Dubai: Pakistan won the second Twenty20 against Australia in a thrilling Super Over finish at the Dubai Stadium here, taking an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.
With both tied on 151 runs at the end of 40 fascinating overs in the match, a Super over round was played for the result on Friday.
Pakistan paceman Umar Gul restricted Australian batsmen David Warner, Shane Watson and George Bailey to 11 for one before Umar Akmal and Abdul Razzaq hit the required runs, the winner coming off the last delivery.
Hafeez said he was delighted with the series win.
“It was an exciting finish,” said Hafeez. “It was tense, but you know Twenty20 cricket can bring such tense moments. In the end I am happy that we won, even though it was in the Super over. I think we fought well in the 40 overs.”
Bailey was disappointed at the loss. “It was exciting finish. I think our bowling was good but we couldn’t finish that game well,” said Bailey.
Earlier Hafeez hit three boundaries in Cummins’ first over of the match but fellow opener Imran Nazir was bowled for nought in Mitchell Starc’s second over.
Hafeez and Jamshed shared a solid 76-run partnership for the second wicket as both charged the Australian bowling with some aggressive batting. Jamshed hit four boundaries and a six during his 36-ball knock. (Agencies)