ICC T20 World Cup | Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Semi-Final highlights: AUS win by 5 wickets

  • UPDATED: Nov 11, 2021, 23:38 IST

In a repeat of the 2010 edition, Pakistan and Australia are set to meet each other once again in the semi-final of a T20 World Cup. The two teams will lock horns in the second semi-final of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Stay tuned for live updates.

  • 23:36

    That would be all from the coverage of this match, join us for the coverage of the grand final between New Zealand and Australia. Until then goodbye!

  • 23:29

    Captain quotes from post match presentation

    Babar Azam, Pakistan captain:I thought we scored as many runs as we had planned in the first innings. I think we give such teams a chance in the back end, it is going to be costly. The turning point was that dropped catch. Had we taken it, the scenario could have been different. The way we gelled and played the entire tournament, I am satisfied as a captain. Hopefully we'll learn from this for the next tournament. When you play so well throughout, there were small mistakes that cost us the match in the end. We gave players roles and they executed it really well. The way the crowds supported us, we enjoyed a lot as a team. We always enjoy playing here.

    Aaron Finch, Australian captain: Never thought it was in the bag. It was a great game of cricket. The way Wade held his nerve at the end was amazing. That partnership with Stoinis was crucial. I got my feet in a tangle and opening batsmen do get a few good balls now and then in T20 cricket. We were sloppy today in the field, a couple of tough ones. We need the support of all 17 players to get across the line. We have played some really good cricket in the back end. Teams chasing have been successful. There is no dew, the lights take effect. I was hoping I'd lose the toss, bat first and put up a good score on the board.

  • 23:25

    Player of the Match

    Matthew Wade wins the Player of the Match for his innings of 41 from just 17 balls.

    Matthew Wade: Absolutely (preempted the scoops). Talking to Stoinis at the other end and tried to work out what they're doing. I got a little more pace on than expected, I probably could have used it a little bit earlier, but yeah.. glad to get a couple at the end. There wasn't a lot of chat before I went as we lost quick wickets. But when I got out there, Me and Marcus had batted together in the first game and got some momentum today. I was a bit unsure but Marcus showed me the way out. There was one short side and I was confident that if I had to target that then I could pull it off, but it got down to two-a-ball and you had to hit everything in your arc. I got a boundary away early on and then stalled for 5-6 balls, but Marcus got the boundary away and got us to a total where I was confident in the last two overs. It hasn't sunk in but probably when I sit down tonight it might sink in. I was out of the two team for 2-3 years and happy to just repay the faith.

  • 23:03

    AUS 177/5 after 19 overs

    Shaheen Shah Afridito bowl the nineteenth over.

    18.1Shaheen Shah Afridito Stoinis, no run, slow good length ball on off stump, Stoinis goes for a pull, the ball takes an inside edge and goes to Rizwan.

    18.2Shaheen Shah Afridito Stoinis, 1 Leg, good length ball on middle and leg, the ball raps on the pads and goes to cover and Stoinis takes a single.

    18.2Shaheen Shah Afridito Wade, WIDE! Full ball bowled down the leg side.

    18.3Shaheen Shah Afridito Wade, DROPPED! Full ball on off stump, Wade slogs the ball down to deep mid-wicket where Hasan Ali drops a tough chance, Wade gets two runs with ease.

    18.4Shaheen Shah Afridito Wade, SIX! Full ball on off stump, Wade moves to the offside and paddlescoops the ball over fine-leg for a maximum!!!!!

    18.5Shaheen Shah Afridito Wade, SIX! MAT WADE! WHAT A BEAUTY!Full ball on off stump, Wade hammers the ball over square-leg for a biggie!!!!

    18.6Shaheen Shah Afridito Wade, SIX! MAT WADE HAS DONE IT FOR AUS! Full ball and MAT WADE PADDLE SWEEPS THE BALL OVER FINE LEG FOR A BIGGIE!

  • 22:58

    AUS 155/5 after 18 overs

    Hasan Ali to bowl the eighteenth over.

    17.1Hasan Ali to Stoinis, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Stoinis hits the ball to square-leg for a single.

    17.2Hasan Ali to Wade, 2 runs, full ball on off stump, Wade whips the ball down to deep mid-wicket for two runs.

    17.3Hasan Ali to Wade, SIX! Full ball on off stump, Wade thumps the ball over long-on for a biggie!!!!

    17.4Hasan Ali to Wade, 1 run, full ball on middle stump, Wade drives the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a single.

    17.5Hasan Ali to Stoinis, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Stoinis hits the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a single.

    17.6Hasan Ali to Wade, FOUR! Full ball on middle and leg, Wade whips the ball down to square-leg for a boundary.

  • 22:51

    AUS 140/5 after 17 overs

    Haris Rauf to bowl the seventeenth over.

    16.1 Haris Rauf to Stoinis, no run, good length ball on off stump, Stoinis drives the ball back to Rauf.

    16.2Haris Rauf to Stoinis, 2 runs, full ball on middle and leg, Stoinsi whips the ball down to deep mid-wicket for two runs.

    16.3Haris Rauf to Stoinis, SIX! INTO THE STANDS! Short ball on off stump, Stoinis slogs the ball over deep mid-wicket for a maximum!!!

    16.4Haris Rauf to Stoinis, FOUR! Full ball on middle stump, Stoinis powers the ball down the ground for a boundary.

    16.5Haris Rauf to Stoinis, no run, good length ball on off stump, Stoinis blocks the ball.

    16.6Haris Rauf to Stoinis, 1 run, short ball on middle and leg, Stoinis pulls the ball behind square for a single.

  • 22:45

    AUS 127/5 after 16 overs

    Hasan Ali to bowl the sixteenth over.

    15.1Hasan Ali to Stoinis, FOUR! GOOD START TO THE OVER FOR AUS! Full ball wide of off stump, Stoinis pumps the ball down the ground for a boundary.

    15.2Hasan Ali to Stoinis, 2 runs, good length ball on off stump, Stoinis guides the ball to square-leg for two runs.

    OH NO! IT IS A NO-BALL!

    FREE HIT!

    15.2Hasan Ali to Stonis, 2 runs, good length ball on off stump, Stoinis pulls the ball to square-leg for two runs.

    15.3Hasan Ali to Stoinis, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Stoinis taps the ball to mid-wicket for a single.

    15.4Hasan Ali to Wade, 1 run, yorker on middle and leg, Wade digs the ball out for a single.

    15.5Hasan Ali to Stoinis, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Stoinis pulls the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a single.

    15.6Hasan Ali to Wade, no run, full ball wide of off stump, a swing and a miss from Wade.

  • 22:40

    AUS 115/5 after 15 overs

    Shaheen Shah Afridi to bowl the fifteenth over.

    14.1Shaheen Shah Afridi to Wade, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Wade works the ball on the leg side for a single.

    14.2Shaheen Shah Afridi to Stoinis, 1 run, slow short ball on middle and leg, Stoinis pulls the ball and guides to the leg side for a single.

    14.3Shaheen Shah Afridi to Wade, no run, short ball wide of off stump, Wade steps down to whack the ball but fails to connect.

    14.4Shaheen Shah Afridi to Wade, 1 run, yorker on middle and leg, Wade whips the ball down to the leg side for a single.

    14.5Shaheen Shah Afridi to Stoinis, 2 runs, good length ball on off stump, Stoinis edges the ball down to third-man for two runs.

    14.6Shaheen Shah Afridi to Stoinis, 1 run, short ball wide of off stump, Stoinis whips the ball through cover for a single.

  • 22:35

    AUS 109/5 after 14 overs

    Haris Rauf to bowl the fourteenth over.

    13.1Haris Rauf to Stoinis, no run, slow full ball on off stump, Stoinsi taps the ball to backward point.

    13.2Haris Rauf to Stoinis, 1 run, slow good length ball on middle and leg, Stoinis hits the ball behind square on the leg side for a single.

    13.3Haris Rauf to Wade, no run, good length ball on off stump, Wade plays a cut with soft hands and the ball drops short of Rizwan.

    13.4Haris Rauf to Wade,FOUR! MUCH NEEDED FOR AUS! Full ball on off stump, Wade pumps the ball down to long-on for a boundary.

    13.5Haris Rauf to Wade, 1 run, slow short ball on off stump., Wade pulls and guides the ball down to long-on for a single.

    13.6Haris Rauf to Stoinis, no run, slow full ball on off stump, the ball goes past the edge of Stoinis' bat.

  • 22:30

    AUS 103/5 after 13 overs

    Shadab Khan to bowl the thirteenth over.

    12.1Shadab Khan to Stoinis, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Stoinis works the ball down the ground for a single.

    12.2 Shadab Khan to Maxwell, WICKET! CAUGHT! Full ball on off stump, Maxwell plays a reverse sweep and the ball flies straight to Haris Rauf at deep cover.

    Maxwell c Haris Rauf b Shadab Khan 7(10)

    Mathwee Wade walks out to bat.

    12.3Shadab Khan to Stoinis, SIX! Full ball on off stump, Stoinsi slogs the ball over deep mid-wicket for a maximum!!!!

    12.4Shadab Khan to Stonis, no run, good length ball on off stump, Stoinis hits the ball to cover.

    12.5Shadab Khan to Stoinis, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Stoinis hits the ball down the ground for a single.

    12.6Shadab Khan to Wade, no run, full ball on off stump, Wade pushes the ball with sift hands to cover.

  • 22:13

    AUS 89/3 after 10 overs

    Hasan Ali to bowl the tenth over.

    9.1Hasan Ali to Warner, FOUR! Good length ball on middle and leg, Warner whips the ball down to fine-leg for a boundary.

    9.2Hasan Ali to Warner, 1 run, short ball wide of off stump, Warner slashes the ball through cover for a single.

    9.3Hasan Ali to Maxwell, no run, back of the length ball on off stump, Maxwell gets behind the ball and blocks it with a straight bat.

    9.4Hasan Ali to Maxwell, 2 runs, good length ball on middle and leg, Maxwell whips the ball behind square for two runs.

    9.5Hasan Ali to Maxwell, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Maxwell taps the ball to cover and takes a single.

    9.6Hasan Ali to Warner, 1 run, full toss on off stump, Warner hammers the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a single.

  • 22:08

    AUS 80/3 after 9 overs

    Shadab Khan to bowl the ninth over.

    8.1Shadab Khan to Warner, SIX! WHAT A SHOT! Full ball on off stump, Warner steps down and whacks the ball over the bowler's head and into the stands for a maximum!!!!

    8.2Shadab Khan to Warner, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Warner hits the ball down the ground for a single.

    8.3Shadab Khan to Smith, WICKET! CAUGHT! Slow full ball wide of off stump, Smith goes for a wild slog, the ball takes the toe end of the bat and lobs high in the air, Fakhar Zaman at deep mid-wicket takes a good catch.

    Smith c Fakhar Zaman b Shadab Khan 5(6)

    Glenn Maxwell walks out to bat.

    8.4Shadab Khan to Warner, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Warner drives the ball through cover for a single.

    8.5Shadab Khan to Maxwell, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Maxwell guides the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a single.

    8.6Shadab Khan to Warner, 1 run, short ball on middle and leg, Warner hits the ball behind square on the leg side for a single.

  • 22:03

    AUS 70/2 after 8 overs

    Mohammad Hafeez to bowl the eighth over.

    7.1Mohammad Hafeez to Warner, NO BALL AND SIX! The ball slips from Hafeez's grip and the ball goes on double bouncer to Warner and Warner whacks the over deep mid-wicket for a maximum!!!

    7.1Mohammad Hafeez to Warner, 2 runs, good length ball on off stump, Warner hits the ball down the ground for two runs.

    7.2Mohammad Hafeez to Warner, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Warner plays the ball for a single.

    7.2Mohammad Hafeez to Smith, WIDE! Short ball down the ground.

    7.3Mohammad Hafeez to Smith, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Smith drives the ball down the ground for a single.

    7.4Mohammad Hafeez to Warner, no run.

    7.5Mohammad Hafeez to Warner, 1 run, back of the length ball on off stump, Warner hits the ball to point for a single.

    7.6Mohammad Hafeez to Smith, no run, back of the length ball on off stump, Smith hits the ball back to Hafeez.

  • 21:57

    AUS 57/2 after 7 overs

    Shadab Khan to bowl the seventh over.

    6.1Shadab Khan to Marsh, no run, short and wide, Marsh hits the ball point.

    6.2Shadab Khan to Marsh, WICKET! CAUGHT! Slow full ball wide of off stump, Marsh bends his back knee to slog the ball, the ball has not been timed well and balloons high in the Dubai sky, Asif Ali runs in from Square-leg and takes a good catch.

    Mitchell Marsh c Asif Ali b Shadab Khan 28(22)

    Steve Smith walks out to bat.

    6.3Shadab Khan to Warner, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Warner works the ball to square-leg for a single.

    6.4Shadab Khan to Smith, no run, full ball on middle, Smith looks to paddle sweep the ball but fails to time and connect.

    6.5Shadab Khan to Smith, FOUR! Short ball wide of off stump, Smith edges the ball and sends it down to third-man for a boundary.

    6.6Shadab Khan to Smith, no run, good length ball on off stump, Smith hits the ball to cover.

  • 21:52

    AUS 52/1 after 6 overs

    Hasan Ali to bowl the sixth over.

    5.1Hasan Ali to Warner, 1 run, slow full ball into the pads, Warner whips the ball to the fielder at short third for a single.

    5.2Hasan Ali to Marsh, FOUR! MARSH IS COUNTERATTACKING PAKISTAN!!! Short ball drifting down leg, Marsh slogs the ball down to fine-leg for a boundary!

    5.3Hasan Ali to Marsh, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Marsh dabs the ball down to short third for a single.

    5.4Hasan Ali to Warner, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Warner works the ball down to third-man for a single.

    5.5Hasan Ali to Marsh, no run, good length ball on off stump, Marsh hits the ball to point.

    5.6Hasan Ali to Marsh, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Marsh hits the ball down to mid-on for a single.

  • 21:47

    AUS 44/1 after 5 overs

    Haris Rauf to bowl the fifth over.

    4.1Haris Rauf to Marsh, SIX! WELCOME HARIS RAUF! Good length ball on middle stump, Marsh swings his bat and the ball flies over square-leg for a maximum!!!

    4.2Haris Rauf to Marsh, EDGE AND FOUR! NOT A GOOD START FOR RAUF!Good length ball around off stump, Marsh gets a deliberate edge on the ball and the ball runs down to third-man for a boundary.

    4.3Haris Rauf to Marsh,1 run, short and wide, Marsh hits the ball to cover for a single.

    4.4Haris Rauf to Warner, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Warner guides the ball to mid-wicket for a single.

    4.5Haris Rauf to Marsh,1 run, good length ball on off stump, Marsh taps the ball down to mid-on for a single.

    4.6Haris Rauf to Warner, 1 run, good length ball on middle stump, Warner guides the ball to square-leg for a single.

  • 21:42

    AUS 30/1 after 4 overs

    Imad Wasim to bowl the fourth over.

    3.1Imad Wasim to Marsh, 1 run, full ball on middle and leg, Marsh edges the ball down to mid-off for a single.

    3.2Imad Wasim to Warner, SIX! BANG! Good length ball on off stump, Warner swings his arms and sends the ball flying over deep mid-wicket for a maximum!!!!

    3.3Imad Wasim to Warner, FOUR! Short and wide, Warner makes room and thumps the ball through cover for a boundary.

    3.4Imad Wasim to Warner, FOUR! DELICATE AND INTELLIGENT! Short ball on middle stump, Warner moves to the off side and hits the ball down to fine-leg for a boundary.

    3.5Imad Wasim to Warner, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Warner guides the ball to square-leg for a single.

    3.6Imad Wasim to Marsh, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Marsh hits the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a single.

  • 21:34

    AUS 13/1 after 3 overs

    Shaheen Shah Afridi to bowl the third over.

    2.1Shaheen Shah Afridi to Warner, no run, good length ball wide of off stump, Warner hits the ball to the fielder at cover.

    2.1Shaheen Shah Afridi to Warner, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Warner hits the ball to mid-on for a single.

    OH NO! IT IS A NO-BALL!

    FREE HIT!

    2.2Shaheen Shah Afridi to Marsh, no run, slow good length ball wide of off stump, a swing and a miss from Marsh.

    2.3Shaheen Shah Afridi to Marsh, FOUR! THRASHED! Good length ball on off stump, Marsh stands tall and hammers the ball through extra cover for a boundary.

    2.4Shaheen Shah Afridi to Marsh, no run, good length ball on off stump, the ball comes back in, Marsh gets an inside edge and moves to short fine.

    2.5Shaheen Shah Afridi to Marsh, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Marsh taps the ball to cover and hurries for a single.

    2.6Shaheen Shah Afridi to Warner, no run, yorker on off stump, Warner digs the ball out to mid-off.

  • 21:24

    AUS 1/1 after 1 over

    Shaheen Shah Afridi to bowl the first over of the innings. Warner is on strike.

    0.1Shaheen Shah Afridi to Warner, no run, good length ball on off stump, the ball pitches and swings late to beat the edge of the bat.

    0.2Shaheen Shah Afridi to Warner, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Warner taps the ball to mid-on for a single.

    0.3Shaheen Shah Afridi to Finch, AN APPEALAND GIVEN! THAT HAS TO BE OUT! GOLDEN DUCK! Good length on middle stump, Finch brings his front leg forward to defend, the ball raps on the pads and Afridi and co. appeal, the umpire raises his finger and Finch has to depart of a first-ball duck!

    Finch lbw b Shaheen Afridi 0(1)

    Mitchell Marsh walks out to bat.

    0.4Shaheen Shah Afridi to Marsh, ANOTHER LOUD APPEAL FOR LBW! NOT OUT SAYS THE UMPIRE THIS TIME AROUND, PAK PLAYERS ARE DEAD SURE ABOUT THIS! Babar takes the review and the review shows that it is the umpire's call!

    0.5Shaheen Shah Afridi to Marsh, BEATEN! AFRIDI IS BREATHING FIRE! Good length ball on off stump, the ball pitches and swings in late, Marsh has no idea as looks for a drive but the ball beats the inside edge of the bat and goes to Rizwan.

    0.6Shaheen Shah Afridi to Marsh, no run, good length ball on middle and leg, Marsh blocks the ball.

  • 21:20

    Welcome back for the second half of the match. The players are back on the field. Australia's chase is about to get undereway.

  • 21:17

  • 21:09

    PAK 176/4 after 20 overs

    Mitchell Starc to bowl the last over.

    19.1Mitchell Starc to Fakhar, 1 run, slow into the pitch ball on off stump, Fakhar hits the ball down to long-on for a single.

    19.2Mitchell Starc to Malik, WICKET! BOWLED! STRAIGHT THROUGH! Good length ball on off and middle, Malik swings his whole body to play a slog but fails to connect and the ball hits the stumps.

    Shoaib Malik b Starc 1(2)

    Mohammad Hafeez walks out to bat.

    19.3Mitchell Starc to Hafeez, 1 run, short ball on middle and leg, Hafeez pulls and sends the ball down to fine-leg for a single.

    19.4Mitchell Starc to Fakhar, SIX! INTO THE ORBIT! Full ball on off and middle, Fakhar swings his arms and the ball has the height and the distance to go into the stands.

    19.5Mitchell Starc to Fakhar, SIX MORE! FIFTY FOR FAKHAR! Another huge hit from Fakhar, Full ball on middle and leg, Fakhar stands and smokes the ball over cow corner for a maximum!!!!!!

    19.6Mitchell Starc to Fakhar, 1 run, slow good length ball on middle and leg, Fakhar mishits the ball to square-leg for a single.

  • 21:03

    PAK 160/3 after 19 overs

    Pat Cummins to bowl the nineteenth over.

    18.1Pat Cummins to Ali, WICKET! CAUGHT! Slow full ball on off stump, Ali hits the ball high in the air and the ball goes straight to Steve Smith at long-on.

    Asif Ali c Smith b Cummins 0(1)

    Shoaib Malik walks out to bat.

    18.2Pat Cummins to Fakhar, DROPPED! Slow full ball on off stump, Fakhar cracks the ball to long-off, Smith runs in from deep to take the catch but makes a mess of the chance and Fakhar gets a single.

    18.3Pat Cummins to Malik, 1 run, slow good length ball wide of off stump, Malik hits the ball to cover for a single.

    18.4Pat Cummins to Fakhar, no run, slow good length ball wide of off stump, Fakhar looks for a pull but fails to connect.

    18.5Pat Cummins to Fakhar, no run, fullish ball wide of off stump, a full swing of the arms by Fakhar but he fails to connect.

    18.6Pat Cummins to Fakhar, 1 Leg Bye, short ball on middle stump, Fakhar is early into the pull and the ball hits the grill of the helmet, Fakhar steals a single.

  • 20:56

    PAK 158/2 after 18 overs

    Mitchell Starc to bowl the eighteenth over.

    17.1Mitchell Starc to Rizwan, no run, yorker wide of off stump, Rizwan gives himself room but fails to connect.

    17.2Mitchell Starc to Rizwan, WICKET! CAUGHT! Slow very full ball wide of off stump, Rizwan goes for a big shot, the ball comes from the lower end of the bat and lobs in the air, the fielder at mid-off has no problem in completing an easy catch.

    Rizwan c Smith b Starc 67(52)

    Asif Ali walks out to bat.

    17.3Mitchell Starc to Fakhar, SIX! UP, UP AND AWAY! Fullish ball on off and middle, Fakhar swings the ball flies straight back over the bowler's head and goes into the stands.

    17.4Mitchell Starc to Fakhar, 2 runs, full ball on middle and leg, Fakhar hammers the ball to square-leg for two runs.

    17.5Mitchell Starc to Fakhar, FOUR! MUSCLED STRAIGHT DOWN THE GROUND!An attempted yorker goes wrong and is a full toss and Fakhar powers the ball straight down the ground for a boundary.

    17.5Mitchell Starc to Fakhar, WIDE! Full ball down the leg side.

    17.6Mitchell Starc to Fakhar, 2 runs, full ball on off stump, Fakhar guides the ball down to long-on for a couple of runs.

  • 20:48

    PAK 143/1 after 17 overs.

    Josh Hazlewood to bowl the seventeenth over.

    16.1 Josh Hazlewood to Fakhar, no run, slow full ball wide of off stump, Fakhar looks to sweep the ball but fails to connect.

    16.2Josh Hazlewood to Fakhar, SIX! Fullish ball on off stump, Fakhar swings his bat and the ball flies just over the fielder at long-off for a maximum!!!

    16.3Josh Hazlewood to Fakhar, 2 runs, full ball on off stump, Fakhar slogs the ball down to deep mid-wicket for two runs.

    16.4Josh Hazlewood to Fakhar, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Fakhar hits the ball down to mid-off for a single.

    16.4 Josh Hazlewood to Rizwan, NO-BALL AND FOUR! WAIST-HIGH FULL TOSS! Rizwan latches onto the ball and pulls to send the ball running through to square-leg for a boundary.

    16.5Josh Hazlewood to Rizwan, SIX! KABOOM! Full ball on off stump, Rizwan whacks the ball and the ball soars over deep mid-wicket for a maximum!!!!

    16.6Josh Hazlewood to Rizwan, 1 run, slow full ball on off stump, Rizwan steps out and hits the ball down to long-off for a single.

  • 20:44

    PAK 122/2 after 16 overs

    Adam Zampa to bowl the sixteenth over.

    15.1Adam Zampa to Fakhar, 1 run, fullish ball wide of off stump, Fakhar grinds the ball through cover for a single.

    15.2Adam Zampa to Rizwan, 1 run, full ball wide of off stump, Rizwan steps out and hits the ball to cover for a single.

    15.3Adam Zampa to Fakhar, 1 run, full ball on middle and leg, Fakhar slogs and drags the ball down to deep mid-wicket for another single.

    15.4Adam Zampa to Rizwan, 1 run, full ball on middle and leg, Rizwan goes across the stips and sweeps the ball behind square on the leg side for a single.

    15.5Adam Zampa to Fakhar, no run, slow short ball wide of off stump, a swing and a miss from Fakhar.

    15.6Adam Zampa to Fakhar, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Fakhar dances down the track andhits the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a single.

  • 20:38

    PAK 117/1 after 15 overs

    Pat Cummins to bowl the fifteenth over.

    14.1 Pat Cummins to Rizwan, 1 run, slow full ball wide of off stump, Rizwan drives the ball to cover point for a single.

    14.1 PatCummins to Fakhar, NO-BALL AND FOUR! Waist highfull on off stump, Fakhar guides the ball down to third-man for a boundary.

    FREE HIT!

    14.2PatCummins to Fakhar, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Fakhar hits the ball to square-leg for a single.

    14.3PatCummins to Rizwan, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Rizwan hits the ball down to third-man for a single.

    14.4PatCummins to Fakhar, 1 run, slow full ball on off stump, Fakhar slogs the ball behind square on the leg side for a single.

    14.5PatCummins to Rizwan, no run, good length ball on off stump, Rizwan gets an inside edge and the ball moves past the stumps.

    14.6PatCummins to Rizwan, 2 runs, hard length ball on off stump, Rizwan knocks the ball down to deep mid-wicket for two runs.

  • 20:32

    PAK 106/1 after 14 overs

    Josh Hazlewood to bowl the fourteenth over.

    13.1 Josh Hazlewood to Rizwan, 1 run, good length ball on middle and leg, Rizwan hits the ball to backward square-leg for a single.

    13.1Josh Hazlewood to Fakhar, WIDE! Fullish ball wide of off stump.

    13.2Josh Hazlewood to Fakhar, FOUR! Fullish ball on off stump, Fakhar clears his front foot andslogs,the ball races down to deep mid-wicket for a boundary.

    13.3Josh Hazlewood to Fakhar, no run, hard length on off stump, Fakhar hits the ball back to Hazlewood.

    13.4Josh Hazlewood to Fakhar, 1 run, attempted yorker on off stump, Fakhar hits the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a single.

    13.5Josh Hazlewood to Rizwan, SIX! SMOKED! Fullish ball on off stump, Rizwan swings and connects and connects well and the ball flies over deep mid-wicket and goes into the stands.

    13.6Josh Hazlewood to Rizwan, 1 run, fullish ball wide of off stump, Rizwan reaches for the ball and drives it to deep cover for a single. With the single Rizwan gets to his FIFTY!!!!!

  • 20:26

    PAK 92/1 after 13 overs.

    Mitchell Starc to bowl the thirteenth over.

    12.1Mitchell Starc to Rizwan, 1 run, good length ball on middle and leg, Rizwan pulls and sends the ball to square-leg for a single.

    12.2Mitchell Starc to Fakhar, no run, excellent yorker fired on the base of the off stump, Fakhar brings his bat down in time to dig the ball out.

    12.3Mitchell Starc to Fakhar, 1 run, good length ball wide of off stump, Fakhar hits the ball through backward point for a single.

    12.4Mitchell Starc to Rizwan, no run, short ball on middle stump, Rizwan is early into the pull shot and fails to connect and the ball hits the grill of the helmet. The physio is out and checking on Rizwan.

    12.5Mitchell Starc to Rizwan, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Rizwan drives the ball down to long-off for a single.

    12.6Mitchell Starc to Fakhar, no run, fullish ball drifting into the pads, the ball raps on the pads and goes to the leg side.

  • 20:21

    PAK 89/1 after 12 overs

    Adam Zampa to bowl the twelfth over.

    11.1Adam Zampa to Fakhar, 1run, full ball on off stump, Fakhar slogs the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a single.

    11.2Adam Zampa to Rizwan, 2 runs, full ball on off stump, Rizwan slog sweeps the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.

    11.3Adam Zampa to Rizwan, SIX! HUGE! Good length ball on off stump, Rizwan goes on one knee and slogs the ball over deep mid-wicket and sends into the crowds.

    11.4Adam Zampa to Rizwan, FOUR BYES! Full ball wide of off stump, Rizwan looks to hit the ball but the ball spins away and goes down to third-man for a boundary.

    11.5Adam Zampa to Rizwan, no run, good length ball on off stump, the ball raps on the pads.

    11.6Adam Zampa to Rizwan, 1 run, fullish ball wide of off stump, Rizwan steps out and hits the ball down to long-off for a single.

  • 20:17

    PAK 75/1 after 11 overs

    Glenn Maxwell to bowl the eleventh over.

    10.1Glenn Maxwell to Rizwan, no run, short ball wide of off stump, Rizwan looks to run the ball down to third-man but fails to connect.

    10.2Glenn Maxwell to Rizwan, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Rizwan sweeps and gets a single.

    10.3Glenn Maxwell to Fakhar, no run, full ball on middle and leg, the ball brushes the pads and Wade stops the ball.

    10.4Glenn Maxwell to Fakhar, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Fakhar dances down the track and hits the ball down to long-on for a single.

    10.5Glenn Maxwell to Rizwan, no run, full ball on middle and leg, Rizwan hits the ball straight and Maxwell stops the ball.

    10.6Glenn Maxwell to Rizwan, 2 runs, good length ball on middle and leg, Rizwan works the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.

  • 20:12

    PAK 71/1 after 10 overs

    Adam Zampa to bowl the tenth over.

    9.1Adam Zampa to Babar, no run, good length ball on middle and leg, the ball spins back in and hits the pads.

    9.1Adam Zampa to Babar, WIDE! Short ball bowled way outside the line of off stump.

    9.2Adam Zampa to Babar, no run, full ball on off stump, Babar digs the ball out to cover.

    9.3Adam Zampa to Babar, 1 run, full ball on middle and leg, Babar drives the ball down to long-on for a single.

    9.4Adam Zampa to Rizwan, 1 run, good length ball on middle and leg, Rizwan steps out and mishits the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a single.

    9.5Adam Zampa to Babar, no run, good length ball on off stump, Babar hits the ball to point,

    9.6Adam Zampa to Babar, WICKET! CAUGHT! Fullish ball wide of off stump, Babar goes on one knee and slogs the ball straight down the throat of David Warner at long-on.

    Babar Azam c Warner b Zampa 39(34)

  • 20:08

    PAK 68/0 after 9 overs

    Glenn Maxwell to bowl the ninth over.

    8.1 Glenn Maxwell to Rizwan, 1 run, short ball on off and middle, Rizwan pulls the ball to square-leg for a single.

    8.2Glenn Maxwell to Babar, 1 run, good length ball on middle and leg, Babar guides the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a single.

    8.3Glenn Maxwell to Rizwan, 1 run, short ball wide of off stump, Rizwan hammers the ball through cover for a single.

    8.4Glenn Maxwell to Babar, 1 run, good length ball on middle and leg, Babar guides the ball down to mid-wicket for another single.

    8.5Glenn Maxwell to Rizwan, 1 run, good length ball on middle and leeg, Rizwan hits the ball to square-leg for a single.

    8.6Glenn Maxwell to Babar, 1 run, good length ball on middle and leg, Babar works the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a single.

  • 19:59

    PAK 51/0 after 7 overs

    Adam Zampa to bowl the seventh over.

    6.1 Adam Zampa to Rizwan, 1 run, fullish ball wide of off stump, Rizwan drives the ball to the fielder at short third for a single.

    6.2Adam Zampa to Babar, 1 run, full ball on middle and leg, Babar hits the ball down the ground for a single.

    6.3Adam Zampa to Rizwan, no run, full ball on middle and leg, Rizwan hits the ball back to Zampa.

    6.4Adam Zampa to Rizwan, 1 run, fullish ball on middle and leg, Rizwan hits the ball down to mid-on for a single.

    6.5 Adam Zampa to Babar, no run, full ball on middle and leg, Babar digs the ball out.

    6.6Adam Zampa to Babar, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Babar steps out and pushes the ball to cover and steals a single.

  • 19:54

    PAK 47/0 after 6 overs

    Pat Cummins to bowl the sixth over.

    5.1 Pat Cummins toRizwan, 1 run, good length ball on off and middle, Rizwan whacks the ball down to fine-leg for a single.

    5.2Pat Cummins to Babar, 3 runs, good length ball on off stump, Babar slashes the ball through extra cover and gets three runs.

    5.3Pat Cummins to Rizwan, FOUR! PUNISHED! Full toss on off stump, Rizwan flicks the ball behind square on the leg side for a boundary.

    5.4Pat Cummins to Rizwan, no run, good length ball on off and middle stump, Rizwan hits the ball to Steve Smith at mid-on.

    5.5Pat Cummins to Rizwan, no run, good length ball on off and middle, Rizwan drives the ball back to Cummins.

    5.6Pat Cummins to Rizwan, 1 run, fullish ball on middle and leg, Rizwan flicks the ball to long-leg for a single.

  • 19:49

    PAK 38/0 after 5 overs

    Josh Hazlewood to bowl the fifth over.

    4.1 Josh Hazlewood to Rizwan, SIX! Fullish ball on middle and leg, Rizwan whips the ball behind square on the leg side and the ball flies over the boundary rope for a maximum!!!!

    4.2Josh Hazlewood toRizwan, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Rizwan works the ball to the fielder at short third for a single.

    4.3Josh Hazlewood to Babar, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Babar hits the ball down to mid-off for a single.

    4.4Josh Hazlewood toRizwan, no run, good length ball tad wide of off stump, a swing and a miss from Rizwan.

    4.5Josh Hazlewood toRizwan, 1 run, full ball on middle and leg, Rizwan drives the ball to mid-off and darts to the other end for a single.

    4.6Josh Hazlewood to Babar, no run, short ball on off stump, Babar edges the ball down to the man at short third.

  • 19:44

    PAK 29/0 after 4 overs

    Pat Cummins to bowl the fourth over.

    3.1Pat Cummins to Rizwan, WIDE! Fullish ball fired down the leg side.

    3.1Pat Cummins to Rizwan, 1 Leg Bye, good length ball on off stump, the ball comes back in and raps on the pads before moving to cover and Rizwan steals a single.

    3.2Pat Cummins to Babar, FOUR! Short ball on middle and leg, Babar whacks the ball down to fine-leg for a boundary.

    3.3Pat Cummins to Babar, 1 run, full ball on middle and leg, Babar nudges the ball behind square on the leg side for a single.

    3.4Pat Cummins to Rizwan, 1 run, short ball on middle and leg, Rizwan pulls and sends the ball racing down to the fielder at fine-leg for a single.

    3.5Pat Cummins to Babar, no run, good length ball on middle and leg, Babar dabs the ball to mid-wicket.

    3.6Pat Cummins to Babar, no run, back of the length ball on off stump, Babar punches the ball to the fielder at point,

  • 19:40

    PAK 21/0 after 3 overs

    Glenn Maxwell to bowl the third over.

    2.1Glenn Maxwell to Babar, no run, full ball on middle stump, Babar looks to play the ball on the leg side, the ball takes a leading edge and moves to cover.

    2.2Glenn Maxwell to Babar, 1 run, full ball on middle and leg, Babar nudges the ball to square-leg for a single.

    2.3Glenn Maxwell to Rizwan, DROPPED AND FOUR! Slow full ball on middle and leg, Rizwan dances down the track and hits the ball in the air, Warner runs back and puts a dive to take a catch but he cannot and the ball runs down for a boundary.

    2.4Glenn Maxwell to Rizwan, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Rizwan plays the ball to cover for a single.

    2.5Glenn Maxwell to Babar, no run, short ball on off stump, Babar pulls the ball to the fielder on the leg side.

    2.6Glenn Maxwell to Babar, FOUR! Short ball on middle and leg, Babar goes on one knee and pulls the ball behind square on the leg side for a boundary.

  • 19:36

    PAK 11/0 after 2 overs

    Josh Hazlewood to bowl the second over.

    1.1Josh Hazlewood to Babar, no run, good length ball on middle stump, Babar blocks the ball.

    1.2Josh Hazlewood to Babar, FOUR! SHOT! WOW! Fuller ball wide of off stump, Babar stands still and allows the ball to swing and hits the ball through extra-cover for a boundary.

    1.3Josh Hazlewood to Babar, 1 run, good length ball on middle and leg, Babar nudges the ball to mid-on for a single.

    1.4Josh Hazlewood to Rizwan, no run, good length ball on off stump, Rizwan looks to block the ball, the ball takes inside edge and moves just past the stumps.

    1.5Josh Hazlewood to Rizwan, no run, fullish ball on off and middle stump, Rizwan pushes the ball to cover.

    1.6Josh Hazlewood to Rizwan, no run, full ball on off and middle stump, Rizwan drives the ball to mid-off.

  • 19:29

    PAK 6/0 after 1 over

    Mitchell Starc to bowl the first over of the innings. Rizwan is on strike.

    0.1Mitchell Starc to Rizwan, 1 run, fullish ball wide of off stump, Rizwan goes for a drive, the ball takes an inside edge and goes to Wade behind the stumps, Wade puts a dive and stops the ball but Rizwan completes a single.

    0.2Mitchell Starc to Babar, no run, good length ball on middle and leg, Babar knocks the ball straight to the fielder at backward square-leg.

    0.3Mitchell Starc to Babar, no run, fuller ball wide of off stump, Babar drives the ball to the fielder at cover.

    0.4Mitchell Starc to Babar FOUR! FIRST BOUNDARY OF THE MATCH! Good length ball on middle and leg, Babar whips the ball down to fine-leg for a boundary.

    0.5Mitchell Starc to Babar, 1 run, fullish ball into the pads, Babar works the ball behind square on the leg side for a single.

    0.6Mitchell Starc to Rizwan, no run, good length ball tad wide of off stump, Rizwan looks to slap the ball through cover but the ball swings and beats the edge of the bat on its way into Wade's gloves.

  • 19:28

    Aaron Finch leads his team onto the field. And out walkBabar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan to open the innings for Pakistan.

  • 19:24

    Right, the match officials and the players have marched onto the field. They all line up for the national anthems first. First will be the national anthem of Australia followed by the national anthem of Pakistan. The national anthems have been sung, time for cricket!

  • 19:11

    Teams

    Pakistan:Mohammad Rizwan(w), Babar Azam(c), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi

    Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch(c), Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade(w), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

  • 19:08

    Captain quotes from toss

    Aaron Finch, Australia captain:We will bowl. The wicket will not change a lot over the course of the game. The guys are relaxed, there'll be obvious nerves. This pitch has played true right through the IPL and the World Cup, no changes.

    Babar Azam, Pakistan captain:We'll have to put runs on the board and then defend it. It's an honour to lead this bunch of players, looking forward to playing some good cricket. UAE is our backyard, we know these conditions well. No changes for us as well.

  • 19:07

    Toss

    Australia captain Aaron Finch wins the toss and opts to bowl first.

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