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Pakistan Vs Australia Live Score (ODI)

1st ODI | 22 March, 2019 | Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah

281 / 2 Overs49.0 R/R5.73 Fours17 Sixes6 Extras20

Match Status: Match Ended

Match Result: Australia beat Pakistan by 8 wickets

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Shaun Marsh 91 102 4 2
Peter Handscomb 30 27 2 0
  • That's all from this match. Sharjah will host the second ODI as well. The match is on 24th March at 0300 local (1100 GMT). Do join us for all the action. Cheers!
  • Australia's skipper and the Man of the Match, Aaron Finch says that it was a daunting total but he feels the pitch played pretty well in the second innings. Praises Shaun Marsh for partnering him well and taking the pressure off him. Wants his side to do the process right and reckons that there is still room for improvement. Further mentions that they have taken all the criticism positively and have worked on their game.
  • Pakistan's skipper, Shoaib Malik says that the early strike was missing from them. Feels that 280 was a good score but he reckons that the way Finch and Marsh batted, they controlled the innings well and took it deep for the other batsmen to take over. Adds that he is disappointed but thinks they can improve. On Haris Sohail, Malik says that coming from an injury break and playing so well, it shows he has got the right kind of temperament and it's a great sign for Pakistan.
  • Pakistan's bowling was pretty ordinary. Right from the beginning they failed to create any pressure. Their spinners were supposed to pose big threat to the Aussie batsmen on this surface but that never happened. Imad Wasim and Yasir Shah didn't turn up with the ball as they were countered superbly by Finch and Marsh. Nothing much to write about their pacers. Mohammad Abbas bowled decently in his debut match but never looked threatening. To add to that, their fielding was also sloppy. Earlier in their batting innings, they fared nicely but lacked the desired push in the end overs. The kind of power-hitting that's required in today's cricket was certainly lacking and they have to work on this aspect as well.
  • Chasing a target of 281 on this tricky surface was never easy. But the way their openers batted and then the experienced heads of Aaron Finch and Shaun Marsh, they never looked under any kind of pressure. The Aussie skipper seems to be finding his form at the right time as he stroked a fine century. Shaun also looked very impressive in his unbeaten knock of 91 and stayed there till the end to see the Aussies home along with Peter Handscomb.
  • Pakistan are beaten comprehensively. Australia have pulled out the second best run chase in Sharjah. The twin series win in India have given the defending champion a big boost. Their batting has improved by leaps and bounds. Putting in a neat chase is developing into a good habit for them. With four wins in a row now, they are peaking at the right time before the mega event.
  • 48.6AUSTRALIA WIN BY 8 WICKETS! Amir delivers it full, on middle and leg, Marsh flicks it through mid-wicket and rushes back for the second run. The throw from the deep comes to the bowler's end but misses the stumps by a fair margin. That will be it, a very convincing win for Australia to take a series lead.
  • 48.5EDGY FOUR! Slower bouncer from Amir, around middle, Marsh opens up in his stance to pull it over the leg side but it takes the top edge and flies over the keeper for a boundary. Two more needed.
  • 48.4Shortish in length outside off, slower in pace, Handscomb smashes it towards extra cover and scampers across to the other end. The fielder has a shy at the bowler's end but misses.
  • 48.3A dipping full toss around leg, Marsh clips it through mid-wicket and runs the first run hard. Wants the second run as well but Malik is quickly to the ball in the deep.
  • 48.2Too full in length just outside off, Handscomb moves across the stumps and eases it behind square leg for a run.
  • 48.1Short in length and outside off, Marsh is early into his shot and hence mistimes it in the air over mid off. It falls safely in the deep and a single results.
  • Mohammad Amir to bowl the penultimate over which very well could be the last one.
  • 47.6Full toss on leg, Shaun fails to put it away. He swings his bat across the line but hits it as far as the mid-wicket fielder in the deep. A single taken. 10 more needed. 271/2
  • 47.5Ashraf keeps it straight, Peter punches it to extra cover for one.
  • Fine leg and third man up. The line has to be very straight from Faheem Ashraf.
  • 47.4Makes space to a full ball on off and drills it down to long off for a run. 12 off 14 needed.
  • 47.4Wide! Slips a full ball down the leg side, Shaun tries flicking but misses. The keeper collects the ball and is shocked that it has been called a wide. Was there some noise of the ball clipping Marsh's pads? Well, the replays find nothing.
  • 47.3Once again follows the batsman and serves a full toss this time, Peter drives it through covers and picks up a single.
  • 47.2Follows the batsman down the leg side with a shortish length ball, Handscomb still manages to work it through mid-wicket. Has played it with soft hands and hence gets a couple.
  • 47.1Too full in length on leg, Marsh whips it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
  • 46.6A slower one, short and on off, Peter cuts it pretty well but finds the point fielder. 18 off 18! 263/2
  • 46.5Fuller in length and outside off, Handscomb heaves it over mid-wicket and collects another couple of runs.
  • 46.4Serves it on a length around off, Handscomb shuffles across the stumps and turns it in front of square leg for a couple of runs.
  • 46.3Advances down the track to a length ball and drives it through the line. Finds the cover fielder this time.
  • 46.2Good length ball on off, Peter pushes it softly to point and looks for a run. Sent back as it has gone straight to the fielder.
  • 46.1Fullish and angling in on middle, it's eased straight down the ground and by the time Yasir Shah gets to the ball from long on, the batsmen complete a couple.
  • 45.6Once again a good length ball on middle. Handscomb looks to play it straight but it goes to third man off the inner half of his bat for a single. 24 required off 24 now. 257/2
  • 45.5Full length ball on off, Marsh plays it towards long on and gets to the other end.
  • 45.4Slower delivery. It is a bit short in length. Handscomb looks to pull it but misses. He steals a leg bye as the ball goes towards the backward point region after hitting him on his body.
  • 45.3FOUR! A very well timed shot from Handscomb. Good length delivery outside off. Peter hits it over cover with a flat bat for a boundary.
  • 45.2Back of a length delivery on off, Marsh pulls it to deep square leg and gets a single. 250 comes up for Australia with that run.
  • 45.1Full length ball on middle, Handscomb milks it to long on and rotates the strike.
  • 44.6Full on middle, Peter nudges it to long on and keeps the strike. 33 required off the last 5. 248/2
  • 44.5Good length delivery outside off, Handscomb hits it wide of deep cover and gets a brace.
  • 44.4Length ball outside off, Shaun punches it to deep cover for a single.
  • 44.3On middle and leg, Marsh flicks it to mid-wicket.
  • 44.2Length ball outside off, Peter slaps it on the off side for a single.
  • 44.1Dropped! That would have been a great caught and bowled had it got stuck. Good length delivery on middle, Handscomb drives it straight. It is uppish. Abbas in his followthrough gets his left hand to it but the ball does not stick in and pops out. Difficult chance but still a chance.
  • 43.6Short of length again by Ashraf and Peter pulls it to mid-wicket for a single. 243/2
  • 43.5Full on off, defended watchfully.
  • 43.4A length ball on off, Handscomb keeps it away.
  • 43.3A back of length delivery on off, Peter picks a double by striking the ball towards the sweeper cover region.
  • 43.2FOUR! A short delivery on off, Handscomb pulls it from his front foot towards the mid-wicket region. The ball touches the boundary ropes. One shouldn't be bowling short on this wicket, as it is giving ample time to the batsman to gather himself and play safe.
  • 43.1A length delivery on off, Handscomb just keeps it away.
  • Faheem Ashraf is back into the attack.
  • 42.6Full on off, Marsh plays it straight to the fielder at point. End of a very good over from Abbas. Just two runs and a wicket. 236/2
  • 42.5In the air..but safe. Not the best way to get off the mark, this. Length delivery around off. Handscomb looks to play it across the line. He plays a very awkward looking shot and gets a leading edge which goes uppishly towards cover. It falls short of the cover fielder and they take a single.
  • 42.4Good length delivery on off, Handscomb pushes it to the fielder at cover.
  • Peter Handscomb is the new batsman.
  • 42.3OUT! Finally, Pakistan break this partnership and the debutant gets his first wicket in ODI. An excellent knock from the Australian skipper comes to an end. Good length delivery on middle, Finch makes room by clearing his front leg. He tries to go over covers but gets a thick edge onto it. The ball goes straight to Mohammad Rizwan who makes no mistake and takes a regulation catch. Can this be the turning point in this game?
  • 42.2On middle and leg, Marsh flicks it to the leg side for a single.
  • Mohammad Abbas is back for another spell.
  • 42.1Good length delivery outside off, Marsh looks to flat bat it to the off side but gets a bottom edge. It goes to the keeper on a bounce.
  • 41.6Marsh nudges this to the mid-wicket region. One run added to the total. 234/1
  • 41.5A fuller delivery, Finch drives it to mid on for a single.
  • 41.4A back of a length on off, Finch rocks back and tries to cut but gets an inside edge onto the ground. Dot ball.
  • 41.3A quicker one this time by Shah outside off, Marsh plays a late cut and adds another single to scoreboard.
  • 41.2DROPPED! A sitter. A back of a length delivery on off, Finch rocks back and lifts it high towards the long off boundary. Imad Wasim there settles himself under the ball but drops a sitter. Mickey Arthur in the pavilion just shakes his head in agony.
  • 41.1A tossed up delivery around off, Marsh steps down and gets to the pitch of the delivery and lifts it above mid on, and takes a single before Imad cuts it off.
  • 40.6Back of a length delivery on off, Marsh pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a run. He will keep the strike. 229/1
  • 40.5Quick single this time. Good length delivery on off, Finch hits it wide of mid off and gets to the other end.
  • 40.4Full length delivery on off, Finch hits it straight to the fielder at mid off.
  • 40.3Slower delivery outside off. Finch looks to pull it but gets beaten.
  • 40.2Back of a length delivery, Finch blocks it off his back foot.
  • 40.1SIX! Welcome back into the attack, Amir. Full length delivery on middle. Finch uses his power and sends it over the mid-wicket fence for a maximum.
  • Powerplay 3 signalled by the umpire. 5 fielders can now be placed outside the 30-yard circle till the end of the match. Also Mohammad Amir is back into the attack.
  • 39.6A back of a length delivery on off, Finch, on the back foot, punches it to long off for single. 221/1
  • 39.5A tossed up delivery on leg, Marsh tucks it to mid-wicket for another single.
  • 39.4A back of a length delivery on off, Finch punches it to sweeper cover. Single added.
  • 39.3A short delivery outside off, Finch plays it straight to covers.
  • 39.2A length delivery on leg, Marsh flicks it to mid-wicket for a single.
  • 39.1A tossed up delivery on off, Finch throws his bat on that while playing a drive. The ball goes to third man and Aaron takes a single.
  • 38.6On middle and leg, Finch flicks it to the on side for a single to keep the strike. 216/1
  • 38.5Tossed up on off, Marsh plays it towards point for a single.
  • 38.4On the pads. Finch follows the maximum with a single down to fine leg.
  • 38.3SIX! 12th ODI hundred for Aaron Finch and what a way to get to the landmark. He has looked mightily impressive and has looked like a man on a mission right from the start of the innings. He gets to his century by depositing this flighted delivery onto the stands behind cow corner for a biggie.
  • 38.2Shorter in length. It is in an off spinner from Malik. Finch tucks it to mid-wicket.
  • 38.1Starts with a full length delivery on middle, Marsh milks it to long on for a single.
  • Shoaib Malik introduces himself into the attack. Can the skipper get the breakthrough?
  • 37.6Dot ball to end the over. Short of length on off, Finch just puts it away. 206/1
  • 37.5Marsh gets to the pitch of the ball and connects. One run added to the total.
  • 37.4SIX! Marsh is playing intelligent cricket. A nice tossed up delivery on middle and leg by Shah, Shaun dances down the track and gives a good swing and lofts it above the long on region. The ball settles itself on the roof.
  • 37.3Shah gives some air on that, pitching it middle, Finch lofts it towards the mid on region. Falls short of the long on fielder. Single taken.
  • 37.2A short delivery outside off, Finch cuts it straight to covers.
  • 37.1A tossed up delivery on leg, Marsh nudges it on leg side for another run.
  • Yasir Shah back into the attack.
  • 36.6Dot ball to finish off the over. It is on the pads, Finch glances it down the leg side but straight to short fine leg. Imad Wasim finishes with the figures of 10-1-50-0. 197/1
  • 36.6WIDE! Wasim misses his line and sprays this down the leg side. Aaron offers no shot and it has been signalled as a wide.
  • 36.5Loopy delivery on off, Marsh drives it to deep cover and rotates the strike.
  • 36.4On the pads this time, Finch runs it down to fine leg and takes a single.
  • 36.3Tossed up on middle and leg, Finch defends it to mid on.
  • 36.2On the pads this time, Marsh flicks it to square leg for a single.
  • 36.1Flighted on off, Shaun taps it back to the bowler.
  • 35.6Full ball outside off, Marsh runs it down to third man and keeps the strike. 193/1
  • 35.5Handsome flick but only for a couple. Full on middle, Marsh flicks it wide of deep mid-wicket and gets a couple.
  • 35.4Good length delivery on middle and leg, Marsh defends it with a straight bat.
  • 35.3On the pads this one. Finch looks to flick it but it goes towards the fine leg region off his front pad. Leg bye signalled as they steal a single.
  • 35.2Fuller this time on middle, Finch taps it back to the bowler.
  • 35.1Good length delivery pitching on off. It comes in with the angle. Marsh works it towards mid-wicket for a single.
  • 34.6A fuller length on leg and middle, Marsh plays it to mid on for another single. 188/1
  • 34.5A quicker one around off, Marsh taps it to short third man. No run.
  • 34.4FOUR! A flighted delivery on off, Marsh plants his front foot at the pitch of the delivery and plays a beautiful cover drive. The ball touches the boundary ropes in no time. And that brings up FIFTY for Marsh, his 14th in ODIs. Shaun is playing a top knock, he is stealing singles and keeping the scoreboard ticking over. He has played some glorious drives in his innings. Looking positive and will aim for the three figures.
  • 34.4Drifting down the leg side, Rizwan fails to gather it behind the stumps, and gives away another run. Wide signaled by the umpire as well.
  • 34.3Wasim offers some air on this deliver, pitching on leg. Marsh drives it to mid on for a single.
  • 34.2Imad bowls this a bit shorter in length and outside off, Finch punches this to sweeper cover for a single.
  • 34.1Length delivery on middle, angling in. Finch punches it back to the bowler.
  • Drinks Break - Australia well on top here. They have lost just a single wicket and require another 102 runs off 96 balls. These two have not taken many risks but still, have managed to squeeze in singles and hit odd boundaries at regular intervals. Needless to say, only wickets can see Pakistan win this one and they need to get them soon now.
  • 33.6Good length delivery outside off, Marsh drives it wide of deep cover and gathers two runs. 179/1
  • 33.5SIX! This has come out of the blue. After playing out a maiden over in the previous one, Marsh has taken charge of this one and sent it over the ropes. It was full on middle and off, Shaun lofts it over the long on fence for a maximum.
  • 33.4Good length ball on off, Finch plays it wide of cover for a single. Pakistan need to stop these easy singles.
  • 33.3Full length ball on middle, Marsh flicks it away towards deep square leg for a run.
  • 33.2Yorker. On middle and off, Finch does well to get his bat down in time. The ball goes towards point and they take a single.
  • 33.1Good length delivery around off, Finch pushes it to mid off and shouts a loud no.
  • Mohammad Amir replaces Yasir Shah.
  • 32.6A maiden over. Wasim bowls this quick and short of a length on middle. Marsh hits it back to the bowler from his back foot. Top bowling by Imad Wasim. 168/1
  • 32.5A back of a length delivery on leg, Marsh just tucks it to mid-wicket. Another dot ball in the over.
  • 32.4A fuller length on off, Marsh plays it straight to the covers fielder.
  • 32.3A back of a length, Marsh waits for it on his back foot and blocks it.
  • 32.2A flatter delivery on middle, Marsh uses his wrists but gets an inside edge and the ball hits his pads. Dot ball.
  • 32.1Marsh is beaten. Imad bowls this outside off at short length, he slides it in for Shaun. Marsh fails to put his bat on the ball.
  • Imad Wasim is back into the attack. Pakistan need to pick at least a wicket here.
  • 31.6On middle and leg again, Finch tucks it towards mid-wicket. Marsh asks for a single but Finch refuses it. 168/1
  • 31.5On middle and leg, Marsh flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
  • 31.4Shorter in length, Finch gets on his back foot and punches it to covers for a single.
  • 31.3On the pads, Shaun flicks it to the on side for a single.
  • 31.2Flighted on middle. The ball pitches and slightly comes in after pitching. Marsh looks to defend but gets an inside edge. The ball goes towards short fine leg.
  • 31.1Shorter delivery on off, Finch hits it to deep cover and takes a single.
  • 30.6And that brings up the 100-run stand between the pair. A back of length delivery on off, Finch just waits for it and then punches it to the vacant deep extra cover region with timing. The batsmen complete three before the sweeper cover fielder cuts it off. This is a crucial partnership for the Aussies. Both the batsmen took sharp singles and have a solid communication between them. This pair has solidly laid a strong foundation for the run chase. 164/1
  • 30.5Short-pitch delivery on off, Marsh gets a bottom edge. The ball goes to third man for a single.
  • 30.4A back of a length delivery on leg, Finch flicks it to mid-wicket for another single.
  • 30.3Length delivery on leg, Marsh works it down to leg and grabs a single.
  • 30.2Ohh! That was close. A short delivery around middle, Shaun decides to open his arms and attempts a pull. Gets beaten with the pace as the ball just skids on. The ball misses the bat and also the top of the off stump. That was close.
  • 30.1Faheem bowls this back of a length around leg, Marsh just blocks it.
  • 29.6On the pads, Marsh tucks it towards mid-wicket and keeps the strike. 158/1
  • 29.5On middle and leg, Finch flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
  • 29.4Leg spinner on middle, Finch looks to defend it but it goes to point off the outer half of his bat.
  • 29.3Loopy delivery on middle and leg, Marsh lofts it over mid on towards long on for a single.
  • 29.2Flighted on off, Finch defends it with soft hands towards cover for a single.
  • 29.1Dropped. Well it is a harsh way to put it that way actually. Tossed up delivery on off, Finch hits it with brute power straight back. Yasir tries to catch it but gets hit on the chest. He is in some pain and understandably so. Finch strikes them really hard and these catches are really hard to take. But it will still go as dropped.
  • 28.6A back of a length delivery on off, Marsh defends it from his back foot. 154/1
  • 28.5FOUR! A beautiful shot. Half-volley outside off, Finch just leans forward and plays a text-book cover drive. The fielder inside the ring misfields it and the ball touches the boundary ropes behind him.
  • 28.4A length delivery on leg, Marsh juts keeps it away.
  • 28.3150 up for the Aussies. Finch flicks this full length delivery towards the mid-wicket region for a single.
  • 28.2A full length delivery on off, Marsh just taps it to mid on for another single.
  • 28.1A back of a length delivery outside off, Marsh fails to put his bat on that.
  • 27.6Dot ball to finish the over. Once again short from Yasir, Finch hits it straight to mid on. 148/1
  • 27.5Short outside off, Aaron punches it straight to cover.
  • 27.4On the leg side, Finch looks to sweep it but misses. The ball was going down the leg side.
  • 27.3FOUR! Beautiful shot! It is such a joy to watch Finch bat when he is on song. Overpitched by Yasir, Aaron clears his front foot and whacks it through long on for a boundary.
  • 27.2Good batting this follows the boundary with a single. Flighted on middle and leg, Marsh comes down and nudges it to long on.
  • 27.1FOUR! First boundary for Marsh and what a shot this is. Shorter delivery on middle, Marsh waits for it and pulls it between mid-wicket and long on for a boundary.
  • 26.6Abbas bowls this down the leg side. Marsh tries to flick it but gets hit on his thigh pad. Completes a single. The umpire signals a leg bye. 139/1
  • 26.5A short pitch delivery outside off, Finch cuts it deep to covers and adds another single.
  • 26.4That is just brilliant batting by Marsh. He just taps this full length delivery towards mid on and adds another single. Shaun is just challenging the in-ring fielders by stealing those cheeky singles.
  • 26.3A back of a length delivery, Finch plays it late and lets the ball come at him. Under his eyes, he plays a flick to mid-wicket for a single.
  • 26.2A full length delivery on middle, Marsh just dabs it to mid on and takes a quick single.
  • 26.1Lovely delivery! A length delivery on off, and shaping away. Tempting Marsh to go for it. Almost falls for the trap attempting to put the bat on the ball. The ball just misses the outside edge.
  • 25.6Shorter delivery outside off, Finch looks to cut it but gets an inside edge onto his boot. 134/1
  • 25.5Shorter deliver on middle and off, Shaun plays it to long on and rotates the strike.
  • 25.4This time gets it wide of the cover fielder and gets a single.
  • 25.3Tossed up delivery on off, Finch pushes it straight to the fielder at cover.
  • 25.2SIX! This time Finch gets his timing to perfection. A top spinner around off. Finch effortlessly heaves it over the bowler's head and deposits it into the stands at long on.
  • 25.1In the air...but safe. Flighted delivery, full in length. Finch looks to loft it over cover. He does not time it well but the ball falls short of the fielder in the deep. Two runs taken.
  • 24.6Good length delivery on middle and leg, Finch flicks it but gets it off his pads. Leg bye signalled and Finch keeps the strike. 124/1
  • 24.5Back of a length on off, Finch plays it to mid off.
  • 24.4On the pads this. Marsh flicks it to fine leg for a run.
  • 24.3Back of a length delivery on middle, Finch glances it to deep square leg for a run.
  • 24.2Length ball on middle. This time Aaron flicks it to the fielder at mid-wicket.
  • 24.1Good length delivery on middle, Finch hits it straight to mid off.
  • Mohammad Abbas is back into the attack.
  • 23.6Shah is bowling some quicker ones to Finch. Sprays it down his legs, Aaron flicks it to mid-wicket for another single. 121/1
  • 23.5Back of a length by Shah, Marsh flick it to mid-wicket for a single.
  • 23.4A loopy delivery on leg, Marsh just keeps it away using his wrists.
  • 23.3A back of length delivery. Finch punches it for a single.
  • 23.2A quicker one in the air. Finch defends it from the front foot.
  • 23.1Seeing Marsh coming down the track, Shah pulls his length back and serves it around leg. Marsh fails to work it away and it goes off his pads to short fine leg. A leg bye is taken.
  • 22.6Ends the over with another dot ball. This is on a length on off, Aaron taps it back to the bowler. 117/1
  • 22.5Follows the boundary with a dot. Good length delivery on off, Finch pushes it to the fielder at point.
  • 22.4FOUR! Easy pickings this for Finch. Length delivery on the pads, Finch just gently helps it around the corner at fine leg for a boundary. Commentator's curse this. He has missed his line after the second ball.
  • 22.3Misses the line this time and bowls it on the leg side. Marsh looks to flick it but it goes off his pad towards the fine leg region for a leg bye.
  • 22.2Good length delivery on off, Marsh blocks it off his front foot. Good ploy this from Amir. Attacking the stumps.
  • 22.1Fuller on middle and off, Marsh tucks it to the fielder at mid-wicket.
  • 21.6A fuller length delivery on off, Marsh dances down the track and just taps it to mid off and adds a single to the score. That was a quick single. Good awareness from the batsmen. 112/1
  • 21.5A flighted delivery on leg, Marsh keeps it away.
  • 21.4Back of length delivery on middle, Finch flicks it to mid-wicket for single.
  • 21.3A good flighted delivery on leg, Marsh steps out of his crease and flicks it to long on for a single.
  • 21.2Full on middle, Marsh hits it straight to the bowler.
  • 21.1Shah flights it on pads of Marsh. Marsh flicks it for a single.
  • 20.6FOUR! Finch is looking in great touch today and this shot is a proof of that. Back of a length delivery on off, Finch gets on his back foot and pulls it beautifully through square leg for a boundary. He never lost his control playing that shot. 109/1
  • 20.5Bouncer. Not a well directed one though. It is on the leg stump line. Aaron offers no stroke to it but the umpire does not signal it as a wide.
  • 20.4Back of a length delivery on middle and leg, Aaron defends it with straight bat.
  • 20.3Length ball on off, Shaun guides it wide of point and rotates the strike.
  • 20.2Good length delivery on the pads, Finch glances it to deep square leg for a single.
  • 20.1Full length delivery on off, Marsh pushes it wide of cover for a single.
  • Mohammad Amir back into the attack.
  • 19.6A short pitch delivery on off, Finch gets on his back foot and cuts it on the off side. Batsmen complete a double. 102/1
  • 19.5Shah bowls this full on leg, Marsh just places it to fine leg for a single. 100 up for Australia!
  • 19.4A short pitch delivery on off, Marsh waits on his back foot and taps it straight to point.
  • 19.3A back of a length delivery on off, Finch steps out and flicks it to mid-wicket for a single.
  • 19.2A quicker this time, defended with ease.
  • 19.1A flighted delivery on off. Defended watchfully.
  • Here comes the leggie - Yasir Shah!
  • 18.6On middle and leg, Finch glances it to mid-wicket and keeps the strike. 98/1
  • 18.5Short again from Wasim, Marsh punches it to sweeper cover for a single.
  • 18.420th ODI fifty for the Australian skipper, his first against Pakistan. Finch has looked very calm, composed and untroubled. He gets to the landmark by cutting the short ball towards point for a run.
  • 18.3Played to the point region by the batsman
  • 18.2Flighted on middle, Finch blocks it.
  • 18.1Short on off, Finch just guides it away from deep cover. They run the first one quickly and go for the second. They are quick and get it easily.
  • 17.6Finch has played it to the point region. One run added to the total. 93/1
  • 17.5Back of a length delivery on off, played it straight to the bowler.
  • 17.4A gifted run. Ashraf bowled this outside off, Marsh just opened his face towards point, the fielder had overthrown this at bowling end. Single run added.
  • 17.3Back of a length delivery on leg, Finch flicks it to mid-wicket for a single.
  • 17.2Spraying down the leg, Marsh attempting a flick gets the ball on his thigh pad. He takes a single before the keeper gathers it.
  • 17.1Faheem bowls this at length on off, Finch taps it to covers for a single.
  • Drinks break. Steady going from Australia, in spite of losing Usman Khawaja. Aaron Finch is finding this pitch to his liking and has stroked a well-crafted 44 so far. In Shaun Marsh, he has a partner known to bat well on slow pitches and together they are amidst a 25-run stand at the moment. 193 more needed off 198 balls and Pakistan need to pick a few quick wickets to make things interesting. Let's see how the next half pans out where Yasir Shah is expected to bowl.
  • 16.6Follows the boundary with a single. Short outside off, Aaron punches it to deep cover and keeps the strike. 88/1
  • 16.5FOUR! The speed at which Imad bowls it does not take much for the batsman. He bowls this down the leg side. Finch looks to flick it and gets some bat on it. The ball races away to the fine leg fence.
  • 16.4On the pads, Finch nudges it to the fielder at mid-wicket.
  • 16.3Tossed up on off, Aaron taps it back to the bowler.
  • 16.2Short on off, Marsh pushes it to long on and rotates the strike.
  • 16.1Loopy delivery outside off, Finch plays it to deep cover and takes a single.
  • 15.6Length delivery outside off, Marsh lets it go. 81/1
  • 15.5A full length delivery on leg, Marsh flicks it to mid-wicket, with great communication and brilliant running, he steals a double.
  • 15.4Faheem sprays on leg of Finch. Aaron flicks it to fine leg for a single.
  • 15.3A back of a length delivery on off, Finch punches it towards sweeper cover and runs an easy double.
  • 15.2Short pitch delivery on off, Finch punches it from his back foot.
  • 15.1Faheem bowls this full length delivery on Marsh's leg, Shaun easily flicks it to mid-wicket for a single.
  • 14.6On middle, Finch taps it back to the bowler. End of a tight over from Wasim. Just 3 off it. 75/1
  • 14.5Tossed up outside off, Marsh plays it to point for a single.
  • 14.4Finch this time is able to flick it. On the pads, Finch flicks it to mid-wicket.
  • 14.3This one pitched on leg and is turning away from the batsman. Finch looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads. Imad shouts for an lbw but the umpire is not interested.
  • 14.2This time Marsh gets bat on ball. This one is landed outside off, Marsh drives it to deep cover for a single.
  • 14.1Beautiful delivery. Off spinner pitching outside off, Marsh looks to defend it but it goes past his outside edge.
  • 13.6A fuller delivery around leg, Marsh flicks it towards the mid-wicket region. One run added. 72/1
  • 13.5Same length on off, Finch hits it towards the mid on region and runs for a single.
  • 13.4Back of length, Finch defends it watchfully.
  • 13.3A short delivery outside off, Finch on his back foot slashes it hard to point.
  • 13.2A length delivery on middle and leg, Marsh plays a front foot defense gets the outside edge of the bat onto the ground. He takes a single.
  • 13.1A back of a length ball outside off, shaping away from Marsh. Shaun just shoulders his arms on that.
  • 12.6Flighted on middle and leg, Marsh nudges it to long on and keeps the strike. 69/1
  • 12.5Imad lands it on middle and leg, Marsh flicks it straight to the fielder at mid-wicket.
  • 12.4Tossed up on middle, Shaun taps it back to the bowler.
  • 12.3Flighted on the leg side, Finch looks to flick but it comes off his pad and a leg bye is stolen as the ball goes to the leg side.
  • 12.2Flighted on middle and off, Finch defends it off his front foot.
  • 12.2Sprays this down the leg side. Wide signalled.
  • 12.1Full on off, Marsh just guides it towards long on for a single.
  • 11.6A back of a length ball on off, Marsh just opens the face of the bat towards the third man region and takes a single. 65/1
  • 11.5A short ball outside off, Marsh gets on his back foot and slashes it straight to point.
  • 11.4A length delivery around middle, Marsh keeps it away.
  • 11.3Short delivery on off, Finch taps it to point and runs for a single.
  • 11.2Back of length on off, defended.
  • The new batsman in is Shaun Marsh.
  • 11.1OUT! Faheem Ashraf strikes immediately. He bangs the first one a bit short around off and it probably comes a little slow off the surface. Khawaja hangs on the back foot with the intention to pull it over the leg side but only manages to mistime it towards mid on. The skipper, Shoaib Malik takes the catch running back from mid on. He's absolutely ecstatic. A much-needed breakthrough for Pakistan.
  • Faheem Ashraf to bowl.
  • 10.6Flighted ball on middle and leg, Aaron hits it straight to the fielder at mid-wicket. 63/0
  • 10.5Loopy delivery on off, Usman nudges it to long on for a single.
  • 10.4The batsman has driven it through mid-off.
  • 10.3Quicker one outside off, Khawaja looks to run it down to third man but misses.
  • 10.2Tossed up on middle, Finch milks it to long on for a single.
  • 10.1Short outside off. Finch looks to cut it but it is too close and gets an inside edge on it.
  • Powerplay 2 signalled by the umpire. Now 4 fielders can be placed outside the inner circle till the 40th over.
  • 9.6The batsman plays a pull shot to this short delivery but straight to the fielder at square leg. Eleven runs from this over. 61/0
  • 9.5FOUR! Abbas goes for the short ball, Usman reads it early and rocks back to pull it off the bottom of the bat to the backward square leg region for a boundary.
  • 9.4Length ball outside off, driven straight to the fielder at cover.
  • 9.3Another one on the pads, Finch flicks it to mid-wicket for a single.
  • 9.2Length ball on off, Finch drives it towards mid-wicket.
  • 9.1SIX! MAXIMUM! Abbas bowls a full ball outside off, Finch lofts it straight over long on. The ball bounces just outside the ropes. Six to start the over.
  • 8.6FOUR BYES! Right through the legs of the keeper. Imad bowls it outside off, Khawaja looks to drive it but probably gets an inside edge. It goes between the legs of Mohammad Rizwan and to the fence for a boundary. Given as byes. 50/0
  • 8.5Loopy delivery on middle and leg, Khawaja pushes it to the left of the bowler and looks for a single but Finch says no.
  • 8.4On the pads, Aaron flicks it to the on side for a single.
  • 8.3Flighted on middle and off, Finch defends it with straight bat.
  • 8.2Quick again. Too full, almost a yorker. Finch blocks it.
  • 8.2Imad misses his line and bowls this quick down the leg side. The keeper does not collect it cleanly and Finch looks for a single but Usman sends him back.
  • 8.1Flighted on off, Finch pushes it to long on and takes an easy single.
  • 7.6Appeal! Brings a good length ball back into the batsman from outside off. Finch tries to tuck it around on the leg side but misses. It hits him high on the front leg. The bowler appeals but nothing from the umpire. 43/0
  • 7.5Angles in a full ball on off, Finch defends it back from the crease.
  • 7.4On a length and around off, Aaron chooses to stay inside the crease as he pushes it to covers. Dot ball.
  • 7.3This one is on the pads of the left-hander, Khawaja uses his wrists and works it through backward square leg for a single.
  • 7.2Lands it on a length outside off, Usman stays back and pushes it down to mid off.
  • 7.1Pitches it up and around off, it's driven off the front foot to the cover fielder.
  • 6.6FOUR! Strays on the pads to Finch and gives it a little flight, the batsman clips it and works it fine on the leg side. The ball goes to the fine leg region for a boundary. 14 runs from Imad Wasim to start his spell. An expensive one for Pakistan. 42/0
  • 6.6Wide! Bowls it in the block hole but way outside the tramline. The keeper fails to take the ball and the batsmen take a bye in the process. Wide and Bye signaled.
  • 6.5FOUR! CHEEKY! Imad bowls this one quicker outside off, Khawaja reads this ball early and guides it to third man. The pace of the ball does it for him as the ball races to the fence.
  • 6.4Another ball on the pads and flicked through mid-wicket for a brace.
  • 6.3Bowls the slider outside off, Khawaja tries to open the face off the bat and guide it but misses to connect.
  • 6.2Fuller on off, Khawaja flicks it off his pads to mid-wicket for a brace.
  • 6.1Starts off with a tossed up ball on off, Usman drives it to extra cover where Sohail stops it. Definitely saved a boundary for his side.
  • Change in bowling. Spinner introduced into the attack. Imad Wasim replaces Mohammad Amir.
  • 5.6Misfield. Good length delivery outside off, Khawaja cuts it hard to point. Imam-ul-Haq there does not gather it which allows them to take a single. 28/0
  • 5.5Bowls this on middle and leg, Finch flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
  • 5.4On the stumps this time, Aaron blocks with straight bat.
  • 5.3Good length delivery on the pads, Finch looks to flick it but it goes to the keeper off his thigh. Aaron looks for a single but Khawaja is not interested.
  • 5.2FOUR! Excellent shot. Good length delivery around off. Abbas offers just a hint of room to the Australian skipper. He makes the most of it and hits it through point for a boundary.
  • 5.1Full length delivery outside off, Khawaja hits it hard towards point. Shan Masood dives but cannot stop it. Can't stop the single though.
  • 4.6FOUR! Driven! Finch reads this ball early and gets his left leg across. He drives it uppishly straight over the bowler's head and into the fence. It was as straight as it could get. Two boundaries from the over. 21/0
  • 4.5The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 4.4FOUR! Amir bowls this one angling in, on the pads. Finch rocks back and flicks its to the on side. The ball was timed so well that it raced away to the mid-wicket fence. Boundary signaled.
  • 4.3Bowls it shorter this time, Finch plays it back to the bowler.
  • 4.2Similar length, driven to covers this time.
  • 4.1Full and on middle, defended watchfully by Finch.
  • 3.6Single to end the over. On the pads, Finch flicks it to the on side. 13/0
  • 3.5The ball that has troubled Finch in the recent past. Inswinging delivery. This one lands on middle and off. Aaron looks to flick but misses and gets hit high on his thigh pad for a single.
  • 3.4Length ball on off, Khawaja waits for it and plays it right under his eyes towards point for a run.
  • 3.3Good running. Good length delivery on off, the ball comes in with the angle. Finch hits it wide of mid on and takes a very quick single. The fielder has a shy at the bowler's end but misses.
  • 3.2Fuller outside off, Khawaja drives it wide of cover and rotates the strike.
  • 3.1Full length delivery on middle and off, Finch pushes it wide of mid on for a single.
  • 2.6Similar length on middle, Khawaja drives it to mid on. Five runs from the over. 8/0
  • 2.5Bowls it on a back of a length, Khawaja tried to play at it but missed the line of the ball. The ball goes to the keeper.
  • 2.4Full ball on off, Usman drives it to mid off.
  • 2.3FOUR! First boundary of the innings! Amir bowls it full and on the pads, Usman flicks it on the on side. The ball races to the square leg region for a boundary.
  • 2.2Bowls it shorter this time, Finch goes for the pull and hits it of the top edge of the bat and the ball goes to the leg gully region for a single.
  • 2.1On a length pitching on middle and going away, defended watchfully by Finch.
  • 1.6Excellent ball this. Good length delivery pitching outside off, Khawaja looks to play it across the line but misses. Rizwan behind the stumps goes up in appeal but Abbas does not. The umpire is unmoved too. 3/0
  • 1.5Dot ball. Abbas lands it on a length on off, Khawaja hits it straight to mid off.
  • 1.4Good length ball on middle, Finch tucks it wide of mid-wicket and gets a single.
  • 1.3Length ball again on off, Finch gets on his back foot and blocks it.
  • 1.2Good length delivery this time outside off. Finch pushes it to the fielder at cover.
  • 1.1Starts with a full length delivery on off, Finch pushes it straight to the fielder at mid off. No swing there on the first ball.
  • Debutant Mohammad Abbas to bowl his first over in ODI cricket with the second new ball.
  • 0.6Full ball angling in, Khawaja defends it straight into the ground. 2/0
  • 0.5Tad slower outside off, Finch guides it to third man and takes a single to get off the mark.
  • 0.4Bowls it on the pads this time, Finch shows full face of the bat and plays it straight towards the bowler.
  • 0.3Full outside off, Finch punches it to point.
  • 0.2Full ball angling in, on middle, Finch flicks it off his pads to the on side.
  • 0.1Starts off the innings with an outswinger outside off, Usman plays it towards the gully for a single. Usman and Australia are underway.
  • We are back for the chase. Out walk the Australian opening pair of Aaron Finch and Usman Khawaja. The latter will take the strike. Mohammad Amir will start the proceedings with the first new ball.

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