Australia may have lost the T20 series against Pakistan, following the Super Over loss in the tied game, which pushed them below Ireland in the T20 rankings. Still, they have plenty to play for in the final T20 at Dubai on Monday.
After a sensational tie, the winner of the contest in the 2nd T20I was decided through the Super Over. Pakistan defeated Australia in the Super Over through an exciting last ball finish chasing down the target of 12 from 6 balls.
After an embarrassing night on Thursday, Australia must be down mentally ahead of the Second T20I at the Dubai International Stadium. The Aussies were humiliated in the opening T20I at this same venue when they were bundled out for just 89 and then obviously went onto concede a huge defeat.
Australia suffered its heaviest defeat in T20Is at Dubai today after Pakistan had dismissed them for a sorry total of 89. Pakistan needing just 90 runs to win from 20 overs cruised to a 7-wicket win with as many as 31 balls to spare.
Australia held their nerve to chase a stiff target of 245 against a quality bowling attack to clinch the Cool & Cool Cup 2012 2-1. The Aussies defeated Pakistan by 3 wickets with three overs to spare in what was an exciting Third and Final ODI at Sharjah.
Pakistan eased to a 7-wicket win in the Second ODI at Abu Dhabi against Australia. Chasing a competitive target of 249, Pakistan got home with as many as 38 balls to spare to level the 3-ODI Series 1-1.