In the midst of the fast and fury of the Big Bash League, Australia will take on Pakistan in the first One-Day International on January 13, 2016, at the Gabba, Brisbane.

The match starts at 8:20 am Pakistan time.

Welcome to the live coverage:

Final scorecard

Pakistan 176 (42.4 overs) Australia won by 92 runs

Australia 268/9 (50.0 overs)

Australia wins the toss and they decide to bat first.

Pakistan line-up: Nawaz, Amir, Azhar, Sharjeel, Rizwan, Babar, Hafeez, Akmal, Wasim, Wahab and Hasan.

Even in the dwindling interest in the 50-over format, record viewership is expected for this series, as it marks the clash of the titans.

Trade experts predict that this ODI series will surpass the television viewership of the Big Bash League, and we should wait and see to know whether their speculations evolves right.

Live online streaming in India, Australia, and Pakistan?

The Star Sports Group has bought the TV telecast rights of this series in India. Cricket lovers in India can watch this game on Star Sports 2, and if you are an online user, please visit the official website of Hotstar or Star Sports starting 8:20 onwards.

In Australia, this match will be shown live on Channel 09, while PTV Sports is telecasting the game live in Pakistan.

Television Telecast in the US

In the United States, the match will be shown live on Willow TV. To watch the live streaming, do visit the official website of Willow TV.

Match Preview

Pakistan will be trying to save their honour in this series, as they faced a humiliating whitewash in the Test series. The team is at the 8th position in the ICC ODI rankings, and if they lose this series, they will be forced to play the qualifying games of the upcoming ICC ODI World Cup.

On the other hand, the Aussies are a well-settled side in all departments of the game. The pace friendly pitch is helping the Aussie team a lot, and if it happens in the ODI matches too, then things will not be that easy for the Men in Green.

Pitch and weather conditions

The pitch in Brisbane is expected to be pace friendly, and in all probabilities, the skipper who wins the toss will elect to bowl first, as chasing a decent total will be quite difficult for the lights.

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