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Australia (Batting)

    • Batsman
    • R
    • B
    • 4s
    • 6s
    • SR
    • D'Arcy Shortc Farhan b Afridi
    • 76
    • 53
    • 7
    • 4
    • 143.40
    • Aaron Finch (C)c Farhan b Khan
    • 47
    • 27
    • 2
    • 3
    • 174.07
    • Glenn Maxwellc Ali b Khan
    • 5
    • 5
    • 0
    • 0
    • 100.00
    • Marcus Stoinisc Zaman b Amir
    • 12
    • 10
    • 0
    • 1
    • 120.00
    • Travis Headc Ali b Amir
    • 19
    • 11
    • 2
    • 1
    • 172.73
    • Alex Carey (W)c Khan b Ashraf
    • 2
    • 3
    • 0
    • 0
    • 66.67
    • Ashton Agarb Ali
    • 7
    • 7
    • 1
    • 0
    • 100.00
    • Jack Wildermuthnot-out
    • 1
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    • 100.00
    • Andrew Tyeb Amir
    • 0
    • 2
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0.00
    • Jhye Richardsonnot-out
    • 6
    • 2
    • 1
    • 0
    • 300.00

Extras: 8 (w 3, nb 1, lb 4, b 0)

Total: 183 (8 wickets; 20.0 Overs)

Did not bat: Billy Stanlake,

Fall of Wicket: 1-95(Aaron Finch,9.5ov), 2-109(Glenn Maxwell,12ov), 3-146(Marcus Stoinis,15.4ov), 4-148(D'Arcy Short,16.2ov), 5-166(Alex Carey,17.4ov), 6-176(Ashton Agar,19ov), 7-176(Travis Head,19.1ov), 8-177(Andrew Tye,19.4ov)

Pakistan (Bowling)

    • Bowlers
    • O
    • M
    • R
    • WK
    • ECO
    • Mohammad Amir
    • 4
    • 33
    • 3
    • 8.25
    • Faheem Ashraf
    • 4
    • 38
    • 1
    • 9.50
    • Hasan Ali
    • 4
    • 38
    • 1
    • 9.50
    • Shaheen Afridi
    • 4
    • 32
    • 1
    • 8.00
    • Shadab Khan
    • 4
    • 38
    • 2
    • 9.50

Pakistan (Batting)

    • Batsman
    • R
    • B
    • 4s
    • 6s
    • SR
    • Fakhar Zamanc sub b Richardson
    • 91
    • 46
    • 12
    • 3
    • 197.83
    • Sahibzada Farhanst Carey b Maxwell
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • Hussain Talatc Richardson b Maxwell
    • 0
    • 3
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0.00
    • Sarfraz Ahmed (C) (W)run-out Richardson
    • 28
    • 19
    • 4
    • 1
    • 147.37
    • Shoaib Maliknot-out
    • 43
    • 37
    • 3
    • 0
    • 116.22
    • Asif Alinot-out
    • 17
    • 11
    • 1
    • 2
    • 154.55

Extras: 8 (w 6, nb 0, lb 1, b 1)

Total: 187 (4 wickets; 19.2 Overs)

Did not bat: Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi,

Fall of Wicket: 1-2(Sahibzada Farhan,0.1ov), 2-2(Hussain Talat,0.4ov), 3-47(Sarfraz Ahmed,5.2ov), 4-154(Fakhar Zaman,16ov)

Australia (Bowling)

    • Bowlers
    • O
    • M
    • R
    • WK
    • ECO
    • Glenn Maxwell
    • 3
    • 35
    • 2
    • 11.67
    • Billy Stanlake
    • 4
    • 25
    • 0
    • 6.25
    • Jhye Richardson
    • 4
    • 29
    • 1
    • 7.25
    • Andrew Tye
    • 4
    • 33
    • 0
    • 8.25
    • Marcus Stoinis
    • 2.2
    • 31
    • 0
    • 11.62
    • Jack Wildermuth
    • 1
    • 16
    • 0
    • 16.00
    • Ashton Agar
    • 1
    • 16
    • 0
    • 16.00

Over 20 Pakistan 187/4/No

Hey, wait! Where are you going? Blockbuster Sunday has just begun! This final was just a starter. The main course comes in a few minutes from now when England take on India in the third T20I! Do catch that game and have a great Sunday! ADIOS! TAKE CARE!
A bit of a break for Australia now. They go back home and then head to the Middle East to face the same opposition - this time for a tougher contest - Tests, ODIs and T20Is. Pakistan, meanwhile, have an ODI series against Zimbabwe not too far away.
Okay! That ends a tri-series which lasted a week. Pakistan strut their stuff, albeit after a nervy start. Australia stay winless in terms of series - lost both the ODI and T20I series in England and now, having done reasonably well in the league stages, stuttering in the final. Aaron Finch's Melbourne side is not too different in knockout matches in the Australian T20 League - nerve loss in the final? Perhaps.
Victorious captain, Sarfraz Ahmed, says that the win is due to a great team effort. First the bowlers bowled well at the death and then with the bat, Malik and Zaman took them across the line. Admits that the fielding let them down but he had confidence in his team's batting, in spite of chasing down 184 which is not an easy task. Praises Fakhar Zaman for his innings, stressing that he has played well throughout the series. Has good words of praise for his unit, and says it is not easy to play 6 games in 8 days (actually 5). On the ODI series further against Zimbabwe, he feels that is it not easy to play against Zimbabwe in Zimbabwe and hopes that his team puts on a good show.
MAN OF THE MATCH AND SERIES, FAKHAR ZAMAN, says that he likes these pitches in Zimbabwe. Further says that he was in form from the very first game. Informs us that he toured the country in 2016, but did not perform well then. In this series, the wickets were really good, he feels. On being asked about the plan to go about the run chase, he blatantly says that he told the team that he will play his own game, rest all play around him. Praises Australia for putting on a good show and credits his team for winning the trophy. On the future, he says that he needs to work hard and maintain his consistency and form.
Aussie captain, Aaron Finch admits that Australia should have got to 200 with the bat. Praises Pakistan for bowling well towards the end, which resulted in his side losing wickets. Feels that the wicket looked on the slower side. Says that the Aussies started off really well with the ball. But also says that Zaman played exceedingly well and took it away from them.
Do not forget - Pakistan bowled well at the death, 'restricting' Australia to 183, when at one stage, 200 seemed likely. The Men In Yellow could not replicate that with the ball. Zaman's wicket and Tye's excellent 17th over gave Australia a glimmer of hope - but reliable Malik took them over the line easily. Nothing much to talk about the Aussie bowling - Jhye Richardson and Billy Stanlake were economical but not incisive. Maxwell, of course, picked up 2 wickets. Stay tuned for the presentation.
Zaman should be called the Man Of The Finals. If anyone does remember, he pulverized India in the 2017 Champions Trophy final, batting first. Today, he made 91 in the run chase. He received good support or mentorship from Shoaib Malik. They seized the moment perfectly. Jack Wildermuth came on to bowl the 11th over and suddenly, in the span of 3 overs, Pakistan had scored 48 runs. That changed the momentum.
This is PAKISTAN'S HIGHEST SUCCESSFUL RUN CHASE IN T20IS, but by no means was it perfectly planned. They lost 2 wickets to Maxwell in the opening over and then, after a bit of a fightback, lost Sarfraz too. But a terrific 107-run stand in 64 balls between Fakhar Zaman and Shoaib Malik completely turned the tables.
9th series win on the trot in T20Is. They last lost a series, or failed to win one, when Daren Sammy's Windies, known as West Indies then, took the WT20 trophy. Since then, a change of captaincy, some change in personnel and boy - we have a world-beating side!
World Number 1 team. They have strut their stuff. Looked like luck was not on their side. Seemed like the target was too big for them. Felt like they were going to lose by a big margin when they lost 2 wickets in the opening over. But, the man for the finals - Fakhar Zaman and Mr. Never-Forget-Me Consistent, Shoaib Malik, ensured that Pakistan kept their winning run intact, in terms of series victories.
19.2
M Stoinis to A Ali, FOUR! PAKISTAN ARE THE CHAMPIONS! A short ball, on middle and off, Asif pulls it over mid-wicket. There is a man in the deep but he cannot get to the ball in time and it beats him to the fence! Congratulations, Pakistan!
19.1
M Stoinis to S Malik, Full on middle, heaved through mid on for a single.

Over 19 Pakistan 182/4/No

Marcus Stoinis to bowl an over which could last a solitary ball.
18.6
A Tye to A Ali, 2 runs.
18.5
A Tye to S Malik, Full toss on middle, paddle swept to fine leg for a run.
18.4
A Tye to S Malik, Slower ball, outside off, Malik looks to cut but gets a bottom edge which goes on the bounce to the keeper.
18.3
A Tye to A Ali, Full on middle, pushed down to long on for a run.
18.2
A Tye to S Malik, The batsman works it down the leg side. The batsmen have run through for a single.
18.1
A Tye to S Malik, FOUR! Just over! A length ball outside off, Malik backs away and slices this over point. The fielder leaps but in vain! Just 7 more needed from 12 balls!

Over 18 Pakistan 173/4/No

17.6
J Richardson to A Ali, SIX! CLUNK! That seals the deal. It really should. Pakistan's game to lose from here.
17.5
J Richardson to A Ali, Goes back and heaves this slower ball past the bowler to long on. Finch puts in a good sliding stop rushing to his left and keeps the batsmen to a couple.
17.4
J Richardson to S Malik, A short ball, on middle, pulled through mid-wicket for a run.
17.3
J Richardson to A Ali, A slower ball outside off, Ali waits for it and drives it to long off for a run. The stand moves to 10 from 9 balls.
Finch has a chat with Jhye - the latter looks very nervous.
17.2
J Richardson to S Malik, Very full, on middle, driven down to long on for a single.
17.1
J Richardson to S Malik, SIX! CLUBBED! Malik releases the pressure! A short ball, outside off, Shoaib hangs back and pulls it massively over mid-wicket! That will put pressure on the bowler. Malik moves to 34 from 30 balls, with his first six.

Over 17 Pakistan 156/4/No

16.6
A Tye to A Ali, No run.
16.5
A Tye to S Malik, The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket. One run added to the total.
16.4
A Tye to A Ali, Gets some sense, pushes the ball to long off for a single. Pakistan can do it in singles and twos. No risks needed. 29 more needed from 20 balls.
16.3
A Tye to A Ali, Outside off, another slash and a miss.
16.2
A Tye to A Ali, The batsman defends it from within the crease.
16.1
A Tye to A Ali, Outside off, Ali looks to steer it to third man but misses. The keeper and bowler appeal but in vain.

Over 16 Pakistan 154/4/Yes

Asif Ali is the new man in while Andrew Tye is the change-in bowler.
15.6
J Richardson to F Zaman, OUT c sub b Jhye Richardson. Pakistan have lost their fourth wicket.
15.5
J Richardson to S Malik, Angling in, from outside off, worked through mid-wicket for a run.
15.4
J Richardson to F Zaman, A short ball, extra bounce, Fakhar adjusts nicely and punches it towards point for a run.
15.3
J Richardson to S Malik, Waits for the ball to come to him and dabs it to third man for a single.
15.2
J Richardson to S Malik, Outside off, played straight to point.
15.2
J Richardson to S Malik, WIDE. Slower ball gone awry, down the leg side, Malik misses his flick.
15.1
J Richardson to S Malik, Full on middle, worked wide of long on for a couple.