Pakistan beat Australia by seven wickets

September 1st, 2012 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS  

Abu Dhabi, Sep 1 (IANS) Australia lost the second One Day International (ODI) against Pakistan by seven wickets at Sheikh Zayed Stadium here.

After winning the toss and batting first, Australia made 248/9 with Mike Hussey top-scoring with 61. George Bailey contributed with a handy 39 and skipper Michael Clarke made 37 Friday.

In reply, Pakistan eased to 249 in 43.4 overs losing only three wickets as Australian bowlers struggled to contain Nasir Jamshed (97) and Azhar Ali (59 not out) who batted beautifully.

Australia’s bowlers fought to control a damp ball with heavy dew around the ground.

The ODI Series is now locked at 1-1 with the third and final match to be played at Sharjah Monday.

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