Match Over - Pakistan won by 45 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Australia, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Harare Sports Club
  • Referee: JJ Crowe
  • When: 05 Jul 2018, 10:00 SAST
  • Winner: Pakistan
  • Man of the Match: Fakhar Zaman


  • Umpire1: RB Tiffin
  • Umpire2: L Rusere
  • Third Umpire: TJ Matibiri



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0




Overs: 20.0 / 20.0


Thanks for joining us. Hope to see you tomorrow for Zimbabwe-Australia. Until then, this is Shashank Kishore saying goodbye.

Sarfraz Ahmed: Credit to Fakhar. He was superb. Today's surface wasn't the easiest. Asif Ali and Shoaib Malik did a job for us too. Afridi has been part of the last two-three series, so we wanted to give him an opportunity. Glad he did well."

Fakhar Zaman is the Player of the Match for his 42-ball 73

Aaron Finch: We didn't get going all day, long way off with the ball and on the field, couldn't then get any partnerships with the bat. This was a 170 wicket, we let them get away, our fielding was sloppy as well. They stuck to basic plans and did well. You'd like to keep winning, couldn't but have a short turnaround time.

1.20pm Having beaten Pakistan comfortably in their first meeting, the Australians put in an unfocused performance, dropping far too short with the new ball after Finch sent Sarfraz Ahmed's side in to bat to allow Fakhar Zaman to fire off a succession of pull shots on his way to the highest score of the match. They then lost a series of early wickets to the late moving ball in the hands of Faheem Ashraf and the 18-year-old left-armer Shaheen Afridi.

D'arcy Short struggled upfront, denying them any momentum. Glenn Maxwell's woeful run of form meant there was just too much pressure on the lower order. Carey did his reputation no harm, but in the end, just not enough fuel in the tank. Faheem was excellent with the new ball, while Shadab and Usman manned the middle overs expertly.

Australia could've moved up to No. 1 in the T20I rankings had they chased this down, but they weren't let off the blocks by a very disciplined Pakistan attack that has now taken momentum with them into the final. What do Australia do? Make changes against Zimbabwe tomorrow or stick to their best XI, which clearly lacked the spark today, and try and win it comprehensively? Having completed their league engagements, Pakistan can enjoy the cold and relax for a couple of days in preparation for the grand finale

Misbah Uddin : "Comprehensive win after big defeat, well done Pakistan "

19.6Faheem Ashraf to AT Carey, 1 run, makes room and squeezes the drive to mid-off.
19.5Faheem Ashraf to AT Carey, No run, chops this cut, on the bounce to the keeper..
19.4Faheem Ashraf to AT Carey, 2 runs, squeezes out this yorker to long-on.
19.3Faheem Ashraf to AJ Tye, 1 run, off a thick inside edge to this hoick, down to deep midwicket.
19.2Faheem Ashraf to AJ Tye, BOUNDARY, 6 runs, muscled over cow corner. Banged in short, he got into position quickly and pulled him imperiously.
19.1Faheem Ashraf to AJ Tye, No run, full and angling down, flicks pad on the way to the keeper.
End of over 19. 7 runs this over. 139/7 after 114 balls.
AJ Tye 5 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) Shaheen Shah Afridi 4-0-37-3
AT Carey 34 (21b 2x4 2x6 ) more

Aussie: "Short needs to be replaced by Carey as opener , he is chewing up to many balls and not producing enough boundaries . He looks so shaky in the first few overs , time to let him go the Langer way as far as LOIs are concerned"

End of over 18. 5 runs this over. 132/7 after 108 balls.
AJ Tye 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Amir 4-0-25-1
AT Carey 32 (19b 2x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 17. 10 runs this over. 126/6 after 101 balls.
AT Carey 29 (16b 2x4 2x6 ) Usman Khan 4-0-25-1
AC Agar 9 (5b 0x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 16. 10 runs this over. 116/6 after 96 balls.
AC Agar 8 (4b 0x4 1x6 ) Mohammad Amir 3-0-20-0
AT Carey 21 (12b 1x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 15. 8 runs this over. 106/6 after 90 balls.
MP Stoinis 16 (15b 2x4 0x6 ) Usman Khan 3-0-15-1
AT Carey 19 (10b 1x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 14. 12 runs this over. 98/5 after 84 balls.
AT Carey 12 (7b 1x4 1x6 ) Shadab Khan 4-0-26-1
MP Stoinis 15 (12b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 13. 12 runs this over. 86/5 after 78 balls.
MP Stoinis 15 (12b 2x4 0x6 ) Shaheen Shah Afridi 3-0-31-3
AT Carey 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 12. 3 runs this over. 74/4 after 72 balls.
MP Stoinis 4 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) Shadab Khan 3-0-14-1
DJM Short 28 (33b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 11. 4 runs this over. 71/4 after 66 balls.
MP Stoinis 2 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) Usman Khan 2-0-7-0
DJM Short 27 (31b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Muhammad Talha: "I think the reason they keep playing Short is due to his innings against New Zealand in Australia's record run chase. After Warner fell, he kept the run rate ticking and provided support to the other end, and based on that one innings they keep playing him."

End of over 10. 8 runs this over. 67/4 after 60 balls.
NJ Maddinson 5 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) Shadab Khan 2-0-11-1
DJM Short 25 (29b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 9. 4 runs this over. 59/3 after 54 balls.
NJ Maddinson 4 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) Usman Khan 1-0-3-0
DJM Short 18 (25b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 8. 3 runs this over. 55/3 after 48 balls.
DJM Short 16 (23b 1x4 0x6 ) Shadab Khan 1-0-3-0
NJ Maddinson 3 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Abbas: "What is the speed at which Shaheen Afridi is bowling?" -- Mid-130s

End of over 7. 6 runs this over. 50/3 after 41 balls.
NJ Maddinson 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) Shaheen Shah Afridi 2-0-18-2
DJM Short 14 (18b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 6. 7 runs this over. 44/2 after 36 balls.
GJ Maxwell 6 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) Faheem Ashraf 3-0-20-1
DJM Short 13 (17b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 5. 12 runs this over. 37/1 after 30 balls.
TM Head 7 (3b 1x4 0x6 ) Shaheen Shah Afridi 1-0-12-1
DJM Short 12 (16b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Ahmedicine: "The whole last over you could hear Sarfraz screaming at his fielders to attempt the runout. I don't have a problem with him being aggressive at all but if they have made it to international cricket I'm sure they can decide what's a good opportunity and what's not."

End of over 4. 4 runs this over. 25/0 after 24 balls.
DJM Short 11 (15b 1x4 0x6 ) Faheem Ashraf 2-0-13-0
AJ Finch 12 (9b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 3. 5 runs this over. 21/0 after 18 balls.
DJM Short 9 (11b 1x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Amir 2-0-10-0
AJ Finch 10 (7b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2. 11 runs this over. 16/0 after 12 balls.
AJ Finch 8 (5b 2x4 0x6 ) Faheem Ashraf 1-0-9-0
DJM Short 6 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Ahsan Javed asks: "Another encounter between Australia and Pakistan ending up having 190+ to chase, who can forget what Hussey did while chasing 191. In all four encounters (Aus 193, 191 two times and Pak 191), Australia ending up winning, will history repeat itself?"

End of over 1. 5 runs this over. 5/0 after 6 balls.
AJ Finch 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Amir 1-0-5-0
DJM Short 5 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) more
DJM ShortB Shaheen Shah Afridi28341082.35
AJ FinchC Sarfraz Ahmed B Shaheen Shah Afridi161130145.45
TM HeadB Faheem Ashraf7410175
GJ MaxwellLBW Shaheen Shah Afridi10820125
NJ MaddinsonSt. Sarfraz Ahmed Shadab Khan580062.5
MP StoinisC Asif Ali B Usman Khan161520106.67
AT Careynot out 372422154.17
AC AgarB Mohammad Amir11801137.5
AJ Tyenot out 12801150
JA Richardson -
B Stanlake -
Total 149/7
Mohammad Amir4.002516.25
Faheem Ashraf4.003017.5
Shaheen Shah Afridi4.003739.25
Shadab Khan4.002616.5
Usman Khan4.002616.5