Pakistan vs Australia 2nd T20I Live Cricket Streaming: Pakistan will head into the 2nd T20I as the favourites after crushing Australia by 65 runs in the opening T20I. The Men in Green have been in good form off late in the shortest version of the game. Babar Azam has been in red-hot form and Pakistan would dearly hope he comes good in the second T20I as well.
The win gave Pakistan a 1-0 lead in the three-match series and also their biggest T20 victory over Australia, improving upon the 45-run win they achieved in Harare in July. Only twice have Australia scored fewer runs in a T20 international, making just 79 against England at Southampton in 2005 and 86 in a defeat by India at Dhaka four years ago.
Left-arm spinner Wasim, playing his first match for Pakistan since October last year, bowled both Australian openers, Aaron Finch (nought) and D’Arcy Short (four), in the first over of their innings. Medium pacer Faheem Ashraf, who finished with 2-10, then dismissed Glenn Maxwell (two) and Chris Lynn (14) to further derail the Australians.
Ben McDermott was run out without scoring before Wasim came back into the attack to dismiss Alex Carey for one, leaving Australia in tatters at 22/6. Only a fighting knock of 34 from Nathan Coulter-Nile, the last man out, ensured Australia didn’t succumb to their lowest T20 total.
Paceman Shaheen Shah Afridi finished with 2/23 while Hasan Ali and Shadab Khan took a wicket each. Earlier, Pakistan were lifted by Azam and Mohammad Hafeez (39) as they added 73 for the second wicket in quick time.
What they said:
Sarfraz Ahmed: “All the training that I did has paid off. I want to carry this form.”
Aaron Finch: “They [Pakistan] have a very good bowling attack and it’s up to us to raise our game.”
Here’s everything you need to know about the 1st T20I between Pakistan and Australia:
What time will the 2nd T20I between Pakistan and Australia start?
The 2nd T20I between Pakistan and Australia will start at 9:30 PM. The toss will take place at 9:00 PM.
Where will the 2nd T20I between Pakistan and Australia be played?
The 2nd T20I between Pakistan and Australia will take place on Friday (October 26) at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
Which TV channels will broadcast the live coverage of 2nd T20I between Pakistan and Australia?
The 2nd T20I between Pakistan and Australia will be broadcasted live on Sony Sports network (Sony Six, Sony Six HD, SonyLiv) in India.
How to watch the free live online streaming of 2nd T20I between Pakistan and Australia?
The free live online streaming of 2nd T20I between Pakistan and Australia will be available on Sony Liv and Jio TV.
What are the predicted XI of 2nd T20I between Pakistan and Australia?
Australia: Aaron Finch (C), Mitch Marsh, Alex Carey (wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Chris Lynn, Nathan Lyon, Glenn Maxwell, D’arcy Short, Billy Stanlake, Andrew Tye and Adam Zampa.
Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed (C/wk), Fakhar Zaman, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Asif Ali, Hassan Ali, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shadab Khan, Shoaib Malik, Usman Khan Shinwari and Imad Wasim,
Australia (From): D Arcy Short, Aaron Finch (C), Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, Ben McDermott, Alex Carey (wk), Ashton Agar, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Andrew Tye, Billy Stanlake, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Peter Siddle
Pakistan (From): Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Hussain Talat, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk/C), Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Waqas Maqsood, Usman Khan, Sahibzada Farhan