Pakistan beat Australia by six wickets in the Second One-Day International at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, their first ODI win on Australian soil for 12 years.

The win was also Pakistan’s First ODI victory at the MCG since 1985 and levels the five-match series at 1-1.

Australian captain Steve Smith won the toss and chose to bat first on a flat-looking wicket, but Pakistan’s Opening Pair Mohammad Amir and Junaid Khan bowled superbly.

Australians were bowled out for 220 in 48.2 over’s.

Amir and Junaid Khan set the tone early with their impressive opening spells.

Junaid, brought into the team in place of Wahab Riaz, induced an edge from the dangerous David Warner off 16 to leave the Australians on 31-1.

Junaid soon added the scalp of Usman Khawaja when he edged to first slip Sharjeel Khan, who took a fine catch low to his left.

Australia promoted all-rounder Mitchell Marsh up the order but the experiment failed as he scooped the first ball he faced from Amir to Imad at cover to leave the home side 41 for three.

Travis Head then joined Smith in the middle and hit five boundaries on his way to 29 before he edged Hasan Ali to Mohammad Rizwan with Australia on 86 for four.

Australia loss their fifth wicket on 128 when Imad Wasim clean bowled Glenn Maxwell. He made 23 runs.

Steve Smith brought up a hard-fought 50 from 91 balls with only two boundaries and no sixes, but with eight overs to go he got an inside edge onto his pads and then stumps to give Imad his second wicket.

Smith remained top scorer with 60. Mathew Wade made 35 while James Faulkner hit 19 before Amir wrap up the inning with two wickets.

Mohammad Amir bagged three while Junaid Khan and Imad Wasim took two wickets each.

Hasan Ali and Shoaib Malik grabbed one wicket each.

In reply Mohammad Hafeez hit 72 as Pakistan achieved the 221-run target for the loss of 4 wickets in 47.4 over’s.

Sharjeel Khan was the first man to go after making 29 runs with the help of four boundaries.

Then Mohammad Hafeez and Babar Azam shared 72 runs stand for the second wicket in 16 over’s.

Babar Azam hit five boundaries in his 49 ball knock.

Mohammad Hafeez completed his half century and remained top scorer with 72 runs knock off 104 balls.

For Australia, Mitchell Starc and James Faulkner took two wickets each.

It was the first win for Pakistan against Australia in Australia across all formats since their victory in an ODI at the WACA in January, 2005.

The Third One Day International of the series will be played in Perth on Thursday.

PTV Sports is telecasting the whole series live.

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