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Afghanistan vs Australia (ODI)

Match Status- Match Ended, Venue - Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah,One-off ODI, Date - 25/08/2012, Toss won by - Australia
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Commentary (Afghanistan innings)

That is it from us then! End of the first of a few 'night-morning' matches. Australia now take on Pakistan in a 3-match ODI series starting at this very same venue on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 1400 GMT. Hope to have your company then. On behalf of the commentators and scorers, Adios! Take Care!

Victorious Australian skipper Michael Clarke says that this has been a very good performance after the England tour. Tonight was important to get off to a good start. Feels that the wicket was good while the outfield was slow and batting was difficult. Also says that they are trying to adjust to these conditions. Praises Mitchell Starc for his excellent bowling. On his promotion to number 3, he says that it was an interesting experience. Praises Michael Hussey for his contribution as well. Sums up by saying that though it was a good outing tonight, there is still some work to be done.

Afghanistan captain Nawroz Mangal says that the players played very well. Australia is a wonderful team. Unfortunately too many wickets at the top hurt the chase. Is quite satisfied with the bowling and fielding and is confident of facing big sides in future. Adds that they have learnt a lot and feels that this is a very good preparation for the T20 World Cup. Also adds that this performance is much better from the one against Pakistan. Thanks Cricket Australia for allowing its team to play here and wants the other nations to follow suit. Also says that many developmental measures are being taken as preparations for the World Cup. On playing at midnight, he is pretty excited about it.

MITCHELL STARC HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. Admits that the weather was quite humid and the ball was getting pretty wet. Adds that he was sweating a lot too. Feels that every Aussie bowled well as a group. Also says that this a good practice ahead of the Pakistan series. Praises the Afghan team for fighting hard. Cannot wait for that series. Also says that it is a bit different to be playing at this time of the day!

Australia would be happy with their 'practice' and would now be concentrating on the upcoming Pakistan series. The seamers got a decent outing with Starc taking four, while the spinners, even though they got just one wicket, were pretty decent.

Comprehensive win for Australia but nothing to feel bad about for Afghanistan. They fought bravely and in the end, they almost made a match out of it. The top order was blown apart but the middle and lower order fought with gumption and gave the Aussies a run for their money a bit.

43.5 X Doherty to D Zadran, OUT! Caught! That is the end of the match. Flighted outside off, Zadran goes for the slog sweep and miscues it. The ball goes off the top edge and Michael Hussey at wide long on takes a decent catch with fingers pointing upwards. AUSTRALIA WIN BY 66 RUNS! 206/10

43.4 X Doherty to D Zadran, FOUR! Oh well, he is interested in scoring! Full on middle, Zadran swipes it through mid-wicket and gets a boundary! 67 needed from 38 balls! 206/9

43.3 X Doherty to D Zadran, Full outside off, defended towards cover. Looks like Zadran has lost interest in scoring. 202/9

43.2 X Doherty to D Zadran, Thick inside edge by the batsman, ball goes down to fine Leg. 202/9

43.1 X Doherty to S Zadran, The batsman picked it early and slog swept it through the leg side. They pick up a single. 202/9

42.6 J Pattinson to S Zadran, Down the leg side, Zadran misses his flick and gets hit on the pads. This time the leg bye is taken. 3 runs and a wicket from the over. 201/9

42.5 J Pattinson to S Zadran, The batsman appears to have been struck on the thigh-pad. The ball goes towards square leg. A bit of yes-yes, no-no about the single but eventually they decide not to run. 200/9

42.5 J Pattinson to S Zadran, WIDE! The batsman tries flicking a ball that is down the leg side. The umpire signals a wide. 200/9

42.4 J Pattinson to S Zadran, Outside off, Zadran flirts with it and misses. 199/9

Shapoor Zadran is the last man in, replacing Naib.

42.3 J Pattinson to G Naib, OUT! Caught behind! Good length delivery on middle, Naib backs away to the leg side and forces a cut shot. But is cramped for room and gets a thin outside edge. Wade does well to pouch it low to his left. The batsman is not walking, umpire Billy Bowden is not sure whether that has carried, neither is the square leg umpire and they refer it upstairs. Replays are pretty conclusive that the catch is clean and Naib has to go. End of a pretty interesting innings, 22 from 17 balls, 3 sixes and 1 four. All runs in boundaries. AFGHANISTAN 199/9 IN 42.3 OVERS, NEED 74 FROM 45 BALLS! 199/9

Appeal for a caught behind! The umpires are not sure about the legality of the catch. Referred upstairs...

42.3 J Pattinson to G Naib, WIDE! Overdoes it this time, way outside the guidelines outside off. 199/8

42.2 J Pattinson to G Naib, Outside off, a good slower ball, Naib gives this the kitchen sink but misses. 198/8

42.1 J Pattinson to G Naib, Full and wide outside off, just inside the guidelines, left alone. 198/8

41.6 X Doherty to D Zadran, Full on middle, pressed down towards square leg. A MAIDEN OVER! 198/8

41.5 X Doherty to D Zadran, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. What is happening? 198/8

41.4 X Doherty to D Zadran, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. 4 DOT BALLS! 198/8

41.3 X Doherty to D Zadran, Outside off, punched straight to cover. 198/8

41.2 X Doherty to D Zadran, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. 198/8

41.1 X Doherty to D Zadran, Full outside off, pushed towards cover. The non-striker wants the single but is sent back. 198/8

Xavier Doherty is back on. 6-0-29-0 so far. He replaces Starc. 75 needed from 54 balls.

40.6 J Pattinson to G Naib, Bouncer! The batsman ducks in time to let that one go over him. 13 from the over! 198/8

40.6 J Pattinson to G Naib, WIDE! A touch harsh that. Good length delivery wide outside off, left alone. However, the ball does come back in and just passes the guide line. Still given as a wide. 198/8

40.5 J Pattinson to G Naib, SIX! There he goes again! Full toss on middle, Naib heaves this over mid-wicket for the second biggie of the over! He is dealing exclusively in boundaries! 76 needed from 55 balls now! 197/8

40.4 J Pattinson to G Naib, Short and wide outside off, slapped straight to sweeper cover. Starts to run but then sends the non-striker back who has come within handshaking distance. 191/8

40.3 J Pattinson to G Naib, SIX! Slaughtered! Short ball on middle, the batsman backs away to the leg side and pulls it over mid-wicket and the ball crosses the ropes! What will be Pattinson's reply now? 191/8

40.2 J Pattinson to G Naib, Length delivery wide outside off, slower in pace, rolling his fingers over the seam, Naib swings wildly and misses. 185/8

40.1 J Pattinson to G Naib, Good length delivery outside off, watchfully defended towards cover. 185/8

James Pattinson is back on. 7-1-31-2 so far. He replaces Johnson. 88 needed from 60 balls.

39.6 M Starc to D Zadran, FOUR! Not quite sure he intended that. Full outside off, the batsman swings hard and gets a thick outside edge wide of the slip to third man! 185/8

39.5 M Starc to D Zadran, ALMOST A WICKET! High full toss on middle, the batsman backs away to the leg side and slashes but misses. The ball just goes over the top of the stumps! Smiles on the faces of Starc and Clarke. 181/8

39.4 M Starc to D Zadran, Down the leg side, Zadran misses his flick and gets hit on the pads. 181/8

39.3 M Starc to D Zadran, Full and straight, pushed straight to cover. 181/8

39.2 M Starc to D Zadran, Full outside off, the batsman slashes wildly and misses. 181/8

39.1 M Starc to D Zadran, Backs away far too much down the leg side, Starc bowls it short and wide outside off, Dawlat cannot reach it. 181/8

38.6 M Johnson to G Naib, FOUR! Swing and swing hard! Full on middle, swing is what Naib exactly does, and the ball goes off the inside part of the bat through mid-wicket for a boundary! 10 runs from the over, 29/3 in the BATTING POWERPLAY! 181/8

38.5 M Johnson to G Naib, On middle, worked straight to mid-wicket. Dawlat wants the single but is sent back just in time. 177/8

38.4 M Johnson to G Naib, Short outside off, Naib swings hard but misses. 177/8

38.3 M Johnson to G Naib, SIX! You cannot hit cleaner than that! Full and straight, Naib backs away to the leg side and lofts it as clean as a whistle straight back over the bowler's head for a biggie! 96 needed from 69 balls now! 177/8

38.2 M Johnson to G Naib, The batsman plays a pull shot to this short delivery. 171/8

38.1 M Johnson to G Naib, Full ball outside off, sliced away to cover-point. 171/8

37.6 M Starc to D Zadran, Full and sliding down the leg side, Zadran goes to play and misses. 171/8

37.5 M Starc to D Zadran, Goes to hit that but gets hit on the thigh pads. 171/8

Dawlat Zadran walks in.

37.4 M Starc to S Shinwari, OUT! Dragged on! A slower delivery around off, Shinwari goes to cut that from too close his body but the ball hits the stumps after taking the inside edge of the bat. 2nd 4-wicket haul for Mitchell Starc! 171/8

37.3 M Starc to S Shinwari, FOUR! Very good shot. Gets down to the pitch and lofts it away over mid off. 171/7

37.2 M Starc to S Shinwari, Shinwari shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the backfoot. 167/7

37.2 M Starc to S Shinwari, Wide. Slipping down the leg side as Shinwari flicks and misses. 167/7

37.1 M Starc to S Shinwari, Full in length, driven towards cove. 166/7

36.6 M Johnson to G Naib, Pushes it away towards point. 166/7

36.5 M Johnson to G Naib, Naib chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 166/7

Gulbodin Naib walks in.

36.4 M Johnson to Najibullah, OUT! What was Billy Bowden thinking about for so long? A very full delivery from Johnson, Najibullah goes to poke at that but the ball kisses the edge and goes behind for Wade to take a simple catch. Johnson appeals with one hand raised and Bowden rejects the appeal. While Johnson keeps appealing softly, all of a sudden. umpire Bowden's finger goes up. 166/7

36.3 M Johnson to S Shinwari, Shinwari works it down the leg side. They pick up a single. 166/6

36.2 M Johnson to S Shinwari, Full and angling in, driven towards mid off. 165/6

36.1 M Johnson to S Shinwari, Driven through mid off this time. 165/6

Najibullah walks in.

35.6 M Starc to A Salamkhail, OUT! Excellent catch from the skipper! A short ball outside off, Salamkhail goes hard with the pull towards mid-wicket. Clarke jumps swiftly towards his left and takes a fine catch. Afghanistan lose thier most settled batsman. 165/6

Salamkhail has been struggling with cramps and he is getting some treatment. He gets an indication from the dressing room to stay on the ground. Salamkhail looks in some pain though.

35.5 M Starc to A Salamkhail, FOUR! Another full toss and Afghanistan are putting up quite a show here. Salamkhail does not middle it well but does well to beat mid off with a wild swing and drops down on the ground! 165/5

35.4 M Starc to A Salamkhail, FOUR! Inside edge. A full ball this time, Salamkhail goes to slog but gets an inside edge down to the fine leg fence. Salemkhail drops down in pain with some cramps. 161/5

35.3 M Starc to A Salamkhail, Pitched up delivery, driven down to mid off this time. No single taken. 157/5

35.2 M Starc to A Salamkhail, FOUR! Another poor ball. Starc is having trouble gripping the ball. A full toss on off, Salamkhail slams it away over mid off. 157/5

35.1 M Starc to S Shinwari, Starts with a full toss this time, punched away through covers for one. 153/5

Time for Batting Powerplay. Also, time for Mitchell Starc to come back. By far, the best bet for Australia in the bowling department today. He will start from around the wicket.

34.6 M Clarke to A Salamkhail, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat to end the over. 152/5

34.5 M Clarke to A Salamkhail, Tight angled on off, played back to Clarke. 152/5

34.4 M Clarke to S Shinwari, Sliding down the leg side, flicked away this time through square leg to take one. 152/5

34.3 M Clarke to S Shinwari, A touch short, pushed away off the back foot to the fielder at cover. 151/5

34.2 M Clarke to S Shinwari, Shinwari has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 151/5

34.1 M Clarke to A Salamkhail, Salamkhail has punched the ball off the backfoot. They pick up a single. 151/5

33.6 D Hussey to A Salamkhail, Short, chopped away past point for one to end the over. 150/5

33.5 D Hussey to S Shinwari, Shinwari has played it towards mid-wicket. They pick up a single. 149/5

33.4 D Hussey to A Salamkhail, Fired in quicker, driven back to Hussey, who misfields and allows a single down the ground. 148/5

33.3 D Hussey to S Shinwari, Driven this firmly through mid off for one. 147/5

33.2 D Hussey to S Shinwari, Flat on off, Shinwari goes to reverse-sweep and gets a top edge which hits the helmet and goes past short third man. 146/5

33.1 D Hussey to S Shinwari, Drives this one straight to the man at cover. 146/5

32.6 M Clarke to S Shinwari, Plays it wide of the mid off fielder for a single to end the over. 146/5

32.5 M Clarke to S Shinwari, Shinwari has played that off the front foot and into the ground 145/5

32.4 M Clarke to A Salamkhail, Bowls full, bunted down through mid off to rotate the strike. 145/5

32.3 M Clarke to S Shinwari, Flatter outside off, driven through covers this time for one. 144/5

50 for Salamkhail!

32.2 M Clarke to A Salamkhail, Gets down the ground with a punch through mid off for one. Gets to his fifty on this historical occasion. Good knock from him but for any sign of chasing this total, he needs a move on. 143/5

32.1 M Clarke to A Salamkhail, A touch short to start with, chopped away to point. 142/5

As expected, the skipper Michael Clarke brings himself on to bowl now.

31.6 D Hussey to A Salamkhail, Outside off, pushed down to long off for another single. 142/5

31.5 D Hussey to A Salamkhail, On middle, flicked straight to short mid-wicket where Clarke is present. 141/5

Clarke is warming up now...

31.4 D Hussey to S Shinwari, Full outside off, driven through mid off for one. 141/5

31.3 D Hussey to A Salamkhail, Flicks this behind square leg now and gets a run. 140/5

31.2 D Hussey to A Salamkhail, Works it straight to square leg. 139/5

31.1 D Hussey to S Shinwari, Full toss on middle, pushed down to long on for a single. 139/5

David Hussey into the attack now. He replaces Pattinson. 135 needed from 114 balls.

30.6 M Johnson to S Shinwari, Full outside off, pushed through sweeper cover for a run. 8 runs and a wicket from the over. 138/5

Johnson comes around the wicket back again...

30.6 M Johnson to S Shinwari, Another wide! Action replay of the previous ball, one more down the leg side. 137/5

30.6 M Johnson to S Shinwari, WIDE! Wayward delivery down the leg side, left alone. 136/5

30.5 M Johnson to S Shinwari, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 135/5

Samiullah Shinwari walks in at number 7, replacing Nabi. Johnson comes over the wicket as well.

30.4 M Johnson to M Nabi, OUT! BOWLED! Eventually Johnson gets a wicket. Good length delivery outside off, nipping back in, Nabi looks to push it away but is squared up. The ball goes through the gap between bat and pad and crashes into middle stump. Nabi departs for a fascinating 46 and the entertaining 86-run stand comes to an end. AFGHANISTAN 135/5 IN 30.4 OVERS, NEED 138 FROM 116 BALLS! 135/5

30.3 M Johnson to M Nabi, FOUR! Slam! That was an Afridi shot. Length delivery outside off, Nabi comes forward and literally whacks this over cover for a boundary. 138 needed from 117 balls now! 135/4

30.2 M Johnson to M Nabi, Played to the point region by the batsman. 131/4

30.1 M Johnson to A Salamkhail, Full on middle, flicked through square leg for a single. 131/4

29.6 J Pattinson to A Salamkhail, Slaps this short and wide delivery outside off behind point to third man for one. 130/4

29.5 J Pattinson to A Salamkhail, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 129/4

29.4 J Pattinson to A Salamkhail, Looks to flash hard outside off but misses. 129/4

29.3 J Pattinson to M Nabi, Full outside off, pushed towards cover for a run. 129/4

29.2 J Pattinson to A Salamkhail, Works it down the leg side for a single. 128/4

29.1 J Pattinson to A Salamkhail, Short outside off, mistimes his pull to short mid-wicket. Nabi wants the single but is sent back. 127/4

28.6 M Johnson to M Nabi, Short outside off, cut straight to point. 127/4

28.5 M Johnson to A Salamkhail, The batsman has played the square drive. One run added to the total. 127/4

28.4 M Johnson to A Salamkhail, Full on middle, the batsman is squared up in defense and the ball goes off the outside edge past the slips to third man. Two runs taken. 126/4

28.3 M Johnson to A Salamkhail, Outside off, seaming in, Salamkhail pushes inside the line and misses. 124/4

28.2 M Johnson to A Salamkhail, This is worked behind square leg for a couple. 149 needed from 130 balls now. 124/4

28.1 M Johnson to A Salamkhail, Full outside off, pushed straight to cover. 122/4

Mitchell Johnson is back on. 5-1-10-0 so far. He replaces Starc. 151 needed from 132 balls.

27.6 J Pattinson to M Nabi, FOUR! Lucky! Full outside off, Nabi swings hard but it beaten by the late movement and gets a thick inside edge past the stumps to fine leg! 9 from the over! 122/4

27.5 J Pattinson to A Salamkhail, Short outside off, Salamkhail cuts it on the ground towards point where the fielder leaps and gets a hand to it. Manages to divert it to sweeper cover getting across and the result is just a single. 118/4

27.4 J Pattinson to A Salamkhail, Full and just outside off, watchfully defended back to the bowler. 117/4

27.3 J Pattinson to A Salamkhail, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 117/4

27.2 J Pattinson to A Salamkhail, FOUR! Slam! Short outside off, Salamkhail pulls it with disdain through the mid-wicket region for a boundary! The fight is on in full swing! 156 needed from 136 balls now! 117/4

27.1 J Pattinson to A Salamkhail, Huge appeal for LBW, turned down. Pitched outside off, jagging back in, Salamkhail is caught in his crease as he looks to defend and gets hit on the pads. Immediately indicates bat to the umpire. 113/4

James Pattinson is back on. 5-1-19-2 so far. 160 needed from 138 balls. He replaces Maxwell.

Drinks break!

26.6 M Starc to M Nabi, FOUR! Off the edge! A length delivery outside off, Nabi looks to dab it away but finds the outside edge to run down to the third man fence. 113/4

26.5 M Starc to M Nabi, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 109/4

26.4 M Starc to M Nabi, Pitched up on off, stroked down to mid off. 109/4

26.3 M Starc to A Salamkhail, Good length delivery, Salamkhail looks to force it away but gets an outside edge to third man for one. 109/4

26.2 M Starc to M Nabi, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. They pick up a single. 108/4

26.2 M Starc to M Nabi, WIDE! For height. Too short a delivery over Nabi's head this time. 107/4

26.1 M Starc to A Salamkhail, Salamkhail has played it towards mid-wicket. The batsmen have run through for a single. 106/4

25.6 G Maxwell to M Nabi, SIX! Nabi's 4th of this innings, and no boundaries so far. Maxwell drops a flighted one on middle, Nabi gets down and strokes it as straight as possible over the straight fence. 105/4

50 run stand between Nabi and Salamkhail!

25.5 G Maxwell to M Nabi, Drifting down the pads, easily nudged away fine to the leg side for a couple of runs. 99/4

25.4 G Maxwell to A Salamkhail, Tossed up nicely this time, punched down through mid on for a single. 97/4

25.3 G Maxwell to A Salamkhail, Full and flat, tucked away to square leg. 96/4

25.2 G Maxwell to M Nabi, Short, punched away through covers for a single. 96/4

25.1 G Maxwell to A Salamkhail, Nicely worked away on the leg side for a single. 95/4

24.6 M Starc to M Nabi, Length delivery, dabbed away to point. 94/4

24.5 M Starc to M Nabi, A short of a length delivery, Nabi goes to pull but the ball goes on to hit the helmet. 94/4

24.4 M Starc to A Salamkhail, Dropped! By George Bailey. A full length delivery, Salamkhail drags it away fast to mid-wicket. Bailey is a touch early in reacting and puts it down. One run. 94/4

24.3 M Starc to M Nabi, Full toss down the leg side, Nabi goes to work it away but it goes off the pads for a leg bye. 93/4

24.2 M Starc to M Nabi, Full length delivery, driven down towards mid off. 92/4

24.1 M Starc to M Nabi, Angles it across, Nabi taps it away to point. 92/4

Change in bowling.

23.6 G Maxwell to A Salamkhail, Length delivery, pushed away to point this time to end the over. 92/4

23.5 G Maxwell to A Salamkhail, Pushed away towards cover this time. 92/4

23.4 G Maxwell to A Salamkhail, Another flighted delivery, tucked away to mid-wicket. 92/4

23.3 G Maxwell to A Salamkhail, A touch short, punched away to the man at backward point. 92/4

23.2 G Maxwell to A Salamkhail, Quicker one this time, defended off the front foot this time. 92/4

23.1 G Maxwell to A Salamkhail, Flight offered, defended towards cover. 92/4

22.6 X Doherty to A Salamkhail, Salamkhail works it down the leg side. They pick up a single. 92/4

22.5 X Doherty to A Salamkhail, Pushes it away towards cover this time. 91/4

22.4 X Doherty to A Salamkhail, Flighted delivery, defended well this time. 91/4

22.3 X Doherty to M Nabi, Dabbed down past short third man for a single. 91/4

22.2 X Doherty to M Nabi, SIX! Wonderful start to the over! A flighted one on middle, Nabi gets down the track and whacks it straight down the ground over long on. 90/4

22.1 X Doherty to A Salamkhail, Flighted one, drilled down through mid on this time for one. 84/4

21.6 G Maxwell to A Salamkhail, Tucks it away with the spin through mid-wicket for one. 83/4

21.5 G Maxwell to A Salamkhail, Pushes it away towards point this time. 82/4

21.4 G Maxwell to A Salamkhail, A touch short outside off, Salamkhail goes to force it through but does not get any bat on that. 82/4

21.3 G Maxwell to M Nabi, Gets out and drills it through mid on for a single. 82/4

21.2 G Maxwell to M Nabi, Nabi has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 81/4

21.1 G Maxwell to A Salamkhail, Taps it towards point this time for a single. Warner with the shy at the striker's end but he misses out. No one there to back up but they decide to not take the extra run. 81/4

20.6 X Doherty to M Nabi, A touch short, pushed away towards point this time. 80/4

20.5 X Doherty to M Nabi, Driven down through mid on this time. 80/4

20.4 X Doherty to M Nabi, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 80/4

20.3 X Doherty to M Nabi, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 80/4

20.2 X Doherty to M Nabi, Gets down the track and pushes it back towards the bowler. 80/4

20.1 X Doherty to A Salamkhail, A touch short, punched away through covers for a single. 80/4

19.6 G Maxwell to M Nabi, Full ball, stroked down through mid off. 79/4

19.5 G Maxwell to M Nabi, Goes on the back foot and punches it away on the off side. 79/4

19.4 G Maxwell to M Nabi, Sliding down the leg side, Nabi waits on and paddles it fine around the corner to pick up a couple of runs. Given as leg byes though. 79/4

19.3 G Maxwell to M Nabi, Length, pushed away to point. 77/4

19.2 G Maxwell to M Nabi, SIX! Another one. Nabi is picking up the pace now. A flighted one, Nabi steps out of the crease and rockets it massively over mid-wicket. 77/4

19.1 G Maxwell to A Salamkhail, Salamkhail works it down the leg side. They pick up a single. 71/4

18.6 X Doherty to M Nabi, Defends it well by covering the line well to end the over. 70/4

18.5 X Doherty to M Nabi, Nabi has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 70/4

A bit of time for the new ball to come in now.

18.4 X Doherty to M Nabi, SIX! Massive, massive hit! A flighted ball from Doherty, Nabi breaks the shackles with a step down and hoicks it massively over long on. Out of the park. 70/4

18.3 X Doherty to A Salamkhail, Gets down the track to hit but gets an outside edge over point for a single. 64/4

18.2 X Doherty to A Salamkhail, Driven down towards mid off this time. 63/4

18.1 X Doherty to A Salamkhail, FOUR! Flighted delivery outside off, Salamkhail gets across and nicely slogs it away over mid-wicket. 63/4

17.6 G Maxwell to M Nabi, Driven down to mid on. They look for one but the throw comes in quick. End of a good first international over for Glenn Maxwell. 59/4

17.5 G Maxwell to M Nabi, Flighted delivery, Nabi drives it to the right of Maxwell who stops it well. 59/4

17.4 G Maxwell to M Nabi, Gets down on his front foot and defends that one nicely. 59/4

17.3 G Maxwell to M Nabi, Goes on the back foot and punches it away. 59/4

17.2 G Maxwell to M Nabi, Short this time, sliced away to point. 59/4

17.1 G Maxwell to M Nabi, Starts with a full and flighted delivery, flicked away towards mid-wicket where Clarke comes up with a dive. 59/4

Glenn Maxwell, the right-arm off spinner to bowl for the first time in international cricket.

16.6 X Doherty to A Salamkhail, Arm ball angling in, Salamkhail gets an inside edge onto his pads. 59/4

16.5 X Doherty to A Salamkhail, Very full this time, drilled down through mid on. 59/4

16.4 X Doherty to M Nabi, Gets on the front foot and drives it through covers to rotate the strike. 59/4

16.3 X Doherty to M Nabi, Flighted delivery on off, solidly defended. 58/4

16.2 X Doherty to M Nabi, Nabi has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 58/4

16.1 X Doherty to A Salamkhail, Tossed up delivery, pushed away to cover this time for one. 58/4

15.6 M Johnson to M Nabi, Good length, angling towards the leg stump as Nabi gets hit on the pads while trying to flick. 57/4

15.5 M Johnson to M Nabi, Length on off, pushed back to Johnson. 57/4

15.4 M Johnson to M Nabi, Nabi has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 57/4

15.3 M Johnson to M Nabi, Short of a length delivery, punched away towards cover-point. 57/4

15.2 M Johnson to M Nabi, Full ball angling in, defended solidly off the back foot. 57/4

15.1 M Johnson to A Salamkhail, Comes around the wicket and bowls full outside off, Salamkhail runs it fine to third man for one. 57/4

Time for Bowling Powerplay.

14.6 X Doherty to M Nabi, Gets down the track but plays it back to Doherty to end the over. 56/4

14.5 X Doherty to M Nabi, Flighted down the leg side, tucked away towards mid-wicket. 56/4

14.4 X Doherty to M Nabi, The arm ball this time, skids on, Nabi goes back and dabs it late towards cover. 56/4

14.3 X Doherty to M Nabi, Driven straight to the cover fielder yet again. 56/4

14.2 X Doherty to A Salamkhail, Loopy delivery, an inside edge towards short third man for a single. 56/4

14.1 X Doherty to A Salamkhail, Starts with a flighted delivery, driven straight to extra cover. 55/4

13.6 M Johnson to M Nabi, Defended off the back foot by the batsman. 55/4

13.5 M Johnson to A Salamkhail, Ball hits the batsman low on the pads. The batsmen have run through for a single. The Umpire signals Leg Bye. 55/4

13.4 M Johnson to A Salamkhail, Outside off, played straight to point. 54/4

13.3 M Johnson to A Salamkhail, The batsman fails to put bat on ball. 54/4

13.2 M Johnson to A Salamkhail, Outside off, Salamkhail punches hard but gets a thick inside edge past the stumps. 54/4

13.1 M Johnson to A Salamkhail, Full and wide outside off, Salamkhail crashes it through the covers but a good diving stop by Glenn Maxwell ensures that no run is conceded. 54/4

Mitchell Johnson switches ends. 3-0-9-0 so far. Afghanistan need 219 from 222 balls. He replaces Pattinson.

12.6 X Doherty to A Salamkhail, Third short ball of the over, chopped down to deep point now for another single. 219 needed from 222 balls. 54/4

12.5 X Doherty to M Nabi, Long hop again, cut away to deep cover for one. 53/4

12.4 X Doherty to A Salamkhail, On middle, flicked away for a run. 52/4

False start. Doherty completed his run up but did not let the ball go as he was not getting the grip.

12.3 X Doherty to M Nabi, Short outside off, hint of away turn, slapped past a diving cover to sweeper for a run. 51/4

12.2 X Doherty to M Nabi, On middle, watchfully defended. 50/4

12.1 X Doherty to A Salamkhail, Full on middle, Salamkhail pushes forward to defend but gets a thick inside edge towards square leg. A single taken to bring up the Afghan 50. 50/4

Time for spin. Xavier Doherty then. Afghanistan need 224 from 228 balls. He replaces Mitchell Johnson, who in all fairness, was not at his best this evening.

11.6 J Pattinson to M Nabi, Good length, punched away to cover to end a double-wicket over from James Pattinson. 49/4

11.5 J Pattinson to M Nabi, Full and swinging in, tucked away to mid-wicket. 49/4

11.4 J Pattinson to M Nabi, Good length delivery outside off, punched solidly towards mid off. 49/4

Mohammad Nabi walks in at number 6.

11.3 J Pattinson to N Mangal, OUT! Caught in front! Double blow for Afghanistan! A full ball, landing on middle and sliding down, Mangal is beaten for pace while trying to flick and is rapped on the pads. The finger goes up on the appeal and the skipper departs for a duck. 49/4

11.2 J Pattinson to N Mangal, Length delivery, Mangal defends it within the crease. 49/3

Nowroz Mangal, the skipper walks in to bat at number 5.

11.1 J Pattinson to M Shahzad, OUT! Edged and gone! Pattinson has his first one. A good length delivery, outside off, close to the off stump as Shahzad goes to cut, gets a nick behind and Matthew Wade takes a simple catch. He could have been dangerous for Australia for being a known explosive player. Afghanistan lose their main man. 49/3

10.6 M Johnson to A Salamkhail, Fuller length, tailing in, driven to cover to end the over. 49/2

10.6 M Johnson to A Salamkhail, WIDE! For height! Too short a delivery this time on the body, Salamkhail still goes to hook but the ball travels over. 49/2

10.5 M Johnson to M Shahzad, Angling away outside off, Shahzad pokes his bat out and gets a nick towards slips. Clarke gets a hand to it as the ball stops short and they take one. 48/2

10.4 M Johnson to A Salamkhail, Length delivery outside off, stroked away past point this time for one. 47/2

10.3 M Johnson to A Salamkhail, Fuller length delivery outside off, stroked away to mid off. 46/2

10.2 M Johnson to A Salamkhail, Length delivery, punched away off the back foot on the off side. 46/2

10.1 M Johnson to M Shahzad, Full delivery outside off, Shahzad just about flicks it aerially wide off mid-wicket for one. 46/2

9.6 J Pattinson to A Salamkhail, Stays back and defends it well this time. 45/2

9.5 J Pattinson to A Salamkhail, Pitched up delivery, driven well but straight to mid off. 45/2

9.4 J Pattinson to M Shahzad, Full and tailing in late this time, Shahzad just about negates it away through mid-wicket to take one. 45/2

9.3 J Pattinson to M Shahzad, Stays back and defends it this time. 44/2

9.2 J Pattinson to M Shahzad, FOUR! Superb shot. A touch full from Pattinson, Shahzad just gets to the line and executes a fiery cover drive in the gap. 44/2

9.1 J Pattinson to M Shahzad, In the air and safe! Pitched up delivery, Shahzad just about flicks it wide off the mid-wicket fielder. Steven Smith(sub) with the chase for just a couple. 40/2

Change of ends for James Pattinson.

8.6 M Johnson to A Salamkhail, Superb. Full and going away outside off, Salamkhail ends up playing inside the line of the ball. End of a decent over from Johnson. 38/2

8.5 M Johnson to A Salamkhail, Full ball outside off, driven superbly this time but straight to the man at cover. 38/2

8.4 M Johnson to A Salamkhail, Length delivery, pushed away towards point. 38/2

8.3 M Johnson to A Salamkhail, Wide outside off, Salamkhail pokes his bat out but the ball misses the edge not by much. 38/2

8.2 M Johnson to M Shahzad, Good length delivery, Shahzad drills it wide off cover for one. 38/2

8.1 M Johnson to M Shahzad, Bowls a full toss outside off this time, Shahzad goes to whack but gets a bottom-edge through to the keeper. 37/2

7.6 M Starc to A Salamkhail, Four Leg byes! Appeal for LBW as well. A full toss, swinging onto the pads as Salamkhail fails to flick it, runs off his pads down to the fine leg fence. Appeal turned down by the umpire, slipping down the leg side maybe. 37/2

7.5 M Starc to A Salamkhail, Short delivery, Salamkhail goes to pull but gets an inside edge on that. 33/2

7.4 M Starc to A Salamkhail, In the channel outside off, left alone. 33/2

7.3 M Starc to A Salamkhail, A full toss this time outside off, Salamkhail does not pick it and just dabs it to point. 33/2

7.2 M Starc to A Salamkhail, A touch short, cut away to point this timme. 33/2

7.1 M Starc to A Salamkhail, Pitched up delivery, on middle, tucked away this time through mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 33/2

7.1 M Starc to A Salamkhail, WIDE! Slips this full length ball down the leg side this time. 31/2

6.6 M Johnson to M Shahzad, Shahzad has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 30/2

6.5 M Johnson to A Salamkhail, Length down the leg side, tucked down nicely to fine leg for one. 30/2

6.4 M Johnson to M Shahzad, Short of a length delivery, Shahzad pulls it awkwardly through mid-wicket to take one. 29/2

6.4 M Johnson to M Shahzad, WIDE! Poor delivery. Wide and a bit short outside off, Shahzad does not attempt to play that. 28/2

6.3 M Johnson to A Salamkhail, Salamkhail plays it with an angled bat and guides it to third man. They pick up a single. 27/2

6.2 M Johnson to A Salamkhail, A length delivery angling away, Salamkhail slashes at it hard and an excellent diving stop from Glenn Maxwell at cover-point. 26/2

6.1 M Johnson to A Salamkhail, Starts with a length delivery, well outside off though, Salamkhail leaves it. 26/2

Mitchell Johnson to bowl.

5.6 M Starc to M Shahzad, Stays back and defends it well this time. 26/2

Mohammad Shahzad walks out to the crease at number 4.

5.5 M Starc to K Sadiq, OUT! The wicket falls finally! Starc has been producing some gems here. A good length delivery, this time just goes on with the angle, Sadiq was playing for the in-swing and ends up with a huge gap between bat and pad. The ball takes the off stump. 26/2

5.4 M Starc to A Salamkhail, Excellent yorker. Very full and curving in with some late swing, Salamkhail goes to flick but gets an inside edge through his legs towards square leg for one. 26/1

5.3 M Starc to K Sadiq, Another short length delivery, Sadiq is struggling to play that and just awkwardly fends it away with an inside edge onto the helmet. One run from fine leg. 25/1

5.2 M Starc to K Sadiq, Fuller length down the leg side as Sadiq moves to the leg side, goes to flick it away and his bat gives away and lobs towards square leg as well. They take two. 24/1

5.1 M Starc to K Sadiq, A nasty hit on the helmet! A short ball directed on middle, Sadiq goes to duck that one but is a touch late, the ball smashes onto the helmet and Sadiq is down. Starc goes down and checks with the batsman. So does Clarke. All's well. 22/1

4.6 J Pattinson to A Salamkhail, Good length delivery outside off, Salamkhail gets back and punches it into the ground to end the over. 22/1

4.5 J Pattinson to A Salamkhail, Tearing yorker on the leg stump, Salamkhail does well to dig it away towards mid on. 22/1

4.4 J Pattinson to A Salamkhail, Good length delivery, Salamkhail stays back and defends that one. 22/1

4.3 J Pattinson to A Salamkhail, A touch wide outside off, Salamkhail does not play. 22/1

4.2 J Pattinson to A Salamkhail, Beaten. Length outside off, holds its line after pitching, Salamkhail pushes away from his body and the ball beats the outside edge. 22/1

4.1 J Pattinson to A Salamkhail, FOUR! Cracked away off the back foot this time. A good length delivery outside off, no movement, Salamkhail goes back and cracks it hard past the point fielder. 22/1

3.6 M Starc to K Sadiq, FOUR! Sliced away this time. Length outside off and moving away, Sadiq slices it on the up over point this time. Good over for Afghanistan. 9 runs off that one. 18/1

3.5 M Starc to K Sadiq, Short of a length delivery this time, Sadiq ducks under that one. 14/1

3.4 M Starc to K Sadiq, FOUR! Flashed and flashed hard! Wide delivery, asking to be hit, Sadiq goes hard and the ball carries off the thick edge over the slip cordon for a boundary to third man. 14/1

3.3 M Starc to K Sadiq, Good length delivery, this time goes the other way, punched straight to cover-point. 10/1

3.2 M Starc to A Salamkhail, Pitched on length and swinging in, tucked away towards mid-wicket for a quick run. 10/1

3.1 M Starc to A Salamkhail, A touch wide outside off, Salamkhail leaves it alone. 9/1

2.6 J Pattinson to K Sadiq, Full ball in the zone, Salamkhail drives on the up but finds mid off to end the over. 9/1

2.5 J Pattinson to A Salamkhail, Pitched up delivery outside off, Salamkhail uses the softest of wrists with a dab down past slips to take one. 9/1

2.5 J Pattinson to A Salamkhail, WIDE! Pitched outside off and swinging away further off the seam. No chance for the batsman. 8/1

2.4 J Pattinson to A Salamkhail, Landing in the corridor outside off, Salamkhail leaves it alone. 7/1

2.3 J Pattinson to A Salamkhail, Short of a length delivery, Salamkhail pulls it away straight to the man at mid-wicket. 7/1

2.2 J Pattinson to A Salamkhail, Landing on length and swings in late, Salamkhail gets an inside edge onto his boot. 7/1

2.1 J Pattinson to K Sadiq, Good length delivery, punched away through covers for one. 7/1

1.6 M Starc to A Salamkhail, Full and wide outside off, Salamkhail lets it go alone to end the over. 6/1

Asghar Salamkhail walks in.

1.5 M Starc to M Javed, OUT! First wicket goes to Starc. Some tight mapping of deliveries here. Good length on off, curving in, Javed goes to cut that one but gets an inside edge onto his boot and the ball goes on to hit the stumps. Starc looking sharp with the new ball. 6/1

1.4 M Starc to K Sadiq, Full and wide outside off, Sadiq slashes hard but the ball goes through and swings in late. Wade has a tough take and it goes away on the leg side for a bye. 6/0

1.3 M Starc to K Sadiq, Good length around off, Sadiq punches it away on the off side. 5/0

1.2 M Starc to K Sadiq, Another beautiful delivery. Swinging in off a fuller length, on middle, Ahmadi goes to flick and falls over while doing so. 5/0

1.1 M Starc to K Sadiq, Starts with a pitched up delivery, landing outside off and swerving in, Sadiq goes to drive but gets it away off the toe end towards mid off. 5/0

Mitchell Starc to share the new ball from the other end.

0.6 J Pattinson to M Javed, Width offered outside off, Javed goes after that but makes no contact to end the over. 5/0

0.5 J Pattinson to M Javed, Pitched up delivery, pushed away to cover this time. 5/0

0.4 J Pattinson to K Sadiq, Full and drifting down the pads, Sadiq just about gets some glove onto that and works it away on the leg side for one. 5/0

0.3 J Pattinson to K Sadiq, Good length outside off, Sadiq gets behind the line and defends it. 4/0

0.2 J Pattinson to K Sadiq, Good shape. Full and swinging away outside off, Sadiq leaves it alone. 4/0

0.1 J Pattinson to K Sadiq, FOUR! Superb start. A fuller length delivery, Sadiq tucks it away through mid-wicket in the gap for a boundary of the first ball. 4/0

Commentary (Australia innings)

It is looking difficult to score over there, the ball is staying low and the outfield is slow as well. Will be a tough chase but expect the Afghans to come out all guns firing. Nothing to lose!

The fielding was a bit sloppy and it was easy to see that the fielders were over-enthusiastic. Australia would not be over the moon with their batting display. Not that their score is not big, but starts were not converted.

A competitive score reached by Australia but Afghanistan would be buoyed by their bowling tonight. They kept things tight, especially the spinners. However, they just let it slip in the final 10 overs.

49.6 K Sadiq to M Starc, A yorker length delivery, Starc digs it away through cover for a single. 272/8

Mitchell Starc walks in.

49.5 K Sadiq to J Pattinson, OUT! You miss, I hit! The arm ball drifted on the stumps, Pattinson sits down to sweep but misses it to see his stumps getting rattled. 271/8

49.4 K Sadiq to M Johnson, Short ball, Johnson goes back and cuts it away for one. 271/7

49.3 K Sadiq to J Pattinson, Fired in quick, Pattinson rocks back to cut but gets a bottom cut towards short third man. They cross over for one. 270/7

James Pattinson walks in at number 9.

49.2 K Sadiq to M Hussey, OUT! He has to go now! Flat and darted in quick, Hussey goes on the back foot to chop but gets an inside edge onto the stumps. A well compiled innings comes to an end. 269/7

49.1 K Sadiq to M Hussey, SIX! Smack! A full toss, Hussey does not get entirely behind but still manages to swat it down the ground, high and maximum over long on. 269/6

The last over will be bowled by Karim Sadiq.

Mitchell Johnson is the next man to walks in at number 8.

48.6 S Zadran to G Bailey, OUT! Cleaned him up! A very full ball, on middle, almost hits the yorker mark, Bailey goes to slog it on the leg side but the ball sneaks through to crack his stumps. Out of the six wickets, this is the 4th wicket on the last ball of the over. 263/6

48.5 S Zadran to G Bailey, Fullish delivery, sliced away but straight to cover this time. 261/5

48.5 S Zadran to M Hussey, No-ball for height! A beamer as Hussey steps out, he adjusts well to pull but gets a top edge on the leg side for one. 261/5

48.4 S Zadran to G Bailey, Drags it away through mid-wicket for a single. 259/5

50 run stand between George Bailey and Michael Hussey. 3rd 50 plus partnership between these two in four innings!

48.3 S Zadran to G Bailey, SIX! And now all the way! A very pitched up delivery, Bailey gets underneath it and swats it down the ground over long on. 258/5

48.2 S Zadran to G Bailey, FOUR! Wonderful shot. The bowler follows the batsman and bowls full down the leg side, Bailey adjusts well and flicks it away over short fine leg. One bounce into the fence. 252/5

48.1 S Zadran to M Hussey, Angles in a full delivery, Hussey backs away and adjusts well to tuck it away through mid-wicket for one. 248/5

47.6 D Zadran to G Bailey, Full ball, swatted away to mid-wicket to end the over. 247/5

47.5 D Zadran to G Bailey, FOUR! Picked his spot well! A short delivery this time, Bailey swivels and hooks it away over mid-wicket. No one in the deep. 247/5

47.4 D Zadran to M Hussey, One leg bye! Another slower delivery, Hussey this time goes for the pull but it goes off his pads. They run. 243/5

47.3 D Zadran to G Bailey, One leg bye! Another slower one, Bailey goes for the pull, the ball brushes his pads and goes on the leg side. 242/5

47.2 D Zadran to M Hussey, Back of a length delivery, Hussey drags this one away through mid-wicket for one. 241/5

47.1 D Zadran to G Bailey, No-ball for over-stepping! Length delivery, Bailey goes to whack it away and but it goes off the pads towards square leg. One leg bye. 240/5

46.6 S Zadran to G Bailey, Another full ball drilled away through mid off for a single to end the over. 239/5

46.5 S Zadran to M Hussey, Pitched up delivery, stroked through mid off for one. 238/5

46.4 S Zadran to M Hussey, Full ball this time, Hussey goes to whack but gets an inside edge onto his pads. 237/5

46.3 S Zadran to M Hussey, On middle, tucked away in the gap through mid-wicket for a couple. 237/5

46.2 S Zadran to M Hussey, SIX! What a shot. Went a mile into the stands! A fuller length delivery, Hussey gets behind it and rockets it away over mid-wicket. Phew, strong bottom-hand there. 235/5

46.1 S Zadran to M Hussey, SIX! Easy pickings for Hussey. A full toss delivered on middle, Hussey just scoops it away over fine leg this time. 229/5

45.6 D Zadran to M Hussey, Very full this time, sliding down the leg side, goes off Hussey's pads towards cover for a leg bye. An appeal for LBW turned down. 223/5

45.5 D Zadran to G Bailey, Full ball on the pads, flicked away this time through mid-wicket for one. 222/5

45.4 D Zadran to G Bailey, Another yorker, directed down the leg side, Bailey manages to tuck it away past the short fine leg fielder. The ball dies towards the ropes and they take two. 221/5

45.3 D Zadran to M Hussey, Yorker length delivery, Mike digs it away down the ground for one. 219/5

45.2 D Zadran to M Hussey, FOUR! Wonderful shot. A short ball on off, Hussey pulls it way thunderously through mid-wicket. He controlled it very well. 218/5

Mohammad Nabi getting some treatment outside the boundary. Probably a calf strain.

45.1 D Zadran to M Hussey, Full and wide outside off, Hussey looks to run it down to third man but is beaten. 214/5

44.6 S Zadran to M Hussey, Yorker length on middle, dug out towards mid-wicket for another single. 214/5

44.5 S Zadran to G Bailey, Full toss outside off, driven down to long off for one. 213/5

44.4 S Zadran to G Bailey, On middle, played straight to short mid-wicket. 212/5

44.3 S Zadran to G Bailey, The batsman has dug out that yorker at the last second. 212/5

44.2 S Zadran to M Hussey, Outside off, steered late to third man for a run. 212/5

44.1 S Zadran to G Bailey, Full outside off, driven straight to the man at short extra cover. There is a misfield and the batsmen take a single. 211/5

That is it from us then! End of the first of a few 'night-morning' matches. Australia now take on Pakistan in a 3-match ODI series starting at this very same venue on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 1400 GMT. Hope to have your company then. On behalf of the commentators and scorers, Adios! Take Care!

Victorious Australian skipper Michael Clarke says that this has been a very good performance after the England tour. Tonight was important to get off to a good start. Feels that the wicket was good while the outfield was slow and batting was difficult. Also says that they are trying to adjust to these conditions. Praises Mitchell Starc for his excellent bowling. On his promotion to number 3, he says that it was an interesting experience. Praises Michael Hussey for his contribution as well. Sums up by saying that though it was a good outing tonight, there is still some work to be done.

Afghanistan captain Nawroz Mangal says that the players played very well. Australia is a wonderful team. Unfortunately too many wickets at the top hurt the chase. Is quite satisfied with the bowling and fielding and is confident of facing big sides in future. Adds that they have learnt a lot and feels that this is a very good preparation for the T20 World Cup. Also adds that this performance is much better from the one against Pakistan. Thanks Cricket Australia for allowing its team to play here and wants the other nations to follow suit. Also says that many developmental measures are being taken as preparations for the World Cup. On playing at midnight, he is pretty excited about it.

MITCHELL STARC HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. Admits that the weather was quite humid and the ball was getting pretty wet. Adds that he was sweating a lot too. Feels that every Aussie bowled well as a group. Also says that this a good practice ahead of the Pakistan series. Praises the Afghan team for fighting hard. Cannot wait for that series. Also says that it is a bit different to be playing at this time of the day!

Australia would be happy with their 'practice' and would now be concentrating on the upcoming Pakistan series. The seamers got a decent outing with Starc taking four, while the spinners, even though they got just one wicket, were pretty decent.

Comprehensive win for Australia but nothing to feel bad about for Afghanistan. They fought bravely and in the end, they almost made a match out of it. The top order was blown apart but the middle and lower order fought with gumption and gave the Aussies a run for their money a bit.

43.5 X Doherty to D Zadran, OUT! Caught! That is the end of the match. Flighted outside off, Zadran goes for the slog sweep and miscues it. The ball goes off the top edge and Michael Hussey at wide long on takes a decent catch with fingers pointing upwards. AUSTRALIA WIN BY 66 RUNS! 206/10

43.4 X Doherty to D Zadran, FOUR! Oh well, he is interested in scoring! Full on middle, Zadran swipes it through mid-wicket and gets a boundary! 67 needed from 38 balls! 206/9

43.3 X Doherty to D Zadran, Full outside off, defended towards cover. Looks like Zadran has lost interest in scoring. 202/9

43.2 X Doherty to D Zadran, Thick inside edge by the batsman, ball goes down to fine Leg. 202/9

43.1 X Doherty to S Zadran, The batsman picked it early and slog swept it through the leg side. They pick up a single. 202/9

Shapoor Zadran is back on. 5-0-24-1 so far.

Australia's T20I captain, George Bailey is out in the middle at number 7, replacing David Hussey.

43.6 D Zadran to M Hussey, OUT! David Hussey is run out by his brother. Full outside off, the elder Hussey drives it straight to short extra cover. Takes a couple of steps and his sibling responds. But then, Mr. Cricket stops and sends David back. Too late. The latter turns and puts in a desperate dive but the fielder Gulbodin Naib has all the time in the world to stop, take aim and score a direct hit at the bowler's end. David is well short even with a dive. Third umpire confirms. David Hussey departs for 13, AUSTRALIA 210/5 IN 44 OVERS! 210/5

Direct hit! Run out appeal against David Hussey. Referred upstairs...

43.5 D Zadran to M Hussey, Nicely done. Waits for the ball to come to him and deftly guides it past the keeper to third man. There is a misfield and that allows the batsmen to come back for the second. 210/4

43.4 D Zadran to D Hussey, 1 run. Half volley outside off, driven through mid off for a run. 208/4

43.3 D Zadran to D Hussey, No run. Full outside off, driven straight to cover. 207/4

43.2 D Zadran to M Hussey, 1 run. Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. They pick up a single. 207/4

43.1 D Zadran to M Hussey, Beaten! Full outside off, Michael tries to run it down to third man but misses. There is a confident appeal for a catch behind but it is turned down. No bat involved. 206/4

Mathew Wade will take strike along with David Warner. Shapoor Zadran to bowl first up.

Australia - Warner, Wade(wk), Clarke(c), M.Hussey, D.Hussey, Bailey, Maxwell(debut), Johnson, Starc, Pattinson and Doherty Afghanistan - Sadiq, Ahmadi, Shahzad(wk), Mangal(c), Najibullah Zadran, Nabi, Stanikzai, Shenwari, Naib, Zadran, Zadran.

Toss - Australia have won the toss and they will BAT FIRST! Clarke says that he has not seen too many pitches like this - no grass at all and will support plenty of spin. Wants to have a good batting practice and train against spin. Informs that they have practicing hard, from 5 in the evening till 2 in the morning. Feels that Afghanistan has a very strong team and are more used to these conditions but also guarantees that every one in the Aussie squad is ready to go for it. Mangal says that he too, wanted to bat first and this might be a problem but hopes that his team can win. He says that his side has worked hard in the last one month and feels that it is a big moment for him and his team.

Hello and welcome to the one-off ODI between Australia and Afghanistan at Sharjah. It's a big achievement for this fast-tracked nation who have done a lot of good for themselves in the past couple of years. For Australia, it will be a great game going into a grueling ODI and T20 series against Pakistan in the hot and humid conditions of UAE.

42.6 J Pattinson to S Zadran, Down the leg side, Zadran misses his flick and gets hit on the pads. This time the leg bye is taken. 3 runs and a wicket from the over. 201/9

42.5 J Pattinson to S Zadran, The batsman appears to have been struck on the thigh-pad. The ball goes towards square leg. A bit of yes-yes, no-no about the single but eventually they decide not to run. 200/9

42.5 J Pattinson to S Zadran, WIDE! The batsman tries flicking a ball that is down the leg side. The umpire signals a wide. 200/9

42.4 J Pattinson to S Zadran, Outside off, Zadran flirts with it and misses. 199/9

Shapoor Zadran is the last man in, replacing Naib.

42.3 J Pattinson to G Naib, OUT! Caught behind! Good length delivery on middle, Naib backs away to the leg side and forces a cut shot. But is cramped for room and gets a thin outside edge. Wade does well to pouch it low to his left. The batsman is not walking, umpire Billy Bowden is not sure whether that has carried, neither is the square leg umpire and they refer it upstairs. Replays are pretty conclusive that the catch is clean and Naib has to go. End of a pretty interesting innings, 22 from 17 balls, 3 sixes and 1 four. All runs in boundaries. AFGHANISTAN 199/9 IN 42.3 OVERS, NEED 74 FROM 45 BALLS! 199/9

Appeal for a caught behind! The umpires are not sure about the legality of the catch. Referred upstairs...

42.3 J Pattinson to G Naib, WIDE! Overdoes it this time, way outside the guidelines outside off. 199/8

42.2 J Pattinson to G Naib, Outside off, a good slower ball, Naib gives this the kitchen sink but misses. 198/8

42.1 J Pattinson to G Naib, Full and wide outside off, just inside the guidelines, left alone. 198/8

Dawlat Zadran into the attack.

42.6 M Nabi to M Hussey, Works it to the leg side for a single. 206/4

42.5 M Nabi to D Hussey, Landed outside off, David plays it past point and takes a run. 205/4

42.4 M Nabi to M Hussey, Tossed up on middle, Michael dabs it to mid-wicket and takes one run. 204/4

42.3 M Nabi to D Hussey, Full outside off, David drives through covers for a single. 203/4

42.2 M Nabi to M Hussey, On middle and leg, pushes it down the leg side for a run. 202/4

42.1 M Nabi to D Hussey, On middle, the batsman plays it to mid-wicket and picks up one. 201/4

41.6 X Doherty to D Zadran, Full on middle, pressed down towards square leg. A MAIDEN OVER! 198/8

41.5 X Doherty to D Zadran, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. What is happening? 198/8

41.4 X Doherty to D Zadran, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. 4 DOT BALLS! 198/8

41.3 X Doherty to D Zadran, Outside off, punched straight to cover. 198/8

41.2 X Doherty to D Zadran, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. 198/8

41.1 X Doherty to D Zadran, Full outside off, pushed towards cover. The non-striker wants the single but is sent back. 198/8

41.6 S Shinwari to D Hussey, Lofts it over mid off this time and takes a single. 200/4

41.5 S Shinwari to D Hussey, The batsman plays the Square-Cut. They manage to come back for the second. 199/4

41.4 S Shinwari to M Hussey, Played to the point region by the batsman. Single taken. 197/4

41.3 S Shinwari to M Hussey, FOUR! Shortish outside off, Michael Hussey pulls it away down the leg side and gets a boundary. 196/4

41.2 S Shinwari to D Hussey, Driven through mid-on by the batsman. Single taken. 192/4

41.1 S Shinwari to D Hussey, Play and a miss! The batsman tries to play that one but gets beaten. 191/4

Xavier Doherty is back on. 6-0-29-0 so far. He replaces Starc. 75 needed from 54 balls.

40.6 J Pattinson to G Naib, Bouncer! The batsman ducks in time to let that one go over him. 13 from the over! 198/8

40.6 J Pattinson to G Naib, WIDE! A touch harsh that. Good length delivery wide outside off, left alone. However, the ball does come back in and just passes the guide line. Still given as a wide. 198/8

40.5 J Pattinson to G Naib, SIX! There he goes again! Full toss on middle, Naib heaves this over mid-wicket for the second biggie of the over! He is dealing exclusively in boundaries! 76 needed from 55 balls now! 197/8

40.4 J Pattinson to G Naib, Short and wide outside off, slapped straight to sweeper cover. Starts to run but then sends the non-striker back who has come within handshaking distance. 191/8

40.3 J Pattinson to G Naib, SIX! Slaughtered! Short ball on middle, the batsman backs away to the leg side and pulls it over mid-wicket and the ball crosses the ropes! What will be Pattinson's reply now? 191/8

40.2 J Pattinson to G Naib, Length delivery wide outside off, slower in pace, rolling his fingers over the seam, Naib swings wildly and misses. 185/8

40.1 J Pattinson to G Naib, Good length delivery outside off, watchfully defended towards cover. 185/8

40.6 M Nabi to M Hussey, Outside off, the batsman tries to push but gets a leading edge and the ball falls short of the fielder near point. 191/4

40.5 M Nabi to D Hussey, Punches it to the off side off his back foot for a single. 191/4

40.4 M Nabi to M Hussey, On middle and leg, driven towards mid on. 190/4

40.3 M Nabi to M Hussey, On middle, the batsman tries to play the reverse sweep but the ball goes towards backward point. 189/4

40.2 M Nabi to D Hussey, Full outside off, driven towards mid on for a run. 189/4

40.1 M Nabi to M Hussey, On off, the batsman plays it to mid-wicket for a single. 188/4

James Pattinson is back on. 7-1-31-2 so far. He replaces Johnson. 88 needed from 60 balls.

39.6 M Starc to D Zadran, FOUR! Not quite sure he intended that. Full outside off, the batsman swings hard and gets a thick outside edge wide of the slip to third man! 185/8

39.5 M Starc to D Zadran, ALMOST A WICKET! High full toss on middle, the batsman backs away to the leg side and slashes but misses. The ball just goes over the top of the stumps! Smiles on the faces of Starc and Clarke. 181/8

39.4 M Starc to D Zadran, Down the leg side, Zadran misses his flick and gets hit on the pads. 181/8

39.3 M Starc to D Zadran, Full and straight, pushed straight to cover. 181/8

39.2 M Starc to D Zadran, Full outside off, the batsman slashes wildly and misses. 181/8

39.1 M Starc to D Zadran, Backs away far too much down the leg side, Starc bowls it short and wide outside off, Dawlat cannot reach it. 181/8

10 overs left, can Australia take the score past 250? The Hussey brothers will tell us.

39.6 S Shinwari to D Hussey, Tossed up outside off, the batsman plays it towards point. 187/4

39.5 S Shinwari to D Hussey, On middle, David drives it back to the bowler. 187/4

39.4 S Shinwari to M Hussey, Works it down the leg side this time for a single. 187/4

39.3 S Shinwari to M Hussey, On middle, Michael Hussey tries to defend but gets struck on the pads. The fielders appeal but the umpire not interested. Probably going down the leg side. 186/4

39.2 S Shinwari to D Hussey, Shortish length outside off, the batsman plays the square cut. 186/4

39.1 S Shinwari to D Hussey, Flighted outside off, David plays it to point. 185/4

38.6 M Johnson to G Naib, FOUR! Swing and swing hard! Full on middle, swing is what Naib exactly does, and the ball goes off the inside part of the bat through mid-wicket for a boundary! 10 runs from the over, 29/3 in the BATTING POWERPLAY! 181/8

38.5 M Johnson to G Naib, On middle, worked straight to mid-wicket. Dawlat wants the single but is sent back just in time. 177/8

38.4 M Johnson to G Naib, Short outside off, Naib swings hard but misses. 177/8

38.3 M Johnson to G Naib, SIX! You cannot hit cleaner than that! Full and straight, Naib backs away to the leg side and lofts it as clean as a whistle straight back over the bowler's head for a biggie! 96 needed from 69 balls now! 177/8

38.2 M Johnson to G Naib, The batsman plays a pull shot to this short delivery. 171/8

38.1 M Johnson to G Naib, Full ball outside off, sliced away to cover-point. 171/8

38.6 M Javed to D Hussey, Shortish length, the batsman pulls it away to the leg side and a single taken. 185/4

38.5 M Javed to D Hussey, On off, the batsman drives it to mid on. 184/4

38.4 M Javed to D Hussey, Defended off the front foot by David Hussey presenting the full face of the bat. 184/4

38.3 M Javed to M Hussey, The batsman works it down the leg side. The batsmen pick up a single. 184/4

38.2 M Javed to D Hussey, On middle and leg, David plays it to mid-wicket for a single. 183/4

38.1 M Javed to M Hussey, Landed outside off, M Hussey plays it towards point and takes a single. 182/4

37.6 M Starc to D Zadran, Full and sliding down the leg side, Zadran goes to play and misses. 171/8

37.5 M Starc to D Zadran, Goes to hit that but gets hit on the thigh pads. 171/8

Dawlat Zadran walks in.

37.4 M Starc to S Shinwari, OUT! Dragged on! A slower delivery around off, Shinwari goes to cut that from too close his body but the ball hits the stumps after taking the inside edge of the bat. 2nd 4-wicket haul for Mitchell Starc! 171/8

37.3 M Starc to S Shinwari, FOUR! Very good shot. Gets down to the pitch and lofts it away over mid off. 171/7

37.2 M Starc to S Shinwari, Shinwari shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the backfoot. 167/7

37.2 M Starc to S Shinwari, Wide. Slipping down the leg side as Shinwari flicks and misses. 167/7

37.1 M Starc to S Shinwari, Full in length, driven towards cove. 166/7

Javed Ahmadi into the attack.

David Hussey comes out to bat, replacing Clarke.

37.6 S Shinwari to M Clarke, OUT! Stumped! Clarke charges down the wicket once again, Shinwari watches it and pitches a touch short. It beats Clarke and the keeper collects it well. Clarke looks back and after some time the keeper removes off the bails. Good innings from the skipper, Australia 181/4. This was the 6th time Michael Clarke was stumped. 181/4

37.5 S Shinwari to M Clarke, Charges down the wicket and plays it to long on for another couple. 181/3

37.4 S Shinwari to M Hussey, Flicks it away to the leg side and takes a single. 179/3

37.3 S Shinwari to M Hussey, Outside off, Hussey plays it to point. 178/3

37.2 S Shinwari to M Clarke, Comes forward and drives ti mid on for a single. 178/3

37.1 S Shinwari to M Clarke, Tossed up delivery on middle, Clarke drives it through mid on for a couple. 177/3

36.6 M Johnson to G Naib, Pushes it away towards point. 166/7

36.5 M Johnson to G Naib, Naib chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 166/7

Gulbodin Naib walks in.

36.4 M Johnson to Najibullah, OUT! What was Billy Bowden thinking about for so long? A very full delivery from Johnson, Najibullah goes to poke at that but the ball kisses the edge and goes behind for Wade to take a simple catch. Johnson appeals with one hand raised and Bowden rejects the appeal. While Johnson keeps appealing softly, all of a sudden. umpire Bowden's finger goes up. 166/7

36.3 M Johnson to S Shinwari, Shinwari works it down the leg side. They pick up a single. 166/6

36.2 M Johnson to S Shinwari, Full and angling in, driven towards mid off. 165/6

36.1 M Johnson to S Shinwari, Driven through mid off this time. 165/6

Shinwari into the attack.

36.6 M Nabi to M Clarke, Comes forward and drives it through mid on for a single. 34/2 in the Batting Powerplay! 175/3

36.5 M Nabi to M Hussey, Hussey works it down the leg side and takes a single to get off the mark. 174/3

36.4 M Nabi to M Clarke, On middle, Clarke flicks it away to the leg side and takes one. 173/3

36.3 M Nabi to M Clarke, Flatter on middle, Clarke plays it to mid-wicket. 172/3

Michael Hussey is the next man in.

36.2 M Nabi to G Maxwell, OUT! Maxwell gone! Not an ideal start for his ODI career. On middle, Maxwell lofts it over mid on. The ball goes straight to the fielder at long on. Maxwell must be very disappointed as he has thrown away his wicket. 172/3

36.1 M Nabi to G Maxwell, Flighted outside off, Maxwell tries to cut but gets a bottom edge. 172/2

Najibullah walks in.

35.6 M Starc to A Salamkhail, OUT! Excellent catch from the skipper! A short ball outside off, Salamkhail goes hard with the pull towards mid-wicket. Clarke jumps swiftly towards his left and takes a fine catch. Afghanistan lose thier most settled batsman. 165/6

Salamkhail has been struggling with cramps and he is getting some treatment. He gets an indication from the dressing room to stay on the ground. Salamkhail looks in some pain though.

35.5 M Starc to A Salamkhail, FOUR! Another full toss and Afghanistan are putting up quite a show here. Salamkhail does not middle it well but does well to beat mid off with a wild swing and drops down on the ground! 165/5

35.4 M Starc to A Salamkhail, FOUR! Inside edge. A full ball this time, Salamkhail goes to slog but gets an inside edge down to the fine leg fence. Salemkhail drops down in pain with some cramps. 161/5

35.3 M Starc to A Salamkhail, Pitched up delivery, driven down to mid off this time. No single taken. 157/5

35.2 M Starc to A Salamkhail, FOUR! Another poor ball. Starc is having trouble gripping the ball. A full toss on off, Salamkhail slams it away over mid off. 157/5

35.1 M Starc to S Shinwari, Starts with a full toss this time, punched away through covers for one. 153/5

35.6 D Zadran to G Maxwell, Shortish length, Maxwell pulls it away towards square leg and takes one run. 172/2

35.5 D Zadran to G Maxwell, Length delivery just outside off, Maxwell defends it back to the bowler. 171/2

35.4 D Zadran to G Maxwell, Short length delivery outside off, Maxwell lets it go through. 171/2

35.3 D Zadran to M Clarke, Length delivery on middle, Clarke works ti down the leg side for a single. 171/2

35.2 D Zadran to G Maxwell, Landed outside off, Maxwell guides it towards third man and picks up one run. First ODI runs for Maxwell. 170/2

35.1 D Zadran to M Clarke, Length delivery on off, Clarke flicks it away down the leg side and takes a single. 169/2

Time for Batting Powerplay. Also, time for Mitchell Starc to come back. By far, the best bet for Australia in the bowling department today. He will start from around the wicket.

34.6 M Clarke to A Salamkhail, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat to end the over. 152/5

34.5 M Clarke to A Salamkhail, Tight angled on off, played back to Clarke. 152/5

34.4 M Clarke to S Shinwari, Sliding down the leg side, flicked away this time through square leg to take one. 152/5

34.3 M Clarke to S Shinwari, A touch short, pushed away off the back foot to the fielder at cover. 151/5

34.2 M Clarke to S Shinwari, Shinwari has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 151/5

34.1 M Clarke to A Salamkhail, Salamkhail has punched the ball off the backfoot. They pick up a single. 151/5

Glenn Maxwell, the debutant comes out to bat. He's the 196th player to represent Australia.

Drinks break!

34.6 M Nabi to M Wade, OUT! Finally a breakthrough! Tossed up on middle, Wade drives it back to the bowler who takes the catch. A solid stand broken. Wade departs after a good knock of 75. Australia 168/2. 168/2

34.5 M Nabi to M Clarke, Drives it to mid on and the batsmen pick up a single. 168/1

34.4 M Nabi to M Wade, Flicks it away down the leg side and take a single. 167/1

34.3 M Nabi to M Wade, SIX! Well played! Tossed up outside off, Wade lofts it over mid-wicket cleanly. It goes all the way over the ropes for a biggie. 166/1

34.2 M Nabi to M Clarke, On middle and leg, Clarke pushes it to the leg side and takes one. 160/1

34.1 M Nabi to M Clarke, Flighted on off, Clarke flicks it to the leg side and finds the fielder. 159/1

33.6 D Hussey to A Salamkhail, Short, chopped away past point for one to end the over. 150/5

33.5 D Hussey to S Shinwari, Shinwari has played it towards mid-wicket. They pick up a single. 149/5

33.4 D Hussey to A Salamkhail, Fired in quicker, driven back to Hussey, who misfields and allows a single down the ground. 148/5

33.3 D Hussey to S Shinwari, Driven this firmly through mid off for one. 147/5

33.2 D Hussey to S Shinwari, Flat on off, Shinwari goes to reverse-sweep and gets a top edge which hits the helmet and goes past short third man. 146/5

33.1 D Hussey to S Shinwari, Drives this one straight to the man at cover. 146/5

33.6 D Zadran to M Clarke, Landed outside off, Clarke cuts away towards third man and takes a single. 159/1

33.5 D Zadran to M Clarke, On middle, Clarke drives it back to the bowler. 158/1

This is now Wade's highest ODI score.

33.4 D Zadran to M Wade, Outside off, Wade plays it towards point and take a single. 158/1

33.3 D Zadran to M Wade, Fullish outside off, Wade drives it through mid off and takes one. 157/1

33.2 D Zadran to M Wade, Landed outside off, Wade plays it through point and runs three, overthrows and the batsmen take another run. Four runs taken. 155/1

33.1 D Zadran to M Clarke, Length delivery, Clarke plays it to mid-wicket and takes a single. 151/1

32.6 M Clarke to S Shinwari, Plays it wide of the mid off fielder for a single to end the over. 146/5

32.5 M Clarke to S Shinwari, Shinwari has played that off the front foot and into the ground 145/5

32.4 M Clarke to A Salamkhail, Bowls full, bunted down through mid off to rotate the strike. 145/5

32.3 M Clarke to S Shinwari, Flatter outside off, driven through covers this time for one. 144/5

50 for Salamkhail!

32.2 M Clarke to A Salamkhail, Gets down the ground with a punch through mid off for one. Gets to his fifty on this historical occasion. Good knock from him but for any sign of chasing this total, he needs a move on. 143/5

32.1 M Clarke to A Salamkhail, A touch short to start with, chopped away to point. 142/5

Dawlat Zadran in the attack.

32.6 M Nabi to M Wade, Shortish outside off, Wade cuts it towards point. 150/1

32.5 M Nabi to M Clarke, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. 150/1

32.4 M Nabi to M Clarke, SIX! Wonderful shot! Landed outside off, Clarke dances down the track and lofts it over extra covers. This one goes all the way over the ropes for a maximum. 149/1

32.3 M Nabi to M Wade, Outside outside off, Wade drives it through mid off and takes a single. 143/1

32.2 M Nabi to M Wade, Fullish on off, Wade punches it to covers. 142/1

32.1 M Nabi to M Clarke, Flighted on off, Clarke works it down the leg side and picks up a single. 142/1

As expected, the skipper Michael Clarke brings himself on to bowl now.

31.6 D Hussey to A Salamkhail, Outside off, pushed down to long off for another single. 142/5

31.5 D Hussey to A Salamkhail, On middle, flicked straight to short mid-wicket where Clarke is present. 141/5

Clarke is warming up now...

31.4 D Hussey to S Shinwari, Full outside off, driven through mid off for one. 141/5

31.3 D Hussey to A Salamkhail, Flicks this behind square leg now and gets a run. 140/5

31.2 D Hussey to A Salamkhail, Works it straight to square leg. 139/5

31.1 D Hussey to S Shinwari, Full toss on middle, pushed down to long on for a single. 139/5

Batting Powerplay taken!

31.6 M Javed to M Clarke, Tossed up outside off, Clarke works it down the leg side and takes one. 141/1

31.5 M Javed to M Wade, Comes forward and drives it to mid on for a single. 140/1

31.4 M Javed to M Clarke, Outside off, Clarke drives it through mid on and picks up a run. 139/1

31.3 M Javed to M Wade, Full down the leg side, Wade sweeps it away to the on side and takes a single. 138/1

100-run stand between Clarke and Wade.

31.2 M Javed to M Wade, Short of a length delivery, Wade cuts it away and takes a couple. 137/1

31.1 M Javed to M Wade, Flighted outside off, Wade drives it to mid off. 135/1

David Hussey into the attack now. He replaces Pattinson. 135 needed from 114 balls.

30.6 M Johnson to S Shinwari, Full outside off, pushed through sweeper cover for a run. 8 runs and a wicket from the over. 138/5

Johnson comes around the wicket back again...

30.6 M Johnson to S Shinwari, Another wide! Action replay of the previous ball, one more down the leg side. 137/5

30.6 M Johnson to S Shinwari, WIDE! Wayward delivery down the leg side, left alone. 136/5

30.5 M Johnson to S Shinwari, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 135/5

Samiullah Shinwari walks in at number 7, replacing Nabi. Johnson comes over the wicket as well.

30.4 M Johnson to M Nabi, OUT! BOWLED! Eventually Johnson gets a wicket. Good length delivery outside off, nipping back in, Nabi looks to push it away but is squared up. The ball goes through the gap between bat and pad and crashes into middle stump. Nabi departs for a fascinating 46 and the entertaining 86-run stand comes to an end. AFGHANISTAN 135/5 IN 30.4 OVERS, NEED 138 FROM 116 BALLS! 135/5

30.3 M Johnson to M Nabi, FOUR! Slam! That was an Afridi shot. Length delivery outside off, Nabi comes forward and literally whacks this over cover for a boundary. 138 needed from 117 balls now! 135/4

30.2 M Johnson to M Nabi, Played to the point region by the batsman. 131/4

30.1 M Johnson to A Salamkhail, Full on middle, flicked through square leg for a single. 131/4

30.6 M Nabi to M Wade, Driven towards the mid off region. The batsmen have run through for a single. 135/1

30.5 M Nabi to M Clarke, Outside off, Clarke plays it towards point and picks up a run. 134/1

30.4 M Nabi to M Wade, Punches it to the off side off his back foot and takes a single. 133/1

30.3 M Nabi to M Wade, On middle and off, Wade drives it to mid on this time. 132/1

30.2 M Nabi to M Wade, Landed just outside off, Wade drives it back to the bowler. 132/1

30.1 M Nabi to M Wade, Full down the leg side, Wade sweeps it to fine leg for a couple. 132/1

29.6 J Pattinson to A Salamkhail, Slaps this short and wide delivery outside off behind point to third man for one. 130/4

29.5 J Pattinson to A Salamkhail, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 129/4

29.4 J Pattinson to A Salamkhail, Looks to flash hard outside off but misses. 129/4

29.3 J Pattinson to M Nabi, Full outside off, pushed towards cover for a run. 129/4

29.2 J Pattinson to A Salamkhail, Works it down the leg side for a single. 128/4

29.1 J Pattinson to A Salamkhail, Short outside off, mistimes his pull to short mid-wicket. Nabi wants the single but is sent back. 127/4

29.6 M Javed to M Clarke, Stays back in his crease and defends. 130/1

29.5 M Javed to M Wade, Comes forward and drives superbly through mid off, another single. 130/1

29.4 M Javed to M Clarke, Comes on his front foot and drives through mid off, single taken. 129/1

29.3 M Javed to M Clarke, Outside off, Clarke drives it to mid on. 128/1

29.2 M Javed to M Wade, Landed outside off, Wade plays it towards point and takes one. 128/1

29.1 M Javed to M Wade, Comes on his front foot and defends it into the ground. 127/1

28.6 M Johnson to M Nabi, Short outside off, cut straight to point. 127/4

28.5 M Johnson to A Salamkhail, The batsman has played the square drive. One run added to the total. 127/4

28.4 M Johnson to A Salamkhail, Full on middle, the batsman is squared up in defense and the ball goes off the outside edge past the slips to third man. Two runs taken. 126/4

28.3 M Johnson to A Salamkhail, Outside off, seaming in, Salamkhail pushes inside the line and misses. 124/4

28.2 M Johnson to A Salamkhail, This is worked behind square leg for a couple. 149 needed from 130 balls now. 124/4

28.1 M Johnson to A Salamkhail, Full outside off, pushed straight to cover. 122/4

4th ODI Fifty for Wade!

28.6 M Nabi to M Wade, Comes forward and drives it through mid off for a single. 50 for Wade now! 127/1

53rd ODI Fifty for Clarke.

28.5 M Nabi to M Clarke, On middle, Clarke plays it to the leg side and brings up his half century. 126/1

28.4 M Nabi to M Clarke, On off, Clarke drives it back to the bowler. 125/1

28.3 M Nabi to M Wade, On middle and leg, Wade works it fine down the leg side. The batsmen take a single. 125/1

28.2 M Nabi to M Clarke, Drives through covers superbly and takes one. 124/1

28.2 M Nabi to M Clarke, Outside off, Clarke plays the square cut. Umpire signals no ball for overstepping. 123/1

28.1 M Nabi to M Wade, Wade works it down the leg side for a single. 122/1

Mitchell Johnson is back on. 5-1-10-0 so far. He replaces Starc. 151 needed from 132 balls.

27.6 J Pattinson to M Nabi, FOUR! Lucky! Full outside off, Nabi swings hard but it beaten by the late movement and gets a thick inside edge past the stumps to fine leg! 9 from the over! 122/4

27.5 J Pattinson to A Salamkhail, Short outside off, Salamkhail cuts it on the ground towards point where the fielder leaps and gets a hand to it. Manages to divert it to sweeper cover getting across and the result is just a single. 118/4

27.4 J Pattinson to A Salamkhail, Full and just outside off, watchfully defended back to the bowler. 117/4

27.3 J Pattinson to A Salamkhail, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 117/4

27.2 J Pattinson to A Salamkhail, FOUR! Slam! Short outside off, Salamkhail pulls it with disdain through the mid-wicket region for a boundary! The fight is on in full swing! 156 needed from 136 balls now! 117/4

27.1 J Pattinson to A Salamkhail, Huge appeal for LBW, turned down. Pitched outside off, jagging back in, Salamkhail is caught in his crease as he looks to defend and gets hit on the pads. Immediately indicates bat to the umpire. 113/4

27.6 S Shinwari to M Clarke, The batsman drives the ball straight down the ground. 121/1

27.5 S Shinwari to M Clarke, Comes on his front foot and defends it into the ground. 121/1

27.4 S Shinwari to M Wade, Shortish length, Wade pulls it away to the on side and takes a single. 121/1

27.3 S Shinwari to M Wade, On middle and off, Wade flicks it away to the leg side. 120/1

27.2 S Shinwari to M Clarke, Tossed up outside off, Clarke drives it to mid off and takes one. 120/1

27.1 S Shinwari to M Wade, Full outside off, Wade drives it straight down the ground and picks up a single. 119/1

James Pattinson is back on. 5-1-19-2 so far. 160 needed from 138 balls. He replaces Maxwell.

Drinks break!

26.6 M Starc to M Nabi, FOUR! Off the edge! A length delivery outside off, Nabi looks to dab it away but finds the outside edge to run down to the third man fence. 113/4

26.5 M Starc to M Nabi, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 109/4

26.4 M Starc to M Nabi, Pitched up on off, stroked down to mid off. 109/4

26.3 M Starc to A Salamkhail, Good length delivery, Salamkhail looks to force it away but gets an outside edge to third man for one. 109/4

26.2 M Starc to M Nabi, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. They pick up a single. 108/4

26.2 M Starc to M Nabi, WIDE! For height. Too short a delivery over Nabi's head this time. 107/4

26.1 M Starc to A Salamkhail, Salamkhail has played it towards mid-wicket. The batsmen have run through for a single. 106/4

26.6 M Nabi to M Wade, Sweeps it away to the leg side and takes a run. 118/1

26.5 M Nabi to M Clarke, Driven through mid on by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single. 117/1

26.4 M Nabi to M Wade, Comes forward and and drives through mid off for a single. 116/1

26.3 M Nabi to M Wade, Outside off, Wade pushes it to covers. 115/1

26.2 M Nabi to M Wade, Tossed up on middle and off, Wade plays it to point. 115/1

26.1 M Nabi to M Clarke, On middle, Clarke plays it to mid-wicket for a single. 115/1

25.6 G Maxwell to M Nabi, SIX! Nabi's 4th of this innings, and no boundaries so far. Maxwell drops a flighted one on middle, Nabi gets down and strokes it as straight as possible over the straight fence. 105/4

50 run stand between Nabi and Salamkhail!

25.5 G Maxwell to M Nabi, Drifting down the pads, easily nudged away fine to the leg side for a couple of runs. 99/4

25.4 G Maxwell to A Salamkhail, Tossed up nicely this time, punched down through mid on for a single. 97/4

25.3 G Maxwell to A Salamkhail, Full and flat, tucked away to square leg. 96/4

25.2 G Maxwell to M Nabi, Short, punched away through covers for a single. 96/4

25.1 G Maxwell to A Salamkhail, Nicely worked away on the leg side for a single. 95/4

25.6 S Shinwari to M Clarke, Full outside off, Clarke drives through mid off and takes one. 114/1

25.5 S Shinwari to M Clarke, Outside off, left alone. 113/1

25.4 S Shinwari to M Clarke, Short length delivery this time and Clarke pulls it away to the leg side but finds the fielder. 113/1

25.3 S Shinwari to M Clarke, SIX! Comes down the track and plays the full toss. Connects it well and lofts it over mid-wicket. This one goes all the way over the ropes for a maximum. 113/1

25.2 S Shinwari to M Wade, Fullish on off, Wade drives through mid on and takes a single. 107/1

25.1 S Shinwari to M Wade, On middle, Wade plays it to mid-wicket from within his crease. 106/1

24.6 M Starc to M Nabi, Length delivery, dabbed away to point. 94/4

24.5 M Starc to M Nabi, A short of a length delivery, Nabi goes to pull but the ball goes on to hit the helmet. 94/4

24.4 M Starc to A Salamkhail, Dropped! By George Bailey. A full length delivery, Salamkhail drags it away fast to mid-wicket. Bailey is a touch early in reacting and puts it down. One run. 94/4

24.3 M Starc to M Nabi, Full toss down the leg side, Nabi goes to work it away but it goes off the pads for a leg bye. 93/4

24.2 M Starc to M Nabi, Full length delivery, driven down towards mid off. 92/4

24.1 M Starc to M Nabi, Angles it across, Nabi taps it away to point. 92/4

24.6 M Nabi to M Wade, Comes on his front foot and drives through mid off and takes one. 106/1

24.5 M Nabi to M Wade, Beaten! Fullish outside off, Wade tries to sweep but misses it completely. The keeper removes the bails off. 105/1

24.4 M Nabi to M Wade, Landed outside off, Wade drives it through covers. 105/1

24.3 M Nabi to M Wade, Sweeps it away down the leg side. The batsmen pick up a couple 105/1

24.2 M Nabi to M Wade, Comes down the track and drives to covers. The fielder stops it well. 103/1

24.1 M Nabi to M Wade, Tossed up on off, Wade defends it to the off side watchfully. 103/1

Change in bowling.

23.6 G Maxwell to A Salamkhail, Length delivery, pushed away to point this time to end the over. 92/4

23.5 G Maxwell to A Salamkhail, Pushed away towards cover this time. 92/4

23.4 G Maxwell to A Salamkhail, Another flighted delivery, tucked away to mid-wicket. 92/4

23.3 G Maxwell to A Salamkhail, A touch short, punched away to the man at backward point. 92/4

23.2 G Maxwell to A Salamkhail, Quicker one this time, defended off the front foot this time. 92/4

23.1 G Maxwell to A Salamkhail, Flight offered, defended towards cover. 92/4

23.6 S Shinwari to M Wade, The short of length delivery has been cut away through square on the off side. The batsmen have run through for a single. 103/1

23.5 S Shinwari to M Clarke, Tossed up outside off, Clarke tries to play to the off side but mistimes and the ball goes towards mid-wicket for a single. 102/1

23.4 S Shinwari to M Wade, Drives through mid off and takes a single. 101/1

23.4 S Shinwari to M Wade, Wide! Bowls down the leg side, Wade tries to flick but misses. 100 up for Australia! 100/1

23.3 S Shinwari to M Wade, Tossed up outside off, Wade drives through covers superbly ad takes a couple. 99/1

23.2 S Shinwari to M Wade, Full on middle, Wade flicks it away back to the bowler. 97/1

23.1 S Shinwari to M Clarke, On middle and off, Clarke pushes it to mid-wicket and takes a single. 97/1

22.6 X Doherty to A Salamkhail, Salamkhail works it down the leg side. They pick up a single. 92/4

22.5 X Doherty to A Salamkhail, Pushes it away towards cover this time. 91/4

22.4 X Doherty to A Salamkhail, Flighted delivery, defended well this time. 91/4

22.3 X Doherty to M Nabi, Dabbed down past short third man for a single. 91/4

22.2 X Doherty to M Nabi, SIX! Wonderful start to the over! A flighted one on middle, Nabi gets down the track and whacks it straight down the ground over long on. 90/4

22.1 X Doherty to A Salamkhail, Flighted one, drilled down through mid on this time for one. 84/4

Shinwarai back on.

22.6 M Nabi to M Wade, Fullish outside off, Wade pushes it to covers. 96/1

22.5 M Nabi to M Clarke, On off, Clarke plays it to mid-wicket this time and picks up a single. 96/1

22.4 M Nabi to M Clarke, Landed outside off, Clarke plays it to point. 95/1

22.3 M Nabi to M Clarke, Clarke has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 95/1

22.2 M Nabi to M Clarke, Flighted outside off, Clarke defends it watchfully. 95/1

22.1 M Nabi to M Clarke, Outside off, Clarke comes on his front foot and defends it into the ground. 95/1

21.6 G Maxwell to A Salamkhail, Tucks it away with the spin through mid-wicket for one. 83/4

21.5 G Maxwell to A Salamkhail, Pushes it away towards point this time. 82/4

21.4 G Maxwell to A Salamkhail, A touch short outside off, Salamkhail goes to force it through but does not get any bat on that. 82/4

21.3 G Maxwell to M Nabi, Gets out and drills it through mid on for a single. 82/4

21.2 G Maxwell to M Nabi, Nabi has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 81/4

21.1 G Maxwell to A Salamkhail, Taps it towards point this time for a single. Warner with the shy at the striker's end but he misses out. No one there to back up but they decide to not take the extra run. 81/4

Mohammad Nabi into the attack.

21.6 S Shinwari to M Clarke, Sweeps it away down the leg side. The fielder attempts an early dive but runs back to stop the ball. The batsmen pick up three runs. 95/1

21.5 S Shinwari to M Clarke, Short of a length delivery has been cut away through square on the off side. 92/1

21.4 S Shinwari to M Clarke, FOUR! Full toss outside off, Clarke lofts it over mid-wicket and gets a boundary. 92/1

21.3 S Shinwari to M Clarke, On off, Clarke drives it back to the bowler. 88/1

21.2 S Shinwari to M Clarke, Clarke has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 88/1

21.1 S Shinwari to M Clarke, Shortish length, Clarke tries to play that one but gets stuck on the pads. 88/1

20.6 X Doherty to M Nabi, A touch short, pushed away towards point this time. 80/4

20.5 X Doherty to M Nabi, Driven down through mid on this time. 80/4

20.4 X Doherty to M Nabi, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 80/4

20.3 X Doherty to M Nabi, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 80/4

20.2 X Doherty to M Nabi, Gets down the track and pushes it back towards the bowler. 80/4

20.1 X Doherty to A Salamkhail, A touch short, punched away through covers for a single. 80/4

20.6 K Sadiq to M Clarke, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total. 88/1

20.5 K Sadiq to M Clarke, Comes on his front foot and defends watchfully. 87/1

20.4 K Sadiq to M Clarke, Outside off, Clarke plays it to mid-wicket. 87/1

50-run stand between Wade and Clarke.

20.3 K Sadiq to M Wade, Flicks it away down the leg side for a single. 87/1

20.2 K Sadiq to M Wade, Stays back in his crease and defends. 86/1

20.1 K Sadiq to M Clarke, The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket. One run added to the total. 86/1

19.6 G Maxwell to M Nabi, Full ball, stroked down through mid off. 79/4

19.5 G Maxwell to M Nabi, Goes on the back foot and punches it away on the off side. 79/4

19.4 G Maxwell to M Nabi, Sliding down the leg side, Nabi waits on and paddles it fine around the corner to pick up a couple of runs. Given as leg byes though. 79/4

19.3 G Maxwell to M Nabi, Length, pushed away to point. 77/4

19.2 G Maxwell to M Nabi, SIX! Another one. Nabi is picking up the pace now. A flighted one, Nabi steps out of the crease and rockets it massively over mid-wicket. 77/4

19.1 G Maxwell to A Salamkhail, Salamkhail works it down the leg side. They pick up a single. 71/4

19.6 S Shinwari to M Clarke, The batsman has driven it through mid-on. One run added to the total. 14/0 off the Bowling Powerplay! 85/1

19.5 S Shinwari to M Wade, Shortish length and Wade pulls it away to the leg side for a single. 84/1

19.4 S Shinwari to M Clarke, Full outside off, Clarke drives through mid off and picks up a run. 83/1

19.3 S Shinwari to M Wade, Landed outside off, Wade drives through mid on for a single. 82/1

19.2 S Shinwari to M Wade, Defended off the front foot by Wade presenting the full face of the bat. 81/1

19.1 S Shinwari to M Wade, DROPPED! Shortish length delivery, Wade pulls it away off his back foot. Mangal drops it at mid-wicket. The skipper have put this one down. 81/1

18.6 X Doherty to M Nabi, Defends it well by covering the line well to end the over. 70/4

18.5 X Doherty to M Nabi, Nabi has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 70/4

A bit of time for the new ball to come in now.

18.4 X Doherty to M Nabi, SIX! Massive, massive hit! A flighted ball from Doherty, Nabi breaks the shackles with a step down and hoicks it massively over long on. Out of the park. 70/4

18.3 X Doherty to A Salamkhail, Gets down the track to hit but gets an outside edge over point for a single. 64/4

18.2 X Doherty to A Salamkhail, Driven down towards mid off this time. 63/4

18.1 X Doherty to A Salamkhail, FOUR! Flighted delivery outside off, Salamkhail gets across and nicely slogs it away over mid-wicket. 63/4

18.6 K Sadiq to M Wade, Outside off, Wade drives through mid off and picks up a run. 81/1

18.5 K Sadiq to M Clarke, Tossed up outside off, Clarke pushes it to covers and takes a single. 80/1

18.4 K Sadiq to M Wade, Full outside off, Wade drives it towards long on and takes a run. 79/1

18.3 K Sadiq to M Clarke, Outside off, Clarke plays it towards point for a single. 78/1

18.2 K Sadiq to M Wade, Fullish on off, Wade punches straight down the ground and takes a single. 77/1

18.1 K Sadiq to M Wade, Fullish outside off, Wade defends it into the ground. 76/1

17.6 G Maxwell to M Nabi, Driven down to mid on. They look for one but the throw comes in quick. End of a good first international over for Glenn Maxwell. 59/4

17.5 G Maxwell to M Nabi, Flighted delivery, Nabi drives it to the right of Maxwell who stops it well. 59/4

17.4 G Maxwell to M Nabi, Gets down on his front foot and defends that one nicely. 59/4

17.3 G Maxwell to M Nabi, Goes on the back foot and punches it away. 59/4

17.2 G Maxwell to M Nabi, Short this time, sliced away to point. 59/4

17.1 G Maxwell to M Nabi, Starts with a full and flighted delivery, flicked away towards mid-wicket where Clarke comes up with a dive. 59/4

Drinks break!

17.6 S Shinwari to M Clarke, Outside off, Clarke shoulders his arms. Maiden over! 76/1

17.5 S Shinwari to M Clarke, Comes on his front foot and defends it into the ground. 76/1

17.4 S Shinwari to M Clarke, Dances down the track and defends solidly. 76/1

17.3 S Shinwari to M Clarke, Short of a length delivery, Clarke cuts it to point. 76/1

17.2 S Shinwari to M Clarke, Fullish on off, Clarke defends it straight back to the bowler. 76/1

17.1 S Shinwari to M Clarke, Appeal for LBW! Pitches it just outside off, Clarke comes down the track to defend but gets struck on the pads. Huge appeal from the bowler but the umpire says not out. 76/1

Glenn Maxwell, the right-arm off spinner to bowl for the first time in international cricket.

16.6 X Doherty to A Salamkhail, Arm ball angling in, Salamkhail gets an inside edge onto his pads. 59/4

16.5 X Doherty to A Salamkhail, Very full this time, drilled down through mid on. 59/4

16.4 X Doherty to M Nabi, Gets on the front foot and drives it through covers to rotate the strike. 59/4

16.3 X Doherty to M Nabi, Flighted delivery on off, solidly defended. 58/4

16.2 X Doherty to M Nabi, Nabi has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 58/4

16.1 X Doherty to A Salamkhail, Tossed up delivery, pushed away to cover this time for one. 58/4

16.6 K Sadiq to M Wade, Flighted outside off, Wade was beaten and missed the line of the delivery. 76/1

16.5 K Sadiq to M Wade, Shortish outside off, Wade plays the square cut. 76/1

16.4 K Sadiq to M Wade, Landed outside off, Wade pushes it to covers. 76/1

16.3 K Sadiq to M Clarke, Works it down the leg side this time and takes a run. 76/1

16.2 K Sadiq to M Clarke, Outside off, Clarke drives through mid on. 75/1

16.1 K Sadiq to M Wade, Full outside off, Wade flicks it away to the leg side and picks up a single. 75/1

15.6 M Johnson to M Nabi, Good length, angling towards the leg stump as Nabi gets hit on the pads while trying to flick. 57/4

15.5 M Johnson to M Nabi, Length on off, pushed back to Johnson. 57/4

15.4 M Johnson to M Nabi, Nabi has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 57/4

15.3 M Johnson to M Nabi, Short of a length delivery, punched away towards cover-point. 57/4

15.2 M Johnson to M Nabi, Full ball angling in, defended solidly off the back foot. 57/4

15.1 M Johnson to A Salamkhail, Comes around the wicket and bowls full outside off, Salamkhail runs it fine to third man for one. 57/4

15.6 S Shinwari to M Wade, On middle, Wade sweeps it to the leg side and takes a single. 74/1

15.5 S Shinwari to M Wade, Comes on his front foot and defends it into the ground. 73/1

15.4 S Shinwari to M Wade, On middle and off, Wade rocks back and punches the ball off his back foot. 73/1

15.3 S Shinwari to M Clarke, Outside off, Clarke drives it to long off for a single. 73/1

15.2 S Shinwari to M Clarke, Clarke has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 72/1

15.1 S Shinwari to M Wade, Fullish outside off, Wade tries to play to the off side but gets an outside edge and the ball goes and hit the pads of the keeper. Tough chance there and the batsmen take a single. Umpire calls it a bye. 72/1

Time for Bowling Powerplay.

14.6 X Doherty to M Nabi, Gets down the track but plays it back to Doherty to end the over. 56/4

14.5 X Doherty to M Nabi, Flighted down the leg side, tucked away towards mid-wicket. 56/4

14.4 X Doherty to M Nabi, The arm ball this time, skids on, Nabi goes back and dabs it late towards cover. 56/4

14.3 X Doherty to M Nabi, Driven straight to the cover fielder yet again. 56/4

14.2 X Doherty to A Salamkhail, Loopy delivery, an inside edge towards short third man for a single. 56/4

14.1 X Doherty to A Salamkhail, Starts with a flighted delivery, driven straight to extra cover. 55/4

Shinwarai into the attack now.

Bowling Powerplay taken!

14.6 K Sadiq to M Clarke, Rocks back and punches it to the off side off his back foot. 71/1

14.5 K Sadiq to M Wade, Flighted outside off, Wade plays it to point and takes a run. 71/1

14.4 K Sadiq to M Wade, Stays back in his crease and defends watchfully. 70/1

14.3 K Sadiq to M Clarke, Outside off, Clarke drives it through mid off and takes a single. 70/1

14.2 K Sadiq to M Clarke, Flighted on off, Clarke defends it into the ground. 69/1

The captain making lots of changes here at the moment.

14.1 K Sadiq to M Clarke, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 69/1

13.6 M Johnson to M Nabi, Defended off the back foot by the batsman. 55/4

13.5 M Johnson to A Salamkhail, Ball hits the batsman low on the pads. The batsmen have run through for a single. The Umpire signals Leg Bye. 55/4

13.4 M Johnson to A Salamkhail, Outside off, played straight to point. 54/4

13.3 M Johnson to A Salamkhail, The batsman fails to put bat on ball. 54/4

13.2 M Johnson to A Salamkhail, Outside off, Salamkhail punches hard but gets a thick inside edge past the stumps. 54/4

13.1 M Johnson to A Salamkhail, Full and wide outside off, Salamkhail crashes it through the covers but a good diving stop by Glenn Maxwell ensures that no run is conceded. 54/4

13.6 G Naib to M Clarke, Length delivery on off, Clarke flicks it away to the leg side and picks up a single. 69/1

13.5 G Naib to M Wade, Outside off, Wade flicks it towards mid-wicket and picks up one run. 68/1

13.4 G Naib to M Clarke, Landed outside off, Clarke cuts it away towards third man and takes another single. 67/1

13.3 G Naib to M Wade, Outside off, Wade punches it off his back foot to the off side and takes a run. 66/1

13.2 G Naib to M Clarke, Full toss outside off, Clarke plays it towards third man and picks up one run. 65/1

13.1 G Naib to M Wade, Fullish outside off, Wade drives through mid off and takes a run. 64/1

Mitchell Johnson switches ends. 3-0-9-0 so far. Afghanistan need 219 from 222 balls. He replaces Pattinson.

12.6 X Doherty to A Salamkhail, Third short ball of the over, chopped down to deep point now for another single. 219 needed from 222 balls. 54/4

12.5 X Doherty to M Nabi, Long hop again, cut away to deep cover for one. 53/4

12.4 X Doherty to A Salamkhail, On middle, flicked away for a run. 52/4

False start. Doherty completed his run up but did not let the ball go as he was not getting the grip.

12.3 X Doherty to M Nabi, Short outside off, hint of away turn, slapped past a diving cover to sweeper for a run. 51/4

12.2 X Doherty to M Nabi, On middle, watchfully defended. 50/4

12.1 X Doherty to A Salamkhail, Full on middle, Salamkhail pushes forward to defend but gets a thick inside edge towards square leg. A single taken to bring up the Afghan 50. 50/4

Change of ends for Naib, comes back into the attack.

12.6 J Ahmadi to M Wade, Comes forward and drives through mid off for a single. 63/1

12.5 J Ahmadi to M Wade, Fullish on off, Wade drives it straight down the ground and the ball hits the stumps at the non-striker's end. 62/1

12.4 J Ahmadi to M Wade, Flighted outside off, Wade drives it straight to the cover fielder. 62/1

12.3 J Ahmadi to M Clarke, Outside off, Clarke drives it to long on and takes a single. 62/1

12.2 J Ahmadi to M Clarke, Flighted outside off, Clarke drives it to mid on. 61/1

12.1 J Ahmadi to M Wade, Landed outside off, Wade drives through covers for a single. 61/1

Time for spin. Xavier Doherty then. Afghanistan need 224 from 228 balls. He replaces Mitchell Johnson, who in all fairness, was not at his best this evening.

11.6 J Pattinson to M Nabi, Good length, punched away to cover to end a double-wicket over from James Pattinson. 49/4

11.5 J Pattinson to M Nabi, Full and swinging in, tucked away to mid-wicket. 49/4

11.4 J Pattinson to M Nabi, Good length delivery outside off, punched solidly towards mid off. 49/4

Mohammad Nabi walks in at number 6.

11.3 J Pattinson to N Mangal, OUT! Caught in front! Double blow for Afghanistan! A full ball, landing on middle and sliding down, Mangal is beaten for pace while trying to flick and is rapped on the pads. The finger goes up on the appeal and the skipper departs for a duck. 49/4

11.2 J Pattinson to N Mangal, Length delivery, Mangal defends it within the crease. 49/3

Nowroz Mangal, the skipper walks in to bat at number 5.

11.1 J Pattinson to M Shahzad, OUT! Edged and gone! Pattinson has his first one. A good length delivery, outside off, close to the off stump as Shahzad goes to cut, gets a nick behind and Matthew Wade takes a simple catch. He could have been dangerous for Australia for being a known explosive player. Afghanistan lose their main man. 49/3

Javed Ahmadi into the attack.

11.6 K Sadiq to M Wade, Fullish outside off, Wade drives through mid off and takes a single. 60/1

11.5 K Sadiq to M Wade, Flighted outside off, Wade drives it watchfully to covers. 59/1

11.4 K Sadiq to M Wade, Shortish outside off, Wade cuts it to point. 59/1

11.3 K Sadiq to M Wade, Flighted outside off, Wade defends it to the off side. 59/1

11.2 K Sadiq to M Wade, Rocks back and punches it to the off side. 59/1

11.1 K Sadiq to M Wade, Landed outside off, Wade drives it to the covers but finds the fielder. 59/1

10.6 M Johnson to A Salamkhail, Fuller length, tailing in, driven to cover to end the over. 49/2

10.6 M Johnson to A Salamkhail, WIDE! For height! Too short a delivery this time on the body, Salamkhail still goes to hook but the ball travels over. 49/2

10.5 M Johnson to M Shahzad, Angling away outside off, Shahzad pokes his bat out and gets a nick towards slips. Clarke gets a hand to it as the ball stops short and they take one. 48/2

10.4 M Johnson to A Salamkhail, Length delivery outside off, stroked away past point this time for one. 47/2

10.3 M Johnson to A Salamkhail, Fuller length delivery outside off, stroked away to mid off. 46/2

10.2 M Johnson to A Salamkhail, Length delivery, punched away off the back foot on the off side. 46/2

10.1 M Johnson to M Shahzad, Full delivery outside off, Shahzad just about flicks it aerially wide off mid-wicket for one. 46/2

Karim Sadiq into the attack now.

10.6 G Naib to M Clarke, FOUR! Superb shot! Fullish outside off, Clarke leans forward and drives through covers this time. No chance for the fielder to stop and the ball goes past the boundary rope. 12 runs off this over. 59/1

10.5 G Naib to M Clarke, Clarke has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 55/1

10.4 G Naib to M Clarke, FOUR! Classy shot! Fullish outside off, Clarke drives superbly straight down the ground through mid off. Lovely timing and the ball races away to the boundary rope. 55/1

10.3 G Naib to M Clarke, Length delivery on off, Clarke drives it back to the bowler. 51/1

10.2 G Naib to M Clarke, On middle, Clarke flicks it away nicely to the leg side and takes another couple. 51/1

10.1 G Naib to M Clarke, Full outside off, Clarke leans forward and drives through the off side. Beats the man at covers and picks up a couple. 49/1

9.6 J Pattinson to A Salamkhail, Stays back and defends it well this time. 45/2

9.5 J Pattinson to A Salamkhail, Pitched up delivery, driven well but straight to mid off. 45/2

9.4 J Pattinson to M Shahzad, Full and tailing in late this time, Shahzad just about negates it away through mid-wicket to take one. 45/2

9.3 J Pattinson to M Shahzad, Stays back and defends it this time. 44/2

9.2 J Pattinson to M Shahzad, FOUR! Superb shot. A touch full from Pattinson, Shahzad just gets to the line and executes a fiery cover drive in the gap. 44/2

9.1 J Pattinson to M Shahzad, In the air and safe! Pitched up delivery, Shahzad just about flicks it wide off the mid-wicket fielder. Steven Smith(sub) with the chase for just a couple. 40/2

Gulbodin Naib into the attack.

9.6 D Zadran to M Wade, Landed outside off, Wade tries to play to the off side but gets beaten completely. End of Mandatory Powerplay, Australia 47/1. 47/1

9.5 D Zadran to M Clarke, In the corridor outside off, Clarke plays it to third man and takes a single. 47/1

9.4 D Zadran to M Clarke, Good length delivery outside off, Clarke drives it to covers. 46/1

9.3 D Zadran to M Clarke, Landed outside off, Clarke plays it to point. 46/1

9.2 D Zadran to M Clarke, Back of a length delivery outside off, Clarke tries to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads. 46/1

9.1 D Zadran to M Clarke, Length delivery on off, Clarke defends it watchfully to mid on. 46/1

Change of ends for James Pattinson.

8.6 M Johnson to A Salamkhail, Superb. Full and going away outside off, Salamkhail ends up playing inside the line of the ball. End of a decent over from Johnson. 38/2

8.5 M Johnson to A Salamkhail, Full ball outside off, driven superbly this time but straight to the man at cover. 38/2

8.4 M Johnson to A Salamkhail, Length delivery, pushed away towards point. 38/2

8.3 M Johnson to A Salamkhail, Wide outside off, Salamkhail pokes his bat out but the ball misses the edge not by much. 38/2

8.2 M Johnson to M Shahzad, Good length delivery, Shahzad drills it wide off cover for one. 38/2

8.1 M Johnson to M Shahzad, Bowls a full toss outside off this time, Shahzad goes to whack but gets a bottom-edge through to the keeper. 37/2

8.6 S Zadran to M Wade, FOUR! Great shot! Shortish delivery outside off, Wade cuts it off his back foot. The ball goes towards the boundary rope through deep point. 46/1

8.5 S Zadran to M Wade, Fullish just outside off, Wade stays back in his crease and defends solidly. 42/1

8.4 S Zadran to M Wade, Fullish outside off, Wade drives it to mid on. 42/1

8.3 S Zadran to M Wade, Shortish outside off, Wade plays it towards point watchfully. 42/1

8.2 S Zadran to M Wade, Landed outside off, Wade punches it to the off side off his back foot. 42/1

8.1 S Zadran to M Wade, Fullish outside off, Wade plays it towards third man and comes back for the second. Good running by the batsmen. 42/1

7.6 M Starc to A Salamkhail, Four Leg byes! Appeal for LBW as well. A full toss, swinging onto the pads as Salamkhail fails to flick it, runs off his pads down to the fine leg fence. Appeal turned down by the umpire, slipping down the leg side maybe. 37/2

7.5 M Starc to A Salamkhail, Short delivery, Salamkhail goes to pull but gets an inside edge on that. 33/2

7.4 M Starc to A Salamkhail, In the channel outside off, left alone. 33/2

7.3 M Starc to A Salamkhail, A full toss this time outside off, Salamkhail does not pick it and just dabs it to point. 33/2

7.2 M Starc to A Salamkhail, A touch short, cut away to point this timme. 33/2

7.1 M Starc to A Salamkhail, Pitched up delivery, on middle, tucked away this time through mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 33/2

7.1 M Starc to A Salamkhail, WIDE! Slips this full length ball down the leg side this time. 31/2

7.6 D Zadran to M Clarke, Yorker outside off, Clarke dabs it towards point. 40/1

7.5 D Zadran to M Clarke, Fullish outside off, Clarke drives it back to the bowler who stops the ball well. 40/1

7.4 D Zadran to M Clarke, Length delivery just outside off, Clarke stays back in his crease and plays it to the on side. 40/1

7.3 D Zadran to M Clarke, Good length delivery on off, Clarke pushes it towards mid-wicket and takes a couple. 40/1

7.2 D Zadran to M Clarke, Landed outside off, Clarke plays it to point. 38/1

7.1 D Zadran to M Wade, Outside off, Wade guides it towards third man and takes a single. 38/1

6.6 M Johnson to M Shahzad, Shahzad has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 30/2

6.5 M Johnson to A Salamkhail, Length down the leg side, tucked down nicely to fine leg for one. 30/2

6.4 M Johnson to M Shahzad, Short of a length delivery, Shahzad pulls it awkwardly through mid-wicket to take one. 29/2

6.4 M Johnson to M Shahzad, WIDE! Poor delivery. Wide and a bit short outside off, Shahzad does not attempt to play that. 28/2

6.3 M Johnson to A Salamkhail, Salamkhail plays it with an angled bat and guides it to third man. They pick up a single. 27/2

6.2 M Johnson to A Salamkhail, A length delivery angling away, Salamkhail slashes at it hard and an excellent diving stop from Glenn Maxwell at cover-point. 26/2

6.1 M Johnson to A Salamkhail, Starts with a length delivery, well outside off though, Salamkhail leaves it. 26/2

6.6 S Zadran to M Clarke, On middle, Clarke defends it into the ground. 37/1

Michael Clarke comes out to bat.

6.5 S Zadran to D Warner, OUT! Gone this time! Shortish length outside off, Warner tries to play towards the third man but gets an outside edge. The keeper takes an easy catch behind. Warner does not go and waits for the umpire's decision. Umpire signals out and Warner departs, Australia 37/1. 37/1

1000 ODI runs for David Warner. He becomes the 35th Australian to do so.

6.4 S Zadran to D Warner, Length delivery outside off, Warner cuts it through point and the third man saves a couple of runs. 37/0

6.3 S Zadran to D Warner, FOUR! Nice shot! On middle, Warner lofts it over mid on and the ball races away to the boundary rope. 35/0

6.2 S Zadran to M Wade, Fullish outside off, Wade tries to play to the off side but the ball goes uppishly towards third man with a top edge who collects it one bounce. Single taken. 31/0

6.1 S Zadran to D Warner, Length delivery outside off, Warner cuts it away between gully and point and takes a single. 30/0

Mitchell Johnson to bowl.

5.6 M Starc to M Shahzad, Stays back and defends it well this time. 26/2

Mohammad Shahzad walks out to the crease at number 4.

5.5 M Starc to K Sadiq, OUT! The wicket falls finally! Starc has been producing some gems here. A good length delivery, this time just goes on with the angle, Sadiq was playing for the in-swing and ends up with a huge gap between bat and pad. The ball takes the off stump. 26/2

5.4 M Starc to A Salamkhail, Excellent yorker. Very full and curving in with some late swing, Salamkhail goes to flick but gets an inside edge through his legs towards square leg for one. 26/1

5.3 M Starc to K Sadiq, Another short length delivery, Sadiq is struggling to play that and just awkwardly fends it away with an inside edge onto the helmet. One run from fine leg. 25/1

5.2 M Starc to K Sadiq, Fuller length down the leg side as Sadiq moves to the leg side, goes to flick it away and his bat gives away and lobs towards square leg as well. They take two. 24/1

5.1 M Starc to K Sadiq, A nasty hit on the helmet! A short ball directed on middle, Sadiq goes to duck that one but is a touch late, the ball smashes onto the helmet and Sadiq is down. Starc goes down and checks with the batsman. So does Clarke. All's well. 22/1

5.6 D Zadran to D Warner, On middle, Warner flicks it away to fine leg and picks up one run. 29/0

5.5 D Zadran to M Wade, On middle, Wade tucks it away down the leg side and takes one. 28/0

5.4 D Zadran to D Warner, Outside off, Warner plays it towards point and picks up a single. 27/0

5.3 D Zadran to D Warner, FOUR! Lovely shot! Landed outside off, Warner punches it through covers beautifully and finds the gap. The ball races away to the boundary rope. 26/0

5.2 D Zadran to D Warner, Good length delivery outside off, Warner plays it through covers and takes a couple. 22/0

5.1 D Zadran to M Wade, Length delivery on middle, Wade tries to play to the leg side but gets an inside edge onto his pads. They pick up a single. 20/0

4.6 J Pattinson to A Salamkhail, Good length delivery outside off, Salamkhail gets back and punches it into the ground to end the over. 22/1

4.5 J Pattinson to A Salamkhail, Tearing yorker on the leg stump, Salamkhail does well to dig it away towards mid on. 22/1

4.4 J Pattinson to A Salamkhail, Good length delivery, Salamkhail stays back and defends that one. 22/1

4.3 J Pattinson to A Salamkhail, A touch wide outside off, Salamkhail does not play. 22/1

4.2 J Pattinson to A Salamkhail, Beaten. Length outside off, holds its line after pitching, Salamkhail pushes away from his body and the ball beats the outside edge. 22/1

4.1 J Pattinson to A Salamkhail, FOUR! Cracked away off the back foot this time. A good length delivery outside off, no movement, Salamkhail goes back and cracks it hard past the point fielder. 22/1

4.6 S Zadran to D Warner, Outside off, Warner stays back in his crease and defends. 19/0

4.5 S Zadran to D Warner, Length delivery outside off, Warner tries to cut but misses the line of the delivery and gets beaten. 19/0

4.4 S Zadran to D Warner, FOUR! In the corridor outside off, Warner punches it to covers off his back foot and finds the gap. The fielder gives up the chase and the ball just touches the boundary rope. 19/0

4.3 S Zadran to M Wade, Fullish on off, Wade drives it straight down the ground. The fielder stops the ball near mid on, single taken. 15/0

4.2 S Zadran to M Wade, Length delivery outside off, Wade plays the square cut. 14/0

4.1 S Zadran to M Wade, Landed outside off, Wade comes forward and plays it back to the bowler. 14/0

3.6 M Starc to K Sadiq, FOUR! Sliced away this time. Length outside off and moving away, Sadiq slices it on the up over point this time. Good over for Afghanistan. 9 runs off that one. 18/1

3.5 M Starc to K Sadiq, Short of a length delivery this time, Sadiq ducks under that one. 14/1

3.4 M Starc to K Sadiq, FOUR! Flashed and flashed hard! Wide delivery, asking to be hit, Sadiq goes hard and the ball carries off the thick edge over the slip cordon for a boundary to third man. 14/1

3.3 M Starc to K Sadiq, Good length delivery, this time goes the other way, punched straight to cover-point. 10/1

3.2 M Starc to A Salamkhail, Pitched on length and swinging in, tucked away towards mid-wicket for a quick run. 10/1

3.1 M Starc to A Salamkhail, A touch wide outside off, Salamkhail leaves it alone. 9/1

3.6 D Zadran to M Wade, On middle, Wade flicks it away to the leg side and takes a single. 14/0

3.5 D Zadran to M Wade, Length delivery outside off, Wade comes down the track to play that one but misses it completely. 13/0

3.4 D Zadran to D Warner, Nudges it down the leg side and takes a single. 13/0

3.3 D Zadran to D Warner, FOUR! Warner off the mark! Landed outside off, Warner tries to play to the off side but gets a thick outside edge. The ball goes towards the boundary rope through the third man region. 12/0

3.2 D Zadran to D Warner, Fullish on off, Warner defends it back to the bowler. 8/0

3.1 D Zadran to D Warner, Length delivery outside off, Warner defends it to the covers off his back foot. 8/0

2.6 J Pattinson to K Sadiq, Full ball in the zone, Salamkhail drives on the up but finds mid off to end the over. 9/1

2.5 J Pattinson to A Salamkhail, Pitched up delivery outside off, Salamkhail uses the softest of wrists with a dab down past slips to take one. 9/1

2.5 J Pattinson to A Salamkhail, WIDE! Pitched outside off and swinging away further off the seam. No chance for the batsman. 8/1

2.4 J Pattinson to A Salamkhail, Landing in the corridor outside off, Salamkhail leaves it alone. 7/1

2.3 J Pattinson to A Salamkhail, Short of a length delivery, Salamkhail pulls it away straight to the man at mid-wicket. 7/1

2.2 J Pattinson to A Salamkhail, Landing on length and swings in late, Salamkhail gets an inside edge onto his boot. 7/1

2.1 J Pattinson to K Sadiq, Good length delivery, punched away through covers for one. 7/1

2.6 S Zadran to M Wade, Outside off, Wade cuts it to point. 8/0

2.5 S Zadran to M Wade, FOUR! Full toss on middle, Wade plays it to the leg side. It was in the air but the ball goes just past the fielder at mid-wicket and races away to the boundary rope. 8/0

2.4 S Zadran to M Wade, Fullish outside off, Wade shoulders his arms. 4/0

2.3 S Zadran to M Wade, On middle, Wade drives it to mid on this time. 4/0

2.2 S Zadran to M Wade, Good length delivery outside off, Wade plays it to point. 4/0

2.1 S Zadran to M Wade, Length delivery outside off, Wade defends it into the ground. 4/0

1.6 M Starc to A Salamkhail, Full and wide outside off, Salamkhail lets it go alone to end the over. 6/1

Asghar Salamkhail walks in.

1.5 M Starc to M Javed, OUT! First wicket goes to Starc. Some tight mapping of deliveries here. Good length on off, curving in, Javed goes to cut that one but gets an inside edge onto his boot and the ball goes on to hit the stumps. Starc looking sharp with the new ball. 6/1

1.4 M Starc to K Sadiq, Full and wide outside off, Sadiq slashes hard but the ball goes through and swings in late. Wade has a tough take and it goes away on the leg side for a bye. 6/0

1.3 M Starc to K Sadiq, Good length around off, Sadiq punches it away on the off side. 5/0

1.2 M Starc to K Sadiq, Another beautiful delivery. Swinging in off a fuller length, on middle, Ahmadi goes to flick and falls over while doing so. 5/0

1.1 M Starc to K Sadiq, Starts with a pitched up delivery, landing outside off and swerving in, Sadiq goes to drive but gets it away off the toe end towards mid off. 5/0

1.6 D Zadran to D Warner, Length delivery on off, Warner defends it to the off side solidly. 4/0

1.5 D Zadran to M Wade, Landed outside off, Wade drives it through covers superbly. Good work from the fielder and three runs taken. 4/0

1.4 D Zadran to M Wade, Stays back in his crease and defends it watchfully. 1/0

1.3 D Zadran to M Wade, Opens the face of the bat and guides it towards gully. 1/0

1.2 D Zadran to M Wade, Length delivery on middle, Wade pushes it back to the bowler. The bowler throws the ball at the striker's end. 1/0

1.1 D Zadran to M Wade, Length delivery on off, Wade defends it back to the bowler. 1/0

Mitchell Starc to share the new ball from the other end.

0.6 J Pattinson to M Javed, Width offered outside off, Javed goes after that but makes no contact to end the over. 5/0

0.5 J Pattinson to M Javed, Pitched up delivery, pushed away to cover this time. 5/0

0.4 J Pattinson to K Sadiq, Full and drifting down the pads, Sadiq just about gets some glove onto that and works it away on the leg side for one. 5/0

0.3 J Pattinson to K Sadiq, Good length outside off, Sadiq gets behind the line and defends it. 4/0

0.2 J Pattinson to K Sadiq, Good shape. Full and swinging away outside off, Sadiq leaves it alone. 4/0

0.1 J Pattinson to K Sadiq, FOUR! Superb start. A fuller length delivery, Sadiq tucks it away through mid-wicket in the gap for a boundary of the first ball. 4/0

Zadran to bowl from the other end.

0.6 S Zadran to D Warner, Stays back in his crease and defends. 1/0

0.5 S Zadran to D Warner, Outside off, Warner drives it back to the bowler. 1/0

0.4 S Zadran to M Wade, Flicks it away down the leg side and takes a single. 1/0

0.3 S Zadran to M Wade, Wade lets the ball go outside his off stump. 0/0

0.2 S Zadran to M Wade, Another one in the corridor outside off, left alone. 0/0

0.1 S Zadran to M Wade, Starts with a good length delivery outside off, Wade ends up poking inside the line of the ball. 0/0