International Cricket: 1st T20I Match in Abu Dhabi: Pakistan v Australia 2nd Innings Write-Up

Imad Wasim clean bowled Aaron Finch three balls into the first over for Pakistan.

Finch tried to whack through the cut by giving himself some space.

But it’s only the wrong time with the reach, gone too early for a duck.

Just the last ball in the first over, Wasim clean bowls D’Arcy Short.

Short did play the shot trying to hit straight down the ground.

But with no full face of the bat, it knicked the inside edge of his bat and hits the stumps.

Glenn Maxwell tried to hit big before Faheem Ashraf clean bowls him for two.

Ben McDermott looked on to make that quick single.

But that tactic foiled when Fakhar Zaman direct hits Ben McDermott with a run-out.

Inside four overs, Australia lost four wickets for 16.

Alex Carey couldn’t believe it when he drove too early as it edged to Sarfraz Ahmed.

The length Imad Wasim thrived in this flat wicket proved to be a game changer for Pakistan.

Fazeem Ashraf picked up his 2nd wicket when he knick the top of off-stump to Chris Lynn on 14.

Hasan Ali picked up the wicket of Ashton Agar for 19 through the straight edge to Sarfraz Ahmed.

Then Shaheen Afridi backed up two quick scalps to dismiss:

  • Hasan Ali’s catch off Adam Zampa for 3
  • Clean bowls Andrew Tye for 6

Nathan Coulter-Nile tried to save Australia with a quickfire 34 in the middle.

But Shadab Khan had the last laugh as he cleans bowled him to finish off the first T20I.

FINAL SCORE: Pakistan won by 66 runs and lead the Series 1-0.

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