Pakistan made balance by winning 2nd ODI against Australia at Melbourne

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 | 0

Pakistan is currently travelling Australia where they almost faced a terrible defeat in Test series. They were whitewashed by the Aussie in Test by 3 – 0. However, they are visiting Australia for not only Test but also they are scheduled to play a ODI series as well which consists of five matches. They started their ODI series in 13th January, 2017 where Australia beat Pakistan in their inaugural ODI at the Gabba, Brisbane by 92 runs. So, they went one step ahead of Pakistan by the victory. But, yesterday, they played their second ODI which was staged in Melbourne. Australia won the toss and decided to bat first. However, at their home ground, Australia knew well their ground nature but they did not work. Due to Pakistani bowlers destroying spell, they fallen into batting accidents and getting all out with 220 runs by playing 48.2 overs.

Pakistan made balance by winning 2nd ODI against Australia at Melbourne

Australia started to bat at Melbourne where Khawaja and Warner were the two openers. But, unfortunately, Warner missed his part and got out so early by scoring just 16 runs. later, Khawaja also took wrong steps and gave catch to Sharjeel Khan. In the following next ball, Marsh was out with his zero run. But, their skipper Smith played strongly and scored highest 60 runs for the team. At last, they made a poor score 220 runs by left none wickets. Basically, Pakistani bowlers did their job very well where Mohammad Amir was their leading wicket taker. He took three wickets. Beside him, Junaid Khan and Imad Wasim took two wickets each.

220 runs is regarded as the poor score nowadays which used to easy to chase. But for the Green Shirts, they are always regarded as the most unpredictable team where they have the ability to win some matches which seems to be the impossible. Like this, they can also lose the easy match. So, 220 runs was not so poor for Pakistan where their opponent was Australia which is considered the most balanced team and proved best in all three cases like batting, bowling and fielding.

However, Pakistan started the match pretty well and since the beginning of the match, they dominated their opponent bowlers. Finally, they reached the given target by losing four wickets.

Through this victory, Pakistan finally made balance in the ongoing ODI series against Australia by 1 – 1. They have still three more ODI matches ahead where their next match will start in 19th January, 2017 at Perth.

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This is Toqui Tahmid a webmaster and sports reporter at Tsmplug



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