Today was the 2nd ODI of the 3 ODIs to be played between Pakistan and Australia in the UAE. Pakistan started the match today. Pakistan had one of the best opening partnership today. They were in total control of the game for the 1st half of the innings. But the quick dismissals of the opening pairs proved the demise of the Pakistan innings. On the contrary Australia didn’t have a great opening partnership but their runs were consistent and their run rate was above required run rate all the time. Here are the Hits and Flops of the match.

Hits of the Day

1. Sarfraz Ahmed

Sarfraz Ahmed played very well after the defeat of Pakistan in the last ODI. He was the part of the opening partnership and he and his partner played really well. They brought Pakistan to a score where they could challenge Australia. Their opening partnership was of 126 runs. But sadly after they departed the rest batting lineup didn’t do much damage.

2. Ahmed Shehzad

Ahmed Shehzad featured in our Flops list. And now he is in the Hits list. He did some homework. He showed his batting skills today and created hope for Pakistan in achieving a high score and he did his part well in the 1st half of the innings but when he was dismissed there was no good news for Pakistan.

3. Mitchell Johnson

Mitchell Johnson, the fast bowler outperformed the batsmen and picked up 3 wickets. He was the best bowler today. He dismissed the top scorer from Pakistan’s side. In his 10 overs spell he gave away 40 runs and picked up 3 wickets with an economy rate of 4.

4. Glenn Maxwell

Glenn Maxwell brought the stability in the innings and finally took the control in his hands. He scored a marvelous 8th ODI half-century. He and Bailey had a partnership of 85 runs. They made it is easy for Australia.

Flops of the Day                    

1. Misbah-ul-Haq

Misbah-ul-Haq once again featured in our Flops list. This time he was run out. He really missed out and was not able to lead his team’s batting innings. He must buckle up and give all he has in the last ODI.

2. Aaron Finch

Aaron Finch was also who featured again in the Flops list. He must focus on his play and realize his mistakes and work on them. So that he can bring the best of him in the final ODI.

3. Steven Smith

Steven Smith outperformed everyone in the last ODI but today was not his day as he scored only 12 runs. Today luck did not favour him. But he will bring out his best in the final ODI.

4. Raza Hasan

Raza Hasan was the most expensive bowler in the match. He might be the reason Australia finished so early. In just 9 overs he gave away 64 runs at an economy of 7.1 but managed to pick up a single wicket.

    A cricket addict

    Related Posts

    Tottenham Hold Real Madrid To 1-1 Draw

    Madrid, Oct 18 (IANS) Real Madrid's recent problems in front of the goal were once again evident when they were held to a 1-1 draw...
    Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Sharing Trophies, Youngsters, Virat Kohli, Team India, BCCI,

    Generous Mahendra Singh Dhoni Won Hearts for Sharing Post-Series Trophies With Teammates

    Before stepping down from his limited-overs captaincy in January, this year, calm and composed character Mahendra Singh Dhoni has set a unique tradition in...

    Virender Sehwag Apologizes to AB de Villiers After His Prediction Went Wrong

    Former India opener Virender Sehwag hailed Mr. 360 AB de Villiers after the South African swashbuckling batsman smashed a sensational 176 of a mere...
    Daily news round up

    Here’s The Daily Sports Round Up From Around The Globe On 18th October, 2017

    Here is Sportzwiki’s daily news round-up, featuring top sports news from around the world, on 18th October 2017. Here’s all the news from sporting...
    Ranji Trophy 2017-18, Delhi Skipper, Ishant Sharma

    Ishant Sharma Not Thinking of ODI Comeback

    Out of favour Indian fast bowler Ishant Sharma bowled with venom and employed the short ball tactics to perfection during the Ranji Trophy clash...