Cricket-Smith fires Australia to victory over Pakistan in Canberra
CRICKET-T20-AUS-PAK/:Cricket-Smith fires Australia to victory over Pakistan in Canberra The former captain's unbeaten 80 from 51 balls gave Australia a 1-0 lead in their three-match series after the opener was washed out in Sydney on Sunday.
Australia managed to see off Pakistan on the final day with two wickets to spare to complete a memorable and, at times, an unlikely draw . IT' s a draw !
DUBAI – Australians turned their defeat to a draw against Pakistan as Yasir Shah struck late in the first Test in Dubai on Thursday. Shah ended opener Usman Khawaja’ s fighting innings at 141 and then removed Mitchell Starc and Peter Siddle in quick succession to reduce Australia to 333-8, keeping
Pakistan's 16-year-old quick Naseem Shah has given Australia's batsmen plenty to think about with a fiery spell in the drawn pink-ball tour match against Australia A.
Two days after the death of his mother, Naseem delivered a bruising display of fast bowling at Optus Stadium that culminated in the teenager dismissing Marcus Harris (20) with a fearsome bouncer that caught the left-hander's edge.
Boasting an unusual technique and impressive pace, the right-arm quick finished with figures of 1-21 before Australia A captain Alex Carey and Pakistan counterpart Azhar Ali shook hands with half an hour left on Wednesday evening.
Abbott makes dream return as Australia seal series win over Pakistan
Fast bowler Sean Abbott had a dream return to international duties, taking 2-14 and helping Australia secure a comfortable 10-wicket win in the third and final T20.Abbott took 2-14 from four overs in his first Australian appearance in five years. With his last game on November 9, 2014, Abbott’s combination with Mitchell Starc (2-29) and Kane Richardson (3-18) was too much for the visitors keeping them to 8-106 from their 20 overs.
Australia have beaten Pakistan by an innings and 18 runs in a tumultuous end to the Boxing Day Test to wrap up a series win over the tourists. Quick wrap: Starc stars before Warner fires - Продолжительность: 3:27 cricket.com.au 223 569 просмотров.
Australia 's Test hopefuls had no answer to Pakistan ' s disciplined bowling attack on day two at Perth Stadium, with only Cameron Bancroft offering resistance. Watch all 10 Australia A wickets in Perth .
Australia A were 2-91 in their second innings at the conclusion of the three-day match, still 367 runs shy of Pakistan's tally after a dominant display by the tourists.
Usman Khawaja survived to be 37 not out, although it was likely to be of little consequence ahead of Thursday's Test squad announcement.
Sean Abbott admits he 'lost belief' in his Australian return following dream T20 display
Sean Abbott has summed up the emotion he showed in Australia's T20 thrashing of Pakistan in Perth on Friday night. Abbott, who replaced a rested Pat Cummins in the side for the third and final T20 match against Pakistan on Friday night, hadn't worn Australian colours since November 2014.But after years of consistent form for the Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash, Abbott was thrown into Australia's pace attack, and proved an excellent addition to the side who made light work of Pakistan to claim a series sweep of the world's best team in the shortened format.
Australia pulled off a dramatic draw as they survived at the end of day 5 on 362/8 in their long chase of 462 runs in the first Test against Pakistan in Dubai International Stadium. Australia are now on their first Test series since the ban of their iconic players Steve Smith and David Warner due to the
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Left-arm paceman Shaheen Afridi earlier had Test hopeful Joe Burns caught behind on 11, two balls after he was dropped at first slip.
It was another untimely failure for Burns, who was clean-bowled by Imran Khan for a golden duck in the first innings as Australia A crumbled to be all out for 122.
Pakistan declared their second innings at 3-152 after tea, having overall handled the conditions far better than the hosts.
Iftikhar Ahmed, promoted to No.4 for the second dig, finished unbeaten on 79 and opener Shan Masood scored 65 before falling to Travis Head's part-time spin.
Ashes reserve paceman Michael Neser (2-10) was the pick of the bowlers, trapping skipper Azhar Ali lbw and having Haris Sohail caught at gully.
Neither Azhar nor Sohail managed to compile a significant score in either innings but Pakistan will take plenty of confidence from Iftikhar and Masood having followed up on centuries to Babar Azam and Asad Shafiq in the first dig.
National coach Justin Langer and chief selector Trevor Hohns met on Wednesday to pick their 12-man squad for the first Test at the Gabba starting November 21, with none of Australia A's batsmen having made an irresistible case for selection.
Babar Azam's Test moment arrives: Azhar .
Pakistan captain Azhar Ali says fellow batting talent Babar Azam is ready to translate his short-form dominance to the Test arena this summer in Australia.Teenager Naseem Shah is set to become the youngest to play a Test against Australia when the sides meet at the Gabba from Thursday in the first of a two-match series.