Pakistan vs Australia

Match info: Pakistan v Australia ODI Series in UAE 2012 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium - 2nd ODI

Date: 31st Aug 2012 Umpires: A Raza and N J Llong

50-over match

Home team and score Away team score


249/3 (43.4 Overs)



248/9 (50.0 Overs)

Pakistan win by 7 wickets

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    It was a very exhausting match for the players, who struggled with the high temperatures and later the dew factor. Australia were steadied by Bailey and Michael Hussey after a wobbly start. They would have been happy to get to 248 from their 50 overs. Pakistan came out and got a great start, thanks to Hafeez and Jamshed. After Hafeez fell, Jamshed and Ali carried on the good work to guide Pakistan to victory. A small cameo from captain Misbah sealed the win. The series is level at 1-1, with Pakistan dominating this game and winning it in style.
  • Over 44 - Maxwell 1-4-2-4

    Tucked away on the leg side by Ali for a single. Misbah hits this for four on the leg side, good shot, clean hit. Hussey stops another one just before the boundary, saves two runs. Real commitment shown by him today. Misbah hits another boundary, this time to third man. That seals the victory for Pakistan, who level the series 1-1.
  • Over 43 - Christian 0-1-0-0-1-0

    Christian back into the attack. Ali's outside edge flies down to the third man for a single. Just two from the over, Pakistan need 11 more.
  • Over 42 - Johnson 1-0-0-4-1-0

    Misbah pulls this away for four. A great shot and a boundary after a long time. Johnson banging it in short and Misbah controlling it nicely. Pakistan need 13 more to win and level the series.
  • Over 41 - Clarke 1-2-1-0-0-0

    Clarke to continue, replacing the struggling Starc. Pakistan keeping the score ticking. Four from the over, its 230 for 3.
  • Over 40 - Johnson 0-2-1-0-0-0

    Played on to the off side by Ali for a couple of runs. A single on to the off side, Pakistan playing safe and sensible cricket. Misbah asking for more gloves. The end of the batting powerplay, Pakistan need 24 to win.
  • Over 39 - Starc 1-0-1-1wd-0-1-0

    Pakistan have really dominated this match. It is 2am local time, and both these teams are still out there fighting the dew and heat. At half time the knock from Hussey set this game up, but Jamshed came out and took it away from the Aussies. Ali inside edges this one on to his back leg, and is in pain. Starc also struggling with something, may be just the heat getting to him. He wants to finish the over, but Clarke sends him off the field. The weather really getting to some of the players, amazing how Michael Hussey is still out there. Clarke finishes the 39th over. Pakistan need 27 more.
  • Over 38 - Johnson 0-2-0-0-0-4

    Johnson brought into the attack. Two more runs added, good running between the wickets. Misbah asking for new gloves, the bowler putting sawdust on his follow through. Clipped away by Misbah for a four, as fine leg is up in the circle. Pakistan need 31 to win from 72, and level the series.
  • Over 37 - Starc 0-0-0-1wd-0-1wd-1-4

    The Aussies have used 8 bowlers today, a record for them in ODIs, only Bailey, Wade (the keeper) and Warner have not bowled today. A wide ball, far away from the off stump, 23 extras so far. A wide down the leg side this time, extras adding up to 24. Ali gets his 50, bringing it up with a nice cut through the off side for four.
  • Over 36 - Maxwell 0-0-0-1wd-3-1-0

    The batting powerplay is taken and Clarke brings Maxwell into the attack. Pakistan need to play normal, risk-free cricket here, there is no need for attacking shots in the powerplay. A wide down the leg side brings up the 200 for Pakistan, well taken by Wade. Misbah cuts this away towards third man, and Christian puts in a great, great effort to get to the ball and save three runs, unbelievable commitment.
  • Over 35 - Pattinson 0-W-4-1-0-4

    WICKET! Shafiq drags one on to the stump and is clean bowled. Shafiq goes for 9, Pattinson picks up his first. The captain, Misbah walks out to bat. Batsmen should be credited with the wicket if they drag the ball back on to the stumps, they do most of the work anyway. Today, for example, Wade played a ball from way outside off on to his stump. Just a thought. Meanwhile the ball beats Hussey on the boundary for four. Good shot by Misbah to get off the mark. Azhar cuts one that races to the boundary, nice shot. Successful over for the Aussies and 9 runs.
  • Over 34 - D Hussey 0-0-2-1-0-0

    David Hussey to continue, trying to grip the wet ball. Good running in between the wickets, putting pressure on the sweeper and getting a couple. Just three from the over, its 190 for 2.
  • Over 33 - Pattinson 0-4-2-0-0-0

    Starts with one into the block hole, dug out by Ali. A classical straight drive for four, mid on and mid off inside the circle so an easy boundary. Good running, cutting it to the sweeper for a couple of runs. Another perfectly directed yorker from Pattinson, dug out again by Ali. Six from the over, 62 needed from 102.
  • Over 32 - D Hussey 0-1-0-0-2-0

    David Hussey brought into the attack, the batsmen looking to play safe cricket with the required rate less than 4. Good bowling and sharp fielding from the Aussies. Clarke moves into the first slip position. Just three from the over, a good one from David.
  • Over 31 - Pattinson 0-0-0-0-1-0

    Australia putting pressure with five men in the ring. The bowler responding with some good bowling. Clarke is decidedly positive, looking for dot balls and wickets. A big shout for lbw from Pattinson, but there is an inside edge, umpire not interested. Just a single from the over.
  • Over 30 - Johnson 2-0-0-1-1-1

    A good shot on the off side through the covers for a couple of runs. Ali works one into the leg side for a single. Another single, risk-free strokes here from Pakistan, sensible cricket. Five from the over, its 177 for 2 after 30.
  • Over 29 - Christian 1-0-0-3-1-0

    Australia can now get some tight overs in, trying to pull back the batting side. Shafiq flicks one off his pads on to the leg side for three. A good over for Australia, they need a few quiet ones here.
  • Over 28 - Johnson 1-0-4-0-W-0

    Ali has supported Jamshed very well, a mature partnership from these two. A slight mishit from Jamshed but it runs down for a four towards long on. He cramps up as he tries to run after playing that shot. WICKET! Jamshed falls on 97, very, very unlucky. He really deserved a 100, played well for his 97, but cramping and the heat got to him. Asad Shafiq replaces Jamshed.
  • Over 27 - Christian 0-0-1-0-1-1-1lb

    Christian comes back into the attack after a long drinks break. A single on to the off side, played through the covers. A good over from Christian, just four from it.
  • Over 26 - Johnson 0-1-2-1-4-0

    Johnson replaces Hussey. A quick single for Ali. Jamshed mishits one into the leg side for a couple. He did not get hold of that but kept it down by rolling the wrists over it. Jamshed now into the 90s. Ali cuts this strongly, beating Pattinson on the boundary, a perfectly timed shot.

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