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  • 2012 Pakistan v Australia [ODI]

    Pakistan vs Australia - 3rd ODI

    September 4, 2012, 12:00AM AET Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

    Match Status: Completed
    Australia won by 3 wickets

  • Australia 7/ 250 (47.0)
  • Pakistan 7/ 244 (50.0)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bowl
  • Graph
  • Current Run Rate: 5.32
BatsmenRB4s6sS/R
GJ Maxwell*563843147.37
MG Johnson1100100.00
This Partnership:12 Runs From 5 Balls (R/R: 14.40)

BowlersOMRWEcon
Junaid Khan*6.004227.00
Saeed Ajmal9.013734.11

Last 5 overs:
Latest Commentary (View More)

47th Over
Australia defeated Pakistan by 3 wickets with 18 balls to spare, winning the series 2-1 in the UAE. Thanks for following this morning and we'll be back with the first of three Twenty20 matches at 2am on Thursday AEST.
Australia 7/250 (47) - M.Hussey 65(72), Maxwell 56*(38), Saeed Ajmal 3/37 (9) def. Pakistan 7/244 - Hafeez 78(97), Starc 4/51 (10), Johnson 2/33 (9). Man of the Match - M.Hussey. Man of the Series - M.Starc
Mike Hussey made the most of that luck and fought through a tough period early to anchor the chase professionally. He was well supported by Wade before Glenn Maxwell took the game away with some brilliant, clever and clean hitting.
Then David Hussey was asked to open the batting and he and Warner made a great start before Michael Clarke carried it on. However Saeed Ajmal took 3 quick wickets to put Pakistan in control. He should have had M.Hussey for 0 but Pakistan failed to Review.
That was a very good performance by the Australians today. Pakistan made a great start with the bat but Australia took regular wickets to restrict them to a total probably 20-30 runs short of what was needed. Mitchell Starc was again great with the ball.
Over 46.6: Junaid Khan to Maxwell, SIX, slower ball has been sent out of Sharjah at long on and Maxwell has finished in style! A fitting end to a great chase by Australia as they win the match by 3 wickets with 18 balls to spare, and take the series 2-1.
Over 46.5: Junaid Khan to Maxwell, no run, drives hard but straight to the fielder at backward point.
Over 46.4: Junaid Khan to Johnson, one run, turns an attempted yorker away to deep backward square leg. Scores are tied.
Glenn Maxwell 50 runs off 36 balls with 4 Fours and 2 Sixes. This is a great innings because he arrived with the game in the balance but he took it away from Pakistan, in just his 4th ODI match.
Over 46.3: Junaid Khan to Maxwell, one run, swings it away hard along the ground to deep midwicket to bring up a wonderful 50!
Over 46.2: Junaid Khan to Maxwell, FOUR, waits on the crease and swings the ball away hard to deep backward square leg! Great shot to a full ball angling in and he middled it!
Over 46.1: Junaid Khan to Christian, no run, OUT, lofts a drive very high in the air but it should be caught. The sub Farhat runs across to his left from mid off and takes it nicely. A good catch in the lights and dewy conditions, Christian departs.
46th Over
Over 45.6: Saeed Ajmal to Maxwell, no run, well forward and defends straight back to the bowler. Just 7 runs to win. AUS 6/238 (Maxwell 45, Christian 2)
Over 45.5: Saeed Ajmal to Maxwell, FOUR, gives himself room and drives inside-out through extra cover again! He smashed that low this time but it's more great batting.
Over 45.4: Saeed Ajmal to Maxwell, SIX, width outside off stump and Maxwell launches it one-handed a long way over extra cover!! Great batting and Australia have unearthed a really good talent in the young Victorian.
Over 45.3: Saeed Ajmal to Christian, one run, back in the crease and punches a single to long on.
Over 45.2: Saeed Ajmal to Christian, no run, again he gets well forward and smothers the ball. They don't need to take any risks against Ajmal, he has just 10 balls left to bowl.
Over 45.1: Saeed Ajmal to Christian, no run, gets well forward and defends to the off-side.
45th Over
Over 44.6: Junaid Khan to Christian, one run, pushes a single down the ground to retain the strike - 18 to win. AUS 6/227 (Maxwell 35, Christian 1)
Over 44.5: Junaid Khan to Christian, no run, misses an attempted flick to a ball outside the off stump.
Over 44.4: Junaid Khan to Christian, no run, around the wicket and Christian is defending to backward point.
Just on that lbw at Over 17.5, Umpire Bowden gave Hussey not out when he was trapped right back in the crease. Pakistan had a Review but decided against using it. Hawkeye replays gave three red lights, meaning the decision would have been Out.
Hussey has probably got Australia close enough now but would have loved to have seen it through. He was slow at the start and probably should have been out lbw when on 0, but since then has steered this run chase almost perfectly.
Over 44.3: Junaid Khan to MEK Hussey, no run, OUT, bowled him and there's life yet for Pakistan!! Hussey charged and tried to heave the ball away, kept a fraction low and the ball crashes into leg stump. Not a great shot, but a very good innings.
Over 44.2: Junaid Khan to MEK Hussey, no run, pushes a drive straight to the man at extra cover.
Over 44.1: Junaid Khan to Maxwell, one run, DROPPED, short ball pulled hard and flat but straight to Azhar Ali at deep midwicket. He spills a sitter! It went fast, but he hardly had to move.
44th Over
45th Over: Junaid Khan (0/28 off 4) to replace Afridi at the Sharjah Club end.
Over 43.6: Saeed Ajmal to Maxwell, one run, drives hard along the ground to long off for another single - 20 off 36. AUS 5/225 (MEK Hussey 65, Maxwell 34)
Over 43.5: Saeed Ajmal to Maxwell, no run, defends with a dead bat to the off-side.
Over 43.4: Saeed Ajmal to Maxwell, no run, APPEAL, down the pitch to a quicker ball and it pops up high. Ajmal runs and claims the catch, but there's no edge there.
Over 43.3: Saeed Ajmal to Maxwell, two runs, gets forward and steers the ball down to third man for a couple.
Over 43.2: Saeed Ajmal to Maxwell, no run, on the crease and the ball spins in a long way to hit him high on the leg.
Over 43.1: Saeed Ajmal to Maxwell, no run, a slip in place as Maxwell defends back down the pitch.
43rd Over
Over 42.6: Shahid Afridi to MEK Hussey, FOUR, and there he goes with that reverse sweep again. He took it off middle stump and played along the ground through backward point. Great over for Australia, 23 to win. AUS 5/222 (MEK Hussey 65, Maxwell 31)
Over 42.5: Shahid Afridi to MEK Hussey, no run, leans forward and taps the ball to the leg-side.
Over 42.4: Shahid Afridi to Maxwell, one run, gets forward and nudges a quick single towards point.
Over 42.3: Shahid Afridi to Maxwell, FOUR, now he waits on the crease and chops the ball very late down to the vacant third man boundary. A classic late cut, partnership to 58 runs.
Over 42.2: Shahid Afridi to Maxwell, SIX, on leg stump and Maxwell sweeps hard and flat over backward square leg and it carries all the way over the rope!!
Over 42.1: Shahid Afridi to MEK Hussey, one run, reaches for the ball on off stump and sweeps in the air safely to deep backward square leg.
42nd Over
Over 41.6: Saeed Ajmal to Maxwell, two runs, down the pitch and crunches a drive along the ground to deep extra cover. AUS 5/206 (MEK Hussey 60, Maxwell 20)
Over 41.5: Saeed Ajmal to Maxwell, no run, APPEAL, great bowling from Ajmal draws Maxwell forward and beats him with the doosra. It spins past the edge and Akmal whips the bails. Is the foot up? Well it was very, VERY close but Maxwell gets the benefit.
Over 41.4: Saeed Ajmal to MEK Hussey, one run, flighted ball nudged to the off-side and they take on U.Akmal for a quick single.
Over 41.3: Saeed Ajmal to MEK Hussey, wide, leaves a quicker ball pushed down the leg side.
Over 41.3: Saeed Ajmal to Maxwell, one run, waits on the crease and knocks the ball towards point for an easy run.
Over 41.2: Saeed Ajmal to Maxwell, no run, worked with the spin but he can't beat the leg-side field.
Over 41.1: Saeed Ajmal to MEK Hussey, one run, around the wicket and Hussey nudges a quick single to the off-side. He has a helmet back on now.
41st Over
42nd Over: Saeed Ajmal (3/17 off 6) has swung around to replace Rehman at the Pavilion end.
Over 40.6: Shahid Afridi to Maxwell, FOUR, winds up for a big drive and gets a thick edge through the vacant slip cordon. It races away to the boundary - 45 off 54 balls. AUS 5/200 (MEK Hussey 58, Maxwell 17)
Over 40.5: Shahid Afridi to MEK Hussey, one run, paddles another reverse sweep towards short third man. Hussey has lost the helmet now and batting with nothing on his head.
Over 40.4: Shahid Afridi to Maxwell, one run, waits on the crease and chops a single out to deep cover.
Over 40.3: Shahid Afridi to MEK Hussey, one run, plays with the spin around the corner for a single behind square.
Over 40.2: Shahid Afridi to Maxwell, one run, APPEAL, short ball beats Maxwell for pace as he attempts a pull shot. He gets a big edge onto his leg which saves him from an lbw.
Over 40.1: Shahid Afridi to Maxwell, no run, gets across and defends to the leg-side.
40th Over
41st Over: Shahid Afridi (0/38 off 8) is back on for Ajmal at the Sharjah Club end.
Power Play 3 (batting team): Australia scored 33 runs for the loss of 1 wicket. They now required 53 to win off the final 10 overs.
Over 39.6: Abdur Rehman to MEK Hussey, no run, well forward and defends back down the pitch. AUS 5/192 (MEK Hussey 56, Maxwell 11)
Over 39.5: Abdur Rehman to MEK Hussey, FOUR, he goes reverse again with a paddle this time very fine. Afridi chases hard and dives to save a run. Not quite, his leg brushed the rope.
Over 39.4: Abdur Rehman to MEK Hussey, no run, gets forward and defends to the leg-side.
Michael Hussey 52 runs off 60 balls with 5 Fours and 1 Six. It was a scratchy start and he was very lucky to survive an lbw appeal on 0, but now Hussey is controlling this innings.
Over 39.3: Abdur Rehman to MEK Hussey, FOUR, switches his stance and plays a reverse pull shot hard through backward point for a boundary and his 50!
Over 39.2: Abdur Rehman to MEK Hussey, no run, drawn forward and defends back to the bowler.
Over 39.1: Abdur Rehman to MEK Hussey, FOUR, flighted ball and Hussey nails a flat sweep shot flat over square leg. One bounce to split the men in the deep.
39th Over
Over 38.6: Saeed Ajmal to MEK Hussey, one run, reaches forward and steers the ball towards point for a quick single - 65 off 66 balls. AUS 5/180 (MEK Hussey 44, Maxwell 11)
Over 38.5: Saeed Ajmal to Maxwell, one run, leans forward and drives softly into the covers.
Over 38.4: Saeed Ajmal to Maxwell, two runs, gets back and punches a couple away through the covers
Over 38.3: Saeed Ajmal to MEK Hussey, one run, worked off the stumps for an easy single away to deep midwicket.
Over 38.2: Saeed Ajmal to Maxwell, one run, gives himself a tiny bit of room and drives to mid off for a quick single.
Over 38.1: Saeed Ajmal to Maxwell, no run, leans forward and hit high on the leg by a ball spinning and bouncing past the bat.
38th Over
39th Over: Saeed Ajmal (3/11 off 5) is back on for a spell that will probably decide this match, he replaces Hafeez.
Over 37.6: Abdur Rehman to Maxwell, one run, shuffles across and turns the ball through square leg. Australia need 71 to win off 72 balls. AUS 5/174 (MEK Hussey 42, Maxwell 7)
Over 37.5: Abdur Rehman to MEK Hussey, one run, flicks a low full toss away to long on for an easy run.
Over 37.4: Abdur Rehman to Maxwell, one run, waits at the crease and works an easy single to long on.
Over 37.3: Abdur Rehman to MEK Hussey, one run, punched off the back foot to long on for an easy single.
Over 37.2: Abdur Rehman to Maxwell, one run, gets forward and knocks the ball into the big gap at midwicket for a single.
Over 37.1: Abdur Rehman to Maxwell, four leg byes, around the wicket and Maxwell sweeps the ball very fine. In fact it's off the pad but they still get the runs.
37th Over
Over 36.6: Mohammad Hafeez to Maxwell, one run, gets across and nudges a quick single to the off-side. AUS 5/165 (MEK Hussey 40, Maxwell 4)
Over 36.5: Mohammad Hafeez to MEK Hussey, one run, leans forward and turns a single around the corner.
Over 36.4: Mohammad Hafeez to Maxwell, one run, pulls a short ball hard to deep backward square leg.
Over 36.3: Mohammad Hafeez to MEK Hussey, one run, down the pitch and chips the ball safely down to long off.
Over 36.2: Mohammad Hafeez to MEK Hussey, no run, APPEAL, great ball from Hafeez completely beats Hussey! He was back to turn the ball away and it spun and bounced past the outside edge. Flicked his leg but missing the stumps.
Over 36.1: Mohammad Hafeez to Maxwell, one run, steps well forward and drives along the ground to deep cover.
36th Over
37th Over: Mohammad Hafeez (0/44 off 9) back for his last over, replacing Afridi.
Over 35.6: Abdur Rehman to MEK Hussey, no run, gets across and plays straight to midwicket. Hussey is the big wicket now, he and Ajmal hold the keys. AUS 5/160 (MEK Hussey 38, Maxwell 1)
Over 35.5: Abdur Rehman to Maxwell, one run, turns a flatter ball behind square for a quick single.
Over 35.4: Abdur Rehman to Maxwell, no run, leans forward and defends back to the bowler.
Over 35.3: Abdur Rehman to Wade, no run, OUT, gets forward to drive and he's been bowled clean through the gate! Great ball spinning in between bat and pad to crash into the stumps and keep Pakistan in this match! Just enough drop for the false shot.
Over 35.2: Abdur Rehman to Wade, no run, attempts a sweep and hit on the pad by a ball speared in to miss leg stump.
Over 35.1: Abdur Rehman to Wade, no run, on the crease and defends softly to the off-side.
35th Over
36th Over: Abdur Rehman (1/23 off 6) back on at the Pavilion end, replacing Azhar Ali.
Power Play 3 (batting team): Overs 36-40
Over 34.6: Shahid Afridi to MEK Hussey, FOUR, good shot again with Hussey waiting on the crease and cutting it down through backward point. Big over for Australia as the 50 partnership comes up. AUS 4/159 (Wade 22, MEK Hussey 38)
Over 34.5: Shahid Afridi to Wade, one run, another full toss punched down the ground to long off.
Over 34.4: Shahid Afridi to MEK Hussey, one run, slaps a full ball away to deep cover.
Over 34.3: Shahid Afridi to MEK Hussey, FOUR, full toss whipped perfectly along the ground to split the men in the deep and cross the midwicket rope.
Over 34.2: Shahid Afridi to Wade, one run, worked with the spin to the vacant square leg region.
Over 34.1: Shahid Afridi to MEK Hussey, one run, flicks the ball safely wide of Afridi for a run to long on.
34th Over
Over 33.6: Azhar Ali to MEK Hussey, one run, gets forward and drives down the ground to long off. AUS 4/147 (Wade 20, MEK Hussey 28)
Over 33.5: Azhar Ali to MEK Hussey, no run, squeezes a quicker ball to the off-side.
Over 33.4: Azhar Ali to MEK Hussey, two runs, reverse sweep to a ball on middle stump and Hussey plays it safely in the air towards third man.
Over 33.3: Azhar Ali to Wade, one run, gets forward and steers a drive along the ground through point.
Over 33.2: Azhar Ali to Wade, no run, drives firmly straight back to the bowler.
Over 33.1: Azhar Ali to MEK Hussey, one run, leans forward and knocks a single away to long on.
33rd Over
Drinks: Australia 4/142 (M.Hussey 24*, Wade 19*) off 33 overs. Australia needs 103 runs to win and Saeed Ajmal still has 5 massive overs to bowl. This game is there for both sides to win and we should have a great finish coming up.
Over 32.6: Shahid Afridi to MEK Hussey, one run, leans forward and works a single to deep square leg as we break for Drinks. AUS 4/142 (Wade 19, MEK Hussey 24)
Over 32.5: Shahid Afridi to Wade, one run, cuts hard to backward point and they scamper through for a single.
Over 32.4: Shahid Afridi to MEK Hussey, one run, pulls a shorter ball hard along the ground to deep midwicket.
Over 32.3: Shahid Afridi to Wade, one run, drives a fuller ball away wide of the bowler to long on.
Over 32.2: Shahid Afridi to Wade, no run, slapped off the back foot but can't beat Misbah at cover.
Over 32.1: Shahid Afridi to MEK Hussey, one run, leans forward and whips a single away to long on
32nd Over
Over 31.6: Azhar Ali to MEK Hussey, one run, short ball pulled hard to Junaid Khan at deep square leg. Australia need 108 runs off 108 balls. AUS 4/137 (Wade 17, MEK Hussey 21)
Over 31.5: Azhar Ali to Wade, one run, sweeps hard along the ground to deep backward square leg.
Over 31.4: Azhar Ali to Wade, no run, leans forward and defends. Akmal was probably obstructed by the batsman but it was a basic chance for this level.
Over 31.3: Azhar Ali to Wade, wide, MISSED STUMPING, down the pitch and beaten by a ball drifting down the leg side. It didn't really spin, but Kamran Akmal spilt it. That could be a huge miss in the context of this match.
Over 31.3: Azhar Ali to Wade, no run, prods forward and defends back down the pitch.
Over 31.2: Azhar Ali to Wade, no run, shuffles across to defend a wrong'un to the off-side.
Over 31.1: Azhar Ali to Wade, no run, moves forward and defends back down the pitch.
31st Over
Over 30.6: Shahid Afridi to Wade, one run, swept behind square for a single. AUS 4/134 (Wade 16, MEK Hussey 20)
Over 30.5: Shahid Afridi to Wade, no run, moves across and defends again.
Over 30.4: Shahid Afridi to Wade, no run, defends a quicker ball to the bowler.
Over 30.3: Shahid Afridi to Wade, FOUR, great shot from Wade sweeping a fuller ball hard through backward square leg.
Over 30.2: Shahid Afridi to Wade, no run, gets forward and plays to the off-side.
Over 30.1: Shahid Afridi to Wade, no run, plays firmly into the covers but can't beat the field.
30th Over
Over 29.6: Azhar Ali to MEK Hussey, FOUR, great shot from Hussey driving a flighted ball hard along the ground through the covers. AUS 4/129 (Wade 11, MEK Hussey 20)
Over 29.5: Azhar Ali to Wade, one run, sweeps with an inside edge past the stumps and down to fine leg.
Over 29.4: Azhar Ali to Wade, no run, pushes forward and defends.
Over 29.3: Azhar Ali to MEK Hussey, one run, drives down the ground to long off.
Over 29.2: Azhar Ali to MEK Hussey, no run, flighted ball and he defends to the bowler.
Over 29.1: Azhar Ali to Wade, one run, skips down the pitch and drives to long on.
29th Over
Over 28.6: Shahid Afridi to Wade, one run, prods forward and works a single behind point for another one. AUS 4/122 (Wade 9, MEK Hussey 15)
Over 28.5: Shahid Afridi to MEK Hussey, one run, flighted ball and Hussey pushes a single away to long on again.
Over 28.4: Shahid Afridi to Wade, one run, gets forward and pushes a drive back down the ground to long on.
Over 28.3: Shahid Afridi to Wade, no run, gets forward and defends back down the pitch to Afridi.
Over 28.2: Shahid Afridi to Wade, no run, sweeps hard but straight to the fielder at square leg.
Over 28.1: Shahid Afridi to Wade, no run, very fast ball again knocked back to the bowler - it was 125kph!
28th Over
Over 27.6: Mohammad Hafeez to MEK Hussey, no run, shuffles forward and defends back down the pitch. AUS 4/119 (Wade 7, MEK Hussey 14)
Over 27.5: Mohammad Hafeez to Wade, one run, punched off the back foot down to long off for another run. Hafeez needs to dry the ball every time it hits the dewy grass now.
Over 27.4: Mohammad Hafeez to Wade, no run, forward then back to defend to the off-side again.
Over 27.3: Mohammad Hafeez to Wade, two runs, attempts a sweep and gets a top edge safely enough down to fine leg.
Over 27.2: Mohammad Hafeez to Wade, no run, pokes at the ball and plays it just short of slip!
Over 27.1: Mohammad Hafeez to Wade, no run, reaches forward and defends to the off-side.
27th Over
Over 26.6: Shahid Afridi to MEK Hussey, no run, defends a very fast ball to the off-side. AUS 4/116 (Wade 4, MEK Hussey 14)
Over 26.5: Shahid Afridi to Wade, one run, clubs a drive along the ground to deep cover for another single.
Over 26.4: Shahid Afridi to MEK Hussey, one run, down the leg side and Hussey swings it hard along the ground to deep backward square leg.
Over 26.3: Shahid Afridi to Wade, one run, punches a seam-up ball out to deep point for another run.
Over 26.2: Shahid Afridi to MEK Hussey, one run, shorter ball pulled easily away to deep square leg.
Over 26.1: Shahid Afridi to MEK Hussey, no run, pushes the ball past a diving Afridi but he can't beat the man coming across from midwicket.
26th Over
Over 25.6: Mohammad Hafeez to Wade, no run, knocked back down the pitch to Hafeez. The target is 245 runs to win and the game is in the balance. AUS 4/112 (Wade 2, MEK Hussey 12)
Over 25.5: Mohammad Hafeez to MEK Hussey, one run, played off the body for a single to deep midwicket.
Over 25.4: Mohammad Hafeez to MEK Hussey, no run, skips down the pitch and plays away to midwicket.
Over 25.3: Mohammad Hafeez to Wade, one run, knocked wide of the bowler this time for a single to long off.
Over 25.2: Mohammad Hafeez to Wade, no run, punches off the back foot straight to the bowler.
Over 25.1: Mohammad Hafeez to Wade, no run, a slip waiting as Wade leaves watchfully outside off stump.
25th Over
26th Over: Ajmal has just ducked off briefly and Mohammad Hafeez (0/39 off 7) is on at the Pavilion end.
Over 24.6: Shahid Afridi to Wade, one run, flicks a full toss along the ground to long on for an easy single. Australia need to settle down as Pakistan spin a web to tighten this match. AUS 4/110 (Wade 1, MEK Hussey 11)
Over 24.5: Shahid Afridi to Wade, no run, tossed up wide of the off stump and Wade misses a cut shot.
Over 24.4: Shahid Afridi to Wade, no run, shuffles across and knocks the ball to the leg-side.
Over 24.3: Shahid Afridi to Wade, no run, defends from the crease to the off-side. Wade is batting in the middle today because of the heat and humidity while they fielded.
Over 24.2: Shahid Afridi to Wade, no run, gets across and defends back to the bowler.
Over 24.1: Shahid Afridi to MEK Hussey, one run, whips a single away to long on. Good call last over with Hawkeye showing the ball would have missed leg stump.
24th Over
25th Over: Hafeez is off and Shahid Afridi (0/7 off 2) has the left hand bandaged and is back on.
Over 23.6: Saeed Ajmal to Wade, no run, APPEAL, shuffles across the crease and hit on the pad. Huge shout from Ajmal as Umpire Bowden says not out. It was very close but perhaps not spinning back enough. AUS 4/108 (Wade 0, MEK Hussey 10)
Saeed Ajmal has the batsmen all in knots and is squeezing this match for Pakistan. He has three wickets already and Australia not only are struggling to score, they're struggling to survive against him. He's getting spin and bounce and they can't pick him
Over 23.5: Saeed Ajmal to Bailey, no run, OUT, attempts that paddle shot again from wide outside off stump and it's popped up off the glove. Kamran Akmal takes a tumbling catch where 1st slip was. Bailey never looked comfortable, no batsman has to Ajmal.
Over 23.4: Saeed Ajmal to Bailey, no run, prods at the straight ball outside off stump and misses. Ajmal has the batsmen totally confused here.
Over 23.3: Saeed Ajmal to Bailey, no run, played from the crease straight to midwicket.
Over 23.2: Saeed Ajmal to Bailey, no run, moves right across to paddle a ball outside off stump and it pops off the pad.
Over 23.1: Saeed Ajmal to Bailey, no run, APPEAL, moves across and hit on the pad by a ball spinning sharply down the leg side. Umpire Bowden not interested.
23rd Over
Over 22.6: Mohammad Hafeez to Bailey, one run, around the wicket and Bailey knocks a single into the cover gap. AUS 3/108 (MEK Hussey 10, Bailey 1)
Over 22.5: Mohammad Hafeez to MEK Hussey, one run, pushes a drive back wide of the bowler to long off.
Over 22.4: Mohammad Hafeez to MEK Hussey, no run, knocked back to Hafeez again. Replays show a big edge on that lbw appeal.
Over 22.3: Mohammad Hafeez to MEK Hussey, no run, APPEAL, right back in the crease and hit on the pad. Looked like an inside edge and Umpire Ahsan Raza shakes his head.
Over 22.2: Mohammad Hafeez to MEK Hussey, no run, on the crease and defends again back to the bowler.
Over 22.1: Mohammad Hafeez to MEK Hussey, no run, plays a quicker ball back down the pitch to the bowler.
22nd Over
Over 21.6: Saeed Ajmal to MEK Hussey, one run, flicked away just past short leg for a single to deep backward square leg. AUS 3/106 (MEK Hussey 9, Bailey 0)
Over 21.5: Saeed Ajmal to MEK Hussey, no run, forward and defends softly on the bounce to slip.
First ball this over Hussey hit it cleanly over midwicket but this time the ball dropped on him a fraction. He wasn't quite there for the shot and just got underneath it, to scoop the ball straighter to long on.
Over 21.4: Saeed Ajmal to DJ Hussey, no run, OUT, flicked high in the air but he hasn't got this one too well. Rehman at long on gets under it and takes an easy catch. Ajmal strikes again with D.Hussey on his way after doing a good job at the top.
Over 21.3: Saeed Ajmal to DJ Hussey, no run, shuffles across and defends back down the pitch.
Over 21.2: Saeed Ajmal to DJ Hussey, no run, leans forward and defends to the leg-side.
Over 21.1: Saeed Ajmal to DJ Hussey, SIX, flighted and there goes D.Hussey with a big flick over midwicket and into the crowd! Great shot!
21st Over
Over 20.6: Mohammad Hafeez to MEK Hussey, no run, well forward and defends back down the pitch. AUS 2/99 (MEK Hussey 8, DJ Hussey 37)
Over 20.5: Mohammad Hafeez to MEK Hussey, no run, leans forward and defends to the leg-side.
Over 20.4: Mohammad Hafeez to DJ Hussey, one run, turned away with the spin through square leg.
Over 20.3: Mohammad Hafeez to DJ Hussey, no run, punched off the back foot straight to cover.
Over 20.2: Mohammad Hafeez to MEK Hussey, one run, staying around the wicket and the ball is knocked to long on. We've had at least three, maybe four, ball replacements because of sixes disappearing out of the stadium in this innings!
Over 20.1: Mohammad Hafeez to MEK Hussey, SIX, and M.Hussey welcomes the change by dropping to a knee and slog sweeping the ball high and long over midwicket! It was flighted on the stumps, but that gave Hussey freedom. Yet another ball out of here!
20th Over
21st Over: Mohammad Hafeez (0/29 off 5) back on at the Sharjah Club end, replacing Rehman.
Power Play 2 (bowling team): Australia scored just 10 runs for the loss of 1 wicket.
Over 19.6: Saeed Ajmal to MEK Hussey, one run, eases a drive down the ground to long off and he's got his first run. AUS 2/91 (MEK Hussey 1, DJ Hussey 36)
Over 19.5: Saeed Ajmal to MEK Hussey, no run, played back past the bowler but cut off at mid off.
Over 19.4: Saeed Ajmal to MEK Hussey, no run, defends from the crease to the bowler again.
Over 19.3: Saeed Ajmal to MEK Hussey, no run, mis-times a drive back down the pitch to the bowler.
Over 19.2: Saeed Ajmal to DJ Hussey, one run, gets well forward and turns a single away behind square.
Over 19.1: Saeed Ajmal to DJ Hussey, no run, drawn forward and beaten by the doosra spinning past the edge. We should mention Pakistan opted not to Review that M.Hussey lbw appeal.
19th Over
Over 18.6: Abdur Rehman to MEK Hussey, no run, defends straight back down the pitch as Pakistan apply the pressure. AUS 2/89 (MEK Hussey 0, DJ Hussey 35)
Over 18.5: Abdur Rehman to MEK Hussey, no run, plays a flatter ball away to short midwicket.
Over 18.4: Abdur Rehman to MEK Hussey, no run, pushes the ball straight back to the bowler.
Over 18.3: Abdur Rehman to MEK Hussey, no run, worked away straight to the man at midwicket.
Over 18.2: Abdur Rehman to MEK Hussey, no run, back in the crease and defends to the leg-side.
Over 18.1: Abdur Rehman to DJ Hussey, one run, flighted ball knocked easily away to long on. Jeez ... Hawkeye shows that last lbw shout was Out with three red lights after pitching leg and straightening to hit it, a life for M.Hussey.
18th Over
Over 17.6: Saeed Ajmal to MEK Hussey, no run, stretches forward and defends towards point. It's Game On again here. AUS 2/88 (MEK Hussey 0, DJ Hussey 34)
Over 17.5: Saeed Ajmal to MEK Hussey, no run, APPEAL, huge shout for lbw as M.Hussey is trapped right back in the crease. Umpire Bowden says no, missing leg stump ... just. No Review from Pakistan, but they have one available.
Over 17.4: Saeed Ajmal to MEK Hussey, no run, back in the crease and defends back to the bowler.
Over 17.3: Saeed Ajmal to MEK Hussey, no run, leans forward and defends to backward point.
Over 17.2: Saeed Ajmal to MEK Hussey, no run, a slip and short leg in as M.Hussey defends to the off-side.
Clarke was beaten there by a great piece of bowling. It was quicker and a deliberate tactic, which Kamran Akmal was aware and awake too. He played his part very well also and that's a huge wicket.
Over 17.1: Saeed Ajmal to Clarke, wide, OUT, oh brilliant work from Pakistan! Clarke skipped down the pitch and Ajmal spun it sharply down the leg-side. Akmal with sharp hands whips the bails off with Clarke's bat still in the air. It's a wide, but out!
Over 17.1: Saeed Ajmal to Clarke, no run, on the crease and defends safely back down the pitch.
17th Over
Over 16.6: Abdur Rehman to Clarke, one run, worked away off the pads to deep square leg for a single and he retains the strike. AUS 1/87 (Clarke 32, DJ Hussey 34)
Over 16.5: Abdur Rehman to Clarke, no run, waits on the crease and defends to backward point.
Over 16.4: Abdur Rehman to Clarke, no run, stretches forward and defends to the off-side.
Over 16.3: Abdur Rehman to Clarke, no run, clipped hard off the pads but straight to short midwicket.
Over 16.2: Abdur Rehman to Clarke, no run, takes a skip and drives back in the air but just short of the bowler.
Over 16.1: Abdur Rehman to Clarke, FOUR, around the wicket and Clarke skips down the pitch and swings the ball flat over wide mid on to the boundary.
16th Over
17th Over: Abdur Rehman (1/17 off 4) back on to replace Junaid Khan at the Sharjah Club end.
Drinks: Australia 1/82 (D.Hussey 34*, Clarke 27*) off 16 overs, chasing 245 runs to win. The Australians have made a great start against a primarily spin attack, but Ajmal holds the key for Pakistan.
Over 15.6: Saeed Ajmal to DJ Hussey, no run, APPEAL, gets right across the stumps to work the ball to the leg-side and hit on the pad. Umpire Bowden says not out, outside the line of off stump. AUS 1/82 (Clarke 27, DJ Hussey 34)
Over 15.5: Saeed Ajmal to DJ Hussey, no run, flirts with a drifting ball outside off stump and beaten. He didn't know what that ball was doing.
Over 15.4: Saeed Ajmal to DJ Hussey, no run, leans forward and defends to the leg-side.
Over 15.3: Saeed Ajmal to Clarke, one run, down the pitch and turns the ball around the corner for a single.
Over 15.2: Saeed Ajmal to Clarke, no run, great bowling from Ajmal! He drew Clarke forward and spun the ball the other way, or it straightened, past the edge and just misses off stump!
Over 15.1: Saeed Ajmal to Clarke, no run, leans forward with a slip in place and defends to the leg-side.
15th Over
16th Over: Saeed Ajmal is on at the Pavilion end to replace Afridi. Power Play 2 (bowling team) - Overs 16-20
Over 14.6: Junaid Khan to DJ Hussey, no run, good short ball lifts and beats Hussey for pace as he attempts a pull shot. AUS 1/81 (Clarke 26, DJ Hussey 34)
Over 14.5: Junaid Khan to Clarke, one run, on the front foot and pushes a single through the off-side. The dew is making it hard for the bowlers here.
Over 14.4: Junaid Khan to Clarke, FOUR, swings hard and crunches a wonderful cover drive along the ground to beat the man in the deep!
Over 14.3: Junaid Khan to Clarke, no run, walks down the pitch and defends towards mid on.
Over 14.2: Junaid Khan to DJ Hussey, one run, waits on the crease and glides a single to third man.
Over 14.1: Junaid Khan to Clarke, one run, reaches for the ball outside off stump and drives to long off.
14th Over
Over 13.6: Shahid Afridi to Clarke, one run, skips down the pitch and drives to long off. Afridi has blood from that injury, so might need to go off. Yep, he's going off to look at that cut or split on the left hand. AUS 1/74 (Clarke 20, DJ Hussey 33)
Over 13.5: Shahid Afridi to Clarke, no run, gets forward and defends to the off-side.
There's an impromptu drinks break here as Afridi gets some treatment after being hit hard on the hand last ball. He will continue but his left thumb and fore finger have been bandaged together making it almost impossible to catch with that hand!
Over 13.4: Shahid Afridi to Clarke, no run, flighted ball driven hard but straight back to the bowler.
Over 13.3: Shahid Afridi to Clarke, two runs, steers a drive along the ground to deep cover and Hussey is quickly back for the second.
Over 13.2: Shahid Afridi to Clarke, no run, skips down the pitch and defends again.
Over 13.1: Shahid Afridi to Clarke, no run, leans forward and defends back to the bowler.
13th Over
Over 12.6: Junaid Khan to DJ Hussey, two runs, reaches for another slower ball and drives for a couple out to deep cover. AUS 1/71 (Clarke 17, DJ Hussey 33)
Over 12.5: Junaid Khan to Clarke, one run, pushes a drive back past the bowler for a single to long off.
Over 12.4: Junaid Khan to Clarke, two runs, gets across and guides his defensive shot away behind point for a couple.
Over 12.3: Junaid Khan to Clarke, FOUR, wide outside off stump and Clarke whacks the slower ball away easily over mid off.
Over 12.2: Junaid Khan to Clarke, no run, gets across to a ball angling in and drives firmly to mid on.
Over 12.1: Junaid Khan to Clarke, no run, around the wicket and Clarke jams a full ball down the pitch.
12th Over
13th Over: Junaid Khan (0/12 off 2) is back at the Sharjah Club end, replacing Rehman.
Over 11.6: Shahid Afridi to Clarke, one run, whipped away off the stumps for a single to deep midwicket. AUS 1/62 (Clarke 10, DJ Hussey 31)
Over 11.5: Shahid Afridi to Clarke, no run, APPEAL, steps well forward to defend and the ball clips the pad first. Not out says Umpire Bowden, outside the line.
Over 11.4: Shahid Afridi to DJ Hussey, one run, punched off the back foot away to deep cover.
Over 11.3: Shahid Afridi to Clarke, one run, leans forward and knocks the ball away to long on.
Over 11.2: Shahid Afridi to DJ Hussey, one run, turned away off the pads for a single down to fine leg.
Over 11.1: Shahid Afridi to DJ Hussey, no run, gets forward and plays the ball to midwicket.
11th Over
12th Over: Shahid Afridi on at the Pavilion end, replacing Hafeez.
Over 10.6: Abdur Rehman to DJ Hussey, one run, punched into the gap this time for a single to deep cover. AUS 1/58 (Clarke 8, DJ Hussey 29)
Over 10.5: Abdur Rehman to DJ Hussey, no run, plays a quicker ball straight to Misbah at cover again.
Over 10.4: Abdur Rehman to DJ Hussey, no run, steps forward and drives firmly to cover.
Over 10.3: Abdur Rehman to Clarke, one run, down the pitch and knocks a single away to long on.
Over 10.2: Abdur Rehman to Clarke, FOUR, bad ball down the leg side and helped away by Clarke to the fine leg boundary.
Over 10.1: Abdur Rehman to DJ Hussey, one run, the field has spread now with the restrictions lifted and Hussey drives past the bowler for a single.
10th Over
Over 9.6: Mohammad Hafeez to DJ Hussey, one run, worked away easily along the ground to deep midwicket. AUS 1/51 (Clarke 3, DJ Hussey 27)
Over 9.5: Mohammad Hafeez to DJ Hussey, two runs, short ball pulled away hard in the air and it lands just short of the man running across from long on.
Over 9.4: Mohammad Hafeez to Clarke, one run, works a quicker ball along the ground through square leg.
Over 9.3: Mohammad Hafeez to Clarke, no run, uses his feet and plays straight to midwicket.
Over 9.2: Mohammad Hafeez to DJ Hussey, one run, turned with the spin around the corner for an easy run.
Over 9.1: Mohammad Hafeez to Clarke, one run, skips down the pitch and works an easy single to long on.
9th Over
Over 8.6: Abdur Rehman to Clarke, one run, around the wicket and Clarke flicks a single towards mid on. AUS 1/45 (Clarke 1, DJ Hussey 23)
Over 8.5: Abdur Rehman to Warner, no run, OUT, gets back for a pull shot but the ball is too quick. He's completely beaten and it pops up for an easy catch to Malik at mid on. Good bowling from Rehman to get the ball skidding on and taking the wicket.
Over 8.4: Abdur Rehman to Warner, no run, defends from the crease to the off-side.
Over 8.3: Abdur Rehman to Warner, no run, APPEAL, he misses a big sweep shot and struck on the leg. Pakistan think of a Review, but the ball was spinning down the leg side.
Over 8.2: Abdur Rehman to Warner, no run, down the pitch and defends back to the bowler.
Hussey got a good piece of it but straight to Afridi. He had to skip in the air but just didn't get his hands in position in time.
Over 8.1: Abdur Rehman to DJ Hussey, one run, DROPPED, winds up and swings the ball from outside off stump straight through the hands of Afridi at mid on!
8th Over
Over 7.6: Mohammad Hafeez to Warner, no run, gets well forward and defends to short midwicket. AUS 0/43 (Warner 21, DJ Hussey 22)
Over 7.5: Mohammad Hafeez to Warner, no run, played away off the legs and they think of a single before short fine leg races in to prevent it.
Over 7.4: Mohammad Hafeez to Warner, no run, gives himself room and punches the ball to cover.
Over 7.3: Mohammad Hafeez to DJ Hussey, one run, clipped back in the air and just wide of the bowler this time! He takes a single to long on.
Over 7.2: Mohammad Hafeez to DJ Hussey, two runs, gets forward and chips a drive high in the air and just over a leaping Junaid Khan at mid off, a couple of runs.
Over 7.1: Mohammad Hafeez to DJ Hussey, no run, around the wicket as Hussey's drive is beaten by a slider.
7th Over
Over 6.6: Abdur Rehman to Warner, no run, gets forward and defends to the off-side to end the over. AUS 0/40 (Warner 21, DJ Hussey 19)
Over 6.5: Abdur Rehman to Warner, no run, punches a flatter ball straight back to the bowler.
Over 6.4: Abdur Rehman to Warner, no run, two men in the deep on the leg-side as Warner attempts another slog sweep. The ball pops up and lands right between the bowler and midwicket!
Over 6.3: Abdur Rehman to DJ Hussey, one run, leans forward and punches a single down to long off.
Over 6.2: Abdur Rehman to DJ Hussey, no run, gets forward and plays again to short midwicket.
Over 6.1: Abdur Rehman to DJ Hussey, no run, gets forward and drives straight to short midwicket.
6th Over
Over 5.6: Mohammad Hafeez to Warner, no run, gets forward and defends with an inside edge to short fine leg. AUS 0/39 (Warner 21, DJ Hussey 18)
Over 5.5: Mohammad Hafeez to Warner, no run, punches the ball off the stumps but straight to cover.
Over 5.4: Mohammad Hafeez to DJ Hussey, one run, around the wicket now and Hussey plays comfortably off the pads to deep square leg.
Over 5.3: Mohammad Hafeez to DJ Hussey, SIX, flighted on off stump and this one disappears as well! Can't do that to Hussey, it was a gift and allowed him room to swing it high and mighty over midwicket again! We need another replacement ball.
Over 5.2: Mohammad Hafeez to DJ Hussey, no run, quicker ball knocked away to the leg-side.
Over 5.1: Mohammad Hafeez to DJ Hussey, SIX, and now Hussey gets into the act, that ball's gone too!! Dropped to a knee and slog sweeps flat and hard over midwicket! The line was a bit straighter and allowed Hussey to free the arms and hit through it.
5th Over
That six has sailed out of the ground and we've needed a replacement ball at the Sharjah Club end.
Over 4.6: Abdur Rehman to Warner, SIX, a straighter ball and Warner gets under it with a huge slog sweep over square leg, brilliant batting! AUS 0/26 (Warner 21, DJ Hussey 5)
Over 4.5: Abdur Rehman to Warner, no run, same again with a very quick ball knocked away.
Over 4.4: Abdur Rehman to Warner, no run, defends a quick ball on the bounce to Misbah at short midwicket.
Over 4.3: Abdur Rehman to Warner, no run, batting in a cap now and Warner is pulling hard but straight to short fine leg.
Over 4.2: Abdur Rehman to DJ Hussey, one run, gets forward and eases a drive down to long off.
Over 4.1: Abdur Rehman to DJ Hussey, no run, around the wicket with a slip and short midwicket as Hussey punches to cover point.
4th Over
5th Over: Left-arm spinner Abdur Rehman on now, replacing Junaid Khan at the Sharjah Club end.
Over 3.6: Mohammad Hafeez to Warner, no run, cuts from just outside off stump straight to point. AUS 0/19 (Warner 15, DJ Hussey 4)
Over 3.5: Mohammad Hafeez to Warner, no run, punches a drive straight back to the bowler.
Over 3.4: Mohammad Hafeez to Warner, no run, and Warner tries to combat that by jumping into the switch hit position. The shot wasn't on and he defended it right-handed style!
Over 3.3: Mohammad Hafeez to Warner, no run, prods forward and beaten by a ball drifting in and spinning away past the edge.
Over 3.2: Mohammad Hafeez to Warner, no run, gets forward and defends firmly back to the bowler.
Over 3.1: Mohammad Hafeez to DJ Hussey, one run, moves across and knocks the ball easily down to long on.
3rd Over
Over 2.6: Junaid Khan to Warner, FOUR, width outside off stump now and Warner hits his drive in the air but safely over backward point. AUS 0/18 (Warner 15, DJ Hussey 3)
Over 2.5: Junaid Khan to Warner, FOUR, short ball heaved away flat over midwicket and it races to the boundary.
Over 2.4: Junaid Khan to DJ Hussey, one run, drives hard down the ground where the sub fielder Shoaib Malik makes a great diving save to his right, prevents a boundary.
Over 2.3: Junaid Khan to DJ Hussey, no run, steps forward and drives straight to extra cover.
Over 2.2: Junaid Khan to DJ Hussey, no run, gets forward and defends straight back down the pitch. There's dew around which makes it hard for the bowlers.
Over 2.1: Junaid Khan to Warner, one run, right behind the ball and nudges it wide of mid on for a quick single.
2nd Over
Over 1.6: Mohammad Hafeez to Warner, one run, leans forward and pushes a single along the ground to long off. AUS 0/8 (Warner 6, DJ Hussey 2)
Over 1.5: Mohammad Hafeez to Warner, no run, gets back to defend a quicker ball just in time, well bowled.
Over 1.4: Mohammad Hafeez to Warner, no run, moves across and defends safely to short midwicket.
Over 1.3: Mohammad Hafeez to Warner, no run, mis-times a cut shot and the ball bounces away to point.
Over 1.2: Mohammad Hafeez to Warner, FOUR, around the wicket with a catching midwicket and Warner rocks back to crunch the ball to the cover boundary.
Over 1.1: Mohammad Hafeez to DJ Hussey, one run, a slip and a leg slip as Hussey plays with the turn to deep square leg.
1st Over
2nd Over: Only spinners in this attack apart from Junaid Khan, so it will be Mohammad Hafeez at the Pavilion end.
Over 0.6: Junaid Khan to Warner, no run, steps forward and punches a drive back to the bowler. AUS 0/2 (Warner 1, DJ Hussey 1)
Over 0.5: Junaid Khan to Warner, no run, shuffles across and defends straight back down the pitch.
Over 0.4: Junaid Khan to DJ Hussey, one run, clipped neatly off the pads for a single down to fine leg.
Over 0.3: Junaid Khan to DJ Hussey, no run, leaves a ball angling across him towards the slips.
Over 0.2: Junaid Khan to Warner, one run, turned away off the hip for a single behind square.
David Hussey promoted to open the batting with Matthew Wade resting after keeping wicket in the very uncomfortable heat and humidity.
Over 0.1: Junaid Khan to Warner, no run, two slips in place as Warner fends and misses at a lifting ball outside off stump.
Other
04:35 Welcome back to a very hot and humid Shahjah where Australia are about to begin their chase in this deciding match. It's David Warner and David Hussey batting, Junaid Khan has the ball for Pakistan.

Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez, Nasir Jamshed, Azhar Ali, Asad Shafiq, Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Umar Akmal, Kamran Akmal (wk), Shahid Afridi, Abdur Rehman, Saeed Ajmal, Junaid Khan

Australia: David Warner, Matthew Wade (wk), Michael Clarke (c), Michael Hussey, David Hussey, George Bailey, Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Christian, Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc, James Pattinson


Umpires: Ahsan Raza (PAK), Bowden, BF (NZL)
Third Umpire: Llong, NJ (ENG)
Match Refree: Mahanama, RS (SLA)

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