DUBAI: Pakistan, who won the toss and batted, posted 147 for six in their 20 overs in the second Twenty20 international against Australia in Dubai on Friday.
Babar Azam hit a 44-ball 45 with three boundaries while Mohammad Hafeez scored a quick 34-ball 40 with two sixes and three boundaries at Dubai stadium.
For Australia Nathan Coulter-Nile finished with 3-18 while Billay Stanlake took 2-36.
Pakistan lead the three-match series 1-0 after they won the first match by 66 runs in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.
Opener Babar Azam and spinner Imad Wasim gave Pakistan the lead in series along with their biggest T20 victory over Australia when they demolished the tourists by 66 runs.
Victory in today’s match in Dubai would seal the T20 series and follow a 1-0 Test series win over Australia in the United Arab Emirates earlier this month.
During the batting of Australia, Pakistani leg-spinner Shadab Kha took a stunning superman catch which left everyone saying ‘Amazing’
Over 6.3: Imad Wasim to Lynn, OUT, full on leg stump, and Lynn tries to work it towards the leg side. But the leading edge has popped up towards the off-side, and Shadab Khan takes an acrobatic sliding catch from cover to send Lynn back!
Here’s the video:
Azam struck an unbeaten 68 while Wasim capped a return to international cricket with three wickets as Pakistan crushed Australia by 66 runs on Wednesday.
Azam hit five fours and a six in his 55-ball innings as Pakistan made 155-8 before Wasim (3-20) ripped apart Australia’s top order as they slumped to 89 all out — their joint-third lowest T20 score — at Sheikh Zayed Stadium.
Speaking after the match Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed praised the all-around performance of the team and said, “Our bowling attack is good, so we try to put some runs on the board and back ourselves to defend.”
“Babar Azam and Mohammad Hafeez batted beautifully and when we bowl we always try to take wickets when we have the ball in our hands.”
On the other hand, Australian captain Aaron Finch said the defeat was embarrassing.
“It’s pretty embarrassing, to be fair,” said Finch. “I think we were a little bit one-dimensional while batting, but that’s a learning experience and I would say Pakistan have got a lot of variety in their bowling.”