150/6 (20.0 ov)PAK
AUS 151/3 (18.3 ov)
CRR: 8.16 | Australia beat Pakistan by 7 wickets

AUS beat PAK by 7 wickets | Australia vs Pakistan, Highlights And Cricket Score 2nd T20I Match

Pakistan in Australia, 3 T20 International Series, 2019

Date: Nov 05, 2019 Start Time: 13:40 IST | 08:10 GMT | 19:10 Local
Venue: Manuka Oval, Canberra

Australia vs Pakistan Highlights And Cricket Score 2nd Match - T20I Summary

End of Over : 18.3 AUS: 151/3

So that is it from this game. Australia have taken the lead and will now look to wrap up the T20I series at Perth. Pakistan, on the other hand, have a few things to work upon and they would be eager to end their losing run in the final game of the series. The 3rd T20I will be played on 8th November, Friday. That match will begin at 1630 local (0830 GMT). Join us for that one. Till then, cheers!

Steven Smith is awarded the Man of the Match for his brilliant knock. Says he is feeling good after playing that knock. Further adds that it was nice to get the team home. Smith credits the Australian bowlers about the way they bowled and restricted the Pakistani batsmen on a very good batting surface. Says that he always looks to get under the skin of the bowlers and also says that not everyone can do that.

Australian skipper, Aaron Finch says they are pleased and feels they were happy with their performance throughout the day. Adds that they kept picking wickets regularly and that was crucial as they knew how damaging Pakistan can be. On how happy he is with the group, Finch tells he is very happy as they all know their job and are fulfilling it. Tells he is happy to have guys like Steven Smith who are best at what they do. On what can be improved upon, Finch thinks they could work on their execution in the death overs and also feels the shots him and Warner played were not great either.

Pakistan skipper, Babar Azam tells that it was a disappointment but credits Steven Smith for the way he played. On the failure of top order, Azam says that it is disappointing that they are failing to make the most of the Powerplay. Credits Iftikhar though for his innings. On playing in Australia, Babar says that he likes to come here and play as the wicket is a good one here.

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Earlier in the day, the Australia bowlers dominated the show till the 15th over. Only Azam fought a lone battle till then and when he got out, 130 seemed difficult. However, Iftikar Ahmed played a top class knock, bringing up his first T20I fifty in quick time which took Pakistan to a competitive score but in the end, it was chased down easily.

The Pakistan bowling needed to be tight but there were just too many boundary balls bowled. Mohammad Amir though was exceptional, Irfan made a good comeback after a poor first over. Shadab too did well but Pakistan needed wickets from him when they are defending an average total. Wahab Riaz was probably disappointing today.

Chasing a total which was probably under par, Australia got off to a brisk start. They though lost their openers in quick succession after that. Smith and McDermott stand after that however, took Australia on the brink of victory. The two added 50-plus runs with Smith playing aggressor and Ben happy to play second fiddle. The latter was dismissed but the former Aussie skipper along with Turner took them over the line with ease.

Another Steven Smith masterclass has taken Australia over the line and that too with relative ease! This guy is just something else, if there was any question about him being equally good in white ball cricket as compared to red ball cricket, just watch this innings by him. Exceptional, hitting boundaries at will, never looked in trouble and rotating strike as and when he wanted to do so. He accounted for more than half of the runs in this chase, had it not been him, Australia well could have been on the losing side here.

18.3 1

Mohammad Amir to Ashton Turner. Turner hits the winning runs! Courtesy of a misfield though. Fuller and outside off, Turner guides it towards point where the fielder does not stop it and a single is taken. AUSTRALIA WIN BY 7 WICKETS!

18.2 1

Mohammad Amir to Steven Smith. Just a single now! Full and on the pads, this is flicked down to fine leg for one. SCORES LEVEL!

18.2 wd

Mohammad Amir to Steven Smith. WIDE! This one is! Short but way too short. Smith looks to put bat on ball but misses.

18.1 0

Mohammad Amir to Steven Smith. Wide? Not given! Smith shuffles right across and this is bowled down the leg side. Smith looks to flick but misses.

End of Over : 18 12 Runs 18.3: 148/3
17.6 1

Wahab Riaz to Steven Smith. A slower one outside off, Smith opens the face of the bat and guides it through point to keep strike. Just the three needed now.

17.5 4

Wahab Riaz to Steven Smith. FOUR! Just the four needed now! Smith is hitting boundaries at will here. Full and on off, Smith clears his front leg and lofts it over extra cover to bag another boundary.

17.4 4

Wahab Riaz to Steven Smith. FOUR! Not sure Smith intended to play that there but he will take everything that comes his way. Shorter and on middle, Smith looks to upper cut it but it goes off top edge and down to the fine leg fence.

17.3 2

Wahab Riaz to Steven Smith. Fuller and on middle, this is hit down the ground towards long off for two.

17.2 0

Wahab Riaz to Steven Smith. A slower short one outside off, Smith looks to guide it down to third man but misses.

17.1 1

Wahab Riaz to Ashton Turner. Turner was gone for all money there! Full and on off, Turner jams it out beside the pitch and takes off. Sohail from covers gets to the ball, picks it up and has a shy at the non-striker's end from close range but misses.

End of Over : 17 15 Runs 18.3: 136/3
16.6 4

Mohammad Amir to Steven Smith. FOUR! Make that three in the over. Amir bowls one back of a length and outside off, Smith throws the kitchen sink at it as he slashes hard. The ball races to the deep point fence for a boundary. 15 runs needed off 18 deliveries.

16.5 4

Mohammad Amir to Steven Smith. FOUR! Second one of the over. Smith is enjoying his batting. Amir bowls one on a length and outside off, Smith creams the drive through covers for a boundary.

16.5 wd

Mohammad Amir to Steven Smith. WIDE! Amir bowls a bumper and Smith looks to upper cut it but misses it. The square leg umpire signals wide for height.

16.4 4

Mohammad Amir to Steven Smith. FOUR! Pressure releaser. Amir goes full once again and Smith hits him down the ground and the ball races to the fence just like the arrow from the bow.

16.3 1

Mohammad Amir to Ashton Turner. Fuller one outside off once again. Turner squeezes it to covers for a single.

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