Wicket! Iman c McDermott b Abbott 14 (15 balls)
Wicket! Rizwan b Starc 0 (1 ball)
Wicket! Babar lbw Starc 6 (7 balls)
Australia win the toss and can bowl
Good night, cricket followers. What do Australia and Spain have in widespread (in addition to an agreeable local weather, good seashores and, um, a love of Spanish meals)? Each nations are on a six-game successful streak in Twenty20 internationals, Australia arriving there with their win over Pakistan in Canberra – barely days after Spain did a frightful job on Gibraltar to make it a sextet of their very own. Tonight in Perth – the place these two groups have by no means met in a such a format – Australia could make it a heavenly seven, although even victory is not going to be sufficient to dislodge Pakistan from the No.1 spot within the rankings. Rattling that washout in recreation one.
So, this match represents one other milepost as Australia roll on in direction of the 2020 T20 World Cup (I’ll by no means tire of writing that) and even in direction of the Check summer time, which is on our doorstep. No Pat Cummins tonight with stated Check matches on the horizon, however Steve Smith might be there and there’ll be nary a frown on the town if he can emulate his deeds with the willow in Canberra.