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Australia vs Pakistan – big-hitting Pakistan aim for series win

| 06.07.2010

Pakistan are 11/8 to beat Australia for the second time in two days when the sides meet in today’s Twenty20 international, which begins at 4.30pm.

Umar Akmal’s fiery 31-ball innings of 64 inspired Pakistan to a 23-run win in Monday’s first Twent20 clash, and alongside Shahid ‘Boom Boom’ Afridi, he is a big part of a deadly middle order.

Akmal’s knock included as many sixes (three) as the entire Australian innings, and Pakistan are 5/6 to hit more sixes than their opponents today.

Pakistan hit 13 fours en route to their first-match win, and they are 5/6 to find the boundary on more than 14.5 occasions in the second instalment of their double-header.

Australia seemed to be coasting to victory on Monday, but their lower order faltered before Umar Gul cleaned up the tail end with two wickets in his final over.

Michael Clarke’s mean will be looking for a big improvement today, and Australia are 4/7 to respond with a victory.

As ever, Australia will hope that their dominant opening partnership of David Warner and Shane Watson gets their innings off to another flying start.

Watson has reinvented himself as a brutally powerful opener, while Warner has continued his hard-hitting form from the Indian Premier League. Australia are 5/6 not to lose their first wicket until they score over 22.5 runs.

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Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.