ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

AUS beat PAK by 80 runs | Australia vs Pakistan Highlights And Cricket Score 3rd ODI Match

Pakistan and Australia in UAE, 5 ODI Series, 2019

Date: Mar 27, 2019 Start Time: 16:30 IST | 11:00 GMT | 15:00 Local
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
AUS
266/6 Overs: 50.0
PAK
186/10 Overs: 44.4
Australia beat Pakistan by 80 runs

Match Commentary

Australia vs Pakistan Highlights And Cricket Score - 3rd ODI match - Commentary

End of Over : 50.0 AUS: 266/6

Right then! 267 to win for Pakistan to keep the series alive. In the first 2 games, 280 has been proved quite easy to chase down. But this is a slightly different pitch, expected to slow down, as was visible in Powerplay 3 with even Maxwell struggling to time his shots. Now, add the rain factor. Would that have spiced up the pitch? Will the ball skid on to the bat? Will the bowlers find it difficult to grip the ball? All these questions will be answered soon.

Pakistan bowled well but questions will be asked to Shoaib Malik as to why did Usman Khan did not bowl his full quota of 10 overs. He was instrumental in keeping Australia quiet in Powerplay 1, with figures of 4-2-8-1 at that stage. Junaid Khan started well but took a beating at the death. The young Hasnain had a poor outing today. But the spin trio of Yasir, Imad and Sohail kept Australia quiet - 3/116 in 27 overs combined.

For a change, Aaron Finch won the toss this afternoon and had no hesitation in batting first. The visitors lost two wickets pretty quickly, with the in-form Khawaja bagging a duck. But the 84-run stand between Finch and Handscomb brought the Aussies back on track. The skipper battled on till the 42nd over but then missed out on his century. However, just when Australia seemed to be in a bit of bother, Maxwell put on a Big Show.

One man scores 90, another scores 71 - that is how this score of 266 has been largely built for Australia. Aaron Finch laid the platform, Peter Handscomb played a good supporting role and towards the end, Glenn Maxwell teed off. 90 runs came in the last 10 overs, which might prove decisive.

49.6 6

Junaid Khan to Alex Carey. SIX! Wonderful timing on that! Some way to end the innings by Carey. A short ball, around middle and off, coming in to the batsman, Carey frees his arms and muscles the pull over mid-wicket! AUSTRALIA FINISH ON 266/6!

49.5 0

Junaid Khan to Alex Carey. A lovely slower bouncer outside off, Alex leaps and tries the upper cut but misses. He looks at the square leg umpire for a wide call but gets nothing.

49.4 2

Junaid Khan to Alex Carey. Dropped short, Carey pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a couple.

49.3 1

Junaid Khan to Pat Cummins. This is heaved through mid-wicket for a single.

49.2 0

Junaid Khan to Pat Cummins. A pinpoint yorker, around middle, dug out to the leg side, back to the bowler.

49.1 1

Junaid Khan to Alex Carey. Outside off, Carey backs away and pushes it to the off side for a single.

Oops... it is raining again! It is getting pretty heavy and the batsmen are standing in the middle but the umpires are happy to continue.

End of Over : 49 7 Runs AUS: 256/6
48.6 0

Usman Khan to Pat Cummins. Outside off, a slash and a miss.

48.5 1

Usman Khan to Alex Carey. Heaves it down to long on for a single.

48.4 2

Usman Khan to Alex Carey. This time Alex slices it over cover for another brace.

48.3 2

Usman Khan to Alex Carey. Full on middle and off, Carey is early into his flick and scoops it in the air. Mistimes it but luckily for him, the ball lands in between deep mid-wicket and long on. Two runs taken.

48.2 1

Usman Khan to Pat Cummins. Outside off, dabbed to third man for a run.

48.1 1

Usman Khan to Alex Carey. Full on middle, chipped towards long on for a single.

Pat Cummins walks in at number 8, replacing Maxwell.

End of Over : 48 8 Runs AUS: 249/6
47.6 W

Junaid Khan to Glenn Maxwell. OUT! Direct hit and Maxi is gone! Well, a bit too late but Pakistan will take it. This could be the difference between a 260 and a 275. With Maxwell around, anything could have been achieved. A slower ball, outside off, short in length, Maxi looked to pull but missed. He was very careless to stand out of his crease and an alert Rizwan just over-arms at the stumps. Bull's eye and Maxwell has to go. Wonderful knock, has given his team something to defend.

47.5 1

Junaid Khan to Alex Carey. Into the pads, worked towards mid-wicket for one.

47.4 1

Junaid Khan to Glenn Maxwell. Excellent yorker on middle, dug out to the leg side for a run.

47.3 4

Junaid Khan to Glenn Maxwell. FOUR! Lovely shot. Full and outside off, Maxwell opens the face of the bat and steers it behind point for a boundary!

47.2 0

Junaid Khan to Glenn Maxwell. A lovely slower ball bouncer, Maxwell ducks or rather sways away. He then looks at the square leg umpire for a wide call but does not get it.

47.1 2

Junaid Khan to Glenn Maxwell. Full and around middle, swung over mid-wicket for a couple.

Junaid Khan is back on. 7-0-40-1 so far.

End of Over : 47 8 Runs AUS: 241/5
46.6 1

Usman Khan to Glenn Maxwell. Full and outside off, driven through the covers for a run.

46.5 4

Usman Khan to Glenn Maxwell. FOUR! That is a Maxwell special. Not sure how to describe it. But still, will try. First a furious full toss from Usman. Maxwell has no time to see it. Closes his eyes and just plays the whip-pull out of reflex. The ball goes in the air towards deep backward square leg where Junaid Khan comes charging in but is not able to get to the ball. Misses it and it is a boundary.

46.4 0

Usman Khan to Glenn Maxwell. On middle and leg, flicked straight to short mid-wicket.

46.3 0

Usman Khan to Glenn Maxwell. Outside off, a slash and a miss from Maxi.

46.2 2

Usman Khan to Glenn Maxwell. Full on middle, lofted down to long on where Umar Akmal manages to stop it with a dive to his left. But cannot stop the batsmen from returning for the second.

46.1 1

Usman Khan to Alex Carey. A flat-batted shot by Carey takes the ball through long on for a single.

Usman Shinwari is back into the attack.

End of Over : 46 17 Runs AUS: 233/5
45.6 2

Mohammad Hasnain to Glenn Maxwell. Third two on the trot! Excellent batting with big boundaries. On a length outside off, angled away by Maxwell through to the right of third man. Two taken easily. 17 runs off the over!

45.5 2

Mohammad Hasnain to Glenn Maxwell. Another couple! Pakistan are being run ragged out here. Maxwell pushes this length ball through the covers and runs really fast to turn around and come back for the second.

45.4 2

Mohammad Hasnain to Glenn Maxwell. Two runs taken again and this is once more excellent running by the two batsmen. A length ball, Maxwell swings through the line but gets an inside edge that runs fine on the leg side. Great running to complete two there.

45.3 6

Mohammad Hasnain to Glenn Maxwell. SIX! That is a terrific shot and it brings up the 50 for the Big Show! His 17th in ODIs. He is turning on the heat out here and every run he adds here is going to hurt Pakistan, especially Imam. A bouncer aimed at the ribs of Maxwell, he just takes his eyes off the ball and swats the ball. It flies off the top edge and over deep fine leg for a maximum.

45.2 4

Mohammad Hasnain to Glenn Maxwell. FOUR! Short of a length and wide outside off, Maxwell frees his arm and cuts this away hard and in the gap through backward point. Boundary ensues, no stopping that!

45.1 1

Mohammad Hasnain to Alex Carey. Pulled away for a single to deep square leg.

End of Over : 45 14 Runs AUS: 216/5
44.6 2

Junaid Khan to Glenn Maxwell. Good running! A fuller ball on middle, Maxwell somehow manages to dig it out and gets it through mid-wicket. The batsmen really run well to come back for the second but that is not such good fielding in the deep.

44.5 1

Junaid Khan to Alex Carey. On a length and Carey misses his flick to get hit on the pads. The batsmen take a quick single.

44.4 1

Junaid Khan to Glenn Maxwell. Misfield! Maxwell pushes this to cover but Masood has butter fingers and allows the ball to bobble through towards mid off. Single taken.

44.3 4

Junaid Khan to Glenn Maxwell. FOUR! The second of the over! Almost close to the same region as the first one. A short ball on the leg side, Maxwell comes inside the line and lifts it over fine leg for a boundary.

44.2 2

Junaid Khan to Glenn Maxwell. On a length outside off, going away from the right-hander, Maxwell hangs back and punches it away through cover for a couple of runs.

44.1 4

Junaid Khan to Glenn Maxwell. FOUR! Terrific beginning to the over for the batting side. Junaid bowls this at the body of Maxwell on a shorter length, Maxwell comes inside the line and just lifts it over backward square leg for a boundary. It was almost a maximum.

End of Over : 44 6 Runs AUS: 202/5
43.6 1

Mohammad Hasnain to Glenn Maxwell. DROPPED! Imam has put down Maxwell and this could mean a difference of 20 runs to the final score. On a length outside off, Maxwell cuts it away aerially and the ball flies straight to Imam at point. He cannot react quickly enough and despite getting a hand to it, he cannot hold on. A single is taken.

43.5 1

Mohammad Hasnain to Alex Carey. Short of a length and aimed at the body of the southpaw, he manages to keep it out towards mid-wicket. A single is taken.

43.4 2

Mohammad Hasnain to Alex Carey. Lovely looking drive! Fuller length on middle, Carey gets inside the line and drives it past cover for a couple of runs. The 200 comes up for the visitors.

43.3 1

Mohammad Hasnain to Glenn Maxwell. Wide outside off, Maxwell backs away and cuts it to deep cover slightly aerially for a single.

43.2 1

Mohammad Hasnain to Alex Carey. A length ball on the middle stump line, Carey tries to push at it but he gets an inside edge fine to the right of the keeper. A single is stolen.

43.1 0

Mohammad Hasnain to Alex Carey. On a length on top of middle stump, Carey pushes it from the crease towards point.

Mohammad Hasnain is back into the attack.

End of Over : 43 7 Runs AUS: 196/5
42.6 4

Junaid Khan to Glenn Maxwell. FOUR! A short ball, outside off, Maxwell pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary!

42.5 0

Junaid Khan to Glenn Maxwell. Full and around off, watchfully defended.

42.4 1

Junaid Khan to Alex Carey. That ball has taken the inside edge onto the pads. They pick up a single.

42.3 1

Junaid Khan to Glenn Maxwell. Down the leg side, tucked fine for a run.

42.2 1

Junaid Khan to Alex Carey. On middle and leg, tucked to the leg side for a single.

42.1 0

Junaid Khan to Alex Carey. Full and around off, pushed to the off side.

Junaid Khan returns. 5-0-20-1 so far.

End of Over : 42 6 Runs AUS: 189/5
41.6 1

Yasir Shah to Alex Carey. The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single.

41.5 0

Yasir Shah to Alex Carey. Full and down the leg side, Carey misses his sweep and is hit on the pads.

Alex Carey walks in at number 7, replacing his skipper.

41.4 W

Yasir Shah to Aaron Finch. OUT! CAUGHT! Finch departs. A fuller length delivery on off with a flight. Finch lofts it above mid on but finds Haris Sohail at the long on boundary. An easy catch for Haris Sohail to stop Finch getting another century in this series. A top flighted delivery by Shah, Finch was all set to muscle it out of the park, but fails.

41.3 1

Yasir Shah to Glenn Maxwell. Maxwell was looking for a scoop but fails to connect.

41.2 4

Yasir Shah to Glenn Maxwell. FOUR! A reverse sweep by Maxwell over the short third man for a boundary.

41.1 0

Yasir Shah to Glenn Maxwell. NOT OUT! The decision is reversed. Nothing on the Snickometer. Wonder where the noise came from? Outside off, Maxwell looked to punch it through the off side but missed. Rizwan pouched and appealed instantaneously and given the noise that everyone heard, the umpire raises his finger. Maxwell immediately signalled to Finch to go upstairs and replays supported him, with nothing on the Snickometer.

Maxwell is caught behind! But he has asked for a review. There was a noise...

End of Over : 41 7 Runs AUS: 183/4
40.6 1

Usman Khan to Glenn Maxwell. Full on off, Maxi flicks it to mid-wicket for another single.

40.5 1

Usman Khan to Aaron Finch. Finch pulls it for a single at fine leg.

40.4 1

Usman Khan to Glenn Maxwell. Full on leg, Maxwell drives it to mid off for a single.

40.3 2

Usman Khan to Glenn Maxwell. Back of a length around off, Maxwell pulls it with pure muscle power towards the mid-wicket region for a double.

40.2 1

Usman Khan to Aaron Finch. Full on leg, Finch flicks it to square leg for a single.

40.1 1

Usman Khan to Glenn Maxwell. Back of a length delivery, Shah at mid-wicket misfields it which allows a single.

POWERPLAY 3 time. 5 fielders allowed outside the 30-yard circle. Can Australia get to 250? Pakistan have been very disciplined with the ball.

End of Over : 40 3 Runs AUS: 176/4
39.6 1

Yasir Shah to Glenn Maxwell. Down the leg side, flicked straight to deep mid-wicket for a run.

39.5 1

Yasir Shah to Aaron Finch. The batsman plays a pull shot to this short delivery. The batsmen have run through for a single.

39.4 1

Yasir Shah to Glenn Maxwell. Full and on the pads, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.

39.3 0

Yasir Shah to Glenn Maxwell. Outside off, flayed straight to point. We are getting to that stage where Maxwell wants to get on with it...

39.2 0

Yasir Shah to Glenn Maxwell. Down the leg side, Maxwell looks to sweep but misses and is hit on the pads.

39.1 0

Yasir Shah to Glenn Maxwell. Full and outside off, pushed to the off side.

End of Over : 39 6 Runs AUS: 173/4
38.6 0

Usman Khan to Aaron Finch. A fuller length delivery on off, Finch hits it straight to mid off.

38.5 1

Usman Khan to Glenn Maxwell. A back of a length around off, Maxwell pulls it to mid-wicket for a single.

38.4 4

Usman Khan to Glenn Maxwell. FOUR! A full length delivery on off, Maxwell drives it to mid off, Akmal at mid off gives a dive, but fails to stop the ball. The ball touches the boundary ropes.

38.3 0

Usman Khan to Glenn Maxwell. A short delivery on off, Maxwell pulls it straight to mid-wicket.

38.2 1

Usman Khan to Aaron Finch. A length ball on leg, Finch was looking to work it fine but the ball hits his pads. A soft appeal from bowler but umpire denies. A single taken.

38.1 0

Usman Khan to Aaron Finch. A back of a length delivery on off, Finch punches it straight to covers.

End of Over : 38 3 Runs AUS: 167/4
37.6 1

Yasir Shah to Aaron Finch. A single to end the over as Finch punches this short one away to deep cover and keeps strike.

37.5 0

Yasir Shah to Aaron Finch. Another front foot defense from Aaron Finch. 3rd dot in a row.

37.4 0

Yasir Shah to Aaron Finch. Flatter one on middle, Finch gets his bat in front of the bat and pushes it back to bowler.

37.3 0

Yasir Shah to Aaron Finch. Pushed watchfully to mid-wicket by the batsman.

37.2 2

Yasir Shah to Aaron Finch. Cut away beautifully for a couple of runs by the Aussie skipper this time to deep point. Easy two there.

37.1 0

Yasir Shah to Aaron Finch. Flatter one on the pads, flicked by Finch to the fielder at 45 on the leg side.

End of Over : 37 2 Runs AUS: 164/4
36.6 1

Usman Khan to Aaron Finch. Full on leg, Finch works it towards the square leg region for a single.

36.5 1

Usman Khan to Glenn Maxwell. A back of length delivery on leg, Maxwell looks to work it towards the mid-wicket region but fails to get his bat on the ball. The ball strikes his pads and bowler goes for a appeal. The umpire shakes his head, as this was pitching outside leg. Maxwell completes a single in the mean time.

36.4 0

Usman Khan to Glenn Maxwell. A well directed bouncer by Usman. Maxwell ducks under it. Umpire signals first bouncer for the over.

36.3 0

Usman Khan to Glenn Maxwell. Slightly fuller than the previous one, Maxwell pushes it to mid on without moving too much.

36.2 0

Usman Khan to Glenn Maxwell. Oooh! Some spice on that ball, on a length and bounces more than Maxwell expected. He looks to defend but it gets him on the glove before lobbing towards the off side.

36.1 0

Usman Khan to Glenn Maxwell. A length ball on middle, Maxwell defends it from the crease.

Drinks break! Pakistan have picked up wickets at decent intervals but Australia's skipper Aaron Finch is going strong and he looks primed for his 3rd century in a row. Glenn Maxwell has joined him in the middle and the hosts will be looking to separate these two at the earliest as they can be really destructive at the final stages of the innings. On the other hand, the away side will hope for these two to bat as long as possible and score quick runs. Meanwhile, Usman Shinwari is back into the attack.

End of Over : 36 4 Runs AUS: 162/4
35.6 0

Yasir Shah to Aaron Finch. A back of a length on off, Finch tries a late cut, gets an inside edge onto the ground.

35.5 0

Yasir Shah to Aaron Finch. A short delivery on middle and leg, Finch keeps it away.

35.4 4

Yasir Shah to Aaron Finch. FOUR! A solid strike from Finch. A tossed up delivery on off, Finch strikes it above the bowler's head for a one bounce four. Once again Finch showing his absolute strength in his batting. A great strike from Aaron Finch.

35.3 0

Yasir Shah to Aaron Finch. A flatter delivery on middle, Finch defends it but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

35.2 0

Yasir Shah to Aaron Finch. A short delivery on off, Finch late cuts it to point.

35.1 0

Yasir Shah to Aaron Finch. A back of a length delivery on middle and leg, Finch places it straight to short fine leg.

End of Over : 35 4 Runs AUS: 158/4
34.6 1

Imad Wasim to Aaron Finch. Outside off, driven down to long off for a run.

34.5 0

Imad Wasim to Aaron Finch. Outside off, played straight to point.

34.4 1

Imad Wasim to Glenn Maxwell. Full on middle, worked through mid-wicket for a single.

34.3 0

Imad Wasim to Glenn Maxwell. Outside off, Maxwell looks to defend but is beaten by the away turn.

34.2 1

Imad Wasim to Aaron Finch. Outside off, pushed through the covers for a run.

34.1 1

Imad Wasim to Glenn Maxwell. Full and outside off, driven through the covers for a single.

End of Over : 34 2 Runs AUS: 154/4
33.6 0

Yasir Shah to Aaron Finch. The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

33.5 0

Yasir Shah to Aaron Finch. Full and down the leg side, Aaron misses his flick and is hit on the pads.

33.4 0

Yasir Shah to Aaron Finch. Outside off, pushed back to the bowler.

33.3 0

Yasir Shah to Aaron Finch. Full and outside off, watchfully defended.

33.2 1

Yasir Shah to Glenn Maxwell. Outside off, pushed through the covers for a run.

33.1 1

Yasir Shah to Aaron Finch. Full and around middle, worked through mid-wicket for a single.

Yasir Shah is back on. 5-0-30-0 so far.

End of Over : 33 4 Runs AUS: 152/4
32.6 1

Imad Wasim to Aaron Finch. Full and outside off, chipped towards long off for one.

32.5 1

Imad Wasim to Glenn Maxwell. Full and down the leg side, Maxwell misses his flick and the ball goes off his pads towards fine leg. A leg bye taken.

32.4 1

Imad Wasim to Aaron Finch. This time Finch drives this through the covers and gets a single.

32.3 0

Imad Wasim to Aaron Finch. Full and outside off, driven straight to cover.

32.2 1

Imad Wasim to Glenn Maxwell. Full and outside off, driven through mid off for a single.

32.1 0

Imad Wasim to Glenn Maxwell. Full and around off, watchfully defended.

End of Over : 32 8 Runs AUS: 148/4
31.6 0

Haris Sohail to Aaron Finch. A short delivery on off, Finch defends it from his back foot.

31.5 2

Haris Sohail to Aaron Finch. Full on leg, Finch paddles this one to the fine leg region for a double.

31.4 1

Haris Sohail to Glenn Maxwell. A back of a length delivery on off, Maxwell on his back foot cuts it through covers for a single.

31.3 0

Haris Sohail to Glenn Maxwell. Full on off, Maxwell hits it straight to covers.

31.2 1

Haris Sohail to Aaron Finch. A flighted delivery on leg, Finch pushes it long on for a single.

31.1 4

Haris Sohail to Aaron Finch. FOUR! Full on leg, Finch sweeps it to square leg boundary. Intelligent batting that by Finch.

End of Over : 31 8 Runs AUS: 140/4
30.6 0

Imad Wasim to Glenn Maxwell. On the off pole, Maxwell guides it to point. End of a successful over.

Glenn Maxwell walks out to bat.

30.5 W

Imad Wasim to Marcus Stoinis. OUT! Another batsman has been knocked over! Third of the four wickets have been bowled. Stoinis is the man walking back and he once again fails to make an impact. Imad who was normally firing it in, slows it up this time. It lands on the leg pole. Stoinis is done in by the pace as he looks to hit it over mid on. He is way too early in the shot. Misses, the ball hits his pads and then deflects onto the leg stump. Wickets at regular intervals are not letting Australia score freely.

30.4 1

Imad Wasim to Aaron Finch. Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.

30.4 wd

Imad Wasim to Aaron Finch. WIDE! Down the leg side, Finch looks to flick but misses.

30.3 4

Imad Wasim to Aaron Finch. FOUR! Up and over! Finch this time gets hold of it and hits it over mid-wicket for a boundary.

30.2 1

Imad Wasim to Marcus Stoinis. This is on the shorter side, Stoinis pushes it down to long off for a run.

30.1 1

Imad Wasim to Aaron Finch. This is angled into the batsman, Finch looks to swing but it goes off the inner half towards deep mid-wicket for a run.

End of Over : 30 6 Runs AUS: 132/3
29.6 0

Haris Sohail to Marcus Stoinis. A flatter delivery on off, Stoinis defends it.

29.5 4

Haris Sohail to Marcus Stoinis. FOUR! A back of length on off, wicket holds the ball and comes late to the batsman. Stoinis gets on back foot, waits for the ball and pulls it to wide of long on for a boundary.

29.4 1

Haris Sohail to Aaron Finch. Full on leg, Finch flicks it to mid-wicket for a single.

29.3 0

Haris Sohail to Aaron Finch. A flatter length delivery on off, Finch strikes it straight to covers.

29.2 0

Haris Sohail to Aaron Finch. A fuller length on off, Finch defends it.

29.1 1

Haris Sohail to Marcus Stoinis. On the shorter side, Finch goes back and punches it through covers for a run.

End of Over : 29 4 Runs AUS: 126/3
28.6 0

Imad Wasim to Aaron Finch. The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads.

28.5 0

Imad Wasim to Aaron Finch. The arm ball on the pads, Finch looks to flick but only gets an inside edge onto the pads.

28.4 2

Imad Wasim to Aaron Finch. This is on the pads, Finch works it through the leg side and takes two.

28.3 0

Imad Wasim to Aaron Finch. This is stroked to covers.

28.2 1

Imad Wasim to Marcus Stoinis. On the pads again, Stoinis looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. It rolls on the leg side and a single is taken.

28.1 1

Imad Wasim to Aaron Finch. This is worked around the corner for a single.

End of Over : 28 5 Runs AUS: 122/3
27.6 1

Haris Sohail to Aaron Finch. Back of a length on off, Finch punches it to covers for a single.

27.5 0

Haris Sohail to Aaron Finch. Back of a length delivery, Finch tries to play a cut but gets an inside edge unto the ground straight to the bowler.

27.4 0

Haris Sohail to Aaron Finch. The batsman fails to put bat on ball.

27.3 0

Haris Sohail to Aaron Finch. Finch drives this straight to covers.

27.2 0

Haris Sohail to Aaron Finch. Finch drives it through mid-off.

27.1 4

Haris Sohail to Aaron Finch. FOUR! A short pitched delivery outside off, Finch cuts it above point and the ball touches the boundary.

End of Over : 27 3 Runs AUS: 117/3
26.6 0

Imad Wasim to Marcus Stoinis. On the stumps, it is kept out.

26.5 0

Imad Wasim to Marcus Stoinis. This is driven back to the bowler.

26.4 0

Imad Wasim to Marcus Stoinis. On the stumps and it is kept out.

26.3 1

Imad Wasim to Aaron Finch. Back of a length delivery on off, Finch plays it late towards the third man region for a single.

26.2 0

Imad Wasim to Aaron Finch. The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

26.1 2

Imad Wasim to Aaron Finch. Fifty for Finch! His golden patch continues. Raises his bat to acknowledge the applause. He needs to continue though. He works this through square leg and takes two to get to that milestone.

End of Over : 26 4 Runs AUS: 114/3
25.6 0

Haris Sohail to Marcus Stoinis. On the stumps, it is kept out.

25.5 1

Haris Sohail to Aaron Finch. He uses his feet and dances down to long on for a single.

25.4 0

Haris Sohail to Aaron Finch. On the stumps, Finch lunges and keeps it out.

25.3 1

Haris Sohail to Marcus Stoinis. This is worked through the leg side for a run.

25.2 1

Haris Sohail to Aaron Finch. Driven through the covers by the batsman. One run added to the total.

25.1 1

Haris Sohail to Marcus Stoinis. Stoinis rocks onto the back foot and pushes it through covers for a run.

End of Over : 25 2 Runs AUS: 110/3
24.6 0

Imad Wasim to Aaron Finch. The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

24.5 0

Imad Wasim to Aaron Finch. Short and outside off, it is guided to point.

24.4 0

Imad Wasim to Aaron Finch. On the stumps, it is kept out.

24.3 0

Imad Wasim to Aaron Finch. The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket.

24.2 1

Imad Wasim to Marcus Stoinis. Stoinis now strokes it through mid off for a run.

24.1 1

Imad Wasim to Aaron Finch. This is eased through covers for a run.

End of Over : 24 4 Runs AUS: 108/3
23.6 0

Haris Sohail to Marcus Stoinis. A dot to end as the last ball is pushed to covers.

23.5 0

Haris Sohail to Marcus Stoinis. On the stumps and the batter defends it.

23.4 1

Haris Sohail to Aaron Finch. Now eases this down to long off for another run.

23.3 2

Haris Sohail to Aaron Finch. Finch takes a few steps ahead and then flicks it through mid-wicket. Two results.

23.2 1

Haris Sohail to Marcus Stoinis. Shorter and outside off, Stoinis cuts it towards cover and gets off the mark.

Marcus Stoinis is the new man in.

23.1 W

Haris Sohail to Peter Handscomb. OUT! CASTLED! What a delivery! Not a lot Handscomb could have done with that. Sohail slows this one up and bowls it on middle, Handscomb lunges and then looks to drive through the line. The ball though turns away, beats the outside edge and hits the off pole. Handscomb can't believe it as he trudges off slowly. Needed something special to break this stand as the two were looking at ease and Sohail provides it.

End of Over : 23 1 Runs AUS: 104/2
22.6 0

Imad Wasim to Aaron Finch. A flighted delivery on off, Finch hits it straight to the cover fielder. Dot ball. Just a single run from this over, a neat tidy over by Imad Wasim.

22.5 0

Imad Wasim to Aaron Finch. Full on middle, Finch hits it back to the bowler.

22.4 0

Imad Wasim to Aaron Finch. Imad bowls this one short, Finch defends it from his back foot.

22.3 0

Imad Wasim to Aaron Finch. A back of a length on off, Finch defends.

22.2 1

Imad Wasim to Peter Handscomb. A flighted delivery on off, PH drives it to covers for a single.

22.1 0

Imad Wasim to Peter Handscomb. A flighted delivery on leg, Handscomb blocks it.

End of Over : 22 2 Runs AUS: 103/2
21.6 0

Haris Sohail to Aaron Finch. Flatter and on the stumps, it is kept out.

21.5 1

Haris Sohail to Peter Handscomb. Works it with the angle through mid-wicket for a run.

21.4 0

Haris Sohail to Peter Handscomb. The batsman gets to the pitch of the ball and connects.

21.3 1

Haris Sohail to Aaron Finch. This is eased down to long on for a single.

21.2 0

Haris Sohail to Aaron Finch. Finch goes back and pushes it to covers.

21.1 0

Haris Sohail to Aaron Finch. Close that! A direct and Finch was a goner there. He defends and then without seeing where the ball is takes off. Rizwan though quickly collects the ball and then looks to whip it onto the stumps but misses. Had he hit, Finch was short.

End of Over : 21 1 Runs AUS: 101/2
20.6 1

Imad Wasim to Aaron Finch. A back of a length delivery on off, Finch punches it to covers for a single.

20.5 0

Imad Wasim to Aaron Finch. A flighted delivery on leg, Finch flicks it straight to mid-wicket.

20.4 0

Imad Wasim to Aaron Finch. Fuller delivery on leg, Finch keeps it away.

20.3 0

Imad Wasim to Aaron Finch. A flighted delivery on middle and leg, Finch drives it straight to mid on.

20.2 0

Imad Wasim to Aaron Finch. A back of a length delivery on off, Finch punches it straight to point.

20.1 0

Imad Wasim to Aaron Finch. Flatter delivery by Imad on off, defended with ease.

End of Over : 20 6 Runs AUS: 100/2
19.6 4

Haris Sohail to Peter Handscomb. FOUR! Up and over! Lovely use of the feet once again by Handscomb and then flicking it over mid-wicket. No one in the deep and a boundary.

19.5 1

Haris Sohail to Aaron Finch. Another tossed up delivery on off, Finch hits it towards cover. The fielder misfields and a run is taken.

19.4 0

Haris Sohail to Aaron Finch. Driven through the covers by the batsman.

19.3 0

Haris Sohail to Aaron Finch. This is flatter and on off, Finch guides it towards point.

19.2 0

Haris Sohail to Aaron Finch. Gives this one nice amount of flight, Finch strokes it to covers.

19.1 1

Haris Sohail to Peter Handscomb. Starts off with a slider on middle, Handscomb goes back and punches it down to long on for a run.

Haris Sohail is on now.

End of Over : 19 7 Runs AUS: 94/2
18.6 1

Yasir Shah to Peter Handscomb. A flighted delivery on off, PH drives it to long off for another single.

18.5 2

Yasir Shah to Peter Handscomb. A flatter delivery on off. PH already stepped out of the crease. Changed his stroke at last moment, instead of driving it to covers he placed this towards the third man region as he opened the face of the bat at last moment. Two runs added to the score.

18.4 1

Yasir Shah to Aaron Finch. A flighted delivery on off, Finch drives it from front foot to the cover region for a single.

18.3 2

Yasir Shah to Aaron Finch. A flighted delivery on off, Finch drives it to covers where the misfeild by Shan Masood at covers allows batsmen to take double.

18.2 1

Yasir Shah to Peter Handscomb. A flighted delivery on off, PH drives it to long off. Single taken.

18.1 0

Yasir Shah to Peter Handscomb. Shah tosses this up on off, Handscomb comes down the track and blocks it.

End of Over : 18 3 Runs AUS: 87/2
17.6 0

Imad Wasim to Aaron Finch. Flatter and on middle, Finch looks to flick but closes the face of the bat a little early, he gets a soft leading edge back to the bowler.

17.5 2

Imad Wasim to Aaron Finch. This is worked through mid-wicket, away from the fielder in the deep and two taken.

17.4 0

Imad Wasim to Aaron Finch. On the shorter side again, Finch goes back and pushes it to covers.

17.3 0

Imad Wasim to Aaron Finch. On the stumps, it is kept out.

17.2 1

Imad Wasim to Peter Handscomb. This is hit down to long off for a run.

17.1 0

Imad Wasim to Peter Handscomb. Handscomb is using his feet almost on every delivery, does the same again and strokes it to covers.

End of Over : 17 6 Runs AUS: 84/2
16.6 1

Yasir Shah to Peter Handscomb. Well played in the end! Handscomb once again dances down the track but Yasir bowls it short. PH adjusts and hits it through covers for a single.

16.5 1

Yasir Shah to Aaron Finch. Slightly shorter and outside off, Finch slaps it through covers and takes another single.

16.4 1

Yasir Shah to Peter Handscomb. Once again steps down the track and strokes it down to long on for a single.

16.3 0

Yasir Shah to Peter Handscomb. Good use of the feet, good drive but straight to the fielder at cover.

16.2 1

Yasir Shah to Aaron Finch. A little too full, Finch hits it down to long on and takes a run.

16.1 2

Yasir Shah to Aaron Finch. The batsman drives this through the covers. They manage to come back for the second.

End of Over : 16 6 Runs AUS: 78/2
15.6 2

Imad Wasim to Peter Handscomb. Lovely use of the feet there. Handscomb makes room and then caresses it through covers for two.

15.5 1

Imad Wasim to Aaron Finch. Well played in the end and a good single! The arm ball from Imad, it keeps coming in from outside off. Finch plays it late towards point and gets to the other end.

15.4 1

Imad Wasim to Peter Handscomb. Works it with the angle through mid on and a single is taken.

15.3 1

Imad Wasim to Aaron Finch. Nicely driven through covers but to the man in deep for a single.

15.2 1

Imad Wasim to Peter Handscomb. Flatter and on middle, PH goes back and eases it down to long off for a single.

15.1 0

Imad Wasim to Peter Handscomb. Tosses it up nicely, Handscomb strokes it back to the bowler.

Imad Wasim is on now.

End of Over : 15 4 Runs AUS: 72/2
14.6 1

Yasir Shah to Peter Handscomb. Back of a length delivery on off, Handscomb punches it from his back foot towards the sweeper cover region, another single from the over.

14.5 1

Yasir Shah to Aaron Finch. A flighted delivery on off, Finch from his crease drives this one to the mid off region for a single.

14.4 1

Yasir Shah to Peter Handscomb. A nice tossed up delivery on off, Handscomb charges down the track and places it towards the mid off region for a single.

14.3 0

Yasir Shah to Peter Handscomb. A tossed up delivery around middle, Handscomb tries to place it to mid-wicket but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

14.2 0

Yasir Shah to Peter Handscomb. Flighted delivery on middle, Handscomb hits it straight to the bowler.

14.1 1

Yasir Shah to Aaron Finch. A back of length delivery on off, Finch punches it to sweeper cover for a single.

End of Over : 14 5 Runs AUS: 68/2
13.6 0

Junaid Khan to Peter Handscomb. A dot to end as the last ball finds the fielder at mid on.

13.5 4

Junaid Khan to Peter Handscomb. FOUR! Right off the middle! Not a bad delivery that but a top shot by Handscomb. Length and on off, PH plants his front foot forward and on the up, strokes it through extra cover for a boundary.

13.4 1

Junaid Khan to Aaron Finch. Hits the length hard again on off, Finch this time gets it past point, down to third man for a single.

13.3 0

Junaid Khan to Aaron Finch. Closer to the off pole, Finch looks to guide it past point but can't do so.

13.2 0

Junaid Khan to Aaron Finch. A little too straight, Finch misses the flick, it hits him high on the pads and rolls beside the pitch. Handscomb wants a single but is sent back in time.

13.1 0

Junaid Khan to Aaron Finch. Back of a length on off, Finch stands tall and punches it to covers.

End of Over : 13 11 Runs AUS: 63/2
12.6 0

Yasir Shah to Peter Handscomb. A back of a length this time, Handscomb rocks back and keeps it away.

12.5 0

Yasir Shah to Peter Handscomb. A fuller length delivery on off, Handscomb hits it back to the bowler.

12.4 1

Yasir Shah to Aaron Finch. A floated delivery on leg this time, Finch flicks it to mid on for a single. Sensible batting by Aaron Finch by keeping the scoreboard moving.

12.3 2

Yasir Shah to Aaron Finch. A back of a length on off, Finch from his back foot punches it to deep cover for another double. 10 runs from 3 balls in this over already.

12.2 6

Yasir Shah to Aaron Finch. SIX! Top, top shot from Finch. A flighted delivery on around off, Finch from his front foot lifts this one above the bowler's head and that's all the way for a SIX! Aaron Finch showing his strength in this stroke, that is a powerful strike.

12.1 2

Yasir Shah to Aaron Finch. A flighted delivery on off, Finch leans forward and drives it to the wide mid off region for a double.

End of Over : 12 2 Runs AUS: 52/2
11.6 1

Junaid Khan to Aaron Finch. A single to end a tight over by Junaid! Finch works this wide of mid on and takes a run.

11.5 0

Junaid Khan to Aaron Finch. A huge shout by the bowler but the umpire is unmoved. Length and on middle, Finch once again looks to play across the line but misses, the ball hits him high on the pads. The bowler is pleading but the umpire shakes his head.

11.4 0

Junaid Khan to Aaron Finch. The slower ball and it is on a length outside off, Finch guides it to point.

11.3 0

Junaid Khan to Aaron Finch. Length again on off, Finch shuffles across and works it to mid-wicket.

11.2 0

Junaid Khan to Aaron Finch. Finch works it against the angle to the man at mid on.

11.1 1

Junaid Khan to Peter Handscomb. Handscomb stays leg side of the delivery and then plays it late down to third man for a run.

End of Over : 11 2 Runs AUS: 50/2
10.6 0

Yasir Shah to Aaron Finch. A floated delivery on middle, Finch defends it.

10.5 0

Yasir Shah to Aaron Finch. Shah flights this delivery pitching on off. Finch watchfully drives it straight to the covers fielder.

10.4 1

Yasir Shah to Peter Handscomb. A floated delivery on leg, Handscomb works it down to mid-wicket for a single.

10.3 1

Yasir Shah to Aaron Finch. A flighted delivery on off, Finch just taps it to mid off and runs for a single.

10.2 0

Yasir Shah to Aaron Finch. Back of a length delivery around leg, Finch blocks this one with leading edge onto the ground.

10.1 0

Yasir Shah to Aaron Finch. Shah starts with a flighted delivery on off, Finch defends this with ease.

Powerplay 2 has been signaled! Now 4 fielders can be placed outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over. Yasir Shah is on now.

End of Over : 10 7 Runs AUS: 48/2
9.6 2

Junaid Khan to Peter Handscomb. Outrageous shot that! Handscomb just walks right across the stumps and then flicks it nonchalantly. Does not get a boundary but gets two. End of the first 10 and Australia have fought their way back into the game after losing two early. They are 48 for 2 after Powerplay 1.

9.5 1

Junaid Khan to Aaron Finch. Another flick shot, this time is is fielded by fine leg so just a run.

9.4 0

Junaid Khan to Aaron Finch. A little too straight again, this time the batsman flicks it towards mid-wicket who stops it with a dive.

9.3 0

Junaid Khan to Aaron Finch. Back of a length on off, Finch stands tall and keeps it out.

9.2 4

Junaid Khan to Aaron Finch. FOUR! 5th boundary in the last 8 balls. Runs coming thick and fast. On the pads, Finch this time does not miss out as he flicks it through square leg and the ball races away to the fence.

9.1 0

Junaid Khan to Aaron Finch. A stifled appeal! Length and around the leg pole, Finch looks to work it around the corner but misses to get hit high on the pads.

End of Over : 9 16 Runs AUS: 41/2
8.6 0

Mohammad Hasnain to Peter Handscomb. A full length delivery on leg, Handscomb just punches it straight to mid on. 16 runs from the over. Handscomb is looking in great touch.

8.5 4

Mohammad Hasnain to Peter Handscomb. FOUR! Another boundary from this over. Handscomb on a roll today. Shorter delivery this time, Handscomb pulls this one. The ball touches the square leg boundary.

8.4 4

Mohammad Hasnain to Peter Handscomb. FOUR! A back of length delivery this time pitching outside off. Handscomb easily lets the ball come to him and strikes it with precision in the cover region. Another boundary.

8.3 0

Mohammad Hasnain to Peter Handscomb. A back of length delivery. Handscomb watchfully defends it.

8.2 4

Mohammad Hasnain to Peter Handscomb. FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries. A fuller length delivery on middle this time. Handscomb shows full face of the bat. And strikes it straight back past the bowler.

8.1 4

Mohammad Hasnain to Peter Handscomb. FOUR! A fuller length delivery on leg, Handscomb just flicks it to the mid-wicket region for a boundary.

Mohammad Hasnain is back on.

End of Over : 8 3 Runs AUS: 25/2
7.6 0

Junaid Khan to Aaron Finch. Back of a length on middle, the batter defends it off the back foot.

7.5 2

Junaid Khan to Aaron Finch. Good shot but only a couple! Length delivery outside off, Finch strokes it on the up through covers and bags a brace.

7.4 1

Junaid Khan to Peter Handscomb. Length again around middle, Handscomb shuffles across and works it through square leg for a single.

7.3 0

Junaid Khan to Peter Handscomb. Another length ball and another defensive stroke.

7.2 0

Junaid Khan to Peter Handscomb. On the stumps, Handscomb gets right behind the line and defends it.

7.1 0

Junaid Khan to Peter Handscomb. Length and on off, it is defended.

End of Over : 7 0 Runs AUS: 22/2
6.6 0

Usman Khan to Aaron Finch. Another dot ball to end the over. A maiden from Usman. A back of length delivery on leg this time. Finch flicks it straight to mid-wicket. Usman bowled a top over, varied his length well and used the bounce on the deck.

6.5 0

Usman Khan to Aaron Finch. Back of a length on leg, Finch just keeps it away. 5th dot ball from the over.

6.4 0

Usman Khan to Aaron Finch. Fuller length on off, Finch blocks it.

6.3 0

Usman Khan to Aaron Finch. A length delivery around middle, defended with ease.

6.2 0

Usman Khan to Aaron Finch. A fuller length this time, very good variation of length from Usman. Finch blocks this one from his front foot.

6.1 0

Usman Khan to Aaron Finch. A back of length delivery around leg, Finch just keeps it away.

End of Over : 6 3 Runs AUS: 22/2
5.6 0

Junaid Khan to Peter Handscomb. Inside edge there! Just outside off, Handscomb looks to cut but the ball is a little too close to play that shot, he ends up chopping it to point.

5.5 2

Junaid Khan to Peter Handscomb. Excellent shot to get off the mark! Slightly short and around off, Handscomb stands tall and punches it through covers for a couple.

Peter Handscomb walks out to the middle.

5.4 W

Junaid Khan to Shaun Marsh. OUT! In the air... taken! Junaid makes an impact straightaway. The bowling change works wonders for Pakistan. Shaun Marsh has been dismissed for not a lot now. He though can consider himself a touch unlucky here. Firstly a good delivery from Khan, it is on the stumps and pitched on a length. It skids through. Marsh looks to defend but ends up playing outside the line. The ball takes the inside edge, hits the pad and then lobs as far as short mid-wicket. Masood at mid-wicket runs in and takes a sliding catch. The Pakistan players appeal and the umpire raises his finger. They do check for the front foot but it is fine. Australia in a spot of bother here.

5.3 0

Junaid Khan to Shaun Marsh. Again a similar length and line, Marsh once again shoulders arms to it.

5.2 0

Junaid Khan to Shaun Marsh. Just outside the off pole and Marsh covers his off pole and leaves it alone.

5.1 1

Junaid Khan to Aaron Finch. Length and outside off, Finch plays it with an angled bat towards third man for a single.

Junaid Khan is on now.

End of Over : 5 4 Runs AUS: 19/1
4.6 0

Usman Khan to Shaun Marsh. Make that 5 dots! A good comeback by the bowler. Outside off, the batter does not offer a stroke.

4.5 0

Usman Khan to Shaun Marsh. Goes fuller and gets this one to swing. It comes in but Marsh though gets right behind the line and defends it. 4 dots after a boundary on the first ball.

4.4 0

Usman Khan to Shaun Marsh. On the 5th stump channel, Marsh goes back and defends it.

4.3 0

Usman Khan to Shaun Marsh. Another length ball, this is outside off though and the batsman does not play at it.

4.2 0

Usman Khan to Shaun Marsh. Goes back to bowling length does Khan, Marsh gets right behind the line and defends it out.

4.1 4

Usman Khan to Shaun Marsh. FOUR! This is right off the middle from Marsh! Elegance there. It is full and on off, Marsh just leans into it, does not go hard at it and just times it through covers for a boundary.

End of Over : 4 5 Runs AUS: 15/1
3.6 0

Mohammad Hasnain to Aaron Finch. A fuller length delivery, Finch blocks it. Dot ball.

3.5 1

Mohammad Hasnain to Shaun Marsh. A back of a length this time, Hasnain is looking for variation from the track. He is changing his length in a very intelligent way. Marsh just guides it to third man uppishly for a single this time.

3.4 4

Mohammad Hasnain to Shaun Marsh. FOUR! Unfortunate for Hasnain, bowls this one fuller length on off, with it shaping in for the left-hander. Shaun Marsh with hard hands tries to drive it down to covers but gets an inside edge onto the ground. And ball goes to the fine leg boundary.

3.3 0

Mohammad Hasnain to Shaun Marsh. Hasnain bowls this one outside off stump, Marsh lets it go.

3.2 0

Mohammad Hasnain to Shaun Marsh. A back of length delivery with extra bounce, Shaun Marsh watchfully defends it on his back foot.

3.1 0

Mohammad Hasnain to Shaun Marsh. A full length delivery on leg, shaping into Marsh. Shaun Marsh just punches it to mid on. A hint of swing for Hasnain.

End of Over : 3 4 Runs AUS: 10/1
2.6 1

Usman Khan to Shaun Marsh. OHHH! The indecision almost cost Marsh there. Khan bowls it on a length outside off, it is in the corridor of uncertainty. Marsh is no sure whether to play at it or not. He then decides to leave but it is too late for that. The ball goes off the inside edge and past the off pole, towards fine leg for a single. Another good over by Khan comes to an end, a testing one.

2.5 1

Usman Khan to Aaron Finch. Edgy! Back of a length on off, Finch looks to punch it off the back foot but the ball flies off the outside edge towards third man for a run.

2.4 0

Usman Khan to Aaron Finch. The batsman defends it from within the crease.

2.3 2

Usman Khan to Aaron Finch. On the pads, Finch works it around the corner and takes two.

2.2 0

Usman Khan to Aaron Finch. Stump-to-stump line and Finch blocks it with a forward defense.

2.1 0

Usman Khan to Aaron Finch. A muted appeal but nothing from the umpire. Pitching outside leg. It was on the pads, Finch looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.

Also, the Australian players are seen wearing a black arm band in the remembrance of Bruce Yardley who expired today morning.

End of Over : 2 6 Runs AUS: 6/1
1.6 4

Mohammad Hasnain to Shaun Marsh. FOUR! A back of a length delivery on off, Marsh stays back on his back foot and waits for the ball to come to him. And just punches it in the gap between cover and point. First boundary for the day. Top shot from Shaun Marsh.

1.5 0

Mohammad Hasnain to Shaun Marsh. A back of a length delivery on off, Marsh blocks it.

1.5 wd

Mohammad Hasnain to Shaun Marsh. A back of length delivery outside leg, with hint of swing. Marsh shoulders his arms on this. Umpire signals wide.

1.4 0

Mohammad Hasnain to Shaun Marsh. Hasnain changes is length this time, bowls this one back of a length outside off. Marsh leaves this one.

1.3 0

Mohammad Hasnain to Shaun Marsh. A fuller length delivery on off, Marsh lets it go.

1.2 1

Mohammad Hasnain to Aaron Finch. First runs for the day for guests. Hasnain drifts down the leg side, Finch flicks it away to the mid wicket region for a single.

1.1 0

Mohammad Hasnain to Aaron Finch. A fuller length delivery shaping away from Finch. He lets it go.

Mohammad Hasnain to bowl from the other end. Shaun Marsh comes out to bat at no. 3.

End of Over : 1 0 Runs AUS: 0/1
0.6 W

Usman Khan to Usman Khawaja. OUT! TIMBER! Usman Khan strikes with a peach of a delivery. A well-deserved wicket this as this was a top, top first over and he ends it in the best possible manner. He bowled an inswinger two balls prior which got the inside edge, the ball prior to this one was the away swinger which beat the outside edge. Went back to bringing it back in and gets the better of the in-form Khawaja. Also it is full. Khawaja is rooted to his crease as he looks to drive, leaves a big gap between bat and pad, the ball sneaks through and hits the stumps behind. Khan is pumped up and Pakistan are off to the ideal start. A wicket maiden to begin with by Usman.

0.5 0

Usman Khan to Usman Khawaja. Good stuff this! Got the last one to come back and gets this one to straighten. Also, he dragged his length back as he saw Khawaja walking down the wicket. The batter once again hangs his bat out and gets beaten.

0.4 0

Usman Khan to Usman Khawaja. Good delivery! Gets this one to jag back in after pitching around off. Khawaja has a tentative poke at it and gets an inside edge onto the pads.

0.3 0

Usman Khan to Usman Khawaja. Look to bring the ball back into the left-hander from outside off, no swing though and it is an easy leave for Khawaja.

0.2 0

Usman Khan to Usman Khawaja. Attacks the off pole this time, Khawaja though gets right behind the line and defends it confidently.

0.1 0

Usman Khan to Usman Khawaja. Yes, a little bit of inward movement but the line is a little outside off, Khawaja shoulders arms to it.

We are now set for the game to begin as it was just a passing shower. The players have made their way out to the middle. Usman Khawaja and Aaron Finch are the openers for Australia. Usman Khan will start the proceedings for the hosts. It is quite overcast, will the bowler get the ball to swing? We will find out as Usman comes running in.

We were all set for the match to begin but wait! We are not going to begin yet, it has started to rain! Would you believe it? The covers are coming on as well, looks like a passing shower though. Let's hope it is.

Pakistan Team News - The two people missing out from the previous game are Mohammad Abbas and Faheem Ashraf, with the latter being rested for all the remaining games.

Shoaib Malik, the Pakistani skipper says he wanted to bat first as well. Feels that as compared to the other two venues, there is more grass on this wicket as always in Abu Dhabi. Mentions his side has 2 changes with Usman Shinwari and Junaid Khan coming in. Reserves some praise for the youngster Mohammad Hasnain who generates lots of pace and is an exciting prospect.

Aaron Finch, the Australian skipper says that the wicket looks good and wants to put a score on the board. Informs us that his side have 2 changes from the previous game with Pat Cummins and Jason Behrendorff coming in to replace the duo of Jhye Richardson and Nathan Coulter-Nile. Is pretty happy with his own form and would like to continue batting like he did in Sharjah.

TOSS - Australia have won the toss and elected to bat first.

PITCH REPORT - The analyst, Bazid Khan says that conditions are pretty humid around here, almost 75 per cent. Coming to the surface, he informs us that it is different to the normal Abu Dhabi surfaces as it has a lot of grass covering as opposed to the usual ones. He mentions that usually the pitch slows down in the second half out here but tonight it might actually come on better to the bat off the surface due to the grass cover. Reminds us that the D/L method might come into play as there seem to showers around in the area.

Welcome to the third ODI of this 5-match series between Pakistan and Australia in the United Arab Emirates. The visiting side have been excellent so far and comfortably chased down two 280-plus scores that the hosts had put up in the first two games. The Men in Green will have to pull their socks up if they want to keep the series alive. They will hope that they can begin their resurrection at Abu Dhabi. On the other hand, the Kangaroos would like to not allow any kind of chance for the home side to come back in the rubber and continue their domination. With the surface expected to be on the slower side as compared to Sharjah and some chances of rain around, a lot might depend on the coin flip. It's not too far away. Stay tuned...

End of Over : 44.4 PAK: 186/10

That is all we have for you from this game then. This series has certainly not set the world on fire by any means and it struggles to get any meaningful context, with Pakistan not playing their strongest XI and their bench strength not being good enough to challenge Australia. Join us on Friday, January 29, 2019 for the 4th ODI in Dubai at 3 pm local (1100 GMT) to see whether we get a different delicacy served. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

Not surprisingly, Pat Cummins has been named the Man Of The Match. Just his second MOM award in ODIs after his first against England on Australia Day, i.e., Jan 26, 2018.

It was a welcome return from rest for Pat Cummins, demolishing the top order and not allowing Pakistan a look in. The burst that he produced allowed the other bowlers to build pressure and every bowler apart from Stoinis got at least one wicket. Adam Zampa cleaned up the tail, taking 4 wickets in his last 10 balls. Earlier in the day, Australia posted a decent 266, riding on a calm 90 by skipper Finch, a counter-attacking 47 from Peter Handscomb and a breathtaking 71 from Glenn Maxwell. They sized up the pitch well, got in and then played their shots.

There were a couple of partnerships in the middle stages of the innings, one involving Imam-ul-Haq and one involving Umar Akmal but that just delayed the inevitable. No one could hang in long out there in the middle and with the run rate mounting with every passing over, the risks came about but did not quite pay off.

On paper, 267 does not look a great target but that is where it comes a bit different in Abu Dhabi. The pitch tends to get slower as the game progresses and that is exactly how it turned out. Pakistan did not get a great start and were 16/3 by the 7th over. There itself, the run chase looked stuffed out.

Easy peasy then for Australia. Series done and dusted with 2 matches to go. Chase was the case in the first two games but not here. Pakistan have clearly not got their best side on paper but make no mistake, the Aussies were at their best.

44.4 W

Adam Zampa to Mohammad Hasnain. OUT! Decision overturned and that is the end of the match. Full length delivery on off, turning in for the right-hander. Hasnain fails to read the googly. He fails to connect the bat to the ball while defending. The ball hits his back leg. Zampa appeals but the umpire turns it down. Finch has a chat and then takes it upstairs. Hawk Eye shows the ball will hit the leg stump. A comfortable 80-run victory for Australia.

Big shout for LBW! The umpire denies it though. Hasnain has been hit in front of the stumps and Australia look confident. Review taken...

Mohammad Hasnain is the last man in.

44.3 W

Adam Zampa to Junaid Khan. OUT! Caught! Number 9 falls and Zampa has his third in the span of 9 balls. Tossed up outside off, Junaid comes down the track and swings hard but is nowhere close to the ball. It spins away, takes the top edge and goes high in the air. Carey calls for it and takes it reverse-cup.

44.2 2

Adam Zampa to Junaid Khan. Full and outside off, Junaid comes down the track and heaves it to deep mid-wicket for a couple.

44.1 1

Adam Zampa to Yasir Shah. Short and outside off, spinning away, cut through the covers for a single.

End of Over : 44 5 Runs PAK: 183/8
43.6 0

Pat Cummins to Junaid Khan. Full length delivery outside off, Junaid Khan fails to put the bat on the ball.

43.5 1

Pat Cummins to Yasir Shah. Full on leg, works it towards the mid-wicket region for a single.

43.4 1

Pat Cummins to Junaid Khan. Same line and length, Khan this time guides it to third man for a single.

43.3 2

Pat Cummins to Junaid Khan. Back of a length on off, Junaid Khan guides it to third man for a double.

43.2 0

Pat Cummins to Junaid Khan. Full on off, defended.

43.1 1

Pat Cummins to Yasir Shah. A back of a length on leg, Yasir Shah looks to flick it but gets a top edge towards square leg but it falls short of Handscomb over there.

Pat Cummins is now back into the attack.

End of Over : 43 0 Runs PAK: 178/8
42.6 0

Adam Zampa to Junaid Khan. Full outside off, lets it go.

42.5 0

Adam Zampa to Junaid Khan. Full on off, defended.

Junaid Khan walks in at number 10, replacing Usman.

42.4 W

Adam Zampa to Usman Khan. OUT! Shinwari heads to the pavilion now. Australia romping home! Flatter outside off and Usman hits it really hard and flat. The ball flies to long off where Jason Behrendorff takes a smart catch. Another two to complete the formalities here at Abu Dhabi.

42.3 0

Adam Zampa to Usman Khan. Usman looks to flick this googly but fails to put bat on ball. The ball rolls towards the leg side.

42.2 0

Adam Zampa to Usman Khan. Kept out off the back foot by Usman Khan.

Usman Shinwari walks in at number 9.

42.1 W

Adam Zampa to Imad Wasim. OUT! Imad falls now. And the last hope for Pakistan going back to the hut. A flighted delivery on off, Imad falls for the trap. Dances down the pitch and misses the ball completely. Alex Carey just whips the bails off. Hang on! Replays show us that he had collected the ball in front of the stumps but it has gone unnoticed. Not that it would have mattered much in the context of the game, but it should have been spotted.

End of Over : 42 5 Runs PAK: 178/6
41.6 0

Nathan Lyon to Yasir Shah. Pulled away to mid-wicket by Yasir. No run though.

41.5 1

Nathan Lyon to Imad Wasim. Flatter one on off, Wasim pushes it back to long on before it turns. Single taken.

41.4 2

Nathan Lyon to Imad Wasim. Excellent effort in the deep! A flatter one on the off stump, Wasim pulls out the reverse pull. The ball flies through the vacant backward point region but goes really slowly towards the rope. Handscomb runs a lot to his right and stops the ball just inside the rope. 2 runs taken.

41.3 1

Nathan Lyon to Yasir Shah. Punched away to deep point for a run.

41.2 0

Nathan Lyon to Yasir Shah. Flatter one on the off stump line, Yasir has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

41.1 1

Nathan Lyon to Imad Wasim. Shorter and wide outside off, Wasim cuts it away to deep cover for a single.

End of Over : 41 7 Runs PAK: 173/6
40.6 1

Adam Zampa to Imad Wasim. A back of a length on leg, Wasim plays it to mid-wicket for a single.

40.5 0

Adam Zampa to Imad Wasim. This one drifted down the leg side, the camera zoomed on the umpire, who does not signal anything.

40.4 0

Adam Zampa to Imad Wasim. Full on leg, blocked.

40.3 1

Adam Zampa to Yasir Shah. A flighted on off, Shah drives it to long off for a single.

40.2 1

Adam Zampa to Imad Wasim. A flat delivery on leg, Wasim works it to mid-wicket for a single.

40.1 4

Adam Zampa to Imad Wasim. FOUR! A full pitched delivery on off, Imad Wasim picks the googly and strikes it way past the bowler for a boundary.

POWERPLAY 3 time. 5 fielders allowed outside the 30-yard circle.

End of Over : 40 6 Runs PAK: 166/6
39.6 0

Nathan Lyon to Yasir Shah. Short outside off, cut to gully by Yasir but for no run.

39.5 1

Nathan Lyon to Imad Wasim. Flatter one on the pads, worked towards mid-wicket for a single.

39.4 1

Nathan Lyon to Yasir Shah. Flatter on middle, pulled away to deep mid-wicket for a single.

39.3 1

Nathan Lyon to Imad Wasim. Another short one outside off and some turn away from the southpaw. Imad mistimes his cut towards deep cover for a single.

39.2 2

Nathan Lyon to Imad Wasim. Shorter one outside off, cut away by Wasim through point. A couple of runs are taken.

39.1 1

Nathan Lyon to Yasir Shah. Flighted outside off and turning into the right-hander, Yasir drops it towards the off side and sets off for a quick run.

End of Over : 39 6 Runs PAK: 160/6
38.6 4

Adam Zampa to Imad Wasim. FOUR! Brilliant stroke-making by Imad Wasim. A back of a length delivery outside off, Wasim rocks back and plays it late in the gap between backward point and short third man.

38.5 0

Adam Zampa to Imad Wasim. A back of a length on leg, Imad keeps it away.

38.4 1

Adam Zampa to Yasir Shah. Short outside off, Yasir Shah cuts it through point for a single.

38.3 0

Adam Zampa to Yasir Shah. Full on off, defended.

38.2 0

Adam Zampa to Yasir Shah. Full on leg, Shah keeps it away.

38.1 1

Adam Zampa to Imad Wasim. A nice flighted delivery on off, Imad dances down and makes it a full toss. Drives it to covers for a single.

Adam Zampa to bowl now.

End of Over : 38 3 Runs PAK: 154/6
37.6 0

Nathan Lyon to Yasir Shah. Another defensive push by Yasir to end the over. The ball rolls to cover.

37.5 0

Nathan Lyon to Yasir Shah. Flighted and full on middle, Yasir drives it back towards the bowler.

37.4 0

Nathan Lyon to Yasir Shah. Shorter outside off, Shah remains in the crease and pushes the ball to cover.

37.3 2

Nathan Lyon to Yasir Shah. Bowls this one quicker and on the pads of Yasir, he just runs it fine on the leg side. Picks up a couple of runs to get off the mark.

37.2 1

Nathan Lyon to Imad Wasim. Flighted outside off, Wasim drives this past cover for a single.

37.1 0

Nathan Lyon to Imad Wasim. Bowls this really short outside off, Imad looks to cut but the ball takes an inside edge and goes between the keeper's legs. The slip fielder runs to the ball and stops it though, preventing any runs.

Nathan Lyon has come back on.

End of Over : 37 3 Runs PAK: 151/6
36.6 1

Jason Behrendorff to Imad Wasim. A short pitch delivery on middle, Imad pulls it to square leg for a single.

36.5 0

Jason Behrendorff to Imad Wasim. Same length on off, Wasim punches it straight to Maxwell at point. Who misfields it but does not give away any run.

36.4 0

Jason Behrendorff to Imad Wasim. A back of a length delivery on off, Wasim blocks it.

36.3 0

Jason Behrendorff to Imad Wasim. A back of a length delivery on leg which skids on to batsman, Imad keeps it away.

36.3 wd

Jason Behrendorff to Imad Wasim. Wide! A bouncer on middle. Too high though and the umpire signals it as a wide. 150 comes up for the home side.

Yasir Shah is the new batsman.

36.2 W

Jason Behrendorff to Umar Akmal. OUT! Akmal has holed out in the process of looking to accelerate! A length ball on middle, Akmal comes down the track and wants to hit it over mid-wicket but the bat turns in his hand as he completes the shot. The ball goes more towards square leg where Cummins take a good running catch. Holds on and that is surely a telling blow for the hosts. They need 118 runs in 82 balls with just 4 wickets left.

36.1 1

Jason Behrendorff to Imad Wasim. On a length outside off, Imam makes room and slashes at the ball. It flies on a couple of bounces to third man.

End of Over : 36 3 Runs PAK: 148/5
35.6 0

Glenn Maxwell to Umar Akmal. A back of a length delivery on off, Akmal hit it straight to point.

35.5 0

Glenn Maxwell to Umar Akmal. Quicker one on off, beats Akmal who was looking to work it towards the third man region.

35.4 0

Glenn Maxwell to Umar Akmal. A back of a length delivery on leg, Akmal blocks it.

35.3 1

Glenn Maxwell to Imad Wasim. A flatter delivery on off, Wasim places it through covers for a single.

35.2 0

Glenn Maxwell to Imad Wasim. A short delivery on off, Wasim cuts it straight to covers.

35.1 1

Glenn Maxwell to Umar Akmal. Back of a length this time, Malik flicks it for a single.

35.1 wd

Glenn Maxwell to Umar Akmal. WIDE! Maxwell starts his over with a wide. And that brings up the 50-run stand between the pair.

End of Over : 35 8 Runs PAK: 145/5
34.6 1

Jason Behrendorff to Umar Akmal. Back of length delivery on leg, Imad flicks it for a single.

34.5 0

Jason Behrendorff to Umar Akmal. First bouncer for the over! A well attempted bouncer, Akmal was looking for a pull but failed.

34.4 1

Jason Behrendorff to Imad Wasim. Back of a length, Wasim guides it towards the mid-wicket region for a single.

34.3 4

Jason Behrendorff to Imad Wasim. FOUR! Imad Wasim decides to go aerial. A full length delivery on off, Imad comes down the track and lofts it above covers and gets a one bounce four.

34.2 1

Jason Behrendorff to Umar Akmal. A short delivery outside off, Akmal guides it to the third man region for a single.

34.2 wd

Jason Behrendorff to Umar Akmal. WIDE! Full length delivery drifting outside leg. Wide signaled by the umpire.

34.1 0

Jason Behrendorff to Umar Akmal. A back of a length on leg, Akmal keeps it away.

Jason Behrendorff returns. 6-1-18-0 so far.

End of Over : 34 2 Runs PAK: 137/5
33.6 1

Glenn Maxwell to Umar Akmal. Outside off, punched past the bowler towards long off for one.

33.5 0

Glenn Maxwell to Umar Akmal. Oohhh... tries to be too cheeky, attempts a run down to third man but misses.

33.4 0

Glenn Maxwell to Umar Akmal. Fired on middle, helped straight to square leg.

33.3 0

Glenn Maxwell to Umar Akmal. Comes down the track but flicks it straight to short mid-wicket.

33.2 0

Glenn Maxwell to Umar Akmal. Outside off, pushed towards point. Akmal wants a single but is sent back.

33.1 1

Glenn Maxwell to Imad Wasim. Full and outside off, driven through mid off for a single.

End of Over : 33 5 Runs PAK: 135/5
32.6 1

Adam Zampa to Imad Wasim. A back of a length delivery on off, Wasim punches it to covers for a single.

32.5 1

Adam Zampa to Umar Akmal. Dropped! Lazy stuff from Behrendorff. Too casual. A nice tossed up delivery on middle, Akmal dances down the track and looks to go big but does not quite get the distance. The ball goes towards long on where Jason Behrendorff comes under the ball but plonks it! Did the fielder coming in from long off come in his eyes? Perhaps. A single taken.

32.4 0

Adam Zampa to Umar Akmal. A flat delivery on middle, Akmal steps down and fails to read the flight of delivery, applies a defense but the ball hits his pads and goes to the wicket keeper Alex Carey who gathers the ball but couldn't flick the bails off.

32.3 1

Adam Zampa to Imad Wasim. Short and outside off, cut straight to point where a misfield enables a single.

32.2 1

Adam Zampa to Umar Akmal. Short and outside off, pulled through mid-wicket for a run.

32.1 1

Adam Zampa to Imad Wasim. Outside off, punched behind point for a single.

End of Over : 32 8 Runs PAK: 130/5
31.6 1

Glenn Maxwell to Imad Wasim. Back of a length by Maxwell on leg, Wasim just guides it towards the fine leg region for a single.

31.5 0

Glenn Maxwell to Imad Wasim. Full on off, defended.

31.4 1

Glenn Maxwell to Umar Akmal. A flatted delivery on off, Akmal just tucks it to covers and runs for a single.

31.3 1

Glenn Maxwell to Imad Wasim. Maxwell flights this on of off, Imad drives it to long off for a single.

31.2 4

Glenn Maxwell to Imad Wasim. FOUR! Hammered! A tossed up delivery on middle, Imad just gets to the pitch of the ball and smashes it over mid on.

31.1 1

Glenn Maxwell to Umar Akmal. A back of length on off, Akmal plays it late towards the point region for a single.

Glenn Maxwell is back. 2-0-8-1 so far.

End of Over : 31 7 Runs PAK: 122/5
30.6 0

Adam Zampa to Imad Wasim. The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

30.5 1

Adam Zampa to Umar Akmal. Punched off the back foot by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.

30.4 4

Adam Zampa to Umar Akmal. FOUR! A nice tossed up delivery on off, Akmal comes down to the track to the pitch of the ball and delivers a beautiful drive towards the cover region for a boundary.

30.3 1

Adam Zampa to Imad Wasim. Around middle and leg, flicked towards fine leg for a single.

30.2 0

Adam Zampa to Imad Wasim. Huge shout for LBW but turned down. Did that pitch outside leg? Zampa has his hands over his head. Australia do not review. Tossed up, Wasim misses his flick and is hit on the pads. Hawk Eye shows the ball to be pitched in line but spinning down the leg side.

30.1 1

Adam Zampa to Umar Akmal. Full and outside off, pushed through the covers for a single.

End of Over : 30 11 Runs PAK: 115/5
29.6 1

Nathan Lyon to Umar Akmal. The batsman has pushed it to the cover region. One run added to the total. 11 from the over.

29.5 1

Nathan Lyon to Imad Wasim. Full and outside off, driven through mid off for a single.

29.4 3

Nathan Lyon to Umar Akmal. Outside off, Akmal plays this very late, past the gloves of the keeper. Jason Behrendorff gives it a good chase from short third man, slides, pushes the ball back, loses his cap and then almost looks to return the cap instead of the ball! Three runs taken.

29.3 0

Nathan Lyon to Umar Akmal. Short and outside off, cut straight to point.

29.2 2

Nathan Lyon to Umar Akmal. Down the leg side, helped through square leg for a couple.

29.1 4

Nathan Lyon to Umar Akmal. FOUR! Short and outside off, Akmal rocks back and pulls it wide of mid on for a boundary!

End of Over : 29 2 Runs PAK: 104/5
28.6 0

Adam Zampa to Imad Wasim. Full on leg, Imad looks to work it towards the leg side, but fails to connect and the ball hits his pads.

28.5 0

Adam Zampa to Imad Wasim. A flighted delivery on off, Imad puts it away.

28.4 0

Adam Zampa to Imad Wasim. Full on off, driven to mid off.

28.3 0

Adam Zampa to Imad Wasim. A flatter delivery on middle, Wasim defends it gets inside edge onto pads.

28.2 1

Adam Zampa to Umar Akmal. A flatter delivery on off, Akmal drives it long off for a single.

28.1 1

Adam Zampa to Imad Wasim. A nice floated delivery on leg, Imad makes a full toss and places it mid-wicket for a single.

End of Over : 28 1 Runs PAK: 102/5
27.6 1

Nathan Lyon to Imad Wasim. A back of length on off, Wasim flicks it towards the mid-wicket region for a single.

27.5 0

Nathan Lyon to Imad Wasim. A full length delivery on off, Imad defends it.

27.4 0

Nathan Lyon to Imad Wasim. Full on leg, Imad works it towards mid-wicket for a single.

27.3 0

Nathan Lyon to Imad Wasim. Full on off, defended watchfully.

27.2 0

Nathan Lyon to Imad Wasim. A quicker one in the air, Wasim defends watchfully.

27.1 0

Nathan Lyon to Imad Wasim. Full on leg, Imad keeps it away.

End of Over : 27 1 Runs PAK: 101/5
26.6 0

Adam Zampa to Umar Akmal. A short of length delivery on off, Akmal late cuts it straight to short third man.

26.5 0

Adam Zampa to Umar Akmal. Full on leg, defended.

26.4 1

Adam Zampa to Imad Wasim. Full on leg, Imad works it towards mid-wicket for a single.

26.3 0

Adam Zampa to Imad Wasim. Full on off, defended.

26.2 0

Adam Zampa to Imad Wasim. A flighted delivery on leg, Imad looking for a flick gets an inside edge onto pads.

26.1 0

Adam Zampa to Imad Wasim. A back of length delivery on off, Imad keeps it away.

End of Over : 26 5 Runs PAK: 100/5
25.6 4

Nathan Lyon to Umar Akmal. FOUR! Short on middle, Umar stands tall and pulls this away through deep square leg for a boundary. The 100 comes up for the hosts, they are five down though.

25.5 0

Nathan Lyon to Umar Akmal. Beaten! What a delivery from Lyon! A straighter one, an arm ball outside off. Akmal looks to prod forward and defend the ball but is beaten by the lack of spin there. Goes narrowly past the outside edge.

25.4 0

Nathan Lyon to Umar Akmal. Pushed towards cover by Akmal coming forward.

Imad Wasim walks in at number 7, replacing his skipper.

25.3 W

Nathan Lyon to Shoaib Malik. OUT! Caught! Malik falls this time. A nice floated delivery on off, Shoaib Malik dances down the track and with the turn hits it to deep mid-wicket and Handscomb take an easy catch. Malik was looking solid in this innings, he just gave his wicket away. The trick to back Lyon back on attack worked for Finch.

25.2 0

Nathan Lyon to Shoaib Malik. Back of a length on off, Malik keeps it away.

25.1 1

Nathan Lyon to Umar Akmal. A back of a length around off, Akmal guides towards the mid-wicket region for a single.

Nathan Lyon is back on. 2-0-6-0 so far.

End of Over : 25 8 Runs PAK: 95/4
24.6 1

Adam Zampa to Umar Akmal. Thrown up outside off, Akmal reaches out and drives it through the covers for another run.

24.5 0

Adam Zampa to Umar Akmal. Tossed up outside off, watchfully defended.

24.4 1

Adam Zampa to Shoaib Malik. Full and outside off, pushed through the covers for one.

24.3 1

Adam Zampa to Umar Akmal. Full and outside off, Akmal comes down the track and drives it down to long off for a run.

24.2 1

Adam Zampa to Shoaib Malik. Outside off, punched off the back foot for a single.

24.1 4

Adam Zampa to Shoaib Malik. FOUR! Gap found with precision! Superb batting from Malik. Goes back and cuts this between short third man and backward point to find the fence.

End of Over : 24 3 Runs PAK: 87/4
23.6 1

Pat Cummins to Shoaib Malik. A short delivery on off, Malik flicks it to mid-wicket but fails to connect the bat with the ball. The ball hits his body and he runs for a single.

23.5 0

Pat Cummins to Shoaib Malik. A well attempted bouncer. Malik ducks under it.

23.4 1

Pat Cummins to Umar Akmal. A full length delivery around leg and middle, Akmal flicks it to fine leg and picks a single.

23.3 1

Pat Cummins to Shoaib Malik. A back of length delivery around off, Malik flicks this towards the mid-wicket region for a single.

23.2 0

Pat Cummins to Shoaib Malik. A back of length delivery on off, Malik guides it straight to Maxwell at point.

23.1 0

Pat Cummins to Shoaib Malik. Full on off, defended watchfully.

End of Over : 23 4 Runs PAK: 84/4
22.6 1

Adam Zampa to Shoaib Malik. A length delivery on off, Malik cover drives it for a single.

22.5 1

Adam Zampa to Umar Akmal. Full on leg, Akmal just guides it to the short fine leg fielder for a single.

22.4 0

Adam Zampa to Umar Akmal. Full on leg, Akmal keeps it away.

22.3 1

Adam Zampa to Shoaib Malik. A back of a length delivery on middle and leg, Malik flicks it mid-wicket for a single.

22.2 0

Adam Zampa to Shoaib Malik. Full on off, defended.

22.1 1

Adam Zampa to Umar Akmal. A tossed up delivery on off, Akmal drives it to sweeper cover for a single.

Adam Zampa is into the attack now.

End of Over : 22 5 Runs PAK: 80/4
21.6 2

Pat Cummins to Shoaib Malik. A back of a length delivery outside off, Malik goes on back foot and punches it through covers for a double.

21.5 1

Pat Cummins to Umar Akmal. A back of a length delivery on off, Akmal works it towards the mid-wicket region for a single.

21.5 wd

Pat Cummins to Umar Akmal. WIDE! That was WILD! A back of length on leg and angled away to a huge wide outside leg.

21.4 0

Pat Cummins to Umar Akmal. A good length delivery outside off, Akmal lets it go.

21.3 0

Pat Cummins to Umar Akmal. Outside off, Akmal lets it go.

21.2 1

Pat Cummins to Shoaib Malik. Outside off, punched through the covers for a single.

21.1 0

Pat Cummins to Shoaib Malik. A good length delivery on off, Malik defends it.

Pat Cummins returns. 5-1-11-3 so far.

End of Over : 21 2 Runs PAK: 75/4
20.6 0

Glenn Maxwell to Umar Akmal. A short of length on middle, Akmal blocks it from his back foot.

20.5 0

Glenn Maxwell to Umar Akmal. A length delivery on leg, Akmal flicks it straight to mid-wicket.

Umar Akmal comes in at a probably make-or-break stage in his career. Meanwhile, Drinks has been taken. Pakistan have been pegged back by the fall of the wicket just before the break. They need the partnership of Akmal and Malik to take them as close as possible and at a good speed otherwise it is looking difficult for the hosts. As for the visitors, they will try to keep it tight and pile up the pressure even more on Pakistan.

20.4 W

Glenn Maxwell to Imam-ul-Haq. OUT! LBW! Three reds and Pakistan lose both - Imam and a review. The arm ball from Maxwell, Imam does not read it and plays from the crease. Big mistake. Because the ball skids through, beats his bat and hits him on the pad. Maxwell roars an LBW shout and the umpire agrees. Imam though wants the review but Hawk Eye does not support him.

Review time again! Imam the man in question once more. He has been adjudged LBW this time and has asked for a second opinion. Height could be the issue...

20.3 1

Glenn Maxwell to Shoaib Malik. Outside off, pushed through point for a run.

20.2 0

Glenn Maxwell to Shoaib Malik. Down the leg side, flicked straight to square leg.

20.1 1

Glenn Maxwell to Imam-ul-Haq. Full and outside off, pushed through the covers for a single.

End of Over : 20 8 Runs PAK: 73/3
19.6 3

Nathan Lyon to Imam-ul-Haq. Full on off, A length delivery on off. Imam plays it late, from his front foot just guides it towards the third man region. Batsmen showing great running takes three.

19.5 0

Nathan Lyon to Imam-ul-Haq. A nice flighted delivery on off, Imam plays a defense but gets an outside edge and the ball falls short of the slip fielder.

19.4 2

Nathan Lyon to Imam-ul-Haq. A short pitch delivery on off, Imam rocks back and cuts it way pass the point region for a double.

19.3 2

Nathan Lyon to Imam-ul-Haq. A back of a length delivery around off, Imam goes on his back foot and flicks it mid-wicket for a couple.

19.2 1

Nathan Lyon to Shoaib Malik. Full on leg, Malik guides it to short fine leg for a single. And that brings 50-run stand between the pair.

19.1 0

Nathan Lyon to Shoaib Malik. A back of length delivery around off, Malik flicks it straight to mid on.

End of Over : 19 6 Runs PAK: 65/3
18.6 0

Glenn Maxwell to Imam-ul-Haq. Shortens the length this time does Maxwell, Imam flicks it towards the leg side for no run though.

18.5 0

Glenn Maxwell to Imam-ul-Haq. Flatter on middle and fuller slightly, Imam defends it with a straight bat.

18.4 2

Glenn Maxwell to Imam-ul-Haq. Flatter outside off, Imam rocks back and cuts this away through point for 2 runs. That is well-placed shot.

18.3 1

Glenn Maxwell to Shoaib Malik. Malik goes for the sweep this time but the ball comes off the under edge and runs fine on the leg side for a single.

18.2 2

Glenn Maxwell to Shoaib Malik. Fuller one on the pads, Shoaib Malik drives this one through the region to the left of mid-wicket. 2 runs are taken till long on comes around.

18.1 0

Glenn Maxwell to Shoaib Malik. Pushed to mid-wicket coming slightly ahead by Malik.

18.1 wd

Glenn Maxwell to Shoaib Malik. Around the wicket, Maxwell errs in line first up. Bowls this down the leg side, signalled wide by the umpire.

Here comes Glenn Maxwell.

End of Over : 18 3 Runs PAK: 59/3
17.6 0

Nathan Lyon to Imam-ul-Haq. On middle and leg, helped straight to square leg.

17.5 1

Nathan Lyon to Shoaib Malik. On middle, whipped through mid-wicket for a single.

17.4 0

Nathan Lyon to Shoaib Malik. Comes down the track and hits it back to the bowler.

17.3 0

Nathan Lyon to Shoaib Malik. Outside off, Malik looks to run it down to third man but is beaten.

17.2 0

Nathan Lyon to Shoaib Malik. Full and around off, defended back to the bowler.

17.1 2

Nathan Lyon to Shoaib Malik. A nice flighted delivery on off, Malik comes down the track and beautifully drives it towards the sweeper cover region. Pat Cummins guarding that region cuts it off and batsmen take a couple.

End of Over : 17 9 Runs PAK: 56/3
16.6 6

Marcus Stoinis to Imam-ul-Haq. SIX! Nicely done. A length ball, on the pads, Imam just flicks it over backward square leg and the ball goes the distance!

16.5 3

Marcus Stoinis to Shoaib Malik. Excellent fielding from Mr. Committed. Malik swings this to the leg side and gets the ball through the vast vacant area through mid-wicket. Pat Cummins, probably one of the most committed Australian cricketers, races across the turf to his left, slides and then parries it across to Nathan Lyon running from long on. Three runs taken.

16.4 0

Marcus Stoinis to Shoaib Malik. Half volley outside off, driven straight to short extra cover.

16.3 0

Marcus Stoinis to Shoaib Malik. Full and around off, driven straight to cover.

16.2 0

Marcus Stoinis to Shoaib Malik. Around middle and off, worked straight to mid-wicket.

16.1 0

Marcus Stoinis to Shoaib Malik. Full and outside off, driven straight to mid off.

End of Over : 16 2 Runs PAK: 47/3
15.6 0

Nathan Lyon to Imam-ul-Haq. Full on off, Imam blocks this one.

15.5 0

Nathan Lyon to Imam-ul-Haq. Not out! Umpire changes his decision. A full length delivery around off, the ball spun away from Imam after pitching. Imam was looking for a defense gets beaten. Looks like the ground umpire gave decision on sound as the bat was hitting the pad. But replays shows the ball was miles away from the bat.

Big shout and given! Imam has been adjudged caught behind but he has immediately taken the review...

15.4 0

Nathan Lyon to Imam-ul-Haq. A floated delivery on middle, Imam was looking for a defense gets an inside edge onto his pads.

15.3 0

Nathan Lyon to Imam-ul-Haq. Full on off, defended

15.2 1

Nathan Lyon to Shoaib Malik. A flatter delivery pitching outside off, Malik just places it to covers and runs for a single.

15.1 1

Nathan Lyon to Imam-ul-Haq. A flighted delivery in leg, Imam works it long on for a single

End of Over : 15 2 Runs PAK: 45/3
14.6 0

Marcus Stoinis to Shoaib Malik. Back of a length outside off, watchfully pushed towards cover.

14.5 0

Marcus Stoinis to Shoaib Malik. Landed outside off, moving away slightly, left alone.

14.4 1

Marcus Stoinis to Imam-ul-Haq. On middle and leg, worked through mid-wicket for a run.

14.3 0

Marcus Stoinis to Imam-ul-Haq. Full on middle and leg, flicked towards mid-wicket.

14.2 0

Marcus Stoinis to Imam-ul-Haq. Around off, defended towards point.

14.1 1

Marcus Stoinis to Shoaib Malik. Full and around off, Malik drives this straight down the ground past the bowler for a single.

End of Over : 14 4 Runs PAK: 43/3
13.6 1

Nathan Lyon to Shoaib Malik. A back of a length around leg, Malik flicks it to square leg for a single.

13.5 1

Nathan Lyon to Imam-ul-Haq. Back of a length, Imad places it to covers for a single.

13.4 0

Nathan Lyon to Imam-ul-Haq. A back of a length delivery on off, Imam tries a late cut but gets an inside edge, onto his pads. A soft appeal by Lyon, umpire is unmoved.

13.3 1

Nathan Lyon to Shoaib Malik. Lyon drifts this one to leg stumps, Malik flicks it away towards the mid-wicket region for a single.

13.2 1

Nathan Lyon to Imam-ul-Haq. A short delivery on off, Imam punches it to covers for a single.

13.1 0

Nathan Lyon to Imam-ul-Haq. A flatter delivery on off, Imam puts it away.

Nathan Lyon into the attack as Australia bring on spin for the first time.

End of Over : 13 8 Runs PAK: 39/3
12.6 0

Marcus Stoinis to Shoaib Malik. That is a peach. On a good length outside off, Malik plays inside the line and is comprehensively beaten.

12.5 1

Marcus Stoinis to Imam-ul-Haq. Outside off, dabbed to third man for a single.

12.4 0

Marcus Stoinis to Imam-ul-Haq. On a good length around off, solidly defended towards point.

12.4 wd

Marcus Stoinis to Imam-ul-Haq. FIVE WIDES! Bonus for Pakistan and they will certainly not mind. A bouncer, around middle, rises steeply after pitching and poor Carey has no chance. 229 more needed from 225 balls now.

12.3 0

Marcus Stoinis to Imam-ul-Haq. Full on middle, pushed straight to mid on.

12.2 1

Marcus Stoinis to Shoaib Malik. On middle and leg, flicked through mid-wicket for a run.

12.1 1

Marcus Stoinis to Imam-ul-Haq. Around middle and leg, helped through mid-wicket for a single.

End of Over : 12 8 Runs PAK: 31/3
11.6 0

Jason Behrendorff to Shoaib Malik. A prod ahead from the Pakistan skipper to end the over. Looked a tad tentative there.

11.5 0

Jason Behrendorff to Shoaib Malik. Left alone outside off by Malik.

11.4 1

Jason Behrendorff to Imam-ul-Haq. Pulled away by the southpaw for a single to deep square leg. Good shot but only one run.

11.3 0

Jason Behrendorff to Imam-ul-Haq. Defended back to the bowler by Imam.

11.2 6

Jason Behrendorff to Imam-ul-Haq. SIX! First maximum of the innings. First boundary in more than 7 overs. A length ball, nothing ball to be honest. Sitting up to be hit and Imam lifts it way over long on for a biggie. This should bring some momentum.

11.1 1

Jason Behrendorff to Shoaib Malik. Malik dabs this one outside off on a length to third man for a single through the gully region.

End of Over : 11 2 Runs PAK: 23/3
10.6 0

Marcus Stoinis to Imam-ul-Haq. This one keeps a tad low on middle stump line, Imam does well to remain nice and low to keep the ball out.

10.5 0

Marcus Stoinis to Imam-ul-Haq. Good tight stuff from Imam, he pats it towards point. Looks for a single but decides against it in the end.

10.4 1

Marcus Stoinis to Shoaib Malik. At the pads of Malik, pushed away to mid-wicket for a single.

10.3 0

Marcus Stoinis to Shoaib Malik. On the middle stump line by Marcus, Malik defends it calmly back to the bowler.

10.2 1

Marcus Stoinis to Imam-ul-Haq. On a length again outside off, dabbed down to third man for a run by Imam. He gets to the other end.

10.1 0

Marcus Stoinis to Imam-ul-Haq. Starts off with a length ball outside off, left alone by the southpaw.

There is a persistent drizzle in the air. Not strong enough to make the play stop as of now. Powerplay 2 begins now as well, 4 fielders are allowed outside the circle till the 40th over. Meanwhile, a change in bowling, Marcus Stoinis to bowl now.

End of Over : 10 1 Runs PAK: 21/3
9.6 0

Jason Behrendorff to Shoaib Malik. Full on off, Malik defends it. And that ends the Powerplay 1 with Pakistan on 21/3, whereas Australia were 48/2.

9.5 0

Jason Behrendorff to Shoaib Malik. Same length on leg, the ball skid this time from the pitch and the ball hits Malik's thigh pads.

9.4 0

Jason Behrendorff to Shoaib Malik. Back of length on middle, Malik watchfully blocks it.

9.3 1

Jason Behrendorff to Imam-ul-Haq. A good length delivery on leg, Imam flicks it to fine leg for a single.

9.2 0

Jason Behrendorff to Imam-ul-Haq. A back of a length delivery on off, Imam blocks it.

9.1 0

Jason Behrendorff to Imam-ul-Haq. Back of a length on off, Imam keeps it away.

End of Over : 9 2 Runs PAK: 20/3
8.6 1

Pat Cummins to Imam-ul-Haq. This time, Imam opens the face of the bat and runs the ball down to third man. Picks up a single on the last ball and retains strike for the next over.

8.5 0

Pat Cummins to Imam-ul-Haq. Bouncer! Imam ducks under it and lets the ball go.

8.4 0

Pat Cummins to Imam-ul-Haq. Oooh! Good yorker, kept out equally well by Imam by bringing his bat down in time.

8.3 0

Pat Cummins to Imam-ul-Haq. Left alone outside off by the southpaw on this occasion.

8.2 0

Pat Cummins to Imam-ul-Haq. A length ball outside off, Imam stands tall and defends it towards extra cover.

8.1 1

Pat Cummins to Shoaib Malik. A front foot push by Malik towards the right of the cover fielder. Malik sets off immediately and gets to the other end.

End of Over : 8 2 Runs PAK: 18/3
7.6 0

Jason Behrendorff to Imam-ul-Haq. Full outside off, Imam lets it go.

7.5 2

Jason Behrendorff to Imam-ul-Haq. Imam flicks it to mid-wicket for a double.

7.4 0

Jason Behrendorff to Imam-ul-Haq. A back of a length delivery outside off and coming in for Imam. Imam was looking to work it fine towards the mid-wicket region but was stuck on his crease. The ball hits his pads. A good shout from fielding side. Umpire denies the shout. Behrendorff discusses it with his captain but they decide not to go for a review. Replays show that height is also a factor for batsman being safe.

7.3 0

Jason Behrendorff to Imam-ul-Haq. Full on off, driven to mid off.

7.2 0

Jason Behrendorff to Imam-ul-Haq. Change of line by Beherendorff, pitching outside off, left alone by Imam.

7.1 0

Jason Behrendorff to Imam-ul-Haq. A fuller length delivery on off, Imam puts it away.

Shoaib Malik is in at number 5.

End of Over : 7 2 Runs PAK: 16/3
6.6 W

Pat Cummins to Mohammad Rizwan. OUT! It is indeed out. There is a spike on the Snickometer. Rizwan, the hero of the last match, the centurion has to head back with a duck to his name tonight. A length ball just outside off, Rizwan looks to defend it but the ball seems to have gone past his outside edge. There is an appeal from the bowler and the keeper but the umpire is unmoved. Pat Cummins forces his skipper to take it upstairs. The replays roll in, and guess what. There is indeed a nick on that. Rizwan departs. Pakistan in huge trouble here, having lost the third within 7 overs!

Is that a nick? Australia seem to be confident and have gone for the review. Rizwan has been adjudged not out on the caught behind appeal...

6.5 0

Pat Cummins to Mohammad Rizwan. Outside off, a play and a miss.

6.4 0

Pat Cummins to Mohammad Rizwan. The batsman appears to have been struck on the thigh pad.

We are back. The rain has cleared and the covers are off...

Mohammad Rizwan was just making his way in but along with him come the showers. The players are seen making their way out. Hopefully, this is a passing shower. Must be so frustrating for the players and us spectators alike.

6.3 W

Pat Cummins to Haris Sohail. OUT! 'Unplayable' yells Ramiz Raja on air! And indeed it was. Another outside edge and another wicket for Cummins caught at slip. A length ball outside off, bounces a bit more than Sohail expects as he tries to defend the ball away from his body. It takes the edge of the shoulder of the bat and carries to first slip. Marsh out there takes a comfortable catch at a good height and Pakistan in a huge spot of bother here early on in their innings.

6.2 1

Pat Cummins to Imam-ul-Haq. Short of a length on top of off stump, Shan drops it towards backward square leg for a single.

6.1 1

Pat Cummins to Haris Sohail. Good length ball on off stump, Sohail looks to defend without foot movement but the ball takes an inside edge and goes towards square leg for a run.

End of Over : 6 0 Runs PAK: 14/1
5.6 0

Jason Behrendorff to Imam-ul-Haq. Played to the point region by the batsman.

5.5 0

Jason Behrendorff to Imam-ul-Haq. Full on off, Imam blocks this one.

5.4 0

Jason Behrendorff to Imam-ul-Haq. A length delivery now drifting in for left-hander. Imam defends it but gets an inside edge, onto the pads.

5.3 0

Jason Behrendorff to Imam-ul-Haq. Beaten again! A fuller length delivery around off, Imam was looking for a straight drive now. Beaten again. The ball was angled in for the batsman but went away after pitching.

5.2 0

Jason Behrendorff to Imam-ul-Haq. Beaten! A fuller length delivery outside off, Imam looks to defends but fails to connect.

5.1 0

Jason Behrendorff to Imam-ul-Haq. A good length delivery around off, Imam blocks it from his front foot.

End of Over : 5 0 Runs PAK: 14/1
4.6 0

Pat Cummins to Haris Sohail. Oooh! Almost the second wicket in the over. A length ball from around the wicket outside off, looks like it is coming in with the angle but then moves away at the last moment. Sohail looks to push at it but the ball beats him on the outside. A terrific wicket-maiden from Cummins.

4.5 0

Pat Cummins to Haris Sohail. Three leaves in a row for Haris. Lets this ball go outside the off stump once more.

4.4 0

Pat Cummins to Haris Sohail. Left alone outside off by Sohail even as the ball is closer to the off stump.

4.3 0

Pat Cummins to Haris Sohail. Outside off but too far away to make the batsman play at it.

Haris Sohail walks in at number 3, replacing Masood.

4.2 W

Pat Cummins to Shan Masood. OUT! Caught at slip! Masood heads back to the dressing room really early tonight. A perfect length outside off and Masood comes on the front foot to defend the ball but he does not account for the away movement off the pitch. Takes the edge and the ball goes low to the left of slip. Handscomb there dives low and stretches out his left arm to hold onto the catch. Brilliant stuff this!

4.1 0

Pat Cummins to Shan Masood. From around the wicket now. A length ball outside off, pushed to point by Masood.

End of Over : 4 5 Runs PAK: 14/0
3.6 0

Jason Behrendorff to Imam-ul-Haq. Full on off, defended.

3.5 4

Jason Behrendorff to Imam-ul-Haq. FOUR! Crunched.! Width offered by the bowler and Imam makes full use of it. A back of a length delivery outside off, Imad on his back foot punches it through point for a boundary.

3.4 0

Jason Behrendorff to Imam-ul-Haq. A back of a length delivery on off, Imam defends it with ease.

3.3 0

Jason Behrendorff to Imam-ul-Haq. A fuller length delivery on off, Imam blocks it.

3.2 0

Jason Behrendorff to Imam-ul-Haq. A full length delivery outside off, left alone.

3.1 1

Jason Behrendorff to Shan Masood. A back of a length delivery on middle and off, Shan works it towards the mid-wicket region for a single.

End of Over : 3 6 Runs PAK: 9/0
2.6 0

Pat Cummins to Imam-ul-Haq. Imam looks initially for the pull on this short length ball outside off, but then pulls out of the shot at the last moment.

2.5 1

Pat Cummins to Shan Masood. Almost chopped on! A length ball on top of off stump, Shan looks to keep it out on the back foot but he gets an inside edge that rolls past the leg stump. Single stolen. Lucky that for the batsman.

2.4 0

Pat Cummins to Shan Masood. Punched towards cover by Masood to a ball on length outside off.

2.3 1

Pat Cummins to Imam-ul-Haq. On the thigh pad, worked down the leg side for a single by Imam.

2.2 0

Pat Cummins to Imam-ul-Haq. Left alone outside off by Imam. Good leave.

2.1 4

Pat Cummins to Imam-ul-Haq. FOUR! Fuller outside off and Imam uses the length to his advantage. He leans into the drive and finds the gap through covers.

End of Over : 2 2 Runs PAK: 3/0
1.6 0

Jason Behrendorff to Shan Masood. A length delivery on leg, Shan looks for a flick but fails to connect and the ball hits his pads. They think of a leg bye but then decide against it in the end.

1.5 0

Jason Behrendorff to Shan Masood. Full on off, Shan defends it with ease.

1.4 1

Jason Behrendorff to Imam-ul-Haq. A back of a length delivery outside off, shaping away from left-hander, Imam guides it towards the third man region for a single.

1.3 0

Jason Behrendorff to Imam-ul-Haq. Length ball outside off, left alone by Imam.

1.2 0

Jason Behrendorff to Imam-ul-Haq. Back of a length delivery on off, Imam blocks it.

1.1 0

Jason Behrendorff to Imam-ul-Haq. Full on leg, defended.

1.1 wd

Jason Behrendorff to Imam-ul-Haq. WIDE! Drifting down the leg side. Imam shoulders his arms.

Jason Behrendorff to bowl with the second new ball.

End of Over : 1 1 Runs PAK: 1/0
0.6 0

Pat Cummins to Shan Masood. Another one left alone by Masood to end the over.

0.5 0

Pat Cummins to Shan Masood. On a length and good shape away from the left-hander after landing outside off, Shan Masood watches it all the way through to the keeper.

0.4 1

Pat Cummins to Imam-ul-Haq. Pakistan and Imam are underway. A length ball at the pads, Imam flicks it away through square leg and runs the first run hard. He slips at the bowler's end and thus cannot come back for the second run.

0.3 0

Pat Cummins to Imam-ul-Haq. On a length outside off, a defensive push by the southpaw to the cover region.

Oh no! Slight drizzle in the air again! We are playing on as of now...

0.2 0

Pat Cummins to Imam-ul-Haq. Back of a length once more outside off, this time Imam fends it towards the off side.

0.1 0

Pat Cummins to Imam-ul-Haq. Excellent ball to start! Short of a length and tailing away from the lefty, Imam looked to initially defend the ball but then leaves it alone in the end. Good leave.

We are back for the chase. Imam-ul-Haq and Shan Masood are the two openers for Pakistan. Pat Cummins has the first new ball for Australia. 267 to win for the hosts and keep the series alive. Let's play!