Pakistan Chasing 268 To Win In Sydney

Australia 267-6 (Watson 69, White 55) v Pakistan

Second One-Day International, Sydney

Pakistan have been set 268 to win the second One-Day International against Australia after Shane Watson and Cameron White scored half-centuries for the home side.

Pakistan won the toss and invited Australia to bat first and openers Watson (69) and Shaun Marsh (41) put on 100 for the first wicket to lay the platform for a solid batting effort.

Although Ricky Ponting (13) and Michael Clarke (25) fell relatively cheaply, Cameron White continued his fine run of form with 55 in 58 balls before becoming Mohammad Aamer's second victim and the innings was given a late boost by innings of 29 from Mike Hussey and an unbeaten 27 in 14 balls from Brad Haddin.

Aamer, having already had Ponting caught by Mohammad Yousuf, struck again to have White caught by the same fielder to finish with three for 53 while leg-spinner Shahid Afridi finished with two for 35 by dismissing the openers, Watson caught by Shoaib Malik and Marsh caught by Umar Gul. Gul was the man responsible for ending Clarke's innings, Afridi taking the catch.

Australia won the opening game in the five-match series by five wickets in Brisbane.

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