Abu Dhabi (October 24, 2018): With the help of Babar Azam brilliant 68 runs innings Pakistan set a relatively better target of 156 runs for Kangaroos in the first T20 of three-match series in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Abu Dhabi.
On one stage of the innings, Pakistan were eyeing on nearly 200 when Muhammad Hafeez and Babar were on the crease.
They accumulated 73 runs for the second wicket, however after the departure of the Hafeez three quick wickets put Pakistan on the back foot.Babar innings of 68 envisaged with five fours and one six, Hafeez made 39 with the help of two fours and two sixes.
Australian bowlers B Stanlake and AJ Tye grabbed thee each.
Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Hussain Talat, Sarfraz Ahmed (capt, wk), Mohammad Hafeez, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi
Australia: Aaron Finch (capt), D’Arcy Short, Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, Ben McDermott, Alex Carey (wk), Ashton Agar, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa, Billy Stanlake.