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  • 12:21 PM IST

    Update 1748 local (0648 GMT) – Still no news from the centre as the rain refuses to relent. The time is running out as the chances are bleak of the game resuming anytime soon.

  • 11:50 AM IST

    Update 1718 local (0618 GMT) – A pat on the back for me! I just wrote that rain is around the corner and here it comes. The players make their way back in. We are still 11 balls away from this game having a result.

  • 11:49 AM IST

    3.1 Mohammad Amir to Aaron Finch, 2 runs, Good length and on off, Finch guides it past point and takes two.

  • 11:47 AM IST

    2.6 Mohammad Irfan to Aaron Finch, 1 run, Length and on off, Finch pushes this length ball back to the bowler who fails to field it in his follow through. The batsmen take a single off the misfield there. Massive over for Australia as they take 26 off Mohammad Irfan’s over.

  • 11:47 AM IST

    2.5 Mohammad Irfan to Aaron Finch, FOUR, FOUR! Good effort in the field by Wahab Riaz. Irfan dishes out another fuller one outside off, Finch this time drives him through the line past mid off. Wahab gives the chase and manages to stop it just near the ropes as he went over it. But not to his liking to push the ball away further from the ropes he fails to get himself out from the other side of the boundary. The umpires take it upstairs and the replays are conclusive that his hands are in contact with the ball. So a boundary earned for Finch and Aussies.

  • 11:46 AM IST

    It has gotten dark out there! Rain might just be around the corner now.

  • 11:46 AM IST

    2.4 Mohammad Irfan to Aaron Finch, no run, Finally a dot. This time Finch pushes this length ball to mid off.

  • 11:45 AM IST

    2.3 Mohammad Irfan to Aaron Finch, SIX, FREE HIT! Finch has taken a toll here on Irfan. Irfan goes short and Finch stands back and pulls it handsomely over the square leg fence this time for another biggie. Finch is toying here.

  • 11:45 AM IST

    Free Hit coming up!

  • 11:44 AM IST

    2.3 Mohammad Irfan to Aaron Finch, no ball, FOUR, NO BALL! Irfan is nervous on his comeback. This time in search of some swing he goes extra mile and oversteps. Irfan goes full and outside off, Finch lofts it cleanly over the covers and the ball races away to the extra cover fence in a flash.

  • 11:44 AM IST

    2.2 Mohammad Irfan to Aaron Finch, FOUR, FOUR! That is pure timing. Finch this time just places the ball in the gap. Irfan goes full and on the pads, Finch flicks it with poise through the gap between mid-wicket and mid on for a boundary. The skipper is enjoying it.

  • 11:43 AM IST

    2.1 Mohammad Irfan to Aaron Finch, SIX,SIX! WHACK! Finch is not going to hold himself back. Irfan goes slightly short and Aaron just pulls him with power and disdain over deep mid-wicket fence for a maximum.

  • 11:42 AM IST

    1.6 Mohammad Amir to Aaron Finch, 1 run, One more delivery on middle, once again no room given to the batsman. Finch again keeps it out. A good over by Amir after going for a boundary early on.

  • 11:42 AM IST

    1.5 Mohammad Amir to Aaron Finch, no run, Good line! Nice and tight, giving the batter no room no play with. Finch keeps it out.

  • 11:41 AM IST

    1.4 Mohammad Amir to David Warner, leg byes, 1 run, Warner comes down the track and Amir bowls it on the body, giving the batter no room to work with. Warner looks to flick but misses. It hits the pads and rolls on the off side. A leg bye taken.

  • 11:40 AM IST

    1.3 Mohammad Amir to Aaron Finch, 1 run, Good single! This is on middle, Finch taps it towards cover and takes one.

  • 11:39 AM IST

    1.2 Mohammad Amir to Aaron Finch, FOUR, FOUR! That is some shot by Aaron Finch. Stand and deliver stuff! This is shorter and around off, Finch stands tall and punches it through cover-point. Boundary. Second for Finch.

  • 11:38 AM IST

    1.1 Mohammad Amir to David Warner, 1 run, On the shorter side around off, Warner pulls it through square leg and takes one.

  • 11:37 AM IST

    Mohammad Amir to start from the other end.

  • 11:37 AM IST

    0.6 Mohammad Irfan to Aaron Finch, no run, Close! Good length and on off, Finch pushes it to mid off and initially takes off. Warner does so too but is sent back. He turns and dives to get in. Wasim picks the ball up and has a shy at the bowler’s end but misses. Replays show that Warner would have been in. End of an action-packed over.

  • 11:36 AM IST

    0.5 Mohammad Irfan to Aaron Finch, FOUR, FOUR! Up and over! Another poor ball and this is put away. Short and outside off, Finch slaps it over point and the ball races away to the fence.

  • 11:36 AM IST

    0.4 Mohammad Irfan to Aaron Finch, no run, Another full toss and another miss! This one is outside off, Finch too is surprised as he fails to put bat on ball. Not sure if Irfan is nervous on his return or the ball is slipping.

  • 11:35 AM IST

    0.3 Mohammad Irfan to Aaron Finch, no run, Good length and around off, Finch pushes it to mid off.

  • 11:34 AM IST

    0.2 Mohammad Irfan to David Warner, 1 run, Good length and on off, Warner works it towards mid-wicket for one. Off the mark are the Aussies.

  • 11:34 AM IST

    0.1 Mohammad Irfan to David Warner, no run, Well. that must have slipped out! A high full toss to begin with. Not high enough to be adjudged a no ball but still high. Warner is also surprised by it. He defends it out.

  • 11:20 AM IST

    Mitchell Starc says they got a couple of nice wickets in the Powerplay but then they build a good partnership but the break stopped the momentum. Mentions it is a good wicket and they would hope to chase this down.

  • 11:20 AM IST

    Now then, the revised target for Australia is 119 in 90 balls. They would back themselves to chase this down but if Pakistan bowl well, which their bowlers are surely capable of doing, we are in for a great game. Join us for the chase in a while but before that, Mitchell Starc is down giving an interview.

  • 11:18 AM IST

    The Australian bowlers were good! Starc and Richardson were probably the pics as both took two a piece. Agar and Cummins were also decent. Zampa though was expensive and also went wicket less but overall, the hosts will be very happy with how things stand at the moment.

  • 11:17 AM IST

    Before the break however, Pakistan’s innings did not start all that well as they lost Haris Sohail and Fakhar Zaman in the first two overs. Rizwan and Azam then steadied the ship before the former holed out. Asif Ali then came out and just as he got going, the rain came down. On resumption, Pakistan could not quite score the way they would have wanted but do have something to bowl at.

  • 11:16 AM IST

    Not the kind of finish Pakistan would have liked but it is never easy to come out and time your strokes immediately after that break and that is what they needed to do. 14 balls they had and they could only find the fence twice. They though have crawled their way to a total which could be competitive on a wicket which is holding up a little.

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