Ellis takes four as Australia restrict Pakistan to 162-8 in one-off T20I

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Australia’s right-arm pacer Nathan Ellis starred with four wickets to help the touring side restrict Pakistan to 162/8 in the allotted 20 overs in the one-off T20I, here at Gaddafi Stadium.

After putting Pakistan in to bat, the touring side managed to restrict Pakistan to a below-par 162/8 in 20 overs despite the brilliant half-century from Pakistan captain Babar Azam.

Coming out to bat first, Pakistan were off to a decent start as the opening pair of Babar and the wicket-keeper batter Mohammad Rizwan provided a solid foundation to the home side with a 67 runs partnership.

Rizwan, however, who was struggling to get going, perished earlier in the eighth over after managing to score 23 in 19 balls. Following his departure, the left-handed batter Fakhar Zaman bagged a golden duck as the home side lost two wickets in two balls.—Agencies

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