01 May 2019 last updated at 13:13 GMT
 
Aus slump to no. 10 in T20 rankings
Sunday 09 September 2012

Australia lost a thrilling match to Pakistan in a 'super over' in Dubai.

The Australians matched the tally of 151 achieved by Pakistan late on Friday, sending the match to the single over shootout, in which they scored 11 runs only for the hosts to edge them by a single run off the last ball of the match.

Having been beaten by seven wickets in their first match against Pakistan earlier in the week, Australia lost the series 2-0 and dropped behind Ireland in the International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings.

Australia skipper George Bailey, who hit a brilliant 42 off 27 balls in the losing effort, was nevertheless upbeat after an improved performance by his team.

"I'm really pleased that we played a lot closer to what we're capable of," he added. "I think our guys will take a lot of confidence out of it. But to be so close, and then to lose, leaves a lot of questions in your head."

Australia, losing finalists at the last Twenty20 World Cup in 2010, have been grouped with Ireland and West Indies in the opening stage of the fourth version of the tournament, which takes place in Sri Lanka from Sept. 18 to Oct. 7.

Pakistan, who won the second Twenty20 World Cup in 2009 and are ranked fourth in the world, will play New Zealand and Bangladesh in their group matches.

Reuters

Ten-year-old transaction returns to haunt BCCI
BCCI's finance department flagged the decade-old discrepancy of about Rs 2 crore in the Indian board's financial dealing with Cricket Australia (CA).
Can't hide failure of domestic season: BCCI official
Despite 2024 matches being played involving 37 teams, senior BCCI officials rue the lack of professionalism in the organisation of domestic cricket.