Live Blog

Pakistan Vs Australia Live Score (T20)

Date: Sunday, 28 October, 2018 IST Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai Match Status: Match Ended

Pakistan beat Australia by 33 runs

150/5
Overs
20.0
R/R
7.5
Fours
13
Sixes
5
Extras
4
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Mohammad Hafeez not out 32 20 3 1
Imad Wasim not out 3 4 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Nathan Lyon 4 0 33 1
Nathan Coulter-Nile 3 0 29 0
117/10
Overs
19.1
R/R
6.13
Fours
8
Sixes
4
Extras
7
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Nathan Lyon not out 4 4 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Imad Wasim 4 0 33 0
Faheem Ashraf 2 0 8 1
  • Now then, the total is quite similar to the one Australia were chasing in the last two games. It is again not going to be easy. Can they overhaul the total this time or will Pakistan cleansweep them? Join us in a while to find out.
  • The Australian bowlers started off poorly. They were taken to the cleaners in the Powerplay but after that, managed to dictate terms. They used the slower ones really well which did not let the batsmen score freely. Zampa was the pick of the lot but it was Marsh's over which turned the momentum towards the visitors.
  • The pressure then got to the openers as Farhan then perished in the search of some quick runs. Azam too departed after getting to his fifty. Malik and Hafeez did build a good stand but once the former fell, the runs dried up. The middle order did not contribute a lot and only 11 came from the last two overs. It was Hafeez' innings that took Pakistan to 150.
  • Excellent comeback by the Aussies. Pakistan however, have got to a total which has proven to be enough in the last two T20Is. They though looked like they would get at least 20 more as their openers got them off to a wonderful start. Their score read 54 after the Powerplay but then struggled as the ball got a little soft. The spinners managed to apply the breaks in the middle overs.
  • 19.6 Yes, he can! Just a single and 5 from the last over. How good is that? He ends with the slower ball, Imad moves right across and tries to paddle but mistimes it towards short fine leg for a run. PAKISTAN END WITH 150 ON THE BOARD!
  • 19.5 Pakistan again have to be content with a run as Hafeez hits it down to long on. Just 4 from the over so far, can Tye end it well?
  • 19.4 Goes fuller this time on middle, Wasim flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 19.3 Another slower bouncer, very difficult to hit these off pace deliveries. Hafeez hits it off the toe end to mid-wicket for a run.
  • 19.2 Only a single of the second as Wasim slaps it through covers.
  • 19.1 A dot to start the last! A slower bouncer! Imad comes down the track and goes for the pull but is done in by the pace.
  • 18.6 Another brace to end as Hafeez pulls this through backward square leg. A very good 18th over by Marsh. Just 6 runs and 2 wickets from it. 145/5
  • 18.5 Slower ball on the pads, Hafeez flicks it through backward square leg for a brace.
  • Imad Wasim walks out now.
  • 18.4 OUT! In the air... gone! Two in the over for Marsh. What a masterstroke this has turned out to be. He bangs it in short and on middle, Faheem goes for the pull but it takes the top edge towards deep square leg. Tye there runs to his left and takes it on the second attempt. Australia finishing strongly here.
  • 18.3 shortish again on middle, hafeez goes for the pull but gets a top edge towards mid-wicket for a run.
  • It is drizzling! But they are not going as of now.
  • Faheem Ashraf strides out to the middle.
  • 18.2 OUT! Asif Ali holes out! A stunning effort by Nathan. The ploy to give Marsh the penultimate over has started off well. It is again the slower ball on middle, Asif tries to clear the long on fence. The timing is not that great. Nathan at long on, judges it really well as he is quite close to the ropes and takes with both hands with a leap. The man who can tonk it long is walking back, without making an impact once again.
  • 18.1 Slower ball on the stumps, Hafeez mistimes it towards long on for a run.
  • Mitchell Marsh to bowl his first and last over. Big risk.
  • 17.6 FOUR! Up and over! Third boundary in the over! 13 from it. Poor again by Tye. Not the right line, way outside off with third man up. He carves it over point and the ball races away. 139/3
  • 17.5 Another slower ball around off, Ali pushes it to covers.
  • 17.4 Eases this through covers for a run.
  • 17.3 NOT OUT! Missing leg! Did not see that coming. Excellent decision to review. A slower yorker on middle, Hafeez is way too early into his flick. Misses and is hit low on the pads. The players appeal and the umpire raises his finger. Hafeez has a chat with the non-striker and then reviews. Hawk Eye shows it to be going down. Hafeez survives. Pakistan though won't get the leg bye they ran.
  • Review time! Hafeez has been given LBW. He though ash opted to review. Has to be an inside edge as he seems to be a goner.
  • 17.2 FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries! He plays the paddle this time and connects well. It goes over short fine leg for a boundary. 8 runs from the first two balls. Can Pakistan make this a big over?
  • 17.1 FOUR! Once again a boundary to start the over. Not a good delivery with third man up. Width on offer and it is slightly short. Hafeez guides it towards short third man. Not a good effort by Lynn there and it races to the fence.
  • Andrew Tye is back into the attack.
  • 16.6 A dot to end! On off, kept out. So a lovely comeback after going for a boundary. A wicket and two dots. 126/3
  • 16.5 Flatter and outside off, Ali goes to cut but misses.
  • Asif Ali walks out to the middle.
  • 16.4 OUT! Leading edge and taken! Zampa gets his revenge. This is tossed up on middle, it turns away. Malik tries to work it on the leg side against the turn. Not a good idea on a wicket which is turning. It takes the leading edge and goes towards covers where Finch takes an easy catch. A big wicket as Malik can be dangerous towards the end. Australia need to keep taking wickets to restrict Pakistan to below 160.
  • 16.3 FOUR! Crunched! Malik loves using his feet against spin and he has done it here as well and that too effectively. Takes it on the full and smashes it through covers for a boundary.
  • 16.2 Slower through the air but short. It also sticks in the surface. Hafeez tries to pull but it goes off the toe end towards long on for a run.
  • 16.1 Flatter and outside off, Hafeez finds point with his cut.
  • Zampa is back.
  • 15.6 Another brace to end another good over! Goes fuller this time, Malik hits it down towards long off. Long on runs to his left and keeps it down to two. 21 from the last two overs. 121/2
  • 15.5 Excellent running! Malik guides this towards third man. It is played a touch fine. Malik runs the first one hard and goes for the second and completes it.
  • 15.4 Hafeez makes room but NCN follows him. He pulls it towards square leg for a run.
  • 15.3 Around off, Hafeez guides it to point. A dot.
  • 15.2 Now follows the boundary up with a single as he flicks it through mid-wicket.
  • 15.1 FOUR! Boundary to start the over! Pressure on the bowler now. Slightly short and width on offer outside off, Malik pounces on it and cuts it through point. The third man fielder runs to his right and dives but fails to stop it. Malik now is the second highest run-scorer in T20Is. Goes past McCullum.
  • Nathan Coulter-Nile is back for the death...
  • 14.6 Another single to end! 11 from it. Malik works it through mid-wicket for a single. 111/2
  • 14.5 Another full toss but once again Pakistan do not take full toll of it. It is swept towards deep square leg for a run.
  • 14.4 SIX! All the way! Hafeez makes excellent use of the feet and tonks the ball over long off for a biggie. They will look for one every over now.
  • 14.3 A full toss, it may have surprised Malik as he only pushes it towards long on for a run.
  • 14.2 Almost took the umpire off there! It is a short ball on middle, the batter goes back and pulls it hard. It is right towards the square leg umpire who moves out of the way and a run is taken.
  • 14.1 On off, the batsman goes back and works it through mid-wicket for a run.
  • Short is back on.
  • 13.6 Fuller in length and it is the seam-up delivery. Malik eases it down to long on to bring the 100 up. 6 more overs to go and they have 8 wickets in hand. The platform is set for them to step on the gas. 100/2
  • 13.5 On the shorter side, Hafeez tries to cut but due to the slowness of the wicket, it goes off the under edge and towards third man for a run.
  • 13.4 Slower ball on off, kept out.
  • 13.3 A bumper on middle, Malik pulls it, not off the middle and towards mid-wicket for a run.
  • 13.2 Angles this into the batter, Malik works it to mid-wicket.
  • Shoaib Malik walks out to the middle.
  • 13.1 OUT! DRAGS IT ON! Azam departs shortly after getting to his half century. Two quick wickets for Australia and they are back into the game. The slower one does the trick for Tye. It is on the fuller side outside off, Azam goes for a drive away from his body. The ball comes off very slow from the surface. It takes the inside edge and disturbs the furniture behind. Both the set batsmen are back in the hut, just what Australia wanted, two new batsmen and it is not easy to score on a wicket when you have just arrived. They will look to slow down the run rate.
  • Andrew Tye is back on.
  • 12.6 FOUR! Lucky! Full and outside off, Hafeez looks to play the reverse sweep but gets a bottom edge. It goes between the keepet's legs and races to the third man fence! Finally a wicket for Lyon - he ends with figures of 4-0-33-1. 97/1
  • Mohammad Hafeez is the new man in.
  • 12.5 OUT! Dismissed off a full toss! Perhaps he was getting frustrated. Comes down the track and looks to go over the top but finds Andrew Tye to perfection at long off. The fielder perhaps came running in quickly and had to adjust. The 93-run stand is broken.
  • 12.4 Full and outside off, driven through mid off for one more. 7th T20I FIFTY FOR AZAM!
  • 12.3 Short and outside off, cut through point for a run.
  • 12.2 The batsman defends it from within the crease.
  • 12.1 On middle and leg, flicked through the leg side for a single.
  • Nathan Lyon to bowl out.
  • 11.6 A couple to end the over. It is short and outside off, Farhan slaps it through covers for a brace. A good over for Pakistan, they needed this after a few tight overs. 10 from it. 90/0
  • 11.5 The batsman works it down the leg side. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 11.4 Smart batting now! He got a maximum two balls ago and now there is no need of taking a risk. He works it around the corner for a run.
  • 11.3 Flatter this time and around off, skids off the surface. SF goes for the drive but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
  • 11.2 SIX! BANG! That should release all the pressure building. Huge one. Farhan brings the slog sweep out and connects well. It sails over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie.
  • 11.1 A dot to start the over! Comes down the wicket but Zampa bowls it a touch short. Farhan pushes it back to the bowler.
  • 10.6 A single to end another good over. Farhan nudges this through mid-wicket for a run. 80/0
  • 10.5 An appeal but not given! Farhan dances down the track and misses a low full toss. It hits the pads and goes towards short third man. The players appeal but the umpire shakes his head. Going down leg. Finch and Short do think about a review but opt against it. Rightly so.
  • 10.4 Again, with the turn it is worked through the leg side for a run.
  • 10.4 Down the leg side, Azam lets it go. Wide signal.
  • 10.3 Nicely played! Azam works it with the turn through mid-wicket. It is in the gap and the batsmen take two.
  • 10.2 Flatter and outside off, Azam lunges and keeps it out. The batters are finding it difficult to score of the spinners.
  • 10.1 A chance! Tough one! It was on the shorter side, the batter goes back and smashes back towards the bowler. Short fails to react quickly and it goes down to long on for a run. Replays later on show, it was not a chance as the ball was way too high for Short to catch it.
  • 9.6 A short ball, Farhaan pulls it towards long on for one more. 74/0 at the halfway stage. 175 on the cards? 74/0
  • 9.5 Comes down the track, is beaten in flight and punches this back to the bowler.
  • 9.4 On middle, helped through mid-wicket for another single.
  • 9.3 Low full toss, driven through long off for one.
  • 9.3 WIDE. Full and well outside off, left alone.
  • 9.2 On off, driven towards long off for a run.
  • 9.1 Full and outside off, eased through the covers for a single.
  • 8.6 Comes down the track but is nowhere near the pitch of the ball. He is gone for all money but the ball hits his pads and lobs towards short third man. A leg bye taken. 69/0
  • 8.5 The wrong 'un, not read by Farhan, looks to defend but is completely deceived, Luckily for him, it bounces over the stumps!
  • 8.4 On middle, punched towards long on for a run.
  • 8.3 Full on middle, Babar looks to flick but gets a leading edge towards the bowler.
  • 8.2 Punches it towards long on for a couple.
  • 8.1 Short and outside off, Azam goes back to cut but gets a bottom edge towards cover.
  • 7.6 The googly, bowled quicker, Babar fails to pick it, plays it off the pitch but manages to get it through point for another single. A better over for Australia - 5 singles from it. 66/0
  • 7.5 The batsman has driven it through mid on. They pick up a single.
  • 7.4 Full on midle, pushed back to the bowler.
  • 7.3 Outside off, punched towards long off for one.
  • 7.2 Quicker through the air, Farhan stays back to flick but is beaten by the away turn. Is lucky to get an outside edge towards short third man. A run stolen.
  • 7.1 Landed on middle, spinning away, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
  • Another change. Adam Zampa is on.
  • 6.6 On middle and leg, played with soft hands through mid-wicket for one more. 61/0
  • 6.5 Comes out again, mistimes his loft but it does not carry to long on. A run taken. The stand is now worth 60 from 41 balls.
  • 6.4 Comes down the track and bunts it back to the bowler.
  • 6.3 Full on middle, Babar comes down the track and flicks it towards short mid-wicket.
  • 6.2 On middle, played through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 6.1 FOUR! The runs keep flowing! Landed outside off, Azam waits for the ball to come to him and dabs it through third man for a boundary!
  • D'Arcy Short to bowl his left-arm chinaman.
  • 5.6 SIX! FEROCIOUS! The slower attempted by Tye but it has been read well and dispatched. A touch short outside off, wide as well, but Farhan pulls it massively over long on! 54/0 is Pakistan's score in the Powerplay! A dominant start. 54/0
  • 5.5 Outside off, back of a length, steered towards third man for one. Moves to 30 from 20 balls.
  • 5.4 Another long hop, comes slowly off the pitch once more. Farhan looks to pull but mistimes it towards mid on. It is in the air but well short of the fielder. A quick run taken.
  • 5.3 On a length outside off, Babar waits for the ball to come to him and dabs it towards third man for a single.
  • 5.2 Dropped short, Azam mistimes his pull towards short mid-wicket.
  • 5.1 Full and outside off, pushed straight to point.
  • Andrew Tye has been summoned.
  • 4.6 Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. 15 from the over! 45/0
  • 4.5 FOUR! The momentum is clearly with Pakistan. Tossed up outside off, Sahibzaada gets down and lofts it inside out over cover. Ends up slicing it but since it is the Powerplay, there is no one in the deep.
  • 4.4 On middle and leg, played straight to short mid-wicket.
  • 4.3 SIX! CREAMED! Full and outside off, Farhan smashes it over mid off and the ball clears the ropes!
  • 4.2 On middle, works it past a diving Glenn Maxwell at short mid-wicket for a single.
  • 4.1 FOUR! Another boundary for Babar! Jumps down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball and lofts it over mid off! Again, not cleanly timed but it is good enough.
  • 3.6 The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total. 30/0
  • 3.5 Short and outside off, cut through point for a couple.
  • 3.4 SIX! Ho ho ho! Shot of a man in form! Coulter-Nile thinks about bowling it short and it costs him. It is outside off and Babar immediately brings out the upper cut. Nathan Lyon thinks he has a chance but the ball has cleared him comfortably.
  • 3.3 Full and wide outside off, slashed down to third man for a run.
  • 3.2 On middle and leg, flicked through deep square leg for a single.
  • 3.1 FOUR! Good shot again. 4th boundary of the innings and third by Azam. Dropped short, outside off, Babar pulls it wide of mid on and gets a boundary.
  • 2.6 On middle and leg, flicked straight to short mid-wicket. 15/0
  • 2.5 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 2.4 Full and outside off, driven straight to mid off.
  • 2.3 Goes back and works it through square leg for a run.
  • 2.2 FOUR! Fine shot again. Babar is the man on the attack. Full and around middle, Azam gets down and slog sweeps it over square leg. Gets more height than distance but there is no one in the deep. It lands and then rolls into the ropes.
  • 2.1 Full on middle and leg, flicked straight to square leg.
  • 1.6 The batsman gets to the pitch of the ball and defends it. 10/0
  • 1.5 Another play and a miss! Similar to the previous one, Sahibzaada is simply not picking the movement.
  • 1.4 Outside off, on a length, Sahibzaada plays inside the line again and misses once more.
  • 1.3 FOUR! Off the edge! On a length outside off, Farhan looks to drive this time. Gets a thick outside edge due to the outswing but it goes past the slip fielder to the third man fence.
  • 1.2 On a length outside off, Farhan looks to play inside the line, aiming a flat-footed drive but misses.
  • 1.1 Full and outside off, driven straight to cover.
  • Nathan Coulter-Nile to bowl from the other end.
  • 0.6 Full and outside off, driven straight to mid off. 6/0
  • 0.5 On middle and leg, flicked straight to short mid-wicket.
  • 0.5 WIDE. Another one down the leg side.
  • 0.4 FOUR! Up and over! Flighted on middle, Azam jumps down the track and hits this over mid on. There is not enough power to clear the ropes but enough to get the ball to at least reach them.
  • 0.3 That's hit the batsman on his pads.
  • 0.2 Comes down the track but is nowhere near the pitch of the ball. Looks to flick but misses and is hit on the thighs.
  • 0.2 WIDE. Down the leg side, spinning down, Babar misses his flick.
  • 0.1 Full on middle, played straight to short mid-wicket.
  • The players are out in the middle. Sahibzaada Farhan and Babar Azam will open for Pakistan. Nathan Lyon to have a go with the new ball straightaway. Babar on strike. Here we go!
  • Nathan Coulter-Nile was seen catching up with Brendan Julian before the start of the game. He says that it will be great if Australia manage a win tonight. On the pitch, he says as a bowler he loves to take wickets but it would have been better had there been bounce. Admits that he has been relying on cutters to get wickets which will be more useful bowling second. Hopes that Australia bat first tonight. On his plan, he says that he likes to bowl with the older ball, so that he can size up the situation.
  • TEAM NEWS - One change for Australia. Nathan Lyon gets a go, in place of the tall Billy Stanlake. For Pakistan, they have left out Fakhar Zaman and Shaheen Afridi. In come Sahibzaada Farhan and Usman Khan.
  • TOSS - Scratch that previous sentence. For the third time in a row, Pakistan will be batting first. This time Sarfraz won the toss.
  • Batting has been the main issue for the Aussies. They have struggled to score off Imad and when he is out of the attack, they have struggled to score off the seamers too. However, if they get a chance to bat first and get around 130-140, it might still be a handful.
  • We are all set for the final match of Australia's UAE tour. It has been a forgettable one for the visitors yet again. They started it well, with a fighting draw in the first Test, but then tapered off in the second while the T20Is have not been their piece of cake at all. How will the final one pan out? Remember, Pakistan have already won the series and Australia will be playing for pride. Hello and a warm welcome to the third and final T20I between Pakistan and Australia in Dubai.

Pakistan Vs Australia Live Score (T20) Ball by Ball Commentary

  • That is all we have for you from this match and tour. Australia go home empty handed while Pakistan continue to be consistent. They however, welcome New Zealand in a couple of days in another series while Australia prepare for South Africa. For now, Sarfraz and co. smile and pose for the cameras as they are handed the 'biscuit-trophy'. We hope you enjoyed all the coverage that was brought to you throughout. Continue being with us for other games. Till then, be safe and do good.
  • Pakistan skipper, Sarfraz Ahmed, starts by crediting the whole team and reckons they outplayed Australia in the whole series. Mentions T20 is not a format where they can relax and they take every game seriously. Appreciates the bowlers for the way they bowled in this series. They would want to carry forward the momentum into the series against New Zealand. Ends by acknowledging Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez for the way they have played.
  • Australia skipper, Aaron Finch, says they had a chance in all three games as any target below 160 is chaseable. Admits they lacked partnerships. Credits Pakistan for their fielding. Mentions the bowling was a positive but their batting in the middle overs against spin is where they have to improve. Ends by saying, the series against Sri Lanka and South Africa is not going to be easy.
  • Man of the Series, Babar Azam says this was his best innings amongst the three as he had to change his game a little today. Adds further he would want to carry forward the form he is in, into the matches coming ahead. Ends by saying the role given to him which is to play throughout suits him and he paces his innings according to the situation.
  • Man of the Match, Shadab Khan, says he bowled good lines and lengths today. Reckons the ball was skidding more tonight and it was griping more in the last game. Adds further he has a gaemplan for every batsman and it came off well today. Ends by saying he is not angry on his teammates for dropping the catches as he himself dropped one, on his own bowling.
  • Australia for once did well at the start but was just not good enough. They kept losing wickets but maintained pace with the scoring rate. They were level with Pakistan after 10 overs but lost 5 more wickets. None of the their batsmen held one end and they were no where in the game. Earlier on, after a good opening partnership Pakistan managed to put on 150 on the board. Stay tuned for the presentation.
  • Another dominant performance from the hosts. This is the first time Pakistan have ever whitewashed Australia in any format in a 3-match series. What a display by the Men in Green and they continue showing-off why they are the no.1 T20I side. Once again, apart from the few dropped catches they were clinical in the field. Shadab Khan was the pick of the bowlers picking up three wickets. Baring Imad, everyone chipped in with the wickets. They didn't allow any partnership to build and kept getting regular breakthroughs.
  • 19.1 OUT! No miracle as Zampa is the last man to be dismissed. The slower ball on off, Zampa makes room and tries to go over covers. He only manage to lob it towards the fielder in that position. Imad Wasim tracks back and takes it. Customary handshakes going on as PAKISTAN WIN BY 33 RUNS!
  • 18.6 A full ball on middle, Lyon hits it down to long on. They run the first one and go for the second. Malik throws it towards the keeper but it hits Lyon. 34 needed in 6 balls. So Australia are still mathematically in it but they need a miracle. 117/9
  • 18.5 Lovely change of length. The last ball was a yorker and this one was a bumper. Lyon is late on the pull.
  • 18.4 Yorker outside off, Lyon swings but misses.
  • 18.3 Slower ball on off, Lyon swings but mistimes it towards deep mid-wicket for a run.
  • 18.2 It's been driven superbly through the covers. They pick up a single.
  • 18.1 FOUR! They need a lot more! Length ball on off, Zampa lofts it over covers. A sloppy effort in the deep by Ashraf who runs to his right but fails to collect it.
  • Nathan Lyon is the last man in.
  • 17.6 OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Another lovely catch by Sarfraz this time. Full and outside off, Tye swings but he gets an inside edge which goes quickly to the left of Sarfraz. He dives and takes it. 108/9
  • 17.5 Another slower bumper outside off, Zampa tries to pull but it goes off the toe-end towards mid-wicket for a run.
  • 17.4 A yorker on middle, Zampa jams it out.
  • 17.3 A slower bouncer outside off, Zampa goes for the pull but missed it.
  • 17.2 The batsman gets an inside edge on that which goes fine down the leg side. One run added to the total.
  • 17.1 On a length and it comes back in late. Tye tries to flick but is beaten by pace. The ball hits him on the pads. A muted appeal but not given.
  • Hasan Ali is back on.
  • 16.6 Short ball on middle, pulled through square leg for a run. 106/8
  • 16.5 Short ball on off, hit towards long off for one. Australia need more than just singles.
  • 16.4 Just a single. Pushed once again to that region.
  • 16.3 Leg spinner outside off, punched through cover-point for one.
  • 16.2 Pushed to the cover region by the batsman.
  • 16.1 DROPPED! Faheem Ashraf the culprit. Should have taken that. Leg spinner outside off, Tye swings and chip it to deep point. Ashraf gets under it but fails to hold on to it. They cross.
  • 15.6 The batsman gets an inside edge and the ball hits him on the pads. The batsmen have run through for a single. 101/8
  • 15.5 A swing and a miss! Outside off, Tye swings but connects with thin air.
  • 15.4 A yorker on off, Zampa jams it out towards covers for a run.
  • 15.3 Back of a length on off, guided to point.
  • Adam Zampa walks out next.
  • 15.2 OUT! Second run out! The highest scorer for Australia in this series is walking back. A big mix-up. A yorker outside off, Nathan jams it out towards point. He sets off for a run. His partner obliges but then sends him back from the point of no return. Shadab does the smart thing as he runs to the stumps at the striker's end and then breaks it.
  • Andrew Tye strides out to the middle.
  • 15.1 OUT! What a catch by Shoaib Malik. Catch no. 45 in T20Is and it is one he won't forget soon. He is one of the best fielders in the Pakistan team and he is living up to that reputation. A short ball on the body of Short. He flat-bats it towards wide long on. Malik from long on runs to his left and takes a tumbling catch. The last recognized batsman is walking back and now once can surely say, GAME. SET AND MATCH.
  • Usman Khan into another spell.
  • 14.6 A single to end as Short works it through square leg. 52 in 30. 99/6
  • 14.5 FOUR! Much, much-needed boundary. The sweep shot comes out. It is hit in the gap in the mid-wicket region. The fielder in the deep dives but his effort goes in vain.
  • 14.4 The googly on off, Short keeps it out.
  • Nathan Coulter-Nile is the new man in.
  • 14.3 OUT! Marsh walks back and probably he takes back with him Australia's hopes of chasing this down. Shadab Khan gets his third. Excellent bowling. He knew Marsh would use his feet so he bowls it short and also on his body, cramping him for room. Marsh chips it down towards long on. The shot has enough power that it carries towards the fielder at long on. Malik there runs in and takes a decent catch.
  • 14.2 Shadab tosses it above the eye line but the length is very full, Marsh tries to get under it but fails to do so but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
  • 14.1 Tosses it up outside off, Short hits it down to long off for a run.
  • 14.1 A false start for him as he fires it full outside off, wided.
  • Shadab Khan is back on.
  • 13.6 A dot to end! 2 runs from the over! Short and outside off, Marsh guides it to point. 59 from the last 6. The run rate is now almost touching 10. 92/5
  • 13.5 Another dot! Short and outside off, it is the slower one. Marsh tries to drag his pull but he gets a bottom edge onto the ground.
  • 13.4 Goes short this time, Short pulls it to deep square leg for a run. Singles won't hurt Pakistan at the moment, especially after two dots.
  • 13.3 Another off cutter, it grips and turns away after pitching. Short tries to flick it but gets a leading edge to point.
  • 13.2 BEAUTY! Just how do you play those? An off cutter outside leg, it pitches and then turns away. Short tries to work it on the leg side but is beaten comprehensively.
  • 13.1 On a length around off, Marsh strokes it towards mid off for a run.
  • Hasan Ali is back on.
  • 12.6 A dot to end the over! Short guides it to point. So despite it going for a biggie, it has gone for only 9. 61 needed in 7 overs. Mitchell Marsh holds the key. 90/5
  • 12.5 The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot. They pick up a single.
  • 12.4 Uses his feet again but Hafeez smartly fires it wide outside off, Marsh puts bat on it and hits it to covers.
  • 12.3 SIX! The plan is clear, Marsh will take on Hafeez as it is easier for him with the ball turning back into him. Steps down the track and hits it straight back over the bowler's head for a biggie.
  • 12.2 Nice shot! Shorter in length, Short pushes it through covers and gives the strike over to Marsh.
  • 12.1 Marsh comes down the track and Hafeez sees that. He bowls it short and MM hits it down to long on for a run.
  • Mohammad Hafeez is back on.
  • 11.6 Just behind a length again on middle, Marsh strokes it down to long on for a single. A tight over from Khan, following up the good work by Shadab in the previous over. 81/5
  • 11.5 Takes the single now as he works it to long on.
  • 11.4 Slightly fuller in length on off, Short pushes it to covers. Two dots, pressure is building with each dot ball.
  • 11.3 Works it with the angle to the man at mid-wicket.
  • 11.2 A short ball on middle, Marsh pulls it hard through square leg for a run.
  • 11.1 Good length on off, Marsh keeps it out.
  • 10.6 Eased through mid on for a run. End of another successful over for Pakistan. 78/5
  • 10.5 The batsman has played it to the point region. They pick up a single.
  • 10.4 DROPPED! A tough chance but the standards Shadab sets for himself in the field, you expect him to take it. Tosses it up around middle, Short smashes it back towards the bowler. Shadab sticks his hands out but fails to hang on to it. Can Short make Pakistan pay?
  • 10.3 A half-tracker on middle, Marsh pulls it all along the ground towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
  • 10.2 Flatter and outside off, Marsh finds point with the cut shot.
  • D'Arcy Short is the next man in.
  • 10.1 OUT! Maxwell holes out! He has literally thrown it away. Just reckless from him and Australia now have half the side back in the hut. Shadab once again strikes on the very first ball of his new spell. It is tossed up around off, Maxwell tries to clear long on but due to the turn away, the ball hits the toe end and lobs towards long on. Malik there takes an easy catch. Glenn walks back disappointed and rightly so, do not expect a player with the experience he has to play that shot. Australia in big trouble now. 76 more needed in 59 balls.
  • Shadab Khan is back into the attack.
  • 9.6 Good running. Plays this away from the extra cover fielder and takes the first one hard which enables them to come back for the second. After 10 overs, Australia are 75/4 and still need 76 runs from the last 10. 75/4
  • 9.5 Length ball on off, played with a open bat face through cover-point for a couple of runs. Hasan with not the best of efforts on the outfield.
  • 9.4 Excellent from Usman. 3 dots in a row. Length on that fourth stumps, driven to mid off. They thought of the run but decide against it.
  • 9.3 Another good ball. Nice and straight. Good comeback after the no-ball. Length ball on middle and leg. Played with a straight bat.
  • 9.2 Length ball on off, driven to mid off.
  • 9.1 Good ball. Yorker on middle and leg, Marsh squirts it through mid-wicket for a brace.
  • 9.1 NO BALL! Not the best of starts. Oversteps in line of the stumps, Maxwell taps it to the off side for one. Free Hit coming up. Marsh on strike.
  • Usman Khan to bowl his first over.
  • 8.6 Bowls this down leg, flicked to short fine leg. The take the run but the umpire signals a leg bye. Australia need 84 runs in 66 balls. 67/4
  • 8.5 Takes the pace off this one around off, driven to extra cover for one.
  • 8.4 Quicker one on the off pole, cut to backward point.
  • 8.3 Full and on off, chipped over covers for just a run.
  • 8.2 Darts this quick on middle and leg, Maxwell looks to play it to the on side but his bottom hand comes off. Gets hit on his pads.
  • 8.1 NOT OUT! And that is why! Maxwell has his foot inside. This is tossed up around off, it pitches and turns away. Beats the outside edge of Maxwell who plays for the turn. Sarfraz quickly whips the bails and appeals. The umpire takes it upstairs but GM is in.
  • A stumping appeal against Maxwell has been taken upstairs. The Pakistan players do not look confident though.
  • 7.6 Leg spinner outside off, cut past backward point for a single. 64/4
  • 7.5 The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • Mitchell Marsh is the new man in.
  • 7.4 OUT! 3 run outs in 3 games for Ben McDermott. Oh dear! He won't be pleased. Leg spinner on off, Ben plays it with soft hands towards covers and sets off for a run. Maxwell responds and suddenly sends his partner back. McDermott has given up as he is half-way down. Babar there gives it to Sarfraz who takes off the bails. Pakistan are in celebrations.
  • 7.3 Short ball outside off, Maxwell cuts it through cover-point for one.
  • 7.2 Short ball outside off, pulled through mid-wicket for one.
  • Glenn Maxwell is the new man in.
  • 7.1 OUT! Shadab strikes first ball! The change has done the trick. Loopy ball outside off, Lynn gets low to sweep but is not in control of it. Takes his top edge and flies to cow corner where Faheem makes no mistake. Still 91 more runs needed.
  • Shadab Khan is into the attack.
  • 6.6 Lynn has driven it through mid off. One run added to the total. 60/2
  • 6.5 The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball to the on side. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 6.4 FOUR! Great shot. Ben showing what he is worth. Another off spinner outside off, he reverse sweeps it fine towards third man for a boundary. Smart cricket.
  • 6.3 Off spinner outside off, Ben fails to put bat on ball.
  • 6.2 Hit back to the bowler.
  • 6.1 DROPPED! The catching has not improved for the Men in Green. Floated ball on middle, Lynn sweeps it towards deep square leg. Hasan comes running in, gets to the ball but puts it down. They cross.
  • 5.6 Outside off, cut to point. After the Powerplay Australia are 53/2. 53/2
  • 5.5 SIX! Flat! Length ball on middle and off, Ben stays inside the crease and slogs it over mid-wicket for half a dozen. The 50 comes up for the visitors.
  • 5.4 The batsman has driven it straight down the ground.
  • 5.3 FOUR! Short-arm jab from Ben and he gets a boundary for it. Short ball from Hasan, McDermott goes back and pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
  • 5.2 Outside off, played to the point region by BM.
  • 5.1 Length ball outside off, punched to the off side.
  • Hasan Ali to bowl.
  • 4.6 Given air on leg, flicked to mid-wicket. No run taken. 43/2
  • 4.5 CL flicks it away with a wristy shot to square leg.
  • 4.4 On drive through mid on by the batsman. They pick up a single.
  • 4.3 Errs down leg, Ben helps it on it's way down to fine leg. Two runs added to the total.
  • 4.2 Punched off the back foot by the batsman. They pick up a single.
  • 4.1 Tossed up ball on off, swept through mid-wicket. A good stop to prevent any run.
  • Imad Wasim is brought back into the attack.
  • 3.6 Length on off, played to the off side. Australia need 112 runs in 96 balls. 39/2
  • 3.5 Short and wide outside off, Lynn cuts it through backward point. No boundary but will take 3.
  • 3.4 FOUR! Goes for the big shot and gets a boundary. Don't know if he wanted it to go there, but he will take it. Length ball on middle and leg, Lynn swings hard. He gets it off the inner half towards deep square leg for a boundary.
  • 3.3 Strays down leg, Ben misses his flick and gets hit on the thigh pad. The ball goes to the on side where they cross.
  • 3.2 Similar line and length, Ben stays inside and hits it to cover-point.
  • 3.1 Back of a length ball outside off, pushed to covers.
  • 2.6 FOUR! Boundary to end the over. A bit short from Hafeez outside off, Lynn cuts it through extra cover for a boundary. The fielder chases it but only comes second best. 31/2
  • 2.5 The batsman plays the square cut and finds the fielder.
  • 2.4 Full in line of the stumps, Lynn milks it to the vacant mid-wicket region for another run.
  • 2.3 Back of a length ball outside off, punched through mid off to rotate strike.
  • 2.2 Full on leg, turned through mid-wicket for one.
  • Ben McDermott walks out to the middle. He has been promoted up the order.
  • 2.1 OUT! Another one bites the dust. Two wickets in two overs. And Australia continue losing early wickets. Hafeez darts this on middle and off, Carey closes the bat face early and gets a leading edge towards mid-wicket. Faheem there takes the simplest of catches. The dangerous Carey departs.
  • Mohammad Hafeez is into the attack.
  • 1.6 Lynn has driven that ball straight back. 24/1
  • Chris Lynn is the new man in.
  • 1.5 OUT! Soft dismissal. Length ball on middle and off, Finch looks to loft this but hits it straight to mid on. Hafeez moves a little to his left and takes a good catch. Not sure if this shot was needed from the Australian skipper. He could have played himself in given that Carey was going for it at the other end. Nevertheless, a much-needed wicket for Pakistan.
  • 1.4 Two Leg byes! Back of a length ball on leg, Finch gives room to hit the ball but misses it. The ball rolls towards third man and the batsmen take two. A direct hit would have been interested.
  • 1.3 Leg bye! Angles this into Carey, the batsman misses his flick and gets hit on the thigh pad. They steal a leg bye as the ball rolls to the on side.
  • 1.2 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 1.1 Fuller in length, Finch plays it to the leg side for his first run.
  • Faheem Ashraf will share the new ball.
  • 0.6 Pays respect. Hits it back to the bowler. 20 off the first over. Great start for Australia. 20/0
  • 0.5 FOUR! Carey is taking on Imad. He didn't go for a boundary in the last match and now goes for 20 runs from his first 5 balls. Waits for this ball and sweeps it fine towards the deep backward square leg region for a boundary.
  • 0.4 SIX! Back-to-back sixes for Carey. He loses his balance but still manages to hit it all the way. Drags this slog from outside off, and it sails over the long on region for another maximum.
  • 0.3 SIX! HUGE! What a hit! Short ball on middle and leg, Carey rocks back and pulls it over mid-wicket for a 82-meter hit.
  • 0.2 FOUR! Smart cricket. Gets into position early, sees the ball going away from him and then reverse sweeps it fine to the third man leg boundary.
  • 0.1 Darts this in line of the stumps, Carey plays it with a straight bat.
  • We are back for the run chase. Change in the batting order for Australia. Aaron Finch and Alex Carey have walked out to the middle. Imad Wasim to open the bowling for Pakistan.

Pakistan Vs Australia Live Score (T20) Ball by Ball Commentary






Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4027 115
2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 4366 104
5 Australia 3270 99
6 Sri Lanka 3795 95
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
6 Pakistan 5019 98
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7748 277
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4720 262
4 India 8620 261
5 Australia 5471 261
6 New Zealand 4784 252