Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SPD Smith
SPD Smith
80(51) 11x4 - 1x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 20 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
4 13 5 8 14 14 16 6
Iftikhar Ahmed
62(34) 5x4 - 3x6
Control %79%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 15 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
8 2 7 0 13 13 8 11

Best performances - Bowlers

AC Agar
AC Agar
O4
M0
R23
W2
Eco5.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
PJ Cummins
PJ Cummins
O4
M0
R19
W1
Eco4.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Scorer: @Thilak_Rama | Commentator: Alex Malcolm

That's it from Canberra. Smith too good and Australia go 1-0 up. Both sides head to Perth for the final match of the series on Friday at Perth Stadium. On behalf of our team, hope you can join us then.

Presentation Babar Azam: "We are disappointed. Steve Smith took the match away. He played a magnificent innings. It's very difficult when we lose early wickets. We have to gain the momentum again. Credit goes to Iftikhar the way he played. It's a good knock."

Aaron Finch: "I thought we were pretty good all day. The way we kept taking wickets throughout the innings was really important because we know how damaging Pakistan can be in the powerplay or at the end so to get wickets consistently I think was the key to the day. We've got guys like Steve, who does what he does better than anyone else in the world."

Steve Smith is the Player of the Match: "It was nice to be there at the end and get the boys home. I thought the bowlers set it up early. It was probably a 170 wicket I reckon at least. They bowled beautifully. Then it was just about timing the run and fortunately I was able to do that tonight."

Australia win by seven wickets with nine balls to spare. That was a clinic from Steve Smith. That's why he's in this team. Nervy chases when they lose early wickets are his bread and butter. He took control and picked Pakistan apart. He didn't get much help but he didn't need it. Pakistan lost this with the bat in reality as 150 was nowhere near enough. Amir and Irfan caused some trouble early getting Warner and Finch but they couldn't stop Smith.

Tridib: "I am almost certain Steve Smith isn't human."

Hamza: "My God, Smith has been unstoppable this year, what has he been eating? The difference between the two teams today was Smith and Smith alone or else Pakistan could have defended this target "

ed: "Chris Martin will be ok so long as Steve Smith is at the other end"

18.3
1
Mohammad Amir to Turner, 1 run, 139kph, full wide of off, he square drives and a misfield at backward point allows the winning run
18.2
1
Mohammad Amir to Smith, 1 run, full on leg stump, he whips this powerfully behind square to the sweeper
18.2
1w
Mohammad Amir to Smith, 1 wide, bouncer that it way too high and this is called. Correct call this time
18.1
0
Mohammad Amir to Smith, no run, 141kph, fired down the leg side and not called wide. Smith was bemused. He did step across a touch but not much

END OF OVER:
18 | 12 Runs | AUS: 148/3 (3 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 8.22, RRR: 1.50)

  • Steven Smith79 (49b)
  • Ashton Turner7 (14b)
  • Wahab Riaz3-0-33-0
  • Mohammad Amir3-0-29-1

DaMan: "This shows the value of guys like Root, Williamson and Smith in T20 where sometimes you don't need constant six hitters to win the game, someone who knows how to pace an innings. Not including Kohli because no one ever questions his place in a team, ever ;)"

17.6
1
Wahab Riaz to Smith, 1 run, 113kph, slower ball, outside off, he punches off the back foot to cover
17.5
4
Wahab Riaz to Smith, FOUR runs, thumped over mid off! Contemptuous shot. Length outside off, he set his base and smashed it up and over mid off.

Australia 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
30AJ FinchDA Warner
18AJ FinchSPD Smith
58SPD SmithBR McDermott
45SPD SmithAJ Turner