Pakistan vs. Australia game on 31-Aug > o1-Sep-2012 was an excellent game for Pakistanis. Australia won the toss and elected to bat first was horrible decision for them. Pakistan’s great bowlers did a great job and limit Australia on 248-9. Great Saeed Ajmal gave 32 runs for 4 in 10 overs. I will must say that he is a great bowler for all time in all versions of cricket.
Asad Shafiq dropped an easy catch was not good for Pakistan but bowlers did great job. Junaid Khan took 3 wickets for 52 runs with 5.77 economy rate. Muhammad Hafeez with excellent economy figure, 28 runs in 10 overs and one wicket. Abdul Rehman was little bit expensive in last overs 54 runs with one wicket in 10 overs but good contribution.
In 2nd inning when Pakistan came to bat, A wrong decision by Umpire NJ Llong (England) was reversed in 2nd over when Nasir Jamshed reviewed his wrong LBW out.
Excellent job by Nasir Jamshed 97 runs on 98 bowls. 2nd good job by Azhar Ali 59 runs. No batsman made any mistake when they were playing. I feel that Nasir Jamshed is playing in street cricket and hitting Australian bowlers like a junior bowlers. Although his soft dis-missile was a bad luck. He played very very well and perform like a winning tiger.
Australian captain MJ Clarke applied 8 bowlers including him but none of them was succeeded. I’ve never seen MEK Hussey as bowler before in any international ODI match but no use as usual.
I hope Pakistan will continue this performance in next ODI too and will win this series. Now this series is level 1-1. You can see the details socre card at http://www.espncricinfo.com/pakistan-v-australia-2012/engine/current/match/571146.html