1st ODI, Pakistan v Australia ODI Series in UAE 2019, 22 March 2019
Australia won by 8 wickets
BALL BY BALL
Focus turns to Pakistan's bench strength against resurgent Australia
A new-look Pakistan will be up against a resurgent Australia in a five-match ODI series starting March 22
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Runs Scored: 10
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Australia seal the victory. That is the second highest run chase at this ground. A perfect display with the bat for the visitors. Earlier Haris Sohail struck his maiden ODI century, but that was then eclipsed by Aaron Finch getting a hundred of his own. Shaun Marsh finished with an impressive 91 not out, as Pakistan rarely threatened with the ball in hand. A convincing win sees Australia go 1-0 up in the five match series, with the next one on Sunday. Join us then to see if they can double that lead, or if Pakistan can level things up.
48.6 - M Amir to S Marsh
Full toss, to leg on the front foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, shy attempt by Malik.
Marsh flaps at the ball, and gets a bit of luck. A top edge loops over the keeper, and trickles into the rope.
48.5 - M Amir to S Marsh
Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, top edge in the air uncontrolled past fine leg for 4 runs.
48.4 - M Amir to P Handscomb
Off cutter length ball, to leg on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for 1 run, shy attempt by Malik.
48.3 - M Amir to S Marsh
Yorker, to leg on the front foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Malik.
48.2 - M Amir to P Handscomb
Half volley, outside off stump moves in front flick, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Abbas.
48.1 - M Amir to S Marsh
Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump no foot movement pulling, mis-timed to long off for 1 run, fielded by Ashraf.
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