On 5th July, Monday, Pakistan claimed a 23-run victory in the first of the two T20 internationals which was played at Birmingham. For the first time in 13 matches across all formats, Pakistan beat Australia as they won the first Twenty20 international. Umar Akmal, Saeed Ajmal, Mohammed Aamer and Umar Gul help Pakistan to clinch the first match.
Pakistan: Salman Butt, Shahzaib Hasan, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi(c), Kamran Akmal(w), Abdul Razzaq, Umar Gul, Shoaib Akhtar, Mohammad Aamer, Saeed Ajmal
Australia: David Warner, Shane Watson, Michael Clarke(c), David Hussey, Cameron White, Michael Hussey, Tim Paine(w), Mitchell Johnson, Steven Smith, Dirk Nannes, Shaun Tait
Toss: Pakistan won the toss and elected to BAT first against Australia.
- In 1st over, Pakistan lost 1st wicket– 1-2 (Shahzaib Hasan, 0.4 ov). Pakistan has lost their first wicket in the form of Shahzaib Hasan by D Nannes. It’s been lofted over Mid-on by Hasan, that has gone straight into Hussey’s hands.
- During the Mandatory power play (1-6), Pakistan was on 43/1.
- In 7th over, Pakistan lost 2nd wicket – 2-45 (Kamran Akmal, 6.4 ov). S Butt has played it to the point region and Hussey runs Akmal out at the other end.
- In the same over, Pakistan lost 3rd wicket– 3-45 (Salman Butt, 6.5 ov). Salman Butt plays the slog sweep. Warner pouches the catch on the boundary line.
- Pakistan lost 4th wicket of Shahid Afridi in 8th over – 4-47 (Shahid Afridi, 7.4 ov). Afridi tried to sweep that one and he has been hit on the pads. The question was asked from the fielding side. Umpire Dar raises the dreaded finger and Pakistan have lost their fourth wicket.
- First fifty of Pakistan was completed in 8.3 overs (56 balls) with 9 Extras.
- Pakistan lost 5th wicket of Shoaib Malik in 12th over who made 50 runs in 27 balls (Shoaib Malik, 11.6 ov). S Malik was out by D Nannes. Malik has edged it. Paine has dived to his right and taken the catch. Umpire Dar takes the help of the Third Umpire. Umpire Dar raises his finger.
- Pakistan completed 100 runs in 12.4 overs (83 balls) with Extras 12.
- Umar Akmal: 50 off 21 balls (6 x 4, 3 x 6)
- In 17th over, Pakistan lost 6th wicket– 6-137 (Abdul Razzaq, 16.1 ov). S Tait to A Razzaq – Sandshoe Crusher! Bowled him! Razzaq had no answer to that yorker.
- In 17.4 overs (114 balls), Pakistan completed 150 runs, Extras 17.
- Pakistan lost 7th wicket of Umar Akmal in 19th over – 7-153 (Umar Akmal, 18.3 ov). S Tait to U Akmal, Akmal gets himself bowled as he misses the cow shot.
- In last over, Pakistan lost 8th wicket (Umar Gul, 19.6 ov). D Nannes to M Aamer, Aamer has driven it straight down the ground. Nannes carried good pick up and throw, the batsmen went for the non-existant second, and the bails are off. To check, Umpire Dar called third Umpire and red signal by the Third Umpire sends Gul back to the pavilion. At the same time, batting innings of Pakistan was ended.
Innings Break: Pakistan – 167/8 in 20.0 overs (Mohammad Aamer 11)
- In 1st over, Australia also lost 1st wicket of S Watson – 1-2 (Watson, 0.6 ov). M Aamer to S Watson, fuller length delivery on middle, Watson played forward and there were two noises as the ball hit his pad, Aamer appealed and Rauf thought for a while, then raised his finger.
- In 3rd over, Australia lost its 2nd wicket– 2-29 (Clarke, 3.2 ov) A Razzaq to M Clarke, safeguarded off the front foot by Clarke presenting the full face of the bat. Razzaq plucks it out of thin air.
- First 50 runs was completed in 5.5 overs (36 balls), Extras 1.
- Australia lost 3rd wicket of D Hussey in 11th over – 3-81 (DJ Hussey, 10.4 ov). S Afridi to D Hussey, he has taken the risk and lofted it over the covers. It’s high in the air and taken by Malik.
- After that in 12th over, Australia lost 4th wicket– 4-85 (Warner, 11.2 ov). S Ajmal to D Warner, stumped out. Landed on middle, Warner tried a lethargic push through the off side but was late in getting bat on ball; the ball went right through and knocked back the middle stump.
- Australia completed 100 runs in 13.5 overs (86 balls), Extras 3.
- Then, Australia lost 5th wicket in 15th over – 5-109 (White, 14.2 ov). M Aamer to C White, lofted itover covers. That’s a blinder taken by Afridi.
- In 17th over, Australia lost 6th wicket– 6-132 (Smith, 16.5 ov). M Aamer to S Smith, he gets himself bowled as he misses the cow shot.
- 7th wicket was lost in 18th over by Australia– 7-134 (MEK Hussey, 17.2 ov). Full and reverse swinging into the batsman, Hussey tries to get the bat down in time but fails to do so and the leg stump is out of the ground!
- Australia lost 8th wicket of Paine in 18th over – 8-137 (Paine, 17.6 ov). U Gul to Tim Paine, as he has broken through his defenses and uprooted his leg stump.
- Then, Australia lost 9th wicket in 19th over – 9-138 (Johnson, 18.1 ov). S Ajmal to M Johnson, as flighted outside off, Johnson came down the track and had a wild swing and missed and Kamran knocks off the bails.
- In 19th over, Australia lost 10th wicket– 10-144 (Tait, 18.4 ov). S Ajmal to S Tait, as the ball was completely missed by Tait. So, that is an easy stumping for Akmal. Australia have been bowled out and Pakistan won the match by 23 runs.
Due to ongoing concerns about the security of teams touring the country, Pakistan plays its home international matches on neutral territory.
Aus v Pak T20 records:
- Highest total = 197 for 7 wkts by Australia.
- Lowest total = 108 allout by Australia.
- Highest individual score = 81 by Shane Watson.
- Most runs = 173, aggregated by Kamran Akmal from 4 innings.
- Most wicket = 7, taken in 3 games by Umar Gul who also owns the best bowling figures of 4 for 8 runs.
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