Pakistan win cricket

Pakistan beat Australia in the opening match of the one day series at Dubai Sports City

Pakistan cricket fans were celebrating last night as their team romped home to a four wicket victory in the first of five matches at Dubai Sports City's cricket stadium.

We wouldn't want to insult you with our lack of in depth sporting knowledge, so we'll just go with the results...

Shaun Marsh run out (Jamshed) 16
Brad Haddin c Younis Khan b Shahid Afridi 40
Shane Watson b Shahid Afridi 40
Michael Clarke c Kamran Akmal b Saeed Ajmal 4
Andrew Symonds c Kamran Akmal b Shahid Afridi 2
Callum Ferguson c Misbah-ul-Haq b Shahid Afridi 2
James Hopes not out 48
Nathan Hauritz b Saeed Ajmal 1
Nathan Bracken b Shahid Afridi 1
Stuart Clark b Shahid Afridi 2
Ben Hilfenhaus b Umar Gul 4
Extras: (2lb, 6w) 8
TOTAL: (all out) 168
Overs: 38.5

Fall of wickets: 1-41, 2-95, 3-100, 4-107, 5-108, 6-109, 7-110, 8-118, 9-122.

Bowling: Umar Gul 9.5-0-48-1 (1w), Shoaib Akhtar 6-0-35-0 (2w), Rao Iftikhar Anjum 2-0-18-0, Shahid Afridi 10-0-38-6 (3w), Saeed Ajmal 10-1-19-2, Shoaib Malik 1-0-9-0.

Salman Butt lbw b Hilfenhaus 5
Kamran Akmal c Haddin b Clark 48
Younis Khan c Bracken b Hopes 11
Shoaib Malik c Haddin b Hopes 24
Misbah-ul-Haq not out 30
Shahid Afridi c Bracken b Hilfenhaus 24
Nasir Jamshed b Symonds 9
Umar Gul not out 8
Extras: (5lb, 1w, 6nb) 12
TOTAL: (for 6 wickets) 171
Overs: 44.1

Did not bat: Shoaib Akhtar, Iftikhar Anjum, Saeed Ajmal.
Fall of wickets: 1-5, 2-33, 3-81, 4-99, 5-138, 6-152.

Bowling: Nathan Bracken 9.1-2-25-0, Ben Hilfenhaus 10-3-42-2, James Hopes 8-1-22-2, Stuart Clark 8-1-32-1, Nathan Hauritz 6-0-27-0, Andrew Symonds 3-0-18-1.

Man of the Match: Shahid Afridi
Umpires: Billy Bowden, New Zealand, and Nadeem Ghauri, Pakistan.
TV Umpire: Asad Rauf, Pakistan. Match referee: Jeff Crowe, New Zealand.

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