Pakistan beat Australia by 23 runs in 1st T20i

Pakistan beat Australia for the 1st time in 13 matches across in all formats of cricket as they won the first T20 international by 23 runs at Edgbaston.

They were grateful to Umar Akmal's career-best 64 runs in just 31 balls that helped Pakistan to a total of 167 for eight after they had been 47 for four.

Australia, chasing 168 to win, were 144 allout with off-spinner Saeed Ajmal three wickets for 26 runs off his four overs and teenage left-arm faster Mohammad Aamer doing the mass of the damage.

Victory put Pakistan 1-0 up lead of the 2nd and final T20 international here on Tuesday.

Match Summary

Pak 167/8 20 over

Umar Akmal 64
Kamran Akmal 23

Shaun Tait 2/25
Dirk Nannes 2/41
Aus 144 allout 18.4 over

David Warner 41
David Hussey 34

Saeed Ajmal 3/26
M. Aamer 3/27

Man of the match: Umar Akmal

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