Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction - Australia v Pakistan 2nd T20I
The 2nd match of the three-match T20I series on the Pakistan tour of Australia will be played at the Manuka Oval in Canberra.
The first match of the Pakistan tour of Australia was expected to set the tone for the remaining series. However, it proved to be a very peculiar match in which both the teams had their share of bad luck and ultimately the match had to be called off without any result
Pakistan were looking good before the rain break. When rain came down in the 13th over, Pakistan were at 88-3 with the Men in Green starting to accelerate and looking good to post somewhere around 160.
However, the momentum was lost and the team could only manage 19 runs from 15 balls after they came back. The match was curtailed to 15 overs per side.
After the DLS revision, Australia were given a target of 119 from 15 overs which always seemed well within their grasp, more so with Aaron Finch getting stuck into Mohammad Irfan and taking him for 26 runs in his second over.
Australia were 41 for no loss after 3.1 overs and just 11 more deliveries could have meant that Australia would have won the game but it was not to be.
Earlier, Babar Azam scored an unbeaten half-century while Kane Richardson looked impressive with the ball for Australia.
Not much can be inferred from the last game due to the variations brought in by rain. Both teams will start afresh in Canberra on Tuesday.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Australia- Aaron Finch, David Warner, Steven Smith, Ben McDermott, Ashton Turner, Alex Carey, Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa
Pakistan- Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Rizwan, Asif Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Wahab Riaz, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Irfan
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win the toss? - Australia
Who will win? – Australia
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Babar Azam (Pakistan), David Warner (Australia)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Shadab Khan (Pakistan), Adam Zampa (Australia)
Most Sixes – Asif Ali (Pakistan), Aaron Finch (Australia)
Man of the Match – David Warner
Team Scores Batting first – Pakistan 170+, Australia 185+
Match Handicap Australia
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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