Pakistan beat Australia by 11 runs in the second Twenty20 International in Dubai on Friday.
Pakistan has won the three match series by 2-0. This is Pakistan’s 10th straight Twenty20 series win. They have not lost since Sarfraz Ahmed became captain of the team.
Pakistan won the toss and chose to bat in the fixture.
The side managed to score 147/6 in their 20 overs with Babar Azam and Mohammad Hafeez scoring in 40s.
Babar Azam was the top scorer with 45 runs which included three boundaries. Hafeez made 40 runs off 34 deliveries with the help of three fours and two maximums.
Faheem Ashraf and Shoaib Malik made 17 and 14 runs respectively. Nathan Coulter-Nile picked up three wickets for Australia.
Australia fell 12 runs short of the target as they managed to score 136/8 in their 20 overs. Glenn Maxwell was the top scorer with 52 runs from 37 balls which included four boundaries and two sixes.
Nathan Coulter-Nile made 27 runs while Mitchell Marsh chipped in with 21 runs.
Imad Wasim was the pick of the bowlers as he finished with 1/8 in his four overs with a maiden to his name. He bowled with an economy of two runs per over. Shaheen Afridi and Shadab Khan picked up two wickets each.
Imad Wasim was named Player of the Match for his performance of the ball. The dead rubber third Twenty20 game will be played on Sunday in Dubai.
Here’s how Twitterati reacts on Pakistan’s win;
Sarfraz ka bus nahi chal raha ke out krne ke bad Australia ke players ko marna bhi shuru kar de.
— Waleed Nasir (@waleednasir00) October 26, 2018
“main bachpan mein urhti patang pakar leta tha tou catch kya cheez hay” pic.twitter.com/MedskwjROz
— A h m e d (@Ahlvled_) October 26, 2018
Sarfraz ne itna celebrate toh CT ke jeet pe bhi nahi kiya hoga.
— Clive (@vanillawallah) October 26, 2018
— PakPassion.net (@PakPassion) October 26, 2018
Since Babar Azam made his T20I debut, nobody has made more runs in this format of the game. #PAKvAUS
— Ben Jones (@benjonescricket) October 26, 2018
Pakistan ka T20 series jeetne ka credit bowling batting se ziyada iss trophy ko jata hai. Australian team ka dil hee maar gaya tha series se pehle. pic.twitter.com/Z1DT0IHCAY
— SIR .. (@SirJohnRoe) October 26, 2018
— TEAM AFRIDI (@TEAM_AFRIDI) October 26, 2018
D’Arcy Short + Aaron Finch + Chris Lynn: 12(34)
in a T20 game. Cc @AlJazeera
— Sameer Allana (@HitmanCricket) October 26, 2018
Give Shaheen Afridi No 10 Jersey. Lala’s legacy will be in safe hands.
— Abdullah (@abdullahmajeed_) October 26, 2018