Pak­istan beat Aus­tralia by 66 runs in first T20

The Miracle - - Pakistan/Sports - Source: Dawn.com

$ youth­ful Pak­istan crushed $us­tralia by runs in the first Twenty20 in­ter­na­tional in $bu Dhabi on Wed­nes­day to take a -0 lead in the three-match se­ries. Pak­istan scored - in their 20 overs as Babar $zam struck an un­beaten be­fore Imad Wasim took for 20 to bowl $us­tralia out for in . overs — their joint-third low­est to­tal in all T20 In­ter­na­tion­als. Pace­man Fa­heem $shraf and Sha­heen $fridi both took two wick­ets apiece for Pak­istan. Fast bowlers Billy Stan­lake ( -2 ) and $ndrew Tye ( -2 ) were the main wick­et­tak­ers for $us­tralia. $us­tralia left out pace­man Mitchell Starc and off-spin­ner Nathan Lyon and in­cluded leg-spin­ner $dam ampa in their ;I. Pak­istan were with­out se­nior bats­man Shoaib Ma­lik who joined the team late as he was with his wife, In­dian ten­nis star Sa­nia Mirza, for the birth of their first child. The sec­ond and third matches will be played in Dubai on Fri­day and Sun­day, re­spec­tively.

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