107/5 (15.0 ov)PAK
VS
AUS 41/0 (3.1 ov)
CRR: 12.94 | Match Abandoned

Match Abandoned | Australia vs Pakistan, Highlights And Cricket Score 1st T20I Match

Pakistan in Australia, 3 T20 International Series, 2019

Date: Nov 03, 2019 Start Time: 09:00 IST | 03:30 GMT | 14:30 Local
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney

Australia vs Pakistan Highlights And Cricket Score 1st Match - T20I Summary

End of Over : 3.1 AUS: 41/0

So that is it from this game! It is now a 2-match T20I series as the first game ended in a no result. The second match takes place on the 5th of November at 1910 local (0810 GMT). Till then, take care and goodbye!

So it has been a frustrating day for the cricketing fans! Right from the start we have had rain. First the heavens opened up just after the toss but that cleared quickly and we started on time. Australia though dominated throughout. They were on top before the first rain break and remained on top even after resumption. Finch, their skipper, came out all guns blazing, took the attack to the opposition bowlers and smashed them all around the park. In no time the Australians got to 41 and had it not been for the rain, it would have probably been a stroll in the park for the hosts.

So the inevitable has happened! The GAME HAS BEEN CALLED OFF! Pakistan will breathe a huge sigh of relief as one would probably say they got away with one here. It was Australia's game to lose as they needed only 78 in 71 balls.

Update 1748 local (0648 GMT) - Still no news from the centre as the rain refuses to relent. The time is running out as the chances are bleak of the game resuming anytime soon.

Update 1718 local (0618 GMT) - A pat on the back for me! I just wrote that rain is around the corner and here it comes. The players make their way back in. We are still 11 balls away from this game having a result.

3.1 2

Mohammad Amir to Aaron Finch. Good length and on off, Finch guides it past point and takes two.

End of Over : 3 26 Runs 3.1: 39/0
2.6 1

Mohammad Irfan to Aaron Finch. Length and on off, Finch pushes this length ball back to the bowler who fails to field it in his follow through. The batsmen take a single off the misfield there. Massive over for Australia as they take 26 off Mohammad Irfan's over.

2.5 4

Mohammad Irfan to Aaron Finch. FOUR! Good effort in the field by Wahab Riaz. Irfan dishes out another fuller one outside off, Finch this time drives him through the line past mid off. Wahab gives the chase and manages to stop it just near the ropes as he went over it. But not to his liking to push the ball away further from the ropes he fails to get himself out from the other side of the boundary. The umpires take it upstairs and the replays are conclusive that his hands are in contact with the ball. So a boundary earned for Finch and Aussies.

2.4 0

Mohammad Irfan to Aaron Finch. Finally a dot. This time Finch pushes this length ball to mid off.

2.3 6

Mohammad Irfan to Aaron Finch. FREE HIT! Finch has taken a toll here on Irfan. Irfan goes short and Finch stands back and pulls it handsomely over the square leg fence this time for another biggie. Finch is toying here.

2.3 5

Mohammad Irfan to Aaron Finch. NO BALL! Irfan is nervous on his comeback. This time in search of some swing he goes extra mile and oversteps. Irfan goes full and outside off, Finch lofts it cleanly over the covers and the ball races away to the extra cover fence in a flash.

2.2 4

Mohammad Irfan to Aaron Finch. FOUR! That is pure timing. Finch this time just places the ball in the gap. Irfan goes full and on the pads, Finch flicks it with poise through the gap between mid-wicket and mid on for a boundary. The skipper is enjoying it.

2.1 6

Mohammad Irfan to Aaron Finch. SIX! WHACK! Finch is not going to hold himself back. Irfan goes slightly short and Aaron just pulls him with power and disdain over the deep mid-wicket fence for a maximum.

End of Over : 2 8 Runs 3.1: 13/0
1.6 1

Mohammad Amir to Aaron Finch. One more delivery on middle, once again no room given to the batsman. Finch again keeps it out. A good over by Amir after going for a boundary early on.

1.5 0

Mohammad Amir to Aaron Finch. Good line! Nice and tight, giving the batter no room no play with. Finch keeps it out.

1.4 1

Mohammad Amir to David Warner. Warner comes down the track and Amir bowls it on the body, giving the batter no room to work with. Warner looks to flick but misses. It hits the pads and rolls on the off side. A leg bye taken.

1.3 1

Mohammad Amir to Aaron Finch. Good single! This is on middle, Finch taps it towards cover and takes one.

1.2 4

Mohammad Amir to Aaron Finch. FOUR! That is some shot by Aaron Finch. Stand and deliver stuff! This is shorter and around off, Finch stands tall and punches it through cover-point. Boundary. Second for Finch.

1.1 1

Mohammad Amir to David Warner. On the shorter side around off, Warner pulls it through square leg and takes one.

Summary

Pakistan and Australia will take on each other in the 1st T20I of the three-game series. The match will happen at the SCG in Australia. Both the teams enter the series with contrasting fortunes. Pakistan lost the three-game T20I series against Sri Lanka by 3-0. Sarfaraz Ahmed was sacked from captaincy and Babar Azam was made the new skipper. Australia won the three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka by 3-0. All thanks to David Warner’s blistering form.

Pakistan skipper Babar Azam is not worried about David Warner's current form as his team has a plan in place for the Australian batsman. Warner was at his devastating best during the recently concluded three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka as he scored one century and two half-centuries. Warner, who was unbeaten in all the three matches, scored 100, 60, and 57 runs during the series.

Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam(c), Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Rizwan(w), Haris Sohail, Imad Wasim, Asif Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Wahab Riaz, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Irfan, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Usman Qadir, Muhammad Musa

Australia: Aaron Finch(c), David Warner, Steven Smith, Ben McDermott, Ashton Turner, Alex Carey(w), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Billy Stanlake, Andrew Tye

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