Twitter Reactions: Warner, Finch and bowlers plunder Pakistan in Perth

Twitter Reactions: Warner, Finch and bowlers plunder Pakistan in Perth

It's was Pakistan's eighth T20I defeat in 10 matches in 2019 with only one win.

Aaron Finch and David Warner
Aaron Finch and David Warner. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Australia have started their summer on a grand note. Following their 3-0 victory over Sri Lanka, the Aaron Finch-led unit has now inflicted Pakistan with a 2-0 defeat with a win in Perth by 10 wickets. It could have been six out of six for the Aussies, but the rain abandoned game at the SCG denied them a victory. On the other hand, Pakistan remained clueless and hapless for most part of the T20I series.

Iftikhar wages a lone battle

Pakistan’s batting was more of a stop-start journey. After being put in to bat first, the visitors could only manage 106, batting out their 20 overs. Babar Azam started with a four, but Mitchell Starc trapped him with a full-length ball. In the very next ball, Starc cleaned up Mohammad Rizwan for a golden duck. The move to replace Fakhar Zaman with Imam-ul-Haq didn’t work out either.

Debutant Khushdil Shah got out to Kane Richardson. Amidst the chaos, Iftikhar Ahmed carried his form from the game in Canberra. The right-hander played an excellent knock of 45 off 37 with six fours to take Pakistan’s score into the three-digits mark. For the hosts, Richardson was the standout bowler with three wickets. Sean Abbott, replacing Adam Zampa, returned with two wickets.

Effortless for Australia

Babar and Co had to churn out early wickets in order to make any sort of a comeback. But Aaron Finch (52*) and David Warner (48) fizzled the spirit of the Pakistan bowlers with their attacking stroke-play. The duo played their strokes freely and amassed 56 runs in the mandatory powerplay. Muhammad Musa bowled with sheer pace, but it worked to the advantage of the hosts’ batters.

Finch and Warner made the run-chase a completely one-sided affair. Mohammad Hasnain was the most frugal bowler for Pakistan on the day. Finch hit Musa down the ground for a four to help the Aussies chase down the target with 49 balls to spare. The skipper also brought up his fifty off 36 balls. Warner’s knock was laced with four fours and a couple of massive blows into the stands.

Here is how Twitter reacted to Australia’s dominating series victory