The last and deciding match of the three ODI series between Pakistan and Australia is being played in Lahore. On the very first ball of the match, Shaheen Afridi drew the first blood for his team as he dismissed Travis Head. Afridi made this Australian batsman his victim on the dangerous yorker. Earlier in the game, Pakistan won the toss and decided to bowl first in this decider.
The three-match series is currently tied at 1-1. Shaheen Afridi bowled a yorker in the first ball of the match. Swinging in the air, this ball went straight and hit the off-stump. Travis Head did not expect Shaheen to open the over with a yorker. The Australian skipper, Aaron Finch, standing at the non-striker’s end, was also surprised to see this ball.
Here is the video of the wicket on the first ball by Shaheen Afridi:
Doing what he does best- @iShaheenAfridi strikes on the very first delivery! #BoysReadyHain l #PAKvAUS pic.twitter.com/HwZKoW8rAO
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) April 2, 2022
After the early dismissal, Haris Rauf got the second success for Pakistan in the very next over. He showed the way to the pavilion by dismissing Aaron Finch LBW. Like Travis Head, Finch too could not open his account.
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Haris Rauf then sent Australia on the back foot by dismissing Marnus Labuschagne for a personal score of 4 in the first ball of the 6th over. Till the writing of the news, Australia has scored 14 runs in 7 overs for the loss of three wickets. Marcus Stoinis is present at the crease along with Ben McDermott, the century of the last match.
Pakistan (Playing XI): Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Asif Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Zahid Mahmood
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Australia (Playing XI): Travis Head, Aaron Finch (c), Ben McDermott, Marnus Labuschagne, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk), Cameron Green, Sean Abbott, Nathan Ellis, Adam Zampa, Jason Behrendorff