Australia's collapse a "car crash" says Aaron Finch

Australia's collapse a

Pakistan posted the total of 155-8 in 20 overs.

In response, Australia's chase got off to a disastrous start.

Nathan Coulter-Nile top scored for Australia with 34 and helped the Aussies go past their previous lowest T20 score of 79 made against England at Southampton in 2005. "It was carnage. It was like a auto crash in slow motion", Finch told reporters after his side crumbled at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium.

Wasim, who was making his global return after a year, removed the openers in his first over and came back later to get the wicket of Alex Carey, as Australia were bowled out for 89 in 16.5 overs and lost the match by 66 runs. "When you get out in the first over and don't get the start needed, that's not good enough". Among the spinners, Imad Wasim and Mohammad Hafeez are the ones who'd be raking significant attention onto themselves in the 1st T20I against the Australian XI. "The batting was terrible".

Now, as the attention shifts to the second T20, Australia find themselves once again chasing a series and look to avoid a series defeat when they take on Pakistan in Dubai on Friday. "This team hasn't been together for a hell of a long time and I'm sure in the future we'll be better".




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

Australian were six down with just 22 runs on the board which not only tells you the story of the match and largely about the state of the batting unit. Faheem Ashraf (2/10) and Shaheen Afridi (2/23) shared four wickets between them.

Pakistan slumped to 133-8 after five wickets tumbled in 10 balls before Hasan Ali produced an unbeaten eight-ball 17 to finish their innings in a flourish. Assisting them would be skipper Sarfraz Ahmed, all-rounders Shadab Khan and Faheem Ashraf, making it all the easier for the Pakistani unit to amass a titanic total without much inconvenience.

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.

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