Battle for ICC T20I top spots as Australia face off Pakistan

Top order sizzles as Australia continue domination - Cricbuzz

Inside the Powerplay, Australia's top order had been dismantled with the top four batsmen bowled, Ben McDermott run out for a duck and Alex Carey caught behind.

Finch's side were bundled out for 89 in the first Twenty20 global against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi with Sarfraz Ahmed's side reducing them to 22 for six in the sixth over.

Pakistan won the first T20I of the series against Australia, in so doing ensuring that they will retain their status as No 1 T20I nation in world cricket, even if they go on to lose the series. Beth Mooney, who donned the role of a finisher in the ODI series, opened alongside Alyssa Healy and helped Australia get off to a flying start.

Only a rearguard action led by tailender Nathan Coulter-Nile (34) saved Australia from what had threatened to be a record T20 loss.

Set a gettable target of 156 in Abu Dhabi, the tourists lost six wickets in what Finch described as a "horrific" powerplay on the way to being skittled for 89.




"It was like a vehicle crash in slow motion".

Man of the match Imad also accounted for D'Arcy Short and Alex Carey, finishing with 3-20 in his first national outing in nearly a year. "When you get out in the first over and don't get the start needed, that's not good enough". Including Hafeez's dismissal, Australia had hit back by picking up seven wickets for the addition of just 28 runs. Our fielding was slightly sloppy, then the batting was very bad. After his 68 and Mohammad Hafeez's 30-ball 39, the next six batsmen combined to score 12 runs, Asif Ali, skipper Sarfraz Ahmed and Faheem Ashraf would have to present a better outing against the likes of Stanlake, Tye and Adam Zampa. Faheem Ashraf (2/10) and Shaheen Afridi (2/23) shared four wickets between them.

Finch also told that their performance in the first T20I was so poor that they should now consider a change in the squad for the second match.

The Men in Yellow did well to restrict Pakistan to a score of 155 runs with Billy Stanlake and Andrew Tye managing to pick six wickets between them.

The second and third T20 internationals will be played in Dubai on Friday and Sunday.

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