Pakistan vs Australia

Live Summary, 2nd Semi-Final, ICC World Twenty20, 2021, November 11, 2021
AUS 177/5 (19)
Australia beat Pakistan by 5 wickets
PAK 176/4 (20)
Match over
CRR: 8.8
Commentary :
18.6 : Right then, 5 in 5 for Australia in World Cup knockouts against Pakistan and that also stops the winning streak of the Men in Green in the UAE. We are done with this match and have only one left to go in this edition of the T20 World Cup. The grand finale is going to be a blockbuster clash as it will reignite the trans-Tasman rivalry. New Zealand versus Australia on Sunday, 14th November 2021. The action will begin at 6 pm local (2 pm GMT) but you can join us in advance for the build-up. Cheer
Aaron Finch, the winning skipper of Australia, says that at no stage they felt that the game was in their bag. Praises Wade for the way he played along with Stoinis. Admits that they were a bit sloppy with their fielding today but this win shows the depth of their team. Further adds that it was a nice toss to win but confesses that he hoped to lose it and bat first on what was a great wicket to bat on.
Babar Azam, the captain of Pakistan, says that they scored as many runs as they had planned and feels they also bowled well in the first half but the chances they gave away cost them. States the turning point was the dropped catch (Wade's drop in the 19th over) and had that been taken, it could have been different but he is proud of how the boys fared in this tournament and hopes to learn from this loss. Also says they have played well throughout and that will help them in future. Ends by sayin
Matthew Wade is the Player of the Match! He says that a couple of ramp shots were pre-meditated and he is glad to get a couple of sixes like that. Adds that Stoinis was quite confident about them getting over the line and helped him. Says that he was confident of targeting the shorter boundary against Afridi. Credits Stoinis for the way he batted and says that he got them to a situation where they were a few blows away from getting over the line. Confesses that the feeling has still not sunk in.
Presentation time...
The winning juggernaut of Pakistan has been halted by Australia. They were invincible in this tournament and it is going to be a hard defeat to swallow. Their batting gave them a fine platform and the way they bowled, it was their game till the start of the partnership between Marcus Stoinis and Matthew Wade. Shadab Khan's bowling effort where he hunted down Warner, Smith, Marsh and Maxwell, went in vain and he is unfortunate to end on the losing side.  
Before Matthew Wade went bonkers in the 19th over, he was dropped by Hasan Ali and that probably was the moment that cost Pakistan in the end. There is a famous catchphrase - 'To be the man, you gotta beat the man!' Wade was the man this evening and he took out Pakistan's best man in Shaheen Afridi to earn a stunning win for Australia.
After the Drinks break, Shadab Khan immediately removed the dangerous Warner, caught behind. Although the UltraEdge didn't detect any edge. David not opting to review the decision was a massive moment of this chase as Australia lost Glenn Maxwell soon after that. There were quite a few reckless shot selections from the Aussies and they found themselves in a precarious situation. With 62 needed off 30 balls and 5 Aussie wickets left, the ball was in Pakistan's court, just like it was in England'
The chase started with Shaheen Afridi hurling fireballs at the Aussies. His first over was extraordinary where he took out Aaron Finch for a golden duck and nearly hunted down Mitchell Marsh as well. After the first two overs though, things eased out for Australia and Marsh formed a quickfire 51-run stand with David Warner. The Powerplay went well for them and despite losing Marsh and Steven Smith after that, the Aussies were in control at the halfway mark, needing 88 to win with David Warner lo
Who will bowl the 19th over? 22 needed from 2 overs now. The Aussies are right back in it. Here comes Shaheen Afridi to bowl the most important over of Pakistan's campaign.
Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi!!! Matthew Wade turned back the clock and donned the cape of Michael Hussey and gave Shaheen Afridi the treatment that Mr Cricket handed to Saeed Ajmal in the 2010 T20 World Cup. What a compelling run chase, it was a bit like last evening and the chasing team once again won with one over to spare. The Aussie dugout is pumped up, emotions flooding out there, what a game, what a win - AUSTRALIA ARE IN THE FINAL!
Shaheen Afridi to Matthew Wade, SIX! There is no last over! If the previous one did not seal the deal, this definitely did. Matthew Wade, take a bow. AUSTRALIA ARE IN THE FINAL AS THEY WIN BY 5 WICKETS! Another outrageous stroke from Wade. He tries the paddle scoop, it is a full toss on middle, Wade times it well over the fine leg fence for a biggie.
18.4 : A big conference. Shoaib Malik, Shadab Khan and Babar Azam are in discussion with Shaheen Afridi. Does the pacer have another trick up his sleeve?
18.56 : Shaheen Afridi to Matthew Wade, SIX! That is out of here! Matthew Wade, you beauty! What an innings from him. That is probably the blow that seals the deal for Australia. This is right in his slot. Full and on middle, this is heaved over the mid-wicket fence. Another hit will do it.
18.46 : Shaheen Afridi to Matthew Wade, SIX! This will hurt Hasan Ali even more! Pindrop silence here in the stadium as Australia now only need 12 off 8 balls. It is their game to lose. What an audacious shot this by Wade! He plays the paddle scoop. This is a 148 KPH delivery, full and on middle, Wade just uses the pace and scoops it over the fine leg fence.
18.3 : Shaheen Afridi to Matthew Wade, DROPPED! Hasan Ali, has he just dropped the game? He has had a forgetful outing so far. Shaheen can't believe it and the fans are also shell-shocked. A slower one, on middle, Wade lifts it towards deep mid-wicket, not off the middle. Hasan Ali runs to his left, gets to the ball but spills it. Two taken.
Shaheen Afridi to Matthew Wade, WIDE! Shaheen gets away with one! He bowls one down the leg side, Wade just needed to get some bat on it but misses. Wided.
18.1 : Review time! This seems like a review taken in hope by Pakistan. A review is taken for LBW. No bat on it. Pitching way outside leg. The review is lost.
18.2 : Shaheen Afridi to Marcus Stoinis, NOT OUT! Pitched well outside leg! Pakistan lose a review. It was a review more in desperation. Shaheen hits the deck hard again and attacks the stumps. Stoinis looks to flick but is late into the shot. He misses. It hits the pad and rolls towards point. The batters go for one as there is an appeal by the bowler. The umpire moves away. He then signals a leg bye. It is reviewed but the replays show that the on-field call is the right one.
18.1 : Shaheen Afridi to Marcus Stoinis, That is brilliant from Rizwan! Straightaway indicated it did not carry! Length and on off, slightly shorter actually. Stoinis looks to pull but it goes off the under-edge to the left of Rizwan who dives and takes it. Shaheen appeals, he is almost celebrating but Rizwan says it has bounced. A dot nonetheless. 22 needed in 11 balls.
17.64 : Hasan Ali to Matthew Wade, FOUR! A boundary off the last ball and that probably turns the tide in the favour of the Aussies. 22 needed now in 12 balls. This is full and on middle, Wade once again whips it, this time he gets it behind square on the leg side and it races away. This is an outstanding partnership between the two. They took Australia over the line against the South Africans and have given themselves a good chance here.
17.5 : Hasan Ali to Marcus Stoinis, Lands it on a length this time, on middle, this is pulled through mid-wicket for one.
17.4 : Hasan Ali to Matthew Wade, Just the one! On middle, this is whipped through mid-wicket for one. That is a good ball, not easy to get under those.
17.36 : Hasan Ali to Matthew Wade, SIX! KABOOM! There is the biggie Australia needed. The 50-run stand is up at the right time for the Aussies. The work is still not done though. This is full and outside off, a slower one. Wade manages to drag it over the long on fence for a biggie. 28 needed in 15, three big balls coming up.
17.2 : Hasan Ali to Matthew Wade, Well fielded! Full and on middle, Wade whips it through mid-wicket. The fielder in the deep runs to his left and stops it. Two taken.
17.1 : Hasan Ali to Marcus Stoinis, Wade wanted two but not taken! On middle, Stoinis works it through mid-wicket. They run the first one quickly. There is a collision between Hasan and Stoinis, who tries to turn for the second. In the end, only one.
16.6 : Haris Rauf to Marcus Stoinis, Just a run then to end! Still though, a huge over. 13 from it. 37 needed in 18. Short and on middle, Stoinis pulls it through square leg, towards the fielder for one.
0.0 : The required rate has reached 12.5 now and Australia need a big over here. Remember, the semi-final between England and New Zealand saw the game turn on its head in the 17th over too. The Aussies need something similar here. Haris Rauf is back on.
16.5 : Haris Rauf to Marcus Stoinis, Well bowled! Length, seam-up and into the body of the batter, cramping him for room. Stoinis plays it back to the bowler.
16.44 : Haris Rauf to Marcus Stoinis, FOUR! That is a brute of a stroke! Shadab did try his best but his effort went in vain! This is very full and on middle, Stoinis powers it down the ground. Shadab, from long off, runs to his right, dives but does not stop it. 10 from the last two balls, can Australia now make this into a huge over?
16.36 : Haris Rauf to Marcus Stoinis, SIX! Bang! That goes all the way! A welcome biggie. Stoinis this time waits for the slower one, he was expecting it and Rauf bowls it. It is on a length and on off, Stoinis heaves it over the mid-wicket fence. It is on the shorter side of the ground and goes all the way.
16.2 : Haris Rauf to Marcus Stoinis, What exceptional work in the field! Shoaib Malik, take a bow, this guy is 39 and he just ran across the field like he is in his early 20s. On middle, this is whipped with power through mid-wicket. Malik runs to his left, dives and keeps it down to two.
16.1 : Haris Rauf to Marcus Stoinis, Dots will just keep building the pressure here! Rauf has been brilliant in the death and starts well. A slower one and on off, Stoinis pushes it back to the bowler. He is not picking the slower ones here.
15.6 : Hasan Ali to Matthew Wade, A dot to end! So Hasan came back really well in the second half of his over. Still, 12 from the over and the Aussies need 50 in the last 4. A slower one outside off, Wade swings, he is early in the swing and hence, misses.
15.5 : Hasan Ali to Marcus Stoinis, A short one now, not very short, fractionally short. Cramping Stoinis for room. He pulls it through mid-wicket for one.
15.4 : Hasan Ali to Matthew Wade, Brilliant! A yorker now, on middle, Wade jams it out on the leg side and gets to the other end.
15.3 : Hasan Ali to Marcus Stoinis, Good work from Hasan Ali! A slower one, on middle, this is worked towards mid-wicket with soft hands. Hasan Ali does well to run after the ball and keeps it down to one. Good commitment shown by the pacer.
0.0 : Hasan Ali (2-0-17-0) is back on. He has not had the best of tournaments and could be targeted by the Aussies.
15.2 : Hasan Ali to Marcus Stoinis, Another two! Hasan goes short and delivers a slower one. Stoinis pulls it through mid-wicket. Two again.
Hasan Ali to Marcus Stoinis, NO BALL AND TWO! This is poor from Hasan Ali. No balls are not what Pakistan would want! This time though the delivery is good, it is full and on middle, Stoinis whips it through mid-wicket for two. Free Hit coming up.
15.14 : Hasan Ali to Marcus Stoinis, FOUR! Evading two diving fielders and into the fence! Perfect start to the over, this is the bowler they needed to target and the over has started well for the Aussies. Pressure on Hasan Ali. He goes full and wide outside off. Stoinis hits it past the diving cover fielder. Long off runs to his left and then puts in a dive but fails to stop it.
14.6 : Shaheen Afridi to Marcus Stoinis, A run to end! 6 from the over only. The required rate is above 12 now. Shorter and outside off, this is cut through point toward the sweeper for one.
14.5 : Shaheen Afridi to Marcus Stoinis, Leading edge but safe! Almost another one for Shaheen! Another cutter, it lands on middle and then grips. Stoinis looks to work it on the leg side. It goes off the leading edge wide of point and towards third man for two.
14.4 : Shaheen Afridi to Matthew Wade, Just a single again! Full and on middle, Wade whips it through square leg. Only one. Excellent stuff from Shaheen.
14.3 : Shaheen Afridi to Matthew Wade, A dot! Gold! Sees Wade coming down and outsmarts him with a short one outside off. Wade looks to cut but misses.
14.2 : Shaheen Afridi to Marcus Stoinis, Another chance goes begging! Stoinis gets a lifeline. A short slower one on middle, Stoinis looks to pull but gets an inside edge onto the body. It rolls beside the stumps. Stoinis is late to take off. Shaheen gets to the ball, picks it up and has a shy at the bowler's end. Luckily for Stoinis, he misses.
0.0 : Shadab Khan is done with his spell. Shaheen Afridi (2-0-8-1) is brought back on. His two overs will be extremely crucial here.
14.1 : Shaheen Afridi to Matthew Wade, A slower one, angling into the body, Wade works it through square leg. Takes one. Singles won't really harm Pakistan as the required rate is well over 11 now.
13.6 : Haris Rauf to Marcus Stoinis, A beauty to end! A dot more importantly. 68 needed off 36 balls. A slower one, this lands on off and then grips. Stoinis is beaten as he tries to put the bat on the ball. Really good over from Rauf. Despite the boundary, only 6 from it.
13.5 : Haris Rauf to Matthew Wade, Good comeback! Goes short and quick on middle, Wade looks to pull but is late on the shot. It goes off the splice towards long on for one.
13.44 : Haris Rauf to Matthew Wade, FOUR! That lands just before the ropes! A welcome boundary though. Releases a little bit of pressure. Fuller and on middle, Wade powers it down the ground for a one-bounce boundary.
13.3 : Haris Rauf to Matthew Wade, Edged and short! Really good stop in the end by Rizwan! On a length and on off, angling away. Wade looks to guide it down to third man but it goes off the outside edge, lands just in front and to the left of Rizwan who dives and stops it.
13.2 : Haris Rauf to Marcus Stoinis, On the pads, another slower one. Stoinis looks to flick but misses. It hits the pads and rolls on the leg side. A leg bye is taken.
13.1 : Haris Rauf to Marcus Stoinis, A direct hit and Wade was a goner! Shadab was the fielder. Everything he has done so far has gone right, this time though luckily for Wade, he misses. On off, Stoinis guides it to point. Wade wants a run and sets off. He is sent back. Shadab runs towards the ball, picks it up and has a shy at the bowler's end but misses.
12.6 : Change. Haris Rauf (1-0-14-0) is back on.
Shadab Khan to Matthew Wade, Slower, tossed up delivery. Matthew Wade gets forward and blocks it. End of a brilliant spell by Shadab Khan. 4-0-26-4. 74 needed now from 7 overs.
12.5 : Shadab Khan to Marcus Stoinis, Shorter length and Marcus Stoinis gets back and punches it to sweeper cover for a single.
12.4 : Shadab Khan to Marcus Stoinis, Quicker, flatter, on off. Marcus Stoinis gets forward and defends it towards the cover fielder in the ring.
12.36 : Shadab Khan to Marcus Stoinis, SIX! Geez! This is an entertaining chase! Googly, on off. Marcus Stoinis lines himself up and heaves it away. The man from deep mid-wicket gets to his left but the ball goes over him and for a maximum. 100 up!
12.2 : Matthew Wade walks out to bat! This is the last recognized pair, only the all-rounders left after this. A lot relies on these two.
Shadab Khan to Glenn Maxwell, OUT! TAKEN! Another one bites the dust and Australia are crumbling under pressure! Shadab Khan gets another wicket! Tossed up, on off, Maxwell goes for the reverse batted shot. He hits it quite well but there is a fielder at deep point. Haris Rauf runs in, dives to his right and takes the catch after misjudging it initially. One wonders if Maxwell could have played out Shadab and then targeted some other bowler. Another questionable shot selection from an A
12.1 : Shadab Khan to Marcus Stoinis, Shorter, on off. Marcus Stoinis gets back and punches it to long off for a single.
11.6 : Imad Wasim to Glenn Maxwell, Quicker, flatter delivery again, on the stumps. Glenn Maxwell reverse sweeps but gets a top edge behind the keeper for a couple. 82 needed now from 48 balls.
0.0 : Imad Wasim is back! So as soon as Warner gets out, Babar turns to the left-arm spinner.
11.5 : Imad Wasim to Glenn Maxwell, Quicker one on off. Glenn Maxwell drives it back to the bowler.
11.4 : Imad Wasim to Marcus Stoinis, Shorter length, outside off. Marcus Stoinis punches it to sweeper cover for a single.
11.3 : Imad Wasim to Marcus Stoinis, Fuller, on middle, Marcus Stoinis looks to drive but gets an inside edge again onto his pads. Dot ball again.
11.2 : Imad Wasim to Marcus Stoinis, Flatter, on the stumps, Marcus Stoinis punches it to the cover fielder.
11.1 : Imad Wasim to Marcus Stoinis, Fuller, quicker, on the leg stump. Marcus Stoinis makes room and looks to hit it towards the off side but gets an inside edge past the stumps.
10.6 : Shadab Khan to Marcus Stoinis, Googly, on middle and leg. Stoinis taps it to the leg side for one at mid-wicket. Yet another successful over for the leggie.
10.5 : Shadab Khan to Glenn Maxwell, Flatter ball, on off. Maxwell gets the outside edge while looking to block. The ball goes towards backward point and a single is taken.
10.4 : Shadab Khan to Glenn Maxwell, Loopy ball, around off. Blocked out.
10.3 : Shadab Khan to Glenn Maxwell, Oh...just short of the fielder!  Shorter length, outside off, Maxwell looks to cut but gets a thick edge just short of the backward point fielder.
10.2 : Shadab Khan to Marcus Stoinis, Fuller by Shadab, on off. Marcus Stoinis gets on his knees and paddles it to fine leg for a single.
0.0 : DRINKS! Now then, despite the three wickets, Australia have their noses in front slightly. 88 is what they need in 60 balls and by the time Warner is in, you have to say, Australia are the favourites. Maxwell, on the other hand, has to avoid what Marsh and Smith did. He just needs to give the strike over to Warner and hang in there with him. Can he do so? Pakistan know they need wickets, especially Warner's. Where will it come from? A thriller is loading here at the Dubai International Stadiu
10.1w : Shadab Khan to David Warner, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Shadab Khan is the man for Pakistan! He gets the big, big wicket of Warner and Khan is running in celebration! How often have we seen a wicket fall after a break? This is quicker and angled across Warner. He goes for the drive but misses. Mohammad Rizwan takes a sharp catch behind the stumps. There is a big appeal and up goes the finger! A big moment in this game and the Australian lower order will be under huge pressure here. OH! HOLD ON
Marcus Stoinis is the new man in now.
9.6 : Hasan Ali to David Warner, Full toss, on the stumps, Warner works it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 88 needed now from the last 10 overs.
9.5 : Hasan Ali to Glenn Maxwell, CHANCE OF A RUN OUT! Missed. David Warner survives and it's a big moment in the game. Back of a length again, on off. Maxwell pushes it to covers and sets off for a quick single. Fakhar Zaman in the ring gets across and collects the ball. He fires in a throw at the striker's end but misses the stumps. Warner was not even in the frame. A bad call for a run and Australia are lucky here.
9.4 : Hasan Ali to Glenn Maxwell, Shorter length, around leg, Maxwell pulls it wide of fine leg. The fielder reacts to his left and stops the ball. A couple taken.
0.0 : Glenn Maxwell walks out to bat now! We have seen the last two wickets being gifted away. What approach will Glenn take? He is generally an attacking player but he can take some time to get set here.
9.3 : Hasan Ali to Glenn Maxwell, Back of a length again, on off. Maxwell gets back and defends it off the back foot towards the off side.
9.2 : Hasan Ali to David Warner, Back of a length, outside off. Warner cuts it to sweeper cover for a single.
9.14 : Hasan Ali to David Warner, FOUR! Goodness, this guy is so good when on song! Length ball, down the leg side. Warner gets low and sweeps it over short fine leg for a boundary. Brilliant batting by the southpaw here. He holds the key for Australia here.
8.6 : Hasan Ali comes back! Just the one over for Hafeez then.
Shadab Khan to David Warner, Shorter, on the pads. Warner pulls it to fine leg for another single. 97 needed now from 66 balls.
8.5 : Shadab Khan to Glenn Maxwell, Shorter, on off. Maxwell gets back and works it to deep mid-wicket for a single. He is off the mark.
8.4 : Shadab Khan to David Warner, Slower, fuller delivery. Warner drives it to deep cover for a single.
8.3w : Shadab Khan to Steven Smith, OUT! TAKEN! Shadab Khan does it yet again here! He keeps getting Pakistan back in the game! Tossed up, on off. Smith attempts the slog-sweep but just like Marsh, he gets a top edge. The ball goes miles in the air but Fakhar Zaman settles under it at deep mid-wicket and pouches it. You can question the shot selection here as it was quite needless from Smudge. All he needed to do was to rotate the strike and let Warner take care of hitting the big shots. Knowin
8.2 : Shadab Khan to David Warner, Fuller, on middle. Warner pushes it to long on and wants a double but Smith rightly sends him back. A single taken.
8.16 : Shadab Khan to David Warner, SIX! Crunched! That is absolutely crunched by the pocket dynamite! Tossed up, on off, Warner dances down the track. He does not reach the pitch of the ball but goes through with the shot. The result? Well, one of the spectators behind long on gets some catching practice.
7.6 : Mohammad Hafeez to Steven Smith,  Shorter, slower, on off. Smith looks to work it towards the on side but ends up hitting it back to the bowler.
7.5 : Mohammad Hafeez to David Warner, Flatter, quicker, on off. Warner cuts it straight to the point fielder and gets a quick single. The fielder there fires in a throw at the bowler's end but Warner is safe.
7.4 : Mohammad Hafeez to David Warner, Fuller, on off, Warner drives it straight to the cover fielder in the ring.
7.3 : Mohammad Hafeez to Steven Smith, Shorter, on off. Smith pushes it to long off for a single.
Mohammad Hafeez to Steven Smith, WIDE! Mohammad Hafeez delivers this down the leg side. Smith leaves it alone. Wide called.
0.0 : Steven Smith walks out to bat now. The situation is quite tailor-made for him at the moment. He just needs to hang in there and build a stand with Warner.
7.1 : Mohammad Hafeez to David Warner, Fuller on off. Warner backs away and hits this aerially towards long off. The fielder fumbles and the batters take a couple.
7.2 : Mohammad Hafeez to David Warner, Flatter, shorter, on the pads. Warner nudges it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
7.16 : Mohammad Hafeez to David Warner, NO BALL AND SIX! Oh boy, what has happened there? The ball slips out of Hafeez's hands. It lands near him and bounces twice before reaching the batter. Warner comes down the track and heaves it way over the mid-wicket fence. It is not a dead ball and the umpire raises his arms to signal six. It is called a no ball as the ball bounced more than once. Free Hit loading...
6.6 : Change! Mohammad Hafeez comes on now. Spin from both ends then.
Shadab Khan to Steven Smith, Shorter, flatter, on off. Smith cuts it towards the point region. The fielder does well and stops it with a dive.
6.54 : Shadab Khan to Steven Smith, FOUR! Edged and a boundary! Smith will take it. Shorter ball, outside off. He rocks back to cut it away but gets the thick outside edge. The ball runs to the third man fence.
0.0 : Review time! Boy, plenty of drama in the first over itself. It is a combined review for LBW and run out. Player review for the first. Umpire review for the second. It is not a run out as Marsh is inside the crease. Now, over to the LBW appeal. No bat on that. UMPIRE'S CALL ON IMPACT!
6.4 : Shadab Khan to Steven Smith, Fuller, loopy delivery on off. Steven Smith looks to paddle sweep but gets the bottom of his blade.
6.3 : Shadab Khan to David Warner, Quicker, on the pads. Warner works it to the on side for a single.
6.2w : Shadab Khan to Mitchell Marsh, OUT! TAKEN! A leggie does the trick! Tossed up, on off. Marsh looks to slog-sweep but gets the top edge. The ball goes high in the air towards deep square leg. Asif Ali runs in from the fence and keeps his eyes on the ball to take a good catch. The dangerous-looking Marsh has gone but he has given Australia some much-needed momentum in this chase.
5.6 : Change! Time for some leg spin as Shadab Khan comes on.
6.1 : Shadab Khan to Mitchell Marsh, Quicker, flatter, outside off. Marsh cuts it straight to the point fielder.
5.6 : Hasan Ali to Mitchell Marsh, Very full and on middle, Marsh bunts it down towards mid on. The fielder is quite deep and it's an easy run. At the end of the Powerplay, Australia are 52/1, needing 125 more off 84 balls.
5.5 : Hasan Ali to Mitchell Marsh, Good length on off, Marsh stays back and plays it down to point.
5.4 : Hasan Ali to David Warner, Fractionally short in length and on middle, Warner hangs on the back foot and deflects it down to third man by using the pace of the bowler. They cross for a run.
5.3 : Hasan Ali to Mitchell Marsh, Lands it on a length and outside off, Marsh taps it down in front of backward point for one. 50 comes up for Australia. 
5.24 : Hasan Ali to Mitchell Marsh, FOUR! Mitchell Marsh is showing great attacking instinct. Short in length and around middle, at 85 mph, Marsh rides the bounce and pulls it powerfully behind square leg for a boundary.
5.1 : Hasan Ali to David Warner, Hasan starts from 'round the wicket and delivers a full ball at 74 mph on middle, Warner helps it towards short fine leg for a run.
4.6 : Change. Hasan Ali comes on now.
Haris Rauf to David Warner, Fullish and on middle, Warner clears his front leg and helps it softly towards square leg off the inside edge. A single is taken. 14 from this over.
4.5 : Haris Rauf to Mitchell Marsh, Slower one, on a length and around off at 83 mph, Marsh stays back and pushes it gently to mid on for a run.
4.4 : Haris Rauf to David Warner, Haris Rauf follows the batsman down the leg side with a 93 mph length ball, Warner nudges it in the gap at mid-wicket for one.
4.3 : Haris Rauf to Mitchell Marsh, Shortish and around off, Marsh punches it to covers where Shoaib Malik makes a fine diving stop. Still, a single is pinched.
4.24 : Haris Rauf to Mitchell Marsh, FOUR! Guided away! The momentum is shifting. A 90 mph delivery, on a length and outside off, Marsh pushes inside the line and looks to guide it down towards third man. It takes the outer half of the bat but Marsh was always in control. The ball scoots away to the fence, beating the dive from the fielder near the fence.
4.16 : Haris Rauf to Mitchell Marsh, SIX! Mitchell Marsh is the man in form for Australia. He has been scoring big runs for them in the past few months, batting at number 3. Back of a length, around off at 89 mph, Marsh picks it early and smokes it over mid-wicket for a biggie.
3.6 : Will Afridi get one more over here? Nope, here comes Haris Rauf.
Imad Wasim to Mitchell Marsh, Fuller and on middle, Marsh clips it through mid-wicket and calls for two. He will only get a single. 17 from the over and Australia have got some sort of a start.
3.5 : Imad Wasim to David Warner, Flatter one, on middle, helped in front of square leg for a run.
3.44 : Imad Wasim to David Warner, FOUR! David Warner is on fire, he is on the attack. Tossed up, full and around off, Warner goes down and across before heaving it behind square leg for a boundary.
3.34 : Imad Wasim to David Warner, FOUR! Warner is getting into his zone. Imad Wasim drags his length short and bowls it around leg, Warner steps back to make room and whacks it through cover-point for a boundary. David stayed still and that was the key.
3.26 : Imad Wasim to David Warner, SIX! This one has been dismissed by Warner. Imad Wasim delivers it flat and short around off, Warner stays on the back foot and launches it over mid-wicket for a maximum. Australia will have to target one bowler in the Powerplay and Imad possibly is the weaker link.
3.1 : Imad Wasim to Mitchell Marsh, Flighted and around leg, Marsh tries to flick but gets a leading edge. It dribbles towards mid off for a single.
2.6 : Shaheen Afridi to David Warner, Fires it in, very full and on middle, searching for the blackhole, Warner gets his bat down in time to dig it out.
2.5 : Shaheen Afridi to Mitchell Marsh, Around off, on a length, Marsh taps it down to point and hurries to the other end. Shadab has a shy at the bowler's end but misses.
2.4 : Shaheen Afridi to Mitchell Marsh, Almost drags it on! Shaheen serves it on a length around off at 92 mph, Marsh stays back to push at it and gets an inside edge. It beats the stumps and goes to short fine leg. Haris Rauf is present there and dives across to his right to stop the racing ball. Great energy.
2.34 : Shaheen Afridi to Mitchell Marsh, FOUR! Smashed away! Shaheen pitches it up and around off, the pace is right up there, Marsh walks forward a bit and drills it through the gap between mid off and extra cover.
2.2 : Shaheen Afridi to Mitchell Marsh, DOT! Marsh swings his bat and misses. Clever deception from Shaheen. A half-tracker without any pace, around off, Mitchell tries to pull but fails to connect.
Shaheen Afridi to David Warner, Very full and on middle, it's speared in by Shaheen, Warner bunts it down to wide mid on and crosses for a quick run. Called a no ball as Shaheen has overstepped the line. Free Hit loading...
2.1 : Shaheen Afridi to David Warner, Back of a length, around off, Warner nails his back foot punch but finds the cover fielder.
1.6 : Imad Wasim to Mitchell Marsh, Fired on the pads. Marsh works it wide of short fine leg. Hasan Ali chases it and slides to stop it. Two taken. A good tidy over by Imad Wasim.
1.5 : Imad Wasim to David Warner, Flatter ball, on off. Warner reverse-sweeps it well. But the man at short third man dives and keeps it to one.
1.4 : Imad Wasim to Mitchell Marsh, Shorter ball, on off. Marsh backs away and chops it to covers. He takes off for a single and the fielder misses his shy at the bowler's end.
1.3 : Imad Wasim to Mitchell Marsh, Slider on the pads. Mitchell Marsh blocks it out.
1.2 : Imad Wasim to David Warner, Darted on the pads. Warner works it past square leg and takes a run.
0.6 : Who will bowl from the other end? Imad Wasim it is.
1.1 : Imad Wasim to David Warner, Flatter ball, outside off. Warner cuts it towards point.
0.6 : Shaheen Afridi to Mitchell Marsh, On a length around middle, Marsh defends it back from the crease. What a stupendous first over to kickstart the chase!
0.5 : Shaheen Afridi to Mitchell Marsh, Beaten all ends up! Goodness, gracious. Unplayable. This place is sizzling. Outrageous bowling. Shaheen pitches it on a length around off and gets it to move around, Marsh stays put inside the crease, pushes inside the line and misses. That almost kissed the inside edge of his blade. 
0.4 : Shaheen Afridi to Mitchell Marsh, Huge shout for an lbw first and then for a run out too! Shaheen Afridi is running and appealing, he has almost reached square leg, turns and sees that the finger has stayed down. A corker of a delivery, a toe-crusher around leg, Marsh is beaten by the excessive pace and is hit flush on the left boot. The ball deflects to backward point and Marsh comes out of the crease, looking for a run. He is sent back and the fielder has scored a direct hit at the strike
0.3 : Mitchell Marsh walks out to bat.
Shaheen Afridi to Aaron Finch, OUT! LBW! A perfect start for Pakistan! Shaheen Afridi has done it again. What a bowler, what a champion bowler! He brings his left-arm angle into play and deceives the batsman with the inward movement. Full and around off, at a fiery pace of 92 mph. The ball hits the deck and nips back in. Finch goes nowhere with his footwork as he tries to block. The ball raps him on the pads, they appeal and the finger goes up immediately. Finch walks even without thinking
0.2 : Shaheen Afridi to David Warner, Australia are away! Angles in a 140 kph length ball on off, Warner stays back and taps it down to mid-wicket for a single.
0.1 : Shaheen Afridi to David Warner, Brilliant start from Shaheen Afridi! Right on the button. On a length and outside off, nipping away after landing, Warner is glued on the back foot as he feels for the delivery. Gets beaten on the outside edge. 
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