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PAK vs AUS

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PAK284/7(50.0ov)AUS285/2(47.5ov)

Australia beat Pakistan by 8 wickets
PLAYER OF THE MATCH
Aaron Finch

47.5Ashraf to Finch

2LB
Leg Byes! That is it! Two runs taken but it does not matter how they come! On a length, Finch goes for the flick but misses and the ball hits his pads and goes through square leg for the winning runs. AUSTRALIA WIN BY 8 WICKETS!! Once more! And take a 2-0 lead in the series.

47.4Ashraf to Marsh

1
On a length outside off, Marsh pats it down near the surface for a single. Only two needed now.

47.3Ashraf to Finch

1
On a length and patted down to long on for a single by the Aussie skipper.

47.2Ashraf to Finch

4
FOUR! Yes, he can! This is getting over soon! On the hips and Finch turns it away through deep backward square leg for a boundary. Gets to his 150 as well! Stand up and applaud this guy wherever you are. This has been a classic!

47.1Ashraf to Finch

6
SIX! That has completely killed any hopes that Pakistan might have had left in the game. A fuller length ball from Faheem on middle and Finch smashes it right back over his head for a maximum. 148 now!

46.6Hasnain to Finch

1
Another run out chance missed here by the fielder! Finch goes back on this length ball and punches it covers and takes off. He was quick to start the run but was nowhere close to the crease when the throw went past the non striker's stumps. Had he hit, Finch would have been out but it is way too late for them to get him out. He has already done the job for his side and has survived this run out chance as well. Would like to finish unbeaten at the end of the innings and with a 150 for himself. Can he get there?

46.5Hasnain to Marsh

1
Full and outside off, Marsh drives it superbly through the covers for a single.

46.4Hasnain to Finch

1
Fuller this time on middle, Finch punches it down the ground for a single.

46.3Hasnain to Finch

6
SIX! OUT OF THE PARK! Another short ball this time to Finch who gets it off the meat of the bat and sends it sailing over deep mid-wicket for a biggie. That makes the equation a lot easier now.

46.2Hasnain to Marsh

1
he pulls it hard to short mid-wicket and takes a quick run.

46.1Hasnain to Finch

1
Thats a beauty from Hasnain! He bowls a yorker to Finch who gets his bat down at the right time and the ball takes the inside half of the bat and goes fine on the on side for a single.

45.6Ashraf to Finch

1
Driven through mid on for a single. 5 runs off this over. 25 in 24 needed now.

45.5Ashraf to Finch

2
Just short! Well saved by Yasir in the deep. A length ball on middle and Shah at deep mid-wicket comes running in to take that catch. He does not reach the ball and stops it at 2 runs.

45.4Ashraf to Marsh

1
In the air... and safe! A length ball, Marsh looks to pull it. The ball hits the shoulder off the bat and goes up in the air. Falls near the vacant mid on region.Very lucky from Australia's point of view. A wicket would have been some panic for them.

45.3Ashraf to Marsh

0
Good bowling! Only 1 run off the 3 balls so far. A length ball outside off, Marsh looks to pull but fails to time it at all.

45.2Ashraf to Finch

1
Hit slightly in the air towards mid-wicket and a quick single is taken. The pitch is becoming really slow here, this ball stuck in it and came.

45.1Ashraf to Finch

0
On a length and top of middle, Finch only manages to push it towards mid-wicket.

44.6Hasnain to Marsh

0
Would have been out had he hit! Marsh punches this length ball off the back foot to the point region and takes off for a single but Finch shouts a loud NO bacause the fielder was onto the ball very quickly. The fielder has a shy at the sticks but misses. Marsh was a goner if the throw was accurate because he was way down the track. 30 runs needed off 30 balls.

44.5Hasnain to Finch

1
Full ball outside off, Finch rocks back and punches it to covers for a single.

44.4Hasnain to Finch

0
BEATEN! Finch tries to drive this length ball on the up but gets beaten due to the pace of the ball.

44.3Hasnain to Marsh

1LB
LEG BYE! Bowls it on the pads this time, Marsh goes for the flick but misses and the ball rolls fine off his pads. One run taken.

44.2Hasnain to Marsh

2
EXCELLENT FIELDING! Fuller ball outside off, Marsh punches it off the back foot through the point region. Shan Masood in the deep makes a diving effort and saves two runs for his side.

44.1Hasnain to Marsh

0
Slower ball outside off, Marsh tries to defend it but the ball shapes away and goes past his outside edge.

43.6Ashraf to Finch

0
On a length and top of middle stump, defended back towards the bowler by the Australia skipper. Just 2 off this over, 34 runs now needed in 36 balls.

43.5Ashraf to Marsh

1
Patted on the off side for a single on the front foot by SOS.

43.4Ashraf to Marsh

0
Good fielding! A short length ball outside off, Marsh pulls it hard but Sohail at mid-wicket makes a tumbling stop to his left. Prevents any runs.

43.3Ashraf to Marsh

0
Short of a length outside off, Marsh stands tall and adjusts in the end to defend that ball towards cover.

43.2Ashraf to Finch

1
Flicked away wristily by AF for a single to deep mid-wicket.

43.1Ashraf to Finch

0
On a length and played away to point off the back foot by Finch.

42.6Shah to Finch

1
Floated delivery on middle, Finch rocks back and punches it down to long off for a run.

42.5Shah to Marsh

1
Flighted ball on middle, Marsh punches it off the back foot to mid off for a single.

42.4Shah to Marsh

2
Shah bowls it shorter this time, Marsh dances down the track and drives it superbly through covers for a double.

42.3Shah to Marsh

0
Another full ball on middle and leg, Marsh flicks it to square leg.

42.2Shah to Marsh

0
Tossed up on off, Marsh drives it mid on.

42.1Shah to Marsh

2B
BYES! MISSES EVERYONE! Yasir bowls a leg cutter from round the wicket, the ball turns back in sharply and misses Shaun's drive and even misses the keepers' gloves. The fielder at fine leg cuts it off. Brace completed.

41.6Ashraf to Marsh

1
Guided down to third man by the southpaw as he gets off the mark. 42 runs needed in 48 balls now.

41.5Ashraf to Marsh

0
Another defensive shot on the back foot by Shaun Marsh to this ball on a length and on middle stump line.

41.4Ashraf to Marsh

0
On a length and defended towards mid-wicket by the new batsman.

41.3Ashraf to Finch

1
On a length and it is pushed off the back foot to deep cover for a single.

41.2Ashraf to Maxwell

W
RUN OUT! Maxwell has to depart from here after some hard hitting. He is unlucky here as he just replied to his skipper's call. Finch nudges this short ball off his back foot to the leg side. Haris Sohail at backward square leg comes running in and gathers the ball quickly and hits the bull's eye. Maxwell was way short there. He knew it and straightaway started walking.

41.1Ashraf to Finch

1
Full ball on off, Maxwell gets an inside on this one and the ball goes to short fine leg for a single.

40.6Shah to Finch

1
Inside edge on to the leg side off the flatter one on middle. A run is taken. 45 runs needed in the last nine overs.

40.5Shah to Finch

0
Aaron has punched the ball off the back foot back to the bowler.

40.4Shah to Maxwell

1
Cut away to deep point for a single by Glenn Maxwell.

40.3Shah to Maxwell

0
Slower through the air this time, defended off the back foot by the batsman from the crease.