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Pakistan vs Australia (ODI)

Match Status- Match Ended, Venue - Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah,1st ODI, Date - 28/08/2012, Toss won by - Pakistan
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Commentary (Australia innings)

That's it from us then. Do join us on 31st August as well for the 2nd ODI. Good bye, take care.

Mitchell Starc is the Man-of-the-Match for his 5-42 which reduced Pakistan to a low total.

Ajmal was the pick of the bowlers, grabbing 3-30 in his 10 overs but wasn't able to stop the Aussies. Glenn Maxwell played a good knock in the middle and showed his skills at a tough phase.

Australia take lead in the 3-match ODI series by 1-0. Crucial knocks in the middle and fine bowling earlier led Australia to win their first match at Sharjah against Pakistan. Mitchell Starc picked up a 5-for, bowling out Pakistan for 198 runs. Pattinson bowled an economical spell of 3-19 in his 9.1 overs. Australia lost Warner early but Clarke and Bailey tried to rebuild. Clarke went on to score a half century and George Bailey scored the match winning 57, not out.

48.2 A Cheema to G Bailey, Australia win by 4 wickets! Shortish length delivery on middle, Bailey pulls it away to the leg side and takes a single. 199/6

48.1 A Cheema to G Bailey, SIX! Wonderful shot! Length delivery on middle, Bailey lofts it over mid off. It goes all the way over the ropes for a six. 198/6

47.6 S Ajmal to D Christian, On middle, Christian gets an inside edge and the ball goes towards square leg. 192/6

47.5 S Ajmal to D Christian, Rocks back and punches the ball to the off side but finds the fielder. 192/6

3rd ODI Fifty for George Bailey!

47.4 S Ajmal to G Bailey, On middle and leg, Bailey plays it towards mid-wicket for a single. Brings up his half century. He's really played well. 192/6

47.3 S Ajmal to G Bailey, On middle, Bailey sweeps it away straight to the square leg fielder. 191/6

47.2 S Ajmal to D Christian, Drives it straight down the ground, Ajmal fails to stop the ball. One run added to the total. 191/6

47.1 S Ajmal to G Bailey, On middle and leg, Bailey nudges it down the leg side for a single. 190/6

46.6 A Cheema to G Bailey, Comes forward and drives it through mid on for a run. 189/6

46.5 A Cheema to G Bailey, Outside off, Bailey plays it to mid-wicket. 188/6

46.4 A Cheema to D Christian, Landed outside off, Christian tries to play off the front foot but misses and gets struck on the thigh pad. The batsmen take a single, umpire signals a leg bye. 188/6

46.3 A Cheema to G Bailey, Lofts it over mid on, the ball lands safely, another single taken. 187/6

46.2 A Cheema to D Christian, On off, Christian plays it straight but gets an inside edge and the ball goes to mid-wicket and takes a single. 186/6

46.1 A Cheema to D Christian, Landed just outside off, Christian drives it back to the bowler. 185/6

Cheema back on.

45.6 S Ajmal to D Christian, Works it down the leg side and takes a single to keep the strike. 185/6

45.5 S Ajmal to D Christian, Another appeal for LBW! Pitched on leg, Christian tries to defend but gets struck on the pads. Umpire says not out this time. 184/6

45.4 S Ajmal to D Christian, On middle and leg, Christian plays the leg glance but finds the fielder. 184/6

Daniel Christian walks in.

45.3 S Ajmal to G Maxwell, OUT! Gone this time! Ajmal gets his revenge! Pitched just outside leg, Maxwell tries to play the reverse sweep but fails and gets struck on the pads. Fielders appeal and the umpire Bowden raises his finger. Important wicket this, although Maxwell is unlucky this time. 184/6

45.2 S Ajmal to G Maxwell, FOUR! Great shot! Dances down the track and lofts it through covers superbly. Finds the gap and gets a boundary. 184/5

45.1 S Ajmal to G Bailey, On off, Bailey works it down the leg side for a single. 180/5

Ajmal back on.

44.6 S Tanvir to G Bailey, Flicks it away down the leg side and takes a run. 179/5

44.5 S Tanvir to G Maxwell, Comes forward and drives it towards mid off for a single. 178/5

44.4 S Tanvir to G Maxwell, SIX! Hammered! Shortish length at 126.8 kph, Maxwell rocks back and pulls it away. This one goes all the way over the ropes for a maximum towards the square leg region. 177/5

50-run partnership between Maxwell and Bailey!

44.3 S Tanvir to G Maxwell, Pulls it away through mid-wicket and takes a couple. 171/5

44.2 S Tanvir to G Maxwell, Landed just outside off, Maxwell plays it to mid-wicket. 169/5

44.1 S Tanvir to G Maxwell, FOUR! Edged! Full outside offm Maxwell comes forward to play to the off side but gets an outside edge and the ball goes through the slip cordon towards the boundary rope. Much needed boundary for Australia. 169/5

43.6 A Cheema to G Maxwell, Full toss on off, Maxwell plays it to mid-wicket and takes a run. 165/5

43.5 A Cheema to G Bailey, Length delivery on off, Bailey lofts it over mid on and takes another single. 164/5

43.4 A Cheema to G Maxwell, Slower one on middle, Maxwell plays it to long on and takes a single. 163/5

43.3 A Cheema to G Bailey, Length delivery outside off, Bailey drives it to mid off and takes a single. There's a direct hit at the non-striker's end but Bailey was well back in. 162/5

43.2 A Cheema to G Bailey, Outside off, Bailey plays it straight to the point fielder. 161/5

43.1 A Cheema to G Bailey, Landed outside off, Bailey dabs it towards point and sets off for a single but Maxwell sends him back. Good call, there was no run. 161/5

Aizaz Cheema back into the attack.

42.6 A Ali to G Bailey, Drives it through mid off and picks up one run. 161/5

42.5 A Ali to G Bailey, Defended off the front foot by Bailey presenting the full face of the bat. 160/5

42.4 A Ali to G Bailey, Tough chance missed! On middle, Bailey plays the slog sweep. The fielder dives forward to take the catch but fails to grab a tough grasp. The batsmen have picked up a couple of runs. 160/5

42.3 A Ali to G Bailey, Outside off, Bailey plays it to point. 158/5

42.2 A Ali to G Maxwell, Comes forward and drives it through mid off and takes a run. 158/5

42.1 A Ali to G Bailey, Outside off, spinning away from the batsman, Bailey punches it to the off side and takes a single. 157/5

41.6 S Afridi to G Bailey, Drives it to long off and takes one. 156/5

41.5 S Afridi to G Maxwell, Fullish outside off, Maxwell drives it towards mid off and picks up a run. 155/5

41.4 S Afridi to G Bailey, Drives it through covers this time and takes a single. 154/5

41.3 S Afridi to G Bailey, Outside off, Bailey plays it to point. 153/5

41.2 S Afridi to G Maxwell, Flicks it away down the leg side and takes one. 153/5

41.1 S Afridi to G Bailey, Going down the leg side, Bailey tries to flick but gets struck low on the pads. The ball goes to the leg side, the batsmen run a single. Umpire signals a leg bye. 152/5

40.6 A Ali to G Maxwell, Outside off, Maxwell flicks it to short leg. 151/5

40.5 A Ali to G Maxwell, Drives it back to the bowler, the ball goes just past him and a couple taken. 151/5

40.4 A Ali to G Bailey, Plays the square drive and finds the gap, picks up a single. 149/5

40.3 A Ali to G Maxwell, Outside off, Maxwell plays the square cut off his back foot and takes a single. 148/5

40.2 A Ali to G Maxwell, Dances down the track and defends it solidly. 147/5

40.1 A Ali to G Maxwell, Landed outside off, Maxwello drives it to covers. 147/5

Azhar Ali back on.

39.6 S Afridi to G Maxwell, Outside off, Maxwell gets an inside edge which goes towards leg side and the batsmen take a single. 147/5

39.5 S Afridi to G Maxwell, This one sneaks through the gap between bat and pad and beats the batsman. 146/5

39.4 S Afridi to G Maxwell, Outside off, the ball stayed a touch low after landing, Maxwell tries to play to the off side but gets beaten. 146/5

39.3 S Afridi to G Bailey, Flicks it away down the leg side for one. 146/5

39.2 S Afridi to G Bailey, Outside off, Bailey plays the square cut and finds the fielder. 145/5

39.1 S Afridi to G Maxwell, Rocks onto his back foot and punches it to the off side for a single. 145/5

Afridi back on.

38.6 S Tanvir to G Bailey, Bailey has done well to keep that yorker at bay. 144/5

38.5 S Tanvir to G Bailey, Landed outside off, Bailey plays it to point. 144/5

38.4 S Tanvir to G Maxwell, Drives it back to the bowler, Tanvir fails to collect and a single taken. 144/5

38.3 S Tanvir to G Bailey, Drives it to mid on and takes a single. 143/5

38.2 S Tanvir to G Maxwell, Back of a length delivery, Maxwell tries to play but gets struck on the pads. The ball goes towards square leg, a leg bye taken. 142/5

38.1 S Tanvir to G Bailey, Pitched just outside off, Bailey tries to defend but gets struck on the thigh pads. Appeal from the bowler but the umpire says not out. The batsmen take a single. The back up fielder at mid on couldn't collect the ball and Bailey almost tries for another run but decides not to take. Just a single taken. 141/5

37.6 S Ajmal to G Maxwell, Guides it towards third man for a single. 21/1 in the Batting Powerplay! 140/5

37.5 S Ajmal to G Maxwell, Comes on his front foot and defends it into the ground. 138/5

37.4 S Ajmal to G Maxwell, Outside off, Maxwell plays it to point. 138/5

37.3 S Ajmal to G Maxwell, Maxwell has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 138/5

37.2 S Ajmal to G Maxwell, Dropped! Outside off at 106.5 kph, Maxwell tries to play to the off side but gets an outside edge and Kamran fails to take the catch. These catches should be taken. 138/5

37.1 S Ajmal to G Bailey, On off, Bailey flicks it away to the leg side and takes a single. 138/5

36.6 S Tanvir to G Maxwell, Fullish outside off, the ball stayed a touch low after landing. Maxwell tries to play to the off side but misses it and gets beaten. 137/5

36.5 S Tanvir to G Bailey, Outside off, Bailey pushes it to covers and picks up a single. 137/5

36.4 S Tanvir to G Maxwell, Landed outside off, Maxwell plays it to mid-wicket for a single. 136/5

36.3 S Tanvir to G Bailey, Shortish on middle, Bailey pulls it away down the leg side and takes a single. 135/5

36.2 S Tanvir to G Maxwell, Landed just outside off, Maxwell plays it towards mid-wicket and takes a single. 134/5

36.1 S Tanvir to G Maxwell, On middle, Maxwell defends it into the ground. 133/5

36.1 S Tanvir to G Maxwell, Bowls down the leg side, Maxwell goes for the pull but misses. Umpire calls it wide. 133/5

35.6 S Ajmal to G Bailey, On middle, Bailey dabs it towards short leg. 132/5

35.5 S Ajmal to G Bailey, Landed outside off, Bailey plays it to covers. 132/5

35.4 S Ajmal to G Bailey, Fullish just outside off, Bailey drives it back to the bowler. 132/5

35.3 S Ajmal to G Bailey, Outside off, Bailey plays the square cut and takes a couple. 132/5

35.2 S Ajmal to G Bailey, On off, Bailey drives it to mid on. 130/5

35.1 S Ajmal to G Maxwell, On middle, going down the leg side, Maxwell tries to play the reverse sweep but fails. The batsmen run for a single, umpire signals a bye. 130/5

34.6 S Tanvir to G Maxwell, Pitched just outside leg, Maxwell plays it towards mid-wicket for another single. 129/5

34.5 S Tanvir to G Bailey, On middle and off, Bailey drives it to mid off and picks up a single. 128/5

34.4 S Tanvir to G Maxwell, Full outside off, Maxwell drives it to covers and takes one. 127/5

34.3 S Tanvir to G Bailey, Outside off, Bailey guides it towards third man for a single. 126/5

34.2 S Tanvir to G Maxwell, Full toss on the pads, Mxwell plays it towards square leg for a single. Tanvir has been warned for running on the danger area of the pitch. 125/5

34.1 S Tanvir to G Maxwell, Fullish outside off, Maxwell drives it to the cover fielder. 124/5

Sohail Tanvir back on.

33.6 M Hafeez to G Maxwell, Outside off, Maxwell tries to play to the off side but gets an outside edge and the ball goes through slip cordon. The batsmen pick up three runs. 124/5

Glenn Maxwell comes out to bat.

33.5 M Hafeez to M Clarke, OUT! Hafeez gets the breakthrough! On middle, Clarke tries to play to the leg side off his back foot but gets struck on the pads. Fielders appeal and the umpire says out. Clarke departs at a crucial juncture. Australia 121/5. 121/5

33.4 M Hafeez to G Bailey, Punches it to the off side off his back foot for a single. 121/4

33.3 M Hafeez to G Bailey, Outside off, Bailey punches it back to Hafeez. 120/4

33.2 M Hafeez to G Bailey, Landed outside off, Bailey punches it back to the bowler. 120/4

33.1 M Hafeez to M Clarke, On middle, Clarke plays it down the leg side for a single. 120/4

Batting Powerplay taken!

32.6 A Ali to G Bailey, Full toss on off, Bailey plays it towards mid-wicket and takes a couple. 119/4

32.5 A Ali to G Bailey, NOT OUT! Landed outside off, turns away from the batsman. Bailey stretches forward to defend but gets beaten completely. Akmal does the rest behind and appeals for stumping. Replays show the foot is back in, its a tough call and third umpire signals not out. 117/4

50-run partnership between Clarke and Bailey!

32.4 A Ali to M Clarke, Drives it straight down the ground and takes a single. 117/4

32.3 A Ali to M Clarke, Outside off, Clarke plays it to point. 116/4

32.2 A Ali to M Clarke, Comes forward and drives it straight to the mid on fielder. 116/4

32.1 A Ali to M Clarke, Landed outside off, turns away from the batsman. Clarke shoulders his arms. 116/4

Azhar Ali into the attack now.

Drinks break!

31.6 M Hafeez to M Clarke, Comes on his front foot and drives it through mid on for one. 116/4

31.5 M Hafeez to G Bailey, Pulled away down the leg side for a single by Bailey. 115/4

31.4 M Hafeez to M Clarke, Comes forward and drives towards mid on and takes one. 114/4

31.3 M Hafeez to G Bailey, Drives it to mid on off his front foot and picks up a single. 113/4

31.2 M Hafeez to M Clarke, On middle and off, Clarke plays it to the leg side for a single. 112/4

31.1 M Hafeez to M Clarke, On off, Clarke defends it towards mid-wicket. 111/4

30.6 A Cheema to M Clarke, Pushed towards mid off and single taken. 111/4

30.5 A Cheema to M Clarke, On off, Clarke flicks it to the leg side off his front foot. 110/4

30.4 A Cheema to G Bailey, Length delivery outside off, Bailey drives it through covers for a single. 110/4

30.3 A Cheema to G Bailey, Shortish outside off again, Bailey cuts it towards point. 109/4

30.2 A Cheema to G Bailey, FOUR! Finally a boundary for Australia after a while. Slower one outside off at 108.7 kph, Bailey cuts it between point and cover. Finds the gap and the ball races away to the boundary rope. 109/4

30.1 A Cheema to M Clarke, Shortish outside off, Clarke cuts it away towards point and picks up a single. 105/4

29.6 M Hafeez to M Clarke, Drives it through mid on and takes a single. 104/4

29.5 M Hafeez to M Clarke, Stays back in his crease this time and defends. 103/4

29.4 M Hafeez to M Clarke, Comes on his front foot and defends it solidly. 103/4

29.3 M Hafeez to G Bailey, Plays it to mid-wicket this time and takes a single. 103/4

29.2 M Hafeez to G Bailey, Tries to play the pre-meditated scoop but the ball is bit wide of off stump and Bailey misses his run down to third man as well. 102/4

29.1 M Hafeez to M Clarke, Sweeps it away to the leg side and takes a single. 102/4

Hafeez back on.

28.6 A Cheema to M Clarke, Slower ball on off, Clarke drives it towards mid on and takes a single. 101/4

28.5 A Cheema to M Clarke, On middle, Clarke drives it back to the bowler who fails to collect the ball. 100/4

28.4 A Cheema to M Clarke, Shortish outside off, Clarke defends it to the off side from within his crease. 100/4

28.3 A Cheema to M Clarke, Length delivery outside off, Clarke defends it solidly. 100/4

28.2 A Cheema to G Bailey, Works it away down the leg side for a single. 100 up for Australia! 100/4

28.1 A Cheema to G Bailey, Landed outside off, Bailey defends it to the off side off his back foot. 99/4

27.6 S Afridi to G Bailey, Pushes towards covers this time and takes a single. 99/4

27.5 S Afridi to G Bailey, On leg, Bailey tries to defend but gets struck on the pads. 98/4

27.4 S Afridi to G Bailey, Outside off, Bailey plays the square cut and picks up another couple. 98/4

27.3 S Afridi to G Bailey, Stays back in his crease and defends watchfully. 96/4

27.2 S Afridi to G Bailey, Shortish length and Bailey pulls it away towards square leg. A couple taken. 96/4

27.1 S Afridi to M Clarke, Rocks back and punches it to the off side off his back foot for a single. 94/4

Shahid Afridi back into the attack.

26.6 A Cheema to G Bailey, Pitches it but fullish this time, Bailey drives it straight to the fielder at mid off. 93/4

26.5 A Cheema to G Bailey, Back of a length delivery outside off, Bailey pushes it to the off side. 93/4

26.4 A Cheema to G Bailey, Good length delivery outside off, Bailey drives it to mid off. 93/4

26.3 A Cheema to G Bailey, Landed outside off, Bailey cuts it uppishly over point and takes a couple. 93/4

26.2 A Cheema to M Clarke, Length delivery outside off, Clarke pushes it to covers and takes a single. 91/4

26.1 A Cheema to M Clarke, Clarke has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 90/4

Clarke's looking solid from one end but Australia losing wickets from the other. Should build a partnership now.

25.6 S Ajmal to G Bailey, Stays back in his crease and defends. 90/4

25.5 S Ajmal to G Bailey, Doosra outside off, this one was a bit fullish. Bailey tries to cut but misses it completely and gets beaten. 90/4

25.4 S Ajmal to M Clarke, Comes forward and drives through mid on for a single. 90/4

25.3 S Ajmal to G Bailey, On middle and leg, Bailey dabs it to the leg side and takes a single. 89/4

25.2 S Ajmal to G Bailey, On middle, Bailey plays it to the mid-wicket region. 88/4

25.1 S Ajmal to G Bailey, On middle and leg, Bailey defends it to mid-wicket. 88/4

24.6 A Cheema to G Bailey, Length delivery outside off, Bailey plays it towards third man and picks up a single. 88/4

24.5 A Cheema to G Bailey, Landed outside off, Bailey pushes it to covers. 87/4

24.4 A Cheema to M Clarke, Clarke plays it towards mid-wicket and takes a single. A committed effort by the fielder to save runs for his team 87/4

24.3 A Cheema to G Bailey, Fullish on off, Bailey flicks it away towards mid-wicket and takes one. 86/4

24.2 A Cheema to G Bailey, Length delivery outside off, Bailey pushes it to covers. 85/4

24.1 A Cheema to M Clarke, Landed on off, Clarke plays it towards mid-wicket and takes a single. 85/4

Cheema back on.

23.6 S Ajmal to M Clarke, Fullish, Clarke drives it through mid off and takes a single. 84/4

23.5 S Ajmal to M Clarke, On middle and leg, Clarke defends it solidly. 83/4

23.4 S Ajmal to M Clarke, On middle, Clarkes plays it to mid-wicket. 83/4

23.3 S Ajmal to M Clarke, Clarke has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 83/4

23.2 S Ajmal to M Clarke, Comes on his front foot and defends watchfully. 83/4

23.1 S Ajmal to M Clarke, NOT OUT! Doosra outside leg, turning away from the batsman, Clarke tries to defend but misses. Huge appeal by the fielders for caught behind but the umpire says not out. Pakistan take the review. Replays show the bat hits the pads and there's no contact between the bat and ball. No such evidence to rule it out and Clarke's safe. No reviews left for Pakistan now. Misbah didn't want to take the review as there's no hot spot and it would have been a good decision, had they not opted for the review. 83/4

22.6 S Afridi to G Bailey, Bailey has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 83/4

22.5 S Afridi to G Bailey, Fullish on off, Bailey drives it towards mid on and takes a couple. 83/4

22.4 S Afridi to G Bailey, On off, Bailey flicks it to the leg side. 81/4

22.3 S Afridi to G Bailey, Outside off, Bailey pushes it to covers. 81/4

22.2 S Afridi to G Bailey, Wide outside off stump, Bailey leaves it alone. 81/4

54th ODI Fifty for Clarke, 6th against Pakistan.

22.1 S Afridi to M Clarke, Outside off, Clarke plays the slog sweep and picks up a single. That brings up his half century. 81/4

21.6 S Ajmal to G Bailey, Outside off, Bailey tries to defend this time but once again fails and gets beaten. 80/4

21.5 S Ajmal to G Bailey, Beaten! Landed outside off, Bailey tries to cut off his back foot but misses the line of the delivery and gets beaten. 80/4

21.4 S Ajmal to G Bailey, Pitched just outside off, Bailey defends it into the ground. 80/4

21.3 S Ajmal to M Clarke, On middle and leg, Clarke flicks it towards mid-wicket and takes a single. 80/4

21.2 S Ajmal to M Clarke, On off, Clarke defends it watchfully. 79/4

21.1 S Ajmal to M Clarke, On middle, Clarke flicks it away to the leg side. 79/4

20.6 S Afridi to M Clarke, Shortish outside off, Clarke punches it to the off side off his back foot and takes one. 79/4

20.5 S Afridi to M Clarke, Landed outside off, Clarke pushes it to covers. 78/4

20.4 S Afridi to G Bailey, Full outside off, Bailey drives it towards mid off and picks up one run. 78/4

20.3 S Afridi to G Bailey, Stays back in his crease and defends watchfully. 77/4

20.2 S Afridi to G Bailey, Full on off, Bailey drives it back to Afridi. 77/4

20.1 S Afridi to M Clarke, Fullish outside off, Clarke drives it through mid off and takes a single. 77/4

19.6 S Ajmal to G Bailey, Another play and a miss! Bailey tries to defend but misses it once again. End of Bowling Powerplay, 19/2. 76/4

19.5 S Ajmal to G Bailey, Pitched outside leg, Bailey tries to defend but gets struck on the pads. 76/4

19.4 S Ajmal to G Bailey, Beaten! Outside off, Bailey tries to defend but misses the line of the delivery and gets beaten. 76/4

19.4 S Ajmal to M Clarke, Bowls down the leg side, Clarke tries to put his bat to it but misses. They batsmen run for a single. Umpire signals wide. Two runs added to the total. 76/4

19.3 S Ajmal to M Clarke, Clarke shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 74/4

19.2 S Ajmal to G Bailey, Flicks it away to the leg side and takes a single. 74/4

19.1 S Ajmal to G Bailey, Stays back in his crease and defends it into the ground. 73/4

18.6 S Afridi to M Clarke, Outside off, Clarke plays it to point. 73/4

18.5 S Afridi to M Clarke, Clarke has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 73/4

18.4 S Afridi to M Clarke, Comes on his front foot to defends but gets struck on the pads. 73/4

18.3 S Afridi to M Clarke, FOUR! Great shot! On middle, Clarke charges down the track and hammers it straight down the ground. The ball races away to the boundary rope in no time. 73/4

18.2 S Afridi to M Clarke, Comes on his front foot and defends it into the ground. 69/4

18.1 S Afridi to M Clarke, Drives it straight down the ground and takes a couple. 69/4

Bailey comes out to bat, replacing David Hussey.

17.6 S Ajmal to D Hussey, OUT! Doosra outside off, Hussey tries to defend but gets a genuine outside edge. The ball goes straight to Misbah at first slip who takes a safe catch! Ajmal gets another wicket, Australia 67/4. 67/4

17.5 S Ajmal to M Clarke, Comes down the track and plays it to mid-wicket and takes one. 67/3

17.4 S Ajmal to D Hussey, Plays it towards mid-wicket for a single. 66/3

17.3 S Ajmal to M Clarke, Outside off, Clarke tries to defend but gets the outside edge. The ball goes towards gully and three runs added to the total. 65/3

17.2 S Ajmal to D Hussey, On off, Hussey defends it to mid-wicket and takes one. 62/3

17.1 S Ajmal to M Clarke, Works it down the leg side and takes a single. 61/3

Drinks break!

16.6 S Afridi to D Hussey, Full outside off, Hussey tries to drive but gets beaten. 60/3

16.5 S Afridi to D Hussey, Fullish outside off, Hussey lets it go through. 60/3

16.4 S Afridi to M Clarke, Outside off, Clarke drives it towards mid off and takes a single. 60/3

16.3 S Afridi to M Clarke, Comes forward and defends it towards mid-wicket. 59/3

16.2 S Afridi to M Clarke, Comes on his front foot and defends it into the ground. 59/3

16.1 S Afridi to M Clarke, Clarke has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 59/3

15.6 S Ajmal to M Clarke, Clarke works it down the leg side. One run added to the total. 59/3

15.5 S Ajmal to M Clarke, Outside off, Clarke tries to defend but beats the outside edge. 58/3

15.4 S Ajmal to M Clarke, Tries to defend but gets struck on the pads, fielders appeal but umpires say not out. 58/3

15.3 S Ajmal to D Hussey, Flicks it away down the leg side and takes a single. 58/3

15.2 S Ajmal to D Hussey, Outside off, Hussey tries to defend but misses it and gets beaten completely. 57/3

David Hussey walks in, replacing Michael Hussey.

15.1 S Ajmal to M Hussey, OUT! LBW! That's plumb! On middle, straighter one from Ajmal, Hussey tries to play to the leg side but misses and gets struck on the pads. Fielders appeal and the umpire raises his finger. Hussey decides to take the review after having a small chat with Clarke. Replays show it would have hit the middle stump. It was dead plumb! Ajmal gets his man, Australia in a spot of bother, 57/3. 100 ODI wickets for Saeed Ajmal. 57/3

Saeed Ajmal into the attack.

Bowling Powerplay!

14.6 S Afridi to M Clarke, Comes on his front foot to defend but gets a leading edge and the ball goes to the off side. 57/2

14.5 S Afridi to M Clarke, Works it away down the leg side towards square leg and takes a couple. 57/2

14.4 S Afridi to M Clarke, Comes on his front foot and defends it into the ground. 55/2

14.3 S Afridi to M Clarke, Fullish on off, Clarke drives it back to Afridi. 55/2

14.2 S Afridi to M Clarke, On off, Clarke drives it back to the bowler. 55/2

14.1 S Afridi to M Clarke, On middle, Clarke plays it to mid-wicket and takes a couple. 55/2

13.6 M Hafeez to M Hussey, Skidder on middle, goind down the leg side. Hussey tries to defend but gets struck on the pads. 53/2

13.5 M Hafeez to M Clarke, On middle and leg, Clarke plays it towards mid-wicket and picks up a single. 53/2

13.4 M Hafeez to M Hussey, Landed just outside off, Hussey whips it to the leg side and takes one run. 52/2

13.3 M Hafeez to M Hussey, Stays back in his crease and defends it into the ground. 51/2

13.2 M Hafeez to M Clarke, On middle, Clarke comes across and flicks it towards mid-wicket and takes one. 51/2

13.1 M Hafeez to M Hussey, Landed outside off, Hussey drives it through covers and picks up a single. 50 up for Australia! 50/2

12.6 S Afridi to M Clarke, Comes on his front foot and defends it into the ground. 49/2

12.5 S Afridi to M Clarke, On pads, Clarke flicks to mid-wicket for a couple. 49/2

12.4 S Afridi to M Hussey, Fullish on off, Hussey comes forward and drives it towards long on and takes one. 47/2

12.3 S Afridi to M Clarke, Full down the leg side, Clarke flicks it to mid-wicket and takes a single. 46/2

12.2 S Afridi to M Clarke, Fullish outside off, the ball stayed a touch low. Clarke dabs it towards point off his back foot. 45/2

12.1 S Afridi to M Hussey, On off, Hussey plays it towards mid-wicket and takes a single. 45/2

11.6 M Hafeez to M Hussey, Defended off the front foot by Hussey presenting the full face of the bat. One run added to the total. 44/2

11.5 M Hafeez to M Hussey, On middle, Hussey comes for a forward prod but gets an inside edge onto his pads. 43/2

11.4 M Hafeez to M Hussey, Appeal for LBW! Not out! On middle, going down the leg side. Hussey tries to defend but gets struck on the pads. Huge appeal from the fielders but the umpire says not out. Misbah and Hafeez havea small chat but don't take the review. 43/2

11.3 M Hafeez to M Hussey, On middle, Hussey plays it to mid-wicket. 43/2

11.2 M Hafeez to M Hussey, Quicker one on leg, Hussey tries to defend but gets struck low on the pads. 43/2

11.1 M Hafeez to M Clarke, Flicks it away to the leg side and takes a single. 43/2

Michael Hussey is the next man in.

10.6 S Afridi to M Wade, OUT! Poor shot and pays the price! Outside off, Wade tries to sweep but gets a leading edge and the ball goes high up in the air. Misbah takes a safe catch near the bowler's end and Wade departs. Australia 42/2. 42/2

10.5 S Afridi to M Wade, Outside off, Wade pushes it to covers. 42/1

10.4 S Afridi to M Wade, On middle, Wade works it down towards square leg. 42/1

10.3 S Afridi to M Wade, Slower leg spinner outside off, Wade defends it to the off side. 42/1

10.2 S Afridi to M Clarke, On middle, Clarke drives it towards long on and picks up one run. 42/1

10.1 S Afridi to M Wade, On middle, Wade works it down the leg side and takes a single. 41/1

Shahid Afridi into the attack.

9.6 M Hafeez to M Clarke, On middle and off, Clarke defends it back to the bowler. End of Mandatory Powerplay! 40/1

9.5 M Hafeez to M Clarke, Comes forward this time and defends it to mid-wicket again. 40/1

9.4 M Hafeez to M Clarke, Action replay of the previous delivery. 40/1

9.3 M Hafeez to M Clarke, Landed on off, Clarke defends it towards mid-wicket. 40/1

9.2 M Hafeez to M Wade, On off, Wade drives it towards long off and takes a single. 40/1

9.1 M Hafeez to M Wade, Shortish on off, Wade punches it to the off side off his back foot. 39/1

8.6 A Cheema to M Clarke, Half-volley outside off, Clarke drives it to mid off. 39/1

8.5 A Cheema to M Clarke, Punches it to the off side off his back foot and finds the fielder. 39/1

8.4 A Cheema to M Clarke, FOUR! Cracking shot! Shortish outside off at 133.2 kph, Clarke punches it off his back foot towards covers, finds the gap and the ball races away to the boundary rope in no time. 39/1

8.3 A Cheema to M Clarke, Length delivery outside off, Clarke comes on his front foot and defends. 35/1

8.2 A Cheema to M Clarke, FOUR! Finds the gap this time! Landed outside off, Clarke drives it through cover and gets a boundary. 35/1

8.1 A Cheema to M Clarke, Half-volley outside off, Clarke drives it striaght to the cover fielder. 31/1

Aizaz Cheema into the attack!

7.6 M Hafeez to M Wade, On middle, Wade plays it to mid-wicket. Maiden over! 31/1

7.5 M Hafeez to M Wade, On middle and leg, Wade tries to play to the leg side but gets struck low on the pads. 31/1

7.4 M Hafeez to M Wade, Outside off, Wade pushes it to covers this time. 31/1

7.3 M Hafeez to M Wade, Mix up! On middle and leg, Wade works it down towards mid-wicket and sets off for a single. Clarke sends him back and they decide not to take a run. Good call by Clarke. 31/1

7.2 M Hafeez to M Wade, On middle and leg, Wade pushes it towards mid-wicket. 31/1

7.1 M Hafeez to M Wade, Landed just outside off, Wade comes forward and defends it to the off side. 31/1

6.6 S Tanvir to M Clarke, Another left alone outside off. 31/1

6.5 S Tanvir to M Clarke, On middle and off, Clarke tries to drive but gets an inside edge onto his pads. 31/1

6.4 S Tanvir to M Clarke, Outside off, Clarke lets it go through. 31/1

6.3 S Tanvir to M Clarke, On middle, Clarke plays it towards mid-wicket and takes a couple. 31/1

6.2 S Tanvir to M Clarke, FOUR! Classy shot! Half-volley outside off, Clarke leans forward and drives it through covers superbly and gets a boundary. 29/1

6.1 S Tanvir to M Clarke, Length delivery on off, Clarke defends it to the off side watchfully. 25/1

5.6 M Hafeez to M Wade, On middle and leg, Wade drives it towards mid on. 25/1

5.5 M Hafeez to M Wade, On leg, Wade plays it towards fine leg and takes a couple. 25/1

5.4 M Hafeez to M Wade, On middle and leg, Wade defends it from within his crease. 23/1

5.3 M Hafeez to M Wade, Comes on his front foot and defends it into the ground. 23/1

5.2 M Hafeez to M Clarke, Landed on off, Clarke drives it towards long on and picks up one run. 23/1

5.1 M Hafeez to M Wade, Fullish on leg, Wade drives it towards mid on and takes a single. 22/1

4.6 S Tanvir to M Clarke, Outside off, another left alone. 21/1

4.5 S Tanvir to M Clarke, Landed outside off, left alone. 21/1

4.4 S Tanvir to M Clarke, FOUR! Outside off, Clarke drives it through covers and finds the gap. The ball races away to the boundary rope. Nice shot! 21/1

4.3 S Tanvir to M Clarke, On middle and leg at 127.7 kph, Clarke drives it superbly through mid on and finds the gap. The batsmen pick up a couple. 17/1

4.2 S Tanvir to M Clarke, Length delivery on off, Clarke defends it watchfully. 15/1

4.2 S Tanvir to M Clarke, Bowls down the leg side, Clarke tries to flick but misses. The umpire signals a wide. 15/1

4.1 S Tanvir to M Clarke, Landed outside off, Clarke shoulders his arms. 14/1

3.6 M Hafeez to M Clarke, Turns it with the spin to mid-wicket for a single. 14/1

3.5 M Hafeez to M Clarke, Helps it with the spin to the on side but finds square leg. 13/1

Michael Clarke comes out in the middle at number 3.

3.4 M Hafeez to D Warner, OUT! Timber! Slider from Hafeez, lands it around off and it skids on with the angle after landing, Warner sits down on one knee for a big slog across the line but misses it completely. The wooden framework is disturbed and Pakistan draw first blood. Australia are 13/1, needing 186 to win! 13/1

3.3 M Hafeez to D Warner, Skidding down the leg side, Warner fails to work it across and is hit on the pads. 13/0

3.2 M Hafeez to D Warner, Allows the ball to spin back in at 91.0 kph, Warner gets deep inside the crease and defends it to the off side. 13/0

3.1 M Hafeez to M Wade, Long hop outside off at 88.6 kph, Wade goes deep inside the crease and cuts it through point. Jamshed chases it and pulls it back before the ropes. They've managed to run three. 13/0

2.6 S Tanvir to D Warner, Length delivery seaming back into the batsman, Warner looks to defend it by getting forward but gets an inside edge onto the pads. 10/0

2.6 S Tanvir to D Warner, Follows it with a poor delivery, down the leg side, Warner leaves it alone and Kamran dives to his left to collect the ball. 10/0

2.5 S Tanvir to D Warner, Superb delivery, lands it on the seam around off and gets it to shape back in. Warner pushes at it but it stays low a bit and beats the bat. 9/0

2.4 S Tanvir to D Warner, Angles in a length delivery, Warner defends it from the crease. 9/0

2.3 S Tanvir to D Warner, FOUR! Edgy! Good length delivery around off, Warner attempts to drive it through the line but it flies off the outside edge and goes through the vacant second slip region for a boundary. The third man fielder is very square in the deep. 9/0

2.2 S Tanvir to M Wade, Sliding down the leg side, full in length, Wade fails to flick it and it catches his pads. They cross for a leg bye. 5/0

2.1 S Tanvir to M Wade, Good length delivery outside off, curling away, Wade throws his bat at it and misses. 4/0

1.6 M Hafeez to M Wade, Fires in a full delivery, Wade works it off his pads to square leg for a run. 4/0

1.5 M Hafeez to M Wade, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 3/0

On 27th April 2009, Australia defended what looked like a modest score of 198 at Abu Dhabi. Pakistan were bundled out for 171 from 95/0.

1.4 M Hafeez to M Wade, Appeal for an LBW! Wade walks down the track and looks to defend it but misses. It raps him on the pads, they appeal, but the umpire shakes his head. Going down the leg side! 3/0

1.3 M Hafeez to M Wade, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 3/0

1.2 M Hafeez to M Wade, Loopy ball on middle and leg, Wade defends it off the inside half of the blade. 3/0

1.1 M Hafeez to M Wade, Floated full delivery angling into the batsman, Wade defends it back to the bowler. 3/0

Mohammad Hafeez to bowl with the second new ball from the Pavilion End.

0.6 S Tanvir to D Warner, Nice shape back into the batsman, on a good length, Wade defends it off his front foot to covers. 3/0

0.5 S Tanvir to M Wade, Full delivery nipping back into the batsman, Wade pushes it with inside edge to fine leg for a single. 3/0

0.4 S Tanvir to M Wade, Short delivery wide outside off, Wade allows it through. The bowler was lucky there not to be wided. 2/0

0.3 S Tanvir to D Warner, Little too straight in line, Warner turns it to mid-wicket and crosses. 2/0

0.2 S Tanvir to D Warner, Angles in a full length delivery, a seam up delivery, Warner presses forward in defense. 1/0

0.2 S Tanvir to D Warner, Wide! Length delivery sliding down the leg side, Warner fails to work it off his pads. Australia are away! 1/0

0.1 S Tanvir to D Warner, Good length delivery around off, Warner stays back and pushes it to covers. 0/0

Commentary (Pakistan innings)

That's it from us then. Do join us on 31st August as well for the 2nd ODI. Good bye, take care.

Mitchell Starc is the Man-of-the-Match for his 5-42 which reduced Pakistan to a low total.

Ajmal was the pick of the bowlers, grabbing 3-30 in his 10 overs but wasn't able to stop the Aussies. Glenn Maxwell played a good knock in the middle and showed his skills at a tough phase.

Australia take lead in the 3-match ODI series by 1-0. Crucial knocks in the middle and fine bowling earlier led Australia to win their first match at Sharjah against Pakistan. Mitchell Starc picked up a 5-for, bowling out Pakistan for 198 runs. Pattinson bowled an economical spell of 3-19 in his 9.1 overs. Australia lost Warner early but Clarke and Bailey tried to rebuild. Clarke went on to score a half century and George Bailey scored the match winning 57, not out.

48.2 A Cheema to G Bailey, Australia win by 4 wickets! Shortish length delivery on middle, Bailey pulls it away to the leg side and takes a single. 199/6

48.1 A Cheema to G Bailey, SIX! Wonderful shot! Length delivery on middle, Bailey lofts it over mid off. It goes all the way over the ropes for a six. 198/6

We are all set for play! James Pattinson with the first new ball. Hafeez and Jamshed are the openers. Hafeez to face. Here we go!

Team info - Australia have left out Xavier Doherty from their previous game and have brought in Daniel Christian. That means the batsmen include Warner, Wade(wk), skipper Clarke, the two Husseys, Bailey and then the two all-rounders Christian and Maxwell.

TOSS - And it is a good start for Misbah-ul-Haq, the skipper of Pakistan. Michael Clarke has called incorrectly and that means Misbah gets chance to decide what to do first for the first time in the series. PAKISTAN WILL BAT FIRST.

Hot, hot and hot Sharjah welcomes the Aussies. The temperature is as high as 50 degress Celsius.

The Aussies struggled a bit against Afghanistan but overall it was a comfortable win in the end. Most of the Pakistan players have been playing in the Sri Lankan Premier League and are in good form too. Overall, we hope for a good game! Sit back and enjoy!

Pakistan too, have not been a team on the run either. They have suffered a whitewash at the hands of England in the Middle East itself. Overall, it is a contest between two struggling teams with Pakistan having the upper hand due to home advantage.

Hello and a warm welcome to the first of a 3-ODI match series between Pakistan and Australia at Sharjah! It is the beginning of what can be called a tough proposition for the Aussies, battling on a slow and turning pitch. Especially after some under-performances in the Caribbean and the UK.

47.6 S Ajmal to D Christian, On middle, Christian gets an inside edge and the ball goes towards square leg. 192/6

47.5 S Ajmal to D Christian, Rocks back and punches the ball to the off side but finds the fielder. 192/6

3rd ODI Fifty for George Bailey!

47.4 S Ajmal to G Bailey, On middle and leg, Bailey plays it towards mid-wicket for a single. Brings up his half century. He's really played well. 192/6

47.3 S Ajmal to G Bailey, On middle, Bailey sweeps it away straight to the square leg fielder. 191/6

47.2 S Ajmal to D Christian, Drives it straight down the ground, Ajmal fails to stop the ball. One run added to the total. 191/6

47.1 S Ajmal to G Bailey, On middle and leg, Bailey nudges it down the leg side for a single. 190/6

46.6 A Cheema to G Bailey, Comes forward and drives it through mid on for a run. 189/6

46.5 A Cheema to G Bailey, Outside off, Bailey plays it to mid-wicket. 188/6

46.4 A Cheema to D Christian, Landed outside off, Christian tries to play off the front foot but misses and gets struck on the thigh pad. The batsmen take a single, umpire signals a leg bye. 188/6

46.3 A Cheema to G Bailey, Lofts it over mid on, the ball lands safely, another single taken. 187/6

46.2 A Cheema to D Christian, On off, Christian plays it straight but gets an inside edge and the ball goes to mid-wicket and takes a single. 186/6

46.1 A Cheema to D Christian, Landed just outside off, Christian drives it back to the bowler. 185/6

Cheema back on.

45.6 S Ajmal to D Christian, Works it down the leg side and takes a single to keep the strike. 185/6

45.5 S Ajmal to D Christian, Another appeal for LBW! Pitched on leg, Christian tries to defend but gets struck on the pads. Umpire says not out this time. 184/6

45.4 S Ajmal to D Christian, On middle and leg, Christian plays the leg glance but finds the fielder. 184/6

Daniel Christian walks in.

45.3 S Ajmal to G Maxwell, OUT! Gone this time! Ajmal gets his revenge! Pitched just outside leg, Maxwell tries to play the reverse sweep but fails and gets struck on the pads. Fielders appeal and the umpire Bowden raises his finger. Important wicket this, although Maxwell is unlucky this time. 184/6

45.2 S Ajmal to G Maxwell, FOUR! Great shot! Dances down the track and lofts it through covers superbly. Finds the gap and gets a boundary. 184/5

45.1 S Ajmal to G Bailey, On off, Bailey works it down the leg side for a single. 180/5

Australian fast bowlers have vindicated their skipper's decision to go without a frontline spinner. Pattinson was highly economical while Starc was terrific, Johnson cleaned up the tail while Christian was able to stop the run flow. The pitch looks a trick one for batting. Will be interesting to see Australia's battle against spin during the run chase. Join us back at 1815 GMT (2345 IST).

Shafiq and Umar Akmal played well but could not make use of their starts. Overall, it was a very disappointing batting display from Pakistan, with only four batsmen reaching double figures. Interestingly, no spinner got wickets for Australia.

Mitchell Starc leads the way for the Aussies, courtesy his five-wicket haul, which is also the second best by any bowler at this venue against Pakistan in an ODI. A terrible collapse from Pakistan, considering that they were 160/4 at one stage. The Batting Powerplay spelt doom and they lost their way and the last 6 wickets fell for just 38 runs in 59 balls.

45.1 J Pattinson to S Ajmal, OUT! BOWLED! No review this time. Full and straight, 132.4 kph, Ajmal swings hard across the line but misses and the ball crashes into the leg stump. PAKISTAN HAVE BEEN BOWLED OUT FOR 198! 198/10

Ajmal back on.

44.6 S Tanvir to G Bailey, Flicks it away down the leg side and takes a run. 179/5

44.5 S Tanvir to G Maxwell, Comes forward and drives it towards mid off for a single. 178/5

44.4 S Tanvir to G Maxwell, SIX! Hammered! Shortish length at 126.8 kph, Maxwell rocks back and pulls it away. This one goes all the way over the ropes for a maximum towards the square leg region. 177/5

50-run partnership between Maxwell and Bailey!

44.3 S Tanvir to G Maxwell, Pulls it away through mid-wicket and takes a couple. 171/5

44.2 S Tanvir to G Maxwell, Landed just outside off, Maxwell plays it to mid-wicket. 169/5

44.1 S Tanvir to G Maxwell, FOUR! Edged! Full outside offm Maxwell comes forward to play to the off side but gets an outside edge and the ball goes through the slip cordon towards the boundary rope. Much needed boundary for Australia. 169/5

44.6 M Johnson to A Cheema, Full outside off, 140.4 kph, Cheema plays inside the line and misses. 198/9

44.5 M Johnson to A Cheema, Outside off, played to point again. 198/9

44.4 M Johnson to A Cheema, The batsman has played it to the point region. 198/9

44.3 M Johnson to A Cheema, Full outside off, Cheema pushes it towards cover. 198/9

44.2 M Johnson to S Ajmal, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. They pick up a single. 198/9

44.1 M Johnson to A Cheema, Full outside off, Cheema looks to work it towards the leg side but gets a leading edge which does not carry to Michael Clarke at first slip who fumbles and the batsmen take a single. 197/9

43.6 A Cheema to G Maxwell, Full toss on off, Maxwell plays it to mid-wicket and takes a run. 165/5

43.5 A Cheema to G Bailey, Length delivery on off, Bailey lofts it over mid on and takes another single. 164/5

43.4 A Cheema to G Maxwell, Slower one on middle, Maxwell plays it to long on and takes a single. 163/5

43.3 A Cheema to G Bailey, Length delivery outside off, Bailey drives it to mid off and takes a single. There's a direct hit at the non-striker's end but Bailey was well back in. 162/5

43.2 A Cheema to G Bailey, Outside off, Bailey plays it straight to the point fielder. 161/5

43.1 A Cheema to G Bailey, Landed outside off, Bailey dabs it towards point and sets off for a single but Maxwell sends him back. Good call, there was no run. 161/5

43.6 J Pattinson to S Ajmal, AND IT IS REVERSED! Ajmal survives! Full on middle, 134.7 kph, Ajmal misses his flick and gets hit on the pads. The LBW appeal is accepted and umpire Bowden raises his finger. Ajmal takes the review and Hawk Eye shows the ball to be missing leg stump! 196/9

Ajmal has been given out LBW! He has reviewed it.

Did you know? Mitchell Starc has now become the fifth bowler to take a five-wicket haul in his first ODI appearance against Pakistan!

43.5 J Pattinson to S Ajmal, Outside off, played straight to point. 196/9

43.4 J Pattinson to S Ajmal, The ball has taken the inside edge of the bat and goes down the leg side. The fielder goes for a direct hit but misses the stumps. 196/9

43.3 J Pattinson to S Ajmal, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 196/9

43.2 J Pattinson to S Ajmal, The short of length delivery has been cut away through square on the off side. Two runs added to the total. 196/9

43.1 J Pattinson to S Ajmal, FOUR LEG BYES! Full and down the leg side, 132.5 kph, Ajmal misses his flick and the ball goes off his pads to the fine leg fence. Australia losing the plot here. 194/9

Aizaz Cheema back into the attack.

42.6 A Ali to G Bailey, Drives it through mid off and picks up one run. 161/5

42.5 A Ali to G Bailey, Defended off the front foot by Bailey presenting the full face of the bat. 160/5

42.4 A Ali to G Bailey, Tough chance missed! On middle, Bailey plays the slog sweep. The fielder dives forward to take the catch but fails to grab a tough grasp. The batsmen have picked up a couple of runs. 160/5

42.3 A Ali to G Bailey, Outside off, Bailey plays it to point. 158/5

42.2 A Ali to G Maxwell, Comes forward and drives it through mid off and takes a run. 158/5

42.1 A Ali to G Bailey, Outside off, spinning away from the batsman, Bailey punches it to the off side and takes a single. 157/5

James Pattinson is back on. 8-0-17-2 so far. He replaces Starc.

42.6 M Johnson to A Cheema, The batsman fails to put bat on ball. 6 runs and a wicket from the over. 190/9

42.5 M Johnson to S Ajmal, Short on middle, Ajmal swivels for the pull but only manages a top edge through square leg. A single taken. 190/9

42.4 M Johnson to A Cheema, The batsman has nudged the ball fine down the leg side. One run added to the total. 189/9

42.3 M Johnson to A Cheema, FOUR LEG BYES! Down the leg side, Cheema looks to flick but misses and the ball goes off the pads to the fine leg fence. 188/9

Aizaz Cheema is the last man in, replacing Tanvir.

42.2 M Johnson to S Tanvir, OUT! This is not surprising any more. Another soft dismissal. Good length delivery on middle, Tanvir looks to work it to the on side but is early into the shot. Gets a leading edge which lobs up to David Hussey at mid on. Tanvir departs for 1, PAKISTAN 184/9 IN 42.2 OVERS! 184/9

Cricket Update - England have just lost the wicket of Jonathan Trott and are 65/2 in the 13th over, chasing 288 for victory in the second ODI against South Africa at Southampton.

42.1 M Johnson to S Tanvir, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 184/8

41.6 S Afridi to G Bailey, Drives it to long off and takes one. 156/5

41.5 S Afridi to G Maxwell, Fullish outside off, Maxwell drives it towards mid off and picks up a run. 155/5

41.4 S Afridi to G Bailey, Drives it through covers this time and takes a single. 154/5

41.3 S Afridi to G Bailey, Outside off, Bailey plays it to point. 153/5

41.2 S Afridi to G Maxwell, Flicks it away down the leg side and takes one. 153/5

41.1 S Afridi to G Bailey, Going down the leg side, Bailey tries to flick but gets struck low on the pads. The ball goes to the leg side, the batsmen run a single. Umpire signals a leg bye. 152/5

41.6 M Starc to S Ajmal, FOUR! Down the leg side, 135.7 kph, flicked past the keeper to the fine leg fence! 4 runs and a wicket from the over! 184/8

41.5 M Starc to S Ajmal, Another leave outside the off stump. 180/8

41.4 M Starc to S Ajmal, Pushes and misses outside off. 180/8

41.3 M Starc to S Ajmal, Action replay of the previous delivery. 180/8

41.2 M Starc to S Ajmal, Wide outside off stump, the batsman leaves it alone. 180/8

Saeed Ajmal walks in at number 10, replacing Umar Akmal.

41.1 M Starc to U Akmal, OUT! Caught! MAIDEN ODI FIVE-WICKET HAUL FOR STARC! Full and wide outside off, 138.4 kph, Umar Akmal plays well away from his body, reaching out for it and attempts to go over the top. Is not successful and George Bailey takes it easily at short cover. Umar Akmal departs for a well-made 52, PAKISTAN 180/8 IN 41.1 OVERS! 180/8

40.6 A Ali to G Maxwell, Outside off, Maxwell flicks it to short leg. 151/5

40.5 A Ali to G Maxwell, Drives it back to the bowler, the ball goes just past him and a couple taken. 151/5

40.4 A Ali to G Bailey, Plays the square drive and finds the gap, picks up a single. 149/5

40.3 A Ali to G Maxwell, Outside off, Maxwell plays the square cut off his back foot and takes a single. 148/5

40.2 A Ali to G Maxwell, Dances down the track and defends it solidly. 147/5

40.1 A Ali to G Maxwell, Landed outside off, Maxwello drives it to covers. 147/5

40.6 M Johnson to U Akmal, Short on middle, a quick ball, 147.5 kph, Akmal goes for the pull but gets a top edge onto his helmet and the ball rolls towards the leg side. A run taken. 180/7

40.5 M Johnson to S Tanvir, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total. 179/7

40.4 M Johnson to S Tanvir, Outside off, played straight to point. 178/7

40.3 M Johnson to S Tanvir, The batsman chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 178/7

40.2 M Johnson to U Akmal, Dabbed to third man for a single. 178/7

16th ODI half century for Umar, third against Australia!

40.1 M Johnson to U Akmal, The batsman has hit the ball straight over the bowler's head for a couple. 177/7

Azhar Ali back on.

39.6 S Afridi to G Maxwell, Outside off, Maxwell gets an inside edge which goes towards leg side and the batsmen take a single. 147/5

39.5 S Afridi to G Maxwell, This one sneaks through the gap between bat and pad and beats the batsman. 146/5

39.4 S Afridi to G Maxwell, Outside off, the ball stayed a touch low after landing, Maxwell tries to play to the off side but gets beaten. 146/5

39.3 S Afridi to G Bailey, Flicks it away down the leg side for one. 146/5

39.2 S Afridi to G Bailey, Outside off, Bailey plays the square cut and finds the fielder. 145/5

39.1 S Afridi to G Maxwell, Rocks onto his back foot and punches it to the off side for a single. 145/5

Here comes Mitchell Johnson. 6-0-34-0 so far. He replaces Pattinson.

39.6 M Starc to S Tanvir, The ball is too wide on the off side for the batsman to make any contact. 6 runs and 2 wickets from the over. 16/3 IN THE BATTING POWERPLAY! 175/7

Sohail Tanvir walks in at number 9, replacing Afridi.

39.5 M Starc to S Afridi, OUT! Edged and taken! Superb captaincy from Michael Clarke and Starc has four! Full and wide outside off, 138.2 kph, Afridi goes hard at it and gets a thick outside edge which flies low to guess where? First slip! Who keeps those in a Powerplay? Clarke does. He himself takes a good low catch. The Aussies are all pumped up and mob the bowler! This is a massive wicket. A golden duck for Afridi! PAKISTAN 175/7 IN 39.5 OVERS! 175/7

39.4 M Starc to U Akmal, The batsman guides it to third man. One run added to the total. 175/6

Fasten your seat belts! The star is here. BOOM BOOM SHAHID KHAN AFRIDI walks out at number 8, replacing Kamran Akmal.

39.3 M Starc to K Akmal, OUT! Caught! Another sift dismissal in the innings. Full on middle, Kamran looks to work it to the leg side but is early into the shot. Gets a leading edge which balloons towards Michael Clarke at short mid-wicket for the simplest of catches. Kamran Akmal departs for 4, PAKISTAN 174/6 IN 39.3 OVERS! 174/6

39.2 M Starc to U Akmal, Full toss outside off, 134.4 kph, 134.4 kph, Umar steers it towards short third man for a single. 174/5

39.1 M Starc to U Akmal, FOUR! Wondeful bit of improvisation! Full outside off, 135.2 kph, Umar gets across and scoops it over short fine leg for a boundary! First one after 42 balls for Pakistan! 173/5

Afridi back on.

38.6 S Tanvir to G Bailey, Bailey has done well to keep that yorker at bay. 144/5

38.5 S Tanvir to G Bailey, Landed outside off, Bailey plays it to point. 144/5

38.4 S Tanvir to G Maxwell, Drives it back to the bowler, Tanvir fails to collect and a single taken. 144/5

38.3 S Tanvir to G Bailey, Drives it to mid on and takes a single. 143/5

38.2 S Tanvir to G Maxwell, Back of a length delivery, Maxwell tries to play but gets struck on the pads. The ball goes towards square leg, a leg bye taken. 142/5

38.1 S Tanvir to G Bailey, Pitched just outside off, Bailey tries to defend but gets struck on the thigh pads. Appeal from the bowler but the umpire says not out. The batsmen take a single. The back up fielder at mid on couldn't collect the ball and Bailey almost tries for another run but decides not to take. Just a single taken. 141/5

38.6 J Pattinson to K Akmal, Punched off the back foot by the batsman. 169/5

38.5 J Pattinson to K Akmal, Good length delivery outside off, 139.4 kph, punhed towards the bowler hwo parries it to mid off. 169/5

38.4 J Pattinson to K Akmal, Played to the point region by the batsman. 169/5

38.3 J Pattinson to U Akmal, Short outside off, 140.1 kph, pulled away with disdain towards deep mid-wicket for a run. 169/5

38.2 J Pattinson to K Akmal, Down the leg side, 118.2 kph, flicked straight to Mitchell Starc at short fine leg. Opportunity of a boundary missed there. Just a single. 168/5

38.1 J Pattinson to K Akmal, Good length delivery outside off, 139.3 khp, Kamran mistimes his punch towards point. 167/5

37.6 S Ajmal to G Maxwell, Guides it towards third man for a single. 21/1 in the Batting Powerplay! 140/5

37.5 S Ajmal to G Maxwell, Comes on his front foot and defends it into the ground. 138/5

37.4 S Ajmal to G Maxwell, Outside off, Maxwell plays it to point. 138/5

37.3 S Ajmal to G Maxwell, Maxwell has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 138/5

37.2 S Ajmal to G Maxwell, Dropped! Outside off at 106.5 kph, Maxwell tries to play to the off side but gets an outside edge and Kamran fails to take the catch. These catches should be taken. 138/5

37.1 S Ajmal to G Bailey, On off, Bailey flicks it away to the leg side and takes a single. 138/5

37.6 M Starc to U Akmal, Down the leg side, 138.8 kph, Umar misses his flick and it is not wided by umpire Billy Bowden. So must have hit the batsman's pads. A MAIDEN!!! 167/5

37.5 M Starc to U Akmal, Good length delivery outside off, 132.6 kph, the batsman looks to run it down to third man but is beaten once again for the third time in a row! 167/5

37.4 M Starc to U Akmal, Fuller length this time, outside off again, Umar looks to smash it through the covers but fails. 167/5

37.3 M Starc to U Akmal, Full toss outside off, 139 kph, swinging away, Umar looks to steer it to third man but misses. 167/5

37.2 M Starc to U Akmal, Driven towards the mid on region. 167/5

Now this is interesting. This is only the second time that the Akmal brothers are batting together in an ODI! The previous occasion was against New Zealand at Auckland in 2011. They had added 27 runs for the 5th wicket and Pakistan lost by 57 runs.

37.1 M Starc to U Akmal, Full outside off, 134.9 kph, pushed straight to short extra cover. 167/5

36.6 S Tanvir to G Maxwell, Fullish outside off, the ball stayed a touch low after landing. Maxwell tries to play to the off side but misses it and gets beaten. 137/5

36.5 S Tanvir to G Bailey, Outside off, Bailey pushes it to covers and picks up a single. 137/5

36.4 S Tanvir to G Maxwell, Landed outside off, Maxwell plays it to mid-wicket for a single. 136/5

36.3 S Tanvir to G Bailey, Shortish on middle, Bailey pulls it away down the leg side and takes a single. 135/5

36.2 S Tanvir to G Maxwell, Landed just outside off, Maxwell plays it towards mid-wicket and takes a single. 134/5

36.1 S Tanvir to G Maxwell, On middle, Maxwell defends it into the ground. 133/5

36.1 S Tanvir to G Maxwell, Bowls down the leg side, Maxwell goes for the pull but misses. Umpire calls it wide. 133/5

36.6 J Pattinson to K Akmal, Drives this back to the bowler. 167/5

36.6 J Pattinson to U Akmal, WIDE! Horror ball, way down the leg side, 135.2 kph, Umar lets it go and poor Wade cannot stop it cleanly even with an attempted dive. Gets a glove and parries it to short fine leg and the batsmen take a single. 167/5

36.5 J Pattinson to K Akmal, The batsman guides it to third man. They pick up a single. 165/5

36.4 J Pattinson to K Akmal, Back of a length ball outside off, 137.4 kph, pushed towards point again. FOURTH DOT BALL IN A ROW! 164/5

36.3 J Pattinson to K Akmal, Similar ball, 137.4 kph, slapped straight to short extra cover this time. 164/5

36.2 J Pattinson to K Akmal, Terrific fielding! Outside off, 138 kph, Kamran punches it through point but David Warner over there dives full length to his right to stop the ball. 164/5

36.1 J Pattinson to K Akmal, Good length delivery outside off, 137.7 kph, punched towards short extra cover. 164/5

35.6 S Ajmal to G Bailey, On middle, Bailey dabs it towards short leg. 132/5

35.5 S Ajmal to G Bailey, Landed outside off, Bailey plays it to covers. 132/5

35.4 S Ajmal to G Bailey, Fullish just outside off, Bailey drives it back to the bowler. 132/5

35.3 S Ajmal to G Bailey, Outside off, Bailey plays the square cut and takes a couple. 132/5

35.2 S Ajmal to G Bailey, On off, Bailey drives it to mid on. 130/5

35.1 S Ajmal to G Maxwell, On middle, going down the leg side, Maxwell tries to play the reverse sweep but fails. The batsmen run for a single, umpire signals a bye. 130/5

35.6 M Starc to K Akmal, Down the leg side, 140.7 kph, turned down to fine leg for one. 5 runs and a wicket from the over. 164/5

35.5 M Starc to U Akmal, Drives it towards long on for a run. 163/5

35.4 M Starc to K Akmal, The batsman works it down the leg side for a single. 162/5

35.4 M Starc to K Akmal, WIDE! Kamran is greeted with a wayward bouncer down the leg side and he ducks under it calmly. 161/5

Kamran Akmal walks in at number 7, replacing Shafiq.

35.3 M Starc to A Shafiq, OUT! BOWLED! A needless shot and Shafiq has given it away. He telegraphs his intentions way too early, giving himself room to the leg side and charging down the track. Starc bowls a full and straight delivery from around the wicket, 138.9 kph and Shafiq misses the ball as it crashes into the base of the stumps. Shafiq walks back for 56 and the 61-run stand is broken. PAKISTAN 160/5 IN 35.3 OVERS! 160/5

35.2 M Starc to A Shafiq, On middle, 139.1 kph, Shafiq gives himself room to the leg side and smashes it straight to Glenn Maxwell at short extra cover. 160/4

35.1 M Starc to U Akmal, Full on leg stump, 138.8 kph, pushed down the ground out of the reach of Starc through the other side, to long on for a single. 160/4

34.6 S Tanvir to G Maxwell, Pitched just outside leg, Maxwell plays it towards mid-wicket for another single. 129/5

34.5 S Tanvir to G Bailey, On middle and off, Bailey drives it to mid off and picks up a single. 128/5

34.4 S Tanvir to G Maxwell, Full outside off, Maxwell drives it to covers and takes one. 127/5

34.3 S Tanvir to G Bailey, Outside off, Bailey guides it towards third man for a single. 126/5

34.2 S Tanvir to G Maxwell, Full toss on the pads, Mxwell plays it towards square leg for a single. Tanvir has been warned for running on the danger area of the pitch. 125/5

34.1 S Tanvir to G Maxwell, Fullish outside off, Maxwell drives it to the cover fielder. 124/5

BATTING POWERPLAY TIME!

34.6 J Pattinson to A Shafiq, Full on middle, 139.1 kph, played towards mid-wicket. 159/4

34.5 J Pattinson to U Akmal, Short outside off, 138.3 kph, nicely punched back to the bowler. 159/4

34.4 J Pattinson to U Akmal, Good length ball on middle, 140.5 kph, nicely defended back to the bowler. 158/4

34.3 J Pattinson to U Akmal, Full outside off, 140.5 kph, pushed straight to cover. 158/4

34.2 J Pattinson to U Akmal, Good length delivery outside off, 138.8 kph, punched towards short extra cover, Shafiq wants the single but is sent back by a loud scream from Akmal. 158/4

34.1 J Pattinson to U Akmal, On middle, 137 kph, watchfully defended. 158/4

34.1 J Pattinson to U Akmal, WIDE! Poor start. Bowls this down the leg side, Akmal misses his flick. 158/4

Sohail Tanvir back on.

33.6 M Hafeez to G Maxwell, Outside off, Maxwell tries to play to the off side but gets an outside edge and the ball goes through slip cordon. The batsmen pick up three runs. 124/5

Glenn Maxwell comes out to bat.

33.5 M Hafeez to M Clarke, OUT! Hafeez gets the breakthrough! On middle, Clarke tries to play to the leg side off his back foot but gets struck on the pads. Fielders appeal and the umpire says out. Clarke departs at a crucial juncture. Australia 121/5. 121/5

33.4 M Hafeez to G Bailey, Punches it to the off side off his back foot for a single. 121/4

33.3 M Hafeez to G Bailey, Outside off, Bailey punches it back to Hafeez. 120/4

33.2 M Hafeez to G Bailey, Landed outside off, Bailey punches it back to the bowler. 120/4

33.1 M Hafeez to M Clarke, On middle, Clarke plays it down the leg side for a single. 120/4

James Pattinson is back on. 5-0-10-2 so far. He replaces Johnson.

33.6 M Starc to A Shafiq, Full outside off, 138.9 kph, punched back to the bowler. 157/4

33.5 M Starc to A Shafiq, Punches it straight to short extra cover. 157/4

33.4 M Starc to A Shafiq, Lovely delivery. Angles it in from around the wicket, 137.1 kph, Shafiq pushes and misses. 157/4

33.3 M Starc to U Akmal, Looks to come down the track but is forced back by a short delivery. Rides the bounce nicely and dabs it towards third man for a run. 157/4

33.2 M Starc to A Shafiq, Full on middle, 135.7 kph, driven straight down to long on for a single. 156/4

33.1 M Starc to A Shafiq, Short and wide outside off, 139.7 kph, Shafiq slashes and misses. 155/4

Batting Powerplay taken!

32.6 A Ali to G Bailey, Full toss on off, Bailey plays it towards mid-wicket and takes a couple. 119/4

32.5 A Ali to G Bailey, NOT OUT! Landed outside off, turns away from the batsman. Bailey stretches forward to defend but gets beaten completely. Akmal does the rest behind and appeals for stumping. Replays show the foot is back in, its a tough call and third umpire signals not out. 117/4

50-run partnership between Clarke and Bailey!

32.4 A Ali to M Clarke, Drives it straight down the ground and takes a single. 117/4

32.3 A Ali to M Clarke, Outside off, Clarke plays it to point. 116/4

32.2 A Ali to M Clarke, Comes forward and drives it straight to the mid on fielder. 116/4

32.1 A Ali to M Clarke, Landed outside off, turns away from the batsman. Clarke shoulders his arms. 116/4

Sight screen issues again.

Mitchell Starc is back into the attack. 5-1-25-1 so far. He replaces Christian.

DRINKS BREAK. Terrific counter-attack from this pair. They have gone about their business at about 7 runs an over and Umar Akmal's blistering shots have taken Australia aback. 270 looks to be reachable from here.

32.6 M Johnson to A Shafiq, Good length delivery outside off, 140.7 kph, punched down to long on for another single. 12 runs from the over! 155/4

32.5 M Johnson to U Akmal, Dabs this towards third man for one. 154/4

32.4 M Johnson to A Shafiq, Short outside off, nicely pulled through mid-wicket for a run. 153/4

32.3 M Johnson to A Shafiq, Full on middle, 128.5 kph, clipped beautifully through mid-wicket, aerially, for a couple. 152/4

32.2 M Johnson to U Akmal, Full outside off, pushed through the covers for a single. 150 UP FOR PAKISTAN! This 50 has taken just 45 balls. 150/4

50-stand up between these two in just 45 balls! Good aggressive cricket from Pakistan.

32.1 M Johnson to U Akmal, SIX! Smoked! Length delivery outside off, 139.9 kph, Akmal charges down the track and lofts it through the line over extra cover for a biggie! The bowler is under pressure now, conceding a six off the very first ball. 149/4

Azhar Ali into the attack now.

Drinks break!

31.6 M Hafeez to M Clarke, Comes on his front foot and drives it through mid on for one. 116/4

31.5 M Hafeez to G Bailey, Pulled away down the leg side for a single by Bailey. 115/4

31.4 M Hafeez to M Clarke, Comes forward and drives towards mid on and takes one. 114/4

31.3 M Hafeez to G Bailey, Drives it to mid on off his front foot and picks up a single. 113/4

31.2 M Hafeez to M Clarke, On middle and off, Clarke plays it to the leg side for a single. 112/4

31.1 M Hafeez to M Clarke, On off, Clarke defends it towards mid-wicket. 111/4

31.6 D Christian to A Shafiq, The batsman drives the ball straight down the ground. 143/4

7th ODI Fifty for Asad Shafiq, first against Australia!

31.5 D Christian to A Shafiq, FOUR! Poor line. Half volley down the leg side, 125.7 kph, clipped away to the fine leg fence. 143/4

At this venue, in 205 ODIs, 111 have been won by the side batting first and two have been tied.

31.4 D Christian to U Akmal, Punches it down the ground to long off for one. 139/4

31.3 D Christian to U Akmal, That was slightly quicker, 125.3 kph, swung in a little bit as well, Akmal pushed it straight to Michael Clarke at short mid-wicket. 138/4

31.2 D Christian to A Shafiq, Full outside off, 100.3 kph, Shafiq gets across and works it towards long on for a run. 138/4

31.1 D Christian to U Akmal, Full and wide outside off, 103.4 kph, Akmal jumps out of his crease and drives it through the covers for a single. 137/4

30.6 A Cheema to M Clarke, Pushed towards mid off and single taken. 111/4

30.5 A Cheema to M Clarke, On off, Clarke flicks it to the leg side off his front foot. 110/4

30.4 A Cheema to G Bailey, Length delivery outside off, Bailey drives it through covers for a single. 110/4

30.3 A Cheema to G Bailey, Shortish outside off again, Bailey cuts it towards point. 109/4

30.2 A Cheema to G Bailey, FOUR! Finally a boundary for Australia after a while. Slower one outside off at 108.7 kph, Bailey cuts it between point and cover. Finds the gap and the ball races away to the boundary rope. 109/4

30.1 A Cheema to M Clarke, Shortish outside off, Clarke cuts it away towards point and picks up a single. 105/4

30.6 M Johnson to A Shafiq, Oohh.... attempts a cheeky dab to third man but the ball is too quick for him and Shafiq gets beaten. 136/4

30.5 M Johnson to U Akmal, Short and wide outside off, steered behind point for a single. 136/4

Swaet is pouring down Umar Akmal's helmet.

30.4 M Johnson to U Akmal, Good length delivery outside off, solidly blocked back to the bowler. 135/4

30.3 M Johnson to U Akmal, Full and straight, watchfully defended. 135/4

30.2 M Johnson to U Akmal, On middle, Umar pushes it towards long on but Johnson gets across and stops the ball. 135/4

30.1 M Johnson to U Akmal, Full on middle, Akmal goes for the big hit but miscues it over mid on. The ball lands safely and the batsmen get a couple of runs. 135/4

29.6 M Hafeez to M Clarke, Drives it through mid on and takes a single. 104/4

29.5 M Hafeez to M Clarke, Stays back in his crease this time and defends. 103/4

29.4 M Hafeez to M Clarke, Comes on his front foot and defends it solidly. 103/4

29.3 M Hafeez to G Bailey, Plays it to mid-wicket this time and takes a single. 103/4

29.2 M Hafeez to G Bailey, Tries to play the pre-meditated scoop but the ball is bit wide of off stump and Bailey misses his run down to third man as well. 102/4

29.1 M Hafeez to M Clarke, Sweeps it away to the leg side and takes a single. 102/4

29.6 D Christian to A Shafiq, Full outside off, flicked straight to short mid-wicket. 133/4

29.5 D Christian to U Akmal, Half volley outside off, driven down to long off for one. 133/4

29.4 D Christian to U Akmal, Full outside off, driven straight to short extra cover. 132/4

29.3 D Christian to A Shafiq, On middle, worked through mid-wicket for a run. 132/4

29.2 D Christian to U Akmal, Full and wide outside off, Akmal reaches out and drives it through the covers for a single. 131/4

29.1 D Christian to U Akmal, Good length delivery on middle, Akmal gets across and works it uppishly through short fine leg. Lands just short of Mitchell Johnson at short fine leg. 130/4

Hafeez back on.

28.6 A Cheema to M Clarke, Slower ball on off, Clarke drives it towards mid on and takes a single. 101/4

28.5 A Cheema to M Clarke, On middle, Clarke drives it back to the bowler who fails to collect the ball. 100/4

28.4 A Cheema to M Clarke, Shortish outside off, Clarke defends it to the off side from within his crease. 100/4

28.3 A Cheema to M Clarke, Length delivery outside off, Clarke defends it solidly. 100/4

28.2 A Cheema to G Bailey, Works it away down the leg side for a single. 100 up for Australia! 100/4

28.1 A Cheema to G Bailey, Landed outside off, Bailey defends it to the off side off his back foot. 99/4

Daniel Christian is back on. 6-0-27-1 so far. Change of ends for him. He replaces Maxwell.

28.6 M Johnson to A Shafiq, Short outside off, Shafiq mistimes his pull to short mid-wicket. 130/4

28.5 M Johnson to U Akmal, Swings hard at this one and gets a thick inside edge through mid-wicket. A run taken. 130/4

28.4 M Johnson to U Akmal, Am I seeing an action replay? Nope. This is great cricket from Umar Akmal. Once again, he goes back and works it behind square leg, finds the gap with precision and comes back for the second. 129/4

28.3 M Johnson to U Akmal, Full on middle, flicked beautifully through the gap at square leg for a couple. 127/4

28.2 M Johnson to U Akmal, Short outside off, cut straight to point. 125/4

28.1 M Johnson to U Akmal, Full outside off, driven straight to mid off. 125/4

27.6 S Afridi to G Bailey, Pushes towards covers this time and takes a single. 99/4

27.5 S Afridi to G Bailey, On leg, Bailey tries to defend but gets struck on the pads. 98/4

27.4 S Afridi to G Bailey, Outside off, Bailey plays the square cut and picks up another couple. 98/4

27.3 S Afridi to G Bailey, Stays back in his crease and defends watchfully. 96/4

27.2 S Afridi to G Bailey, Shortish length and Bailey pulls it away towards square leg. A couple taken. 96/4

27.1 S Afridi to M Clarke, Rocks back and punches it to the off side off his back foot for a single. 94/4

Mitchell Johnson comes back into the attack. 3-0-14-0 so far. He replaces Christian.

27.6 G Maxwell to A Shafiq, Full outside off, driven towards long on but mid-wicket intervenes. 12 runs from the over! 125/4

27.5 G Maxwell to A Shafiq, SIX! Smoked! Well, Maxwell's career as an off-break bowler has not taken off to a great start in ODI cricket. Tossed up outside off, down the track comes Shafiq and lofts it over long on! 125/4

27.4 G Maxwell to U Akmal, Drills this through long off for a run. 119/4

27.3 G Maxwell to U Akmal, FOUR! Pakistan's run-rate is on the ascendancy since the arrival of Umar. Tossed up outside off, Akmal goes hard for the drive but gets a thick outside edge through the vacant slip region to third man! 118/4

27.2 G Maxwell to A Shafiq, Drives it through mid on for a single. 114/4

27.1 G Maxwell to A Shafiq, Flighted wide outside off, Shafiq goes for the drive but fails to connect. A big appeal from the bowler and keeper for the catch but to no avail. 113/4

Shahid Afridi back into the attack.

26.6 A Cheema to G Bailey, Pitches it but fullish this time, Bailey drives it straight to the fielder at mid off. 93/4

26.5 A Cheema to G Bailey, Back of a length delivery outside off, Bailey pushes it to the off side. 93/4

26.4 A Cheema to G Bailey, Good length delivery outside off, Bailey drives it to mid off. 93/4

26.3 A Cheema to G Bailey, Landed outside off, Bailey cuts it uppishly over point and takes a couple. 93/4

26.2 A Cheema to M Clarke, Length delivery outside off, Clarke pushes it to covers and takes a single. 91/4

26.1 A Cheema to M Clarke, Clarke has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 90/4

26.6 D Christian to A Shafiq, Works it through mid-wicket for a run. 113/4

26.5 D Christian to A Shafiq, Outside off, pushed straight to short extra cover. 112/4

26.4 D Christian to U Akmal, Full outside off, watchfully dabbed down to third man for a single. 112/4

26.3 D Christian to U Akmal, SIX! Smash! No half measures there! Full outside off, attempted slower delivery, Akmal picks it up beautifully and slogs it miles over mid-wicket! 111/4

26.2 D Christian to U Akmal, Short again, punched to point once more. 105/4

26.1 D Christian to U Akmal, Good length delivery outside off, punched straight to point. 105/4

Clarke's looking solid from one end but Australia losing wickets from the other. Should build a partnership now.

25.6 S Ajmal to G Bailey, Stays back in his crease and defends. 90/4

25.5 S Ajmal to G Bailey, Doosra outside off, this one was a bit fullish. Bailey tries to cut but misses it completely and gets beaten. 90/4

25.4 S Ajmal to M Clarke, Comes forward and drives through mid on for a single. 90/4

25.3 S Ajmal to G Bailey, On middle and leg, Bailey dabs it to the leg side and takes a single. 89/4

25.2 S Ajmal to G Bailey, On middle, Bailey plays it to the mid-wicket region. 88/4

25.1 S Ajmal to G Bailey, On middle and leg, Bailey defends it to mid-wicket. 88/4

25.6 G Maxwell to U Akmal, Short outside off, cut through point for a single. 105/4

25.5 G Maxwell to U Akmal, The batsman works it down the leg side. 104/4

25.4 G Maxwell to U Akmal, Flicks it straight to short mid-wicket. 104/4

25.3 G Maxwell to U Akmal, DROPPED! That should have been taken. Beautifully bowled, tossed up on middle, Akmal lunges to defend but the ball goes straight on, bounces, takes the outside edge to the keeper who is a bit early into getting up and fumbles. 104/4

25.2 G Maxwell to A Shafiq, Tossed up again, outside off, Shafiq comes forward and flicks it stylishly through mid-wicket for a run. 104/4

25.1 G Maxwell to U Akmal, Flighted outside off, pushed down to long off for a single. 103/4

24.6 A Cheema to G Bailey, Length delivery outside off, Bailey plays it towards third man and picks up a single. 88/4

24.5 A Cheema to G Bailey, Landed outside off, Bailey pushes it to covers. 87/4

24.4 A Cheema to M Clarke, Clarke plays it towards mid-wicket and takes a single. A committed effort by the fielder to save runs for his team 87/4

24.3 A Cheema to G Bailey, Fullish on off, Bailey flicks it away towards mid-wicket and takes one. 86/4

24.2 A Cheema to G Bailey, Length delivery outside off, Bailey pushes it to covers. 85/4

24.1 A Cheema to M Clarke, Landed on off, Clarke plays it towards mid-wicket and takes a single. 85/4

24.6 D Christian to U Akmal, Action replay of the previous delivery, this time to third man for a single. 4 runs and a wicket from the over. 102/4

24.5 D Christian to U Akmal, Outside off, steered behind point for a couple to get off the mark first ball. 100 UP FOR PAKISTAN! 101/4

Umar Akmal walks in at number 6, replacing Misbah.

24.4 D Christian to Misbah, OUT! BOWLED! Rash shot and it leads to a wicket. Australia were building up pressure by bowling a few dot balls and that has resulted in some success. Length ball outside off, Misbah swings hard, aiming to heave it to the leg side but there is no foot movement and there is a big gap between bat and pad. The ball goes off the inside edge and crashes into the stumps. Misbah departs for 26 and the 59-run stand has been broken. PAKISTAN 99/4 IN 24.4 OVERS! 99/4

24.3 D Christian to Misbah, Outside off, coming back in, defended towards short extra cover. 99/3

24.2 D Christian to A Shafiq, Long hop outside off, Shafiq goes for the pull but mistimes it through long on for a single. 99/3

24.1 D Christian to A Shafiq, Short and wide outside off, punched straight to David Warner at backward point. 98/3

Cheema back on.

23.6 S Ajmal to M Clarke, Fullish, Clarke drives it through mid off and takes a single. 84/4

23.5 S Ajmal to M Clarke, On middle and leg, Clarke defends it solidly. 83/4

23.4 S Ajmal to M Clarke, On middle, Clarkes plays it to mid-wicket. 83/4

23.3 S Ajmal to M Clarke, Clarke has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 83/4

23.2 S Ajmal to M Clarke, Comes on his front foot and defends watchfully. 83/4

23.1 S Ajmal to M Clarke, NOT OUT! Doosra outside leg, turning away from the batsman, Clarke tries to defend but misses. Huge appeal by the fielders for caught behind but the umpire says not out. Pakistan take the review. Replays show the bat hits the pads and there's no contact between the bat and ball. No such evidence to rule it out and Clarke's safe. No reviews left for Pakistan now. Misbah didn't want to take the review as there's no hot spot and it would have been a good decision, had they not opted for the review. 83/4

23.6 G Maxwell to Misbah, Another short ball, punched through the covers for a couple. 98/3

23.5 G Maxwell to Misbah, Short outside off, sliced away but straight to short third man. 96/3

23.4 G Maxwell to Misbah, Leans and flicks it straight to short mid-wicket. 96/3

23.3 G Maxwell to Misbah, Full outside off, much better from the bowler. Misbah lunges out to defend but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads. 96/3

23.2 G Maxwell to A Shafiq, Short outside off, the batsman goes back and punches it through point for a single. 96/3

23.1 G Maxwell to A Shafiq, Flighted wide outside off, Shafiq tries a cheeky late dab to third man but misses. 95/3

22.6 S Afridi to G Bailey, Bailey has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 83/4

22.5 S Afridi to G Bailey, Fullish on off, Bailey drives it towards mid on and takes a couple. 83/4

22.4 S Afridi to G Bailey, On off, Bailey flicks it to the leg side. 81/4

22.3 S Afridi to G Bailey, Outside off, Bailey pushes it to covers. 81/4

22.2 S Afridi to G Bailey, Wide outside off stump, Bailey leaves it alone. 81/4

54th ODI Fifty for Clarke, 6th against Pakistan.

22.1 S Afridi to M Clarke, Outside off, Clarke plays the slog sweep and picks up a single. That brings up his half century. 81/4

22.6 D Christian to Misbah, Full outside off, Misbah lunges out to drive through the off side but gets a thick inside edge towards mid-wicket instead. 95/3

22.5 D Christian to Misbah, Back of a length delivery outside off, punched straight to point again. 95/3

22.4 D Christian to Misbah, Outside off, this is dabbed towards point. 95/3

22.3 D Christian to Misbah, On middle, defended back to the bowler. 95/3

22.2 D Christian to A Shafiq, Full on middle, flicked away through mid-wicket for a single. 95/3

22.1 D Christian to A Shafiq, Landed outside off, Shafiq looks to run it down to third man but is beaten. Wade fumbles. 94/3

21.6 S Ajmal to G Bailey, Outside off, Bailey tries to defend this time but once again fails and gets beaten. 80/4

21.5 S Ajmal to G Bailey, Beaten! Landed outside off, Bailey tries to cut off his back foot but misses the line of the delivery and gets beaten. 80/4

21.4 S Ajmal to G Bailey, Pitched just outside off, Bailey defends it into the ground. 80/4

21.3 S Ajmal to M Clarke, On middle and leg, Clarke flicks it towards mid-wicket and takes a single. 80/4

21.2 S Ajmal to M Clarke, On off, Clarke defends it watchfully. 79/4

21.1 S Ajmal to M Clarke, On middle, Clarke flicks it away to the leg side. 79/4

21.6 G Maxwell to Misbah, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 94/3

50-stand up between these two! Terrific onsolidation by this pair.

21.5 G Maxwell to A Shafiq, Driven towards the mid on region. They pick up a single. 94/3

21.4 G Maxwell to A Shafiq, SIX! Stupendous! Full on off stump, Shafiq gets down on his knees and slogs this mighty high over mid-wicket! Over the fence she goes! 93/3

Cricket Update - South Africa have finished on a competitive 287/5 after electing to bat in the second ODI against England at Southampton. Guess what, a certain Hashim Amla scored 150 of those. Graeme Swann picked up 2 wickets but also went for 50 in 10 overs.

21.3 G Maxwell to Misbah, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. One run added to the total. 87/3

21.2 G Maxwell to A Shafiq, Long hop outside off, steered behind point for a single. 86/3

21.1 G Maxwell to A Shafiq, Short and wide outside off, Shafiq misses out on his cut shot. 85/3

20.6 S Afridi to M Clarke, Shortish outside off, Clarke punches it to the off side off his back foot and takes one. 79/4

20.5 S Afridi to M Clarke, Landed outside off, Clarke pushes it to covers. 78/4

20.4 S Afridi to G Bailey, Full outside off, Bailey drives it towards mid off and picks up one run. 78/4

20.3 S Afridi to G Bailey, Stays back in his crease and defends watchfully. 77/4

20.2 S Afridi to G Bailey, Full on off, Bailey drives it back to Afridi. 77/4

20.1 S Afridi to M Clarke, Fullish outside off, Clarke drives it through mid off and takes a single. 77/4

Glenn Maxwell to bowl his offies now. He was not that impressive against Afghansitan. He replaces Johnson.

20.6 D Christian to A Shafiq, Punches this off the back foot towards long on for one more. 85/3

20.5 D Christian to Misbah, Now Misbah follows suit, just dabs this towards third man for another single. 84/3

20.4 D Christian to A Shafiq, Good length delivery outside off, dabbed towards third man for one. 83/3

20.3 D Christian to Misbah, Full and on the pads, flicked towards fine leg for a run. 82/3

20.2 D Christian to A Shafiq, Short outside off, first signs of aggression from the batsman as he pulls it through mid-wicket. Just a single though as there is protection in the deep. 81/3

20.1 D Christian to A Shafiq, Full outside off, punched straight to mid off. 80/3

19.6 S Ajmal to G Bailey, Another play and a miss! Bailey tries to defend but misses it once again. End of Bowling Powerplay, 19/2. 76/4

19.5 S Ajmal to G Bailey, Pitched outside leg, Bailey tries to defend but gets struck on the pads. 76/4

19.4 S Ajmal to G Bailey, Beaten! Outside off, Bailey tries to defend but misses the line of the delivery and gets beaten. 76/4

19.4 S Ajmal to M Clarke, Bowls down the leg side, Clarke tries to put his bat to it but misses. They batsmen run for a single. Umpire signals wide. Two runs added to the total. 76/4

19.3 S Ajmal to M Clarke, Clarke shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 74/4

19.2 S Ajmal to G Bailey, Flicks it away to the leg side and takes a single. 74/4

19.1 S Ajmal to G Bailey, Stays back in his crease and defends it into the ground. 73/4

19.6 M Johnson to Misbah, Full outside off, pushed straight to point. 23/0 IN THE BOWLING POWERPLAY! Good comeback by Australia in the last 2 overs. 80/3

19.5 M Johnson to Misbah, Outside off, goes back to punch but is cramped for room and he gets a bottom edge which goes on the bounce to the keeper. 80/3

19.4 M Johnson to Misbah, FOUR! Magnificent! That is some way to release the pressure after three dot balls! Full outside off, Misbah comes forward and drives it straight down the ground! Neither mid on nor mid off have a chance. 80/3

19.3 M Johnson to Misbah, Gets way across his stumps, exposing all three sticks and flicks it straight to short fine leg. 76/3

19.2 M Johnson to Misbah, Action replay of the previous delivery. 76/3

19.1 M Johnson to Misbah, Good loength delivery outside off, played straight to point. 76/3

18.6 S Afridi to M Clarke, Outside off, Clarke plays it to point. 73/4

18.5 S Afridi to M Clarke, Clarke has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 73/4

18.4 S Afridi to M Clarke, Comes on his front foot to defends but gets struck on the pads. 73/4

18.3 S Afridi to M Clarke, FOUR! Great shot! On middle, Clarke charges down the track and hammers it straight down the ground. The ball races away to the boundary rope in no time. 73/4

18.2 S Afridi to M Clarke, Comes on his front foot and defends it into the ground. 69/4

18.1 S Afridi to M Clarke, Drives it straight down the ground and takes a couple. 69/4

18.6 D Christian to A Shafiq, Good length delivery outside off, steered through point where David Warner dives to his left and stops the ball. Strange, no single taken. 76/3

18.5 D Christian to Misbah, Outside off, played behind point for one. 76/3

18.4 D Christian to Misbah, The skipper stays in his crease and dabs it straight to point. 75/3

18.3 D Christian to A Shafiq, That's a very good piece of running. Comes down the track a few paces, just pushes it wide of mid on and takes a quick run. 75/3

18.2 D Christian to Misbah, Outside off, pushed through the covers for a single. 74/3

18.1 D Christian to Misbah, Full on middle, flicked straight to mid on. 73/3

Bailey comes out to bat, replacing David Hussey.

17.6 S Ajmal to D Hussey, OUT! Doosra outside off, Hussey tries to defend but gets a genuine outside edge. The ball goes straight to Misbah at first slip who takes a safe catch! Ajmal gets another wicket, Australia 67/4. 67/4

17.5 S Ajmal to M Clarke, Comes down the track and plays it to mid-wicket and takes one. 67/3

17.4 S Ajmal to D Hussey, Plays it towards mid-wicket for a single. 66/3

17.3 S Ajmal to M Clarke, Outside off, Clarke tries to defend but gets the outside edge. The ball goes towards gully and three runs added to the total. 65/3

17.2 S Ajmal to D Hussey, On off, Hussey defends it to mid-wicket and takes one. 62/3

17.1 S Ajmal to M Clarke, Works it down the leg side and takes a single. 61/3

17.6 M Johnson to A Shafiq, Yorker outside off, Shafiq fails to squeeze it out. 73/3

17.5 M Johnson to Misbah, Flicked through mid-wicket for a run. 73/3

17.4 M Johnson to Misbah, Outside off, left alone. 72/3

17.3 M Johnson to Misbah, Full on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a couple. 72/3

17.2 M Johnson to A Shafiq, Landed outside off, much better nicely dabbed down to third man for a single. 70/3

17.1 M Johnson to A Shafiq, That is a real bad delivery and Johnson is lucky to get away with it. Fine leg is inside the circle and he bowls a length delivery on the pads. It is worked away past short fine leg but the timing is not that great and it is pulled back inside the ropes. Two runs taken. 69/3

Drinks break!

16.6 S Afridi to D Hussey, Full outside off, Hussey tries to drive but gets beaten. 60/3

16.5 S Afridi to D Hussey, Fullish outside off, Hussey lets it go through. 60/3

16.4 S Afridi to M Clarke, Outside off, Clarke drives it towards mid off and takes a single. 60/3

16.3 S Afridi to M Clarke, Comes forward and defends it towards mid-wicket. 59/3

16.2 S Afridi to M Clarke, Comes on his front foot and defends it into the ground. 59/3

16.1 S Afridi to M Clarke, Clarke has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 59/3

16.6 D Christian to Misbah, Played to the point region by the batsman. 67/3

16.5 D Christian to A Shafiq, Full on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a run. 67/3

16.4 D Christian to A Shafiq, FOUR! Poor line and Shafiq helps himself. Full and on the pads, flicked away to the fine leg fence. 66/3

16.3 D Christian to A Shafiq, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 62/3

16.2 D Christian to A Shafiq, DROPPED! Tough chance. Full on middle, Shafiq drives it straight back to the bowler. Christian dives to his right and goes for a one-handed chance but cannot hang on. 62/3

16.1 D Christian to Misbah, Full on middle, flicked towards deep mid-wicket for a single. 62/3

15.6 S Ajmal to M Clarke, Clarke works it down the leg side. One run added to the total. 59/3

15.5 S Ajmal to M Clarke, Outside off, Clarke tries to defend but beats the outside edge. 58/3

15.4 S Ajmal to M Clarke, Tries to defend but gets struck on the pads, fielders appeal but umpires say not out. 58/3

15.3 S Ajmal to D Hussey, Flicks it away down the leg side and takes a single. 58/3

15.2 S Ajmal to D Hussey, Outside off, Hussey tries to defend but misses it and gets beaten completely. 57/3

David Hussey walks in, replacing Michael Hussey.

15.1 S Ajmal to M Hussey, OUT! LBW! That's plumb! On middle, straighter one from Ajmal, Hussey tries to play to the leg side but misses and gets struck on the pads. Fielders appeal and the umpire raises his finger. Hussey decides to take the review after having a small chat with Clarke. Replays show it would have hit the middle stump. It was dead plumb! Ajmal gets his man, Australia in a spot of bother, 57/3. 100 ODI wickets for Saeed Ajmal. 57/3

Here comes Daniel Christian. Replaces Michael Clarke.

DRINKS BREAK. An enthralling game so far. Australia have managed to snaffle three wickets but Pakistan are consolidating nicely as well.

15.6 M Johnson to Misbah, Flicks it towards fine leg for another single. 61/3

15.5 M Johnson to A Shafiq, Long hop, outside off, smashed with disdain via a pull shot but straight to Glenn Maxwell at deep mid-wicket. Just the one. 60/3

15.4 M Johnson to A Shafiq, Short outside off, punched straight to short extra cover. 59/3

Mitchell Johnson did swing the ball in England. But here, given that each ball is around 7-8 overs old, he may struggle to swing.

15.3 M Johnson to A Shafiq, Full outside off, pushed away watchfully towards point. 59/3

15.2 M Johnson to Misbah, Outside off, shoots off a length, punched behind point for a run. 59/3

15.1 M Johnson to A Shafiq, Good length delivery on middle, played through mid-wicket for a single. 58/3

Saeed Ajmal into the attack.

Bowling Powerplay!

14.6 S Afridi to M Clarke, Comes on his front foot to defend but gets a leading edge and the ball goes to the off side. 57/2

14.5 S Afridi to M Clarke, Works it away down the leg side towards square leg and takes a couple. 57/2

14.4 S Afridi to M Clarke, Comes on his front foot and defends it into the ground. 55/2

14.3 S Afridi to M Clarke, Fullish on off, Clarke drives it back to Afridi. 55/2

14.2 S Afridi to M Clarke, On off, Clarke drives it back to the bowler. 55/2

14.1 S Afridi to M Clarke, On middle, Clarke plays it to mid-wicket and takes a couple. 55/2

Mitchell Johnson introduced into the attack, replacing David Hussey.

BOWLING POWERPLAY TIME!

14.6 M Clarke to Misbah, Outside off, pushed straight to backward point. 57/3

14.5 M Clarke to A Shafiq, On middle, helped down to fine leg for another single. 57/3

14.4 M Clarke to Misbah, Full outside off, pushed down to long off for one. 56/3

14.3 M Clarke to Misbah, Long hop outside off, punched towards short extra cover. There is an overthrow at the bowler's end but Shafiq is not even interested. 55/3

14.2 M Clarke to A Shafiq, Short outside off, cut away behind point. George Bailey at short third man dives to his right and manages to stop the ball. Just the run. 55/3

14.1 M Clarke to Misbah, Full outside off, gently paddled down to fine leg for a single. 54/3

13.6 M Hafeez to M Hussey, Skidder on middle, goind down the leg side. Hussey tries to defend but gets struck on the pads. 53/2

13.5 M Hafeez to M Clarke, On middle and leg, Clarke plays it towards mid-wicket and picks up a single. 53/2

13.4 M Hafeez to M Hussey, Landed just outside off, Hussey whips it to the leg side and takes one run. 52/2

13.3 M Hafeez to M Hussey, Stays back in his crease and defends it into the ground. 51/2

13.2 M Hafeez to M Clarke, On middle, Clarke comes across and flicks it towards mid-wicket and takes one. 51/2

13.1 M Hafeez to M Hussey, Landed outside off, Hussey drives it through covers and picks up a single. 50 up for Australia! 50/2

13.6 D Hussey to A Shafiq, The batsman works it down the leg side. One run added to the total. 53/3

13.5 D Hussey to Misbah, Played straight to mid-wicket. 52/3

13.4 D Hussey to Misbah, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 52/3

13.3 D Hussey to A Shafiq, Full and wide outside off, driven uppishly but wide of Mitchell Johnson at short third man for a run. 52/3

13.2 D Hussey to Misbah, On middle, driven down the ground to long on for a single. 51/3

13.1 D Hussey to Misbah, Flighted outside off, Misbah leans across to flick but misses and is hit on the pads. A mild appeal for LBW, turned down. 50/3

12.6 S Afridi to M Clarke, Comes on his front foot and defends it into the ground. 49/2

12.5 S Afridi to M Clarke, On pads, Clarke flicks to mid-wicket for a couple. 49/2

12.4 S Afridi to M Hussey, Fullish on off, Hussey comes forward and drives it towards long on and takes one. 47/2

12.3 S Afridi to M Clarke, Full down the leg side, Clarke flicks it to mid-wicket and takes a single. 46/2

12.2 S Afridi to M Clarke, Fullish outside off, the ball stayed a touch low. Clarke dabs it towards point off his back foot. 45/2

12.1 S Afridi to M Hussey, On off, Hussey plays it towards mid-wicket and takes a single. 45/2

12.6 M Clarke to A Shafiq, Comes down the track but is not to the pitch of the ball and is forced to defend. 50/3

12.5 M Clarke to A Shafiq, That's yet another short delivery, cut towards backward point. 50/3

12.4 M Clarke to A Shafiq, Full on middle, pushed straight back to the bowler. 50/3

12.3 M Clarke to A Shafiq, Another short ball, punched straight to David Warner at short extra cover. 50/3

12.2 M Clarke to A Shafiq, Long hop again, Shafiq looks to work it through mid-wicket but ends up playing it straight to mid on. 50/3

12.1 M Clarke to Misbah, Short on middle, worked through mid-wicket for a single. 50 UP FOR PAKISTAN! 50/3

11.6 M Hafeez to M Hussey, Defended off the front foot by Hussey presenting the full face of the bat. One run added to the total. 44/2

11.5 M Hafeez to M Hussey, On middle, Hussey comes for a forward prod but gets an inside edge onto his pads. 43/2

11.4 M Hafeez to M Hussey, Appeal for LBW! Not out! On middle, going down the leg side. Hussey tries to defend but gets struck on the pads. Huge appeal from the fielders but the umpire says not out. Misbah and Hafeez havea small chat but don't take the review. 43/2

11.3 M Hafeez to M Hussey, On middle, Hussey plays it to mid-wicket. 43/2

11.2 M Hafeez to M Hussey, Quicker one on leg, Hussey tries to defend but gets struck low on the pads. 43/2

11.1 M Hafeez to M Clarke, Flicks it away to the leg side and takes a single. 43/2

11.6 D Hussey to Misbah, Flicks it through mid-wicket for a single. 49/3

11.5 D Hussey to Misbah, Out comes the reverse sweep, past the keeper and short third man for a couple. 48/3

11.4 D Hussey to Misbah, Short outside off, Misbah goes back and punches it towards mid on but Hussey leaps to his right to stop the ball. 46/3

11.3 D Hussey to Misbah, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 46/3

11.2 D Hussey to A Shafiq, Punches this off the back foot for a single. 46/3

11.1 D Hussey to A Shafiq, Full and wide outside off, driven through the covers for a couple. The moment that ball was bowled, Clarke yelled to David, "NO WIDE BALLS PLEASE!" 45/3

Michael Hussey is the next man in.

10.6 S Afridi to M Wade, OUT! Poor shot and pays the price! Outside off, Wade tries to sweep but gets a leading edge and the ball goes high up in the air. Misbah takes a safe catch near the bowler's end and Wade departs. Australia 42/2. 42/2

10.5 S Afridi to M Wade, Outside off, Wade pushes it to covers. 42/1

10.4 S Afridi to M Wade, On middle, Wade works it down towards square leg. 42/1

10.3 S Afridi to M Wade, Slower leg spinner outside off, Wade defends it to the off side. 42/1

10.2 S Afridi to M Clarke, On middle, Clarke drives it towards long on and picks up one run. 42/1

10.1 S Afridi to M Wade, On middle, Wade works it down the leg side and takes a single. 41/1

David Hussey into the attack as well. He replaces Mitchell Starc.

10.6 M Clarke to A Shafiq, Action replay of the previous delivery. 43/3

10.5 M Clarke to Misbah, Pushes it down the ground to long on for a run. 42/3

10.4 M Clarke to Misbah, The batsman has driven it straight down the ground. 41/3

10.3 M Clarke to A Shafiq, Punched off the back foot by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single. 41/3

10.2 M Clarke to A Shafiq, Good fielding! Outside off, punched towards short extar cover where David Warner dives to his left to stop the ball! 40/3

10.1 M Clarke to A Shafiq, Delivers the first ball with a grunt, Shafiq looks to defend but gets a bottom edge behind on two bounces to the keeper. 40/3

Shahid Afridi into the attack.

9.6 M Hafeez to M Clarke, On middle and off, Clarke defends it back to the bowler. End of Mandatory Powerplay! 40/1

9.5 M Hafeez to M Clarke, Comes forward this time and defends it to mid-wicket again. 40/1

9.4 M Hafeez to M Clarke, Action replay of the previous delivery. 40/1

9.3 M Hafeez to M Clarke, Landed on off, Clarke defends it towards mid-wicket. 40/1

9.2 M Hafeez to M Wade, On off, Wade drives it towards long off and takes a single. 40/1

9.1 M Hafeez to M Wade, Shortish on off, Wade punches it to the off side off his back foot. 39/1

Surprise surprise! Guess who? It is Michael Clarke coming on to bowl! He replaces Pattinson.

9.6 M Starc to Misbah, Good length delivery outside off, Misbah thinks about playing at it but then withdraws his bat away. 8 runs and a wicket from the over. 40/3 IN THE MANDATORY POWERPLAY! 40/3

Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq walks in at number 5, replacing Jamshed.

9.5 M Starc to N Jamshed, OUT! That is a wonderful catch! Brute of a delivery, devastating, in Rameez Raja's words. Short of a length outside off, Jamshed feels for it and the ball just nibbles away after pitching. Takes the outside edge and flies over the head of the keeper. But Matthew Wade leaps to his left and takes a stunning two-hander. More than the bowler and the keeper, skipper Clarke is excited. Jamshed departs after looking good for 23, PAKISTAN 40/3 IN 9.5 OVERS! 40/3

9.4 M Starc to N Jamshed, Full and straight, this is very important from Jamshed, does not get carried away after hitting two back-to-back boundaries and defends this watchfully. 40/2

9.3 M Starc to N Jamshed, FOUR! Picture perfect again! This time much squarer. Full again, once more Jamshed leans and strokes it through point for successive boundaries! 40/2

9.2 M Starc to N Jamshed, FOUR! Lovely! Full outside off, Jamshed leans into this one and drives it through the covers for a boundary! 36/2

9.1 M Starc to N Jamshed, Good length delivery outside off, pushed straight to Glenn Maxwell at short extra cover. 32/2

8.6 A Cheema to M Clarke, Half-volley outside off, Clarke drives it to mid off. 39/1

8.5 A Cheema to M Clarke, Punches it to the off side off his back foot and finds the fielder. 39/1

8.4 A Cheema to M Clarke, FOUR! Cracking shot! Shortish outside off at 133.2 kph, Clarke punches it off his back foot towards covers, finds the gap and the ball races away to the boundary rope in no time. 39/1

8.3 A Cheema to M Clarke, Length delivery outside off, Clarke comes on his front foot and defends. 35/1

8.2 A Cheema to M Clarke, FOUR! Finds the gap this time! Landed outside off, Clarke drives it through cover and gets a boundary. 35/1

8.1 A Cheema to M Clarke, Half-volley outside off, Clarke drives it striaght to the cover fielder. 31/1

Cricket Update - Meanwhile, the battle for the number 1 spot in the ODIs is heating up. England and South Africa are battling hard at Southampton and HASHIM AMLA has just scored a century. The Proteas are 206/3 in the 41st over after electing to bat in the second ODI.

8.6 J Pattinson to A Shafiq, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 32/2

8.5 J Pattinson to N Jamshed, The ball takes the outside edge goes towards the slip region. They pick up a single. 32/2

8.4 J Pattinson to N Jamshed, Full outside off, Jamshed drives it straight to point. 31/2

8.3 J Pattinson to N Jamshed, The batsman fails to put bat on ball. 31/2

8.2 J Pattinson to N Jamshed, Full on middle, played straight to short mid-wicket. 31/2

8.1 J Pattinson to N Jamshed, Good length delivery outside off, watchfully defended. 31/2

Aizaz Cheema into the attack!

7.6 M Hafeez to M Wade, On middle, Wade plays it to mid-wicket. Maiden over! 31/1

7.5 M Hafeez to M Wade, On middle and leg, Wade tries to play to the leg side but gets struck low on the pads. 31/1

7.4 M Hafeez to M Wade, Outside off, Wade pushes it to covers this time. 31/1

7.3 M Hafeez to M Wade, Mix up! On middle and leg, Wade works it down towards mid-wicket and sets off for a single. Clarke sends him back and they decide not to take a run. Good call by Clarke. 31/1

7.2 M Hafeez to M Wade, On middle and leg, Wade pushes it towards mid-wicket. 31/1

7.1 M Hafeez to M Wade, Landed just outside off, Wade comes forward and defends it to the off side. 31/1

7.6 M Starc to A Shafiq, That is a good shot but straight to the fielder again! Slightly short outside off, punchyed off the back foot towards Glenn Maxwell at short extra cover. A maiden for Starc! 31/2

7.5 M Starc to A Shafiq, Half volley outside off, this time there is a proper foot movement and the ball is timed nicely but straight to short extra cover. 31/2

7.4 M Starc to A Shafiq, Ohhh... edgy that time as well! Starc is beginning to enjoy himself. Full outside off, Shafiq looks to drive through the covers but he is way too arly into the shot and ends up playing it uppishly towards point. It lands just short of David Warner. 31/2

7.3 M Starc to A Shafiq, That's well bowled. Across the right-hander, angling it away, Shafiq plays for the one coming in and gets beaten. 31/2

7.2 M Starc to A Shafiq, Short outside off, angling away, Shafiq plays a rash slash and misses. 31/2

7.1 M Starc to A Shafiq, Full outside off, pushed straight to short extra cover. 31/2

6.6 S Tanvir to M Clarke, Another left alone outside off. 31/1

6.5 S Tanvir to M Clarke, On middle and off, Clarke tries to drive but gets an inside edge onto his pads. 31/1

6.4 S Tanvir to M Clarke, Outside off, Clarke lets it go through. 31/1

6.3 S Tanvir to M Clarke, On middle, Clarke plays it towards mid-wicket and takes a couple. 31/1

6.2 S Tanvir to M Clarke, FOUR! Classy shot! Half-volley outside off, Clarke leans forward and drives it through covers superbly and gets a boundary. 29/1

6.1 S Tanvir to M Clarke, Length delivery on off, Clarke defends it to the off side watchfully. 25/1

6.6 J Pattinson to N Jamshed, Outside off, played straight to point. 3 runs and a wicket from the over. 31/2

6.5 J Pattinson to A Shafiq, Full on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a single. 31/2

6.4 J Pattinson to A Shafiq, Full on middle, driven straight to mid on. 30/2

6.3 J Pattinson to A Shafiq, Full outside off, punched sweetly through the covers for a couple. 30/2

6.2 J Pattinson to A Shafiq, Played to the point region by the batsman. 28/2

Asad Shafiq walks in at number 4, replacing Ali.

6.1 J Pattinson to A Ali, OUT! Caught! Another soft dismissal and Pattinson has two! Full on middle, Ali is early into his flick shot and chips it in the air but straight to mid on! Mitchell Johnson has to run just a few paces to his right and takes an easy chance! Pattinson is off like a plane! Ali departs for 5, PAKISTAN 28/2 IN 6.1 OVERS! 28/2

5.6 M Hafeez to M Wade, On middle and leg, Wade drives it towards mid on. 25/1

5.5 M Hafeez to M Wade, On leg, Wade plays it towards fine leg and takes a couple. 25/1

5.4 M Hafeez to M Wade, On middle and leg, Wade defends it from within his crease. 23/1

5.3 M Hafeez to M Wade, Comes on his front foot and defends it into the ground. 23/1

5.2 M Hafeez to M Clarke, Landed on off, Clarke drives it towards long on and picks up one run. 23/1

5.1 M Hafeez to M Wade, Fullish on leg, Wade drives it towards mid on and takes a single. 22/1

5.6 M Starc to N Jamshed, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. The batsmen have picked up a couple of runs. 28/1

5.5 M Starc to A Ali, Taps it with soft hands through covers for just a single. 26/1

5.4 M Starc to A Ali, FOUR! Well played! short outside off, Ali lofts it over the gully region to third man! 25/1

5.3 M Starc to A Ali, The batsman defends it from within the crease. 21/1

5.2 M Starc to N Jamshed, The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket. They pick up a single. 21/1

5.1 M Starc to N Jamshed, Full outside off, watchfully defended. 20/1

4.6 S Tanvir to M Clarke, Outside off, another left alone. 21/1

4.5 S Tanvir to M Clarke, Landed outside off, left alone. 21/1

4.4 S Tanvir to M Clarke, FOUR! Outside off, Clarke drives it through covers and finds the gap. The ball races away to the boundary rope. Nice shot! 21/1

4.3 S Tanvir to M Clarke, On middle and leg at 127.7 kph, Clarke drives it superbly through mid on and finds the gap. The batsmen pick up a couple. 17/1

4.2 S Tanvir to M Clarke, Length delivery on off, Clarke defends it watchfully. 15/1

4.2 S Tanvir to M Clarke, Bowls down the leg side, Clarke tries to flick but misses. The umpire signals a wide. 15/1

4.1 S Tanvir to M Clarke, Landed outside off, Clarke shoulders his arms. 14/1

4.6 J Pattinson to A Ali, Outside off, nipping back in, left alone. Excellent over, just a run and a wicket from it! 20/1

4.5 J Pattinson to A Ali, Perfect delivery to a new batsman! Pitched up outside off, Ali plays a loose drive and almost gets an edge to the keeper. Misses by a fraction. 20/1

Azhar Ali walks in at number 3, replacing Hafeez.

4.4 J Pattinson to M Hafeez, OUT! Soft dismissal! That is the length on this pitch! Just short of full length, Hafeez commits himself into the push and the ball stops on him a touch. He looks to check his shot but is too late. The ball pops off the face of the bat straight into the hands of an elated David Hussey at short extra cover. Needless to say, Pattinson is pumped up while Hafeez is disappointed as he walks back for 4, PAKISTAN 20/1 IN 4.4 OVERS! 20/1

At this venue, Australia have played 19 ODIs and won 10.

4.3 J Pattinson to M Hafeez, Defended off the back foot by the batsman. 20/0

4.2 J Pattinson to N Jamshed, Full and wide outside off, steered past point to a square third man for a single. 20/0

4.1 J Pattinson to N Jamshed, Full outside off, almost a yorker length, squeezed down to point. 19/0

3.6 M Hafeez to M Clarke, Turns it with the spin to mid-wicket for a single. 14/1

3.5 M Hafeez to M Clarke, Helps it with the spin to the on side but finds square leg. 13/1

Michael Clarke comes out in the middle at number 3.

3.4 M Hafeez to D Warner, OUT! Timber! Slider from Hafeez, lands it around off and it skids on with the angle after landing, Warner sits down on one knee for a big slog across the line but misses it completely. The wooden framework is disturbed and Pakistan draw first blood. Australia are 13/1, needing 186 to win! 13/1

3.3 M Hafeez to D Warner, Skidding down the leg side, Warner fails to work it across and is hit on the pads. 13/0

3.2 M Hafeez to D Warner, Allows the ball to spin back in at 91.0 kph, Warner gets deep inside the crease and defends it to the off side. 13/0

3.1 M Hafeez to M Wade, Long hop outside off at 88.6 kph, Wade goes deep inside the crease and cuts it through point. Jamshed chases it and pulls it back before the ropes. They've managed to run three. 13/0

3.6 M Starc to N Jamshed, On middle, 145.6 kph, pushed wide of mid on for a quick single. 19/0

3.5 M Starc to N Jamshed, SAFE. Good length delivery outside off, 145.6 kph, Jamshed pushes it down to third man. The fielder is pretty square and the batsmen decide to come back for the second. There is a direct hit scored at the striker's end and the square leg umpire refers it upstairs. Jamshed is well in. 18/0

Third umpire in action again! This time for a run out against Jamshed. It is a direct hit.

3.4 M Starc to N Jamshed, Good length delivery on middle, played straight to short mid-wicket. 16/0

3.3 M Starc to M Hafeez, NOT OUT. As expected, the ball was pitching outside leg this time too, only now it was a bit fuller. Hafeez missed his flick again and Clarke, after a long chat with his bowler decided to go for the review. Wrong call. The sole review has been exhausted by the Aussies. Amidst all this, the batsmen have pinched a leg bye as well. 16/0

UDRS in action! It is for an LBW appeal against Hafeez which has not been given. Australia have taken the review.

3.2 M Starc to M Hafeez, Full and wide outside off, Hafeez leans and drives but mistimes it straight to short extra cover. 15/0

3.1 M Starc to M Hafeez, Huge appeal for LBW, turned down. Swinging in after pitching, Hafeez misses his flick and gets hit on the pads. Hawk Eye shows the ball to be PITCHING OUTSIDE LEG. End of story. 15/0

2.6 S Tanvir to D Warner, Length delivery seaming back into the batsman, Warner looks to defend it by getting forward but gets an inside edge onto the pads. 10/0

2.6 S Tanvir to D Warner, Follows it with a poor delivery, down the leg side, Warner leaves it alone and Kamran dives to his left to collect the ball. 10/0

2.5 S Tanvir to D Warner, Superb delivery, lands it on the seam around off and gets it to shape back in. Warner pushes at it but it stays low a bit and beats the bat. 9/0

2.4 S Tanvir to D Warner, Angles in a length delivery, Warner defends it from the crease. 9/0

2.3 S Tanvir to D Warner, FOUR! Edgy! Good length delivery around off, Warner attempts to drive it through the line but it flies off the outside edge and goes through the vacant second slip region for a boundary. The third man fielder is very square in the deep. 9/0

2.2 S Tanvir to M Wade, Sliding down the leg side, full in length, Wade fails to flick it and it catches his pads. They cross for a leg bye. 5/0

2.1 S Tanvir to M Wade, Good length delivery outside off, curling away, Wade throws his bat at it and misses. 4/0

CRICKET STAT - Pakistan have won 15 out of their 18 ODIs at Sharjah! If my math is correct, then that amounts to 83.33 percent. Wow.

2.6 J Pattinson to N Jamshed, Good length delivery on middle, 145.6 kph, pushed towards mid-wicket. 15/0

2.5 J Pattinson to N Jamshed, Landed on a length outside off, pushed defensively towards point. 15/0

2.4 J Pattinson to M Hafeez, Another poor ball, full toss on leg stump, flicked away to fine leg for a single this time. 15/0

2.3 J Pattinson to M Hafeez, FOUR LEG BYES! Poor line, on length down the leg side, Hafeez misses his flick but the ball goes merrily off his pads past a frustrated Matthew Wade into the fine leg fence. 14/0

2.2 J Pattinson to M Hafeez, Outside off, slightly slower, left alone. 10/0

2.1 J Pattinson to M Hafeez, Half volley on the pads, pretty loose delivery, flicked through mid-wicket for a couple. 10/0

1.6 M Hafeez to M Wade, Fires in a full delivery, Wade works it off his pads to square leg for a run. 4/0

1.5 M Hafeez to M Wade, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 3/0

On 27th April 2009, Australia defended what looked like a modest score of 198 at Abu Dhabi. Pakistan were bundled out for 171 from 95/0.

1.4 M Hafeez to M Wade, Appeal for an LBW! Wade walks down the track and looks to defend it but misses. It raps him on the pads, they appeal, but the umpire shakes his head. Going down the leg side! 3/0

1.3 M Hafeez to M Wade, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 3/0

1.2 M Hafeez to M Wade, Loopy ball on middle and leg, Wade defends it off the inside half of the blade. 3/0

1.1 M Hafeez to M Wade, Floated full delivery angling into the batsman, Wade defends it back to the bowler. 3/0

1.6 M Starc to N Jamshed, Defends this solidly. 8/0

1.5 M Starc to N Jamshed, Good fielding. Short and wide outside off, Jamshed cuts it through point but David Warner at that position dives to his left and takes some sting out of it. Glenn Maxwell mops it up from cover. No run taken. 8/0

1.4 M Starc to N Jamshed, Perfect delivery this time, straight in line, defended back to the bowler. 8/0

1.3 M Starc to N Jamshed, Down the leg side, clipped away through square leg. That would have been a boundary on any ground but this is a slow outfield and that enabled Mitchell Johnson from fine leg to get to the ball. Two runs taken. 8/0

1.2 M Starc to N Jamshed, FOUR! Fine shot! Overpitched on middle, Jamshed drives it straight down the ground. Mid on is pretty wide and very close and cannot get there! First boundary of the match! 6/0

1.1 M Starc to N Jamshed, Full and straight, watchfully defended. 2/0

Mohammad Hafeez to bowl with the second new ball from the Pavilion End.

0.6 S Tanvir to D Warner, Nice shape back into the batsman, on a good length, Wade defends it off his front foot to covers. 3/0

0.5 S Tanvir to M Wade, Full delivery nipping back into the batsman, Wade pushes it with inside edge to fine leg for a single. 3/0

0.4 S Tanvir to M Wade, Short delivery wide outside off, Wade allows it through. The bowler was lucky there not to be wided. 2/0

0.3 S Tanvir to D Warner, Little too straight in line, Warner turns it to mid-wicket and crosses. 2/0

0.2 S Tanvir to D Warner, Angles in a full length delivery, a seam up delivery, Warner presses forward in defense. 1/0

0.2 S Tanvir to D Warner, Wide! Length delivery sliding down the leg side, Warner fails to work it off his pads. Australia are away! 1/0

0.1 S Tanvir to D Warner, Good length delivery around off, Warner stays back and pushes it to covers. 0/0

Mitchell Starc to bowl from the other end. 13 wickets in ODIs.

0.6 J Pattinson to M Hafeez, Punched off the back foot by the batsman. 2/0

0.5 J Pattinson to N Jamshed, On middle, nipping back in, extra bounce, Jamshed looks to work it away but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads. The ball rolls away and the batsmen take a run. 2/0

0.4 J Pattinson to N Jamshed, Outside off, played straight to cover. 1/0

0.3 J Pattinson to N Jamshed, The batsman has played it to the point region. 1/0

0.2 J Pattinson to M Hafeez, Good length delivery outside off, Hafeez pushes at it and gets a thick outside edge which goes all along the ground past the diving second slip to third man. A single taken. 1/0

0.1 J Pattinson to M Hafeez, Full outside off, beautifully driven but straight to the man at short extra cover. 0/0