Australia

Pakistan won by 66 runs

Pakistan
Match played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi (night), on 2018-10-24
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Innings
Innings
Batting
  • R
  • B
  • 4s
  • 6s
Fakhar Zaman c Coulter-Nile b Stanlake
  • 14
  • 12
  • 2
  • 0
Babar Azam not out
  • 68
  • 55
  • 5
  • 1
Mohammad Hafeez c McDermott b Short
  • 39
  • 30
  • 2
  • 2
Asif Ali lbw b Zampa
  • 2
  • 3
  • 0
  • 0
Hussain Talat c Finch b Tye
  • 9
  • 6
  • 1
  • 0
Faheem Ashraf c Maxwell b Tye
  • 0
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
Sarfraz Ahmed lbw b Stanlake
  • 0
  • 2
  • 0
  • 0
Shadab Khan c McDermott b Stanlake
  • 1
  • 2
  • 0
  • 0
Imad Wasim c Finch b Tye
  • 0
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
Hasan Ali not out
  • 17
  • 8
  • 2
  • 1
Shaheen Afridi
Extras (b 1, lb 3, w 1) 5
TOTAL (8 wickets; 20 overs) 155
Match Information
  • Australia
  • 89
  • Pakistan
  • 155/8
  • Toss:
  • Australia , elected to field first
  • Umpires:
  • Shozab Raza, TBC
  • TV Umpire:
  • Asif Yaqoob
  • Referee:
  • Ranjan Madugalle
Bowling
  • O
  • M
  • R
  • W
  • Nathan Coulter-Nile
    • 0
    • 42
    • 0
    • 4
  • Billy Stanlake
    • 3
    • 21
    • 0
    • 4
  • Andrew Tye
    • 3
    • 24
    • 0
    • 4
  • Ashton Agar
    • 0
    • 19
    • 0
    • 2
  • Adam Zampa
    • 1
    • 32
    • 0
    • 4
  • D'Arcy Short
    • 1
    • 13
    • 0
    • 2
Fall of Wickets
1-32 (Fakhar Zaman, 4.1 ov), 2-105 (Mohammad Hafeez, 13.5 ov), 3-110 (Asif Ali, 14.4 ov), 4-130 (Hussain Talat, 16.4 ov), 5-130 (Faheem Ashraf, 16.5 ov), 6-131 (Sarfraz Ahmed, 17.2 ov), 7-133 (Shadab Khan, 17.5 ov), 8-133 (Imad Wasim, 18.1 ov)
Commentary
  • wicket: OUT! Bowled. Shadab Khan to Nathan Coulter-Nile. Googly length ball, off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, missed to. <br><br> Pakistan have demolished Australia in Abu Dhabi to take a 1-0 lead in the T20I series. Their total of 155/8 was set up by Babar Azam's classy unbeaten 68, with the right-hander carrying his bat through the innings to hold things together. Australia weren't at their best in the field with fumbles and dropped catches littered throughout the innings, but they fought back admirably towards the death. Despite an alarming collapse from 105/1 to 133/8, a late cameo by Hasan Ali lifted the men in green to a competitive looking score. That momentum carried into the field with the result pretty much sealed by the end of the powerplay. Aaron Finch's men sunk to 22/6 as Imad Wasim (3/20) and Faheem Ashraf (2/10) ran amok through the top order. Nathan Coulter-Nile did his best to delay the inevitable, but the batting effort by Australia was fittingly summed up when his bat went flying out of his hands as the stumps were shattered for the final wicket. Let's see if the visitors can bounce back in the 2nd T20I on Friday night.

  • 16.4 - Shadab Khan to Billy Stanlake. Googly length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, thick edge to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Talat.

  • 16.3 - Shadab Khan to Billy Stanlake. Googly length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Ahmed.

  • 16.2 - Shadab Khan to Billy Stanlake. Googly length ball, middle stump no foot movement working, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Ahmed.

  • 16.1 - Shadab Khan to Billy Stanlake. Googly yorker, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Ali.

  • 15.6 - FOUR! Hasan Ali to Nathan Coulter-Nile. Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed in the air under control past deep cover for 4 runs. Coulter-Nile continues to fight for the Aussies but it will be in vain.

  • 15.5 - Hasan Ali to Billy Stanlake. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Zaman.

  • 15.4 - Hasan Ali to Billy Stanlake. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, mis-timed to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Ashraf.

  • 15.3 - Hasan Ali to Billy Stanlake. Length ball, to leg on the front foot driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Ali, fielded by Hafeez.

  • 15.2 - Hasan Ali to Nathan Coulter-Nile. Slower ball back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, mis-timed to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Ashraf.

  • 15.1 - FOUR! Hasan Ali to Nathan Coulter-Nile. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs. That's an important boundary for Australia as it takes them past their lowest ever T20I total.

  • wicket: OUT! Bowled. Shaheen Afridi to Andrew Tye. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, missed to. Through him with sheer pace, middle stump is flattened. The end is nigh now with Australia nine down. Shaheen punches the air in celebration, he knows victory isn't too far away.

  • 14.5 - FOUR! Shaheen Afridi to Andrew Tye. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs, mis-fielded by Ashraf. A rare blemish in this terrific Pakistan performance as Faheem dives over the top of one at mid off.

  • 14.4 - Shaheen Afridi to Andrew Tye. Length ball, off stump on the front foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Ali.

  • wicket: OUT! Caught. Shaheen Afridi to Adam Zampa. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long on, by Ali. Misjudged by the fielder in the deep but he still manages to cling onto it. Hasan Ali charged in initially but then had to backtrack, in the end it's a fantastic effort to complete the catch just inside the rope. Zampa was looking for an adventurous swipe but got more height than distance on it.

  • 14.2 - Shaheen Afridi to Adam Zampa. Back of a length, outside off stump backing away pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Ahmed.

  • 14.1 - Shaheen Afridi to Adam Zampa. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Azam.

  • 13.6 - FOUR! Shadab Khan to Nathan Coulter-Nile. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Another boundary, this is a career best score for Coulter-Nile now.

  • 13.5 - FOUR! Shadab Khan to Nathan Coulter-Nile. Quicker length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Shadab fires one in but Coulter-Nile is quickly in position to chop a delicate dab between two fielders.

  • 13.4 - Shadab Khan to Adam Zampa. Top spinning length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to point for 1 run, shy attempt by Ali.

  • 13.3 - Shadab Khan to Adam Zampa. Leg spinner yorker, off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 13.2 - Shadab Khan to Nathan Coulter-Nile. Googly length ball, off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to leg gully for 1 run, fielded by Azam.

  • 13.1 - Shadab Khan to Adam Zampa. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Talat.

  • 12.6 - Hasan Ali to Nathan Coulter-Nile. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Ahmed.

  • 12.5 - Hasan Ali to Adam Zampa. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot working, inside edge to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Ahmed.

  • wicket: OUT! Caught. Hasan Ali to Ashton Agar. Off cutter back of a length, down leg side backing away driving, outside edge to wicketkeeper, by Ahmed. Hasan Ali joins the party for Pakistan, he has his first wicket of the night as Agar can only feather one behind. Agar wanted to hit this really hard and lost his shape a touch, with the cutter gripping in the surface to move away from him.

  • 12.3 - Hasan Ali to Ashton Agar. Off cutter back of a length, down leg side on the back foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Ahmed.

  • 12.2 - FOUR! Hasan Ali to Ashton Agar. Back of a length, down leg side on the front foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Boshed right off the middle of the blade, there's something for the Aussie fans to cheer.

  • 12.1 - APPEAL! OUT changed by umpire to NOT OUT after REFERRAL. Hasan Ali to Ashton Agar. Back of a length, down leg side on the front foot flick, hit pad to wicketkeeper for no runs, by Ahmed, appeal made for Caught. The finger is up but Agar reviews immediately. It was an ambitious stroke by the left-hander, looking to whip over the top as Hasan Ali starts a new spell. Replays show it just brushed the leg and not the bat, so technology comes to Agar's rescue.

  • 11.6 - Shadab Khan to Ashton Agar. Top spinning length ball, to leg on the back foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Ali.

  • 11.5 - Shadab Khan to Nathan Coulter-Nile. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Talat.

  • 11.4 - Shadab Khan to Ashton Agar. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the back foot driving, to short extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Zaman.

  • 11.3 - Shadab Khan to Ashton Agar. Leg spinner half volley, down leg side on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Khan, fielded by Azam.

  • 11.2 - Shadab Khan to Ashton Agar. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 11.1 - Shadab Khan to Ashton Agar. Leg spinner half volley, middle stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Zaman.

  • 10.6 - Shaheen Afridi to Ashton Agar. Slower length ball, off stump on the front foot glancing, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Ali.

  • 10.5 - Shaheen Afridi to Ashton Agar. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, shy attempt by Zaman. Fakhar almost has his second run out of the night, Coulter-Nile was miles out if the throw had hit direct.

  • 10.4 - FOUR! Shaheen Afridi to Ashton Agar. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Now Agar joins the party by leaning into a delightful punch.

  • 10.3 - Shaheen Afridi to Nathan Coulter-Nile. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Wasim.

  • 10.2 - FOUR! Shaheen Afridi to Nathan Coulter-Nile. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Coulter-Nile is really showing his ability to play shots. This isn't the best situation for Australia but it's an opportunity to show some character.

  • 10.1 - FOUR! Shaheen Afridi to Nathan Coulter-Nile. Full toss, off stump backing away driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Smeared into the gap at extra cover, that was a poor delivery that got the treatment it deserved.

  • 9.6 - Shadab Khan to Ashton Agar. Googly length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 9.5 - Shadab Khan to Ashton Agar. Top spinning length ball, off stump on the back foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Ahmed.

  • 9.4 - Shadab Khan to Nathan Coulter-Nile. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Talat.

  • 9.3 - Shadab Khan to Nathan Coulter-Nile. Googly length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Ahmed.

  • 9.2 - Shadab Khan to Nathan Coulter-Nile. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to point for no runs, fielded by Ali.

  • 9.1 - Shadab Khan to Ashton Agar. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Ali.

  • 8.6 - Imad Wasim to Nathan Coulter-Nile. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Wasim.

  • 8.5 - Imad Wasim to Nathan Coulter-Nile. Stock ball full toss, off stump moves in front sweeping, to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Hafeez.

  • 8.4 - Imad Wasim to Ashton Agar. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Talat.

  • 8.3 - Imad Wasim to Nathan Coulter-Nile. Stock length ball, outside off stump moves in front sweeping, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Hafeez.

  • 8.2 - Imad Wasim to Ashton Agar. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to point for 1 run, fielded by Azam.

  • 8.1 - Imad Wasim to Ashton Agar. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Azam.

  • 7.6 - APPEAL! Shaheen Afridi to Ashton Agar. Yorker, to leg on the front foot working, hit pad to third man for 1 run, fielded by Ashraf, appeal made for L.B.W. That's a gorgeous delivery, searing into the blockhole but it was heading down the legside.

  • 7.5 - Shaheen Afridi to Nathan Coulter-Nile. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, hit pad to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Ahmed.

  • 7.4 - Shaheen Afridi to Nathan Coulter-Nile. Slower length ball, to leg on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Ahmed.

  • 7.3 - Shaheen Afridi to Nathan Coulter-Nile. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Afridi.

  • 7.2 - Shaheen Afridi to Nathan Coulter-Nile. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Ali.

  • 7.1 - Shaheen Afridi to Ashton Agar. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, bottom edge to third man for 1 run, fielded by Ashraf.

  • 6.6 - Hasan Ali to Nathan Coulter-Nile. Yorker, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • 6.5 - Hasan Ali to Nathan Coulter-Nile. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Zaman.

  • 6.4 - Hasan Ali to Nathan Coulter-Nile. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Ahmed.

  • 6.3 - Hasan Ali to Nathan Coulter-Nile. Seaming in back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, hit pad to first slip for no runs, fielded by Azam, fielded by Ahmed.

  • 6.2 - Hasan Ali to Ashton Agar. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to third man for 1 run, fielded by Hafeez.

  • 6.1 - Hasan Ali to Ashton Agar. Length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Ashraf.

  • 5.6 - Faheem Ashraf to Ashton Agar. Length ball, to leg on the front foot driving, well timed to long off for 3 runs, fielded by Wasim, fielded by Hafeez.

  • 5.5 - Faheem Ashraf to Nathan Coulter-Nile. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Afridi.

  • 5.4 - APPEAL! Faheem Ashraf to Nathan Coulter-Nile. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, hit pad back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ashraf, appeal made for L.B.W.

  • 5.3 - Faheem Ashraf to Nathan Coulter-Nile. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Wasim.

  • wicket: OUT! Bowled. Faheem Ashraf to Chris Lynn. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to. Another one, what is going on? This match is almost done and dusted already and we've not even finished the powerplay. Just a little bit of nibble off the surface is enough to beat Lynn's flat-footed drive and cannon into off stump. Justin Langer doesn't look impressed at all.

  • 5.1 - Faheem Ashraf to Chris Lynn. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Khan.

  • wicket: OUT! Caught. Imad Wasim to Alex Carey. Arm length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, outside edge to wicketkeeper, by Ahmed. Edged behind, Australia are five down after five overs! Imad Wasim is having a lovely time out there, he has three wickets to his name now. Carey was looking to drive but the ball was always drifting away from him, and Sarfraz safely pouches it stood up to the stumps. Carnage in Abu Dhabi.

  • 4.5 - Imad Wasim to Chris Lynn. Stock ball half volley, middle stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for 1 run, shy attempt by Ashraf.

  • 4.4 - FOUR! Imad Wasim to Chris Lynn. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. A rare bit of width offered by Imad and Lynn pounces on it. Australia will feel a few more boundaries and they can start to shift the momentum back in their favour.

  • 4.3 - Imad Wasim to Chris Lynn. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Ahmed.

  • 4.2 - Imad Wasim to Alex Carey. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Ashraf.

  • 4.1 - Imad Wasim to Alex Carey. Stock length ball, middle stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Ahmed.

  • 3.6 - Faheem Ashraf to Chris Lynn. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Talat.

  • wicket: OUT! Run Out. Faheem Ashraf to Ben McDermott. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover, direct hit by Zaman. Calamitous run out, McDermott can't believe what he's done. Pakistan are on fire in Abu Dhabi. McDermott was looking to pinch a quick single which always looked tight, and Fakhar was quick to swoop and unleash a throw at the non-strikers end. The bail just pops out of it's groove with McDermott an inch or two short of the crease. Disaster for the tourists.

  • 3.4 - Faheem Ashraf to Ben McDermott. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Zaman.

  • wicket: OUT! Bowled. Faheem Ashraf to Glenn Maxwell. Length ball, outside off stump backing away driving, missed to. The stumps are clattered once again leaving Australia in real trouble in this chase. Maxwell gave himself some room to hit offside but the ball was angling back into him and skidded under the willow. That was a really risky stroke in the circumstances, not what Australia needed.

  • 3.2 - Faheem Ashraf to Glenn Maxwell. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, inside edge back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ashraf.

  • 3.1 - Faheem Ashraf to Chris Lynn. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Ahmed, fielded by Afridi.

  • 2.6 - Imad Wasim to Chris Lynn. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Khan, fielded by Ashraf.

  • 2.5 - Imad Wasim to Chris Lynn. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 2 runs, direct hit by Ali.

  • 2.4 - Imad Wasim to Chris Lynn. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Wasim, fielded by Khan.

  • 2.3 - Imad Wasim to Glenn Maxwell. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Ali.

  • 2.2 - Imad Wasim to Glenn Maxwell. Stock ball back of a length, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Wasim.

  • 2.1 - Imad Wasim to Glenn Maxwell. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Ashraf.

  • 1.6 - FOUR! Faheem Ashraf to Chris Lynn. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Stand and deliver, see ball hit ball - that is Lynn playing at his best. That should settle the Aussie dressing room down a touch.

  • 1.5 - Faheem Ashraf to Glenn Maxwell. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, direct hit by Hafeez.

  • 1.4 - Faheem Ashraf to Glenn Maxwell. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Hafeez.

  • 1.3 - Faheem Ashraf to Chris Lynn. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Ali.

  • 1.2 - Faheem Ashraf to Chris Lynn. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Talat.

  • 1.1 - Faheem Ashraf to Chris Lynn. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Ali.

  • wicket: OUT! Bowled. Imad Wasim to D'Arcy Short. Arm ball back of a length, middle stump on the back foot working, inside edge to. Dragged on, Australia in disarray after just one over of the chase. Imad brings out the famous Cristiano Ronaldo celebration and his teammates engulf him. Short just wanted to clip this into the legside but is deceived by the ball skidding through and can only divert it back onto the sticks.

  • 0.5 - FOUR! Imad Wasim to D'Arcy Short. Arm length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Crunched through the covers, no messing about from Short to get going. He just took a step towards the ball and flayed it with alacrity.

  • 0.4 - Imad Wasim to Chris Lynn. Arm length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Afridi.

  • wicket: OUT! Bowled. Imad Wasim to Aaron Finch. Arm length ball, outside off stump backing away cutting, missed to. Timber, huge wicket for Pakistan to send the Australian captain packing for a duck. Imad spears this in and Finch wants to scythe away a cut, but the ball keeps coming back into him to cramp him for room. It skids under the blade and crashes into middle stump to spark celebrations from the men in green.

  • 0.2 - Imad Wasim to Aaron Finch. Stock length ball, down leg side backing away working, hit pad to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Ahmed.

  • 0.1 - NEW BALL. Imad Wasim to Aaron Finch. Stock length ball, to leg backing away driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Wasim.

  • 19.6 - Nathan Coulter-Nile to Hasan Ali. Yorker, middle stump backing away driving, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Finch. <br><br> Phew, take a breath. That was hectic T20 cricket from start to finish. Pakistan came flying out of the blocks courtesy of a fantastic partnership between Babar Azam and Mohammad Hafeez, but Australia fought back admirably once they were separated. A little flourish in the final over from Hasan Ali means things are tantalisingly poised at the half-way point in this contest.

  • 19.5 - Nathan Coulter-Nile to Babar Azam. Yorker, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to backward point for 1 run, fielded by Zampa.

  • 19.4 - Nathan Coulter-Nile to Hasan Ali. Slower ball short, outside off stump on the back foot hooking, missed to wicketkeeper for 1 run, shy attempt by Carey.

  • 19.3 - FOUR! Nathan Coulter-Nile to Hasan Ali. Full toss, off stump on the front foot driving, in the air uncontrolled past long on for 4 runs, dropped catch by Short. Tough chance and Short can't even get a hand on it. Hasan didn't quite get hold of the full toss but the fielder has to worry about the position of the rope making it a difficult one. More useful runs for the men in green.

  • 19.2 - SIX! Nathan Coulter-Nile to Hasan Ali. Back of a length, outside off stump backing away pulling, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Nothing unfortunate about this one, just pure power from Hasan Ali. This is a useful little flurry for Pakistan right at the death.

  • 19.1 - FOUR! Nathan Coulter-Nile to Hasan Ali. Yorker, outside off stump backing away driving, inside edge past fine leg for 4 runs. That's really unfortunate for the bowler. Coulter-Nile nails his yorker but somehow it gets jammed out to fine leg.

  • 18.6 - Andrew Tye to Babar Azam. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to long on for 2 runs, fielded by Maxwell.

  • 18.5 - Andrew Tye to Hasan Ali. Slower length ball, off stump on the front foot working, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Coulter-Nile.

  • 18.4 - Andrew Tye to Babar Azam. Length ball, outside off stump moves in front working, leading edge to deep point for 1 run, fielded by McDermott.

  • 18.3 - Andrew Tye to Hasan Ali. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to point for 1 run, fielded by Zampa.

  • 18.2 - APPEAL! Verified by umpire after REFERRAL. Andrew Tye to Hasan Ali. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot glancing, hit pad to wicketkeeper for no runs, by Carey, appeal made for Caught. That's a very optimistic appeal and an even more optimistic review. Just a brush of pad on that down the legside, good call by the umpire in the first instance.

  • wicket: OUT! Caught. Andrew Tye to Imad Wasim. Slower ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to extra cover, by Finch. What is happening out there? This is getting ridiculous. Imad wants to crash his first delivery through extra cover but he's through the shot too early as Tye deceives him with lack of pace. Finch says thank you very much to take the catch and leave Pakistan eight down.

  • 17.6 - Billy Stanlake to Babar Azam. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Carey.

  • wicket: OUT! Caught. Billy Stanlake to Shadab Khan. Short, outside off stump on the back foot hooking, top edge in the air uncontrolled to fine leg, by McDermott. Another skier, Pakistan can't handle Stanlake's fire. Shadab flails wildly at this bumper, never in control and there can only be one outcome. McDermott settles under his second catch of the evening. Babar is left dumbfounded at the other end.

  • 17.4 - Billy Stanlake to Babar Azam. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Zampa.

  • 17.3 - Billy Stanlake to Shadab Khan. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Zampa.

  • wicket: OUT! L.B.W. Verified by umpire after REFERRAL. Billy Stanlake to Sarfraz Ahmed. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to. Prolonged appeal and eventually the finger goes up, Pakistan are falling in a heap here. Sarfraz asks for the review but it won't save him, ball tracking says it would've just clipped the top of the bails. This is an outstanding fightback by the Aussies.

  • 17.1 - Billy Stanlake to Babar Azam. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by McDermott.

  • 16.6 - Andrew Tye to Sarfraz Ahmed. Slower ball yorker, off stump on the front foot defending, to leg slip for no runs, fielded by Carey.

  • wicket: OUT! Caught. Andrew Tye to Faheem Ashraf. Length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, in the air uncontrolled to extra cover, by Maxwell. Sweetly struck but straight to the one man on the field you don't want to find. A couple of metres either side and that would've flown to the fence, but if it's within Maxwell's grasp he's always going to catch it. All of a sudden Tye is on a hat-trick.

  • wicket: OUT! Caught. Andrew Tye to Hussain Talat. Slower length ball, middle stump down the track driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long on, by Finch. Beautifully held by the skipper, clutched with both hands above his head as he jumped right on the edge of the rope. Australia keep chipping away but Babar Azam remains firm at the other end.

  • 16.3 - Andrew Tye to Hussain Talat. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Short.

  • 16.2 - Andrew Tye to Hussain Talat. Slower length ball, off stump moves in front pushing, to deep extra cover for 2 runs, fielded by Coulter-Nile.

  • 16.1 - Andrew Tye to Babar Azam. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Agar.

  • 15.6 - Nathan Coulter-Nile to Babar Azam. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Maxwell.

  • 15.5 - Nathan Coulter-Nile to Babar Azam. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Short.

  • 15.4 - Nathan Coulter-Nile to Babar Azam. Short, outside off stump on the back foot hooking, top edge in the air uncontrolled to fine leg for 2 runs, run save by Stanlake.

  • 15.3 - Nathan Coulter-Nile to Hussain Talat. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot cutting, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Stanlake.

  • 15.2 - Nathan Coulter-Nile to Babar Azam. Slower ball short, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Zampa.

  • 15.1 - SIX! Nathan Coulter-Nile to Babar Azam. Length ball, outside off stump moves in front flick, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Boom, that has been clobbered into the stands by Babar. It was in the slot and violently dispatched.

  • 14.6 - FOUR! Adam Zampa to Hussain Talat. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, past long on for 4 runs, mis-fielded by Short. That's really sloppy work in the deep, Australia haven't been at their best in the field tonight. Short seemed to take his eyes off the ball at the crucial moment there.

  • 14.5 - Adam Zampa to Hussain Talat. Googly length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Stanlake.

  • wicket: OUT! L.B.W. Adam Zampa to Asif Ali. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, hit pad to. That is absolutely plumb, an easy decision for the umpire and the finger is up in an instant. Asif Ali was right back when he should've been forward with the ball skidding through quickly. Australia are fighting back in Abu Dhabi, that's two wickets in two overs.

  • 14.3 - Adam Zampa to Asif Ali. Leg spinner half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Zampa.

  • 14.2 - Adam Zampa to Babar Azam. Leg spinner length ball, off stump down the track working, to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Stanlake.

  • 14.1 - Adam Zampa to Babar Azam. Leg spinner length ball, off stump down the track working, to square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Maxwell. Fifty for Babar Azam, another really classy knock by the right-hander.

  • 13.6 - D'Arcy Short to Asif Ali. Chinaman short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep backward point for 2 runs, fielded by Tye.

  • wicket: OUT! Caught. D'Arcy Short to Mohammad Hafeez. Chinaman back of a length, middle stump on the back foot pulling, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long on, by McDermott. The simplest catch is gratefully gobbled at long on, Australia manage to break the partnership. Short is a good option to mix things up through these middle overs and it pays off for the Aussies tonight. Hafeez is disappointed, he thought it was a boundary opportunity but he couldn't latch on as he wanted.

  • 13.4 - D'Arcy Short to Mohammad Hafeez. Chinaman half volley, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Carey.

  • 13.3 - D'Arcy Short to Babar Azam. Chinaman length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to gully for 1 run, shy attempt by Coulter-Nile.

  • 13.2 - D'Arcy Short to Mohammad Hafeez. Chinaman length ball, to leg on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Zampa.

  • 13.1 - D'Arcy Short to Babar Azam. Chinaman back of a length, to leg on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Maxwell.

  • 12.6 - Adam Zampa to Babar Azam. Leg spinner half volley, middle stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Short.

  • 12.5 - Adam Zampa to Babar Azam. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Zampa.

  • 12.4 - Adam Zampa to Mohammad Hafeez. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Maxwell.

  • 12.3 - SIX! Adam Zampa to Mohammad Hafeez. Leg spinner full toss, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long off for 6 runs. Hafeez feasts upon this full toss, nonchalantly hammering it over long off. This partnership is really putting Australia to the sword.

  • 12.2 - Adam Zampa to Mohammad Hafeez. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, bottom edge to short leg for no runs, fielded by Carey.

  • 12.1 - Adam Zampa to Babar Azam. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Maxwell.

  • 11.6 - D'Arcy Short to Babar Azam. Chinaman length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Maxwell.

  • 11.5 - FOUR! D'Arcy Short to Babar Azam. Chinaman length ball, off stump down the track driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. Babar adds insult to injury with a bludgeoned boundary back past the bowler.

  • 11.4 - D'Arcy Short to Mohammad Hafeez. Chinaman back of a length, off stump backing away cutting, outside edge to short third man for 1 run, dropped catch by Carey. Another one spilled, Carey is having a tough time behind the stumps tonight. The edge takes just enough willow to divert it away from the middle of the gloves.

  • 11.3 - D'Arcy Short to Babar Azam. Chinaman half volley, down leg side on the front foot flick, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Zampa.

  • 11.2 - D'Arcy Short to Babar Azam. Chinaman back of a length, off stump on the back foot driving, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Finch.

  • 11.1 - D'Arcy Short to Mohammad Hafeez. Chinaman back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, bottom edge to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Stanlake.

  • 10.6 - FOUR! Andrew Tye to Babar Azam. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, past third man for 4 runs, mis-fielded by Stanlake. Frustration for Tye, it was a really tight first five balls of the over but it finishes with a boundary as Stanlake can't get down in time. There is a long way for him to go to be fair.

  • 10.5 - Andrew Tye to Mohammad Hafeez. Slower ball short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Agar.

  • 10.4 - Andrew Tye to Babar Azam. Slower ball back of a length, outside off stump down the track pulling, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Maxwell.

  • 10.3 - APPEAL! Andrew Tye to Babar Azam. Slower ball short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, by Carey, appeal made for Caught. Half an appeal but the umpire isn't interested.

  • 10.2 - Andrew Tye to Mohammad Hafeez. Slower ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Stanlake.

  • 10.1 - Andrew Tye to Babar Azam. Length ball, off stump on the front foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Maxwell.

  • 9.6 - Adam Zampa to Babar Azam. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to point for 1 run, mis-fielded by Finch.

  • 9.5 - Adam Zampa to Mohammad Hafeez. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Tye.

  • 9.4 - Adam Zampa to Babar Azam. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Short.

  • 9.3 - Adam Zampa to Mohammad Hafeez. Leg spinner length ball, off stump down the track pushing, to mid off for 1 run, shy attempt by Coulter-Nile.

  • 9.2 - FOUR! Adam Zampa to Mohammad Hafeez. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Sublime batting, Hafeez just oozes class when he plays through the offside. Zampa is expecting him to charge down the pitch so he fires this in quickly, but the experienced batsman is waiting on the back foot with a delicate chop.

  • 9.1 - Adam Zampa to Babar Azam. Leg spinner length ball, off stump down the track driving, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Agar.

  • 8.6 - Ashton Agar to Babar Azam. Stock ball back of a length, off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Coulter-Nile.

  • 8.5 - Ashton Agar to Mohammad Hafeez. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by McDermott.

  • 8.4 - Ashton Agar to Mohammad Hafeez. Stock ball back of a length, off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, mis-fielded by Coulter-Nile, fielded by Tye.

  • 8.3 - SIX! Ashton Agar to Mohammad Hafeez. Stock length ball, off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Superb footwork gives Hafeez room to free his arms and send this screaming over the fielder at long on. That's the first six of the night and I imagine it won't be the last.

  • 8.2 - Ashton Agar to Babar Azam. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Maxwell.

  • 8.1 - Ashton Agar to Mohammad Hafeez. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by McDermott.

  • 7.6 - Adam Zampa to Mohammad Hafeez. Leg spinner full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Tye.

  • 7.5 - Adam Zampa to Babar Azam. Leg spinner short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Short.

  • 7.4 - Adam Zampa to Mohammad Hafeez. Leg spinner full toss, middle stump on the front foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Short.

  • 7.3 - Adam Zampa to Mohammad Hafeez. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump down the track driving, well timed to deep extra cover for 2 runs, mis-fielded by Coulter-Nile, fielded by Agar.

  • 7.2 - Adam Zampa to Babar Azam. Leg spinner half volley, down leg side on the front foot glancing, inside edge to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Stanlake.

  • 7.1 - Adam Zampa to Mohammad Hafeez. Leg spinner back of a length, middle stump on the back foot pulling, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by McDermott.

  • 6.6 - Billy Stanlake to Mohammad Hafeez. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by McDermott.

  • 6.5 - Billy Stanlake to Mohammad Hafeez. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Maxwell.

  • 6.4 - Billy Stanlake to Mohammad Hafeez. Short, outside off stump on the back foot Fended, hit body to gully for no runs, fielded by Maxwell.

  • 6.3 - Billy Stanlake to Babar Azam. Half volley, off stump on the front foot flick, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Agar.

  • 6.2 - Billy Stanlake to Mohammad Hafeez. Seaming in back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to short mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Stanlake.

  • 6.1 - Billy Stanlake to Babar Azam. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Tye.

  • 5.6 - Ashton Agar to Babar Azam. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track working, inside edge to short extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Finch. <br><br> A fairly even powerplay in the end. Babar Azam looks in control but Australia were able to remove the dangerous Fakhar Zaman.

  • 5.5 - APPEAL! Ashton Agar to Babar Azam. Stock length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Carey, appeal made for L.B.W.

  • 5.4 - Ashton Agar to Mohammad Hafeez. Stock ball back of a length, middle stump on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Maxwell.

  • 5.3 - Ashton Agar to Mohammad Hafeez. Stock length ball, middle stump down the track flick, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Zampa.

  • 5.2 - Ashton Agar to Babar Azam. Stock ball half volley, to leg on the front foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Stanlake.

  • 5.1 - FOUR! Ashton Agar to Babar Azam. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. That's a real loose one from Agar to start his spell, Babar has all the time in the world to rock back and pick his spot.

  • 4.6 - APPEAL! Billy Stanlake to Mohammad Hafeez. Length ball, off stump no foot movement working, inside edge to first slip for no runs, fielded by Finch, appeal made for L.B.W.

  • 4.5 - FOUR! Billy Stanlake to Mohammad Hafeez. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. What a glorious way to get off the mark, a picture-perfect drive whistles to the long off boundary.

  • 4.4 - Billy Stanlake to Mohammad Hafeez. Seaming in short, outside off stump on the back foot Fended, Gloved to square leg for no runs, fielded by Lynn.

  • 4.3 - Billy Stanlake to Babar Azam. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Zampa.

  • 4.3 - Wide Billy Stanlake to Babar Azam. Yorker, down leg side on the front foot working, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Carey.

  • 4.2 - Billy Stanlake to Babar Azam. Length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Agar.

  • wicket: OUT! Caught. Billy Stanlake to Fakhar Zaman. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot pulling, top edge in the air uncontrolled to short extra cover, by Coulter-Nile. Pace and bounce does the trick, that is why Stanlake is such an asset in this format. Fakhar wanted to take him on but the ball rears up to take the top edge, and Coulter-Nile has plenty of time to settle under it. Important breakthrough for Australia.

  • 3.6 - Andrew Tye to Fakhar Zaman. Length ball, down leg side down the track driving, in the air under control to deep cover for 3 runs, run save by Zampa, fielded by McDermott.

  • 3.5 - Andrew Tye to Babar Azam. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Stanlake.

  • 3.4 - Andrew Tye to Fakhar Zaman. Back of a length, down leg side on the front foot pulling, top edge in the air uncontrolled to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Lynn.

  • 3.3 - Andrew Tye to Fakhar Zaman. Slower length ball, to leg on the front foot dropped, to gully for no runs, fielded by Maxwell.

  • 3.2 - Andrew Tye to Babar Azam. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Maxwell.

  • 3.1 - Andrew Tye to Babar Azam. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to gully for no runs, fielded by Maxwell.

  • 2.6 - Nathan Coulter-Nile to Babar Azam. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Finch.

  • 2.5 - Nathan Coulter-Nile to Fakhar Zaman. Length ball, to leg on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for 1 run, shy attempt by Finch.

  • 2.4 - FOUR! Nathan Coulter-Nile to Fakhar Zaman. Slower ball half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. Much better from Fakhar, holding his shape this time and waiting to thump the variation back down the ground. Pakistan are off to a quality start in Abu Dhabi.

  • 2.3 - Nathan Coulter-Nile to Babar Azam. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Zampa.

  • 2.2 - FOUR! Nathan Coulter-Nile to Babar Azam. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Imperiously dispatched to the fence, you can't bowl that length on this surface because it just sits up begging to be hit.

  • 2.1 - Nathan Coulter-Nile to Babar Azam. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by McDermott.

  • 1.6 - FOUR! Billy Stanlake to Fakhar Zaman. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot Slog, outside edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs, dropped catch by Carey. Oh dear, some pretty ordinary cricket all round here. Fakhar loses his shape completely aiming an ugly heave to leg, but he gets away with it as the edge bursts through Carey's gloves and zips to the fence. It went pretty quickly but the keeper should've done better.

  • 1.5 - Billy Stanlake to Babar Azam. Length ball, off stump on the front foot flick, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Coulter-Nile.

  • 1.4 - FOUR! Billy Stanlake to Babar Azam. Half volley, middle stump on the front foot flick, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs. Stanlake goes full in search of swing but it just drifts onto the pads allowing Babar to wristily whip square.

  • 1.3 - Billy Stanlake to Babar Azam. Full toss, off stump on the front foot working, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Tye.

  • 1.2 - Billy Stanlake to Babar Azam. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Agar.

  • 1.1 - Billy Stanlake to Fakhar Zaman. In-swinging length ball, down leg side on the front foot flick, hit pad to silly point for 1 run, fielded by Lynn.

  • 0.6 - Nathan Coulter-Nile to Babar Azam. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Tye.

  • 0.5 - Nathan Coulter-Nile to Fakhar Zaman. In-swinging length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Short.

  • 0.4 - Nathan Coulter-Nile to Fakhar Zaman. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, bottom edge to point for no runs, fielded by McDermott, fielded by Maxwell.

  • 0.3 - Nathan Coulter-Nile to Babar Azam. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to deep extra cover for 3 runs, fielded by Agar. That's an authoritative shot to get going, Babar leaning into a languid drive. The outfield isn't the quickest so it pulls up just inside the rope.

  • 0.2 - Nathan Coulter-Nile to Fakhar Zaman. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, hit pad to silly point for 1 run, fielded by McDermott.

  • 0.1 - NEW BALL. Nathan Coulter-Nile to Fakhar Zaman. In-swinging length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Coulter-Nile.

  • - Pakistan teamsheet: Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Hussain Talat, Sarfraz Ahmed, Mohammad Hafeez, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi.

  • - Australia XI announced: Aaron Finch, D'Arcy Short, Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, Ben McDermott, Alex Carey, Ashton Agar, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa, Billy Stanlake.

  • - Welcome to live commentary from the 1st T20I between Australia and Pakistan at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi (night). Play is scheduled to start at 18:00 (GMT+2).

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