Greatest Catch Of All Time In Cricket History By Daniel Christian Vs Pakistan
best catch by daniel christian
Pakistan Vs Australia 2nd T20 2012 Dubai
Pakistan won by 2 wickets (By Super Over)
The news from the 2nd T20 match between Pakistan vs Australia, which will be played in Dubai on September 7, 2012 is that, Pakistan player Shahid Afridi has injured his thumb and is likely to miss the match.
Australia has tonight lost the second T20 against Pakistan by six wickets after the result went down to the wire, finishing with a dramatic super over to decide the final result, handing the hosts the T20 title in the process with a 2-0 lead in the three game series.
Batting first, Pakistan made 4-151 before Australia matched the total for the loss of eight wickets, leaving it to super over to decide the result. Australia made 1-11 in their single over, before Pakistan chased down the target off the final delivery.
Pakistan recovered from the early loss of opening batsman Imran Nazir for naught to post a 76 run partnership for the second wicket between Skipper Mohammad Hafeez and Nasir Jamshed, the duo making matching 45s. Kamran Akmal came in at no.4 and continued from where he had left off in the first T20 by smashing an unbeaten 43 from 26 balls courtesy 6 boundaries.
Pat Cummins, Mitch Starc, Shane Watson and Dan Christian all took one wicket each for Australia. Veteran Brad Hogg, who had been called up to the side in place of Xavier Doherty, was taken for some runs, conceding 38 from his 4 overs. Starc was the pick of the bowlers, taking 1-17 in his 4 overs.
Australia got their first decent opening partnership of the tour as Shane Watson made 33 and David Warner chipped in with 31 to set up an exciting chase. Both men fell to the guile of Saeed Ajmal, who was again almost impossible to score off, conceding just 20 runs from his 4 overs.
Birthday boy George Bailey played a captain’s hand, making a crucial 42 from 27 balls to keep Australia in the hunt, but got little support from the rest of the lower-middle order as Australia lost wickets in clumps once again.
With 7 runs required to win off the last 2 balls, Pat Cummins smashed veteran Abdul Razzaq for a 6 over midwicket to leave the scores level, however, the youngster fell on the final ball of the match trying to go for glory, when a single would have won Australia the game.
The Super Over pitted Watson and Warner against Umar Gul, who conceded 11 runs, taking the wicket of Warner on the 5th ball of the over. Surprsingly, Australia gave their Super Over to Cummins, who had conceded 37 runs in his 4 overs earlier in the day. Umar Akmal and Abdur Razzaq were the chosen duo for Pakistan. The equation came down to 2 runs to win from the final ball when Cummins bowled a wide, before conceding a single on his third attempt at ending the game.