Pakistan vs Australia 23rd Match at Colombo, 02 Oct, 2012

Toss: Australia, who choose to field first
Pakistan won by 32 runs
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Australia, who choose to field first
Australia 117/7 in 20 Overs
Current Run rate: 5.85

Pakistan 149/6 (20)

Player of the Match: Raza Hasan
Batsman
Runs
Balls
4's
6's
S/R
Mat
Runs
HS
Avg
54
47
4
1
114.89
38
721
60*
37.94
1
3
0
0
33.33
8
3
2
3.00
Bowler
Overs
Maidens
Runs
Wkts
Econ
Mat
Wkts
BBI
Avg
2
0
11
0
5.5
49
62
5/6
18.59
4
0
17
3
4.25
48
69
4/19
15.82
Recent Overs:
4
1
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1
4
1
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2
1
.
1
.
1
1wd
1
1
1
W
W
4
1
1
1
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Current Partnership: 3 runs, 1 overs, RR: 3 (MEK Hussey, Mitchell Starc )
Last Wicket:

Over 20.0  

Presentation Ceremony

Raza Hasan is the Man of the Match for his mean figures of 4-0-14-2 and this is what he has to say: "It is my first big tournament for Pakistan and I am happy to contribute. Everybody is giving me confidence in the team."

Pakistan's Captain Mohammad Hafeez says: "Everybody realized that it was a crucial situation. Nasir and Kamran played well. We really wanted the bowlers to do the job and we got a good score. Umar Gul is very handy with reverse swing. Raza Hasan was wonderful with the ball. We are not thinking about the next game. It will be great if we qualify for the semis."

The losing Australian Captain George Bailey says: "It is a disappointing loss. Pakistan's spinners bowled well. They took early wickets and put pressure on us. They did not introduce pace till the 18th over. The middle order had a hit today. It would be ideal for the top order to score majority of the runs. We need to get back to form for the semi-finals."
So big win for Pakistan and they will have to wait for the result of the India-South Africa match. Should India lose, then Pakistan will make it to the Semis with Australia already into it having gone past 112. Australia will be facing Sri Lanka in the Semi Final! That is going to be tough for them as they were very weak this evening against the Pakistani spinners!
Over 19.6 Umar Gulto Mitchell Starc, beaten, no runs
Goes for a big shot and misses a near yorker outside off.

Pakistan win by 32 runs.
19.5
0
Over 19.5 Umar Gulto Mitchell Starc, beaten, no runs
Swings at that and misses a yorker outside off.
19.4
1
Over 19.4 Umar Gulto MEK Hussey, 1 run
Goes back and tucks it to squareleg for one.
19.3
1
Over 19.3 Umar Gulto Mitchell Starc, 1 run
Top edges his pull shot off a rising delivery to the off side and gets a single. South Africa have been knocked out with this inevitable Pakistan win.
19.2
1
Over 19.2 Umar Gulto MEK Hussey, 1 run
Flicks the low full toss to long on for one.
19.1
4
Over 19.1 Umar Gulto MEK Hussey, Boundary!
Short and wide, and Hussey cuts that fiercely behind point for a boundary. That brings up his fifty and Australia qualify for the Semis with that.
End of Over 19   Australia 110/7

Patrick Cummins 0/1 Saeed Ajmal 4-0-17-3
MEK Hussey 48/44

Over 18.6 Saeed Ajmalto Patrick Cummins, LBW!!
Out for a first ball duck! The quicker doosra around off and middle and Cummins tries to flick right across the line to the full ball and is struck on the pad plumb infront.
18.5
W
Over 18.5 Saeed Ajmalto MS Wade, Bowled Him!
Bends down for a paddle sweep and doesn't connect it and gets bowled around middle by a doosra.
18.4
1
Over 18.4 Saeed Ajmalto MEK Hussey, 1 run
Goes back and punches it to deep cover point for one.
18.3
1
Over 18.3 Saeed Ajmalto MS Wade, 1 run
Goes back and cuts it to deep backward point for one.
18.2
1
Over 18.2 Saeed Ajmalto MEK Hussey, 1 run
Drags his flick towards long on for one.

Over 18.2 Saeed Ajmal to MEK Hussey, 1 wide
Bends down for a sweep and misses it down the legside. Infact there was a bit of pad in that.
18.2
0+wd
Over 18.2 Saeed Ajmalto MEK Hussey, 1 run
Drags his flick towards long on for one.

Over 18.2 Saeed Ajmal to MEK Hussey, 1 wide
Bends down for a sweep and misses it down the legside. Infact there was a bit of pad in that.
18.1
1
Over 18.1 Saeed Ajmalto MS Wade, 1 run
Bends down and paddles it to short fine leg for one.
End of Over 18   Australia 105/5

MEK Hussey 46/42 Umar Gul 1-0-4-0
MS Wade 11/11

Over 17.6 Umar Gulto MEK Hussey, no runs
Drills the yorker right back to the bowler! Australia need 7 more runs from 2 overs to qualify for the Semis.
17.5
1
Over 17.5 Umar Gulto MS Wade, 1 run
Drives the full toss one handed towards mid off for one.
17.4
0
Over 17.4 Umar Gulto MS Wade, beaten, no runs
Gets beaten by a yorker just outside off!