Australia humiliated in Abu Dhabi as Pakistan bowl them out for 89 to win by 66 runs in T20 series opener
- Australia made a woeful start to their T20 series against Pakistan on Wednesday
- Chasing 156 to win, the Aussies were all out for 89 after 16.5 overs in Abu Dhabi
- Aaron Finch got a duck as Australia posted their fourth-lowest T20I total ever
Australia slumped to a humiliating loss to Pakistan after being bowled out for 89 in their opening T20 game.
Pakistan won by 66 runs at the Abu Dhabi Cricket Ground in the UAE on Wednesday with just three Australian batsmen reaching double figures.
Australia were set 156 to win but were out in 16.5 overs for their fourth-lowest total in a T20 international.
Aaron Finch was one of many Australia batsmen who under-performed against Pakistan
Nathan Coulter-Nile (34) and Ashton Agar (19) saved Australia from what threatened to be a record T20 loss while Chris Lynn (14) was the only member of Australia’s top order to reach double digits.
In the first six overs, Pakistan took six wickets and conceded just 26 runs with captain Aaron Finch walking for a three-ball duck.
Imad Wasim took three for 20 and Faheem Ashraf two for 10 to back up the batsmen and never leave Pakistan in danger.
Having been put into bat by Finch, Pakistan passed 100 and in doing so lost just Fakhar Zaman for 14.
Babar Azam’s unbeaten 68 and Mohammad Hafeez’s 39 put them in control, despite hitting just four sixes in their entire innings.
Billy Stanlake (three for 21) was the pick of the Australian bowlers before their batting collapse.
Imad Wasim took three wickets for 20 as Pakistan thrashed Australia by 66 runs in Abu Dhabi
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