Pakistan Win T20 After Super Over

Pakistan Win T20 After Super Over

Lahore : Pakistan | Sep 07, 2012 at 10:39 PM PDT
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DUBAI: Pakistan won the second Twenty20 against Australia in a thrilling Super Over finish at the Dubai Stadium here on Friday, taking an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

Both tied at 151 runs at the end of 40 fascinating overs in the match, a round played on Super Paceman Umar Gul to result.Pakistan limited Australian batsmen David Warner, Shane Watson and George Bailey to 11-1 before Umar Akmal and Abdul Razzaq hit the required runs, the winner is the last delivery.The third and final match will be played here on Monday.The match provided complete entertainment to a sold out 25,000 holiday crowd, who were left on the edges of their seats as well the teams gebakkeleid for victory in the 40 overs.Pakistan had a hundred fifty-one to four with Mohammad Hafeez (45), Nasir Jamshed (45) and Kamran Akmal (43 not out) to contribute to the bat.George Bailey led the Australian run chase with a solid 42.Australia 21 needed from the last two overs as Bailey two leg-side boundaries off Gul, but his resignation, hit his team needed 10 off the last over it seemed Pakistan were favourites.Pat Cummins hit Abdul Razzaq over long-on the equalizer, but the last ball the Australian batsman was caught, making it the sixth tied match in all Tweny20 cricket.David Warner launched Australia run chase with a brilliant 31 from just 19 balls, hitting two boundaries and a six off Hafeez Saeed Ajmal's first over.But time was come, the Australian innings faltered. Ajmal bowled Warner and then had Watson (33), taking his tally to 58 in Twenty20 cricket, had the joint top bowler with compatriot Shahid Afridi.Watson hit two boundaries and two sixes during his 28-ball knock.Michael Hussey (23) and Bailey took the secore to 109 before Hussey holes Gul. Australia currently needed 43 from the last five overs.Earlier Hafeez hit three boundaries in Cummins' first acquisition of the match, but fellow opener Imran Nazir was cast for nothing on the second over.Hafeez Mitchell Starc and Jamshed shared a solid 76-run partnership for the second wicket as well charghed the Australian bowling with some aggressive hitting. Jamshed hit four boundaries and a six during his 36-ball knock.He fell to a stunning catch off Christian Dan Cummins, if the fielder jumped back and held the ball with left hand.Hafeez hit six boundaries during his 42-ball knock . Kamran added 46 for the fourth wicket with his younger brother Umar who made 13.Kamran hit six boundaries during his knock, helping Pakistan to 90 points in the last 10 overs.

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