Pakistan vs Australia Series Highlights
Pakistan vs Australia 1st Test
The 1st Test between Pakistan and Australia was played between 7th October and 11th October 2018 at Sharjah. Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first.
Pakistan posted a score of 482 in the 1st innings with the help of 2 centuries from Mohammad Hafeez (126) and Haris Sohail (110), and 2 half centuries from Imam-ul-Haq (76) and Asad Shafiq (80).
Peter Siddle was the top team bowler for Australia with 2 wickets for 58 in the 1st innings.
Australia were all out for 202 in their 1st innings and Bilal Asif picked 6 wickets for Pakistan along with Mohammad Abbas who picked 4 for 29.
Usman Khawaja and Aron Finch scored 85 and 62 for Australia in 1st innings.
Pakistan declared their 2nd innings at 181-6 and set a target of 462 runs for Australia.
Australian opener Usman Khawaja once again shined in the Australian innings with a hundred this time around and Aron Finch was out for 49.
After Australia lost 2 wickets for 87 on day 4 the betting odds for a draw were set at 10.00.
These odds had changed from 3.75 when Australia were 80-0.
When Australia reached 136 for the loss of 3 wickets in the 3rd session of day 4 the betting markets for Australia 2nd Innings runs looked like this.
With Usman Khawaja scoring 141 and staying long enough at the crease to be dismissed at team score of 331 and being the 6th man to get out, Australia’s chances of losing the match were low.
Travis Head scored 72 and captain Tim Paine stayed not out on 61 and Australia finished at 362-8 and the match was drawn.
Pakistan vs Australia 2nd Test
Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first in the 2nd Test of the 2-match series.
Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman scored 94 and was the joint highest scorer in the Pakistan 1st innings with Sarfaraz Ahmed who also scored 94. 3 batsmen in the Pakistan middle order were out for 0.
Pakistan finished 282 all out in the 1st innings.
At the end of Day1, Australia had lost 2 wickets for 20 and prior to the start of play on Day2, the #betyourway markets looked like this.
Mohammad Abbas picked 5 wickets and Bilal Asif dismissed 3 Austrlian batsmen and the Australia side was all out for 145 in their 1st innings.
Fakhar Zaman (66) scored another half century in the second innings and so did their number 3 batsman, Azhar Ali (64).
Babar Azam missed his hundred by just 1 runs and Sarfaraz Ahmed scored 81 making it 2 fifties in two innings. Pakistan declared their 2nd innings at 400-9 setting a target of 538 runs for Australia.
Mohammad Abbas picked another fifer in the second innings as well and dismissed 5 batsmen for 62 runs. Yasir Shah picked 3 for 45 and Australia were all out for 164.
Pakistan won the 2nd Test match by 373 runs and the 2-match series 1-0.
Pakistan vs Australia 1st T20I
After losing the Test series to Pakistan, Australia played the 1st T20I of the 3-match series against Pakistan on 24th October 2018.
Australia won the toss and elected to field first. Babar Azam was the top team batsman for Pakistan scoring 68 off 55 balls.
Aj Tye and B Stanlake picked 3 wickets each for Australia and restricted the Pakistan team for 155 runs in 20 overs.
Chasing 156, Australia lost wickets early in the innings and kept losing more wickets with just 3 batsmen scoring double digits.
Australia were all out for 89 runs in 16.5 overs and Pakistan won the 1st T20I by 66 runs.
Pakistan vs Australia 2nd T20I
In the 2nd T20I between Pakistan and Australia that was played at Dubai on 26th October, Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first. Babar Azam was once again the top team batsman with 45 runs from 44 balls. Mohammad Hafeez was the second highest scorer in the innings with 40 runs off 34 balls. Nathan Coulter Nile picked 3 for 18 in his 3 overs.
Pakistan finished 147-6 in 20 overs.
Chasing a target lower than the one in the 1st T20I, Australia lost their top 3 batsmen on the scores of 2, 3, and 7 runs respectively. Maxwell scored a brilliant 52 off 37 with 4 fours and 2 sixes but Australia fell 11 runs short and finished 136-8 in 20 overs.
Pakistan won the 2nd T20I by 11 runs and were ahead 2-0 in the 3-match series.
Pakistan vs Australia 3rd T20I
Winning the toss and electing to bat first, Pakistan got off to a good start as their opening batsmen 7 fours and 4 sixes combined together.
Babar Azam scored 50 off 40 balls with 5 fours and 1 six while Sahibzada Farhan was out for 39 off 38 balls with 2 fours and 3 sixes.
When Pakistan were 15 without loss after 3 overs, the betting odds in the total runs in 1st 6 overs market were –
At the same time the odds for Babar Azam to be Pakistan Top Batsman on Bet365 were 2.62.
After 6 overs, when Pakistan were 54-0, the Under 0.5 selection in the Pakistan Total Wicket 1st Over to 10th Over market had the odds of 1.55.
Pakistan lost their 1st wicket in the 13th over. A Rs.100 bet on the Under 0.5 selection should have returned Rs.300.
Before the 14th over started the Yes selection in the Pakistan 14th Over – Wicket market had the odds of 3.00. Babar Azam was out in the 14th Over and a Rs.100 bet on the Yes selection should have returned Rs.300.
Pakistan finished 150-5 in 20 overs.
Australia continued their weak form in the 3rd consecutive chase against Pakistan and no batsman played more than 24 balls and 21 runs was the highest individual score in the Australia innings.
Australia were all out for 117 in 19.1 overs. Pakistan won the 3rd T20I by 33 runs and won the 3-match series 3-0.