Billy Stanlake ripped through Pakistan’s top order to help Australia down the No 1-ranked side by nine wickets in the second match of the Zimbabwe T20I tri-series.
Stanlake took a wicket in each of his first four overs to set them back at 24-4. This set the tone for Australia, as he sealed off an amazing career-best 4-8 against the world’s No1 ranked T20I team in Harare.
Mohammad Hafeez, Fakhar Zaman, Hussain Talat and skipper Sarfraz Ahmed all fell victim to the 23-year-old paceman before a Shoaib Malik’s run-out set Pakistan further back at 47-5 midway through the 10th over.
Marcus Stoinis went on to remove Asif Ali (22) and Jhye Richardson removed Faheem Ashraf for 21 as their innings started to wither. A late cameo from Shadab Khan (29 off 25 balls) edged Pakistan past the 100-run mark before Andrew Tye’s triple strike in the final over skittled Pakistan out for 116.
Australia’s chase was effortless. Beside’s Hasan Ali taking out D’Arcy Short, captain Aaron Finch led the Australia charge smashing six sixes and four fours for his 33 ball-66. He was helped by Travis Head (20 off 18 balls) to claim a nine-wicket win with 55 balls remaining.
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