Stanlake strikes: There’s some movement on offer and this being an early start, the Big Billy found the perfect channel to draw an error from Hafeez. A gentle fiddle outside off and a good take by Finch at first slip. Hafeez gone for nought, advantage Australia!
The first to play 100 matches in each format –
Tests: Colin Cowdrey ???????? (11 Jul 1968)
ODIs: Allan Border ???????? (19 Jan 1985)
T20Is: Shoaib Malik ???????? (02 Jul 2018)#PAKvAUS #AUSvPAK
— Deepu Narayanan (@deeputalks) July 2, 2018
100th T20I for Shoaib Malik: He is set to become the first player to achieve that milestone. Ah! What.A.Moment
Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez, Fakhar Zaman, Hussain Talat, Sarfraz Ahmed(w/c), Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Usman Khan
Australia: Aaron Finch(c), D Arcy Short, Nic Maddinson, Glenn Maxwell, Travis Head, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey(w), Ashton Agar, Andrew Tye, Jhye Richardson, Billy Stanlake
Team news: Pakistan are unchanged from yesterday. While Nic Maddinson returns for Australia in place of Mitchell Swepson who played the lone T20I against England last week.
Toss: Australia have won it and they decide to bowl
Did you know Dravid is now the fifth Indian to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. Find out the other four, here: https://t.co/HOdI9Bpv0E pic.twitter.com/LJhF26OwoS
— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) July 2, 2018
Build up: Hello there? While Pakistan have won 13 of their last 15 T20I games, Australia have lost their last 6 games in the limited-overs format, and looking at their current form, the Antipodean nation need to press hard if they are stop the number-one ranked team’s dominance.
Yesterday, Pakistan had a stroll against Zimbabwe, but the challenges today would be different and it would be interesting to see if Pakistan stick with the same combination. They have a couple of fresh faces waiting for their turn to impress. It’s all revving up for this interesting game. Toss, team news and more updates to follow…
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