May 7, 2009

Pakistan vs Australia second Twenty20 match in Dubai on May 7, 2009

The Only T20I between Pakistan and Australia is going to take place on May 7, 2009 at Dubai Sports City Cricket Stadium. It is the second Twenty20 formatted match. After Twenty20 World cup they did not meet each other. It was the group match of them. That time, Pakistan won by 6 wickets at Johannesburg on Sep 18, 2007.


I mentioned that this is the second Twenty20 match between the Twenty20 Championship runner-up and One-day international champions. The first match was very competitive and Pakistan could reach to the target just remaining 5 balls. But in the ICC World Twenty20, 2009 Pakistan have no match in the group round matches because both the teams are in different groups. If they could be qualified for the super eight round then it would be possible but there is also some conditions too.


In the first Twenty20 match, Pakistan won by 6 wickets. Pakistan and Australia bout fought well. SR Clark and Sohail Tanvir picked up 3 wickets each. Shoaib Malik and Misbah-ul-Haq sacked half-centuries each on the sided of Pakistan but none from Australia.


In the next match, Australia side will come to ground without three star players, Captain Rickey Ponting, AC Gilchrist and ML Hayden and Pakistan side will loose Imran Nazir and Mohammad Hafeez.