Pakistan vs Australia, 1st ODI - Dubai - Video Highlights
Pakistan won by 4 wkts
Pakistan: 171/6 (44.1 Ovs)
Misbah Ul-Haq 30(68)
Umar Gul* 8(13)
Australia: 168 (38.5 Ovs)
Andrew Symonds 3-0-18-1
Nathan Bracken* 9.1-2-25-0
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1.4 Hilfenhaus to Butt, out Lbw!! Butt lbw b Hilfenhaus 5(10) <4s-1> 5/1 (1.4 ovs) 10.2 Hopes to Younis Khan, out Caught by Bracken!! Younis Khan c Bracken b Hopes 11(31) <4s-2> 33/2 (10.2 ovs) 20.6 Clark to Akmal, out Caught by Haddin!! Akmal c Haddin b Clark 48(62) <4s-9> 81/3 (20.6 ovs) 29.3 Hopes to Malik, out Caught by Haddin!! Malik c Haddin b Hopes 24(53) <4s-1> 99/4 (29.3 ovs) 34.4 Hilfenhaus to Afridi, out Caught by Bracken!! Afridi c Bracken b Hilfenhaus 24(16) <4s-5> 138/5 (34.4 ovs) 39.4 Symonds to Jamshed, out Bowled!! Jamshed b Symonds 9(14) <4s-1> 152/6 (39.4 ovs)
8.6 Gul to Marsh, out Marsh Run Out!! Marsh run out (Ajmal) 14(27) <4s-1> 39/1 (8.6 ovs) 18.4 Afridi to Haddin, out Caught by Younis Khan!! Haddin c Younis Khan b Afridi 40(50) <4s-3 6s-1> 95/2 (18.4 ovs) 19.6 Ajmal to Clarke, out Caught by Akmal!! Clarke c Akmal b Ajmal 4(4) 100/3 (19.6 ovs) 22.1 Afridi to Symonds, out Caught by Akmal!! Symonds c Akmal b Afridi 2(5) 107/4 (22.1 ovs) 22.6 Afridi to Watson, out Bowled!! Watson b Afridi 40(47) <4s-2 6s-1> 108/5 (22.6 ovs) 24.4 Afridi to Ferguson, out Caught by Misbah Ul-Haq!! Ferguson c Misbah Ul-Haq b Afridi 2(13) 109/6 (24.4 ovs) 25.2 Ajmal to Hauritz, out Bowled!! Hauritz b Ajmal 1(3) 110/7 (25.2 ovs) 28.4 Afridi to Bracken, out Bowled!! Bracken b Afridi 1(9) 118/8 (28.4 ovs) 30.5 Afridi to Clark, out Bowled!! Clark b Afridi 2(10) 122/9 (30.5 ovs) 38.5 Gul to Hilfenhaus, out Bowled!! Hilfenhaus b Gul 4(17) 168/10 (38.5 ovs)
Australia (From): Shaun Marsh, Shane Watson, Michael Clarke(c), Andrew Symonds, Callum Ferguson, David Hussey, Brad Haddin(w), James Hopes, Nathan Hauritz, Nathan Bracken, Stuart Clark, Doug Bollinger, Ben Hilfenhaus, Brett Geeves, Brett Lee, Ben Laughlin
Pakistan (From): Salman Butt, Nasir Jamshed, Younis Khan(c), Misbah Ul-Haq, Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi, Kamran Akmal(w), Sohail Tanvir, Umar Gul, Shoaib Akhtar, Saeed Ajmal, Yasir Hameed, Fawad Alam, Ahmed Shehzad
Ground Reality and Pitch: The DSC is a new multi-use stadium in Dubai. The Pakistan Cricket Board has agreed for a three year contract to have the Pakistan team play International ODIs and T20s at this ground. The unique feature of this ground is the lighting system. Instead of the usual tower, the lights are placed on the roof to create a 'Ring of Fire' like view.
The pitch is expected to behave like a traditional sub-continent pitch providing the batsmen opportunities to score lots of runs and the spinners would also have an equal say in the dry conditions.
Pakistan: After announcements that the World Cup would not be played at Pakistan, the Pakistan side would prefer their cricket to do the talking. Pakistan have a lot to prove after their recent record going against them. They have the right opportunity against an Aussie side which seems to be low on morale after their recent defeats.
Australia: With an ideal platform laid to test out the side before the Twenty20 World Cup, the Australians would prefer to put aside their defeats against South Africa and India. The Australians would look at their batsmen to hit form while their bowlers would be tested in the 'Batsmen Friendly' conditions at Dubai.
Players to Watch:
Sohail Tanveer: The wrong footed left-arm pacer is the right person to bowl in the dry conditions of Dubai. The most successful bowler in the 2008 season of the IPL, Tanveer would look at using his reverse swing to torment the Australians.
Andrew Symonds: After a string of controversies surrounding his drinking habits, the bulky Aussie was sent for rehabilitation. Declared fit by the Australian board, Symonds would like to justify the selectors' faith in him.
If we play well - not necessarily win - but play well then we can become like Inzi and Bob Woolmer's sides in 2005 and 2006 - Younis Khan on the team's prospects against Australia.
It's fantastic to actually play against Pakistan players who are world class performers - Australian Coach Tim Nelsen on playing against Pakistan in Dubai
Australia and Pakistan have played a total of 18 ODIs in neutral venues since 1975.
Australia has won 10 and lost 5 ODIs against Pakistan in neutral venues
Australia has lost 9 of their last 15 ODIs played.