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Australia vs Pakistan The County Ground, Taunton,The County Ground, Taunton -

ICC Men's ODI World Cup 2019 - Match 17

Australia
Australia
AUS
307 / 10

49.0 Overs
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Pakistan
Pakistan
PAK
266 / 10

45.4 Overs
46
Runs Scored : 0
0000
Score after 46 Overs
10-266
Bowler
Kane Richardson
Over 46. no runs. Bowler: Kane Richardson. Pakistan: 10-266(rr 5.78)
45.4
0
OUT! Run Out. Kane Richardson to Shaheen Afridi. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover, direct hit by Maxwell. A piece of brilliance from Maxwell finishes the job, an athletic jump and accurate throw catches Sarfaraz short at the non-striker's end. Australia have beaten Pakistan by 41 runs in a tense contest in Taunton to leap up the table into second place. The balance of the match shifted back and forth in an absorbing day, in the end the reigning champions did enough to get over the line thanks to a David Warner century and regular wickets from the seamers in the chase. Warner's partnership with Aaron Finch set things up nicely, despite a little wobble at the death, and Pat Cummins was incisive with the ball in hand. Pakistan looked threatening at various stages with Mohammad Amir's maiden ODI five wicket haul the highlight for them, however he really was the lone beacon of hope with the other bowlers not at their best. They will also reflect that their fielding was below par, something which might have ended up costing them the points this Wednesday evening. Attention turns to Trent Bridge tomorrow, where India will take on New Zealand in a mouth-watering encounter.
45.3
0
Kane Richardson to Shaheen Afridi. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, Gloved to mid off for no runs, fielded by Finch.
45.2
0
Kane Richardson to Shaheen Afridi. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Carey.
45.1
0
Kane Richardson to Shaheen Afridi. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Richardson.
45
Runs Scored : 3
1000101
Score after 45 Overs
9-266
Bowler
Mitchell Starc
Over 45. 3 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Starc. Pakistan: 9-266(rr 5.91)
44.6
1
Mitchell Starc to Shaheen Afridi. Full toss, down leg side on the front foot working, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Richardson.
44.5
0
Mitchell Starc to Shaheen Afridi. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to square leg for no runs, fielded by Maxwell.
44.4
0
OUT! Bowled. Mitchell Starc to Mohammad Amir. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge to. Dragged onto the base of middle stump, Starc strikes again to leave Australia on the verge of victory. It's not the greatest delivery the left-armer will ever bowl but he had pushed Amir back in the crease with a couple of fast ones and that caused him to be late on the shot. Heartbreak for Amir after an amazing bowling display earlier in the day.
44.3
0
Mitchell Starc to Mohammad Amir. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Carey.
44.3
1
Wide Mitchell Starc to Mohammad Amir. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Carey.
44.2
0
OUT! Caught. Mitchell Starc to Wahab Riaz. Seaming away back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, outside edge to wicketkeeper, by Carey. Drama in Taunton, this is a massive moment in the match. It's a tentative appeal from the Aussies, Finch leaves it until the last moment and then eventually signals for a review. He'll be delighted as he sees a little spike on Ultra Edge as the ball passes the bat, he's got it spot on as this tense match continues to amaze. Wahab's brilliant knock comes to an end, Starc is the man for Australia.
44.1
1
Mitchell Starc to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Slower ball back of a length, outside off stump backing away Late Cut, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Coulter-Nile.
44
Runs Scored : 6
101112
Score after 44 Overs
7-263
Bowler
Kane Richardson
Over 44. 6 runs. Bowler: Kane Richardson. Pakistan: 7-263(rr 5.98)
43.6
1
Kane Richardson to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Back of a length, outside off stump moves in front Late Cut, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Starc.
43.5
0
Kane Richardson to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Back of a length, outside off stump moves in front pulling, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Finch.
43.4
1
Kane Richardson to Wahab Riaz. Length ball, wide outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Cummins.
43.3
1
Kane Richardson to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Finch.
43.2
1
Kane Richardson to Wahab Riaz. Full toss, off stump on the front foot Steer, outside edge to third man for 1 run, fielded by Starc.
43.1
2
Kane Richardson to Wahab Riaz. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to deep backward point for 2 runs, fielded by Cummins.
43
Runs Scored : 3
100110
Score after 43 Overs
7-257
Bowler
Mitchell Starc
Over 43. 3 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Starc. Pakistan: 7-257(rr 5.98)
42.6
1
Mitchell Starc to Wahab Riaz. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot glancing, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Marsh.
42.5
0
Mitchell Starc to Wahab Riaz. Short, outside off stump swayed away Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Carey.
42.4
0
Mitchell Starc to Wahab Riaz. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Khawaja.
42.3
1
Mitchell Starc to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Off cutter back of a length, to leg on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Richardson.
42.2
1
Mitchell Starc to Wahab Riaz. Full toss, middle stump on the front foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Cummins.
42.1
0
Mitchell Starc to Wahab Riaz. Length ball, off stump on the front foot Steer, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Carey.
42
Runs Scored : 10
111601
Score after 42 Overs
7-254
Bowler
Nathan Coulter-Nile
Over 42. 10 runs. Bowler: Nathan Coulter-Nile. Pakistan: 7-254(rr 6.05)
41.6
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Wahab Riaz. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Starc.
41.5
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Richardson.
41.4
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Wahab Riaz. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Richardson.
41.3
6
SIX! Nathan Coulter-Nile to Wahab Riaz. Slower length ball, off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Audacious batting, the Pakistan fans are starting to believe this will be their day. Wahab is looking more and more confident out there.
41.2
0
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Wahab Riaz. Length ball, outside off stump backing away driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Smith.
41.1
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Starc.
41
Runs Scored : 14
111164
Score after 41 Overs
0-0
Bowler
Glenn Maxwell
Over 41. 14 runs. Bowler: Glenn Maxwell. Pakistan: 7-244(rr 5.95)
40.6
1
Glenn Maxwell to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Starc.
40.5
1
Glenn Maxwell to Wahab Riaz. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, in the air under control to long on for 1 run, fielded by Starc.
40.4
1
Glenn Maxwell to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Off break back of a length, to leg on the back foot pulling, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Starc.
40.3
1
Glenn Maxwell to Wahab Riaz. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control to deep mid wicket for 1 run, run save by Coulter-Nile, fielded by Marsh.
40.2
6
SIX! Glenn Maxwell to Wahab Riaz. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. No doubt about this one, a full swing of the blade and the ball soars over the helpless Starc at long on. Wahab has carried on where Hassan left off, we are all set for a thrilling finish in Taunton.
40.1
4
FOUR! Glenn Maxwell to Wahab Riaz. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot slog sweeping, bottom edge past fine leg for 4 runs. That's an almighty hack from Wahab and he gets away with it, Maxwell was an inch away from providing Australia the breakthrough.
40
Runs Scored : 2
100001
Score after 40 Overs
7-230
Bowler
Pat Cummins
Over 40. 2 runs. Bowler: Pat Cummins. Pakistan: 7-230(rr 5.75)
39.6
1
Pat Cummins to Wahab Riaz. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Finch.
39.5
0
Pat Cummins to Wahab Riaz. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Maxwell.
39.4
0
Pat Cummins to Wahab Riaz. Off cutter short, outside off stump on the back foot glancing, Gloved to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Carey.
39.3
0
Pat Cummins to Wahab Riaz. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Coulter-Nile.
39.2
0
Pat Cummins to Wahab Riaz. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Cummins.
39.1
1
Pat Cummins to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, outside edge to third man for 1 run, fielded by Starc.
39
Runs Scored : 11
610121
Score after 39 Overs
7-228
Bowler
Nathan Coulter-Nile
Over 39. 11 runs. Bowler: Nathan Coulter-Nile. Pakistan: 7-228(rr 5.85)
38.6
6
SIX! Nathan Coulter-Nile to Wahab Riaz. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Walloped with disdain, Wahab has nailed that right out of the screws. He has showed some ability with the bat in T20 tournaments, can he get his country over the line on the biggest stage of them all?
38.5
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, inside edge to silly point for 1 run, fielded by Khawaja.
38.4
0
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Maxwell.
38.3
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Wahab Riaz. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, mis-timed to leg gully for 1 run, fielded by Carey.
38.2
2
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Wahab Riaz. Slower ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Smith.
38.1
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Cummins.
38
Runs Scored : 3
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Score after 38 Overs
7-217
Bowler
Pat Cummins
Over 38. 3 runs. Bowler: Pat Cummins. Pakistan: 7-217(rr 5.71)
37.6
0
Pat Cummins to Wahab Riaz. Slower ball back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Carey.
37.5
1
Pat Cummins to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid off for 1 run, mis-fielded by Cummins, fielded by Warner.
37.4
0
Pat Cummins to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, mis-timed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Maxwell.
37.3
1
Pat Cummins to Wahab Riaz. Short, outside off stump on the back foot Fended, Spliced to leg gully for 1 run, fielded by Carey.
37.2
1
Pat Cummins to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Khawaja.
37.1
0
Pat Cummins to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Carey.
37
Runs Scored : 7
114001
Score after 37 Overs
7-214
Bowler
Mitchell Starc
Over 37. 7 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Starc. Pakistan: 7-214(rr 5.78)
36.6
1
Mitchell Starc to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot glancing, inside edge to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Coulter-Nile.
36.5
1
Mitchell Starc to Wahab Riaz. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, well timed to extra cover for 1 run, mis-fielded by Khawaja, fielded by Warner.
36.4
4
FOUR! Mitchell Starc to Wahab Riaz. Half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. Wahab gets sucked into a booming drive after fending off some short deliveries and even a full length dive from Smith at slip can't get close to it.
36.3
0
Mitchell Starc to Wahab Riaz. Short, down leg side on the back foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Maxwell.
36.2
0
Mitchell Starc to Wahab Riaz. Short, down leg side on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Starc.
36.1
1
Mitchell Starc to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot Late Cut, to third man for 1 run.
36
Runs Scored : 2
011000
Score after 36 Overs
7-207
Bowler
Pat Cummins
Over 36. 2 runs. Bowler: Pat Cummins. Pakistan: 7-207(rr 5.75)
35.6
0
Pat Cummins to Wahab Riaz. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Maxwell.
35.5
1
Pat Cummins to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Starc.
35.4
1
Pat Cummins to Wahab Riaz. Short, outside off stump on the back foot Fended, Gloved to leg gully for 1 run, fielded by Carey.
35.3
0
Pat Cummins to Wahab Riaz. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Coulter-Nile.
35.2
0
Pat Cummins to Wahab Riaz. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Marsh.
35.1
0
Pat Cummins to Wahab Riaz. Length ball, off stump on the front foot flick, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Finch.
35
Runs Scored : 5
010121
Score after 35 Overs
7-205
Bowler
Mitchell Starc
Over 35. 5 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Starc. Pakistan: 7-205(rr 5.86)
34.6
0
Mitchell Starc to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Maxwell.
34.5
1
Mitchell Starc to Wahab Riaz. Short, down leg side on the back foot Fended, Spliced to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Marsh.
34.4
0
Mitchell Starc to Wahab Riaz. Short, down leg side on the back foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Maxwell.
34.3
1
Mitchell Starc to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Marsh.
34.2
2
Mitchell Starc to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Finch.
34.1
1
Mitchell Starc to Wahab Riaz. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Cummins.
34
Runs Scored : 9
004401
Score after 34 Overs
7-200
Bowler
Kane Richardson
Over 34. 9 runs. Bowler: Kane Richardson. Pakistan: 7-200(rr 5.88)
33.6
0
Kane Richardson to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Smith.
33.5
0
OUT! Caught. Kane Richardson to Hassan Ali. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, top edge in the air uncontrolled to fine leg, by Khawaja. The fun is over, Khawaja settles under the steepler to send Hassan Ali on his way. Richardson bowled this with some extra fire behind it and the top edge made it simple for the fielder. That was a really entertaining knock, Pakistan will have wanted it to continue much longer than it did.
33.4
4
FOUR! Kane Richardson to Hassan Ali. Slower ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Richardson is really under pressure now, Hassan Ali has taken a real liking to him and wants to hit every ball to the boundary. This is a shot that a top order batsman would be proud of.
33.3
4
FOUR! Kane Richardson to Hassan Ali. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Stand and deliver, the batsman spotted the slower ball and then hammered it into a gap. What a cameo this is turning into.
33.2
0
Kane Richardson to Hassan Ali. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Carey.
33.1
1
Kane Richardson to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to silly mid on for 1 run, shy attempt by Richardson.
33
Runs Scored : 9
116010
Score after 33 Overs
6-191
Bowler
Glenn Maxwell
Over 33. 9 runs. Bowler: Glenn Maxwell. Pakistan: 6-191(rr 5.79)
32.6
1
Glenn Maxwell to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Finch.
32.5
1
Glenn Maxwell to Hassan Ali. Off break length ball, to leg down the track driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Coulter-Nile.
32.4
6
SIX! Glenn Maxwell to Hassan Ali. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Slog, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Even Maxwell is left appreciating this shot, a good old fashioned heave that soars over the fence at wide long on. You won't find that stroke in many coaching books.
32.3
0
Glenn Maxwell to Hassan Ali. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Finch.
32.2
1
Glenn Maxwell to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Smith.
32.1
0
Glenn Maxwell to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track Slog, inside edge to silly point for no runs, fielded by Carey.
32
Runs Scored : 14
0660110
Score after 32 Overs
6-182
Bowler
Kane Richardson
Over 32. 14 runs. Bowler: Kane Richardson. Pakistan: 6-182(rr 5.69)
31.6
0
Kane Richardson to Hassan Ali. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Carey.
31.5
6
SIX! Kane Richardson to Hassan Ali. Length ball, off stump on the front foot Slog, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Another one, this was a bit more agricultural but just as effective. Hassan Ali is enjoying himself out there.
31.4
6
SIX! Kane Richardson to Hassan Ali. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Boom, that's a terrific swat well in front of square for a much needed six runs for Pakistan. They certainly haven't given this up just yet.
31.3
0
Kane Richardson to Hassan Ali. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Starc.
31.3
1
Wide Kane Richardson to Hassan Ali. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot flick, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Carey.
31.2
1
Kane Richardson to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Cummins.
31.1
0
Kane Richardson to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Richardson.
31
Runs Scored : 8
0401111
Score after 31 Overs
6-168
Bowler
Glenn Maxwell
Over 31. 8 runs. Bowler: Glenn Maxwell. Pakistan: 6-168(rr 5.42)
30.6
0
Glenn Maxwell to Hassan Ali. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Maxwell.
30.5
4
FOUR! Glenn Maxwell to Hassan Ali. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, top edge past third man for 4 runs. Frustration for Maxwell, he's left to regret not having a slip in place to the new batsman.
30.4
0
Glenn Maxwell to Hassan Ali. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Smith.
30.3
1
Glenn Maxwell to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Marsh.
30.2
1
Glenn Maxwell to Hassan Ali. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Marsh.
30.1
1
Glenn Maxwell to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Richardson.
30.1
1
Wide Glenn Maxwell to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Carey.
30
Runs Scored : 5
010211
Score after 30 Overs
6-160
Bowler
Kane Richardson
Over 30. 5 runs. Bowler: Kane Richardson. Pakistan: 6-160(rr 5.33)
29.6
0
OUT! Caught. Kane Richardson to Asif Ali. Seaming away back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, outside edge to wicketkeeper, by Carey. That's a ferocious delivery, seemingly gathering pace off the pitch and climbing at Asif Ali to make life really awkward. All of a sudden Pakistan's chase is in tatters, they need something heroic from their captain now. Richardson has learned from Amir's success earlier in the day, bowling this with a cross-seam to extract some spice from the surface.
29.5
1
Kane Richardson to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Short, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Cummins.
29.4
0
Kane Richardson to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, bottom edge to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Carey.
29.3
2
Kane Richardson to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Cummins.
29.2
1
Kane Richardson to Asif Ali. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Coulter-Nile.
29.1
1
Kane Richardson to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Back of a length, outside off stump down the track working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Cummins.
29
Runs Scored : 4
1110100
Score after 29 Overs
5-155
Bowler
Aaron Finch
Over 29. 6 runs. Bowler: Aaron Finch. Pakistan: 5-155(rr 5.34)
28.6
1
Aaron Finch to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Stock ball back of a length, off stump on the back foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Coulter-Nile.
28.5
1
Aaron Finch to Asif Ali. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Coulter-Nile.
28.4
1
Aaron Finch to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Stock ball back of a length, middle stump on the back foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Coulter-Nile.
28.3
0
Aaron Finch to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Stock ball back of a length, down leg side backing away cutting, to cover for no runs, fielded by Smith.
28.2
1
Aaron Finch to Asif Ali. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Starc.
28.1
0
Aaron Finch to Asif Ali. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot cutting, to backward square leg for no runs, fielded by Cummins.
28.1
0
Wide Aaron Finch to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Stock length ball, down leg side on the back foot Leave, Left for 2 runs, mis-fielded by Carey, fielded by Marsh.
28
Runs Scored : 3
200001
Score after 28 Overs
5-149
Bowler
Pat Cummins
Over 28. 3 runs. Bowler: Pat Cummins. Pakistan: 5-149(rr 5.32)
27.6
2
Pat Cummins to Asif Ali. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 2 runs, fielded by Warner.
27.5
0
Pat Cummins to Asif Ali. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Maxwell.
27.4
0
Pat Cummins to Asif Ali. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed for no runs, fielded by Carey.
27.3
0
OUT! Caught. Pat Cummins to Shoaib Malik. Seaming in back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, inside edge to wicketkeeper, by Carey. Fantastic bowling, Cummins has his third wicket courtesy of an absolute peach of a delivery. There wasn't much Malik could do about it, especially as he is so new to the crease, it jagged viciously back off the surface to kiss the inside edge. Carey stuck out his left mit to snaffle the ball smartly, Australia are right on top now.
27.2
0
Pat Cummins to Shoaib Malik. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot working, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Cummins.
27.1
1
Pat Cummins to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for 1 run, shy attempt by Warner. Suicidal running by the captain, Malik was almost gone without facing a ball.
27
Runs Scored : 7
011104
Score after 27 Overs
4-146
Bowler
Aaron Finch
Over 27. 7 runs. Bowler: Aaron Finch. Pakistan: 4-146(rr 5.41)
26.6
0
OUT! Caught. Aaron Finch to Mohammad Hafeez. Stock ball full toss, off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep mid wicket, by Starc. Oh my word, Hafeez has given his wicket away by hitting a rank full toss straight to the man in the deep. Finch will be calling it inspired captaincy but in reality it's a big slice of luck for the Aussies. That ball deserved to be smashed out of the ground, however Starc was able to steady himself on the edge of the field and accept it coolly with two hands.
26.5
1
Aaron Finch to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Stock ball back of a length, off stump on the back foot pulling, in the air under control to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Starc.
26.4
1
Aaron Finch to Mohammad Hafeez. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Richardson.
26.3
1
Aaron Finch to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to leg gully for 1 run, fielded by Marsh.
26.2
0
Aaron Finch to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Stock length ball, down leg side backing away working, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, stumping missed by Carey. Almost the perfect response from Finch, a bit of grip beats the edge but Carey fumbles the potential stumping opportunity.
26.1
4
FOUR! Aaron Finch to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Captain against captain, Sarfaraz unleashes his favourite stroke to send Finch's first delivery to the rope.
26
Runs Scored : 3
100110
Score after 26 Overs
3-139
Bowler
Pat Cummins
Over 26. 3 runs. Bowler: Pat Cummins. Pakistan: 3-139(rr 5.35)
25.6
1
Pat Cummins to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge in the air uncontrolled to third man for 1 run.
25.5
0
Pat Cummins to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Carey.
25.4
0
Pat Cummins to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, for no runs, fielded by Starc.
25.3
1
Pat Cummins to Mohammad Hafeez. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run.
25.2
1
Pat Cummins to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Khawaja.
25.1
0
OUT! Caught. Pat Cummins to Imam ul-Haq. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, Gloved to wicketkeeper, by Carey. That's the moment Australia have been searching for, Cummins provides the breakthrough and Imam is left crestfallen. It's a bit of a strange but the bowler doesn't mind, his delight is clear for all to see as he pumps the air with his fists. The batsman will be left wondering why he didn't just leave that delivery well alone, it probably would've been called a wide by the umpire.
25
Runs Scored : 8
140120
Score after 25 Overs
2-136
Bowler
Nathan Coulter-Nile
Over 25. 8 runs. Bowler: Nathan Coulter-Nile. Pakistan: 2-136(rr 5.44)
24.6
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Imam ul-Haq. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Richardson.
24.5
4
FOUR! Nathan Coulter-Nile to Imam ul-Haq. Length ball, off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. Positive footwork and fast hands sees Imam move to fifty in aggressive style. This partnership is setting Pakistan up for a real chance in this chase.
24.4
0
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Imam ul-Haq. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Carey.
24.3
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Mohammad Hafeez. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Cummins.
24.2
2
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Mohammad Hafeez. Out-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, thick edge to third man for 2 runs, run save by Cummins.
24.1
0
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Mohammad Hafeez. Short, outside off stump on the back foot hooking, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Carey.
24
Runs Scored : 2
000110
Score after 24 Overs
2-128
Bowler
Pat Cummins
Over 24. 2 runs. Bowler: Pat Cummins. Pakistan: 2-128(rr 5.33)
23.6
0
Pat Cummins to Imam ul-Haq. Length ball, to leg on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Cummins.
23.5
0
Pat Cummins to Imam ul-Haq. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Maxwell.
23.4
0
Pat Cummins to Imam ul-Haq. Length ball, off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Carey.
23.3
1
Pat Cummins to Mohammad Hafeez. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Starc.
23.2
1
Pat Cummins to Imam ul-Haq. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Starc.
23.1
0
Pat Cummins to Imam ul-Haq. Seaming away length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Carey.
23
Runs Scored : 5
020111
Score after 23 Overs
2-126
Bowler
Nathan Coulter-Nile
Over 23. 5 runs. Bowler: Nathan Coulter-Nile. Pakistan: 2-126(rr 5.48)
22.6
0
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Mohammad Hafeez. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs.
22.5
2
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Mohammad Hafeez. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 2 runs, fielded by Finch.
22.4
0
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Mohammad Hafeez. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs.
22.3
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Imam ul-Haq. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot Late Cut, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Marsh.
22.2
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Mohammad Hafeez. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Cummins.
22.1
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Imam ul-Haq. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for 1 run.
22
Runs Scored : 6
010401
Score after 22 Overs
2-121
Bowler
Mitchell Starc
Over 22. 6 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Starc. Pakistan: 2-121(rr 5.50)
21.6
0
Mitchell Starc to Mohammad Hafeez. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Carey.
21.5
1
Mitchell Starc to Imam ul-Haq. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Coulter-Nile.
21.4
0
Mitchell Starc to Imam ul-Haq. Half volley, middle stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Marsh.
21.3
4
FOUR! Mitchell Starc to Imam ul-Haq. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Short and wide, all left-handers love it out there and Imam is no different. A handy boundary for Pakistan, Finch looks like he is starting to get a bit worried by this partnership.
21.2
0
Mitchell Starc to Imam ul-Haq. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Marsh.
21.1
1
Mitchell Starc to Mohammad Hafeez. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, mis-timed to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Coulter-Nile.
21
Runs Scored : 5
11000111
Score after 21 Overs
2-115
Bowler
Nathan Coulter-Nile
Over 21. 5 runs. Bowler: Nathan Coulter-Nile. Pakistan: 2-115(rr 5.48)
20.6
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Mohammad Hafeez. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Starc.
20.6
1
Wide Nathan Coulter-Nile to Mohammad Hafeez. Out-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Carey.
20.5
0
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Mohammad Hafeez. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Coulter-Nile.
20.4
0
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Mohammad Hafeez. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Khawaja.
20.3
0
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Mohammad Hafeez. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Khawaja.
20.2
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Imam ul-Haq. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Richardson.
20.2
1
Wide Nathan Coulter-Nile to Imam ul-Haq. Back of a length, middle stump down the track glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Carey.
20.1
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Mohammad Hafeez. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to backward point for 1 run, direct hit by Maxwell.
20
Runs Scored : 3
0010101
Score after 20 Overs
2-110
Bowler
Mitchell Starc
Over 20. 3 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Starc. Pakistan: 2-110(rr 5.50)
19.6
0
Mitchell Starc to Imam ul-Haq. Half volley, off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Finch.
19.5
0
Mitchell Starc to Imam ul-Haq. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Carey.
19.5
1
Wide Mitchell Starc to Imam ul-Haq. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Carey.
19.4
0
Mitchell Starc to Imam ul-Haq. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Warner.
19.3
1
Mitchell Starc to Mohammad Hafeez. Short, to leg on the back foot pulling, in the air under control to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Coulter-Nile.
19.2
0
Mitchell Starc to Mohammad Hafeez. Length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Starc.
19.1
1
Mitchell Starc to Imam ul-Haq. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, leading edge to third man for 1 run, fielded by Khawaja.
19
Runs Scored : 10
1141111
Score after 19 Overs
2-107
Bowler
Kane Richardson
Over 19. 10 runs. Bowler: Kane Richardson. Pakistan: 2-107(rr 5.63)
18.6
1
Kane Richardson to Imam ul-Haq. Length ball, to leg on the front foot pushing, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Cummins.
18.6
1
Wide Kane Richardson to Imam ul-Haq. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Carey.
18.5
4
FOUR! Kane Richardson to Imam ul-Haq. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs, mis-fielded by Cummins. Scythed powerfully through point, Cummins tumbles in the deep and can't keep it in play. He probably should've done better with that.
18.4
1
Kane Richardson to Mohammad Hafeez. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Khawaja.
18.3
1
Kane Richardson to Imam ul-Haq. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Marsh.
18.2
1
Kane Richardson to Mohammad Hafeez. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Coulter-Nile.
18.1
1
Kane Richardson to Imam ul-Haq. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Coulter-Nile.
18
Runs Scored : 14
011642
Score after 18 Overs
2-97
Bowler
Glenn Maxwell
Over 18. 14 runs. Bowler: Glenn Maxwell. Pakistan: 2-97(rr 5.39)
17.6
0
Glenn Maxwell to Mohammad Hafeez. Off break half volley, middle stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Smith. This match is tantalisingly poised as we reach the drinks break. Australia got a couple of key wickets in that period of play but Pakistan have fought back with some impressive strokeplay.
17.5
1
Glenn Maxwell to Imam ul-Haq. Off break length ball, middle stump down the track pushing, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Starc.
17.4
1
Glenn Maxwell to Mohammad Hafeez. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Khawaja.
17.3
6
SIX! Glenn Maxwell to Mohammad Hafeez. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. This time the connection is sweet and the ball sails all the way for six. Wonderful batting by Hafeez, using his experience to anticipate where the ball will be pitched and his footwork to generate some momentum.
17.2
4
FOUR! Glenn Maxwell to Mohammad Hafeez. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control past deep square leg for 4 runs. Hafeez continues to take the attack to Maxwell. He was looking to launch this out of the ground but doesn't quite get it perfectly off the middle so instead it bounces just inside the rope.
17.1
2
Glenn Maxwell to Mohammad Hafeez. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep backward point for 2 runs, fielded by Richardson.
17
Runs Scored : 7
100411
Score after 17 Overs
2-83
Bowler
Kane Richardson
Over 17. 7 runs. Bowler: Kane Richardson. Pakistan: 2-83(rr 4.88)
16.6
1
Kane Richardson to Mohammad Hafeez. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Coulter-Nile.
16.5
0
Kane Richardson to Mohammad Hafeez. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Maxwell.
16.4
0
Kane Richardson to Mohammad Hafeez. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Khawaja.
16.3
4
FOUR! Kane Richardson to Mohammad Hafeez. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Slightly too full and Hafeez confidently leans into it, taking advantage of the huge gap at extra cover.
16.2
1
Kane Richardson to Imam ul-Haq. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for 1 run, shy attempt by Finch.
16.1
1
Kane Richardson to Mohammad Hafeez. Short, outside off stump on the back foot dropped, to silly point for 1 run, fielded by Maxwell.
16
Runs Scored : 2
101000
Score after 16 Overs
2-76
Bowler
Glenn Maxwell
Over 16. 2 runs. Bowler: Glenn Maxwell. Pakistan: 2-76(rr 4.75)
15.6
1
Glenn Maxwell to Mohammad Hafeez. Off break half volley, off stump on the front foot pushing, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Marsh.
15.5
0
Glenn Maxwell to Mohammad Hafeez. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Warner.
15.4
1
Glenn Maxwell to Imam ul-Haq. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Coulter-Nile.
15.3
0
Glenn Maxwell to Imam ul-Haq. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to point for no runs, fielded by Finch.
15.2
0
Glenn Maxwell to Imam ul-Haq. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Finch.
15.1
0
Glenn Maxwell to Imam ul-Haq. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Smith.
15
Runs Scored : 5
011021
Score after 15 Overs
2-74
Bowler
Nathan Coulter-Nile
Over 15. 5 runs. Bowler: Nathan Coulter-Nile. Pakistan: 2-74(rr 4.93)
14.6
0
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Mohammad Hafeez. Out-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Carey.
14.5
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Imam ul-Haq. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Cummins.
14.4
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Mohammad Hafeez. Out-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Starc.
14.3
0
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Mohammad Hafeez. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Carey.
14.2
2
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Mohammad Hafeez. Out-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Cummins.
14.1
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Imam ul-Haq. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot glancing, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Starc.
14
Runs Scored : 7
401011
Score after 14 Overs
2-69
Bowler
Glenn Maxwell
Over 14. 7 runs. Bowler: Glenn Maxwell. Pakistan: 2-69(rr 4.93)
13.6
4
FOUR! Glenn Maxwell to Mohammad Hafeez. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Hafeez was treated aggressively by Australia as a fifth bowling option earlier on, now he is going to use the same approach against Maxwell. Fancy footwork and a clean swing of the willow results in a confidence boosting four.
13.5
0
Glenn Maxwell to Mohammad Hafeez. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to short third man for no runs, fielded by Warner.
13.4
1
Glenn Maxwell to Imam ul-Haq. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, direct hit by Finch.
13.3
0
Glenn Maxwell to Imam ul-Haq. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Finch.
13.2
1
Glenn Maxwell to Mohammad Hafeez. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Richardson.
13.1
1
Glenn Maxwell to Imam ul-Haq. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot cutting, for 1 run, fielded by Cummins.
13
Runs Scored : 2
011000
Score after 13 Overs
2-62
Bowler
Nathan Coulter-Nile
Over 13. 2 runs. Bowler: Nathan Coulter-Nile. Pakistan: 2-62(rr 4.77)
12.6
0
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Mohammad Hafeez. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump no foot movement defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Carey.
12.5
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Imam ul-Haq. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot cutting, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Richardson.
12.4
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Mohammad Hafeez. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump no foot movement pushing, Gloved to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Carey.
12.3
0
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Mohammad Hafeez. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Maxwell.
12.2
0
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Mohammad Hafeez. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Carey.
12.1
0
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Mohammad Hafeez. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Warner.
12
Runs Scored : 4
110011
Score after 12 Overs
2-60
Bowler
Glenn Maxwell
Over 12. 4 runs. Bowler: Glenn Maxwell. Pakistan: 2-60(rr 5.00)
11.6
1
Glenn Maxwell to Mohammad Hafeez. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Khawaja.
11.5
1
Glenn Maxwell to Imam ul-Haq. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Coulter-Nile.
11.4
0
Glenn Maxwell to Imam ul-Haq. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Finch.
11.3
0
Glenn Maxwell to Imam ul-Haq. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Smith.
11.2
1
Glenn Maxwell to Mohammad Hafeez. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Coulter-Nile.
11.1
1
Glenn Maxwell to Imam ul-Haq. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Coulter-Nile.
11
Runs Scored : 5
000401
Score after 11 Overs
2-56
Bowler
Nathan Coulter-Nile
Over 11. 5 runs. Bowler: Nathan Coulter-Nile. Pakistan: 2-56(rr 5.09)
10.6
0
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Mohammad Hafeez. Seaming away back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, thick edge to gully for no runs, fielded by Khawaja.
10.5
0
OUT! Caught. Nathan Coulter-Nile to Babar Azam. Short, outside off stump on the back foot hooking, top edge in the air uncontrolled to fine leg, by Richardson. Another catch for Richardson in the deep, Babar can barely believe what has happened. Coulter-Nile got the ball to rise viciously from the surface to take the batsman by surprise, making the stroke very difficult to keep under control. That's an important breakthrough, Australia know it and celebrate noisily.
10.4
0
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Babar Azam. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Carey.
10.3
4
FOUR! Nathan Coulter-Nile to Babar Azam. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. That is a textbook stroke to elicit purrs of delight from the Pakistan faithful. Faultless technique and a pure piece of timing.
10.2
0
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Babar Azam. Out-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Carey.
10.1
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Imam ul-Haq. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot dropped, to short extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Warner.
10
Runs Scored : 5
400100
Score after 10 Overs
1-51
Bowler
Kane Richardson
Over 10. Power Play Fielding. 5 runs. Bowler: Kane Richardson. Pakistan: 1-51(rr 5.10)
9.6
4
FOUR! Kane Richardson to Babar Azam. In-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot glancing, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. That's a gift to release the pressure just as Australia were joining up the dots.
9.5
0
Kane Richardson to Babar Azam. Short, outside off stump on the back foot defending, for no runs, fielded by Maxwell.
9.4
0
Kane Richardson to Babar Azam. Seaming in short, outside off stump on the back foot defending, inside edge for no runs, fielded by Carey.
9.3
1
Kane Richardson to Imam ul-Haq. Seaming away back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, thick edge to third man for 1 run, fielded by Coulter-Nile.
9.2
0
Kane Richardson to Imam ul-Haq. Seaming away back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Carey.
9.1
0
Kane Richardson to Imam ul-Haq. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Richardson.
9
Runs Scored : 2
100001
Score after 9 Overs
1-46
Bowler
Nathan Coulter-Nile
Over 9. Power Play Fielding. 6 runs. Bowler: Nathan Coulter-Nile. Pakistan: 1-46(rr 5.11)
8.6
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Imam ul-Haq. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Richardson.
8.5
0
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Imam ul-Haq. In-swinging length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Finch.
8.4
0
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Imam ul-Haq. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Maxwell.
8.3
0
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Imam ul-Haq. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Cummins.
8.2
0
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Imam ul-Haq. In-swinging back of a length, down leg side on the back foot glancing, hit pad past fine leg for 4 runs.
8.1
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Babar Azam. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to third man for 1 run, fielded by Starc.
8
Runs Scored : 6
010410
Score after 8 Overs
1-40
Bowler
Kane Richardson
Over 8. Power Play Fielding. 6 runs. Bowler: Kane Richardson. Pakistan: 1-40(rr 5.00)
7.6
0
Kane Richardson to Imam ul-Haq. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Carey.
7.5
1
Kane Richardson to Babar Azam. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Khawaja.
7.4
0
Kane Richardson to Babar Azam. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Maxwell.
7.3
4
FOUR! Kane Richardson to Babar Azam. Seaming in back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. That looked a little bit awkward as Babar had to take one hand off the handle but he still managed to time it impeccably and the placement was just as good.
7.2
1
Kane Richardson to Imam ul-Haq. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Coulter-Nile.
7.1
0
Kane Richardson to Imam ul-Haq. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, outside edge to second slip for no runs, fielded by Smith.
7
Runs Scored : 4
000040
Score after 7 Overs
1-34
Bowler
Pat Cummins
Over 7. Power Play Fielding. 4 runs. Bowler: Pat Cummins. Pakistan: 1-34(rr 4.86)
6.6
0
Pat Cummins to Babar Azam. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Finch.
6.5
0
Pat Cummins to Babar Azam. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Cummins.
6.4
0
Pat Cummins to Babar Azam. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Maxwell.
6.3
0
Pat Cummins to Babar Azam. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Maxwell.
6.2
4
FOUR! Pat Cummins to Babar Azam. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Babar Azam is making it look very easy out in the middle at the moment, four scoring shots and all of them have been picturesque drives through the offside.
6.1
0
Pat Cummins to Babar Azam. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Coulter-Nile.
6
Runs Scored : 12
404400
Score after 6 Overs
1-30
Bowler
Mitchell Starc
Over 6. Power Play Fielding. 12 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Starc. Pakistan: 1-30(rr 5.00)
5.6
4
FOUR! Mitchell Starc to Imam ul-Haq. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot glancing, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Tickled fine, three boundaries in the over and those wearing green in the crowd are starting to find their voices. Starc just strayed onto the pads there and got punished.
5.5
0
Mitchell Starc to Imam ul-Haq. Back of a length, outside off stump no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Carey.
5.4
4
FOUR! Mitchell Starc to Imam ul-Haq. Half volley, off stump on the front foot flick, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Whipped away with style, wristy brilliance from the left-hander. Pakistan are starting to grow in confidence.
5.3
4
FOUR! Mitchell Starc to Imam ul-Haq. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, top edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs. Fortune favours the brave and you've got to be very brave to take on a Starc bouncer. It balloons over the keeper and bounces just once before crossing the rope.
5.2
0
Mitchell Starc to Imam ul-Haq. Seaming away back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Carey.
5.1
0
Mitchell Starc to Imam ul-Haq. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Maxwell.
5
Runs Scored : 8
400004
Score after 5 Overs
1-18
Bowler
Pat Cummins
Over 5. Power Play Fielding. 8 runs. Bowler: Pat Cummins. Pakistan: 1-18(rr 3.60)
4.6
4
FOUR! Pat Cummins to Babar Azam. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Absolute perfection from Babar Azam, he knows it as well because he holds the pose for the cameras looking as graceful as ever.
4.5
0
Pat Cummins to Babar Azam. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Maxwell.
4.4
0
Pat Cummins to Babar Azam. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Cummins.
4.3
0
Pat Cummins to Babar Azam. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Warner.
4.2
0
Pat Cummins to Babar Azam. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Maxwell.
4.1
4
FOUR! Pat Cummins to Babar Azam. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Another imperious drive, Finch has set a very attacking field so there are plenty of gaps for the batsmen to find and Babar is happy to take it on at the moment. This is a thrilling contest.
4
Runs Scored : 4
000400
Score after 4 Overs
1-10
Bowler
Mitchell Starc
Over 4. Power Play Fielding. 4 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Starc. Pakistan: 1-10(rr 2.50)
3.6
0
Mitchell Starc to Imam ul-Haq. Half volley, off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Finch.
3.5
0
Mitchell Starc to Imam ul-Haq. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Finch.
3.4
0
Mitchell Starc to Imam ul-Haq. Half volley, off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Finch.
3.3
4
FOUR! Mitchell Starc to Imam ul-Haq. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Swatted with contempt, that has got the Pakistan fans making plenty of noise in the stands. Starc is quick but Imam was more than equal to it.
3.2
0
Mitchell Starc to Imam ul-Haq. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to square leg for no runs, fielded by Coulter-Nile.
3.1
0
Mitchell Starc to Imam ul-Haq. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Maxwell.
3
Runs Scored : 4
040000
Score after 3 Overs
1-6
Bowler
Pat Cummins
Over 3. Power Play Fielding. 4 runs. Bowler: Pat Cummins. Pakistan: 1-6(rr 2.00)
2.6
0
Pat Cummins to Babar Azam. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Cummins.
2.5
4
FOUR! Pat Cummins to Babar Azam. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep point for 4 runs. Creamed through point, that's a glorious way to get off the mark. Babar stands tall and sends it rocketing to the rope.
2.4
0
Pat Cummins to Babar Azam. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Finch.
2.3
0
Pat Cummins to Babar Azam. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Carey.
2.2
0
Pat Cummins to Babar Azam. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Maxwell.
2.1
0
OUT! Caught. Pat Cummins to Fakhar Zaman. Seaming away back of a length, off stump on the front foot cutting, top edge in the air uncontrolled to third man, by Richardson. Slashed straight down the throat of third man, Fakhar couldn't resist throwing his hands at the width but then throws his head back in exasperation as he sees it settle in Richardson's grasp. Extra bounce from Cummins gets Australia a massive early scalp.
2
Runs Scored : 0
000000
Score after 2 Overs
0-2
Bowler
Mitchell Starc
Over 2. Power Play Fielding. no runs. Bowler: Mitchell Starc. Pakistan: 0-2(rr 1.00)
1.6
0
APPEAL! Mitchell Starc to Imam ul-Haq. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, by Carey, appeal made for Caught. Unplayable delivery, there is some excitement from behind the stumps but the bowler isn't interested which normally means there was no edge.
1.5
0
Mitchell Starc to Imam ul-Haq. Seaming away back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Carey.
1.4
0
Mitchell Starc to Imam ul-Haq. Out-swinging length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Finch.
1.3
0
Mitchell Starc to Imam ul-Haq. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Carey.
1.2
0
Mitchell Starc to Imam ul-Haq. Length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to square leg for no runs, fielded by Coulter-Nile.
1.1
0
NEW BALL. Mitchell Starc to Imam ul-Haq. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Carey.
1
Runs Scored : 2
0010001
Score after 1 Overs
0-2
Bowler
Pat Cummins
Over 1. Power Play Fielding. 2 runs. Bowler: Pat Cummins. Pakistan: 0-2(rr 2.00)
0.6
0
Pat Cummins to Fakhar Zaman. Seaming away length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Carey.
0.5
0
Pat Cummins to Fakhar Zaman. Length ball, off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Carey.
0.4
1
Pat Cummins to Imam ul-Haq. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot flick, in the air under control to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Starc.
0.3
0
Pat Cummins to Imam ul-Haq. Length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Cummins.
0.2
0
Pat Cummins to Imam ul-Haq. Seaming away length ball, middle stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Carey.
0.1
0
FREE HIT. Pat Cummins to Imam ul-Haq. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Carey.
0.1
1
NEW BALL. No ball Pat Cummins to Imam ul-Haq. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Khawaja.
49
Runs Scored : 5
021011
Score after 49 Overs
10-307
Bowler
Mohammad Amir
Over 49. 5 runs. Bowler: Mohammad Amir. Australia: 10-307(rr 6.27)
48.6
0
OUT! Caught. Mohammad Amir to Mitchell Starc. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long on, by Malik. Mohammad Amir's maiden ODI five wicket haul has lifted Pakistan after a clinical David Warner century had put Australia firmly in control. Warner, combining with his skipper Aaron Finch, helped the current holders of the World Cup to 146 without loss as the Pakistan seamers struggled with their lengths early on. The exception was Amir who found prodigious movement from a fuller length and the left-armer got his rewards later in the innings as the Aussie's crumbled at the death. It is sure to be an interesting chase in Taunton, Australia will be happy with runs on the board but there is plenty of support for Pakistan in the ground and they will be cheering every run with passion.
48.5
2
Mohammad Amir to Mitchell Starc. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot glancing, to fine leg for 2 runs, run save by Afridi.
48.4
1
Mohammad Amir to Kane Richardson. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Ali.
48.3
0
OUT! L.B.W. Mohammad Amir to Alex Carey. Yorker, middle stump no foot movement working, hit pad to. Wonderful bowling, the perfect yorker slides under the bat and strikes Carey on the boot. It is absolutely plumb but the Aussie keeper decides to review it anyway because he is the last recognised batsman.
48.2
1
Mohammad Amir to Mitchell Starc. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Afridi.
48.1
1
Mohammad Amir to Alex Carey. Slower ball short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Afridi.
48
Runs Scored : 2
000011
Score after 48 Overs
8-302
Bowler
Hassan Ali
Over 48. 2 runs. Bowler: Hassan Ali. Australia: 8-302(rr 6.29)
47.6
0
Hassan Ali to Mitchell Starc. Short, outside off stump on the back foot hooking, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Ahmed.
47.5
0
Hassan Ali to Mitchell Starc. Short, outside off stump on the back foot Fended, Gloved to short leg for no runs, fielded by Ali.
47.4
0
Hassan Ali to Mitchell Starc. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, leading edge to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Hafeez.
47.3
0
OUT! Caught. Hassan Ali to Pat Cummins. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, Gloved to wicketkeeper, by Ahmed. Another one, Hassan Ali hasn't been at his best today but at least now he has a wicket to his name. This delivery was always angling back into the right-hander meaning Cummins got a bit cramped for room. A little tickle of the glove and Sarfaraz gobbles it up gleefully.
47.2
1
Hassan Ali to Alex Carey. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot flick, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by ul-Haq.
47.1
1
Hassan Ali to Pat Cummins. Length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Malik.
47
Runs Scored : 2
100001
Score after 47 Overs
7-300
Bowler
Wahab Riaz
Over 47. 2 runs. Bowler: Wahab Riaz. Australia: 7-300(rr 6.38)
46.6
1
Wahab Riaz to Pat Cummins. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot flick, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Zaman.
46.5
0
Wahab Riaz to Pat Cummins. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Ahmed.
46.4
0
Wahab Riaz to Pat Cummins. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot Late Cut, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Ahmed.
46.3
0
Wahab Riaz to Pat Cummins. Length ball, to leg on the back foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Azam.
46.2
0
OUT! Caught. Wahab Riaz to Nathan Coulter-Nile. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, inside edge to wicketkeeper, by Ahmed. Feathered behind, Wahab strikes for the first time today as his skipper safely pouches the edge. Coulter-Nile can be dangerous with the bat, as the West Indies found out recently, however he can't make a big contribution today. Looking to bludgeon it back over the bowler, his feet never really got in a solid position.
46.1
1
Wahab Riaz to Alex Carey. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Ali.
46
Runs Scored : 7
111040
Score after 46 Overs
6-298
Bowler
Hassan Ali
Over 46. 7 runs. Bowler: Hassan Ali. Australia: 6-298(rr 6.48)
45.6
1
Hassan Ali to Alex Carey. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Ali.
45.5
1
Hassan Ali to Nathan Coulter-Nile. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Riaz.
45.4
1
Hassan Ali to Alex Carey. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump moves in front flick, to fine leg for 1 run, run save by Riaz.
45.3
0
Hassan Ali to Alex Carey. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, inside edge back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ali.
45.2
4
FOUR! Hassan Ali to Alex Carey. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Swatted to the fence, you can't bowl that length to Carey because he loves to play the pull shot. Australia are closing in on 300.
45.1
0
Hassan Ali to Alex Carey. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Ali.
45
Runs Scored : 5
111011
Score after 45 Overs
6-291
Bowler
Mohammad Amir
Over 45. 5 runs. Bowler: Mohammad Amir. Australia: 6-291(rr 6.47)
44.6
1
Mohammad Amir to Alex Carey. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, thick edge to point for 1 run, fielded by Azam.
44.5
1
Mohammad Amir to Nathan Coulter-Nile. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Ali.
44.4
1
Mohammad Amir to Alex Carey. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Ali.
44.3
0
OUT! Caught. Mohammad Amir to Shaun Marsh. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long on, by Malik. Another wicket for Amir, he deserves this success because he beat the bat without reward plenty of times this morning. Marsh was looking to club the ball for six but once again it's the cross-seam delivery which bounces more than expected to cause the poor timing. A simple catch and Australia are starting to lose their way a little bit.
44.2
1
Mohammad Amir to Alex Carey. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Afridi.
44.1
1
Mohammad Amir to Shaun Marsh. Slower ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Ali.
44
Runs Scored : 8
411002
Score after 44 Overs
5-286
Bowler
Hassan Ali
Over 44. 8 runs. Bowler: Hassan Ali. Australia: 5-286(rr 6.50)
43.6
4
FOUR! Hassan Ali to Alex Carey. Off cutter half volley, middle stump backing away driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Sublime stroke, picking his spot and manufacturing the ball there by shuffling around the crease. Carey is looking in prime form so far in this World Cup.
43.5
1
Hassan Ali to Shaun Marsh. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Ali.
43.4
1
Hassan Ali to Alex Carey. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for 1 run, shy attempt by Malik.
43.3
0
Hassan Ali to Alex Carey. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ali.
43.2
0
Hassan Ali to Alex Carey. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Ali.