Pakistan beat Australia 2nd ODI Level Series by 1-1.Pakistan team well play and win against Australia in 2nd ODI match in Abu Dhabi. Australia team give 249 runs target but Pakistan team chase in 38 balls remaining and win by 7 wickets.Nasir Jamshed batted across months to deliver Pakistan a series-levelling victory in Abu Dhabi, where the extreme humidity left Australia’s players dripping, and in some cases dropping, by the time the match finally completed at two.27am local time. Despite being confounded by Saeed Ajmal again, Australia’s batsmen posted a reasonable total of 248 for 9, but Jamshed and Azhar Ali helped Pakistan secure a seven-wicket win that meant the series would be decided in the final match.
Jamshed fell short of a century, lobbing a catch to mid-off when they had 97 and Pakistan needed an additional 82 runs, but Azhar and the captain Misbah-ul-Haq ensured Jamshed’s fine work was not wasted. Facing Mitchell Johnson after 2am ought to be a daunting prospect but the humidity appeared to sap Australia’s bowlers of all their energy – at point Mitchell Starc hunched over and left the field exhausted in the work of his over – and Azhar and Misbah could cruise to the target with 38 balls to spare.
Azhar completed unbeaten on 59 and Misbah on 35 and for them as well as the Australians, this match, which started at 6pm on August 31 and ended well in to September one, was a feat of endurance. The outfield was so dewy that the Australians all carried giant towels in the back of their trousers as in the event that they were off to a sauna, but in fact they were already in. The bowlers struggled to grip the wet balls and Michael Clarke was left wondering why on earth they selected to bat first.
Opener Nasir Jamshed hit an aggressive 97 to guide Pakistan to a seven-wicket win over Australia in the second one-day, levelling the three-match series at 1-1 here on Friday.
The 22-year-old left-hander took the assault to the Australian bowlers in the work of his 98-ball innings, hitting 11 boundaries & well-timed sixes to help his team successfully chase a challenging 249-run target in the 43.4 overs at Abu Dhabi Stadium.
Australia had won the first match by wickets in Sharjah on Tuesday.Australia owed their recovery to another left-hander Michael Hussey (61) to post a challenging total despite an impressive performance by Pakistan ace spinner Saeed Ajmal (4-32).The third & final match will be played in Sharjah on Monday.
Pakistan batting, which folded in the first one-day for 198, showed a outstanding improvement as Jamshed & Mohammad Hafeez (23) raced to 66 by the 12th over to set their team on work for a win.Even when Hafeez pulled Dan Christian straight in to the hands of Hussey, Jamshed remained unpurturbed, treating the Australian bowlers with contempt as they pulled Christian for exquisite sixes over mid-wicket.
They brought up his sixth one-day fifty off 58 balls.Warner, who played an uncharacteristically slow knock, along with his first run coming off his 19th delivery, and Clarke (37) slowly progresed the score to 74 before Pakistani spinners Ajmal and Hafeez (1-28) took speedy wickets.
Australia had lost opener Mathew Wade in the second over for seven before David Warner and Michael Clarke added 66 for the second wicket.Hafeez dismissed Clarke while Ajmal accounted for Warner both trapped in front of the wicket. Warner hit boundaries in his 24 which came off 68 balls.Australia upped the pace of their innings when Maxwell hit towering sixes off Rehman in the 40th over, helping them to 31 in the batting power-play. Paceman Junaid Khan took 3-52.