Pakistan vs Australia, Pak vs Aus 4th ODI highlights: Abid Ali and Mohammad Rizwan’s century went in vain as Australia produced a brilliant turnaround to win the fourth ODI by six runs on Friday. Pakistan at one stage were cruising towards victory as Ali and Rizwan added 144 for the third wicket. However, wickets kept tumbling after Ali’s dismissal and the hosts eventually lost their way, which eventually saw them ending up in the losing side.
Earlier in the day, Glenn Maxwell and Alex Carey added 134 runs for the sixth wicket to rescue Australia out of danger as the visitors finished on 277/7 at the end of 50 overs. Maxwell was dismissed on 98, while Carey added 55 runs on the scoreboard. After a 56-run opening stand between Aaron Finch and Usman Khawaja, Australia found themselves struggling at 140/5 as they lost wickets in quick succession in the middle overs.
Pakistan and Australia in UAE, 5 ODI Series, 2019Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai 19 April 2019
Pakistan 271/8 (50.0)
Australia 277/7 (50.0)
Match Ended ( Day - 4th ODI ) Australia beat Pakistan by 6 runs
Pakistan vs Australia 4th ODI highlights:
Australia win by six runs
With 17 required in the final over, Marcus Stoinis picks two wickets and help Australia secure a six-run win over Pakistan. The hosts will surely be disappointed with this performance as Pakistan at one stage were cruising towards victory. PAK: 271/8 (50 overs)
Pakistan need 17 runs in final over
A short delivery pitched outside off stump and Mohammad Rizwan taps the ball for a single to complete his second ODI ton. However, in the same over Pakistan lose another wicket as Imad Wasim walks back to the pavilion after scoring 1 off 5 deliveries. They now require 17 runs in the final over.
Trouble mounts on Pakistan as they lose their fifth wicket. A length delivery by Coulter-Nile and Saad Ali goes for the drive. However, his shot travels straight to Richardson at deep mid-wicket. Pakistan require 25 runs in 17 balls. PAK: 253/5 (47.1 overs)
Coulter-Nile cleans up Umar Akmal on 7 as Pakistan lose wickets in quick succession. The ball was pitched outside off but Akmal while trying to play across the line drags it down to his own stumps. A tricky situation as the hosts need 49 more to win in 41 balls.
Adam Zampa strikes but is it too late. With 60 required in 53 balls, Abid Ali walks back to the pavilion after scoring 112 from 119 deliveries, which included nine fours.
Abid Ali and Mohammad Rizwan help Pakistan reach 218/2 at the end of 41 overs. The hosts now require 60 runs in 54 balls with eight wickets in hand.
Abid Ali completes ton
Abid Ali goes deep inside the crease and then carefully works it towards the square leg to complete a single to bring up his century. With this knock, Ali becomes the third player from Pakistan to score a century on ODI debut.
100-run stand between Ali and Rizwan
Abid Ali cuts a short delivery pitched outside off for a boundary to bring up the 100-run stand for the third wicket.
Coulter-Nile delivers a full-length delivery angling towards the pads of Mohammad Rizwan and the batsman flicks it towards the deep backward square to complete two runs. With this Rizwan also brings up his half-century.
150 up for Pakistan
Mohammad Rizwan pushes the ball for a single to bring up the 150 for Pakistan. They now require 128 more to win.
Mohammad Rizwan and Abid Ali have steadied things for Pakistan as the duo help the hosts reach 133/2 at the end of 27 overs. Ali is batting on 69, while his partner is on 37.
Abid Ali drives the ball towards long-on for a single to bring up his fifty in his maiden ODI and also help Pakistan edge past the 100-run mark.
Australia finally break the 74-run stand between Haris Sohail and Abid Ali, as the former departs after scoring 25 from 43 deliveries. A tossed up delivery by Nathan Lyon and Sohail steps outside the crease only to hit it straight to Maxwell at covers, who makes no mistake at the end. PAK: 74/2 (16.3 overs)
50 up for Pakistan
Haris Sohail punches the ball for two runs to bring up the 50 for Pakistan. Sohail is batting on 12 off 21 balls while his partner Ali is on 37 from 34 deliveries.
After losing Shan Masood early, Abid Ali and Haris Sohail help Pakistan reach 32/1 at the end of six overs. Ali is batting on 28 off 25 balls, while his partner is playing on 3 from six deliveries.
Just the start Australia would be hoping for as Coulter-Nile strikes in his first over. A length delivery angling towards the stumps and Shan Masood goes for the drive but fails to make any contact as the ball knocks the middle stump. Masood returns to the pavilion without adding a single run on the scoreboard. PAK: 0/1 (0.5 overs)
Pakistan openers Shan Masood and Abid Ali are out in the middle to start the chase. Nathan Coulter-Nile will bowl the first over for Australia.
Australia finish at 277/7
That's a wrap as Mohammad Hasnain strikes in the final delivery of the 50th over as Alex Carey departs after scoring 55 from 67 balls. His 134-run stand with Maxwell help Australia reach 277/7 at the end of 50 overs.
A well-played innings by Glenn Maxwell comes to an end as the right-handed batsman misses out from completing his ton by two runs. He departs after getting run-out on 98 off 82 deliveries.
Alex Carey brings up his maiden ODI fifty
Alex Carey smashes the ball straight to the bowler who fails to hold onto the ball as he completes a single to bring up his maiden ODI fifty. Carey and Maxwell have added 127 runs in 124 balls as Australia reach 272/5 at the end of 49 overs.
Glenn Maxwell and Alex Carey rescue Australia out of danger as they add over 100 runs for the sixth wicket.
Glenn Maxwell and Alex Carey help Australia reach 219/5 at the end of 44 overs. Maxwell is batting on 69 off 67 balls, while his partner Carey is on 32 from 47 deliveries.
10 overs to go
Last 10 overs of the innings are remaining. Australia have fought back to 194/4 with Maxwell and Carey at the crease. Can they reach 250?
Australia bring up their 150
Alex Carey reverse sweeps the ball wide of short third man for a boundary to bring up the 150 for Australia. AUS: 153/5 (31 overs)
Usman Khawaja departs after scoring 62
Yasir Shah gets the crucial wicket of Usman Khawaja as he is trapped LBW on 62. A fuller length delivery and Khawaja tries to sweep the ball but fails to make any contact and the ball hits his pads. Easy decision for the umpire as he raises his finger. Khawaja walks back to the pavilion on 62 off 78 deliveries as Australia are struggling at 140/5.
Two quick wickets for Pakistan
Double blow for Australia as Yasir Shah strikes in the first ball of the 22nd over. Marcus Stoinis, the new batsman out in the middle, fails to read the delivery as he plays outside the line of the ball. The ball skids off the track and knocks his stumps down. AUS: 101/4 (22.1 overs)
Imad Wasim gets his second wicket of the match as Peter Handscomb nudges a spinning delivery and it goes straight to Haris Sohail at slips. Wrong shot selection by Handscomb as he tried to work a fuller length delivery towards the on-side and it takes his outside edge. The batsman departs after scoring 7 off 11 balls. AUS: 98/3 (21.3 overs)
20 overs completed
Khawaja and Peter Handscomb help Australia reach 86/2 at the end of 20 overs. Khawaja is playing on 34 off 53 deliveries, while his partner is on 6 from nine balls.
Australia lose their second wicket
The captain strikes as Shaun Marsh walks back to the pavilion after adding 5 runs on the scoreboard. After playing three dot balls in the over Marsh decides to step outside but fails to connect. Easy picking for Mohammad Rizwan as he collects the balls and removes the bails before Marsh could return back to the crease. AUS: 65/2 (15.5 overs)
Khawaja and Marsh help Australia reach 63/1 at the end of 15 overs. Khawaja is playing on 21 off 37 balls, while his partner is on 3 from eleven deliveries.
Mohammad Hasnain gets his maiden wicket as he traps Finch leg before on 39. This is the first time in the series that Finch has been dismissed for less than 50. Shaun Marsh is the new batsman out in the middle.
Australia bring up their 50
Pakistan skipper Imad Wasim comes into the attack and gets smashed for a boundary in the second delivery. With this four Australia bring up their 50. AUS: 56/0 (12 overs)
The opening pair of Khawaja and Finch add 31 runs at the end of eight overs. Finch is playing on 24, while Khawaja is on 7.
Finch continues his supreme form
Finch is in good touch as he is connecting the ball from the middle of the blade. The Australian skipper has already scored two centuries in the three ODIs that has been played in the five-match series. Can the skipper complete his third ton today?
Khawaja taps the ball towards cover and tries to steal a quick single and survives from being run-out. The ball misses the stumps by inches, had it been a direct hit Khawaja would have been out.
An excellent over by Junaid Khan as Khawaja fails to find a single run from it.
The opening duo of Khawaja and Finch add 14 runs at the end of 3 overs. Khawaja is batting on 5, while the Australian skipper is on 9. AUS: 14/0 (3 overs)
HERE WE GO!
The opening pair of Aaron Finch and Usman Khawaja are out in the middle to start the Australian innings. Usman Shinwari will start the proceedings for the hosts.
Pakistan XI: Shan Masood, Abid Ali, Haris Sohail, Umar Akmal, Saad Ali, Imad Wasim (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Yasir Shah, Usman Shinwari, Junaid Khan, Muhammad Hasnain
Australia XI: Aaron Finch (c), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Kane Richardson, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa
Pakistan win toss, elect to bowl!