Pakistan, Australia in 2nd T20 today
07 September, 2012
After triumph in the ODI series, Australians were known to be the favorites but this is not the case when these two teams meet in Dubai for the 2nd T20I.
However, after winning the 1st T20, Pakistan has managed to gain the momentum itneed to wrap up this series to go in World Cup with some confidence.
It came into the series with some new faces for T20s and some comebacks of the senior players. Imran Nazir making a comeback after the very long time should feel comfortable with his comeback inning though he didn't get some quick runs but got the start and that was enough for Pakistan to chase a mini-target.
Abdul Razzaq was surprisingly not utilized by the captain. He didn't bowl a single ball when Pakistan was on field, while his services were not required in batting. Raza Hassan was superb on his debut, while Gul looked to have found form by making a good comeback to the side. Saeed Ajmal, as ever, was Brilliant to deliver the wrong ones.
For Australians it must have been a defeat, which they would have been ashamed of. Their batsmen totally failed to read Ajmal's magic balls. They were not been able to read any Pakistani bowler. Too much was expected from the comeback of Watson but he got out early and after that Australians didn't seem to be staying at the wicket.