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Match Status- Match Ended, Venue - Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai,, Date - 07/09/2012, Toss won by - Pakistan
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Commentary (Australia innings)

Right-O, that's all we have for this game. I was privileged to cover this historic game and hopefully you enjoyed the coverage. Looking forward to your company for the last T20I on 10th September at 1600 GMT (2130 IST). Until then, on behalf of the scoring and commentary team, I bid you farewell. Cheers!!!

Saeed Ajmal bags the Man of the Match award! Says that he tried to bowl in the right areas and it reaped rich dividends. Informs that he injured his shoulder and hence he didn't bowl the super over.

Super Over was equally interesting. Target set was 12 off 6 and the pair of Razzaq and U Akmal scaled it down with ease in the end. Courtesy this loss, Australia now slip to number 10th spot behind Ireland in the rankings. They will be disappointed with it but will take lots of heart from the way they have performed today.

Chasing a challenging total, Australia got off to a flier with Warner looking in aggressive mood. But the introduction of Saeed Ajmal led to his downfall, while the offie got rid of Watson as well. Michael Hussey threw away his wicket at a crucial juncture, while skipper George Bailey also departed in a crunch situation. The game almost slipped away from the tourists' hands towards the end but the six hit by Cummins in the penultimate ball of the last over helped Australia to tie the match.

Phew! What a game of Twenty20 we have just witnessed! It was a roller-coaster ride to be honest and I need some time to catch by breath back. A nerve-wracking contest and ideally both sides deserved to walk out as winners. Lionhearted effort by Australia and Pakistan and let me congratulate them to make this epic match a historic one.

Ball 6 P Cummins to U Akmal, Pakistan win the one-over eliminator and clinch the series! A fuller length delivery on off, Akmal drives it firmly to covers and crosses for a quick single. The fielder has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses and Akmal straightaway runs in jubilation. The crowd also erupts in joy and what a thrilling atmosphere out there.

Ball 6 P Cummins to U Akmal, Wide called for height! Cummins decides to bowl a short delivery, but bangs it in too firmly, it goes well over the batsman's head. 1 needed to win off 1 ball!

Ball 5 P Cummins to A Razzaq, In the air... but safe! Clever change in pace, fuller length delivery on off, Razzaq is completely foxed by it as he is through with his drive early. The ball balloons in the air but falls just in front of David Hussey at mid off. They cross for a run. 2 needed off 1!

Ball 4 P Cummins to A Razzaq, FOUR! Boom! Short and wide outside off, Razzaq climbs onto the room and rockets it over point for a boundary. 3 needed to win off 2!

Ball 3 P Cummins to U Akmal, Length delivery outside off, Akmal walks across the stumps to scoop it over short fine leg but misses. It squirts in front of the keeper and they cross. It is given as a run.

Ball 2 P Cummins to U Akmal, FOUR! Back of a length delivery around off, Akmal latches onto it and smites it back past the bowler for a brutal boundary.

Ball 1 P Cummins to U Akmal, Dot ball! Clever ball first up, slower delivery outside off, Umar is through with the shot early and misses.

So then, Pakistan have a dozen of runs to chase in 6 balls to win this match. Umar Akmal, Abdul Razzaq are the batsmen nominated by the hosts, not sure who is the third batsman. Pat Cummins will bowl the over. Here we go...

Ball 6 U Gul to S Watson, Spears in a full toss, on middle and leg, Watson hammers it through mid-wicket and sprints back for the second run.

Ball 5 U Gul to D Warner, OUT! Short of a length delivery outside off, Warner tries to pull it across the line but gets a big top edge. The ball goes high up in the air and Umar Akmal takes a calm catch at long off. George Bailey walks in next but will be at the non-striker's end.

Ball 5 U Gul to D Warner, Wide! Good length delivery down the leg side, Warner fails to flick it off his pads. First extra conceded by Pakistan this evening. What a time to bowl it!

Ball 4 U Gul to D Warner, FOUR! A low full toss around off, Warner shuffles across the stumps and neatly deflects it off his pads to the fine leg boundary.

Ball 3 U Gul to S Watson, Terrific yorker, speared it into the blockhole, Watson squeezed it out to long on and crossed for a single.

Ball 2 U Gul to S Watson, A low full toss angling into the batsman, Watson whips it off his pads to deep square leg for a couple.

Ball 1 U Gul to D Warner, Bowls a fantastic yorker on off, Warner gets forward and forces it to mid off for a single.

Australia have nominated David Warner, Shane Watson and George Bailey to bat in the Super Over! Saeed Ajmal is a bit injured and cannot bowl and hence Umar Gul has been chosen to do the pressure job.

There will be no toss and Australia will bat as per super over rules.

We are going to have just the 6th ever super over in T20Is! This is some wonderful cricket from both the teams. Australia almost pulled off a win in the end but Pakistan struck off the last ball to make it in the super over. The skipper, George Bailey played a magnificent innings and did his best for his team to chase down the total.

19.6 A Razzaq to Pat Cummins, OUT! Match tied! Full toss on middle, Cummins goes for the flick but misses and gets a leading edge. The ball goes high in the air, Imran Nazir takes the catch at extra covers and Cummins is out. It's a super over now! 151/8

19.5 A Razzaq to Pat Cummins, SIX! Would you believe that??? On middle, Cummins lofts it over mid-wicket and it goes all the way over the ropes into the stands. One run required from one ball. 151/7

19.4 A Razzaq to D Christian, Short length delivery, Christian pulls it along the ground to the leg side for a single. 145/7

19.3 A Razzaq to Pat Cummins, Slower one on middle, Cummins sweeps it to mid-wicket for a single. 144/7

19.2 A Razzaq to D Christian, Full toss, Christian flicks it to the leg side and takes a single. 143/7

Pat Cummins walks in.

19.1 A Razzaq to G Bailey, OUT! Razzaq strikes straightaway and it's a big wicket! Shortish outside off, Bailey pulls it away. The ball goes towards Yasir Arafat (sub) who takes the catch safely at mid-wicket. Big blow for Australia and it could be difficult now to chase this one. 142/7

Abdul Razzaq to bowl the last over. 10 runs required off the last over.

18.6 U Gul to D Christian, Full outside off, Christian goes after that one but misses it. Small appeal for caught behind but the umpire says not out. 142/6

Daniel Christian walks in.

18.5 U Gul to M Wade, OUT! Run out! Yorker, Wade dabs it past point and takes a single. Comes back for the second but there's a direct hit at the striker's end from Arafat (sub) and Wade is run out. Australia 142/6. 142/6

18.4 U Gul to G Bailey, Dropped! Length delivery outside off, Bailey plays it back to the bowler. Gul attempts to take the catch by his right hand but fails to collect and the ball almost goes to hit the stumps at non-striker's end. Single taken. 141/5

18.3 U Gul to G Bailey, FOUR! Well played! Full toss on middle and leg, Bailey plays it to short fine leg, the fielder attempts to stop but fails and Bailey gets another boundary. 140/5

18.2 U Gul to G Bailey, FOUR! Edged! Birthday boy is carrying some luck! Full outside off, Bailey tries to play to the leg side but gets an inside edge. The ball beats the man at short fine leg and races away to the boundary rope. 136/5

18.1 U Gul to M Wade, Full outside off, Wade drives it to long off and takes a single. 132/5

Gul back on.

17.6 S Ajmal to G Bailey, SIX! Take that, Ajmal! On middle, Bailey pulls it away over mid-wicket for a biggie. High and handsome over the boundary ropes for a maximum 131/5

17.5 S Ajmal to G Bailey, Outside off, Bailey tries to play to the off side but fails. 125/5

17.4 S Ajmal to M Wade, Shortish outside off, Wade plays it past point for a single. 125/5

17.3 S Ajmal to G Bailey, Pitched outside leg, Bailey plays the reverse sweep and the ball goes towards point. Takes a single. 124/5

17.2 S Ajmal to M Wade, Landed just outside off, Wade punches it to the off side off his back foot and takes a single. 123/5

17.1 S Ajmal to G Bailey, On middle and off, Bailey lofts it over mid on and takes a single. 122/5

Ajmal back on. Crucial over.

16.6 S Tanvir to G Bailey, Slower delivery on the pads, Bailey flicks it to the leg side and picks up a single. The umpire signals it a leg bye. 121/5

16.5 S Tanvir to M Wade, Outside off, Wade punches it to the off side and takes a run. 120/5

16.4 S Tanvir to G Bailey, Lofts it over mid-wicket for a single. 119/5

16.3 S Tanvir to M Wade, Fullish outside off, Wade drives it to covers and takes a single. 118/5

Wade comes out to bat.

16.2 S Tanvir to D Hussey, OUT! Bowled! Length delivery on off, Hussey makes room to play that one but misses and the ball goes on to disturb the off stump. Umpire's checking for the back foot no ball, but Tanvir has landed well and it is not cutting the side line. Australia slipping down, 117/5, need 35 runs from 22 balls. 117/5

16.1 S Tanvir to G Bailey, Length delivery outside off, Bailey dabs it towards point for a single. 117/4

Tanvir back into the attack.

15.6 U Gul to G Bailey, Landed outside off, Bailey pushes it to covers for a single. 116/4

15.5 U Gul to G Bailey, Outside off, Bailey plays it towards point. 115/4

15.4 U Gul to G Bailey, FOUR! Superb shot! Short length delivery outside off, Bailey pulls it away to the leg side powerfully. Finds the gap and the ball races away to the boundary rope towards the mid-wicket region. 115/4

15.3 U Gul to D Hussey, Full on the pads, Hussey flicks it to the leg side and takes a single to get off the mark. 111/4

15.2 U Gul to G Bailey, Length delivery outside off, Bailey pulls it away towards mid-wicket and takes a single. 110/4

David Hussey walks in, replacing his brother Michael.

15.1 U Gul to M Hussey, OUT! Gul strikes! Shortish length, Hussey goes after that one and tries to hit it to the leg side but mistimes. The ball goes straight to Shoaib Malik at long on who takes a safe catch. Australia 109/4, need 43 runs from 29 balls. 109/4

Umar Gul [2-0-14-0] back on.

14.6 S Ajmal to M Hussey, Punches it to the off side off his back foot for a single. 109/3

14.5 S Ajmal to G Bailey, On middle and leg, Bailey flicks it to the on side and takes another single. 108/3

14.4 S Ajmal to M Hussey, On off, Hussey flicks it to the leg side and picks up a single. 107/3

14.3 S Ajmal to M Hussey, Landed outside off, Hussey pushes it to covers at Hafeez who dives to his right and stops the ball with his left hand. 106/3

14.2 S Ajmal to G Bailey, On middle and leg, Bailey sweeps it to the leg side and takes a run. 106/3

14.1 S Ajmal to M Hussey, Outside off, Hussey pushes it to covers and takes a single. 105/3

Ajmal back on.

13.6 R Hasan to G Bailey, FOUR! Nicely played, poor fielded! On middle, Bailey plays the reverse sweep, Ajmal does a misfield at short third man and Bailey gets a boundary. 104/3

13.5 R Hasan to G Bailey, Wide outside off, Bailey goes after that one but misses it again. 100/3

13.4 R Hasan to G Bailey, SIX! Great shot! Landed just outside off, Bailey hammers it straight down the ground towards long on and gets a boundary. 100 up for Australia! 100/3

13.3 R Hasan to G Bailey, Outside off, Bailey tries to cut off his back foot but misses it. 94/3

13.2 R Hasan to G Bailey, Shortish outside off, Bailey sweeps it over mid-wicket and takes a couple. 94/3

13.1 R Hasan to M Hussey, Outside off, Hussey punches it through mid on for a single. 92/3

12.6 M Hafeez to M Hussey, Loopy off-spinner on off, Hussey uses his wrists to flick it through mid-wicket for a single. 91/3

12.5 M Hafeez to M Hussey, Flights it on middle and off, Hussey defends it back to the bowler. 90/3

12.4 M Hafeez to G Bailey, Spinning down the leg side, eased off the pads to deep square leg for one. 90/3

12.3 M Hafeez to M Hussey, Flighted full delivery on middle, tickled off the pads to mid-wicket for a run. 89/3

12.2 M Hafeez to G Bailey, Little short in length on middle, Bailey goes deep inside the crease and turns it in front of short fine leg for a quick single. 88/3

12.1 M Hafeez to M Hussey, Loopy delivery outside off, Hussey reverse sweeps it wide of short third man and crosses. 87/3

Hafeez comes back into the attack.

11.6 R Hasan to G Bailey, Shortish outside off, Bailey goes after it and misses. 86/3

11.5 R Hasan to M Hussey, Fullish on middle, Hussey drives it through mid on for a single. 86/3

11.4 R Hasan to G Bailey, Fullish outside off, Bailey sweeps it to the leg side, gets a top edge and the ball is high up in the air. It lands safely near the square leg region, single taken. 85/3

11.3 R Hasan to G Bailey, Shortish outside off, Bailey goes after that one but misses. 84/3

George Bailey walks in.

11.2 R Hasan to C White, OUT! Run out! Landed just outside off, White plays it to covers and sets off for a single. Hussey doesn't want the run and White goes back. Direct hit from Umar Akmal and the replays show White is short of his crease. Australia 84/3. 84/3

11.1 R Hasan to C White, On middle and off, White tries to play the scoop, the ball goes uppishly over the keeper and takes a couple. 84/2

Raza Hasan back on.

10.6 S Ajmal to M Hussey, Outside off, Hussey defends it towards point. 82/2

10.5 S Ajmal to C White, Appeal for LBW! Outside off, White tries to defend but gets struck on the pad. Fielders appeal but the umpire says not out again, the ball goes towards short third man and the umpire doesn't signal anything. Probably off inside edge. 82/2

10.4 S Ajmal to C White, Outside off, White pushes it to covers for a couple. 81/2

10.3 S Ajmal to C White, Appeal for LBW! Landed outside off, White tries to sweep but misses and gets struck on the pads. Fielders appeal but umpire says not out. Impact was outside off. 79/2

Cameron White walks in. It should be a good move from Australia.

10.2 S Ajmal to S Watson, OUT! LBW! Ajmal strikes again! Landed on off, Watson tries to sweep to the leg side but misses it and gets struck on the pads. Huge appeal from the fielders and the umpire gives it out. It was plumb! 79/2

10.1 S Ajmal to S Watson, Landed on off, Watson defends it into the ground off his back foot. 79/1

Ajmal back on.

9.6 S Tanvir to M Hussey, FOUR! Well played! Fullish outside off, Hussey dabs it towards point and finds the gap. No fielder in the deep and the ball races away to the boundary rope. 79/1

9.5 S Tanvir to S Watson, Length delivery outside off, Watson plays it towards covers for a single. 75/1

9.4 S Tanvir to M Hussey, On middle and leg, Hussey dabs it towards mid-wicket and picks up a single. 74/1

9.3 S Tanvir to S Watson, Landed outside off, Watson guides it towards third man and takes a single. 73/1

9.2 S Tanvir to S Watson, Outside off, Watson cuts it past point for a couple. 72/1

9.1 S Tanvir to S Watson, SIX! Watson ain't stopping! On middle, Watson hammers it straight down the ground. Umar Akmal tries to stop near the boundary rope with his attempts a jump but the ball crosses the ropes at long. Another six for Watson. 70/1

Sohail Tanvir into the attack.

8.6 R Hasan to S Watson, On middle and off, Watson sweeps it to the leg side and takes a run. 64/1

8.5 R Hasan to M Hussey, On middle, Hussey plays it towards mid-wicket for a single. 63/1

8.4 R Hasan to S Watson, Outside off, Watson tries to play to the off side but gets an edge and the ball to towards short third man and takes a risky single. 62/1

8.3 R Hasan to S Watson, On off, Watson defends it to the off side. 61/1

8.2 R Hasan to S Watson, SIX! Wonderful shot! Fullish on off, Watson hits it straight down the ground and the ball goes all the way over the ropes for a massive six. 61/1

8.1 R Hasan to M Hussey, On middle and leg, Hussey pushes it towards short fine leg and takes a quick single. 55/1

7.6 M Hafeez to M Hussey, On middle, Hussey dabs it to the leg side and takes a quick single. 54/1

7.5 M Hafeez to S Watson, On off, Watson initially looks for a big shot but drives it towards mid on and takes a single. 53/1

7.4 M Hafeez to S Watson, On middle and leg, Watson punches it back to the bowler. 52/1

7.3 M Hafeez to M Hussey, On off, Hussey flicks it to the leg side and takes a single. 52/1

7.2 M Hafeez to M Hussey, On middle and off, Hussey defends it watchfully. 51/1

7.1 M Hafeez to M Hussey, SIX! Into the stands! Landed just outside off, Hussey hammers it over mid-wicket and the ball goes straight into the stands. Typical Mr. Cricket shot! 50 up for Australia! 51/1

Hafeez into the attack now.

6.6 R Hasan to S Watson, On middle and off, Watson defends it back to the bowler. 45/1

6.5 R Hasan to S Watson, On off, Watson pushes it to covers. 45/1

6.4 R Hasan to S Watson, Comes on his front foot and defends it into the ground. 45/1

6.3 R Hasan to S Watson, FOUR! Nice shot! Outside off, Watson cuts it off towards point and finds the gap this time. Much needed boundary for Australia. 45/1

6.2 R Hasan to S Watson, On off, Watson comes forward and defends watchfully. 41/1

6.1 R Hasan to S Watson, Shortish outside off, Watson cuts it towards point. 41/1

Raza Hasan into the attack.

5.6 U Gul to M Hussey, Bouncer! Hussey lets it go through. 41/1 off the Powerplay! 41/1

5.5 U Gul to M Hussey, Length delivery outside off, Hussey defends it to covers. 41/1

5.4 U Gul to M Hussey, Shortish length on off, Hussey dabs it towards point. 41/1

5.3 U Gul to M Hussey, Back of a length delivery, Hussey tries to defend but gets a bottom edge onto his pads. 41/1

5.2 U Gul to M Hussey, Length delivery on middle, Hussey defends it off his front foot. 41/1

5.1 U Gul to S Watson, Length delivery outside off, Watson guides it towards third man and takes a single. 41/1

4.6 S Ajmal to M Hussey, Landed just outside off, Hussey defends it towards point. 40/1

4.5 S Ajmal to M Hussey, On middle and off, Hussey tries to defend but gets struck on the pads. Small appeal from the fielders but probably the ball was going down the leg side. 40/1

Michael Hussey walks in, replacing Warner.

4.4 S Ajmal to D Warner, OUT! Bowled! End of Warner's blitz! Off spinner from Ajmal, Warner tries to play to the off side but misses the line of the delivery and the ball goes on to disturb his stumps. Ajmal strikes! Australia 40/1. 40/1

4.3 S Ajmal to S Watson, Shortish on off, Watson pulls it to the leg side and takes a single. 40/0

4.2 S Ajmal to D Warner, On middle, Warner plays it towards mid-wicket and takes a single. 39/0

4.1 S Ajmal to D Warner, Landed just outside off, Warner initially tries for the switch hit but plays the reverse sweep. Fails to connect his bat with the ball. Fielders appeal for LBW but the umpire not interested. 38/0

Saeed Ajmal into the attack.

3.6 U Gul to S Watson, FOUR! Short of a length delivery on middle, Watson pulls it away along the ground. Finds the gap and the ball goes past the boundary rope towards the mid-wicket region. Umar Akmal attempts the long dive but fails to stop the ball. 13 runs off the over. 38/0

3.5 U Gul to S Watson, Length delivery outside off, Watson defends it watchfully. 34/0

3.4 U Gul to S Watson, Short length delivery on middle, Watson pulls it away to the leg side. The ball lands just short of the boundary rope near the deep square leg region, a couple taken. 34/0

3.3 U Gul to D Warner, Length delivery on off, Warner dabs it towards mid-wicket and takes a quick single. There's a direct hit at the non-striker's end but misses to hit the stumps. The batsmen thinks to take a run but decides not to. 32/0

3.2 U Gul to D Warner, On middle, Warner pulls it away to mid-wicket for a couple. Long chase for Nazir in the deep. 31/0

3.1 U Gul to D Warner, FOUR! Edged! Shortish outside off, Warner tries to loft it over covers but gets a thick outside edge and the ball goes through the slip cordon towards the boundary rope. 29/0

Umar Gul into the attack.

2.6 S Tanvir to D Warner, On middle, Warner punches it to long on and retains the strike. 25/0

2.5 S Tanvir to D Warner, SIX! Hammered! Slower one outside off, Warner lofts it powerfully over long on. The ball goes all the way over the ropes for a maximum. Some positive batting from Warner! 24/0

2.4 S Tanvir to S Watson, On middle and leg, Watson flicks it to mid-wicket and takes a single. 18/0

2.3 S Tanvir to S Watson, Length delivery on off, Watson drives it to covers. 17/0

2.2 S Tanvir to S Watson, On middle and off, Watson defends it off his back foot. 17/0

2.1 S Tanvir to S Watson, Outside off, Watson tries to guide towards third man but misses it. 17/0

1.6 M Hafeez to D Warner, Flighted outside off, Warner punches it to the off side but finds the fielder. Most expensive over of the match, 14 runs off it. 17/0

1.5 M Hafeez to D Warner, FOUR! Great shot! Outside off, another punch from Warner off his back foot and finds the gap again to the off side. Another boundary for Warner! 17/0

1.4 M Hafeez to D Warner, Landed outside off, Warner punches it to the off side. 13/0

1.3 M Hafeez to D Warner, FOUR! Nice shot! Outside off, Warner punches it off his back foot through covers and finds the game. Gets a boundary this time. 13/0

1.2 M Hafeez to D Warner, Beaten! Landed just outside off, Warner tries to play to the off side but misses it and gets beaten. 9/0

1.1 M Hafeez to D Warner, SIX! What a start! On middle and off, Warner comes down the track and lofts it over long on. The ball lands on the ropes. Up go the arms of the umpire. 9/0

Hafeez to bowl from the other end.

0.6 S Tanvir to D Warner, Fullish outside off, Warner punches it to covers off his back foot solidly but Umar Akmal stops it well. 3/0

0.5 S Tanvir to S Watson, Fullish on middle, Watson flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 2/0

0.4 S Tanvir to D Warner, Landed outside off, Warner drives it towards mid off for a single. 1/0

0.3 S Tanvir to D Warner, Full toss outside off, Warner drives it to mid off. 0/0

0.2 S Tanvir to D Warner, Outside off, Warner plays it towards square leg. 0/0

0.1 S Tanvir to D Warner, Full outside off, little bit of shape in, pushed towards covers. 0/0

Commentary (Pakistan innings)

Right-O, that's all we have for this game. I was privileged to cover this historic game and hopefully you enjoyed the coverage. Looking forward to your company for the last T20I on 10th September at 1600 GMT (2130 IST). Until then, on behalf of the scoring and commentary team, I bid you farewell. Cheers!!!

Saeed Ajmal bags the Man of the Match award! Says that he tried to bowl in the right areas and it reaped rich dividends. Informs that he injured his shoulder and hence he didn't bowl the super over.

Super Over was equally interesting. Target set was 12 off 6 and the pair of Razzaq and U Akmal scaled it down with ease in the end. Courtesy this loss, Australia now slip to number 10th spot behind Ireland in the rankings. They will be disappointed with it but will take lots of heart from the way they have performed today.

Chasing a challenging total, Australia got off to a flier with Warner looking in aggressive mood. But the introduction of Saeed Ajmal led to his downfall, while the offie got rid of Watson as well. Michael Hussey threw away his wicket at a crucial juncture, while skipper George Bailey also departed in a crunch situation. The game almost slipped away from the tourists' hands towards the end but the six hit by Cummins in the penultimate ball of the last over helped Australia to tie the match.

Phew! What a game of Twenty20 we have just witnessed! It was a roller-coaster ride to be honest and I need some time to catch by breath back. A nerve-wracking contest and ideally both sides deserved to walk out as winners. Lionhearted effort by Australia and Pakistan and let me congratulate them to make this epic match a historic one.

Ball 6 P Cummins to U Akmal, Pakistan win the one-over eliminator and clinch the series! A fuller length delivery on off, Akmal drives it firmly to covers and crosses for a quick single. The fielder has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses and Akmal straightaway runs in jubilation. The crowd also erupts in joy and what a thrilling atmosphere out there.

Ball 6 P Cummins to U Akmal, Wide called for height! Cummins decides to bowl a short delivery, but bangs it in too firmly, it goes well over the batsman's head. 1 needed to win off 1 ball!

Ball 5 P Cummins to A Razzaq, In the air... but safe! Clever change in pace, fuller length delivery on off, Razzaq is completely foxed by it as he is through with his drive early. The ball balloons in the air but falls just in front of David Hussey at mid off. They cross for a run. 2 needed off 1!

Ball 4 P Cummins to A Razzaq, FOUR! Boom! Short and wide outside off, Razzaq climbs onto the room and rockets it over point for a boundary. 3 needed to win off 2!

Ball 3 P Cummins to U Akmal, Length delivery outside off, Akmal walks across the stumps to scoop it over short fine leg but misses. It squirts in front of the keeper and they cross. It is given as a run.

Ball 2 P Cummins to U Akmal, FOUR! Back of a length delivery around off, Akmal latches onto it and smites it back past the bowler for a brutal boundary.

Ball 1 P Cummins to U Akmal, Dot ball! Clever ball first up, slower delivery outside off, Umar is through with the shot early and misses.

So then, Pakistan have a dozen of runs to chase in 6 balls to win this match. Umar Akmal, Abdul Razzaq are the batsmen nominated by the hosts, not sure who is the third batsman. Pat Cummins will bowl the over. Here we go...

Ball 6 U Gul to S Watson, Spears in a full toss, on middle and leg, Watson hammers it through mid-wicket and sprints back for the second run.

Ball 5 U Gul to D Warner, OUT! Short of a length delivery outside off, Warner tries to pull it across the line but gets a big top edge. The ball goes high up in the air and Umar Akmal takes a calm catch at long off. George Bailey walks in next but will be at the non-striker's end.

Ball 5 U Gul to D Warner, Wide! Good length delivery down the leg side, Warner fails to flick it off his pads. First extra conceded by Pakistan this evening. What a time to bowl it!

Ball 4 U Gul to D Warner, FOUR! A low full toss around off, Warner shuffles across the stumps and neatly deflects it off his pads to the fine leg boundary.

Ball 3 U Gul to S Watson, Terrific yorker, speared it into the blockhole, Watson squeezed it out to long on and crossed for a single.

Ball 2 U Gul to S Watson, A low full toss angling into the batsman, Watson whips it off his pads to deep square leg for a couple.

Ball 1 U Gul to D Warner, Bowls a fantastic yorker on off, Warner gets forward and forces it to mid off for a single.

Australia have nominated David Warner, Shane Watson and George Bailey to bat in the Super Over! Saeed Ajmal is a bit injured and cannot bowl and hence Umar Gul has been chosen to do the pressure job.

There will be no toss and Australia will bat as per super over rules.

We are going to have just the 6th ever super over in T20Is! This is some wonderful cricket from both the teams. Australia almost pulled off a win in the end but Pakistan struck off the last ball to make it in the super over. The skipper, George Bailey played a magnificent innings and did his best for his team to chase down the total.

19.6 A Razzaq to Pat Cummins, OUT! Match tied! Full toss on middle, Cummins goes for the flick but misses and gets a leading edge. The ball goes high in the air, Imran Nazir takes the catch at extra covers and Cummins is out. It's a super over now! 151/8

19.5 A Razzaq to Pat Cummins, SIX! Would you believe that??? On middle, Cummins lofts it over mid-wicket and it goes all the way over the ropes into the stands. One run required from one ball. 151/7

19.4 A Razzaq to D Christian, Short length delivery, Christian pulls it along the ground to the leg side for a single. 145/7

19.3 A Razzaq to Pat Cummins, Slower one on middle, Cummins sweeps it to mid-wicket for a single. 144/7

19.2 A Razzaq to D Christian, Full toss, Christian flicks it to the leg side and takes a single. 143/7

Pat Cummins walks in.

19.1 A Razzaq to G Bailey, OUT! Razzaq strikes straightaway and it's a big wicket! Shortish outside off, Bailey pulls it away. The ball goes towards Yasir Arafat (sub) who takes the catch safely at mid-wicket. Big blow for Australia and it could be difficult now to chase this one. 142/7

It could be a tough target for the Australian batsmen, join us in a while for the run chase.

Dan Christian showed some terrific fielding, also picked up 1 for 22 in his 3 overs. Watson and Cummins picked up a wicket each too but the Aussie bowling wasn't that good and hence it allowed Pakistan to reach this total. Kamran Akmal played a fine knock of 43 not out from 26 balls and took his side past 150.

Pakistan finishes with 151/4 from their 20 overs. This could be a good total at this slow pitch. Pakistan did well in the last 5 overs and scored 47 runs. Australia missed a couple of chances which could hurt them. Jamshed and Hafeez shared a 76-run partnership after the early wicket of Nazir. Starc was the pick of the bowlers, picked up 1 wicket for 17 in his 4 overs.

19.6 D Christian to A Razzaq, On middle, Razzaq gets across to play that one but gets a bottom edge to the keeper, single taken. 151/4

19.5 D Christian to K Akmal, Shortish length, drifting down the leg side, Kamran pulls it away to fine leg for a single. 150 up for Pakistan! 150/4

19.4 D Christian to A Razzaq, Shortish on off, Razzaq goes after that one but gets a top edge. The ball lands short of David Hussey at long on. One run added to the total. 149/4

19.3 D Christian to K Akmal, Lofts it over mid on for a single. 148/4

19.2 D Christian to K Akmal, FOUR! Slower one outside off, Kamran cuts it away over point and gets a lovely boundary. 147/4

Abdul Razzaq walks in.

19.1 D Christian to U Akmal, OUT! And Christian is the man again who strikes! Fullish on off, Umar tries to play to the leg side but the ball goes straight to Cameron White at deep mid-wicket. Christian gets his first wicket. Pakistan 143/4. 143/4

The players are out in the middle. Mohammad Hafeez and Imran Nazir are the two openers. Cummins will bowl the first over.

Australia - David Warner, Shane Watson, Michael Hussey, David Hussey, George Bailey (c), Cameron White, Matthew Wade (wk), Daniel Christian, Brad Hogg, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc.

Pakistan - Mohammad Hafeez(c), Imran Nazir, Nasir Jamshed, Kamran Akmal(w), Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Abdul Razzaq, Sohail Tanvir, Raza Hasan, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal.

It's Australian skipper George Bailey's 30th birthday today. He would like a good birthday gift with a series leveling win.

Toss - Pakistan win the toss and elect to bat. As expected, Pakistan are unchanged. Australia have made 3 changes. Mitchell Starc is making his T20I debut after a successful ODI series. Maxwell, Hilfenhaus and Doherty are left out and Daniel Christian and Brad Hogg come in.

Pitch - The pitch looks the same, spinning track and batting won't be easy. Due to long boundaries, scoring quickly will be difficult.

Hello everyone to the coverage of the second T20I between Pakistan and Australia at Dubai. The home side thrashed the Aussies in the first game and are pretty confident. The visitors still have a lot of work to do and need to put some positive batting against spin. Another defeat for Australia will see them behind Ireland and will fall down to number 10 in the ICC T20I rankings. The previous game was one-sided and Australia will try to fight back hard in this second one and make it 1-1 whereas Pakistan will try to win the series here itself.

Abdul Razzaq to bowl the last over. 10 runs required off the last over.

18.6 U Gul to D Christian, Full outside off, Christian goes after that one but misses it. Small appeal for caught behind but the umpire says not out. 142/6

Daniel Christian walks in.

18.5 U Gul to M Wade, OUT! Run out! Yorker, Wade dabs it past point and takes a single. Comes back for the second but there's a direct hit at the striker's end from Arafat (sub) and Wade is run out. Australia 142/6. 142/6

18.4 U Gul to G Bailey, Dropped! Length delivery outside off, Bailey plays it back to the bowler. Gul attempts to take the catch by his right hand but fails to collect and the ball almost goes to hit the stumps at non-striker's end. Single taken. 141/5

18.3 U Gul to G Bailey, FOUR! Well played! Full toss on middle and leg, Bailey plays it to short fine leg, the fielder attempts to stop but fails and Bailey gets another boundary. 140/5

18.2 U Gul to G Bailey, FOUR! Edged! Birthday boy is carrying some luck! Full outside off, Bailey tries to play to the leg side but gets an inside edge. The ball beats the man at short fine leg and races away to the boundary rope. 136/5

18.1 U Gul to M Wade, Full outside off, Wade drives it to long off and takes a single. 132/5

Christian to the bowl the last over.

18.6 Pat Cummins to U Akmal, Dabs it towards point this time for a single. 143/3

18.5 Pat Cummins to U Akmal, FOUR! Nice shot! Outside off, Umar lofts it over covers. No fielder there in the deep and gets his first boundary. 142/3

18.4 Pat Cummins to K Akmal, On middle, Kamran pulls it away to the leg side for a single. 138/3

18.3 Pat Cummins to U Akmal, Short length delivery on off, Umar gets a bottom edge to the keeper. Wade attempts a direct hit at the non-striker's end but misses. 137/3

18.2 Pat Cummins to U Akmal, Shortish and wide outside off, Umar comes across and tries to play but misses. 136/3

18.1 Pat Cummins to K Akmal, Outside off, Kamran slashes it through point for a single. 136/3

Gul back on.

17.6 S Ajmal to G Bailey, SIX! Take that, Ajmal! On middle, Bailey pulls it away over mid-wicket for a biggie. High and handsome over the boundary ropes for a maximum 131/5

17.5 S Ajmal to G Bailey, Outside off, Bailey tries to play to the off side but fails. 125/5

17.4 S Ajmal to M Wade, Shortish outside off, Wade plays it past point for a single. 125/5

17.3 S Ajmal to G Bailey, Pitched outside leg, Bailey plays the reverse sweep and the ball goes towards point. Takes a single. 124/5

17.2 S Ajmal to M Wade, Landed just outside off, Wade punches it to the off side off his back foot and takes a single. 123/5

17.1 S Ajmal to G Bailey, On middle and off, Bailey lofts it over mid on and takes a single. 122/5

Cummins back on.

17.6 B Hogg to K Akmal, What a wonderful piece of fielding from the man Christian again! Shortish length, Kamran pulls it away. Christian dives near the boundary rope and pulls the ball back in during the dive. Replays show he has done remarkably well and pulled the ball back. Just a single taken. 135/3

17.5 B Hogg to K Akmal, FOUR! Full toss outside off, Kamran lofts it over covers. Times it well and gets another boundary. 134/3

17.4 B Hogg to U Akmal, Full on off, Umar drives it to long off for a single. 130/3

17.3 B Hogg to K Akmal, Fullish outside off, Kamran drives it past mid off and takes a single. 129/3

17.2 B Hogg to K Akmal, On middle and leg, Kamran tries to sweep but misses and gets struck on the pads. 128/3

17.1 B Hogg to K Akmal, Pitches it outside leg, Kamran tries to sweep but mistimes and the ball lands towards wide of mid on. Two runs added to the total. 128/3

Ajmal back on. Crucial over.

16.6 S Tanvir to G Bailey, Slower delivery on the pads, Bailey flicks it to the leg side and picks up a single. The umpire signals it a leg bye. 121/5

16.5 S Tanvir to M Wade, Outside off, Wade punches it to the off side and takes a run. 120/5

16.4 S Tanvir to G Bailey, Lofts it over mid-wicket for a single. 119/5

16.3 S Tanvir to M Wade, Fullish outside off, Wade drives it to covers and takes a single. 118/5

Wade comes out to bat.

16.2 S Tanvir to D Hussey, OUT! Bowled! Length delivery on off, Hussey makes room to play that one but misses and the ball goes on to disturb the off stump. Umpire's checking for the back foot no ball, but Tanvir has landed well and it is not cutting the side line. Australia slipping down, 117/5, need 35 runs from 22 balls. 117/5

16.1 S Tanvir to G Bailey, Length delivery outside off, Bailey dabs it towards point for a single. 117/4

16.6 S Watson to K Akmal, Yorker! Kamran dabs it to the off side and takes a single. 126/3

16.5 S Watson to K Akmal, FOUR! Another full toss from Watson and Kamran hammers him for a boundary again. On off, Kamran pulls it away to the mid-wicket and the ball goes past the boundary rope in no time. 125/3

16.4 S Watson to U Akmal, Bit fullish on off, Umar comes forward and drives it towards long off for a single. 121/3

16.3 S Watson to U Akmal, Outside off, Umar drives it towards covers for a couple. 120/3

16.2 S Watson to K Akmal, On middle, Kamran drives it uppishly towards wide long on. Warner stops the ball well and allows a single. 118/3

16.1 S Watson to K Akmal, FOUR! Full toss on off, Kamran smacks it over mid-wicket. No fielder in the deep and the ball races away to the boundary rope. 117/3

Tanvir back into the attack.

15.6 U Gul to G Bailey, Landed outside off, Bailey pushes it to covers for a single. 116/4

15.5 U Gul to G Bailey, Outside off, Bailey plays it towards point. 115/4

15.4 U Gul to G Bailey, FOUR! Superb shot! Short length delivery outside off, Bailey pulls it away to the leg side powerfully. Finds the gap and the ball races away to the boundary rope towards the mid-wicket region. 115/4

15.3 U Gul to D Hussey, Full on the pads, Hussey flicks it to the leg side and takes a single to get off the mark. 111/4

15.2 U Gul to G Bailey, Length delivery outside off, Bailey pulls it away towards mid-wicket and takes a single. 110/4

David Hussey walks in, replacing his brother Michael.

15.1 U Gul to M Hussey, OUT! Gul strikes! Shortish length, Hussey goes after that one and tries to hit it to the leg side but mistimes. The ball goes straight to Shoaib Malik at long on who takes a safe catch. Australia 109/4, need 43 runs from 29 balls. 109/4

15.6 B Hogg to K Akmal, Sweeps it away to the leg side and takes a single. 113/3

15.5 B Hogg to K Akmal, On middle and off, Kamran plays the reverse sweep and finds the fielder. Watson aims at the non-striker's end but Hogg doesn't collects it cleanly. 112/3

15.4 B Hogg to K Akmal, FOUR! Fullish on middle, Kamran sweeps it away towards fine leg. Fielders appeal but umpire not interested. The fielder near the boundary rope attempts a dive but fails to stop the ball from going past the boundary rope. 112/3

15.3 B Hogg to U Akmal, Fullish on the pads, Kamran tries to play to the leg side but gets struck on the pads. Umpire signals it a leg bye. 108/3

15.2 B Hogg to U Akmal, On middle and off, Umar drives it to the off side and comes back for the second. 107/3

15.1 B Hogg to K Akmal, On middle, Kamran plays the reverse pull and takes a single. 105/3

Umar Gul [2-0-14-0] back on.

14.6 S Ajmal to M Hussey, Punches it to the off side off his back foot for a single. 109/3

14.5 S Ajmal to G Bailey, On middle and leg, Bailey flicks it to the on side and takes another single. 108/3

14.4 S Ajmal to M Hussey, On off, Hussey flicks it to the leg side and picks up a single. 107/3

14.3 S Ajmal to M Hussey, Landed outside off, Hussey pushes it to covers at Hafeez who dives to his right and stops the ball with his left hand. 106/3

14.2 S Ajmal to G Bailey, On middle and leg, Bailey sweeps it to the leg side and takes a run. 106/3

14.1 S Ajmal to M Hussey, Outside off, Hussey pushes it to covers and takes a single. 105/3

Brad Hogg back on.

14.6 S Watson to K Akmal, On off, Kamran drives it through mid on and picks up a single. 104/3

14.5 S Watson to K Akmal, FOUR! Shortish outside off and Kamran cuts it away! Finds the gap and the ball races away to the boundary rope. Good shot! 103/3

14.4 S Watson to U Akmal, On middle, Umar comes forward and dabs it into the ground and sets off for a quick single. Watson collects the ball, single taken. 99/3

14.3 S Watson to U Akmal, Shortish outside off, Umar defends it to the cover region. 98/3

14.2 S Watson to K Akmal, Outside off, Kamran drives it towards long off for a single. 98/3

Umar Akmal walks in.

14.1 S Watson to M Hafeez, OUT! Caught this time! On middle, Hafeez tries to loft it over mid on but the ball goes straight to Warner at long on who takes a safe catch. Watson redeems himself by taking a wicket. Pakistan 97/3. 97/3

Ajmal back on.

13.6 R Hasan to G Bailey, FOUR! Nicely played, poor fielded! On middle, Bailey plays the reverse sweep, Ajmal does a misfield at short third man and Bailey gets a boundary. 104/3

13.5 R Hasan to G Bailey, Wide outside off, Bailey goes after that one but misses it again. 100/3

13.4 R Hasan to G Bailey, SIX! Great shot! Landed just outside off, Bailey hammers it straight down the ground towards long on and gets a boundary. 100 up for Australia! 100/3

13.3 R Hasan to G Bailey, Outside off, Bailey tries to cut off his back foot but misses it. 94/3

13.2 R Hasan to G Bailey, Shortish outside off, Bailey sweeps it over mid-wicket and takes a couple. 94/3

13.1 R Hasan to M Hussey, Outside off, Hussey punches it through mid on for a single. 92/3

Watson [2-0-9-0] back on.

13.6 M Starc to M Hafeez, On middle, Hafeez flicks it to the leg side and takes a run. 97/2

13.5 M Starc to K Akmal, Outside off, Akmal drives it through mid off for a single. 96/2

13.4 M Starc to K Akmal, Drives it through covers for a couple. 95/2

13.3 M Starc to M Hafeez, Dropped! Tough chance, still another dropped though! Fullish outside off, Hafeez drives it uppishly towards covers. Watson dives back and takes it with his hand, the ball stays in his hand for a fraction of seconds but doesn't get hold of it completely. Single taken. 93/2

13.2 M Starc to K Akmal, Fullish outside off, Akmal drives it back to the bowler. Starc gets his hand to it but fails to collect. The fielder from mid off aims at the non-striker's end but fails to hit the stumps. 92/2

13.1 M Starc to K Akmal, Full outside off, Akmal fails to put his bat on the ball. 91/2

12.6 M Hafeez to M Hussey, Loopy off-spinner on off, Hussey uses his wrists to flick it through mid-wicket for a single. 91/3

12.5 M Hafeez to M Hussey, Flights it on middle and off, Hussey defends it back to the bowler. 90/3

12.4 M Hafeez to G Bailey, Spinning down the leg side, eased off the pads to deep square leg for one. 90/3

12.3 M Hafeez to M Hussey, Flighted full delivery on middle, tickled off the pads to mid-wicket for a run. 89/3

12.2 M Hafeez to G Bailey, Little short in length on middle, Bailey goes deep inside the crease and turns it in front of short fine leg for a quick single. 88/3

12.1 M Hafeez to M Hussey, Loopy delivery outside off, Hussey reverse sweeps it wide of short third man and crosses. 87/3

Starc back on from round the wicket.

12.6 Pat Cummins to M Hafeez, Wide outside off, Hafeez goes after that one but fails. 91/2

12.5 Pat Cummins to K Akmal, Outside off, Akmal cuts it towards point and takes one. 91/2

12.4 Pat Cummins to M Hafeez, Shortish length, Hafeez pulls it away to the leg side and takes a single. 90/2

Kamran Akmal walks in at number 4, replacing Jamshed.

12.3 Pat Cummins to N Jamshed, OUT! Wonderful catch! Landed just outside off, Jamshed tries to loft it over mid off but the ball goes in the air. Christian goes back from mid off and takes a brilliant catch by his one hand by diving. Great athleticism from Christian. Claps all around in the Australian camp. 89/2

12.2 Pat Cummins to N Jamshed, Outside off, Jamshed dabs it towards point. 89/1

12.1 Pat Cummins to N Jamshed, FOUR! Welcome back, Cummins! Full toss outside off, Jamshed makes the use of it perfectly and drives it superbly through covers for a fine boundary. 89/1

Hafeez comes back into the attack.

11.6 R Hasan to G Bailey, Shortish outside off, Bailey goes after it and misses. 86/3

11.5 R Hasan to M Hussey, Fullish on middle, Hussey drives it through mid on for a single. 86/3

11.4 R Hasan to G Bailey, Fullish outside off, Bailey sweeps it to the leg side, gets a top edge and the ball is high up in the air. It lands safely near the square leg region, single taken. 85/3

11.3 R Hasan to G Bailey, Shortish outside off, Bailey goes after that one but misses. 84/3

George Bailey walks in.

11.2 R Hasan to C White, OUT! Run out! Landed just outside off, White plays it to covers and sets off for a single. Hussey doesn't want the run and White goes back. Direct hit from Umar Akmal and the replays show White is short of his crease. Australia 84/3. 84/3

11.1 R Hasan to C White, On middle and off, White tries to play the scoop, the ball goes uppishly over the keeper and takes a couple. 84/2

Pat Cummins back on.

11.6 D Christian to N Jamshed, On middle and leg, Jamshed drives it towards long on for a single. 85/1

11.5 D Christian to M Hafeez, Shortish on middle, Hafeez plays the paddle scoop. Hogg gives a chase and stops the ball well. Lovely fielding from the 41-year old, saves a run. 84/1

11.4 D Christian to N Jamshed, Slower one outside off, Jamshed pushes it to covers and takes a single. 81/1

11.3 D Christian to N Jamshed, FOUR! Poor delivery! Fullish down the leg side, Jamshed flicks it towards fine leg. No fielder in the deep and the ball goes past the boundary rope. 80/1

11.2 D Christian to M Hafeez, Outside off, Hafeez drives it through covers for a single. 76/1

11.1 D Christian to N Jamshed, On middle and off, Jamshed pulls it towards mid on and takes a single. 75/1

Raza Hasan back on.

10.6 S Ajmal to M Hussey, Outside off, Hussey defends it towards point. 82/2

10.5 S Ajmal to C White, Appeal for LBW! Outside off, White tries to defend but gets struck on the pad. Fielders appeal but the umpire says not out again, the ball goes towards short third man and the umpire doesn't signal anything. Probably off inside edge. 82/2

10.4 S Ajmal to C White, Outside off, White pushes it to covers for a couple. 81/2

10.3 S Ajmal to C White, Appeal for LBW! Landed outside off, White tries to sweep but misses and gets struck on the pads. Fielders appeal but umpire says not out. Impact was outside off. 79/2

Cameron White walks in. It should be a good move from Australia.

10.2 S Ajmal to S Watson, OUT! LBW! Ajmal strikes again! Landed on off, Watson tries to sweep to the leg side but misses it and gets struck on the pads. Huge appeal from the fielders and the umpire gives it out. It was plumb! 79/2

10.1 S Ajmal to S Watson, Landed on off, Watson defends it into the ground off his back foot. 79/1

Christian back on.

10.6 B Hogg to N Jamshed, Outside off, Jamshed punches it to the off side for a single. 74/1

10.5 B Hogg to M Hafeez, Landed just outside off, Hafeez punches it through covers off his back foot and takes one. 73/1

10.4 B Hogg to N Jamshed, Plays it towards mid-wicket this time and takes a single. 72/1

10.3 B Hogg to N Jamshed, Outside off, Jamshed drives it through covers for a couple. 71/1

10.2 B Hogg to N Jamshed, Drops it a bit short this tine, Jamshed pulls it away to the leg side for a single. 69/1

50-run partnership! This is just the first time that these two have batted together in T20Is!

10.1 B Hogg to N Jamshed, SIX! Great shot! On middle, Jamshed hammers it straight down the ground. The fielders jumps across near the boundary rope to stop the ball but fails and the ball goes over the ropes. 67/1

Ajmal back on.

9.6 S Tanvir to M Hussey, FOUR! Well played! Fullish outside off, Hussey dabs it towards point and finds the gap. No fielder in the deep and the ball races away to the boundary rope. 79/1

9.5 S Tanvir to S Watson, Length delivery outside off, Watson plays it towards covers for a single. 75/1

9.4 S Tanvir to M Hussey, On middle and leg, Hussey dabs it towards mid-wicket and picks up a single. 74/1

9.3 S Tanvir to S Watson, Landed outside off, Watson guides it towards third man and takes a single. 73/1

9.2 S Tanvir to S Watson, Outside off, Watson cuts it past point for a couple. 72/1

9.1 S Tanvir to S Watson, SIX! Watson ain't stopping! On middle, Watson hammers it straight down the ground. Umar Akmal tries to stop near the boundary rope with his attempts a jump but the ball crosses the ropes at long. Another six for Watson. 70/1

At the half-way stage, Pakistan are 61/1. The pitch looks slow and even 140 would be a good total probably.

9.6 S Watson to M Hafeez, Slower one on middle this time, Hafeez dabs it past point for a couple. 61/1

9.5 S Watson to N Jamshed, Shortish and slower one, Jamshed pulls it away towards fine leg for a single. 59/1

9.4 S Watson to M Hafeez, Fullish on off, Hafeez smacks it towards wide long on and takes a run. 58/1

9.3 S Watson to N Jamshed, Length delivery, landed just outside off, Jamshed guides it towards third man for a single. 57/1

9.2 S Watson to N Jamshed, Bit fullish on middle and off, Jamshed defends it to mid-wicket. 56/1

9.1 S Watson to M Hafeez, Landed outside off, Hafeez drives it to long off and picks up a single. 56/1

Sohail Tanvir into the attack.

8.6 R Hasan to S Watson, On middle and off, Watson sweeps it to the leg side and takes a run. 64/1

8.5 R Hasan to M Hussey, On middle, Hussey plays it towards mid-wicket for a single. 63/1

8.4 R Hasan to S Watson, Outside off, Watson tries to play to the off side but gets an edge and the ball to towards short third man and takes a risky single. 62/1

8.3 R Hasan to S Watson, On off, Watson defends it to the off side. 61/1

8.2 R Hasan to S Watson, SIX! Wonderful shot! Fullish on off, Watson hits it straight down the ground and the ball goes all the way over the ropes for a massive six. 61/1

8.1 R Hasan to M Hussey, On middle and leg, Hussey pushes it towards short fine leg and takes a quick single. 55/1

Watson back on.

8.6 B Hogg to M Hafeez, On middle and leg, Hafeez drives it back to the bowler. Hogg couldn't collect it well and allows a single. 55/1

8.5 B Hogg to M Hafeez, FOUR! Lovely shot! On middle, Hafeez lofts it straight back over the bowler's head for a wonderful boundary. 54/1

8.4 B Hogg to N Jamshed, Landed around off, Jamshed punches it to the off side and takes a run. 50 up for Pakistan! 50/1

8.3 B Hogg to M Hafeez, Shortish on middle, Hafeez rocks back and pulls it away towards deep square leg for a single. 49/1

8.2 B Hogg to M Hafeez, Fullish on middle and leg, Hafeez defends it towards mid on. 48/1

8.1 B Hogg to N Jamshed, Landed just outside off, Jamshed punches it through covers off his back foot and picks up a single. 48/1

7.6 M Hafeez to M Hussey, On middle, Hussey dabs it to the leg side and takes a quick single. 54/1

7.5 M Hafeez to S Watson, On off, Watson initially looks for a big shot but drives it towards mid on and takes a single. 53/1

7.4 M Hafeez to S Watson, On middle and leg, Watson punches it back to the bowler. 52/1

7.3 M Hafeez to M Hussey, On off, Hussey flicks it to the leg side and takes a single. 52/1

7.2 M Hafeez to M Hussey, On middle and off, Hussey defends it watchfully. 51/1

7.1 M Hafeez to M Hussey, SIX! Into the stands! Landed just outside off, Hussey hammers it over mid-wicket and the ball goes straight into the stands. Typical Mr. Cricket shot! 50 up for Australia! 51/1

Brad Hogg into the attack, the second oldest T20 player. Replacing David Hussey.

How is this for a stat? In 19 T20Is that Pakistan have batted first, they have won on 15 occasions. Two of those have been against Australia, both at Birmingham in 2010 and that too, in succession!

7.6 D Christian to N Jamshed, Back of a length delivery, Jamshed pulls it to short fine leg and takes a quick single. 47/1

7.5 D Christian to N Jamshed, Length delivery on off, Jamshed defends it towards point. 46/1

7.4 D Christian to M Hafeez, Bit shortish outside off, Hafeez pulls it away to the leg side near the mid-wicket region and takes a single. 46/1

7.3 D Christian to M Hafeez, On middle and leg, Hafeez defends it to the on side. 45/1

7.2 D Christian to N Jamshed, Outside off, Jamshed guides it towards third man and takes a single. 45/1

7.1 D Christian to N Jamshed, Length delivery on off, Jamshed punches it to the off side and finds the fielder. 44/1

Hafeez into the attack now.

6.6 R Hasan to S Watson, On middle and off, Watson defends it back to the bowler. 45/1

6.5 R Hasan to S Watson, On off, Watson pushes it to covers. 45/1

6.4 R Hasan to S Watson, Comes on his front foot and defends it into the ground. 45/1

6.3 R Hasan to S Watson, FOUR! Nice shot! Outside off, Watson cuts it off towards point and finds the gap this time. Much needed boundary for Australia. 45/1

6.2 R Hasan to S Watson, On off, Watson comes forward and defends watchfully. 41/1

6.1 R Hasan to S Watson, Shortish outside off, Watson cuts it towards point. 41/1

Daniel Christian into the attack, replacing Starc.

6.6 D Hussey to M Hafeez, FOUR! Outside off, Hafeez dabs it towards third man and connects it well. The ball races away to the boundary rope. 44/1

6.5 D Hussey to M Hafeez, Comes on his front foot and defends it into the ground. 40/1

6.4 D Hussey to N Jamshed, Full toss outside off, Jamshed pushes it to covers for a single. 40/1

6.3 D Hussey to N Jamshed, DROPPED! Outside off, Jamshed lofts it over covers, the ball goes high up in the air. Michael Hussey comes underneath the ball to take the catch but fails to pouch it. It should have been taken. Jamshed survives. Two runs taken. 39/1

6.2 D Hussey to N Jamshed, Flighted on off, Jamshed drives to covers. 37/1

6.1 D Hussey to N Jamshed, On middle and off, Jamshed defends it to the leg side. 37/1

Raza Hasan into the attack.

5.6 U Gul to M Hussey, Bouncer! Hussey lets it go through. 41/1 off the Powerplay! 41/1

5.5 U Gul to M Hussey, Length delivery outside off, Hussey defends it to covers. 41/1

5.4 U Gul to M Hussey, Shortish length on off, Hussey dabs it towards point. 41/1

5.3 U Gul to M Hussey, Back of a length delivery, Hussey tries to defend but gets a bottom edge onto his pads. 41/1

5.2 U Gul to M Hussey, Length delivery on middle, Hussey defends it off his front foot. 41/1

5.1 U Gul to S Watson, Length delivery outside off, Watson guides it towards third man and takes a single. 41/1

David Hussey into the attack, replacing Shane Watson.

5.6 M Starc to M Hafeez, Full outside off, Hafeez plays it to covers. 37/1 in the Powerplay! 37/1

5.5 M Starc to N Jamshed, Short length delivery outside off, Jamshed pulls it away towards square leg and picks up a single. 37/1

5.4 M Starc to M Hafeez, Full outside off, Hafeez pushes it to the off side and takes a run. 36/1

5.3 M Starc to N Jamshed, Yorker on off, Jamshed dabs it towards point and takes a single. 35/1

5.2 M Starc to M Hafeez, Fullish delivery around off, Hafeez dabs it to covers and takes a quick single. Good running between the wickets. 34/1

5.1 M Starc to M Hafeez, FOUR! Lovely shot! Fullish on middle and leg, Hafeez plays the scoop and connects it well. The ball races away to the boundary rope near the fine leg region. 33/1

4.6 S Ajmal to M Hussey, Landed just outside off, Hussey defends it towards point. 40/1

4.5 S Ajmal to M Hussey, On middle and off, Hussey tries to defend but gets struck on the pads. Small appeal from the fielders but probably the ball was going down the leg side. 40/1

Michael Hussey walks in, replacing Warner.

4.4 S Ajmal to D Warner, OUT! Bowled! End of Warner's blitz! Off spinner from Ajmal, Warner tries to play to the off side but misses the line of the delivery and the ball goes on to disturb his stumps. Ajmal strikes! Australia 40/1. 40/1

4.3 S Ajmal to S Watson, Shortish on off, Watson pulls it to the leg side and takes a single. 40/0

4.2 S Ajmal to D Warner, On middle, Warner plays it towards mid-wicket and takes a single. 39/0

4.1 S Ajmal to D Warner, Landed just outside off, Warner initially tries for the switch hit but plays the reverse sweep. Fails to connect his bat with the ball. Fielders appeal for LBW but the umpire not interested. 38/0

4.6 S Watson to M Hafeez, Fullish length, Hafeez lofts it towards mid on. Bailey shows excellent fielding and stops the ball. Just a single taken by the batsman. 29/1

4.5 S Watson to M Hafeez, Another slower one outside off, Hafeez goes for the pull but misses it once again. 28/1

Sania Mirza, India's tennis sensation, is in the VIP stands. Of course, supporting her husband Shoaib Malik tonight. Waves with a smile as the crowd roars on seeing her on the giant screen.

4.4 S Watson to M Hafeez, Length delivery outside off, Hafeez dabs it towards point. 28/1

4.3 S Watson to M Hafeez, Slower one outside off, Hafeez tries to play to the off side but misses it completely and gets beaten. 28/1

4.2 S Watson to N Jamshed, On middle, Jamshed works it down the leg side and takes a single. 28/1

4.1 S Watson to M Hafeez, Full length delivery at off, Hafeez drives it towards mid on, where Bailey attempts a late dive and stops the ball well. Single taken. 27/1

Saeed Ajmal into the attack.

3.6 U Gul to S Watson, FOUR! Short of a length delivery on middle, Watson pulls it away along the ground. Finds the gap and the ball goes past the boundary rope towards the mid-wicket region. Umar Akmal attempts the long dive but fails to stop the ball. 13 runs off the over. 38/0

3.5 U Gul to S Watson, Length delivery outside off, Watson defends it watchfully. 34/0

3.4 U Gul to S Watson, Short length delivery on middle, Watson pulls it away to the leg side. The ball lands just short of the boundary rope near the deep square leg region, a couple taken. 34/0

3.3 U Gul to D Warner, Length delivery on off, Warner dabs it towards mid-wicket and takes a quick single. There's a direct hit at the non-striker's end but misses to hit the stumps. The batsmen thinks to take a run but decides not to. 32/0

3.2 U Gul to D Warner, On middle, Warner pulls it away to mid-wicket for a couple. Long chase for Nazir in the deep. 31/0

3.1 U Gul to D Warner, FOUR! Edged! Shortish outside off, Warner tries to loft it over covers but gets a thick outside edge and the ball goes through the slip cordon towards the boundary rope. 29/0

Shane Watson into the attack.

3.6 M Starc to N Jamshed, Full outside off, Jamshed drives it to mid off. 26/1

3.5 M Starc to M Hafeez, Shortish length on the pads, Hafeez flicks it towards mid-wicket and takes a single. 26/1

3.4 M Starc to M Hafeez, Outside off, Hafeez defends it to the off side. 25/1

3.3 M Starc to M Hafeez, Full length delivery on off, Hafeez dabs it into the ground. 25/1

3.2 M Starc to M Hafeez, Fullish outside off, Hafeez drives it straight to Michael Hussey at covers. 25/1

3.1 M Starc to M Hafeez, Slower one outside off, Hafeez drives it to covers but finds a fielder. 25/1

Umar Gul into the attack.

2.6 S Tanvir to D Warner, On middle, Warner punches it to long on and retains the strike. 25/0

2.5 S Tanvir to D Warner, SIX! Hammered! Slower one outside off, Warner lofts it powerfully over long on. The ball goes all the way over the ropes for a maximum. Some positive batting from Warner! 24/0

2.4 S Tanvir to S Watson, On middle and leg, Watson flicks it to mid-wicket and takes a single. 18/0

2.3 S Tanvir to S Watson, Length delivery on off, Watson drives it to covers. 17/0

2.2 S Tanvir to S Watson, On middle and off, Watson defends it off his back foot. 17/0

2.1 S Tanvir to S Watson, Outside off, Watson tries to guide towards third man but misses it. 17/0

2.6 Pat Cummins to N Jamshed, FOUR! Fine shot! Outside off, Jamshed drives it through covers this time and gets back to back boundaries. 25/1

This is Pakistan's 57th T20I game. They have won 34 and lost 21 with the famous tie against India in the 2007 World Cup to go with. Australia have enjoyed a nearly 50-50 success-loss stat, winning 25 and losing 23 out of the 50 played. They too, have a tie, also against their arch-rivals, New Zealand. They have won 3 and lost 5 against Pakistan in T20I meetings.

2.5 Pat Cummins to N Jamshed, FOUR! Beautiful delivery but still the ball goes to the boundary rope. Yorker, Jamshed tries to dab but gets a small inside edge and the ball goes towards the fine leg region for a boundary. Appeal from Cummins for LBW but the umpire wasn't interested. 21/1

2.4 Pat Cummins to M Hafeez, Landed outside off, Hafeez plays it towards third man with his angled bat and takes a single. 17/1

2.3 Pat Cummins to M Hafeez, Outside off, Hafeez comes forward and defends it back to the bowler. Cummins aims at the stumps but Hafeez goes back in his crease. 16/1

2.2 Pat Cummins to N Jamshed, Length delivery on off, Jamshed dabs it to the off side and takes a quick single. 16/1

2.1 Pat Cummins to N Jamshed, Length delivery on middle and off, Jamshed defends it solidly. 15/1

2.1 Pat Cummins to N Jamshed, Wide! Full and wide outside off, umpire signals it a wide. 15/1

1.6 M Hafeez to D Warner, Flighted outside off, Warner punches it to the off side but finds the fielder. Most expensive over of the match, 14 runs off it. 17/0

1.5 M Hafeez to D Warner, FOUR! Great shot! Outside off, another punch from Warner off his back foot and finds the gap again to the off side. Another boundary for Warner! 17/0

1.4 M Hafeez to D Warner, Landed outside off, Warner punches it to the off side. 13/0

1.3 M Hafeez to D Warner, FOUR! Nice shot! Outside off, Warner punches it off his back foot through covers and finds the game. Gets a boundary this time. 13/0

1.2 M Hafeez to D Warner, Beaten! Landed just outside off, Warner tries to play to the off side but misses it and gets beaten. 9/0

1.1 M Hafeez to D Warner, SIX! What a start! On middle and off, Warner comes down the track and lofts it over long on. The ball lands on the ropes. Up go the arms of the umpire. 9/0

1.6 M Starc to M Hafeez, Length delivery on off, Hafeez defends it into the ground. Two runs and a wicket off the over! 14/1

1.5 M Starc to N Jamshed, Fullish on middle, Jamshed flicks it to short fine leg where Cummins does well and stops the ball. Single taken. 14/1

1.4 M Starc to N Jamshed, Outside off, Jamshed lets it go through. 13/1

1.3 M Starc to N Jamshed, Fullish and wide outside off, Jamshed goes after that one but misses it and gets beaten. 13/1

Nasir Jamshed walks in to bat.

1.2 M Starc to I Nazir, OUT! Bowled! Fullish on middle, the ball nips back a bit after landing. Nazir tries to play but misses the line of the delivery and the ball goes on to rattle the stumps. Poor shot from Nazir and Starc strikes! Pakistan 13/1. 13/1

1.2 M Starc to I Nazir, Wide! Bowls down the leg side, Nazir still goes after it. Wade collects it well behind. Umpire signals it a wide. 13/0

1.1 M Starc to I Nazir, Outside off, swinging away from the batsman, Nazir slashes and misses. 12/0

Hafeez to bowl from the other end.

0.6 S Tanvir to D Warner, Fullish outside off, Warner punches it to covers off his back foot solidly but Umar Akmal stops it well. 3/0

0.5 S Tanvir to S Watson, Fullish on middle, Watson flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 2/0

0.4 S Tanvir to D Warner, Landed outside off, Warner drives it towards mid off for a single. 1/0

0.3 S Tanvir to D Warner, Full toss outside off, Warner drives it to mid off. 0/0

0.2 S Tanvir to D Warner, Outside off, Warner plays it towards square leg. 0/0

0.1 S Tanvir to D Warner, Full outside off, little bit of shape in, pushed towards covers. 0/0

Mitchell Starc to bowl from the other end.

This is the 24th T20I being played at Dubai. The side batting first has won on 9 times while the remaining have been won by the chasing team. Pakistan have won 6 off the 8 T20Is played at this venue. On the two occasions that Australia have played Pakistan at this venue, the Asian giants have won twice, both by 7 wickets!

0.6 Pat Cummins to M Hafeez, FOUR! Lovely shot now! Outside off, Hafeez leans forward and drives through covers superbly and gets another boundary. 12 runs off the first over! 12/0

0.5 Pat Cummins to M Hafeez, FOUR! Edged! Landed outside off, Hafeez tries to play to the off side but gets a thick outside edge, the ball goes through the vacant slip region and races away to the boundary rope. 8/0

0.4 Pat Cummins to M Hafeez, Appeal for LBW! Bit fullish outside off, the ball nips back in after landing. Hafeez tries to play but gets struck on the pads. Huge appeal from the fielders but the umpire says not out. It looks close but Hafeez survives. 4/0

0.3 Pat Cummins to M Hafeez, Outside off, Hafeez comes across and defends it to covers. 4/0

0.2 Pat Cummins to M Hafeez, Length delivery outside off, Hafeez defends it to the off side watchfully. 4/0

0.1 Pat Cummins to M Hafeez, FOUR! Off the mark with a boundary! Starts off with a bit fullish outside off, Hafeez leans forward to drive but gets a leading edge and the ball goes past point region and races away to the boundary rope. 4/0