Result: Pakistan topple Australia in World Twenty20 encounter

Umar Gul of Pakistan celebrates after dismissing Sri Lanka's batsman Kumar Sangakkra during the third one day international (ODI) cricket match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at The Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah, on December 22, 2013
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Australia lose by 16 runs to Pakistan as their tail end collapses in their World Twenty20 opener in Dhaka.

Australia began their World Twenty20 campaign with a 16-run defeat to Pakistan in Dhaka on Sunday.

Pakistan were put into bat by the Aussies and reached 191-5 from their 20 overs.

They were led by Umar Akmal, who scored 94 off 54 balls with 13 boundaries before he lost his wicket in the final over.

Australia's reply might have got off to a blistering start when David Warner hit a four off the first ball, but he was then bowled by Zulfiqar Babar with the next delivery.

Shane Watson also lost his wicket in the first over, before Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell took over.

The pair took Australia's total way past 100 before Maxwell's impressive innings, in which he smacked six sixes, ended on 74 off just 33 balls.

Finch reached 65 before he was bowled by Saeed Ajmal, with no other Australian batsman getting into double figures as their tail end collapsed.

Next up for Australia is a match against the West Indies on Friday. Meanwhile, Pakistan have a week until their next match when they face hosts Bangladesh.

Former Australia cricketer Ian Chappell looks on before an Ashes Test on July 09, 2009.
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