Super overs: Pakistan edge out Australia in second Twenty20

Published: September 7, 2012
Umar Akmal plays a shot during the super over of the second Twenty20 international cricket match against Australia in Dubai. PHOTO: REUTERS

Umar Akmal plays a shot during the super over of the second Twenty20 international cricket match against Australia in Dubai. PHOTO: REUTERS

Umar Akmal plays a shot during the super over of the second Twenty20 international cricket match against Australia in Dubai. PHOTO: REUTERS Kamran Akmal (R) and Abdul Razzaq (L) celebrate their victory in the second Twenty20 international cricket match against Australia in Dubai. PHOTO: REUTERS Pakistani captain Mohammad Hafeez plays a shot during the second Twenty20 international cricket match between Pakistan and Australia at the Dubai international cricket stadium on September 7, 2012. PHOTO: AFP "Our win will help us in the World Twenty20, we need to carry the winning momentum on into the World Twenty20,”says Hafeez. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

DUBAI: After Australia managed to score as many runs as Pakistan did in the second Twenty20 in Dubai on Friday, the Greenshirts prevailed in the super over to win the match.

Australian captain George Bailey had helped his side recover after a openers David Warner and Shane Watson had put Australia in a promising position.

However, Saeed Ajmal hit back for Pakistan taking two crucial wickets.  Abdul Razzaq (one over, two for nine), Umar Gul (four overs, one for 32) and Sohail Tanveer (four overs, one for 30)  chipped in as Australia scored 151 for eight.

With the scores tied the match went to super overs.

Australia sent out Warner and Watson to face Gul in their over as they managed to post 11 runs on the board.

Pakistan sent out Umar Akmal and Abdul Razzaq to face Pat Cummins.

Cummins bowled a wide on the penultimate ball before Akmal pushed the ball to cover and set off, getting in just before the return from the fielder came in.

Pakistan made 151-4 against Australia in the second Twenty20 international played at Dubai Stadium here on Friday.

Pakistan, leading the three-match series 1-0, owed their total to 45 each by Mohammad Hafeez and Nasir Jamshed before Kamran Akmal hit a rapid 26-ball 43.

The Australia team though made three changes from the Sharjah opener as they brought in all-rounder Daniel Christian, spinner Brad Hogg and debutant fast bowler Mitchell Starc.

Hilfenhaus, Glenn Maxwell and Xavier Doherty were dropped from the Australian line-up.

Brad Hogg is 41 years and 214 days old and becomes the second oldest player ever to play a T20 international, besides Sanath Jayasuriya of Sri Lanka who was 145 days older than Hogg.

Pakistan team: Mohammad Hafeez (captain), Imran Nazir, Nasir Jamshed, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Kamran Akmal, Abdul Razzaq, Sohail Tanveer, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Raza Hasan.

Australian team: George Bailey (captain), Shane Watson, Pat Cummins, Dan Christian, Mitchell Starc, David Hussey, Michael Hussey, Brad Hogg, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Cameron White.

Umpires: Zameer Haider and Shozab Raza (Pakistan).

Ahsan Raza, the TV umpire and also hails from Pakistan.

Watch a slideshow of images from the match here.

Correction: An earlier version of this report said Abdul Razzaq had bowled four overs in the match. This is incorrect. The error is regretted.

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Reader Comments (39)

  • indiantroll
    Sep 7, 2012 - 11:32PM

    Tanveer and hafeez so far messing things up. Ajmal and this new kid Raza Hasan are both doing brilliantly. NEED WICKETS


  • indiantroll
    Sep 8, 2012 - 12:27AM

    YASIR ARAFAT!Recommend

  • The Flying Object
    Sep 8, 2012 - 1:23AM

    One of the best matches, oh, actually the best of my life time :) Recommend

  • unbiased
    Sep 8, 2012 - 1:26AM

    now i know y v accepted diseased sheep from Australia !! ;)


  • Ash
    Sep 8, 2012 - 1:26AM

    What a match and what a fighting performance by Pakistan.. absolutely thrilled..Once again the magician did it for us! ICC you watching?


  • Haxam
    Sep 8, 2012 - 1:27AM

    Actually Razzak 1 over for 29 runs :)Recommend

  • Pungi
    Sep 8, 2012 - 1:28AM

    Fantastic Match…Proud being Pakistanis..!
    We played like Tigers in the presence of Tiger(Imran Khan in the stadium)

  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Sep 8, 2012 - 1:43AM

    Thank you Pakistan Team. Thank you Afridi, keep resting..


  • Sep 8, 2012 - 1:44AM

    Most memorable day of my life, it was a great game, loved the cricket, who says cricket is not sensational ? :S


  • PTI Mardan
    Sep 8, 2012 - 1:45AM

    Pakistan Zindabad


  • Faisal
    Sep 8, 2012 - 1:45AM

    Yes!!!! Yes!!!! Yes!!!!


  • Tj
    Sep 8, 2012 - 1:52AM

    The best t20 ever!!!


  • Jamal
    Sep 8, 2012 - 1:58AM

    Razzaq bowled just one over and not four!


  • Adnan
    Sep 8, 2012 - 2:01AM

    Brilliant show by Pakistan and a fair result: PAK were the better team and deserved to win.

    They should really have been awarded the match anyway on the basis of fewer wickets lost. Pakistan Zindabad!


  • Blithe
    Sep 8, 2012 - 2:08AM

    Job well done!


  • Nadir
    Sep 8, 2012 - 2:11AM

    This is payback to the west for branding Haqqani network terrorists!


  • imtiazhamid
    Sep 8, 2012 - 2:12AM

    Perhaps, not definitely, the most exciting cricket match I have ever watched. Congratulation to team Pakistan. Amazing no extras during the regular overs. Akmal boys finally redeemed themselves. Great team effort led by Hafeez.


  • Mazen
    Sep 8, 2012 - 2:14AM

    One of the heart and nail breaking finishes I’ve ever seen. Its goos to see Pakistan held their nerves to win this nail-biter. But. Australia played equally well and one should give credit to Australia for putting up a fabulous and unforgettable match. At the end, we can’t ask for more from Pakistani players; they have made the nation proud. Saeed ajmal again showed the world how good a bowler he is and ICC must be repenting itself after seeing such a bombastic performance from the world’s finest spinner going around in the modern cricketing world. Anyways keep up this consistency and put up your hundred percent in the up-coming world T20 cup in Srilanka.Recommend

  • md
    Sep 8, 2012 - 2:16AM

    Abdul Razzaq rox :) PAKISTAN ZINDABAAD:)


  • S
    Sep 8, 2012 - 2:35AM

    MASHALLAH, ALLAH ka bohat bohat karam hoa. ALLAH Ho Akbar


  • Ayub Parvaiz Of Agra , India
    Sep 8, 2012 - 2:45AM

    A Great Win For Pakistan . Pakistan Show The World That They Are The T20 Champion.s . Good Luck Pakistan In Third T20 In Dubai On September 10 , 2012 .


  • Mullah ka bacha
    Sep 8, 2012 - 3:29AM

    we seem to do better without Mr Afridi , who cannot bat to save his life


  • Hassan
    Sep 8, 2012 - 3:56AM

    The second best cricket match i’ve ever seen. The last one was razzak vs south africa. This one is the second best. Damn we just we won a series against the aussies. :P


  • Pakistaniat
    Sep 8, 2012 - 4:30AM

    Wat a thrilling match. The team gave it all. Stayed focused. Razzak redeemed himself. I think he saved his career. T20 world cup here we come!!!!


  • san
    Sep 8, 2012 - 4:48AM

    Epic, sensational, super nervous and what a game of cricket. I never witnessed such high emotional and nervous game of cricket. Congrats to both team. Love you the one in GREEN.


  • Irfan Baloch
    Sep 8, 2012 - 5:37AM

    Such an exciting match and such dull reporting. U need better sports correspondent ET.


  • Irfan Baloch
    Sep 8, 2012 - 5:41AM

    Zinfabad greens I am a Pakistani through u and throughout. ZINDABAD.


  • Pakboy
    Sep 8, 2012 - 8:20AM

    The BEST T20 match ever. Crowd was unbelievably energetic. Simply superb.


  • Nand
    Sep 8, 2012 - 8:43AM

    Good play. Congratulations Pakistan.


  • Raj Kafir
    Sep 8, 2012 - 10:25AM

    The match was not fixed because of my favourite Abdul Razzaq. He has won more matches for Pakistan than Pindi Express. Thanks Pakistan for setting higher bars in competitive cricket.


  • Ahmed
    Sep 8, 2012 - 10:56AM

    Abdul Razaq has been victimized by among by Waqar Younis etc. He is a match winner any day so are Akmal brothers Umar Gul and Ajmal.
    This series also provides with Hafeez ‘s captaincy vs Misbah and results speaks better then personal preferences
    Hafeez is an aggressive player and captain. I am happy that he is getting his due..


  • PaKhtoon
    Sep 8, 2012 - 11:09AM

    Great performance by Green Shirts, much feel the absence of Boom Boom in Super Over —


  • Shahid
    Sep 8, 2012 - 12:10PM

    @Ash: That magician’s poor fielding almost cost us the match too.


  • Haider
    Sep 8, 2012 - 12:11PM

    What a Match! What a Game of Cricket! Cricket at its best..
    Crowd was just awesome ..Good to see Sania Bhabi.


  • Freedom Seeker
    Sep 8, 2012 - 1:07PM

    It was great to see match in between thousands of Pakistanis in Dubai. I enjoyed each and every moment of match but at same time I was very sad. This victory didn’t make me happy as I want to. I was thinking thousands of Pakistanis are here and no body is Shia, Sunni, Balochi, Pathan, Punjabi, Mahjar, Sariaki and Sindhi here. All are Pakistani. Each and every one is enjoying same match. I was cursing those few thousands terrorist who are ruining the joy and lives of 180 million Pakistanis. Pakistani nation is very jolly and open heart people. Even Australians were dancing along with CHACHA along side me. Unfortunately few elements have hijacked the nation for their personal gains on basis of religion, sects, regions, and language. LAST NIGHT I SAW REAL PAKISTAN IN DUBAI. LONG LIVE PAKISTAN AND PAKISTANIS.


  • Australian
    Sep 8, 2012 - 3:23PM

    Whattay match!


  • Rizwann
    Sep 8, 2012 - 3:42PM

    Unbelievable and stunning performance by Pakistani team. Missed the LIVE action last night, just heard in the news of morning and now watched highlights. Ahhhhhh, wht a match they had played
    Bad luck Australia (((
    Cheers to Pakistani champions….love u ♥Recommend

  • antanu g
    Sep 8, 2012 - 5:07PM

    @Freedom Seeker:
    good sentiments…..


  • bharat
    Sep 8, 2012 - 5:45PM

    Pakistan has a great chance to win the World 20/20 cup.

    Pakistan is definitely one of the favourites now


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