| GEO Sports|
| Pakistan restrict Aussies at 108 in T20|
| Updated at: 0024 PST, Friday, May 08, 2009|
DUBAI: Australia were bowled out for 108 in 19.5 overs in the one-off Twenty20 international against Pakistan at Dubai Stadium here on Thursday.
Misbah, the skipper of Pakistan side, decided to bowl first having won the toss, which resulted in favour of green shirts as the pacer Umer Gul resisted Australians considerably early in the innings followed by tricky Afridi and steady Malik ripped through Kangaroos batting line-up.
Both spinners Afridi and Malik got out five players together with three and two wickets respectively and paceman Gul claimed four wickets while newcomer Ajmal sent a batsman back towards pavilion.
Afridi took two wickets off successive deliveries, while Gul recorded the best figures for Pakistan in a Twenty20 match after stand-in captain Misbah-ul-Haq won the toss and decided to field.
Shane Watson, who top-scored with a 14-ball 33, gave his team a solid start, hitting three successive boundaries off paceman Sohail Tanvir in the fourth over, but Gul trapped him leg-before with his first delivery.
Australia then suffered a severe jolt when four wickets fell for 12 runs in the space of 21 deliveries to leave them in trouble at 73-5.
Afridi trapped James Hopes (six) and Andrew Symonds (nought) leg-before off successive deliveries, before bowling David Hussey (four) to put the brakes on the Australian innings.
Gul came back for his second spell to dismiss Nathan Hauritz (two), Brett Lee (nought) and Marcus North (20) to improve on his own Pakistan record of 4-13 in a Twenty20 match against Sri Lanka last year.
Brad Haddin made 24. Pakistan were forced to leave out regular captain Younus Khan, who suffered flu and fever.