23 Apr 2009

Afridi runs through Aussie batting lineup in Dubai

6:02 am on 23 April 2009

The Pakistani cricketers have beaten Australian by 4 wickets in their opening one day international at the neutral venue of Dubai.

Australian were bowled out for 168... losing their last 9 wickets for 73 runs and the last pair James Hopes and Ben Hilfenhaus put on 46 runs.

The Pakistani leg spinner Shahid Afridi took a career best 6 wickets for 38.

Pakistan reach their target with 35 balls to spare with Kamran Akmal top scoring with 48.

They are playing the series in UAE because of security concerns in Pakistan.