Fast bowlers Billy Stanlake (3-21) and Andrew Tye (3-24) were the main wicket-takers for Australia.
Pakistan cricketer Hasan Ali celebrates with teammates after dismissing Australian cricketer Adam Zampa during the first Twenty20 cricket match between Australia and Pakistan at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Earlier, Babar Azam's unbeaten 68 off 55 balls had anchored Pakistan to 155-8 after Australia won the toss and opted to field first.
Half-centuries by Alyssa Healy and Ashleigh Gardner helped Australia put up a total of 195 runs on the board in 20 overs. If Australia ends the series 2-1, it will replace India for the second position. The second wicket stand between Babar and Mohammad Hafeez (39), top scorer in his country's first ever t20 worldwide, against England at Bristol in 2006, prospered and took the score to 105 in the 14 over and their side well on course to reach the 200 mark. Aaron Finch departed in the first over without scoring and that set the tone for a history-making powerplay.
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Coming to the 2nd T20I, skipper Aaron Finch would be hoping that the team would regain their lost momentum and bounce back. "I think any time that you're chasing a total like that it's important you have a solid start and for me to get out in the first over and not give us that was not good enough". However, Imad Wasim destroyed Australia´s top order. He returned with figures of 3/20 in his allotted four overs.
"Babar Azam and Mohammad Hafeez batted beautifully and when we bowl we always try to take wickets when we have the ball in our hands". "I think we were a little bit one-dimensional while batting, but that's a learning experience and I would say Pakistan have got a lot of variety in their bowling".
Australia named an unchanged XI from Monday's seven-wicket victory over the UAE, again omitting Test squad members Mitch Marsh, Nathan Lyon, Peter Siddle and Mitchell Starc.
The two teams meet in the second of the three T20 games in Dubai on Friday. He praised the number one ranked T20I side in the world while also calling Australia's batting approach cocky.