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AUS v PAK, 1st T20I, Match Report
Matches - Reports Thursday, 09 September 2010 19:07
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1st T20I: Australia v Pakistan (Winner: PAK)

PAK 167/8 (U Akmal 64, K Akmal 23, S Tait 25/2, D Nannes 41/2) beat AUS 144 (D Warner 41, D Hussey 34, M Amir 27/3, S Ajmal 26/3) by 23 runs.

    Match Scorecard   
Man of the Match: U Akmal Edgbaston, Birmingham (5 July,2010)

Pakistan went in to the first match of the series as definite underdogs with a COW of 47%. They got off to a disastrous start and lost wickets at regular intervals to be at 48/4 at the end of the 8th over. But a blistering knock from Umar Akmal single handedly carried them to 167/8 and lifted their COW to 52%. Australia’s batting line up was bound to be tested by the Pakistanis under their “home” conditions in England. Australia lost 2 wickets upfront but the two Davids batted like Goliaths and took the score to 81 in 11th and COW to 51% before another collapse sealed their fate and Pakistan emerged victorious by 23 runs.

  First Inns (PAK)  
arrow 6 Overs: PAK 43/1 AUS 55% Pakistan lost Shahzaib Hasan in the
      first over, after that they did not play at the rate that they could have played. Pakistan’s chances decreased by 2% during this period.
arrow 10 Overs: PAK 67/4 AUS 58% Pakistan went from OK to Oh-Dear
      within the space of 4 overs as they lost 3 wickets and scored only 24 runs. Pakistan’s chances dropped by 3% during this period.
arrow 15 Overs: PAK 127/5 PAK 51% Umar Akmal launched an audacious
      counter-attack, biffing Pakistan into a respectable position instead of blocking his way through. Pakistan’s chances increased by 9% during this period.
arrow 20 Overs: PAK 167/8 PAK 52% Pakistan hit 40 runs in the last 5 overs
      reaching the respectable total of 167. Pakistan’s chances increased by 1% during this period.
  Second Inns (AUS: Target 168)  
arrow 4 Overs: AUS 30/2 PAK 52% Despite some magnificent hitting
      from David Warner, Australia lost 2 wickets, negating Warner’s effect. Australia’s chances did not change during this period.
arrow 10 Overs: AUS 77/2 AUS 51% Australia gained the upper hand during
      this period as they went about establishing a solid partnership while keeping the required rate within their sight. Australia’s chances increased by 3% during this period.
arrow 15 Overs: AUS 118/5 PAK 54% Once again Australia lost importance
      as they lost 3 wicket during this period while the required rate raised to 10 per over. Australia’s chances decreased by 5% during this period.
arrow 18.4 Overs: AUS 144/10 PAK 100% In the quest for runs, Australia kept
      on losing wickets. In the end, neither did they get the runs nor did they bat out the innings as Pakistan won by 23 runs.

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