Pak vs Aus: 149/1 off 23 over

Pak vs Aus: 149/1 off 23 over

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First breakthrough for Pakistan in the match. A catch was offered by Aaron Finch. Pakistan players will be relieved. Amir serves a length delivery on middle, probably a slower one. Finch tries powering it across the line but is early into his shot. He ends up ballooning it in the air at extra cover. Hafeez gets underneath it, keeps his eyes on the ball and grabs it safely. The 146-run stand is broken.

Warner and Finch were off to a positive start against Pakistan. Pakistan brought in an extra paceman in Shaheen Shah Afridi and dropped leg-spinner Shadeeb Khan in the only change to the side while Australia made two changes to the side.

There is assistance on offer, the pitch has a green tinge, but the Pakistan bowlers have not found their rhythm so far. They are either too short, or a drifting down the leg side, Australia unscathed and looking to see through this phase.

The conditions are favouring the bowlers, but so far, the Pakistan bowlers have not been able to build pressure or create enough chances. Shaheen is too short and he is pumped. This a good start for Australia.

David Warner gets off the mark with a nice short-arm pull shot to the right of the fine leg fielder. Shaheen Afridi just strayed down the leg side and Warner did not need a second invitation, he latched on to it in a flash.

With a win in this match, Australia can manage to remain in the top-four on the points table. On the other hand, Pakistan who shared a point with Sri Lanka after Bristol tie was abandoned due to rain on Friday hope rain will not interrupt today’s game.