Australian cricket team faces worst setback after T20 match tie against Pakistan: Report
SYDNEY - Australian cricket team faces worst setback after T20 match tie against Pakistan, media report has revealed.
Wet Sydney weather denied Australia the chance to assume the mantle of number one ranked T20 team after their first encounter with Pakistan ended in a no result. ADVERTISEMENT
The Aussies currently sit third in the rankings, but a 3-0 series whitewash over current top team Pakistan would’ve jettisoned Australia into top spot – providing New Zealand inflicted a few bruises on England in their respective series link .
Pakistan were put in to bat after their counterparts won the toss, and new captain Babar Azam set the standard with five fours and two sixes in his thunderous 59 not out link.
Partners came and went in quick succession at the other end, however, with wicketkeeper-batsmen Mohammad Rizwan the only man to offer significant resistance with his near run-a-ball innings of 31.
Mitchell Starc and Kane Richardson took two wickets apiece as the truncated innings finally concluded with Pakistan 107/5, with Australia set a revised target of 119 from their 15 overs.