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Pakistan vs Australia (t20)

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PAK vs AUS Cricket Scorecard (t20)

2nd T20I t20, Manuka Oval, Canberra, 05 November, 2019

Pakistan

150/6

(20.0) RR 7.5

Pakistan Babar Azam (C)
Australia beat Pakistan by 7 wickets
Australia Aaron Finch (C)

Australia

151/3

(18.3) RR 8.16

Australia vs Pakistan, Live Cricket Score, Second T20I at Canberra: PAK Eye Strong Finish in First Innings

Catch live updates and live cricket score from the second T20I between Australia and Pakistan at Canberra.

Australia vs Pakistan, Live Cricket Score, Second T20I at Canberra: PAK Eye Strong Finish in First Innings

Catch live updates and live cricket score from the second T20I between Australia and Pakistan at Canberra.

Preview: Rain was among the main talking points on Sunday as the first T20I between Australia and Pakistan was abandoned, which left Aaron Finch mightily displeased.

Australia came into the series after a convincing series win against Sri Lanka, the same side against whom Pakistan struggled leading to Sarfaraz Ahmed losing his captaincy.

Finch and Australia would have expected a sterner test, but if the first T20I is any indicator, Pakistan continue to be suffering from poor form. But ruling out a good showing by the side coached by Misbah-ul-Haq would be extremely dangerous.

Australia’s bowlers have been in fine form with Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Pat Cummins, Ashton Agar and Adam Zampa all having found their rhythm and causing more than a few problems for opposition batsmen. And one definitely expect more ruthlessness from them in Canberra.

In Sydney, Pakistan were restricted to just 107 for five in a reduced 15 overs, after which Finch showed plundered the Pakistan bowling attack in the 19 deliveries that were possible, leaving David Warner as a spectator at the other end.

Warner too has been in good form and scored 217 in three innings without losing his wicket against Sri Lanka. They are followed by the likes of Steve Smith and Alex Carey, both of whom can cause quite a bit of damage.

The worry however for Australia will be filling the big boots of Glenn Maxwell after he decided to take an indefinite break.

On the other hand Pakistan, came into the series as the world's leading team in the short format, have to pull up their socks if they want to cause any sort of concern to the hosts.

New skipper Babar Azam led from the front with the bat in Sydney with an unbeaten half-century, but will require the likes of Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Imad Wasim and Asif Ali to contribute more to the cause.

Like the batting, Pakistan’s bowling unit also needs to make their presence felt, especially the big reputations like Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Irfan.

One expects Australia to continue with their ruthless methods, but Pakistan need a change in fortune and Misbah and Babar Azam will hope they can turn corner in Canberra.



Team Rankings

RankTeamPointsRating
1 New Zealand 3198 118
2 Australia 3028 116
3 India 3085 114
4 England 4326 106
5 South Africa 2499 96
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RankTeamPointsRating
1 England 5405 123
2 India 6102 117
3 New Zealand 3716 116
4 Australia 4344 111
5 South Africa 3345 108
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RankTeamPointsRating
1 England 6877 275
2 Australia 6800 272
3 India 10186 268
4 Pakistan 7516 259
5 South Africa 5047 252
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