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Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd ODI Match Summary

PAK vs AUS, 2022 - ODI Summary

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Match Ended   
349/4 (49.0/50)
348/8 (50.0/50)
Pakistan beat Australia by 6 wickets
AUS 348/8
Bat Top Batsmen
104 (108)
  • 10x4s
  • 4x6s
  • 96.29SR
89 (70)
  • 6x4s
  • 5x6s
  • 127.14SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
10
OVERS
63/4
R/W
10
OVERS
56/2
R/W
PAK 349/4
Bat Top Batsmen
114 (83)
  • 11x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 137.34SR
106 (97)
  • 6x4s
  • 3x6s
  • 109.27SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 7.10
10
OVERS
71/2
R/W
3
OVERS
23/1
R/W
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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.
Stay tuned for all the interviews...
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
49 OV
15 Runs
N. Ellis to I. Ahmed K. Shah
  • 248.1
  • 148.2
  • 448.3
  • 648.4
  • 148.5
  • 148.6
48 OV
12 Runs
S. Abbott to K. Shah I. Ahmed
  • 047.1
  • 447.2
  • 647.3
  • 147.4
  • 147.5
  • 047.6
47 OV
4 Runs
N. Ellis to I. Ahmed K. Shah
  • 146.1
  • 046.2
  • 046.3
  • 1 LB46.4
  • 146.5
  • 146.6
46 OV
5 Runs
A. Zampa to M. Rizwan K. Shah I. Ahmed
  • 145.1
  • 1 B45.2
  • 145.3
  • 145.4
  • W45.5
  • 145.6
45 OV
4 Runs
N. Ellis to B. Azam K. Shah M. Rizwan
  • 044.1
  • W44.2
  • 244.3
  • 044.4
  • 144.5
  • 144.6
44 OV
8 Runs
A. Zampa to M. Rizwan B. Azam
  • 243.1
  • 143.2
  • 243.3
  • 243.4
  • 143.5
  • 043.6
43 OV
10 Runs
N. Ellis to B. Azam M. Rizwan
  • 142.1
  • 142.2
  • 142.3
  • 142.4
  • 442.5
  • 242.6
42 OV
7 Runs
C. Green to B. Azam M. Rizwan
  • 141.1
  • 141.2
  • 241.3
  • 141.4
  • 141.5
  • 141.6
41 OV
5 Runs
S. Abbott to B. Azam M. Rizwan
  • 040.1
  • 140.2
  • 040.3
  • 140.4
  • 140.5
  • 240.6
40 OV
6 Runs
C. Green to M. Rizwan B. Azam
  • 039.1
  • 239.2
  • 139.3
  • 239.4
  • 039.5
  • 139.6
39 OV
12 Runs
S. Abbott to B. Azam M. Rizwan
  • 438.1
  • 438.2
  • 138.3
  • 038.4
  • 138.5
  • 238.6
38 OV
11 Runs
M. Swepson to B. Azam M. Rizwan
  • 437.1
  • 037.2
  • 137.3
  • 137.4
  • 437.5
  • 137.6
37 OV
12 Runs
A. Zampa to M. Rizwan B. Azam
  • 136.1
  • 436.2
  • 136.3
  • 136.4
  • 436.5
  • 136.6
36 OV
5 Runs
M. Swepson to M. Rizwan B. Azam
  • 135.1
  • 235.2
  • 035.3
  • 135.4
  • 135.5
  • 035.6
35 OV
4 Runs
A. Zampa to Imam B. Azam M. Rizwan
  • W34.1
  • 034.2
  • 234.3
  • 134.4
  • 034.5
  • 134.6
34 OV
8 Runs
M. Swepson to B. Azam Imam
  • 233.1
  • 133.2
  • 033.3
  • 133.4
  • 433.5
  • 033.6
33 OV
6 Runs
T. Head to Imam B. Azam
  • 132.1
  • 032.2
  • 132.3
  • 232.4
  • 032.5
  • 232.6
32 OV
3 Runs
M. Swepson to Imam B. Azam
  • 031.1
  • 031.2
  • 131.3
  • 131.4
  • 131.5
  • 031.6
31 OV
7 Runs
S. Abbott to Imam B. Azam
  • 430.1
  • 130.2
  • 030.3
  • 030.4
  • 130.5
  • 130.6
30 OV
12 Runs
A. Zampa to B. Azam Imam
  • 129.1
  • 129.2
  • 129.3
  • 229.4
  • 129.5
  • 629.6
29 OV
7 Runs
S. Abbott to B. Azam Imam
  • 028.1
  • 128.2
  • 028.3
  • 128.4
  • 428.5
  • 128.6
28 OV
5 Runs
A. Zampa to B. Azam Imam
  • 127.1
  • 127.2
  • 127.3
  • 027.4
  • 127.5
  • 127.6
27 OV
14 Runs
N. Ellis to Imam B. Azam
  • 226.1
  • 126.2
  • 426.3
  • 226.4
  • 426.5
  • 126.6
26 OV
8 Runs
A. Zampa to B. Azam Imam
  • 125.1
  • 025.2
  • 425.3
  • 125.4
  • 125.5
  • 125.6
25 OV
4 Runs
N. Ellis to Imam B. Azam
  • 124.1
  • 024.2
  • 224.3
  • 124.4
  • 024.5
  • 024.6
24 OV
7 Runs
A. Zampa to Imam B. Azam
  • 023.1
  • 123.2
  • 123.3
  • 423.4
  • 123.5
  • 023.6
23 OV
6 Runs
N. Ellis to B. Azam Imam
  • 122.1
  • 222.2
  • 122.3
  • 122.4
  • 122.5
  • 022.6
22 OV
11 Runs
M. Swepson to B. Azam Imam
  • 121.1
  • 621.2
  • 021.3
  • 121.4
  • 121.5
  • 221.6
21 OV
8 Runs
M. Stoinis to Imam B. Azam
  • 420.1
  • 020.2
  • 020.3
  • 120.4
  • 220.5
  • 120.6
20 OV
4 Runs
M. Swepson to B. Azam Imam
  • 019.1
  • 019.2
  • 119.3
  • 119.4
  • 119.5
  • 119.6
19 OV
7 Runs
M. Stoinis to F. Zaman Imam B. Azam
  • 118.1
  • 018.2
  • 118.3
  • 418.4
  • W18.5
  • 118.6
18 OV
3 Runs
M. Swepson to F. Zaman Imam
  • 017.1
  • 117.2
  • 017.3
  • 117.4
  • 117.5
  • 017.6
17 OV
8 Runs
M. Stoinis to Imam F. Zaman
  • 116.1
  • 116.2
  • 116.3
  • 416.4
  • 016.5
  • 116.6
16 OV
5 Runs
M. Swepson to F. Zaman Imam
  • 115.1
  • 1 WD15.2
  • 015.2
  • 015.3
  • 215.4
  • 115.5
  • 015.6
15 OV
10 Runs
T. Head to Imam F. Zaman
  • 114.1
  • 614.2
  • 214.3
  • 014.4
  • 014.5
  • 114.6
14 OV
8 Runs
A. Zampa to F. Zaman Imam
  • 113.1
  • 013.2
  • 013.3
  • 613.4
  • 113.5
  • 013.6
13 OV
9 Runs
T. Head to F. Zaman Imam
  • 112.1
  • 012.2
  • 112.3
  • 112.4
  • 412.5
  • 212.6
12 OV
3 Runs
A. Zampa to F. Zaman Imam
  • 011.1
  • 011.2
  • 011.3
  • 111.4
  • 211.5
  • 011.6
11 OV
3 Runs
T. Head to F. Zaman Imam
  • 010.1
  • 010.2
  • 210.3
  • 110.4
  • 010.5
  • 010.6
10 OV
6 Runs
N. Ellis to Imam F. Zaman
  • 09.1
  • 19.2
  • 49.3
  • 09.4
  • 09.5
  • 19.6
9 OV
12 Runs
C. Green to F. Zaman
  • 48.1
  • 08.2
  • 48.3
  • 48.4
  • 08.5
  • 08.6
8 OV
4 Runs
N. Ellis to Imam F. Zaman
  • 07.1
  • 17.2
  • 07.3
  • 07.4
  • 17.5
  • 27.6
7 OV
9 Runs
S. Abbott to F. Zaman Imam
  • 46.1
  • 06.2
  • 16.3
  • 26.4
  • 06.5
  • 1 WD6.6
  • 16.6
6 OV
3 Runs
C. Green to F. Zaman Imam
  • 05.1
  • 15.2
  • 25.3
  • 05.4
  • 05.5
  • 05.6
5 OV
11 Runs
S. Abbott to F. Zaman Imam
  • 04.1
  • 64.2
  • 34.3
  • 04.4
  • 04.5
  • 24.6
4 OV
5 Runs
C. Green to F. Zaman Imam
  • 03.1
  • 03.2
  • 13.3
  • 43.4
  • 03.5
  • 03.6
3 OV
9 Runs
S. Abbott to F. Zaman Imam
  • 02.1
  • 02.2
  • 02.3
  • 12.4
  • 62.5
  • 22.6
2 OV
2 Runs
C. Green to Imam F. Zaman
  • 01.1
  • 01.2
  • 11.3
  • 01.4
  • 11.5
  • 01.6
1 OV
2 Runs
S. Abbott to F. Zaman Imam
  • 00.1
  • 00.2
  • 10.3
  • 10.4
  • 00.5
  • 00.6
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
Zahid Mahmood PAK46.46

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