Right then! 1-0 to Australia in this short 3-ODI series which means that Pakistan have to win the next game to stay alive. We head back to Dubai, the same venue for the one-off T20I and this ODI will be played on Friday, October 10, 2014 at 1100 GMT (1630 IST). That is all we have for you tonight. Adios! Take Care!
Victorious Australian captain George Bailey does not beat around the bush. "We were 20-30 runs short", he says. But is happy with the win and also with the way the batsmen gritted it out and the way the bowlers bowled, both the spin and the extra pace.
Woohoo! We have finally reached the award that matters the most - MAN OF THE MATCH - Goes to Steven Smith! Says that he just wanted to bat through. Adds that he has been working upon pacing his innings. Felt that 250 was a good score. Smiles about getting an opportunity to bat at number 3 and hopes to get some more big scores.
Steven Smith gets the Masterblaster award for a wonderful knock. Nathan Lyon gets one for a good bowling display. The most colourful innings award goes to Umar Akmal. Mitchell Johnson gets the fastest bowler of the match award. Steven Smith gets another award for his classy innings and one for an outstanding performance.
Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq manages a smile. Admits that it is not an easy job to bounce back, especially after their batting display tonight. Says that they have do work upon a lot of factors as batting is simply not working. Hopes to do all that before the next game.
It was an innings of partnerships, with Smith threading plenty of small but useful ones at those en route to his century. Australia were cautious and scraped through to 255 but it proved to be more than enough. Johnson set the platform with a quick burst at the top while Lyon ran through the middle order. Just 3 in the top 7 managed to get to double figures. Johnson rocked the top order with 3 scalps while Lyon was impressive for his couple.
Not many would have thought of this. On a track which was supposed to assist spin, Australia have won by a massive 92 runs. They started badly, losing a wicket off the very first ball but then, the rest was history.
Kane Richardson to Mohammad Irfan
OUT! Irfan has been run out! Silly way to end Pakistan's innings. Irfan backed away to the leg side and hammered this towards mid off. He wanted a run, but Babar sent him back. He barely had time to get back before Warner scored a bull's eye from mid off! It was referred upstairs and replays confirmed that Irfan was short. AUSTRALIA WIN BY 93 RUNS!
Kane Richardson to Zulfiqar Babar
Just over! Full and outside off, Babar looks to go over the top but just miscues it over David Warner at mid off who scrambles to get to the ball. A single taken.
FOUR! That is a fine shot! On a good length outside off, Babar punches it wide of mid off for a boundary!
Glenn Maxwell to Mohammad Irfan
CAUGHT! DROPPED! SIX! Oh dear... Lyon has messed it up. A full ball Irfan clubs his high in the air towards long on. Nathan Lyon settles under it at long on, takes the catch, but then, loses balance. He throws the ball in the air, gets back in, tries to take the catch but spills it.
SIX! Belligerent! That is a monster! Full and on middle, Irfan gets down and swings this massively over mid-wicket!
WIDE! Full and down the leg side, Irfan misses out on his flick.
Glenn Maxwell to Zulfiqar Babar
Comes down the track and heaves it hard, only to get a thick inside edge to short fine leg. A single taken.
Outside off, pushed straight to mid off.
Landed on middle and leg, Babar looks to play the reverse sweep but ends up playing the reverse pull instead to point.
SIX! Huge hit! Flighted on middle, Babar dances down the track and swings it massively over long on!
Gives this a heave ho and mistimes it back to the bowler.
Played to the point region by the batsman.
Full and just outside off, pushed straight to cover.
A short ball on middle and leg, Irfan tries to fend it away but the ball goes off his chest onto his helmet.
A length ball outside off, Irfan swings but misses.
MOHAMMAD IRFAN is the last man in.
Kane Richardson to Umar Akmal
OUT! Bowled! That is the end for Akmal. Richardson keeps it full and straight, Akmal swings wildly and misses. The ball crashes into the stumps.
BATTING POWERPLAY time!
The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
Fullish and outside off, watchfully blocked out.
The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
The batsman has attempted to put bat on ball - but fails.
ZULFIQAR BABAR walks in.
Full and outside off, driven straight to mid off.
Glenn Maxwell to Wahab Riaz
OUT! Great catch! Full on middle and off, 89.1 kph, Riaz chips it towards mid on but Maxwell dives full length to his right to snap it.
Nathan Lyon to Umar Akmal
Short and outside off, 88.8 kph, cut straight to short third man.
Nathan Lyon to Wahab Riaz
The batsman works it down the leg side. One run added to the total.
Full on middle, Riaz goes down to sweep but misses and is hit on the helmet.
FOUR! Well done! Full on middle, 85 kph, Riaz gets down and sweeps it beautifully through square leg for the second boundary of the over!
Goes back and works it through square leg for a single.
FOUR! Neatly done. Slightly short in length on middle, 85.8 kph, Akmal heaves it over mid-wicket for a boundary!
The batsman has driven it straight down the ground.
Full on middle, flicked straight to mid-wicket.
Tossed up on middle, defended watchfully.
Glenn Maxwell to Umar Akmal
Short and outside off, Akmal goes back and cuts it towards point. Haddin warns Aaron Finch about the bounce but it is unheeded and the batsmen get a single of the misfield.
The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads.
Full and landed on middle, watchfully blocked out.
The batsman failed to make contact and was hit low on the pads.
Full and outside off, spinning in, Riaz comes forward to defend but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads. A mild appeal from Lyon in vain.
Flicks this with the spin through mid-wicket for a single.
Mitchell Johnson is not on the ground. He is being seen in the dressing room.
Tossed up even wider, Akmal reaches out to drive but gets a thickish outside edge to short third man.
Full and outside off, worked straight to short mid-wicket.
WAHAB RIAZ walks in at number 9, replacing Anwar.
Mitchell Johnson to
OUT! Caught behind! Full and wide outside off, 138.1 kph, Ali goes hard on the drive but gets a thick outside edge, snapped easily by Haddin. Strangely, no appeal from the keeper. Simple bread and butter, is it?
WIDE! Full and wide outside off, Ali lets the ball through again.
The batsman picked that bouncer early and let it through to the keeper.
The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump.
Mitchell Johnson to Umar Akmal
Full and outside off, driven through the covers for a single.
Punches it straight to cover.
Landed outside off, Akmal pushes and misses.
The batsman has driven it through mid on. One run added to the total.
Nathan Lyon to
Fullish in length, driven through mid on for a single.
Pushes hard to defend but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads.
The batsman defends it from within the crease.
Chips this uppishly past the diving Lyon to long on for a single.
NEARLY GUIDED ON! Full and outside off, Akmal goes back to steer it to third man but nearly guides it onto the stumps! The ball just bounces over the top.
Defends this solidly.
FOUR! Bang! Full and wide outside off, 135.9 kph, Ali leans and crashes it through the covers for a boundary!
WIDE! Slips this down the leg side, Ali misses out on the flick.
A bouncer outside off, 142.5 kph, Ali sways away from the line.
Shortish outside off, punched through the covers for a single.
JOHNSON is back on.
Landed on middle, Akmal flicks it away for a single.
Short and outside off, cut straight to point.
Full and just outside off, watchfully defended.
The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. The batsmen have run through for a single.
The batsman was beaten and missed the line of the delivery.
Landed outside off, Ali goes back to defend.
Sean Abbott to Umar Akmal
Full and straight, watchfully defended.
Full and outside off, 134.7 kph, driven straight to mid off.
Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
Landed outside off, watchfully defended.
FOUR! Not quite middled, but Akmal gets a boundary. On a length on middle, 136 kph, Akmal comes forward and lofts it as clean as a whistle over mid on running back!
Sean Abbott to
Full on middle, flicked away for a single.
Kane Richardson to
Landed outside off, steered to third man for a single.
Full ball and outside off, 138.4 kph, driven straight back to the bowler.
Full and outside off, Ali pushes inside the line and gets a thick inside edge onto his pads.
Howzzat? Sean Abbott now has Afridi as his first T20I wicket and his first ODI wicket as well. he trapped him LBW on Sunday.
A short ball on middle and off, watchfully defended.
FOUR! Good batting! Short and outside off, Akmal cuts it behind point and gets a boundary!
ANWAR ALI walks in at number 8, replacing Afridi.
Sean Abbott to Shahid Afridi
OUT! Afridi is out of here! And half the crowd departs as well. Pakistan losing wickets in a hurry. A short ball outside off, Afridi backs himself to clear the mid-wicket fence with a pull but unfortunately for him, he has not middled it. James Faulkner takes a cool catch near the ropes. Sean Abbott is pumped up, his first ODI wicket.
A short ball outside off, Afridi misses out on the pull.
A short ball outside off, 139.4 kph, pulled through mid-wicket for a single.
FOUR! Lovely! Slightly short in length outside off, 136.8 kph, Akmal punches this on the up and beat Glenn Maxwell at point for a boundary!
Full and outside off, defended towards mid off.
The Afridi effect. Spin is off. Sean Abbott is back on.
Full and down the leg side, Akmal misses his flick and the ball goes off his pads to square leg. A leg bye taken.
Kane Richardson to Shahid Afridi
Goes back across and works it towards square leg for a single.
That is a fine shot. On a good length on middle, Afridi punches it through the covers. James Faulkner does a good work in the deep and keeps the batsmen to a couple.
On the pads, flicked away for a single.
Short outside off, Akmal punches it towards point, Glenn Maxwell fires a direct hit at the non-striker's end and hits bull's eye but no harm done.
KANE RICHARDSON comes back on.
Glenn Maxwell to Shahid Afridi
Drama! Full and outside off, Afridi drives it towards mid off. Maxwell stands over there and challenges Afridi to go over the top. Afridi retorts back in a similar gesture. Cannot wait to see another over from Maxwell.
Oohhh... close call. Full and in line of the stumps, Afridi gets down to sweep and just gets his bat down in time to get it to fine leg for a couple.
Here he comes. BOOM BOOM LALA SAHIBZADA MOHAMMAD SHAHID KHAN AFRIDI walks out to the middle. The crowd roars is an understatement.
Glenn Maxwell to Fawad Alam
OUT! That is a spectacular catch! Alam departs early, that too, after consuming a lot of deliveries. Shortish and outside off, Alam goes back to cut but the extra bounce takes the top edge and the ball flies towards point. However, it dies down in front of Warner but he flings himself forward and with a dive, takes it inches off the ground! Throws the ball in the air in celebration.
Fuller in length, pushed down to long on for a single.
On middle, defended watchfully towards cover. Alam wants the single but Akmal shouts, "NAHI!"
Short and outside off, sliding through, Akmal misses out on the cut.
Comes down the track to flick but is beaten in flight. The ball goes off the inside half of the bat towards fine leg, a touch uppishly and the batsmen take a single.
Nathan Lyon to Fawad Alam
Landed on middle, Alam works it doggedly through mid-wicket for one.
Now he goes back again and works it to the leg side for a run.
FOUR! Nicely played! About time for Pakistan! Shortish in length, Umar goes back and guides it deftly behind short third man for a boundary!
Goes back and punches it towards backward point, calls, "ONE!" but gets none.
Huge appeal for LBW, turned down again, Probably impact outside off. Tossed up nicely, outside off, Akmal leans to defend and flick but misses. Is hit on the pads and Lyon roars but the umpire shakes his head. Closer look on replays suggests the ball might have been spinning down leg.
The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
Full and outside off, driven straight to short extra cover.
Goes back and works it through mid-wicket for one.
Landed around off, watchfully defended.
Landed outside off, pushed wide of long off for a run.
Full and outside off, eased down to long on for a single.
Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
Huge appeal for LBW, turned down. Full and just outside off, Alam comes half forward to defend and is hit on the pads. Lyon appeals, the umpire thinks long and hard but does not raise his finger. Impact was outside off.
Short and outside off, cut away but straight to point.
Again, tries the push-and-run strategy to point but does not find the gap.
Leans and pushes the ball to short extra cover.
Full and just on middle, Alam lunges to defend.
Played to the mid-wicket region by the batsman.
On middle and off, flicked straight to short mid-wicket.
The slider from Maxwell, Akmal looks to run it down to third man but is beaten.
Leans and drives it through the covers for a run.
Pitched outside leg, going down leg, Alam looks to flick but misses. The ball goes off his thigh pads towards slip where Smith dives to his left but the ball pops out.
Down the leg side, worked away for a single.
Never thought one could say or write this. Trial by spin, by Australia? Indeed. Glenn Maxwell, who took a 3-fer in the T20I, on to bowl.
Drives it through long on for a run.
Full and outside off, spins in a long way, Akmal lunges to defend but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads.
Fullish on middle and leg, Akmal looks to work it to the leg side but gets a LEADING EDGE which flies over Glenn Maxwell at short mid-wicket! A single taken.
Short outside off, punched through the covers for a run.
On middle, worked through square leg for a single.
Mitchell Johnson to Fawad Alam
Action replay of the previous delivery.
Ugly stance, his right leg is a yard outside leg stump and his left one is around leg stump. Picturize that? Alam lets the ball go outside off.
Landed outside off, Akmal slashes hard and gets it off the outside edge to third man. A single taken.
Wide outside off, left alone.
Full and outside off, 141.6 kph, driven straight to cover.
FOUR! Handsome! Full and outside off, Akmal leans into it and drives it through point for a boundary!
That is a rippa' from Gaza! Tossed up around off, 88.5 kph, Alam lunges to defend but the ball spins away and just misses off stump.
Full and wide outside off, pushed through the covers for a run.
Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. One run added to the total.
Comes down the track and heaves it to mid-wicket for a single.
Pitched outside off, Alam looks to flick but misses. The ball goes off his pads past Steven Smith at slip who cannot stop it. Fawad is searching for the ball and in the meanwhile, Akmal calls him through for the single. Oh hang on, no signal. Did that take the outside edge?
Excellently bowled! Tossed up outside off, Fawad lunges to defend but is comprehensively beaten by the ball spinning away past the outside edge.
UMAR AKMAL walks in at number 6, replacing Shafiq. He was in good form in the recently concluded CLT20.
Mitchell Johnson to Asad Shafiq
OUT! Caught down the leg side! Oh... tell you what, Johnson has this nasty habit of getting people caught down the leg side. He bangs it short around leg stump and batsmen try to nudge it around the corner. In the process, they are beaten by pace and nick it behind. Kind of what Shafiq tried and as most batsmen, failed. Instead of a nick, he got a glove. Second wicket for Mitch.
A bouncer, Asad ducks, Haddin leaps to stop but fumbles.
FOUR! Nicely played. A short ball, Shafiq works it through square leg. Nathan Lyon runs across to his left from fine leg and dives, pulls the ball away but touches the ropes in the process. Generously signals a boundary.
This has extra bounce, once again, Asad looks to steer it to third man but is comprehensively beaten.
Landed outside off, 135.6 kph, Shafiq pushes through the line and misses. A mild appeal for a catch from Johnson but no support.
MITCHELL JOHNSON is back on.
Full and just outside off, watchfully blocked out. A DOUBLE WICKET MAIDEN!
Aimless running! Landed outside off, Alam cuts it to point. Shafiq charges without any aim from the non-striker's end and the fielder has a shy but misses.
Lovely ball, full and straight, Alam lunges and exhibits an awkward forward defense.
FAWAD ALAM walks in at number 5, to face the hat-trick ball.
Nathan Lyon to Misbah ul Haq
OUT! Caught down the leg side! Two in two for Gaza! Strategic dismissal. Full and down the leg side, 87.5 kph, Misbah looks to flick and the ball goes off his bat, quickly and David Warner, placed smartly by George Bailey at leg slip, dives to his right and snaps it with both hands! Aha. Look who is happy in the Australian dressing room. A certain MUTTIAH MURALITHARAN.
MISBAH-UL-HAQ walks in at number 4, replacing Sarfraz.
Nathan Lyon to Sarfraz Ahmed
OUT! Fumbled but taken in the end! Lyon breaks through! Smartly tossed up outside off, Sarfraz tries the shot which brought him plenty of success tonight. But the pacers. The sweep. The ball spins in from outside off, Sarfraz is early into his sweep and gets a top edge. The ball goes up to Haddin's chest who fumbles but takes it in the second attempt! Lyon appeals but the batsman walks anyway. Good knock from Sarfraz.
Sean Abbott to Asad Shafiq
50-run stand is up between these two! A mirror image of the Warner-Smith stand earlier in the afternoon, albeit a bit quicker.
Sean Abbott to Sarfraz Ahmed
Beautifully played, steered down to third man for a run.
Another flick, another single.
The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. They pick up a single.
Landed outside off, slashed behind point for a single.
Well run. Outside off, just dabbed in front of first slip for a quick single. Steven Smith rushes to the ball from slip and has a shy at the non-striker's end and nearly takes the bowler with him.
Nathan Lyon to Asad Shafiq
NOT OUT. The ball is missing the stumps according to technology. Lyon is extracting plenty of turn from the surface. Landed outside off, 89.3 kph, Shafiq gets across to flick but misses and is hit on the pads. Another huge appeal is turned down. Lyon and Haddin convince Bailey to go for the review and he takes it. Replays show the ball to be spinning over the leg stump.
Huge appeal against Sarfraz for LBW, given not out. Australia want it reviewed.
Oohhh... this one spins in a long way, Shafiq is caught in front of his stumps as he looks to flick. Lyon appeals but the umpire turns it down. Going down leg.
Goes across to flick but misses and the ball goes off his pads to fine leg. A couple of leg byes taken.
Comes down the track to defend but is not to the pitch of the ball. Is forced to defend.
Drama! Shafiq survives a run out scare! Let us describe the delivery first. Landed outside off, Sarfraz looks to turn it to the leg side but the ball spins and bounces, takes the inside edge but no short leg! Meanwhile, Glenn Maxwell has a shy at the non-striker's end where Shafiq takes it slightly easy. Hits bull's eye and appeals for the run out. They refer it upstairs and replays show that Shafiq has just kept his bat in.
NATHAN LYON into the attack now. Sarfraz was sweeping the pacers, wonder what will he do to a spinner?
Half volley outside off, driven straight to cover.
Full and just around off, flicked straight to short mid-wicket.
Goes across and works it through fine leg for a couple.
Brave or foolish? Full and outside off, Sarfraz gets across to sweep again and gets a thick inside edge through fine leg for a single.
James Faulkner to Sarfraz Ahmed
The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. The batsmen have run through for a single.
FOUR! This is excellent batting! Full and on middle, Ahmed flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary. Ahmed on fire!
Good fielding. On a length outside off, SA pushes away from the line and gets a thick leading edge wide of second slip. The ball runs down to third man and Sean Abbott does well near the ropes to stop the fence. Two runs taken.
Landed outside off, defended back to the bowler.
FOUR! The fun continues. Sarfraz is playing like a man on a mission. To sweep the pacers away. Er... yes... that is what it is right now. Full and outside off, Sarfraz gets down and across and sweeps it through fine leg. Kane Richardson at short fine leg dives full length to his left and parries it to the fine leg fence.
The batsman plays it with an angled bat and guides it to third man. One run added to the total.
Full and down the leg side, flicked away for a run.
LUCKY! Fullish outside off, Ahmed looks to flick against the line but gets a thickish leading edge to cover. Does not carry.
That took off! On a good length outside off, 128.3 kph, Ahmed comes forward to push at it but the ball takes off and beats the outside edge.
Full and outside off, driven straight to point.
SEAN ABBOTT into the attack now.
The batsman guides it to third man. They pick up a single.
WIDE! Slips this down the leg side, 114 kph, Ahmed is foxed by the change in pace.
SIX! Audacious! Hardly any respect for the bowler! Treats Faulkner like a bowler from next door. Walks down the track, takes the ball on the half volley and sweeps it, yes, SWEEPS it massively over mid-wicket! And... that is incidentally named as GANGULY'S ROOF by the late Tony Greig. Wow. That was tremendous.
Full and outside off, 133.9 kph, Sarfraz looks to push and run to third man but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads.
Landed outside off, 132.5 kph, watchfully defended.
James Faulkner to Asad Shafiq
Full on middle, 133.7 kph, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
JAMES FAULKNER replaces Kane Richardson.
Kane Richardson to Sarfraz Ahmed
Short outside off, 141 kph, punched straight to point.
Landed outside off, steered to third man for a couple.
OUCH! That would have sent him a shock. A short ball outside off, Sarfraz goes for the pull, walking down the track and misses it completely. He is already through his shot and the ball hits him on the back of the helmet and goes to point.
A short ball, Sarfraz pulls it down to fine leg for a couple.
Full and outside off, pushed straight to point.
Excellent inswinging delivery outside off, Ahmed looks to drive but gets a bottom edge onto his pads.
A bouncer on middle and off, Sarfraz ducks.
On a good length outside off, pushed straight to point.
Oohhh... full and just outside off, swinging into the batsman, Asad plays a loose straight drive and mistimes it back to the bowler.
Outside off, angled away, played straight to point.
Full on middle, Shafiq flicks it wide of James Faulkner at mid on. By the time Faulkner gets to the stopping ball, the batsmen take a couple.
FOUR! Edged but safe! Short of a length around off, Ahmed hops back to steer it down to third man, gets a thick outside edge that goes past the diving Smith at second slip and into the third man fence.
Superb save! On a length around off, Ahmed leans forward and caresses his drive, Bailey at cover-point dives to his right and makes a fantastic stop.
Back of a length outside off, Ahmed fishes outside off but fails to connect.
Lands on a length and nips back in, Ahmed gets an outside edge to second slip where Smith dives low to his right and makes a fine save.
Kane Richardson to Asad Shafiq
Angled on a length around off, helped down to third man for a single.
Mitchell Johnson to Sarfraz Ahmed
On the pads, flicked straight to square leg now.
Angles it across off and beats the bat.
FOUR BYES! That took off! Short of a length around off, it rockets up and goes well over the keeper's head, one bounce and into the third man fence, four byes.
Sliding on the pads, helped down to fine leg for a single. In fact that goes off his pad for a leg bye.
Asad Shafiq is the next man in.
Mitchell Johnson to Ahmed Shehzad
OUT! Edged and taken! A length ball angled across off, Shehzad goes hard at it with a drive, gets an outside edge that carries comfortably to Steven Smith at second slip. Johnson strikes and Australia draw first blood.
Pushed to the cover region by the batsman.
Kane Richardson to Ahmed Shehzad
On a length around off, it goes away now and takes the outside edge down to third man for a single to end the over.
Back of a length on off, Shehzad stays back and defends.
WIDE! Too wide outside off again, another wide.
Sliding down leg, the ball goes off his pad for a leg bye.
WIDE! Well wide outside off, wide called.
Nips back in from a length again, Ahmed gets hit on his thigh pad and the ball goes toward mid-wicket, Shehzad sends Ahmed back and a direct hit at the keeper's end would have sent him back to the pavilion.
Starts off with a length ball that nips back in, Sarfraz tries to flick it away but it strikes him low on the pad, there is a big appeal for a leg before but the umpire reckons it was doing too much.
Kane Richardson to bowl with the second new ball.
Short ball on middle, Shehzad rocks back and pulls it over mid-wicket, the ball stops in this slow outfield and they manage only a couple.
WIDE! Sliding down leg, wide called.
Wide outside off stump, the batsman leaves it alone.
Angled across off on a fuller length, Shehzad pokes ay it away from his body but fails to get in line.
Bangs it in short, Sarfraz fends it away off his gloves toward square leg for a single.
This one keep low after pitching, around off, Shehzad is squared up and the ball goes off the outside edge to third man. A single taken.
Full and outside off, watchfully let through.
We are back with the run chase. Australia spread out onto the field. AHMED SHEHZAD and SARFRAZ AHMED to open for Pakistan. It will be MITCHELL JOHNSON to start off with the new ball. Shehzad to face. Here we go...