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A 20-minute innings break in a T20 game – one that has lost precious overs as a result of a prolonged rain break – isn’t very wise. Those extra unwarranted minutes have ensured that Pakistan go into the second game of the three-match series with the scoreline still reading 0-0. No wonder Aaron Finch expressed his frustration after his little cameo almost gave his side a series lead. Thankfully, the weather forecast looks much better in Canberra.

The hosts had a near perfect game following their 3-0 drubbing of Sri Lanka and they don’t really need to focus on any particular aspect. Perhaps, a rotation in the fast bowling department might be on the cards with the team playing a game every alternate day. Batting-wise, Finch’s blitz against Mohammad Irfan coupled with David Warner’s superb form gives them comfort at the top. But a rare failure for the opening duo could test the middle order that bears an inexperienced look in the form of Ben McDermott, Ashton Turner and Ashton Agar at number 7.

For Pakistan, it’s about putting up a much-improved batting performance. Their over-reliance on Babar Azam is a cause for concern as the new skipper had to once again bail them out of trouble after a top-order collapse. Fakhar Zaman is badly in need of a big score and that golden duck in the first game would have only added to his woes. Mohammad Rizwan showed promise after replacing Sarfaraz Ahmed in the lineup and he could prove to be the key in the middle order against Australia’s spinners.