Car crash in slow motion after Australia humbled in T20


Faheem Ashraf (2-10) also did damage and it was left to Nathan Coulter-Nile (34) to get Australia up to what was their joint-third lowest T20 score of 89 all out. A cameo from Hasan Ali down at the end helped Pakistan reach 155/8 after 20 overs, Ali scored 17 off 8 with two fours and a six. However, a disastrous middle-overs collapse from Pakistan, in which they lost six wickets for 23 runs, gave Australia momentum.

Set a target of 156 after Aaron Finch elected to field in Abu Dhabi, Australia were bowled out in 16.5 overs for their equal third-lowest total in a T20 global.

Agar (19) and Coulter-Nile spared Australia total humiliation, but Shaheen Afridi struck twice as Pakistan put Finch's men out of their misery.

Finch's side were bundled out for 89 in the first Twenty20 global against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi with Sarfraz Ahmed's side reducing them to 22 for six in the sixth over.

"There was no luck there it was pretty embarrassing to be honest", Finch said.

Earlier, Pakistan were lifted by Azam and Mohammad Hafeez (39) as they added 73 for the second wicket in quick time.

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"Opening the batting, it's my responsibility to get us off to a good start and set up the chase there", Finch said. "I think we were a little bit one-dimensional while batting, but that s a learning experience and I would say Pakistan have got a lot of variety in their bowling".

He scored 68 runs from 55 deliveries with the help of five boundaries and a six.

Each of Australia's top four batsmen were bowled and Chris Lynn (14) was the only member of the top six to reach double digits in a 66-run defeat in which Australia posted their equal third-lowest total in a T20 worldwide.

The Australian captain, Aaron Finch, took the responsibility of their tragic defeat as he himself failed to lead the batting line up even against a target of just 155 runs.

For Pakistan, they'll have fewer selection considerations to make ahead of the second T20I at Dubai on Friday if any at all.

Stanlake was at his menacing best, picking up 3-21 from his four overs while short-form specialist Tye used all his variations to perfection to snare 3-24 from four overs.