• Over 1 - Aus 8/2 (Finch 0)

    Four, Warner hits the first ball for four, both innings start with a boundary. WICKET! Bowled him, Warner is out and a big wicket for Pakistan. Watson comes in and he drills it through long-on for four. WICKET! Babar strikes again, Watson is caught behind, big over for Pakistan. Babar is playing instead of Junaid Khan and he makes his mark.


    Pakistan 191 for 5

    Pakistan lose a couple of wickets early on, but the Akmal brothers, Umar and Kamran gave Pakistan a strong platform. Afridi provided the blows at the end and Umar scored 94. Pakistan end on 191 for 5 after 20 overs on a good pitch.

  • Over 20 - Pak 191/5 (Malik 6, Afridi 20)

    WICKET! Umar Akmal goes out on 94, Starc gets a wicket. Afridi on strike and he hits the next ball for four. A single and Shoaib Malik gets off the mark with a boundary, he hits it through third man. A couple of runs to end the innings, Pakistan 191 for 5 after 20 overs.


    Over 19 - Pak 185/4 (U Akmal 94, Afridi 15)

    Bollinger to bowl his last over. A quick over from him, 5 runs from it. One over to go.


    Over 18 - Pak 180/4 (U Akmal 89, Afridi 15)

    Starc bowls a low full toss and Umar slams it over extra cover for four. A couple of singles and then Hodge drops Afridi on the edge of the circle. Six, Umar Akmal slams another one over midwicket for a six, 13 runs from the over.


    Over 17 - Pak 162/4 (U Akmal 77, Afridi 14)

    Afridi is the new man in, he inside edge the first ball for a couple of runs. Afridi hits the next ball over midwicket for a big six, Watson is expensive today and a couple of singles and Afridi hits the last ball for four.

  • Over 16 - Pak 148/4 (U Akmal 76, Afridi 1)

    Four, Umar Akmal hits the full ball on the leg side for four. Three singles and then WICKET! Maqsood is bowled and Coulter-Nile strikes for Australia. Pakistan 148 for 4.


    Over 15 - Pak 140/3 (U Akmal 70, Maqsood 4)

    Four, Bollinger comes into the attack and Umar Akmal hits the first ball to the fine leg boundary, flicks it away with ease. Five singles from the rest of the over, Pakistan moving at over 9 runs per over.


    Over 14 - Pak 131/3 (U Akmal 63, Maqsood 2)

    Hogg bowls it outside off, Maqsood goes for the slog and misses it, the ball rolls away fine, to the third man boundary. Four singles from the over and four byes, 8 in total.

  • Over 13 - Pak 123/3 (U Akmal 61, Maqsood 0)

    A couple of singles to start the over, then Umar hits Coulter-Nile for four more. A single and then WICKET! Australia get a wicket and break a strong partnership. Warner takes a brilliant catch at deep point, good running catch and Kamran falls for 31. Maqsood is the new batsman, Umar takes a couple of runs to end the over, 9 runs from the over.

  • Over 12 - Pak 114/2 (U Akmal 53, K Akmal 30)

    Six, Umar Akmal hits Finch over midwicket for a six, the part timer being attacked. Four more, terrific batting from the younger Akmal, hits it between short point and third man for four more. Six, the 50 partnership comes up for Pakistan, a half-tracker that is hit out of the park. 18 runs from the over.


    Over 11 - Pak 96/2 (U Akmal 36, K Akmal 29)

    Hogg starts his third over, Umar takes a single and then Hogg bowls it down the leg and it goes for five wides, no chance for the keeper to stop. Four, Hogg bowls the googly, Kamran hits it wide of cover for four. A couple of singles to end the over.


    Over 10 - Pak 83/2 (U Akmal 34, K Akmal 24)

    Three singles from the first three balls, Watson starts his third over. A no ball from Watson and Kamran is dropped again, poor cricket all around and Pakistan get a free hit. Six, full toss and free hit, Kamran clears the ropes. Pakistan get 83 from the first 10.


    Over 9 - Pak 71/2 (U Akmal 25, K Akmal 20)

    A single to start the over, Kamran then hits a boundary through deep square leg, a good sweep shot. Four more, Warner misfields and Kamran picks up four more. A couple of singles and then Kamran ends the over with a couple of runs through point.

  • Over 8 - Pak 56/2 (U Akmal 23, K Akmal 9)

    Coulter-Nile bowls the first one down leg and the keeper can't stop the wide either, two extra runs. Four, Umar hits the length ball outside off through the midwicket boundary, four more runs. Umar cuts it away through cover for a single, Pakistan reach 50. Four more, Umar hits it over the bowler's head for four. Dropped, Umar slogs it and the deep square leg fielder drops it.


    Over 7 - Pak 42/2 (U Akmal 13, K Akmal 8)

    A couple of dots and then a single through long leg for Kamran. Four, Umar comes down the pitch to Watson and hits it to the left of short cover for four. Pakistan moving at 6 per over.


    Over 6 - Pak 36/2 (U Akmal 8, K Akmal 7)

    Coulter-Nile comes into the attack, double bowling change from Bailey. Four, Umar slaps it for four through the leg side, down the ground, his first boundary.

  • Over 5 - Pak 29/2 (U Akmal 4, K Akmal 6)

    First bowling change from Australia, Watson comes into the attack. WICKET! Bowled him, Watson strikes and Hafeez drags it on to his stumps. He was looking to slog it through the leg side but is out. Umar Akmal comes in to join his brother. He gets off the mark with a couple of runs through the leg side.


    Over 4 - Pak 25/1 (Hafeez 13, K Akmal 6)

    Bollinger continues from the other end, Hafeez punches it off the back foot through point for a couple of runs. Four, Hafeez hits this through midwicket for four more. Four again, Bollinger strays on the pads and Hafeez helps himself to another boundary. 11 runs from the over.


    Over 3 - Pak 14/1 (Hafeez 2, K Akmal 6)

    Starc bowls a wide first ball, and then four, Kamran hits it through short point for four, good timing and he finds the gap. Pakistan 14 for 1 after 3 overs.

  • Over 2 - Pak 9/1 (Hafeez 2, K Akmal 2)

    A single to start the Bollinger over, WICKET! Shehzad goes for the pull, is cramped for room and it is hit back to the bowler, Bollinger takes the catch. A couple of runs to Hafeez who is the new batsman.


    Over 1 - Pak 6/0 (Shehzad 5, K Akmal 1)

    Starc starts for Australia, Shehzad carves the first ball through point for four, brilliant shot to start the innings. A single, an inside edge and Shehzad goes off-strike. The umpires have a little chat before sending this upstairs. Big shout for caught behind and Watson goes for the appeal straightaway at first slip, the third umpire sees the replays and says it was a bump ball. A single and Kamran is off the mark. Six from the first over.



    Ahmed Shehzad, Kamran Akmal, Mohammad Hafeez, Umar Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Sohaib Maqsood, Shahid Afridi, Bilawal Bhatti, Umar Gul, Zulfiqar Babar, Saeed Ajmal



    DA Warner, AJ Finch, SR Watson, GJ Maxwell, GJ Bailey, BJ Hodge, BJ Haddin, MA Starc, NM Coulter-Nile, GB Hogg, DE Bollinger



    Australia have won the toss and elected to bowl first.



    Hello and welcome to our over-by-over commentary of Sunday's crucial World Twenty20 Group 2 fixture between Australia and Pakistan at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka.