Pakistan beat Australia by 66 runs in first T20

Pakistan beat Australia by 66 runs in first T20

Australia-Pakistan hasn't had many interactions in the shortest format of the game.

Australia could only manage a measly total of 89 all out in response to Pakistan's 8-155 to lose by 66 runs at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, in the first of three clashes.

"That Powerplay was was like a auto crash in slow motion", Finch said at the post-match press conference".

"That powerplay was was like a vehicle crash in slow motion".

Only a rearguard action led by tailender Nathan Coulter-Nile (34) saved Australia from what had threatened to be a record T20 loss.

By the 9 over, Imad had bowled his four-over quota and returned excellent figures of 3-20.

The match between Pakistan and Australia will start at 9pm Pakistan Standard Time. Opening the batting, it's my responsibility to get us off to a good start and set up the chase there.

Australia: Aaron Finch (captain), D'Arcy Short, Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, Ben McDermott, Alex Carey, Ashton Agar, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa, Billy Stanlake.

All four were bowled on what turned out to be a particularly benign batting surface. Down the order, there are Faheem Ashraf and Imad Wasim for late hitting. Our fielding was slightly sloppy, then the batting was bad. But we can bounce back. "This team hasn't been together for a hell of a long time and I'm sure in the future we'll be better". "One bad day with the bat doesn't throw everything out the window". Shaheen Shah Afridi and Faheem Ashraf are two other quicks in their lineup.

Australian were six down with just 22 runs on the board which not only tells you the story of the match and largely about the state of the batting unit.

Pakistan slumped to 133-8 after five wickets tumbled in 10 balls before Hasan Ali produced an unbeaten eight-ball 17 to finish their innings in a flourish.

Their bowling stood out though, with Billy Stanlake and Andrew Tye picking up six wickets between them to restrict Pakistan after the hosts had gotten off to a flyer.

Sarfraz Ahmed the captain was delighted at the overall performance. "We got the better off them in the first game but they battled back in the last two".

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