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Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd ODI Commentary, Live Updates

PAK vs AUS, 2022 - ODI Live Commentary

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Match Ended   
349/4 (49.0/50)
348/8 (50.0/50)
Pakistan beat Australia by 6 wickets
That concludes the proceedings for this high-scoring match. Yet again it will be a quick turnaround and after a break of one day, Pakistan will cross swords with Australia in the decider on Saturday, 2nd April 2022. The action will begin at 3.30 pm IST (10 am GMT), but you can tune in early for the build-up. Until then, it's goodbye and cheers!
Babar Azam, the winning skipper of Pakistan, is also the Player of the Match! Says that they planned to play positive and form partnerships. Calls the stand between Imam and Fakhar outstanding. Admits that they could have bowled well but they gave away too many runs in the middle overs. Wants to improve on this aspect in the next ODI. He is very proud to get a hundred in front of his home fans. States that they believed that they can chase this down. Reminds that they didn't chase it down in the last match and he is pleased that they crossed the line this evening.
Aaron Finch, the captain of Australia, says that the opening stand for Pakistan set the foundation and Babar also played an unbelievable knock. Tells that 348 is a good total but probably it was not for today. Mentions that it was a beautiful one-day wicket. Adds that they bowled well and he feels that when Pakistan took the risk while batting, it paid off for them which can happen in ODI cricket with only four fielders allowed outside the ring.
Imam-ul-Haq (106) comes up for a quick chat. The Pakistan opener says this he knows his game and just follows the process. Tells that he has worked hard for this and thanks the Almighty and his parents. Feels that it is all about self-belief and they knew they could chase it down. Mentions that they were lucky in this match. Adds that there's always room for improvement and says that in white-ball cricket if one gets set then the runs come easily. Says that everyone knows about his and Babar's friendship and they know each other's weaknesses and strengths and they have played a lot of cricket together. Tells that they really needed that win for the team. Further adds that Australia are a very good batting and fielding side so they wanted to come out on the right side of the result this evening. Ends by saying that they want to win on Saturday and will be working towards that.
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Early in the evening, Australia improved their batting from the last match. The loopholes that were visible in the first ODI were plugged although there is still some room for improvement as far as their batting in the last 10 overs is concerned. Anyway, the intent shown by the young guns, Travis Head and Ben McDermott, was incredible, especially in the middle overs and that propelled Australia to a big total. After losing the plot in the initial phase of Powerplay 3, they recovered through the impressive hitting from Marcus Stoinis and Sean Abbott, and that handed the Aussies a score close to 350 but in the end, even that proved to be inadequate.
Australia didn't do a lot wrong with their bowling efforts. Imam was dropped on 25 by Ben McDermott but that honestly was a very tough chance. After that, it was majorly a chanceless knock from all the Pakistan batters. You can just say that the Aussie bowlers were countered with discipline and positive intent from the home team. Pakistan's top four premier batters contributed to the cause with Imam and Babar getting to their hundreds. Khushdil's knock when it got close can be counted as yet another positive.
Chasing a mammoth target, the Pakistan openers camped in and built a great platform. Both Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq were slow to get off the blocks but soon found the rhythm and never allowed the required rate to climb up during their century partnership. A magical delivery from Marcus Stoinis provided Australia with the first breakthrough but that was followed by yet another century stand - between Imam and Babar Azam. The best part of Pakistan's chase was they were always near the required rate, and not even once did it climb to 8 or beyond till the 46th over. Things got close due to the fall of Rizwan's wicket and some fine death bowling by the Aussies but eventually, Khushdil's cameo took them home.
A nervy finish for the home team but they have crossed the line, much to the delight of the Lahore crowd. A well-planned chase from Pakistan! It was a mountain of a target in front of them but they conquered it, in the end, to register their highest successful chase in ODIs! Babar Azam had planned the same in the first ODI also and took a lot of criticism but he showed this evening that his decision to bowl first in the first ODI wasn't the wrong one, it's just that they lacked in the execution part. The series is now back to level terms with all to play for on Saturday!
End Of The Over 49 : 352/4
15 Runs
  • 248.1
  • 148.2
  • 448.3
  • 648.4
  • 148.5
  • 148.6
I. Ahmed
8 (7)
K. Shah
27 (17)
N. Ellis
9-0-66-1
48.6
1
Nathan Ellis To Iftikhar Ahmed
FOUR! Iftikhar Ahmed finishes things off in style! What a chase from Pakistan - their best in ODIs! Also, their first win against Australia in ODIs since 2017 to end the 10-match losing streak. Full and on middle, Iftikhar Ahmed clears his front leg and lofts it over the bowler's head for a boundary. Pakistan win by 6 wickets!
48.5
1
Nathan Ellis To Khushdil Shah
Scores level! Full and on off, Khushdil Shah makes room and pushes it to mid on for a single.
48.4
6
Nathan Ellis To Khushdil Shah
SIX! Wonderful stuff! In the slot outside off, Khushdil Shah stands tall and launches it with disdain over long on for a biggie. A 101-metre hit! This is some batting from the power-hitter. Just 2 required now!
48.3
4
Nathan Ellis To Khushdil Shah
FOUR! Easily done! A freebie from Nathan Ellis. Serves a full toss, outside off and Khushdil Shah sticks his bat out and slaps it over covers for a boundary.
48.2
1
Nathan Ellis To Iftikhar Ahmed
Length ball, leg-lined. Iftikhar Ahmed helps it on its way to fine leg but there is a fielder there. Will only get a single.
48.1
2
Nathan Ellis To Iftikhar Ahmed
Slower ball, full and outside off, Iftikhar Ahmed drives it through covers for a couple of runs. 13 needed off 11!
End Of The Over 48 : 334/4
12 Runs
  • 047.1
  • 447.2
  • 647.3
  • 147.4
  • 147.5
  • 047.6
K. Shah
16 (14)
I. Ahmed
4 (4)
S. Abbott
9-0-74-0
47.6
0
Sean Abbott To Khushdil Shah
A good yorker, on leg, Khushdil Shah jams it down. 15 needed from 12 balls!
47.5
1
Sean Abbott To Iftikhar Ahmed
Very full, tailing back in on off, Iftikhar Ahmed squeezes it out off the inner half of the bat to fine leg for a single.
47.4
1
Sean Abbott To Khushdil Shah
Full and on off, Khushdil Shah pushes it to long off for a single now.
47.3
6
Sean Abbott To Khushdil Shah
SIX! Pakistan are in cruise control now! This time pace on from Sean Abbott and it has gone miles over. Back of a length, outside off. Khushdil Shah swings across the line and powerfully hammers it over deep mid-wicket for a biggie. That made a cracking sound as it left the blade.
47.2
4
Sean Abbott To Khushdil Shah
FOUR! This is why Khushdil Shah has been promoted up the order. A pressure-releasing shot! Length ball, outside off. Khushdil Shah waits for it and tonks it straight over the bowler's head for a boundary.
47.1
0
Sean Abbott To Khushdil Shah
Swing and a miss! A good slower ball from Abbott, outside off. Khushdil Shah looks to smack it to the leg side but misses it altogether. Little tension is building in the Pakistan camp.
Change in bowling. This game is getting close all of a sudden. Sean Abbott is back to bowl at the death.
End Of The Over 47 : 322/4
4 Runs
  • 146.1
  • 046.2
  • 046.3
  • 1 LB46.4
  • 146.5
  • 146.6
K. Shah
5 (9)
I. Ahmed
3 (3)
N. Ellis
8-0-51-1
46.6
1
Nathan Ellis To Khushdil Shah
Touch fuller, outside off. Khushdil Shah drives it to extra cover. Aaron Finch there misfields but quickly collects it back. The batters are happy with the single. 27 needed off 18 balls!
46.5
1
Nathan Ellis To Iftikhar Ahmed
Slower ball, outside off. Iftikhar Ahmed knocks it down to long on for a run.
46.4
lb
Nathan Ellis To Khushdil Shah
Length ball, leg-lined. Khushdil Shah misses his clip and gets hit on the pads. The batters take a leg bye. Mild appeal from Nathan Ellis for an lbw but nothing from the umpire.
46.3
0
Nathan Ellis To Khushdil Shah
Back of a length, outside off. Khushdil Shah dabs it to backward point. The game is still Pakistan's but Australia are doing well to put pressure with these dots.
46.2
0
Nathan Ellis To Khushdil Shah
Slower ball from 'round the wicket, on off. Khushdil Shah blocks it back onto the turf.
46.1
1
Nathan Ellis To Iftikhar Ahmed
Length ball, angling in on leg, Iftikhar Ahmed tucks it to long leg and crosses ends.
End Of The Over 46 : 318/4
5 Runs
  • 145.1
  • 1 B45.2
  • 145.3
  • 145.4
  • W45.5
  • 145.6
I. Ahmed
1 (1)
K. Shah
4 (5)
A. Zampa
10-0-71-2
45.6
1
Adam Zampa To Iftikhar Ahmed
A single to end! Floats it up, on middle. Iftikhar Ahmed drives it to long off and keeps the strike. 31 needed from 24 balls!
Iftikhar Ahmed walks in next.
45.5
W
Adam Zampa To Mohammad Rizwan OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Is there another twist left in the tale? Mohammad Rizwan goes downtown but holes out. Tossed up well outside off, Mohammad Rizwan has to reach out for that one. He shimmies down and throws the kitchen sink at it. Mistimes his aerial shot to long off where Sean Abbott takes a simple catch.
45.4
1
Adam Zampa To Khushdil Shah
Slower delivery, on leg. Khushdil Shah pushes it to long on and rotates the strike.
45.3
1
Adam Zampa To Mohammad Rizwan
Tossed up, on middle and leg. Rizwan leans forward and works it to deep square leg for a run.
45.2
b
Adam Zampa To Khushdil Shah
Fires it full and outside off, Khushdil Shah fails to jam it down. The ball goes off the keeper's pads to the leg side and the batters take runs off byes.
45.1
1
Adam Zampa To Mohammad Rizwan
Loopy ball, outside off. Mohammad Rizwan works it to long on for an easy single.
End Of The Over 45 : 313/3
4 Runs
  • 044.1
  • W44.2
  • 244.3
  • 044.4
  • 144.5
  • 144.6
M. Rizwan
21 (23)
K. Shah
3 (3)
N. Ellis
7-0-48-1
44.6
1
Nathan Ellis To Mohammad Rizwan
Full and on off, Mohammad Rizwan drives it back and Nathan Ellis falls in his followthrough. He tries to stop it with his right boot but ends up deflecting it towards the umpire standing at the bowler's end. It hits Ahsan Raza on the legs and goes towards mid on. The batters take a single. 36 needed from 30 balls!
44.5
1
Nathan Ellis To Khushdil Shah
Length ball, on off. Khushdil Shah pulls it to mid on for a tight single.
44.4
0
Nathan Ellis To Khushdil Shah
Back of a length, pushed wider of off. Khushdil Shah chases it and chops it off the under edge back to the keeper.
44.3
2
Nathan Ellis To Khushdil Shah
Length ball from 'round the wicket, on middle. Khushdil Shah whips it to deep mid-wicket. He pushes hard for the second run and gets it easily in the end.
Khushdil Shah has been promoted up the order. 40 needed off 34 balls.
44.2
W
Nathan Ellis To Babar Azam OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! A big celebration from Australia! They still believe that they can do it. Nathan Ellis gets his man. Fuller in length, on off, perhaps a cutter. Babar Azam looks to hammer it down the ground but it takes the inner half and flies to short mid-wicket. Marnus Labuschagne there takes a sharp catch over his head. Babar Azam walks off receiving a huge round of applause. End of an excellent knock from the skipper. Can Australia capitalize?
44.1
0
Nathan Ellis To Babar Azam
On a good length, on off. Babar Azam covers the line and punches it back to the bowler.
End Of The Over 44 : 309/2
8 Runs
  • 243.1
  • 143.2
  • 243.3
  • 243.4
  • 143.5
  • 043.6
M. Rizwan
20 (22)
B. Azam
114 (81)
A. Zampa
9-0-67-1
43.6
0
Adam Zampa To Mohammad Rizwan
A full toss, outside off. Mohammad Rizwan hits it straight back to Zampa.
43.5
1
Adam Zampa To Babar Azam
Floats it up, on middle. Azam tucks it to square leg and crosses ends. Everything is looking very comfortable for Pakistan at the moment.
43.4
2
Adam Zampa To Babar Azam
Two again! A low full toss down the leg side and Babar Azam paddles it past the keeper to fine leg for another brace.
43.3
2
Adam Zampa To Babar Azam
Another two! Full and outside off, Babar Azam creams it to deep cover for a couple of runs.
43.2
1
Adam Zampa To Mohammad Rizwan
Tossed up, outside off. Mohammad Rizwan drives it through covers for a single.
43.1
2
Adam Zampa To Mohammad Rizwan
Shortish, on middle. Mohammad Rizwan paddles it to fine leg and gets two easily.
Adam Zampa is back on. This is the last throw of the dice from Finch.
End Of The Over 43 : 301/2
10 Runs
  • 142.1
  • 142.2
  • 142.3
  • 142.4
  • 442.5
  • 242.6
B. Azam
109 (78)
M. Rizwan
17 (19)
N. Ellis
6-0-44-0
42.6
2
Nathan Ellis To Babar Azam
Fuller in length, on leg. Babar Azam bunts it in front of long on. He pushes hard for the second run and gets it comfortably. The running between the wickets has been excellent. Babar Azam is keen to finish this chase quickly now. 48 needed from 42 balls.
42.5
4
Nathan Ellis To Babar Azam
FOUR! Shot of the highest quality! Length ball, on off. Babar Azam makes room and crunches it through covers. Times it to perfection and gets a boundary.
42.4
1
Nathan Ellis To Mohammad Rizwan
Slower ball again, on off. Mohammad Rizwan glances it to square leg for a run.
42.3
1
Nathan Ellis To Babar Azam
Touch fuller, on middle. Babar Azam drills it to long on and crosses ends.
42.2
1
Nathan Ellis To Mohammad Rizwan
Full and on the pads, Mohammad Rizwan moves across and flicks it to deep square leg for a run.
42.1
1
Nathan Ellis To Babar Azam
Slower ball, on off. Babar Azam whips it to wide of long on for a run.
End Of The Over 42 : 291/2
7 Runs
  • 141.1
  • 141.2
  • 241.3
  • 141.4
  • 141.5
  • 141.6
B. Azam
101 (74)
M. Rizwan
15 (17)
C. Green
6-0-35-0
41.6
1
Cameron Green To Babar Azam
Length ball, on middle. Punched to long on for a run. 58 needed from 48 balls.
41.5
1
Cameron Green To Mohammad Rizwan
This is pushed to mid on for a single.
41.4
1
Cameron Green To Babar Azam
Babar Azam can celebrate now! CENTURY! Take a bow, Babar Azam! This has been a standout knock from the skipper! One of the best knocks from him. Back of a length, outside off. Babar Azam stands up on his toes and dabs it behind point for a single. He lets out a roar. Gets a big round of applause from his teammates and his fans. Mohammad Rizwan gives him a warm hug as well. His 15th ODI century!
41.3
2
Cameron Green To Babar Azam
A full toss, outside off. Babar Azam stands tall and pushes it through covers. A little bit of comedy there as Babar Azam roars thinking he got to his hundred but needs to calm down. Moves to 99!
41.2
1
Cameron Green To Mohammad Rizwan
Full and outside off, Mohammad Rizwan drives it to deep point and gives the strike back to Babar Azam.
41.1
1
Cameron Green To Babar Azam
Good-length ball, on middle. Babar Azam knocks it to mid on for a single.
End Of The Over 41 : 284/2
5 Runs
  • 040.1
  • 140.2
  • 040.3
  • 140.4
  • 140.5
  • 240.6
M. Rizwan
13 (15)
B. Azam
96 (70)
S. Abbott
8-0-62-0
40.6
2
Sean Abbott To Mohammad Rizwan
Short of a length, outside off. Mohammad Rizwan stays deep and cuts it. Beats backward point and gets two runs. 65 needed from 54 balls.
40.5
1
Sean Abbott To Babar Azam
Back of a length, on off. Azam punches it along the ground to long on for a single. He moves to 96!
40.4
1
Sean Abbott To Mohammad Rizwan
Short, on middle. Mohammad Rizwan hops and pulls it to deep square leg for a single.
40.3
0
Sean Abbott To Mohammad Rizwan
Back of a length, on off. Mohammad Rizwan gets across and under-edges it back onto the deck.
40.2
1
Sean Abbott To Babar Azam
On a length, on off. Babar Azam punches it to mid off for a quick single.
40.1
0
Sean Abbott To Babar Azam
Good-length ball, on leg. Babar Azam misses his tuck. He gets hit on the pads and Sean Abbott puts in a loud appeal for an lbw but the umpire says no. Australia do not opt for the review.
End of Powerplay 2! 5 fielders are now allowed outside the inner circle till the end of the match.
End Of The Over 40 : 279/2
6 Runs
  • 039.1
  • 239.2
  • 139.3
  • 239.4
  • 039.5
  • 139.6
B. Azam
94 (67)
M. Rizwan
10 (12)
C. Green
5-0-28-0
39.6
1
Cameron Green To Babar Azam
Bowls it full and wide outside off, Babar reaches out and drives it to deep cover for a run. 70 needed off 60 balls.
39.5
0
Cameron Green To Babar Azam
Fractionally short and on off, Babar punches off the back foot but finds point. No mistake this time.
39.4
2
Cameron Green To Babar Azam
Misfield! Green pitches it up and around off, Babar strokes it to point where the fielder fumbles and they get two.
39.3
1
Cameron Green To Mohammad Rizwan
Short and on the leg side, pulled to long leg for a single.
39.2
2
Cameron Green To Mohammad Rizwan
Delivers it full and outside off, Rizwan drives it square of the wicket on the off side and picks up a couple of runs.
39.1
0
Cameron Green To Mohammad Rizwan
Bowls it short and around off to start his spell. Rizwan steers it straight to point.
Cameron Green is back on as well.
End Of The Over 39 : 273/2
12 Runs
  • 438.1
  • 438.2
  • 138.3
  • 038.4
  • 138.5
  • 238.6
B. Azam
91 (64)
M. Rizwan
7 (9)
S. Abbott
7-0-57-0
38.6
2
Sean Abbott To Babar Azam
On the pads, worked behind square leg for two.
38.5
1
Sean Abbott To Mohammad Rizwan
Width on offer outside off, again on the shorter side, Rizwan cracks it to sweeper cover for a run.
38.4
0
Sean Abbott To Mohammad Rizwan
Short again, around off, climbing onto the batter, Rizwan mistimes his pull shot to mid-wicket.
38.3
1
Sean Abbott To Babar Azam
Misfield from Finch. Around off, on a length, Babar pushes it off the inner half to mid-wicket. Aaron allows it through and they cross. Moves to 89, this is now the highest individual score by a Pakistan skipper against Australia in ODIs, informs the on-air commentator. 79 needed off 69 balls.
38.2
4
Sean Abbott To Babar Azam
FOUR! Babar wants to finish the chase quickly! Abbott bangs it in short, around off, Azam stands tall inside the crease and clubs it wide of mid on for a boundary. Moves to 88!
38.1
4
Sean Abbott To Babar Azam
FOUR! Pristine timing! Back of a length, around middle and leg, Babar stands there, picks it off his pads and flicks it with sublime timing to the deep mid-wicket fence.
Sean Abbott is brought back into the attack.
End Of The Over 38 : 261/2
11 Runs
  • 437.1
  • 037.2
  • 137.3
  • 137.4
  • 437.5
  • 137.6
B. Azam
80 (60)
M. Rizwan
6 (7)
M. Swepson
8-0-50-0
37.6
1
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Quicker one, full and around leg, pushed down to long on for a run. Pakistan are cruising at the moment. 88 needed off 72 balls.
37.5
4
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
FOUR! You just can't drop short to this batter, he will punish you every time. Babar goes back inside the crease and powers his pull shot over mid-wicket.
37.4
1
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
Presses forward to a full ball and pushes it in the gap at covers for one.
37.3
1
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Extra flight, a full toss on middle, it's knocked down to long on for a run.
37.2
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Quicker and fuller around off, pushed defensively back to the bowler.
37.1
4
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
FOUR! Easy pickings! Full and down the leg side, Babar kneels and sweeps it wide of short fine leg for an easy boundary.
End Of The Over 37 : 250/2
12 Runs
  • 136.1
  • 436.2
  • 136.3
  • 136.4
  • 436.5
  • 136.6
B. Azam
70 (55)
M. Rizwan
5 (6)
A. Zampa
8-0-59-1
36.6
1
Adam Zampa To Babar Azam
Wrong 'un around off, Babar punches it to deep cover for a run. Under 100 needed now. Pakistan continue to have the upper hand!
36.5
4
Adam Zampa To Babar Azam
FOUR! Delightful shot! Brilliant batting from Babar. Zampa gives this one some extra flight but lands it too full outside off. Babar lofts it nonchalantly over extra cover and fetches the second boundary of the over. 100 needed off 79 balls.
36.4
1
Adam Zampa To Mohammad Rizwan
Short and outside off, cut to deep point for one.
36.3
1
Adam Zampa To Babar Azam
A googly around off, Azam doesn't pick it but still plays it nicely through covers for a single.
36.2
4
Adam Zampa To Babar Azam
FOUR! Smashed away! Zampa tries to bowl the quicker one but drops it short on middle and leg, Babar immediately drops his weight on the back leg and plays a smashing pull shot for a boundary at deep mid-wicket.
36.1
1
Adam Zampa To Mohammad Rizwan
Nicely tossed up around off, fuller in length, Rizwan goes down low and sweeps it to fine leg for a single.
End Of The Over 36 : 238/2
5 Runs
  • 135.1
  • 235.2
  • 035.3
  • 135.4
  • 135.5
  • 035.6
B. Azam
60 (51)
M. Rizwan
3 (4)
M. Swepson
7-0-39-0
35.6
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Slightly quicker through the air, flat and short around off, Babar defends it near the front pad.
35.5
1
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
Tossed up, around off and turning away, Rizwan stretches forward and drives it past the bowler to long off for a run.
35.4
1
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Fuller and around leg, flicked to deep square leg for a single.
35.3
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Another googly around off, Babar cuts it without much timing to point.
35.2
2
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Googly, around off, on the shorter side, Babar picks it up, goes deep inside the crease and hammers it to sweeper cover. The fielder makes a sliding stop and saves two.
35.1
1
Mitchell Swepson To Mohammad Rizwan
Drops it short and on off, Rizwan goes back and pushes it with the turn to long off for a single.
End Of The Over 35 : 233/2
4 Runs
  • W34.1
  • 034.2
  • 234.3
  • 134.4
  • 034.5
  • 134.6
M. Rizwan
1 (2)
B. Azam
57 (47)
A. Zampa
7-0-47-1
34.6
1
Adam Zampa To Mohammad Rizwan
Flatter and on middle, nudged in front of square on the leg side for one. Top over from Zampa! 116 needed off 90 balls.
34.5
0
Adam Zampa To Mohammad Rizwan
Fuller and a bit quicker through the air, around off, Rizwan shapes up for the sweep shot but then defends it back.
34.4
1
Adam Zampa To Babar Azam
On middle, worked to mid-wicket for a single.
34.3
2
Adam Zampa To Babar Azam
Top edge but safe! Loopy again, full and on off, Babar top-edges his sweep shot behind the keeper. It falls safely and they get two.
34.2
0
Adam Zampa To Babar Azam
Loopy and full around middle, Babar defends it back to the bowler.
Mohammad Rizwan walks out to bat at No.4.
34.1
W
Adam Zampa To Imam-ul-Haq OUT!
OUT! Imam holes out and Adam Zampa claps in delight! This is a very big breakthrough for Australia. End of a remarkable knock and the 111-run stand. Once again Imam tries to find the boundary on the first ball but miscues his shot. Too full and around off, Imam is down the track for a big shot down the ground but gets more height than distance. Marnus Labuschagne moves across to his right from long on and takes the catch safely. 120 needed off 95 balls and Australia have an opening now.
Adam Zampa is back on.
End Of The Over 34 : 229/1
8 Runs
  • 233.1
  • 133.2
  • 033.3
  • 133.4
  • 433.5
  • 033.6
B. Azam
54 (44)
Imam
106 (96)
M. Swepson
6-0-34-0
33.6
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
SAFE! Swepson delivers a slider, around middle and leg and it skids on with the angle. Babar stays back to work it around but misses. He is hit on the pads as the ball rolls behind. They appeal unsuccessfully for an lbw. Alex Carey doesn't collect the ball cleanly but then picks it up to break the stumps. They appeal and it's referred upstairs. The replays find Babar's back leg grounded.
Appeal for an lbw and then stumping... Babar Azam was hit on the pads and Mitchell Swepson appeals for an lbw but that was sliding down leg. Alex Carey then whips the bails off and a stumping appeal is referred upstairs. Replay shows that Babar Azam has his feet grounded. NOT OUT!
33.5
4
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
FOUR! Great skills from Babar! He picks the length in a trice, it's short and hammered over mid-wicket for a boundary.
33.4
1
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
Quicker one, flatter and around leg, Imam steps back and hits it to covers for one.
33.3
0
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
Appeal for an lbw, the umpire shakes his head. Full and around off, spinning in with extra bounce, Imam tries to reverse sweep but misses. He is hit on the right arm, they appeal but nothing from the umpire. Australia decide not to review.
33.2
1
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Extra loop on this delivery, full and on off, Babar caresses it through covers for a run. FIFTY FOR BABAR, off 42 balls. This is his 19th ODI fifty and the crowd applauds.
33.1
2
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Slightly short and on off, Babar moves back and forces it to sweeper cover for a couple.
End Of The Over 33 : 221/1
6 Runs
  • 132.1
  • 032.2
  • 132.3
  • 232.4
  • 032.5
  • 232.6
Imam
105 (94)
B. Azam
47 (40)
T. Head
4-0-28-0
32.6
2
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
Imam goes aerial and lofts a full ball over covers. The long off fielder cuts it off and they get a couple. 128 needed off 102 balls.
32.5
0
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
Fuller again, on off, driven straight to the cover fielder.
32.4
2
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
CENTURY STAND! Off 83 balls. Flighted delivery, full and outside off, Imam leans and strokes it through covers for a brace.
32.3
1
Travis Head To Babar Azam
Fullish and around leg, Babar walks forward and drives it to deepish mid off for a single.
32.2
0
Travis Head To Babar Azam
Loopy and full, on middle, Babar tries to flick but gets a leading edge. It goes safely to mid off.
32.1
1
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
Full and flighted, around off, Imam sweeps it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
Drinks! Pakistan continue to march on. Imam-ul-Haq has got his century and is looking rock solid. He is getting good support from Babar Azam who is approaching his half century as well. Pakistan have done nothing wrong so far and are well on course to get a record chase. Australia are still in search of wickets and they need them soon otherwise this game will be done for them. Travis Head to bowl after the break.
End Of The Over 32 : 215/1
3 Runs
  • 031.1
  • 031.2
  • 131.3
  • 131.4
  • 131.5
  • 031.6
B. Azam
46 (38)
Imam
100 (90)
M. Swepson
5-0-26-0
31.6
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Fuller and on middle, Babar leans forward and defends it down. A good over from Swepson.
31.5
1
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
HUNDRED FOR IMAM! He is having a wonderful ODI series and what a comeback this is from him! Flighted and around off, full around off, Imam uses his feet and eases it down to long on for a single. The crowd is making a lot of noise. Imam thanks the Almighty and does a 'Sajda'. Last time he missed out but this evening, he would love to finish the chase.
31.4
1
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Short and on middle, Babar gets back and punches it down to long on for one.
31.3
1
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
Loopy and full, landing close to off, Imam pushes it softly to the right of the cover fielder for a run. Moves to 99!
31.2
0
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
Two dots. Fuller and around leg, driven back to the bowler. Swepson collected the ball and had a shy at the striker's end.
31.1
0
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
Flighted delivery, full and around leg, Imam walks forward and flicks it to mid-wicket.
Mitchell Swepson (4-0-23-0) comes back on.
End Of The Over 31 : 212/1
7 Runs
  • 430.1
  • 130.2
  • 030.3
  • 030.4
  • 130.5
  • 130.6
Imam
98 (86)
B. Azam
45 (36)
S. Abbott
6-0-45-0
30.6
1
Sean Abbott To Imam-ul-Haq
Abbott digs it in short once more, down the leg side, Imam tries to pull but ends up gloving it down to fine leg. Takes a single and moves to 98.
30.5
1
Sean Abbott To Babar Azam
Short again, around off, this time Babar pulls and sends it to deep square leg for a run.
30.4
0
Sean Abbott To Babar Azam
Fractionally short and on off, Babar punches it off the back foot but finds the cover fielder.
30.3
0
Sean Abbott To Babar Azam
Off pace, short and outside off, Azam chases and pushes it from the toe end of his bat to point.
30.2
1
Sean Abbott To Imam-ul-Haq
Moves to 97! A touch short and on off, Imam chops it down to third man and rotates the strike.
30.1
4
Sean Abbott To Imam-ul-Haq
FOUR! Great start to the over. Short in length, around leg, Imam turns inside the crease and pulls it through square leg for a boundary.
End Of The Over 30 : 205/1
12 Runs
  • 129.1
  • 129.2
  • 129.3
  • 229.4
  • 129.5
  • 629.6
B. Azam
44 (33)
Imam
92 (83)
A. Zampa
6-0-43-0
29.6
6
Adam Zampa To Babar Azam
SIX! Off the top edge but Pakistan won't mind! Flighted delivery, on off. Babar Azam sits low and brings out the slog sweep. The ball goes off the top edge but still flies over deep mid-wicket for a biggie. 144 needed off 120 balls.
29.5
1
Adam Zampa To Imam-ul-Haq
Once again Imam-ul-Haq uses his feet and takes it on the full. Drives it to long off for a run this time.
29.4
2
Adam Zampa To Imam-ul-Haq
Imam-ul-Haq gets to the pitch of the ball and drills it along to extra cover. The ball rolls to the deep and the batters take two.
29.3
1
Adam Zampa To Babar Azam
Tossed up, on middle and leg. Babar Azam makes room and drives it to long off for yet another easy single.
29.2
1
Adam Zampa To Imam-ul-Haq
Quicker and full, outside off. Imam-ul-Haq gives the charge and drills it along the carpet to long off for a run.
29.1
1
Adam Zampa To Babar Azam
Flighted delivery, on middle. Pushed to long on for a single.
End Of The Over 29 : 193/1
7 Runs
  • 028.1
  • 128.2
  • 028.3
  • 128.4
  • 428.5
  • 128.6
B. Azam
36 (30)
Imam
88 (80)
S. Abbott
5-0-38-0
28.6
1
Sean Abbott To Babar Azam
Back of a length, outside off. Babar Azam stands tall and punches it to deep cover. He keeps the strike.
28.5
4
Sean Abbott To Babar Azam
FOUR! What a stroke! On a good length, on middle. Nothing wrong with the delivery, Babar Azam just stays on the front foot after his trigger movement and smacks it to deep mid-wicket for a sweet boundary.
28.4
1
Sean Abbott To Imam-ul-Haq
On a good length, on off. Imam-ul-Haq slashes it hard to deep point. He pushes hard for the second run and even sets off but there was never a second run there. Babar Azam sends him back and rightly so. Pakistan won't want a run out at this stage.
28.3
0
Sean Abbott To Imam-ul-Haq
Nicely bowled! Sean Abbott sees Imam-ul-Haq coming down the track and bangs it short, on leg. Imam-ul-Haq sways away from the line.
28.2
1
Sean Abbott To Babar Azam
Length ball, on middle, Babar Azam gets behind the line and bunts it to mid on. This time calls for a quick single and gets it easily.
28.1
0
Sean Abbott To Babar Azam
Good length, on middle. Babar Azam prods and keeps it out to mid on.
Sean Abbott (4-0-31-0) returns into the attack.
End Of The Over 28 : 186/1
5 Runs
  • 127.1
  • 127.2
  • 127.3
  • 027.4
  • 127.5
  • 127.6
B. Azam
30 (26)
Imam
87 (78)
A. Zampa
5-0-31-0
27.6
1
Adam Zampa To Babar Azam
Loopy ball, full and outside off. Babar Azam drives it nicely through covers for another single.
27.5
1
Adam Zampa To Imam-ul-Haq
Full again, on leg. Imam-ul-Haq clears his front leg and works it to long on for a run.
27.4
0
Adam Zampa To Imam-ul-Haq
Full and on the pads, swept straight to short fine leg.
27.3
1
Adam Zampa To Babar Azam
Full and on middle, Babar Azam drills it down to long off for a run.
27.2
1
Adam Zampa To Imam-ul-Haq
In the slot, on off. Imam-ul-Haq gets down on one knee and slog-sweeps it to deep mid-wicket. Only a single.
27.1
1
Adam Zampa To Babar Azam
Short, on off. Babar Azam rocks back and cuts it to sweeper cover for one.
End Of The Over 27 : 181/1
14 Runs
  • 226.1
  • 126.2
  • 426.3
  • 226.4
  • 426.5
  • 126.6
B. Azam
27 (23)
Imam
85 (75)
N. Ellis
5-0-34-0
26.6
1
Nathan Ellis To Babar Azam
Now Nathan Ellis pulls his length back, on middle. Babar Azam knocks it to long on and retains the strike with a single. 14 from the over!
26.5
4
Nathan Ellis To Babar Azam
FOUR! Glorious batting! Length ball, on middle. Babar Azam opens the full face of the bat and flicks it through wide mid on. Sends it racing along all the way to the rope. Pakistan have been very impressive in this run chase so far.
26.4
2
Nathan Ellis To Babar Azam
Full and outside off this time, Babar Azam gets forward and drives it through covers. Gets two!
26.3
4
Nathan Ellis To Babar Azam
FOUR! Sensational shot! Fuller, on the pads. Babar Azam clears his front leg and flicks it uppishly to deep mid-wicket. The ball races away to the fence.
26.2
1
Nathan Ellis To Imam-ul-Haq
Full and slanting it on leg, Imam-ul-Haq flicks it behind square on the leg side for a single.
26.1
2
Nathan Ellis To Imam-ul-Haq
On a length, on off. Imam-ul-Haq gets behind the line and punches it straight down the ground to long on for a brace. The 50-run stand comes up between these two!
End Of The Over 26 : 167/1
8 Runs
  • 125.1
  • 025.2
  • 425.3
  • 125.4
  • 125.5
  • 125.6
Imam
82 (73)
B. Azam
16 (19)
A. Zampa
4-0-26-0
25.6
1
Adam Zampa To Imam-ul-Haq
A googly, on off. Imam-ul-Haq rocks back and pulls it to long on. The ball drops well short of the fielder and the batters take a single.
25.5
1
Adam Zampa To Babar Azam
Short and on off. Babar Azam goes back and cuts it to deep point for an easy single.
25.4
1
Adam Zampa To Imam-ul-Haq
Full and on middle, whipped through mid-wicket for a run.
25.3
4
Adam Zampa To Imam-ul-Haq
FOUR! Imam-ul-Haq loves to go inside out! Makes room for himself and lofts it inside-out over extra cover. Finds the gap and gets a boundary. Lovely batting!
25.2
0
Adam Zampa To Imam-ul-Haq
Loopy ball, on leg. Imam-ul-Haq tucks it to short fine leg.
25.1
1
Adam Zampa To Babar Azam
Full and on middle, whipped to wide of long on for a single.
End Of The Over 25 : 159/1
4 Runs
  • 124.1
  • 024.2
  • 224.3
  • 124.4
  • 024.5
  • 024.6
Imam
76 (69)
B. Azam
14 (17)
N. Ellis
4-0-20-0
24.6
0
Nathan Ellis To Imam-ul-Haq
On the pads and it is turned to mid-wicket. At the halfway mark, Pakistan are 159/1. 190 needed off 150 balls.
24.5
0
Nathan Ellis To Imam-ul-Haq
Length ball, outside off. Imam-ul-Haq taps it to point.
24.4
1
Nathan Ellis To Babar Azam
Length ball, on leg. Babar Azam clips it off the pads to deep square leg for one.
24.3
2
Nathan Ellis To Babar Azam
Good length, on off. Babar Azam pushes it to mid off for a quick single. The fielder there has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. The ball shoots up and goes over the backup fielder. The batters take advantage of this and steal another single as overthrows.
24.2
0
Nathan Ellis To Babar Azam
Full and on off to Babar from over the wicket, nudged to mid-wicket.
24.1
1
Nathan Ellis To Imam-ul-Haq
Length ball from 'round the wicket, on leg. Imam-ul-Haq flicks it to deep square leg for a single.
End Of The Over 24 : 155/1
7 Runs
  • 023.1
  • 123.2
  • 123.3
  • 423.4
  • 123.5
  • 023.6
B. Azam
11 (14)
Imam
75 (66)
A. Zampa
3-0-18-0
23.6
0
Adam Zampa To Babar Azam
Short, outside off. Babar Azam chops it straight to cover.
23.5
1
Adam Zampa To Imam-ul-Haq
Quicker and full, on the pads. Imam-ul-Haq clears his front leg and drags his flick off the toe end of the bat to square leg for a run.
23.4
4
Adam Zampa To Imam-ul-Haq
FOUR! Edgy! A googly, outside off. Imam-ul-Haq dances down and looks to launch it over mid off. The ball goes off the outside edge and races away to the third man fence.
23.3
1
Adam Zampa To Babar Azam
Short and on off, Babar Azam makes room and cuts it to sweeper cover. He crosses ends. 150 comes up for Pakistan!
23.2
1
Adam Zampa To Imam-ul-Haq
Tossed up, on middle and leg. Imam-ul-Haq skips down the wicket and works it to long on for a run.
23.1
0
Adam Zampa To Imam-ul-Haq
Floats it up, on leg. Imam-ul-Haq rocks back and knocks it on the leg side.
Change in bowling. Adam Zampa replaces Mitchell Swepson from this end.
End Of The Over 23 : 148/1
6 Runs
  • 122.1
  • 222.2
  • 122.3
  • 122.4
  • 122.5
  • 022.6
B. Azam
10 (12)
Imam
69 (62)
N. Ellis
3-0-16-0
22.6
0
Nathan Ellis To Babar Azam
On a good length, angling in on middle. Babar Azam nudges it to short mid-wicket.
22.5
1
Nathan Ellis To Imam-ul-Haq
Length ball, on middle and leg. Imam-ul-Haq comes down the track and heaves it to long on. Didn't quite time it well but will get a single.
22.4
1
Nathan Ellis To Babar Azam
Length ball, on leg. Babar Azam clips it to deep square leg and rotates the strike.
22.3
1
Nathan Ellis To Imam-ul-Haq
Short of a length, on middle. Imam-ul-Haq pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a run.
22.2
2
Nathan Ellis To Imam-ul-Haq
Length ball, leg-lined. Imam-ul-Haq tickles it to fine leg. The fielder there runs across and cuts it off. Keeps it down to two.
22.1
1
Nathan Ellis To Babar Azam
Good-length ball, on off. Babar Azam steers it to backward point for a single.
Nathan Ellis comes back into the attack. His two overs have gone for 10 runs.
End Of The Over 22 : 142/1
11 Runs
  • 121.1
  • 621.2
  • 021.3
  • 121.4
  • 121.5
  • 221.6
Imam
65 (59)
B. Azam
8 (9)
M. Swepson
4-0-23-0
21.6
2
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
Just looped over the bowler! Loopy ball, on middle - a googly. Imam-ul-Haq gets back to work it on the leg side but ends up chipping it just over Mitchell Swepson off the leading edge. The batters take a couple!
21.5
1
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Floats it up, on middle. Babar Azam stays deep and punches it to long on for one.
21.4
1
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
Half-tracker, on off. Pulled to deep mid-wicket for a single this time.
21.3
0
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
Short, on off. Imam-ul-Haq punches it back to the bowler.
21.2
6
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
SIX! Imam-ul-Haq is playing a fabulous knock! In the slot from Mitchell Swepson, outside off, fuller in length. Imam-ul-Haq goes down on one knee and goes bang. Plays a slog sweep and the ball goes all the way over deep mid-wicket for a maximum.
21.1
1
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Babar Azam steps out and takes the ball on full. He flicks it to deep square leg for a single.
End Of The Over 21 : 131/1
8 Runs
  • 420.1
  • 020.2
  • 020.3
  • 120.4
  • 220.5
  • 120.6
B. Azam
6 (7)
Imam
56 (55)
M. Stoinis
3-0-23-1
20.6
1
Marcus Stoinis To Babar Azam
Touch fuller, on off. Babar Azam pushes it to mid off for a single.
20.5
2
Marcus Stoinis To Babar Azam
On middle and leg, Babar Azam gets behind the line and tucks it to deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
20.4
1
Marcus Stoinis To Imam-ul-Haq
Good-length ball again, outside off. Imam-ul-Haq pushes it to covers for a quick single. Marnus Labuschagne has a shy at the bowler's end but Imam-ul-Haq makes it in time with a dive.
20.3
0
Marcus Stoinis To Imam-ul-Haq
Good-length ball, on off. Imam-ul-Haq covers the line and knocks it to the left of the bowler.
20.2
0
Marcus Stoinis To Imam-ul-Haq
Good comeback from Stoinis! On a good length, around off. Imam-ul-Haq tries to cut it away but gets beaten.
20.1
4
Marcus Stoinis To Imam-ul-Haq
FOUR! Shot of the day! Imam-ul-Haq, you beauty! Length ball, outside off. Imam-ul-Haq uses his feet and lofts it over extra cover for a glorious boundary. Almost went the distance.
Nothing happening at the moment. The play is halted, the reason is unknown to us.
End Of The Over 20 : 123/1
4 Runs
  • 019.1
  • 019.2
  • 119.3
  • 119.4
  • 119.5
  • 119.6
Imam
51 (51)
B. Azam
3 (5)
M. Swepson
3-0-12-0
19.6
1
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
Short, on off. Imam-ul-Haq pushes it to deep cover and keeps the strike with a single.
19.5
1
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Slider, on off. Babar Azam knocks it down to long on for a single.
19.4
1
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
On the pads again, Imam-ul-Haq uses his feet and pushes it down the ground to long on for a single. He brings up his fifty. Another half century for him and he is playing a good knock. He will look to convert this into a three-digit score.
19.3
1
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Flatter and quicker, on the pads. Babar Azam turns it to square leg for a run.
19.2
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Shortish, on off. Babar Azam punches it to covers.
19.1
0
Mitchell Swepson To Babar Azam
Tossed up, on middle. Babar Azam blocks it from the crease.
End Of The Over 19 : 119/1
7 Runs
  • 118.1
  • 018.2
  • 118.3
  • 418.4
  • W18.5
  • 118.6
B. Azam
1 (1)
Imam
49 (49)
M. Stoinis
2-0-15-1
18.6
1
Marcus Stoinis To Babar Azam
Full, on off. Babar Azam drives it to mid off for a quick single. Off the mark straightaway!
Babar Azam walks in next at number 3.
18.5
W
Marcus Stoinis To Fakhar Zaman OUT!
OUT! TIMBER! Marcus Stoinis gets his man and the breakthrough for Australia! A much-need breakthrough for Australia this! An off-cutter from Marcus Stoinis, on a good length, Fakhar Zaman with no feet movement plays down the wrong line. The ball goes past his blade and shatters the stumps. Marcus Stoinis lets out a massive roar. A huge moment in the game. Big wicket for Australia and Fakhar Zaman has to depart after a fine knock. That one landed and gripped to take the top of off. 231 needed off 187 balls.
18.4
4
Marcus Stoinis To Fakhar Zaman
FOUR! Races away like a bullet! A full toss again, outside off. Fakhar Zaman thrashes it to wide long on for a boundary. Poor delivery and Stoinis gets punished.
18.3
1
Marcus Stoinis To Imam-ul-Haq
A low full toss, on off, Imam-ul-Haq drags it to long on and jogs to the other end.
18.2
0
Marcus Stoinis To Imam-ul-Haq
On a length, on off. Imam-ul-Haq tucks it to mid-wicket by going on his toes.
18.1
1
Marcus Stoinis To Fakhar Zaman
Good-length ball, outside off. Fakhar Zaman knocks it softly to sweeper cover and crosses ends.
End Of The Over 18 : 112/0
3 Runs
  • 017.1
  • 117.2
  • 017.3
  • 117.4
  • 117.5
  • 017.6
Imam
48 (47)
F. Zaman
62 (61)
M. Swepson
2-0-8-0
17.6
0
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
Flighted delivery, wide outside off. Imam-ul-Haq reaches out and looks to cut but nearly chops it back onto the stumps.
17.5
1
Mitchell Swepson To Fakhar Zaman
This is worked to sweeper cover for a run.
17.4
1
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
Drops it short, on leg. Imam-ul-Haq rocks back but couldn't quite get hold of his pull. A single to mid-wicket.
17.3
0
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
Flighted delivery, outside off. Imam-ul-Haq drills it to cover-point.
17.2
1
Mitchell Swepson To Fakhar Zaman
Full and quick, on leg. Fakhar Zaman clears his front leg and smashes it just over Marnus Labuschagne at mid-wicket for a run.
17.1
0
Mitchell Swepson To Fakhar Zaman
Tossed up, on off. Fakhar Zaman makes room and drives it to mid off.
Drinks! Pakistan are moving along nicely and the openers have done a good job so far. Australia desperately need a breakthrough here and need their bowlers to step up. Meanwhile, Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq will look to continue the good work.
End Of The Over 17 : 109/0
8 Runs
  • 116.1
  • 116.2
  • 116.3
  • 416.4
  • 016.5
  • 116.6
F. Zaman
60 (58)
Imam
47 (44)
M. Stoinis
1-0-8-0
16.6
1
Marcus Stoinis To Fakhar Zaman
Lands it on a length, close to off, Fakhar stays back and steers it to deep point for a run.
Fine leg comes up. Long on drops back.
16.5
0
Marcus Stoinis To Fakhar Zaman
Stoinis gets away there. Short and outside off, Fakhar stays back and tries to run it down fine but finds short third man.
16.4
4
Marcus Stoinis To Fakhar Zaman
FOUR! Nicely adjusted! Fakhar Zaman uses his feet to take it on the full and lifts it over extra cover for a boundary. 241 needed off 200 balls.
16.3
1
Marcus Stoinis To Imam-ul-Haq
Another length ball is angling in from around off, Imam gets back and pushes it past the running short mid-wicket fielder for a single.
16.2
1
Marcus Stoinis To Fakhar Zaman
Fuller and on off, angling in, Fakhar knocks it down to long on for a run.
16.1
1
Marcus Stoinis To Imam-ul-Haq
Starts with a short ball outside off, Imam cuts it behind point and shouts for two. Some hesitation after that and they get only one.
Marcus Stoinis to operate now.
End Of The Over 16 : 101/0
5 Runs
  • 115.1
  • 1 WD15.2
  • 015.2
  • 015.3
  • 215.4
  • 115.5
  • 015.6
F. Zaman
54 (54)
Imam
45 (42)
M. Swepson
1-0-5-0
15.6
0
Mitchell Swepson To Fakhar Zaman
Around leg, Fakhar tries to flick but it takes the leading half of his blade and rolls to mid-wicket. A good start from Swepson.
15.5
1
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
Flatter one, short and on middle, Imam goes back and punches it to long on for a run.
15.4
2
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
Short again, outside ff, Imam cracks it to sweeper cover. Stoinis makes a fine stop in the deep and saves two. 100 comes up for Pakistan!
15.3
0
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
Short and outside off, cut to point.
15.2
0
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
Oohhh...that nearly went onto the stumps. Quicker one, short and around leg, Imam fails to flick and is hit on the inside of his back thigh. It drops near the leg stump and stops there.
15.2
wd
Mitchell Swepson To Imam-ul-Haq
Wide! Slips a full ball down the leg side, Imam tries flicking but misses.
15.1
1
Mitchell Swepson To Fakhar Zaman
Starts with a flatter delivery, short and around off, Fakhar works it through square leg for a run.
Mitchell Swepson is brought into the attack now.
End Of The Over 15 : 96/0
10 Runs
  • 114.1
  • 614.2
  • 214.3
  • 014.4
  • 014.5
  • 114.6
F. Zaman
53 (52)
Imam
42 (38)
T. Head
3-0-22-0
14.6
1
Travis Head To Fakhar Zaman
Short and on off, slapped to deep cover for one. 10 from the over and Pakistan are doing well to keep the required rate under check. 253 needed off 210 balls.
14.5
0
Travis Head To Fakhar Zaman
Leans forward to a full ball and helps it to mid-wicket.
14.4
0
Travis Head To Fakhar Zaman
Advances down the track to whip it across the line but gets an inside edge onto the pads. It ricochets to covers.
14.3
2
Travis Head To Fakhar Zaman
Drags his length short and bowls it wide outside off, cut through point for a couple.
14.2
6
Travis Head To Fakhar Zaman
SIX! Fakhar goes big and sends it over the rope. Fifty for Zaman! Floated delivery, full and around off, Fakhar dances down the track and dismisses it over the bowler's head for a biggie.
14.1
1
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
Very full and on off, stroked down to long off for a single.
End Of The Over 14 : 86/0
8 Runs
  • 113.1
  • 013.2
  • 013.3
  • 613.4
  • 113.5
  • 013.6
F. Zaman
44 (47)
Imam
41 (37)
A. Zampa
2-0-11-0
13.6
0
Adam Zampa To Fakhar Zaman
Floated delivery, full and wide outside off, Zaman drives it down the ground but finds mid off.
13.5
1
Adam Zampa To Imam-ul-Haq
Flight this time, full and on off, Imam knocks it down to long on for a run.
13.4
6
Adam Zampa To Imam-ul-Haq
SIX! Imam has sent it a mile! Zampa drops it short and on middle, Imam goes deep inside the crease and pulls it aerially over mid-wicket for a biggie.
13.3
0
Adam Zampa To Imam-ul-Haq
Slower through the air, full and on off, another drive from Imam but he finds the cover fielder.
13.2
0
Adam Zampa To Imam-ul-Haq
Imam lunges to a full ball around off and defends it towards covers.
13.1
1
Adam Zampa To Fakhar Zaman
Quicker through the air, short and outside off, Fakhar taps it down wide of backward point for a single.
End Of The Over 13 : 78/0
9 Runs
  • 112.1
  • 012.2
  • 112.3
  • 112.4
  • 412.5
  • 212.6
Imam
34 (33)
F. Zaman
43 (45)
T. Head
2-0-12-0
12.6
2
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
Short and outside off, Imam chops it down through point and Green gives the chase from short third man. He stops it in the deep with a slide and they get two. 9 from the over, 271 needed off 222 balls.
12.5
4
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
FOUR! Much better from Imam! Full and flighted, around off, Imam sits down on one knee and powers it towards wide long on for a boundary.
12.4
1
Travis Head To Fakhar Zaman
Aerial but safe! Tossed up, full and on off, Fakhar slogs it against the spin and it goes in the air. Doesn't carry to Stoinis at deep mid-wicket who collects the ball on one bounce. A single.
12.3
1
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
Fuller again, around off, this time Imam drives it through covers for one.
12.2
0
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
Fires in a full ball around leg, Imam tries to flick but gets a leading edge to covers. Looks for a run but is sent back.
12.1
1
Travis Head To Fakhar Zaman
Delivers it short and outside off, it's cut through the gap at cover-point for a run.
End Of The Over 12 : 69/0
3 Runs
  • 011.1
  • 011.2
  • 011.3
  • 111.4
  • 211.5
  • 011.6
Imam
27 (29)
F. Zaman
41 (43)
A. Zampa
1-0-3-0
11.6
0
Adam Zampa To Imam-ul-Haq
Short and wide outside off, Imam cuts but finds the point fielder. Eventful over.
Ben McDermott has hurt himself on the fingers while attempting that catch and is going off the field.
11.5
2
Adam Zampa To Imam-ul-Haq
DROPPED! Too full in length, around middle, Imam walks forward and whips it across the line. It's aerial and Ben McDermott jumps at short mid-wicket. He extends his right hand but fails to catch it. The ball deflects behind and they take a couple. Ben seems to have hurt his fingers there.
11.4
1
Adam Zampa To Fakhar Zaman
Flatter and shorter on middle, Zaman gets back and works it through square leg for a run.
11.3
0
Adam Zampa To Fakhar Zaman
Quicker through the air, full and around leg, Fakhar tries to flick but misses. It goes on the leg side off his pads.
11.2
0
Adam Zampa To Fakhar Zaman
Shout for an lbw, the umpire shakes his head. Loopy again, full and around leg, turning down, Fakhar tries to sweep but misses. He is hit on the back leg, they appeal but the umpire doesn't agree. Finch is convinced and takes the DRS. The UltraEdge finds no bat. Over to the Ball Tracking and it shows that the ball had landed outside leg. Australia lose a review.
11.1
0
Adam Zampa To Fakhar Zaman
Loopy and full, landing on middle, Fakhar defends it back to the bowler.
Spin from both ends then! Adam Zampa is introduced into the attack now.
End Of The Over 11 : 66/0
3 Runs
  • 010.1
  • 010.2
  • 210.3
  • 110.4
  • 010.5
  • 010.6
Imam
25 (27)
F. Zaman
40 (39)
T. Head
1-0-3-0
10.6
0
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
Too full and around leg, Imam clips it off his pads but finds short fine leg. Tidy start from Head.
10.5
0
Travis Head To Imam-ul-Haq
Tossed up, around off, Head drives but finds the cover fielder.
10.4
1
Travis Head To Fakhar Zaman
Full again, around off, Fakhar strokes it past the bowler to long off for one.
10.3
2
Travis Head To Fakhar Zaman
Gets on the front foot and drives it through covers for a couple.
10.2
0
Travis Head To Fakhar Zaman
Loopy and on off, helped to mid-wicket.
10.1
0
Travis Head To Fakhar Zaman
Fuller and on off, driven back to the bowler.
End of Powerplay 1! 4 fielders now can be stationed outside the inner ring till the 40th over. A bowling change for Australia as well. Time for some spin as Travis Head comes into the attack.
End Of The Over 10 : 63/0
6 Runs
  • 09.1
  • 19.2
  • 49.3
  • 09.4
  • 09.5
  • 19.6
F. Zaman
37 (35)
Imam
25 (25)
N. Ellis
2-0-10-0
9.6
1
Nathan Ellis To Fakhar Zaman
Identical to the last delivery, this time Zaman helps it wide of mid-wicket and jogs across to the other end. At the end of Powerplay 1, Pakistan are 63/0. Australia were 65/1 at this stage.
9.5
0
Nathan Ellis To Fakhar Zaman
Around leg, on a length, Zaman flicks but finds mid-wicket.
9.4
0
Nathan Ellis To Fakhar Zaman
Fuller and on off, driven to mid off.
9.3
4
Nathan Ellis To Fakhar Zaman
FOUR! Well timed and the misfield helped! Too full and around off, Fakhar drives it crisply down the ground. The mid off fielder dives but fails to stop and it races behind for a boundary.
9.2
1
Nathan Ellis To Imam-ul-Haq
Too full and landing around middle, Imam hits it down towards mid on and scampers across to the other end.
9.1
0
Nathan Ellis To Imam-ul-Haq
Fuller and close to off, Imam is on the front foot as he defends it back.
End Of The Over 9 : 57/0
12 Runs
  • 48.1
  • 08.2
  • 48.3
  • 48.4
  • 08.5
  • 08.6
F. Zaman
32 (31)
Imam
24 (23)
C. Green
4-0-22-0
8.6
0
Cameron Green To Fakhar Zaman
Pushes a full ball to covers and looks for a run. Zaman is sent back as the fielder misses his shy at the striker's end. 12 from the over and this end continues to leak runs.
8.5
0
Cameron Green To Fakhar Zaman
On off, a length delivery, Fakhar plays it down to covers.
8.4
4
Cameron Green To Fakhar Zaman
FOUR! Nicely played! Width there outside off, a touch short, Fakhar plays late and guides it past short third man for a boundary.
8.3
4
Cameron Green To Fakhar Zaman
FOUR! That's a poor delivery after the fielder moved from that direction. Fuller and outside off, Fakhar Zaman leans into the drive and thumps it through covers for a boundary. 50 up!
8.2
0
Cameron Green To Fakhar Zaman
Good comeback from Green. Nails his yorker on middle, Zaman cannot do much and just digs it out to covers.
8.1
4
Cameron Green To Fakhar Zaman
FOUR! Tonk! Short in length, close to off and angling in, Fakhar clears his front leg and muscles it to the deep mid-wicket fence.
Cameron Green comes back into the attack. He gets a change of ends.
End Of The Over 8 : 45/0
4 Runs
  • 07.1
  • 17.2
  • 07.3
  • 07.4
  • 17.5
  • 27.6
Imam
24 (23)
F. Zaman
20 (25)
N. Ellis
1-0-4-0
7.6
2
Nathan Ellis To Imam-ul-Haq
Slower one, on a length around off, Imam stays back, delays his shot a bit and works it wide of mid on for a couple of runs. 4 from the over, a good start from Nathan Ellis.
7.5
1
Nathan Ellis To Fakhar Zaman
Fuller and on off, driven down to mid off and Fakhar took a quick run.
7.4
0
Nathan Ellis To Fakhar Zaman
Around middle and off, on a length, once again Fakhar stays on the back foot and then defends it back.
7.3
0
Nathan Ellis To Fakhar Zaman
A yorker around off, Fakhar hangs deep inside the crease and digs it out to covers.
7.2
1
Nathan Ellis To Imam-ul-Haq
Delivers it on a length and around middle, Imam flicks it through square leg and rotates the strike.
7.1
0
Nathan Ellis To Imam-ul-Haq
Ellis begins his spell by digging it short, around middle and there is some extra bounce as well, Imam fends it away on the leg side and looks for a run. He is sent back.
Nathan Ellis is brought into the attack now. He replaces Cameron Green.
End Of The Over 7 : 41/0
9 Runs
  • 46.1
  • 06.2
  • 16.3
  • 26.4
  • 06.5
  • 1 WD6.6
  • 16.6
Imam
21 (20)
F. Zaman
19 (22)
S. Abbott
4-0-31-0
6.6
1
Sean Abbott To Imam-ul-Haq
Slower one, on a length around middle, Imam tickles it wide of short fine leg and gets a single.
6.6
wd
Sean Abbott To Imam-ul-Haq
Wide! Slips a length ball down the leg side, Imam tries to flick it fine but misses. A good take by Carey.
6.5
0
Sean Abbott To Imam-ul-Haq
Spearing yorker on middle, just a hint of swing, Imam flicks but finds the mid-wicket fielder.
6.4
2
Sean Abbott To Imam-ul-Haq
Walks down the track and tucks a length ball in front of square on the leg side for a brace.
6.3
1
Sean Abbott To Fakhar Zaman
A low dipping full toss on off, Fakhar tries to drive but gets an inside edge onto the back pad. It deflects in the gap at covers and they cross.
6.2
0
Sean Abbott To Fakhar Zaman
On a length and around off, slower in pace, Fakhar plays it down to point and Marnus Labuschagne has an immediate shy at the bowler's end.
6.1
4
Sean Abbott To Fakhar Zaman
FOUR! This is clever batting. Short in length, around off, Fakhar steps back to give himself room and steers it past backward point for a boundary. Abbott has proved to be costly so far.
End Of The Over 6 : 32/0
3 Runs
  • 05.1
  • 15.2
  • 25.3
  • 05.4
  • 05.5
  • 05.6
Imam
18 (17)
F. Zaman
14 (19)
C. Green
3-0-10-0
5.6
0
Cameron Green To Imam-ul-Haq
Three dots to end the over. Full and around off, Imam pushes it down off the inner half to mid on. Tidy over by Green.
5.5
0
Cameron Green To Imam-ul-Haq
Gets forward to a full ball and pushes it to covers.
5.4
0
Cameron Green To Imam-ul-Haq
Lands it on a length and around off, Imam taps it down to point and looks for a run. Fakhar is then sent back as the fielder misses his shy at the bowler's end.
5.3
2
Cameron Green To Imam-ul-Haq
Back of a length, around middle and leg, Imam glances it wide of short fine leg for a couple of runs.
5.2
1
Cameron Green To Fakhar Zaman
Full and outside off, Fakhar drives it wide of extra cover and scampers across to the other end.
5.1
0
Cameron Green To Fakhar Zaman
Angling in from around off, Fakhar Zaman works it towards mid-wicket and is disappointed with himself.
End Of The Over 5 : 29/0
11 Runs
  • 04.1
  • 64.2
  • 34.3
  • 04.4
  • 04.5
  • 24.6
Imam
16 (13)
F. Zaman
13 (17)
S. Abbott
3-0-22-0
4.6
2
Sean Abbott To Imam-ul-Haq
Gently turns a length ball in the gap at mid-wicket and shows good urgency to come back for the second run. 11 from the over.
4.5
0
Sean Abbott To Imam-ul-Haq
A length delivery on off, the batter has just blocked that from his crease.
4.4
0
Sean Abbott To Imam-ul-Haq
Around off, on a length, Imam drives it to covers.
4.3
3
Sean Abbott To Fakhar Zaman
Short and around leg, Fakhar helps it to short fine leg where Zampa misfields and they get three runs.
4.2
6
Sean Abbott To Fakhar Zaman
SIX! FAKHAR IS SAFE! The heel is touching the advertising cushion. Fakhar survives and the crowd roars. A touch short in length, around off, Zaman latches onto it and powers it over the leg side. Marcus Stoinis is manning the deep square leg region, he jumps to catch it over his head. He then realizes that his weight is pushing him beyond the fence. So, Stoinis releases the ball, goes back and jumps in to take the catch again. The umpire though consults upstairs and the replays clearly show that it's not taken cleanly. A maximum is signalled.
Is that caught cleanly? The answer is no.
4.1
0
Sean Abbott To Fakhar Zaman
Fractionally short on off, Fakhar punches it from the middle of the bat but finds covers.
End Of The Over 4 : 18/0
5 Runs
  • 03.1
  • 03.2
  • 13.3
  • 43.4
  • 03.5
  • 03.6
Imam
14 (10)
F. Zaman
4 (14)
C. Green
2-0-7-0
3.6
0
Cameron Green To Imam-ul-Haq
Presses forward to a full ball and pushes it to mid off. It's been a sedate start from Pakistan in this big run-chase.
3.5
0
Cameron Green To Imam-ul-Haq
Slants in a length ball on off, from 'round the wicket, Imam stays on the back foot and defends it down.
3.4
4
Cameron Green To Imam-ul-Haq
FOUR! Edgy! Back of a length, outside off, Imam stands back to cut it over point but it flies off the top edge and goes over short third man for a boundary. Not sure that was deliberate or not.
3.3
1
Cameron Green To Fakhar Zaman
Full in length and outside off, pushed with soft hands to wide mid off for a run.
3.2
0
Cameron Green To Fakhar Zaman
Swing and a miss! Fakhar is feeling the pressure. Sees the width outside off and goes after it. Fails to connect though.
3.1
0
Cameron Green To Fakhar Zaman
Mistimed again by Zaman. Short and on off, Fakhar goes on the back foot but punches it from the bottom half of his blade. It goes straight to covers.
End Of The Over 3 : 13/0
9 Runs
  • 02.1
  • 02.2
  • 02.3
  • 12.4
  • 62.5
  • 22.6
Imam
10 (7)
F. Zaman
3 (11)
S. Abbott
2-0-11-0
2.6
2
Sean Abbott To Imam-ul-Haq
Back of a length on middle, Imam goes on the back foot and glances it behind square leg for two. The crowd has found its voice after this 9-run over.
2.5
6
Sean Abbott To Imam-ul-Haq
SIX! Imam has dispatched this one. Pakistan will hope that this shot breaks the shackles. Sean Abbott serves it on a length around middle, Imam dances down the track and towers it over long on for a maximum.
2.4
1
Sean Abbott To Fakhar Zaman
Fuller and around off, Zaman drives it towards extra cover and immediately sets off for a single.
2.3
0
Sean Abbott To Fakhar Zaman
Pitches it on a length, around middle and off, Fakhar covers the line and defends it back on the pitch.
2.2
0
Sean Abbott To Fakhar Zaman
Around middle, on a length, turned to mid-wicket.
2.1
0
Sean Abbott To Fakhar Zaman
Struggling with timing! Short and on off, Fakhar again chops his attempted shot off the back foot, this time to covers.
End Of The Over 2 : 4/0
2 Runs
  • 01.1
  • 01.2
  • 11.3
  • 01.4
  • 11.5
  • 01.6
Imam
2 (5)
F. Zaman
2 (7)
C. Green
1-0-2-0
1.6
0
Cameron Green To Imam-ul-Haq
Beaten on the drive! Lands it on a length and in the channel outside off, Imam leans forward to drive but gets beaten by the away movement.
1.5
1
Cameron Green To Fakhar Zaman
Movement off the pitch, from a good length around middle and leg, Fakhar inside-edges his attempted flick. It rolls wide of short fine leg for a run.
1.4
0
Cameron Green To Fakhar Zaman
Short and on off, Fakhar stays back and chops it down towards backward point.
1.3
1
Cameron Green To Imam-ul-Haq
Fullish and around off, shaping in a bit, Imam drives it down the ground and the mid off fielder moves across to his left to make a partial stop. A single is taken.
1.2
0
Cameron Green To Imam-ul-Haq
Green pulls his length back and delivers it on top of off, Imam goes on his toes and plays it down to point.
1.1
0
Cameron Green To Imam-ul-Haq
A little bit of swing in the air for Green. He serves a full toss on off, Imam drives it down to mid off.
Cameron Green will bowl from the other end.
End Of The Over 1 : 2/0
2 Runs
  • 00.1
  • 00.2
  • 10.3
  • 10.4
  • 00.5
  • 00.6
F. Zaman
1 (5)
Imam
1 (1)
S. Abbott
1-0-2-0
0.6
0
Sean Abbott To Fakhar Zaman
Identical to the last delivery, once again Fakhar keeps his weight on the back foot and pushes it out to covers. Fine first over from Sean Abbott!
0.5
0
Sean Abbott To Fakhar Zaman
Back of a length, around off, Fakhar defends it down from the back foot to the off side.
0.4
1
Sean Abbott To Imam-ul-Haq
Slightly short and around off, Imam leans forward and crunches his drive to cover-point. Mitchell Swepson dives across to his right to stop the racing ball. He gets up and has a shy at the striker's end but misses. They cross now for a run.
0.3
1
Sean Abbott To Fakhar Zaman
A touch full and on off, Zaman drives it to mid off and gets off the mark with a single. The chase is also underway.
0.2
0
Sean Abbott To Fakhar Zaman
Baten, this time! Sean Abbott repeats the last delivery but from the off stump line, Fakhar Zaman feels for it inside the line and gets beaten.
0.1
0
Sean Abbott To Fakhar Zaman
Sean Abbott begins with a gentle length delivery, in the channel outside off and angling away, Fakhar Zaman allows it through to the keeper.
Match Info
  • Venue Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss Pakistanwon the toss and elected to field
  • Result Pakistan beat Australia by 6 wickets
  • Player of the Match Babar Azam
  • Umpire Ahsan Raza (PAK), Aleem Dar (PAK) and Asif Yaqoob (PAK)
  • Referee Muhammad Javed (PAK)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: Australia 348/8 in 50.0 overs
  • Power play 3 (41-50): Australia 348/8 (77 runs, 5 wickets)
  • Australia 301/5 in 45.1 overs
  • Power play 2 (11-40): Australia 271/3 (206 runs, 2 wickets)
  • M Labuschagne 4th ODI fifty: 53 runs in 41 balls (5x4) (0x6)
  • Australia 251/3 in 37.1 overs
  • Drinks: Australia 231/2 in 33.0 overs
  • B McDermott maiden ODI hundred: 101 runs in 102 balls (10x4) (4x6)
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 53 off 37 balls between B McDermott (24) and M Labuschagne (29)
  • Australia 200/2 in 29.1 overs
  • Referral 1 (23.6 ovs): B McDermott against PAK (Caught) Successful (PAK: 2, AUS: 2)
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 151 off 127 balls between T Head (80) and B McDermott (65)
  • Australia 152/1 in 21.2 overs
  • B McDermott ODI Fifty: 51 runs in 52 balls (6x4) (2x6)
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 100 off 94 balls between T Head (51) and B McDermott (45)
  • Drinks: Australia 100/1 in 16.0 overs
  • T Head 11th ODI Fifty: 50 runs in 44 balls (4x4) (2x6)
  • Australia 100/1 in 15.5 overs
  • Power play 1 (1-10): Australia 65/1
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 52 off 48 balls between T Head (17) and B McDermott (30)
  • Australia 53/1 in 8.3 overs
  • Pakistan 352/4 in 49.0 overs
  • Pakistan 301/2 in 43.0 overs
  • B Azam 15th ODI hundred: 100 runs in 73 balls (10x4) (1x6)
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 50 off 35 balls between B Azam (40) and M Rizwan (10)
  • Power play 2 (11-40): Pakistan 279/2 (216 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Pakistan 250/2 in 37.0 overs
  • B Azam ODI fifty: 50 runs in 42 balls (3x4) (1x6)
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 101 off 83 balls between Ul-Haq (54) and B Azam (47)
  • Drinks: Pakistan 215/1 in 32.0 overs
  • Ul-Haq 9th ODI hundred: 100 runs in 90 balls (6x4) (3x6)
  • Pakistan 205/1 in 30.0 overs
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 51 off 44 balls between Ul-Haq (35) and B Azam (16)
  • Pakistan 150/1 in 23.3 overs
  • Ul-Haq ODI fifty: 50 runs in 50 balls (2x4) (2x6)
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 100 off 94 balls between F Zaman (54) and Ul-Haq (44)
  • Pakistan 100/0 in 15.4 overs
  • F Zaman 14th ODI fifty: 50 runs in 48 balls (5x4) (2x6)
  • Ul-Haq dropped on 25 by B Mcdermott in 11.5 overs
  • Referral 1 (11.2 ovs): Aus against F Zaman (LBW) Unsuccessful (PAK: 2, AUS: 1)
  • Power play 1 (1-10): Pakistan 63/0
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 53 off 51 balls between F Zaman (28) and Ul-Haq (24)
  • Pakistan 53/0 in 8.3 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
PlayerWicketsEco.
Shaheen Afridi PAK65.72
Adam Zampa AUS65.48
Haris Rauf PAK55.21
Mohammad Wasim PAK55.53
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