/1 in 20.3 overs
  • Drinks: Pakistan 87/1 in 17.0 overs
  • 2nd wicket partnership: 50 off 64 balls between ul-Haq (23) and B Azam (27)
  • Babar Azam completes 4000 runs in ODI's
  • Power play 1 (1-10): Pakistan 52/1
  • Pakistan 50/1 in 9.5 overs
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PlayerRunsAvg.
Imam-ul-Haq PAK298149.00
Babar Azam PAK276138.00
Ben McDermott AUS19565.00
Travis Head AUS19063.33
Fakhar Zaman PAK10234.00
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Shaheen Afridi PAK65.72
Adam Zampa AUS65.48
Haris Rauf PAK55.21
Mohammad Wasim PAK55.53
Zahid Mahmood PAK46.46

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