Published On: Sun, Jan 15th, 2017

Pakistan wins 1st record breaking ODI in 12 years on Australian soil

pakistan first win in australia in 12 years

Melbourne: Pakistan scored first One Day International win in 12 years on Australian ground. The Pakistan team did their best under the captaincy of stand-in captain Mohammad Hafeez as team won by six wickets in the second ODI of five-match series on Sunday.

Green Shirts back in action after 12 years of consecutive defeats, the credit might goes to the stand-in Captain Mohammad Hafeez in place of Azhar Ali who miss the match for his injury in the last match.

The win was also the Pakistan’s first ODI victory at the Melbourne Cricket Ground since 1985 as well as the match levels the five-match series by 1-1.

Australian Captain Steve Smith won the toss and chose to bat first on flat looking Melbourne Cricket Ground pitch to set a huge target for rival team Pakistan. Although the batting line-up of Australia can beat the bowlers but a great strategy of attack by Captain, empower the Pakistani bowling line-up.

All batsman of Australian playing eleven backed to pavilion just after a not huge total of 220. Pakistan’s World class bowlers Mohammad Amir took 3 wickets; Junaid Khan and Imad Wasim get two wickets each.

Pakistani openers have given a very good start that encouraged the other batsmen. Captain Mohammad Hafeez played an impressive knock and scored 72 runs, Babar Azam way back to pavilion after scoring 34 runs while Shoaib Malik played a very intelligent inning with Umer Akmal and successfully chase the target of 221 by six wickets.

Australian Bowlers James Faulkner and Mitchell Starc knock out two Pakistani players each.

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