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Pakistan vs Australia, One-off T20I Commentary, Live Updates

PAK vs AUS, 2022 - T20 Live Commentary

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Match Ended   
162/8 (20.0/20)
163/7 (19.1/20)
Australia beat Pakistan by 3 wickets
That's a wrap, Australia complete their tour of Pakistan without any off-field issues, and the host nation must be praised for all its efforts in making this tour possible. The Aussies were here for the first time since 1998, and we witnessed some quality action across all formats. They won the Test series, and Pakistan took the ODI series. You can treat this one-off T20I as a tie-breaker, but that sounds slightly unfair. If this was a multi-series format, frequently used in Women's cricket, then Australia would have won it 12-8. Alright then, that's your lot for the evening. You can keep checking the fixture page for all the upcoming matches. Until we meet again, it's goodbye and cheers!
Aaron Finch, the captain of Australia, is also the Player of the Match. He is thrilled with the bowling performance of his young group. Praises Nathan Ellis who had a tough start but then showed great character to come back. Adds that everything they do in the shorter formats is with one eye on the World Cup. He is very proud of his boys and feels the resilience they have shown is incredible. Further says that a few young guys have come up and it's super exciting for Australia. Mentions that after the kind of start Pakistan got, it was always nice to restrict them to 162. Lauds the bowling of Green and chuckles while saying that they are glad they don't have to bowl to Babar Azam for a while now. States that they are very grateful for being the first team to come to Pakistan in 24 years and thanks the fans and the PCB for everything.
Babar Azam, the captain of Pakistan, comes up to have a word. Says that the way they started it was very good but then the back-to-back wickets slowed them down with the bat. Mentions that they don't have much time left for the next T20 World Cup and this game was a good opportunity for Usman Qadir as both their frontline spinners were unfit. He then goes on to thank the Australian team for coming here to play all three formats of the game and hopes that they enjoyed the hospitality.
Stay tuned for the interviews...
The main reason for Pakistan's loss is their batting. They started strongly and looked set for a score around 200. However, after the halfway mark, they lost the plot. It was a steady procession of wickets for them and that stole the momentum away from their innings. With 162 on the board, you can fight in these conditions but for winning, you need a bit more than that. Usman Qadir and Mohammed Wasim were brilliant to pick two wickets each but their efforts went in vain eventually.
In pursuit of a below-par total, Travis Head showed positive intent at the start to set the tone and Aaron Finch also got some form back with the bat. The Aussies raced away to 63 runs in the Powerplay - their best score against Pakistan during that phase in this format and then capitalized on the start. Josh Inglis, who spent the entire time in quarantine during the ODIs, released all his frustration with a quickfire knock and kept the required rate honest. There was a flurry of wickets but Aaron Finch held one end tightly, scored a fifty and took Australia close to the victory line. The game needlessly got close and the knocks of Ben McDermott and Marcus Stoinis turned out to be very crucial.
What an entertaining chase and Australia nearly made a mess! Things got a bit interesting with the fall of wickets but the required rate was always in control and Australia eventually got home. The 19th over bowled by Shaheen Afridi was a thing of beauty as he gave his team an outside chance but Ben McDermott kept a clam head to see the Aussies over the line.
End Of The Over 19.1 : 163/7
4 Runs
  • 419.1
B. McDermott
22 (19)
B. Dwarshuis
0 (2)
H. Rauf
3.1-0-35-1
19.1
4
Haris Rauf To Ben McDermott
FOUR! There it is, Ben McDermott scores the winning runs. Haris Rauf steams in and tries to bowl a toe-crushing yorker but errs in line and McDermott keeps his cool and just helps it on its way off his legs to find the deep backward square leg fence. Australia get the final say on the tour and they have won a 'thrilling' contest by 3 wickets!
We're down to the final over. 4 needed off 6! Can Haris Rauf do it?
End Of The Over 19 : 159/7
1 Runs
  • W18.1
  • 018.2
  • 118.3
  • W18.4
  • 018.5
  • 018.6
B. Dwarshuis
0 (2)
B. McDermott
18 (18)
S. Afridi
4-0-21-2
18.6
0
Shaheen Afridi To Ben Dwarshuis
Dot to end and Shaheen Afridi has kept his side alive in the contest! Good-length, around off and this is firmly pushed towards extra cover. Just one run and two wickets off Afridi's final over, top stuff from him!
18.5
0
Shaheen Afridi To Ben Dwarshuis
Full and on off, Ben Dwarshuis keeps it out towards mid off.
Debutant Ben Dwarshuis is the new batter. 4 needed off 8 balls.
18.4
W
Shaheen Afridi To Sean Abbott OUT!
OUT! Cleaned up! Things are getting interesting out in the middle and the crowd is charged up. Shaheen Afridi serves a fullish delivery angling into off. The ball moves away a bit after pitching and Sean Abbott goes for the cover drive. Abbott gets completely beaten by the raw pace and the ball hits the top of off stump. Afridi has sent Abbott packing for a golden duck.
18.3
1
Shaheen Afridi To Ben McDermott
Another fumble from Babar. Full and wide, firmly driven towards the Pakistani skipper at extra cover but he can't collect it cleanly. Single taken.
18.2
0
Shaheen Afridi To Ben McDermott
Around the top of off, McDermott looks to drive it through covers but is beaten and the ball doesn't carry to Rizwan.
Sean Abbott arrives. 5 needed off 11 balls.
18.1
W
Shaheen Afridi To Aaron Finch OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! The skipper looks to finish things off in style but ends up throwing away his wicket! Shaheen Afridi comes from 'round the wicket and angles it in full and around off. Aaron Finch whips it off the toe end of the bat and the ball flies towards the square leg fence. Asif Ali over there remains cool as a cucumber and takes a fine catch, inches inside the boundary line. The third umpire has a quick check to confirm the catch and he is satisfied. Finch departs after a good comeback knock.
End Of The Over 18 : 158/5
10 Runs
  • 417.1
  • 417.2
  • 117.3
  • 117.4
  • 017.5
  • 017.6
B. McDermott
17 (16)
A. Finch
55 (44)
H. Rauf
3-0-31-1
17.6
0
Haris Rauf To Ben McDermott
Slightly back of a length, around off. McDermott dabs it down on the off side. 5 needed now off 12 balls.
17.5
0
Haris Rauf To Ben McDermott
Ben McDermott has made a mess of the stumps at the other end. Full and straight, punched back straight as an arrow and the ball castles into the stumps. Haris Rauf doesn't get a hand on it and Finch returns safely.
17.4
1
Haris Rauf To Aaron Finch
Yorker length delivery, around middle and leg. Finch digs it out to long on for a run.
17.3
1
Haris Rauf To Ben McDermott
Australia one hit away now! Around off, caressed through covers for a single.
17.2
4
Haris Rauf To Ben McDermott
FOUR! Ben McDermott is in a hurry now! Shortish delivery, on the hips and McDermott jabs it behind square on the leg side and finds the fence yet again. Just 7 needed now.
17.1
4
Haris Rauf To Ben McDermott
FOUR! This might just be the telling blow from Ben McDermott! Full and quick, on middle. McDermott just drills it through wide mid on and picks up a boundary.
Haris Rauf is back into the attack as well.
End Of The Over 17 : 148/5
5 Runs
  • 016.1
  • 216.2
  • 116.3
  • 016.4
  • 116.5
  • 116.6
B. McDermott
8 (11)
A. Finch
54 (43)
S. Afridi
3-0-20-0
16.6
1
Shaheen Afridi To Ben McDermott
Slower and around off. McDermott eases it towards covers for yet another single. The boundaries have completely dried up for Australia and they require 15 runs off 18 deliveries.
16.5
1
Shaheen Afridi To Aaron Finch
Length, on the pads and Finch can't get it away yet again. The ball comes off the inside edge and rolls onto the leg side after hitting the pads. Single taken.
16.4
0
Shaheen Afridi To Aaron Finch
Slower again and bowled into the pitch. Aaron Finch looks to drag the pull shot from outside off but mistimes it badly.
16.3
1
Shaheen Afridi To Ben McDermott
Slower one, at just 115.7 kph and angled across on a shorter length. McDermott just runs it off the face of the bat down to third man for a single.
16.2
2
Shaheen Afridi To Ben McDermott
Just a bit too eager from Babar Azam and it has cost an extra run as well. Very full, at the base of the off stump and McDermott jams it out towards mid off. Babar attacks the ball but fumbles and the batters get two.
16.1
0
Shaheen Afridi To Ben McDermott
No run there! Back of a length, on off. McDermott bunts it back onto the deck and Finch looks for the single. The skipper has to scamper back but Afridi decides not to have a shy.
Shaheen Afridi is back to bowl at the death.
End Of The Over 16 : 143/5
5 Runs
  • 015.1
  • 115.2
  • 1 WD15.3
  • 015.3
  • 115.4
  • 015.5
  • 215.6
A. Finch
53 (41)
B. McDermott
4 (7)
M. Wasim
4-0-30-2
15.6
2
Mohammad Wasim To Aaron Finch
Easy two! On middle, just worked into the vacant space towards mid-wicket and Finch gets a couple of runs. 20 needed now off 24 balls. Mohammad Wasim ends his excellent spell of 2 wickets for 30 runs.
15.5
0
Mohammad Wasim To Aaron Finch
Around the top of off, steered away by Finch but he can't get it past the man at point.
15.4
1
Mohammad Wasim To Ben McDermott
Risky single but they make it in the end. Swinging in late into middle and leg, McDermott nudges it towards mid-wicket and sets off for a quick single. The fielder over there misses the shy at the bowler's end and they get a run.
15.3
0
Mohammad Wasim To Ben McDermott
Length ball on off and Ben can't get it away.
15.3
wd
Mohammad Wasim To Ben McDermott
WIDE! Mohammad Wasim tries to bowl quicker and does so but spills it down the leg side. McDermott lets it through for a wide.
15.2
1
Mohammad Wasim To Aaron Finch
Wasim goes fuller and tries to attack the pads. Finch works it in front of square on the leg side for a single.
15.1
0
Mohammad Wasim To Aaron Finch
Short of a length, around off and Finch taps it straight towards point.
End Of The Over 15 : 138/5
8 Runs
  • 014.1
  • 114.2
  • 114.3
  • 114.4
  • 414.5
  • 114.6
A. Finch
50 (37)
B. McDermott
3 (5)
H. Ali
3-0-30-0
14.6
1
Hasan Ali To Aaron Finch
FIFTY FOR FINCH! A timely knock by the skipper to return to form. Short in length and outside off, Finch punches it off his back foot to covers for a run. 25 needed more off 30 balls.
14.5
4
Hasan Ali To Aaron Finch
FOUR! Great timing! Fractionally short and on middle, Aaron Finch glances it from the middle of his bat and it scoots away to the deep square leg fence.
14.4
1
Hasan Ali To Ben McDermott
On a length and around off, pushed to covers for one.
14.3
1
Hasan Ali To Aaron Finch
Short and wide outside off, Finch cuts it off the back foot to deep point for a run.
14.2
1
Hasan Ali To Ben McDermott
Drifting down the leg side, worked down to fine leg for one.
14.1
0
Hasan Ali To Ben McDermott
Back of a length, around off at 132.8 kph, Ben pushes it off the inner edge down to mid on.
Hasan Ali comes in to replace Usman Qadir. So far he has gone for 22 runs off his 2 overs.
End Of The Over 14 : 130/5
6 Runs
  • 213.1
  • 213.2
  • 113.3
  • W13.4
  • 013.5
  • 113.6
B. McDermott
1 (2)
A. Finch
44 (34)
M. Wasim
3-0-25-2
13.6
1
Mohammad Wasim To Ben McDermott
Sharp delivery, a touch short on off, at 140 clicks, Ben McDermott gets squared up and edges it down to third man for a run. Top over, 33 needed more.
13.5
0
Mohammad Wasim To Ben McDermott
Sliding down the leg side, on a length at 140.7 kph, McDermott tries to flick but misses. It kisses his pads and goes to the keeper.
Ben McDermott comes down the order tonight, at number 7.
13.4
W
Mohammad Wasim To Cameron Green OUT!
OUT! SOUND OF TIMBER! The crowd has found its voice again. Wasim cooks up a sharp delivery, and serves it on a length around middle at 139.8 kph. It lands and skids through, Green stays back and plays all around it. The ball breaches his defense and breaks the stumps. This game is not done yet. 34 needed off 38 balls.
13.3
1
Mohammad Wasim To Aaron Finch
Wasim goes very full and on middle, Finch gets back and tickles it through mid-wicket for a run.
13.2
2
Mohammad Wasim To Aaron Finch
Nicely played. Short again, around leg, Finch glances it behind square leg for another couple.
13.1
2
Mohammad Wasim To Aaron Finch
Back of a length, on middle, Finch turns it with gentle hands to mid-wicket and runs the first run hard. He then turns and gets the second run as well. Good placement and running between the wickets.
End Of The Over 13 : 124/4
3 Runs
  • 112.1
  • 012.2
  • 012.3
  • 012.4
  • 112.5
  • 112.6
A. Finch
39 (31)
C. Green
2 (6)
U. Qadir
4-0-33-2
12.6
1
Usman Qadir To Aaron Finch
Short again, around off and turning away, Finch goes back and pushes it softly to covers for one. Usman Qadir is done with his four overs, 33 for 2. 39 needed off 42 balls.
12.5
1
Usman Qadir To Cameron Green
Quicker through the air, short and on off, Green punches it through cover-point and takes a single.
12.4
0
Usman Qadir To Cameron Green
Short again, outside off, Green cuts from the back foot but finds the same point fielder.
12.3
0
Usman Qadir To Cameron Green
Short and outside off, Cameron goes back and cuts it to point.
12.2
0
Usman Qadir To Cameron Green
Loopy and around off, turning away, Green tries to drive but misses.
12.1
1
Usman Qadir To Aaron Finch
IN THE AIR... Shah doesn't go for the catch, strangely. The bowler is not happy. Full and flighted, around off, Finch smacks it over the bowler's head. Khushdil Shah, in the deep, lets it bounce and they cross for a run.
End Of The Over 12 : 121/4
10 Runs
  • 411.1
  • 411.2
  • W11.3
  • 111.4
  • 111.5
  • 011.6
C. Green
1 (2)
A. Finch
37 (29)
M. Wasim
2-0-19-1
11.6
0
Mohammad Wasim To Cameron Green
Slightly short and on off, Green hangs back to heave but gets an inside edge onto the pads. 10 from the over along with a wicket. 42 needed off 48 balls.
11.5
1
Mohammad Wasim To Aaron Finch
Gets behind the line of the delivery and pushes it to mid on for an easy run.
11.4
1
Mohammad Wasim To Cameron Green
Sharp delivery, a touch short and on off at 142 kph, Green defends it down next to the pitch, looks at his partner, gets the green signal and crosses for a run.
Cameron Green walks out to bat at number 6.
11.3
W
Mohammad Wasim To Marcus Stoinis OUT!
OUT! Clattered! Excellent comeback from Wasim! Lands it on a good length around middle and leg, at 145 clicks, Stoinis stays leg-side of this delivery, tries to play straight but it skids off the surface, beats his bat and smashes the stumps. 44 needed off 51 balls, still Australia's game to lose.
11.2
4
Mohammad Wasim To Marcus Stoinis
FOUR! Stoinis is on fire! Full again, around middle and leg, Marcus Stoinis picks it up and whips it over mid-wicket for a boundary, his 5th in quick time.
11.1
4
Mohammad Wasim To Marcus Stoinis
FOUR! Wonderful shot! Fullish and on middle, Stoinis shows the maker's name of his bat and lofts it down to long off for a boundary. Moves to 19 off just 7 balls.
End Of The Over 11 : 111/3
16 Runs
  • W10.1
  • 410.2
  • 410.3
  • 210.4
  • 410.5
  • 1 NB10.6
  • 110.6
M. Stoinis
15 (6)
A. Finch
36 (28)
U. Qadir
3-0-30-2
10.6
1
Usman Qadir To Marcus Stoinis
Drags his length short and lands it on off, Stoinis pulls it down to long on for one. 52 needed off 54 balls after this 16-run over.
10.6
nb
Usman Qadir To Marcus Stoinis
Nicely tossed up, landing in the blockhole, Marcus digs it out back to the bowler. A late no ball has been called as Usman Qadir oversteps and the Free Hit will follow.
10.5
4
Usman Qadir To Marcus Stoinis
FOUR! Easy-peasy! It seems that Qadir is struggling to grip the ball. Serves another full toss, outside off, Stoinis slaps it over extra cover for a boundary.
10.4
2
Usman Qadir To Marcus Stoinis
Slower through the air, full and outside off, Stoinis outside-edges his drive past short third man. Shaheen chases it down and they take two.
10.3
4
Usman Qadir To Marcus Stoinis
FOUR! Consecutive boundaries! A low full toss on middle, Stoinis gives it the full whack of his bat and clubs it down the ground. The long on fielder dives but fails to make a clean stop. 60 needed off 57 balls.
10.2
4
Usman Qadir To Marcus Stoinis
FOUR! Well played! Tossed up, full and around middle, spinning away, Stoinis goes down and sweeps it sweetly past short fine leg. Mohammad Wasim gives the chase, dives forward but takes the ball along with him to the fence.
Marcus Stoinis is the new man in.
10.1
W
Usman Qadir To Marnus Labuschagne OUT!
OUT! STUMPED! Needless from Marnus Labuschagne. Something he will never do in Test cricket. Flighted and full, around off and turning away a hint, Marnus skips down the track, swings his bat blindly and fails to connect. Rizwan does the rest. Usman Qadir has two now. 68 needed off 59 balls.
End Of The Over 10 : 95/2
9 Runs
  • 19.1
  • 09.2
  • 29.3
  • 09.4
  • 29.5
  • 49.6
A. Finch
36 (28)
M. Labuschagne
2 (3)
M. Wasim
1-0-9-0
9.6
4
Mohammad Wasim To Aaron Finch
FOUR! Aaron Finch has absolutely nailed it! Pitched up on off and Finch just advances and drills it to the right of the man at mid off for a boundary. At the halfway stage, Australia are 95/2!
9.5
2
Mohammad Wasim To Aaron Finch
On off, pushed down towards long on for a couple of runs.
9.4
0
Mohammad Wasim To Aaron Finch
What happened here? Usman Qadir starts celebrating and Pakistan think they have their man. This is angled onto the pads, a bit slower in pace though. Finch looks to flick it away and seems to have got it off the thigh pad. The ball remarkably carries towards Qadir at short fine leg and he dives forward to pouch it nicely. The umpire though shakes his head and everyone has a bit of a laugh.
9.3
2
Mohammad Wasim To Aaron Finch
Finch now walks towards the bowler and hits it on the full towards deep cover for a couple of runs.
9.2
0
Mohammad Wasim To Aaron Finch
Finch lets out a big grunt as he misses the ball. On a good length, around off and the ball shoots up after pitching. Finch looks to thrash it through point but misses.
9.1
1
Mohammad Wasim To Marnus Labuschagne
Back of a length, around off. Labuschagne steers it down to third man for a single.
Mohammad Wasim is into the attack now.
End Of The Over 9 : 86/2
10 Runs
  • 28.1
  • 68.2
  • W8.3
  • 08.4
  • 1 WD8.5
  • 18.5
  • 08.6
A. Finch
28 (23)
M. Labuschagne
1 (2)
U. Qadir
2-0-14-1
8.6
0
Usman Qadir To Aaron Finch
Aaron Finch now looking to counter the turn of Usman Qadir. Flatter delivery, around off and Finch misses the reverse sweep. The bowler seems a bit interested but the appeal for a caught behind is turned down. They don't go for the review either and it's a good decision as the replay confirms that there isn't any bat involved.
8.5
1
Usman Qadir To Marnus Labuschagne
What a stop from the skipper! Around off, Labuschagne attempts the reverse sweep yet again and Babar Azam just sticks out his right hand to stop a certain boundary. They do get a single, however.
8.5
wd
Usman Qadir To Marnus Labuschagne
WIDE! This is spilled down the leg side and a wide is called as Marnus misses out on the pull shot.
8.4
0
Usman Qadir To Marnus Labuschagne
Marnus Labuschagne tries to be cheeky right from ball one. Full and on off, Labuschagne attempts the reverse sweep but can't get a good connection on it.
Marnus Labuschagne is in next.
8.3
W
Usman Qadir To Josh Inglis OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Usman Qadir with a superb comeback delivery and he has got rid of the dangerous Josh Inglis! Qadir gives it a bit more air and flights it around the off stump. This is not quite full and Inglis sort of reaches out for it. His feet don't move and the ball turns away as well. The ball takes the faint outside edge and it is a sharp catch by Mohammad Rizwan behind the stumps. Qadir looks absolutely pumped up and could this be the breakthrough Pakistan required to get back into the contest? 79 needed off 69 balls.
8.2
6
Usman Qadir To Josh Inglis
SIX! Launched for a biggie! Qadir floats it up full and around off. Josh Inglis gets low and smokes it against the turn over the mid-wicket fence for a maximum.
8.1
2
Usman Qadir To Josh Inglis
On middle, slogged away towards deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
End Of The Over 8 : 76/1
9 Runs
  • 27.1
  • 47.2
  • 07.3
  • 17.4
  • 17.5
  • 17.6
J. Inglis
16 (12)
A. Finch
28 (22)
K. Shah
1-0-9-0
7.6
1
Khushdil Shah To Josh Inglis
Tossed up again, Inglis makes room by staying on the leg side and hammers it towards deep cover for just one more.
7.5
1
Khushdil Shah To Aaron Finch
Short and wide this time, cut away to deep point for a single by Finch.
7.4
1
Khushdil Shah To Josh Inglis
On middle and leg, clipped away to deep mid-wicket for a single.
7.3
0
Khushdil Shah To Josh Inglis
Nicely tossed up, around off and Inglis can't get it past the cover fielder.
7.2
4
Khushdil Shah To Josh Inglis
FOUR! Easy pickings this time for Josh Inglis. Down the leg side, Inglis gets low and paddles it away past short fine leg for a boundary.
7.1
2
Khushdil Shah To Josh Inglis
Good-looking shot from Josh Inglis. Flatter delivery, Inglis goes inside-out over extra cover and picks up a brace.
Bowling change. Khushdil Shah to bowl in tandem with Usman Qadir.
End Of The Over 7 : 67/1
4 Runs
  • 06.1
  • 06.2
  • 16.3
  • 06.4
  • 16.5
  • 26.6
A. Finch
27 (21)
J. Inglis
8 (7)
U. Qadir
1-0-4-0
6.6
2
Usman Qadir To Aaron Finch
Edged away! On off and Finch gets undone by the flight once again. The ball seems to have come off the gloves and there's no slip in place. The fielder from short third man chases it down and keeps it down to a couple.
6.5
1
Usman Qadir To Josh Inglis
On middle, nudged away towards mid-wicket for a single.
6.4
0
Usman Qadir To Josh Inglis
Beaten! Lovely flight from Usman Qadir and this is bowled on a nagging length, around off. Josh Inglis puts out a big stride forward, looking to block, but the ball zips past the outside edge. Luckily for Inglis, he got his back leg inside the crease to survive the stumping.
6.3
1
Usman Qadir To Aaron Finch
Short and a bit wide, Finch cuts it with the spin and picks up a single down to deep cover.
6.2
0
Usman Qadir To Aaron Finch
Now this one keeps low! On a shorter length, around off. The ball turns quite a fair bit and stays low. Finch misses the cut as well.
6.1
0
Usman Qadir To Aaron Finch
Nicely bowled! Qadir seems to be in the zone tonight and starts off with a fullish delivery on off. The ball turns away and beats the outside edge of Finch's willow.
The field restriction is lifted and here comes a spinner. Usman Qadir to bowl his leggies.
End Of The Over 6 : 63/1
9 Runs
  • 45.1
  • 05.2
  • 05.3
  • 05.4
  • 45.5
  • 15.6
A. Finch
24 (17)
J. Inglis
7 (5)
H. Rauf
2-0-21-1
5.6
1
Haris Rauf To Aaron Finch
Length this time, at 147 kph and outside off. Finch gets a single through the cover region and Australia end the Powerplay with 63 for 1! 100 more required now off 84 balls.
5.5
4
Haris Rauf To Aaron Finch
FOUR! In the hitting arc and Aaron Finch has muscled it away. Short of a length with no sting behind it and Finch lofts it over wide mid on for a boundary.
5.4
0
Haris Rauf To Aaron Finch
Now comes the pace! Around 140 clicks and bowled on a hard length. Finch looks to play the ramp shot but is beaten for pace.
5.3
0
Haris Rauf To Aaron Finch
Rauf mixing it up here as he goes even slower and slides it onto the pads at 124.7 kph. Finch looks to play the pick-up shot but gets hit on the back leg.
5.2
0
Haris Rauf To Aaron Finch
Good-length, around off and at just 131.2 kph. Finch makes a bit of room and reaches out to tap it towards cover-point.
5.1
4
Haris Rauf To Aaron Finch
FOUR! Aaron Finch throws his hands at it and starts the final over of the Powerplay with a boundary. Pacy delivery, angled into middle and leg. Finch stands with an open stance and heaves it in front of square on the leg side for a boundary.
End Of The Over 5 : 54/1
8 Runs
  • 44.1
  • 04.2
  • 14.3
  • 14.4
  • 24.5
  • 04.6
J. Inglis
7 (5)
A. Finch
15 (11)
H. Ali
2-0-22-0
4.6
0
Hasan Ali To Josh Inglis
Appeal for an lbw! Not given again. A touch short in length, around middle at 138 kph, Finch tries to pull but misses. He is hit on the back leg, they appeal but the umpire remains unmoved. Too high. 8 from the over, 109 needed off 90 balls.
4.5
2
Hasan Ali To Josh Inglis
Uses the angle of the bowler and works a full ball to deep mid-wicket. Takes two.
4.4
1
Hasan Ali To Aaron Finch
Delivers it on a length, around off, Finch pushes it to point and takes one.
4.3
1
Hasan Ali To Josh Inglis
Slower one, on middle and off, it's worked away in front of square leg for a run.
4.2
0
Hasan Ali To Josh Inglis
Howzzat? Not given. On a length, around middle and leg, and skidding off the surface, Josh Inglis fails to flick and is hit on the pads. They appeal but to no avail.
4.1
4
Hasan Ali To Josh Inglis
FOUR! Josh Inglis opens his account with a boundary and 50 comes up for Australia. Short in length and outside off, Inglis rocks back and crunches it through point for a boundary.
Hasan Ali comes from the opposite end now as he replaces Shaheen Afridi.
End Of The Over 4 : 46/1
13 Runs
  • 1 LB3.1
  • 63.2
  • W3.3
  • 23.4
  • 43.5
  • 03.6
A. Finch
14 (10)
J. Inglis
0 (0)
H. Rauf
1-0-12-1
3.6
0
Haris Rauf To Aaron Finch
Around off, on a good length, Finch blocks it back from the back foot. 13 from the over along with a wicket!
3.5
4
Haris Rauf To Aaron Finch
FOUR! Stand and deliver! Back of a length, around off at 138.5 kph, Aaron Finch drops his weight on the back foot and blazes it through covers for a boundary.
3.4
2
Haris Rauf To Aaron Finch
Shortish and on off, Finch plays it down to point for a run. The fielder scores a direct hit at the bowler's end, the ball deflects and they take an overthrow.
Josh Inglis walks out to bat at number 3.
3.3
W
Haris Rauf To Travis Head OUT!
OUT! Head holes out! Rauf serves it a bit short and around off, at a sizzling pace of 146 kph, Head clears his front leg to heave it over the leg side but it comes from the outer half of the bat. The ball has gone a mile up in the air, towards deep mid-wicket and Usman Qadir takes a fantastic catch. Not easy to catch those coming from the night sky. A good knock from Head is over, 123 needed off 99 balls.
3.2
6
Haris Rauf To Travis Head
SIX! Wow, just a flick and it has gone all the way! Fuller in length, around middle, Travis Head picks it up and drop-kicks it over cow corner for a maximum.
3.1
lb
Haris Rauf To Aaron Finch
Pace up, 144 kph, on a length around middle and leg, Finch fails to flick and it goes off his pads to backward square leg. Rauf jumps and appeals as the batters cross. Going down the leg side. They cross for a leg bye.
Another speedster, Haris Rauf is now into the attack.
End Of The Over 3 : 33/0
5 Runs
  • 12.1
  • 1 WD2.2
  • 02.2
  • 12.3
  • 02.4
  • 12.5
  • 12.6
A. Finch
8 (6)
T. Head
20 (12)
S. Afridi
2-0-15-0
2.6
1
Shaheen Afridi To Aaron Finch
Full and around leg, Finch stands back with an open stance and tickles it towards wide mid on for a brisk single. Only 5 from this over!
2.5
1
Shaheen Afridi To Travis Head
Fullish and on middle, Head flicks it in front of square on the leg side for a run.
2.4
0
Shaheen Afridi To Travis Head
Swing and a miss! Slower one, full and outside off at 123 kph, Head tries to heave but is early with the swing of his blade.
2.3
1
Shaheen Afridi To Aaron Finch
Shortish and outside off, chopped down to covers for one.
2.2
0
Shaheen Afridi To Aaron Finch
On a length and outside off, driven through the line but straight to mid off.
2.2
wd
Shaheen Afridi To Aaron Finch
Wide! Drifting down the leg side, Finch walks forward and tries to flick but misses.
2.1
1
Shaheen Afridi To Travis Head
Back of a length, around off and slower in pace, Head taps it down to covers and rotates the strike.
End Of The Over 2 : 28/0
14 Runs
  • 41.1
  • 11.2
  • 11.3
  • 11.4
  • 41.5
  • 31.6
T. Head
18 (9)
A. Finch
6 (3)
H. Ali
1-0-14-0
1.6
3
Hasan Ali To Travis Head
Drifting down the leg side, Head tries to flick but it goes off the inner edge to short fine leg. They cross for a run. The fielder scores a direct hit at the bowler's end, the ball deflects to deep cover and they take two more.
1.5
4
Hasan Ali To Travis Head
FOUR! Thumped! Yet another slower delivery, on a length and outside off at 127 clicks, Head goes for a heave over the leg side, it doesn't come from the middle but he gets enough connection to send it to the deep mid-wicket fence.
1.4
1
Hasan Ali To Aaron Finch
Slower one at 125 kph, on a shortish length, Finch taps it down to point and pinches a quick run.
1.3
1
Hasan Ali To Travis Head
Slightly short and on off, angling away, Head plays late and intentionally eases it down to third man for a single.
1.2
1
Hasan Ali To Aaron Finch
Fuller and on off, stroked to mid off for a brisk single.
1.1
4
Hasan Ali To Aaron Finch
EDGY FOUR! Aaron Finch opens his account in a streaky manner. Hasan serves it on a length and around off, Finch advances down the track to drive it through the line but it takes the inner edge and races down to the fine leg fence.
Hasan Ali to bowl from the opposite end.
End Of The Over 1 : 14/0
14 Runs
  • 20.1
  • 00.2
  • 4 LB0.3
  • 40.4
  • 00.5
  • 40.6
T. Head
10 (6)
A. Finch
0 (0)
S. Afridi
1-0-10-0
0.6
4
Shaheen Afridi To Travis Head
FOUR! 14 from the over and Australia are off to a fantastic start! Shaheen delivers it on a length and outside off at 137.7 kph, Head hangs on the back foot and heaves it off the inner half of his bat. It flies over wide mid on and goes for a boundary.
0.5
0
Shaheen Afridi To Travis Head
Back of a length, on off, at 139.1 kph again, Head defends it from the back foot.
0.4
4
Shaheen Afridi To Travis Head
MISFIELD AND FOUR! Shaheen spears in yet another full ball, around middle at 139 clicks, Head whips it in front of square on the leg side and it scoots away. Khushdil Shah moves across to his right in the deep but overruns a shade and allows it through.
0.3
lb
Shaheen Afridi To Travis Head
FOUR LEG BYES! Bonus runs for Australia. Shaheen spears it in, very full and around leg at 140.1 kph, Head is beaten due to the pace and fails to flick. It though clips his pads and races down to fine leg.
0.2
0
Shaheen Afridi To Travis Head
Beaten all ends up! Shaheen clocks 136.1 kph and serves it on a fuller length outside off, shaping in off the seam, Head tries to drive but is beaten on the inside edge. Rizwan collects and appeals, Shaheen joins but nothing from the umpire.
0.1
2
Shaheen Afridi To Travis Head
Shaheen steams in and starts with a full ball around off, Head flicks it in the gap at mid-wicket and opens his account with a couple of runs. The chase is away!
Match Info
  • Venue Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
  • Weather Cool
  • Toss Australiawon the toss and elected to field
  • Result Australia beat Pakistan by 3 wickets
  • Player of the Match Aaron Finch
  • Umpire Ahsan Raza (PAK), Aleem Dar (PAK) and Asif Yaqoob (PAK)
  • Referee Muhammad Javed (PAK)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: Pakistan 162/9 in 20.0 overs
  • Pakistan: 154/8 in 19.2 overs
  • Referral 2 (18.3 ovs): AUS against M Wasim (CAUGHT) Unsuccessful (PAK: 2, AUS: 1)
  • Referral 1 (16.5 ovs): K Shah against AUS (LBW) Successful (PAK: 2, AUS: 2)
  • Pakistan: 100/3 in 12.5 overs
  • B Azam 26th T20I fifty: 50 runs in 33 balls (6x4) (1x6)
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 50 off 35 balls between M Rizwan (17) and B Azam (36)
  • Pakistan: 50/0 in 5.5 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Pakistan 56/1
  • Australia : 152/5 in 17.1 overs
  • A Finch 16th T20I fifty: 50 runs in 37 balls (6x4) (0x6)
  • Australia 103/3 in 10.3 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Australia 63/1
  • Australia : 50/1 in 4.1 overs
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PlayerRunsAvg.
Babar Azam PAK6666.00
Aaron Finch AUS5555.00
Travis Head AUS2626.00
Josh Inglis AUS2424.00
Khushdil Shah PAK2424.00
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Nathan Ellis AUS47.00
Cameron Green AUS25.33
Usman Qadir PAK28.25
Shaheen Afridi PAK25.25
Mohammad Wasim PAK27.50

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