Pakistan vs Australia 1st ODI Highlights: Australia beat Pakistan in the 1st ODI on Friday by 8 wickets and take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. Pakistan, who were without their regular skipper Sarfraz Ahmed, scored a challenging 280/5 after batting first. Chasing under lights, Australia reached the target with one over to spare. Shaun Marsh remained unbeaten on 91 while skipper Aaron Finch played a captain’s knock of 116.
Both the two teams will look at this series as a platform to begin preparation for their World Cup campaign. This will be the final 50-overs series for both the teams before the World Cup tournament begins on May 23.
Pakistan and Australia in UAE, 5 ODI Series, 2019Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah 18 April 2019
Pakistan 280/5 (50.0)
Australia 281/2 (49.0)
Match Ended ( Day - 1st ODI ) Australia beat Pakistan by 8 wickets
Pakistan vs Australia 1st ODI: Highlights
Australia win by 8 wickets
A full toss and Marsh comes back for a two and victory for Australia. Celebrations all around the Aussie camp. Shaun Marsh remains unbeaten on 91. Earlier, Finch played a captain's knock of 116. Australia won by 8 wickets (with 6 balls remaining).
Finch's superb knock comes to an end on 116. Just as we were saying how good a knock it was, the captain falls. Australia needs 46 from 45 balls.
Finch once again going for the big hit but miscued it straight down the ground. It was a sitter for Imad at long-off. But he misses. Australia in total control at 235/1, need 46 runs in 46 balls
100 for Finch
SIX! Finch reached a hundred with a six! Finch launches it over deep midwicket and quite an emotional celebration. The captain is back. AUS-216/1
Australia in cruise control
34 ovs gone and AUS- 174/1. Australia in control. But one wicket could make this very interesting as they still need more than a run-a-ball on a surface that's not that easy to start on.
150 up for Australia
Australia reach 150/1 and the runs/balls ratio is almost level: 131 needed from 129. Finch & Marsh the unbeaten pair.
100 comes up for Australia after 20 ovs. Meanwhile, 50 up for Aaron Finch! His first against Pakistan.
So far Australia are off to a good start chasing 281. Yasir Shah is yet to get into the attack. After 17 ovs, AUS- 88/1
Faheem Ashraf strikes first ball to dismiss the in-form Usman Khawaja, Australia 63/1
Whack! Finch smashes Amir back over his head for four, his first true statement of intent.After 5 overs, AUS- 21/0
Khawaja and Finch are at the crease. Khawaja is on strike. Amir will open the attack
Pakistan- 280/5 after 50 ovs
Four of the last ball and Pakistan finish with 280/5 from their 50 overs. Haris Sohail remains unbeaten 101. Will it be enough? Stay tuned for the chase.
Haris Sohail brings up his maiden OD 100. Brilliant stuff from the left-hander. He has held this Pakistan innings together in some style
4 overs to go
4 overs to go and PAK- 238/4. Faheem Ashraf and Haris Sohail are in the middle. Sohail is 3 shy from a brilliant hundred.
A ball after being hit for a massive six, Glenn Maxwell produced a clever piece of bowling to remove the Pakistan skipper Shoaib Malik. PAK- 190/4
Umar Akmal misses out on a well-deserved fifty. He is gone for 49. But the highlight of his knock were the three back to back sixes he hit. After 37.2 overs, PAK- 176/3
Haris Sohail reaches his 11th ODI fifty. He reaches the landmark in 68 balls. Three fours so far in his innings. A happy headache ahead of the World Cup for Pakistan
SIX SIX SIX
Bang! Umar Akmal has just thumped 3 sixes in the over. He races to 32 and after 28 overs PAK- 133/2.
Dropped. Umar Akmal skews one to Handscomb at deep cover, who can't hang on as he falls to the ground... will it be costly? PAK-112/2
100 up for Pakistan
Pakistan cross the 100-run mark. Haris Sohai and Umark Akmal steadied the ship after debutant Masood's wicket. Pakistan are 101/2 after 23 overs.
Nathan Coulter-Nile returns and grabs the wicket of the debutant Shan Masood, who chops it on to his tumps for 40. PAK- 78/2
15 ovs gone
Pakistan 63/1 after 15 overs, with the Aussies having already used three spin options.
Masood sweeps another one for a boundary. Ball race past fine-leg and with that 50 comes up for Pakistan. After 12 overs, PAK- 50/1
Imam-ul-Haq lobs it straight back to Lyon. He is gone for 17. Nathan Lyon continues his good form against lef-handers. After 8.4 ovs, PAK- 35/1
Four, four, four
A good over for Pakistan as debutant Shan Masood comes on strike and decides to do something about the slow run-rate. That's three back-to-back boundaries off Richardson. 13 runs off this over.
Imam-ul-Haq comes forward and slams it over long-on for a maximum off Nathan Coulter-Nile. Good shot by Imam. PAK are 10/0 after four overs.
Imam-ul-Haq and Shan Masood are at the crease with the former on strike. Jhye Richardson will open the attack. A minute's silence has been observed for the victims of Christchurch terror attack.
Pakistan skipper Shoaib Malik has won the toss and elected to bat first.
Pakistan XI: Shan Masood, Imam-ul-Haq, Haris Sohail, Umar Akmal, Shoaib Malik (c), Faheem Ashram, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Mohammad Amir, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Abbas.
Australia XI: Aaron Finch (c), Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Shaun Marsh, Alex Carey (wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jhye Richardson, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa.
PAK vs AUS
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the first ODI between Pakistan and Australia. This is the final ODI series for the two sides ahead of the ICC World Cup 2019.