Australia vs Pakistan in Zimbabwe | 2nd T20 | 2108 | Latest Updates
The 2nd T20 cricket match played between Australia vs Pakistan in Zimbabwe at Harare.
Australia beats Pakistan by nine wickets and 9.1 overs to spare. After winning the toss, Australia elected to bowl first. It was a one-sided fight between the two teams. However, it was a spirited inning of Aaron Finch and Billy Stanlake who almost single-handedly took their team to win the game in style.
Batting first Pakistan, Mohammad Hafeez got caught out on the third bowl off the first over he faced by Billy Stanlake. Whereas, Fakhar Zaman, Captain Sarfaraz and Hussain Talat tried to build the inning from there but also fell short quickly. Therefore, Pakistan didn’t have a very good start. Only small and stable inning played by Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, and Faheem Ashraf helped Pakistan to play up to 19.5 overs. Shadab Khan made 29 runs off 25 balls. Asif Ali also contributed 22 runs off 20 balls. However, Faheem Ashraf had a good inning of 21 runs in just 17 balls. Due to which they were able to recover and post a respectable score of 116 runs all out in 19.5 overs.
Billy Stanlake bowled exceptionally well for Australia. He bowled 4 overs giving just 8 runs and taking 4 wickets. Furthermore, Andre Tye bowled 3.5 overs giving 38 runs and taking 3 wickets. Also, Jhye Richardson bowled 4 overs giving 22 runs and taking 1 wicket.
Australia vs Pakistan in Zimbabwe | Billy Stanlake Won Man of the Match
Chasing a target of 117 runs Australian opener D Arcy Short got caught out by Hasan Ali scoring quick 15 runs off 14 balls. But, Aaron Finch played responsibly partnering with Travis Head and scoring 112 runs partnership. Captain Aaron Finch played an aggressive inning of 68 runs off just 33 balls not out. He hit 4 fours and 6 sixes in total. Furthermore, Travis Head also provided the support needed for Aaron Finch. From there on, he made 20 runs off 18 balls. He hit 1 four. Australia reached the target in just 10.5 overs. A resounding victory for them after a whitewash series in the UK.
However, no bowler from Pakistan was spared. In the end, Australia vs Pakistan in Zimbabwe, Australia wins quite easily by nine wickets and 9.1 overs to spare. Furthermore, Australia brings a halt to Pakistan’s 8 consecutive wins.