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Australia won by 140 runs.

Australia vs Pakistan

Aussies dominate in Sydney

Hosts cruise to commanding win in Sydney

White: In form

Australia produced a brilliant all-round performance to score a resounding 140-run victory in the second ODI against Pakistan in Sydney.

Second One Day International Sydney Australia 267-6 (Watson 69, White 55, Aamer 3-53) v Pakistan 127 (Yousuf 58, McKay 3-15) Australia beat Pakistan by 140 runs

Shane Watson and Cameron White both struck fifties as the Aussies posted 267-6, after being put in to bat by Pakistan skipper Mohammad Yousuf at the SCG.

The bowlers then stepped up to back-up the batsmen and, after Doug Bollinger (2-19) and Peter Siddle (1-23) had shaken up the top order, Clint McKay claimed three wickets as the tourists crumbled.

Only captain Yousuf offered any resistance with his top score of 58, but he found precious little help and his side slipped to an embarrassing defeat when being bowled out for 127 inside 38 overs, putting Australia 2-0 up in the series.

Australia set the tone from the off with Watson in explosive form, as he hit seven fours and a six in his 69 scored off just 71 balls, before he was caught at mid-wicket by Shoaib Malik off Shahid Afridi.

Opening stand

Watson dominated the 100-run opening stand with Shaun Marsh (41), but when they both went the momentum started to swing as wickets tumbled.

Captain Ricky Ponting (13) fell to Mohammad Aamer and Michael Clarke (25) followed soon after to leave the hosts on 166-4, but White came in and picked up where he left off in Brisbane on Friday.

White, who smashed 105 at the Gabba, smacked 55 from 57 balls and combined with Mike Hussey (29) for 55 and a quick-fire 40 with wicketkeeper Brad Haddin (27) as Australia built up a commanding total.

Aamer picked up his third wicket when removing White, but the damage had been done and Pakistan then needed to hit their straps from the off to chase down 268.

They got exactly the start they didn't want though, as Bolinger removed both opener Salman Butt for two and Younus Khan for a duck in the fifth over, with both men edging to White at second slip.

Kamran Akmal was then brilliantly run out for 16 by McKay off his own bowling, and Siddle got his reward for his hostile spell by sending younger brother Umar Akmal back to the pavilion for nought.


McKay grabbed the first of his three wickets by removing Malik and Pakistan stood on 42-5, which soon became 58-6 when Afridi went for the spectacular but was caught and bowled by Watson for just nine.

All the while, Yousuf was plugging away at the other end, and he finally found some help when Rana Naved came in and smashed two sixes in his 27 off 22 balls.

When Rana was stumped trying to smash Nathan Hauritz out of the ground though, that ended the partnership on 46 and any lingering last hope was lost.

Yousuf's brave stand ended on 58 as McKay claimed the skipper's scalp, and then wrapped up the innings by getting rid of Saeed Ajmal to finish with career-best figures of 3-15.

After leaving Pakistan in tatters, Australia now lead the five-match series 2-0 ahead of Tuesday's third game at the Adelaide Oval.

Match Details

24th Jan 2010
E A R de Silva and R J Tucker


Batsman R
Butt c White b Bollinger 2
Akmal run out 16
Khan c White b Bollinger 0
Yousuf c Hauritz b McKay 58
Akmal b Siddle 0
Malik c Ponting b McKay 2
Afridi c&b Watson 9
M Amir c&b Hauritz 4
Naved-ul-Hasan st Haddin b Hauritz 27
Gul not out 1
Ajmal c Haddin b McKay 3
Extras 4w, 1lb 5
Total All out, 37.3 Overs 127
Full Batting Card

australia BOWLING CARD

Bowler O M R W
Bollinger 9 1 19 2
Siddle 8 1 23 1
McKay 7.3 0 15 3
Watson 3 0 10 1
Hauritz 7 0 45 2
Clarke 3 0 14 0
Full Bowling Card