Aus v Pak, Super Eights, World Twenty20, Colombo October 1, 2012

Watson's dominance is absolute

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Even Australia's captain is running out of words to describe Shane Watson's current form. Four matches into the tournament, Australia's supposedly suspect middle order has barely seen the light of day. Watson is yet to be dismissed for less than 50, has made a tournament-leading 234 runs with a strike rate of 164, has hit the most sixes and is the leading wicket-taker to boot.

He prospered on the bouncy tracks at the start of the tournament, and has remained as effective when they have slowed down. Oppositions have bowled short to him, whether by plan or mistake, and Watson has been unerringly brutal. Others have tried pitching fuller, but his lofted drives have been no less merciful. He has been as comfortable against Dale Steyn's swing as he was against Sunil Narine's offspin. His bowling almost seems an afterthought, given how colossal he has been with the bat, but Pakistan will do well to plan for his steady seamers as well, if they wish to avoid a three-way tie for the second semi-final berth or being knocked out by an Indian victory.

"Things are just falling my way at the moment," Watson said. "Even against South Africa, bowling-wise the wicket of AB de Villiers wasn't one of the better balls I bowled, especially with the field I had. Batting-wise I knew how important it was to get through the first four or five overs with the quality of quick bowlers South Africa had, and then you sort of hope you can get away. You've just got to make the most of it when you can because I know how quickly it can turn and your form can go against you."

Australia arrived at the World Twenty20 barely fending off Ireland for number 9 in the Twenty20 rankings but with four dominant victories, have established themselves as the frontrunners of their Super Eights group. Watson said although Australia had lost the Twenty20 series against Pakistan in the UAE days before arriving in Sri Lanka, that experience has played a significant role in their success at the World Twenty20 so far.

"I think we all knew exactly what conditions we were going to have," he said. "The conditions in Dubai were brilliant practice because what we had there was very similar to what we have here. We know the further the tournament goes, the more it's going to turn. That's going to be a big challenge for us, but at the moment, the top three [are] scoring the bulk of the runs, and when that happens you are able to keep your run rate pretty high."

Australia picked left-arm spinner Xavier Doherty ahead of seam-bowling allrounder Daniel Christian for their match against South Africa, on a drier-looking pitch than the surfaces they had encountered previously in Colombo. Doherty took 3 wickets for 20 having opened the bowling, including the scalps of Richard Levi and Jacques Kallis in the first three overs. With pitches expected to become more spin-friendly as the tournament progresses, Australia captain George Bailey said Doherty's attitude and form was encouraging ahead of their match with Pakistan.

"Xavier handled the pressure of taking the new ball really well. It was a really specific role that we wanted him for today and he got the absolute best result that he could have. To have South Africa three wickets down after that first six overs really put them on the backfoot and made it hard for them to gain any momentum through those middle overs."

Bailey said Australia are also wary of the spin threat their opponents pose. Saeed Ajmal was the leading wicket-taker in the UAE series, with six wickets at 8.66 and an economy rate of 4.33, while left arm spinner Raza Hasan and offspinner Mohammad Hafeez took five wickets between them. Bailey said Australia's batsmen had had trouble reading Ajmal, but that they had learnt from their clashes with him in the UAE and devised new strategies for him.

"I don't know if you can decode Ajmal. He's going to be a key for the rest of the tournament, and will probably become more dangerous the deeper the tournament goes. We've got some thoughts and ideas, but if he comes out and bowls unbelievably, it's going to be tough for sure."

Andrew Fernando is ESPNcricinfo's correspondent in Sri Lanka

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  • POSTED BY on | October 2, 2012, 12:09 GMT

    Watson's dominance will work agst AUS. His dominance has prevented the other players from coming to the party in a big way. And he will fail in one of the remaining games and when he does, Aus will be in big trouble. Let,s hope he doesn't fail in the semis or the finals. On the other hand Gayle's failures were up front, and allowed the other players opportunities. Along with the two hard fought victories, WI is now battle ready, and a force to reckon. However, I like AUS in this one.

  • POSTED BY on | October 2, 2012, 9:49 GMT

    As an Australian, our form thus far has me a little worried. This is cricket, and no matter the player, there are cases where they will be bowled out cheaply. It just seems we have relied an awful lot on Watson so far and if he falls early we could be in trouble....

  • POSTED BY bjg62 on | October 2, 2012, 9:44 GMT

    Ahhhh RednWhiteArmy! So all along Andrew Symond's inability to handle the pressure at the top can be tracked back to his English bloodlines. Thanks very much for pointing that out to me...

  • POSTED BY Joy_Shree_Krishna on | October 2, 2012, 9:40 GMT

    For Watto a tough battle on the cards is awaiting, especially playing the wizard called "Ajmal", provided if he survives the early bite of Hasan and Hafeez, but if he can play out the spinners, Pak can well go on chasing the leather. But for starters its the Pakis who have to bat and normally they like setting totals. All the Best 2 both the teams.

  • POSTED BY navsl on | October 2, 2012, 9:30 GMT

    Truly this man is great not like the overrated Indian batsman like kholie. Who can only play on flat pitches and couldn't handle classy phase attack. But this man can do it in anywhere.

  • POSTED BY cricket_fan_1980 on | October 2, 2012, 9:23 GMT

    Watson this tournament is reminding me of Afridi in 2009, dominating generally on the field and coming out with major accolades like leading wickets, runs etc. Only difference is, then Afridi peaked in the semi-final and final. Has Watson peaked too soon? :) Well, I wouldn't bet any money on it, Watson tends to be quite consistent on his good runs. If Pak get Watson, Warner and Mike Hussey early on, the Aussie's are going to be up against it ...

  • POSTED BY Rez_Rez on | October 2, 2012, 9:13 GMT

    Pakistan have no chance. they can only play on their day. Australia and Watson in their best form at this moment. So Pakistan can only watch with their bowlers when Watson starts.

  • POSTED BY zenboomerang on | October 2, 2012, 7:25 GMT

    @RednWhiteArmy :- "Probably australias best all rounder since Englishman Andrew Symonds"... Born to WI father & Scandinavian mother in Eng, adopted out as a baby & moved to Oz... Yes, I do love his englishness... lol...

  • POSTED BY Meety on | October 2, 2012, 7:07 GMT

    @RednWhiteArmy on (October 02 2012, 04:02 AM GMT) - great, you're here, can you let us know how England are progressing? Two teams have been eliminated last night, NZ and ....?????

  • POSTED BY shaz101 on | October 2, 2012, 6:36 GMT

    I can feel tonight it will be all or nothing for Pakistan.. They will have to bat first and score 160-185 (how not sure) and bowl, field their a*s of... if they are chasing than forget it they will be blown away by Starc, Cummins and co...2nd game I hope India gets smashed as well because I think team SAF has been the better side in all department but the kuggage they have carried since entering the world cricket marred them of winning any silverware to date... I think they would want to win for sake of winning at least one game in super eight and it will all depend how the match before their fair.. I Pak lose they will be full on confidence to beat india as they will be in prime position to claim that elusive 4th spot for the semis.

    food for thought... any one considered Aussies to lose to Pakistan and Indian to beat SAF and both qualify and Aust after winning 4 straight games would miss out on the SF spot. I think this will be a extraordinary change of event and would make T20 mad

  • POSTED BY on | October 2, 2012, 12:09 GMT

    Watson's dominance will work agst AUS. His dominance has prevented the other players from coming to the party in a big way. And he will fail in one of the remaining games and when he does, Aus will be in big trouble. Let,s hope he doesn't fail in the semis or the finals. On the other hand Gayle's failures were up front, and allowed the other players opportunities. Along with the two hard fought victories, WI is now battle ready, and a force to reckon. However, I like AUS in this one.

  • POSTED BY on | October 2, 2012, 9:49 GMT

    As an Australian, our form thus far has me a little worried. This is cricket, and no matter the player, there are cases where they will be bowled out cheaply. It just seems we have relied an awful lot on Watson so far and if he falls early we could be in trouble....

  • POSTED BY bjg62 on | October 2, 2012, 9:44 GMT

    Ahhhh RednWhiteArmy! So all along Andrew Symond's inability to handle the pressure at the top can be tracked back to his English bloodlines. Thanks very much for pointing that out to me...

  • POSTED BY Joy_Shree_Krishna on | October 2, 2012, 9:40 GMT

    For Watto a tough battle on the cards is awaiting, especially playing the wizard called "Ajmal", provided if he survives the early bite of Hasan and Hafeez, but if he can play out the spinners, Pak can well go on chasing the leather. But for starters its the Pakis who have to bat and normally they like setting totals. All the Best 2 both the teams.

  • POSTED BY navsl on | October 2, 2012, 9:30 GMT

    Truly this man is great not like the overrated Indian batsman like kholie. Who can only play on flat pitches and couldn't handle classy phase attack. But this man can do it in anywhere.

  • POSTED BY cricket_fan_1980 on | October 2, 2012, 9:23 GMT

    Watson this tournament is reminding me of Afridi in 2009, dominating generally on the field and coming out with major accolades like leading wickets, runs etc. Only difference is, then Afridi peaked in the semi-final and final. Has Watson peaked too soon? :) Well, I wouldn't bet any money on it, Watson tends to be quite consistent on his good runs. If Pak get Watson, Warner and Mike Hussey early on, the Aussie's are going to be up against it ...

  • POSTED BY Rez_Rez on | October 2, 2012, 9:13 GMT

    Pakistan have no chance. they can only play on their day. Australia and Watson in their best form at this moment. So Pakistan can only watch with their bowlers when Watson starts.

  • POSTED BY zenboomerang on | October 2, 2012, 7:25 GMT

    @RednWhiteArmy :- "Probably australias best all rounder since Englishman Andrew Symonds"... Born to WI father & Scandinavian mother in Eng, adopted out as a baby & moved to Oz... Yes, I do love his englishness... lol...

  • POSTED BY Meety on | October 2, 2012, 7:07 GMT

    @RednWhiteArmy on (October 02 2012, 04:02 AM GMT) - great, you're here, can you let us know how England are progressing? Two teams have been eliminated last night, NZ and ....?????

  • POSTED BY shaz101 on | October 2, 2012, 6:36 GMT

    I can feel tonight it will be all or nothing for Pakistan.. They will have to bat first and score 160-185 (how not sure) and bowl, field their a*s of... if they are chasing than forget it they will be blown away by Starc, Cummins and co...2nd game I hope India gets smashed as well because I think team SAF has been the better side in all department but the kuggage they have carried since entering the world cricket marred them of winning any silverware to date... I think they would want to win for sake of winning at least one game in super eight and it will all depend how the match before their fair.. I Pak lose they will be full on confidence to beat india as they will be in prime position to claim that elusive 4th spot for the semis.

    food for thought... any one considered Aussies to lose to Pakistan and Indian to beat SAF and both qualify and Aust after winning 4 straight games would miss out on the SF spot. I think this will be a extraordinary change of event and would make T20 mad

  • POSTED BY Bay-Lagaam on | October 2, 2012, 6:18 GMT

    Hafeez Bhai... Win the toss and choose to bowl 1st as Ausies are looking very hungry to chase any score they needed, put ur best bowlers to get top 3 out 1st over by Raza Hassan, Second by You or Ajji Bhai... dont look for seamers until u really need them to bowl... if watson and warner gone in 1st 5 overs thn victory will be ours INSHALLAH.. Please don't be panic and hasitnt as we want you to play good, winning is another matter.

  • POSTED BY on | October 2, 2012, 6:12 GMT

    T20 is an unpredictable format, lead in form has little say. Pakistan are one of the most dangerous teams in the world in any format. This could well be a preview of the final.

  • POSTED BY LilAnzac on | October 2, 2012, 5:31 GMT

    @ kapil_choudhary. Where is your logic in Aus dropping their best 2 spinners on a dry turning Sri Lankan deck?? If Pak is so good against spin what happened against India?? The only creaming taking place will be our top 3 against your bowling.. Not sure we'll need the other 7..again!! See off Ajmal and destroy the rest..

  • POSTED BY RednWhiteArmy on | October 2, 2012, 4:02 GMT

    Probably australias best all rounder since Englishman Andrew Symonds

  • POSTED BY Desihungama on | October 2, 2012, 3:41 GMT

    Great going Shane. Just love watching you play cricket. Fearsome player. The way he is playing at the moment reminds me Dilshan for SL in 2009WT. But I do hope he does not get going come Tuesday. You don't tell Aussies they are ranked below Ireland. They are playing with a purpose. Good luck Pak.

  • POSTED BY abdul sattar on | October 1, 2012, 23:28 GMT

    attack watson warner with your best bowler saeed ajmal,and to get them out hafeez must be brave give ajmal all his 4 overs in begining if aussie openers are set then it will be allover y can not contain them ,get them out with your best bowler dont worry about 1or 2 sixes get their wkts,only way to restrict them.

  • POSTED BY RandyOZ on | October 1, 2012, 23:10 GMT

    The dominance of Watto is unbelievable. Could almost single handedly win the tournament. Still not sold of Warner though............

  • POSTED BY Kapil_Choudhary on | October 1, 2012, 23:00 GMT

    Aus need to make the tough call and drop at least one out of Doherty and Hogg. SA and Pak are different kettles of fish - Pak will cream the Aus spinners - especially Doherty..

  • POSTED BY Rahulbose on | October 1, 2012, 22:28 GMT

    Pakistan have a good chance. They played Aus recently so will be familiar with players and will have the confidence of having beaten them in UAE. They only need to pray the law of averages catches up to Watson in time.

  • POSTED BY East_West on | October 1, 2012, 21:19 GMT

    The way Aussies are playing might not be matched by anyone - they were number 1 before and they will be soon - past glories of West Indies and Australia demonstrate that one need to have a killer instinct and ruthless in their approach - clive Loyd genre did it and Aussies did it - and did it for a long time - India was there for a while -nah! let me be honest - they were there for 1 minute and that's about it and were bulldozed by Australia and England recently but refused to believe that "they are NOT good"- does not matter it is Tests OR T20s.. if Australia plays the way they are playing - we will not be surprised they will reach the top - SA has all the talent but are chokers - although I am a fan of India, Indians lack killer instinct and work ethics to be at top - they are good at one thing - sitting and living on the past glory - we all should learn from Aussies, esp from WATSON - his approach and hunger are not shown by anyone in the past 10 games - Kudos from an Indian Fan!

  • POSTED BY Crunchtime1 on | October 1, 2012, 21:18 GMT

    Watto is Mr Australia. you know what they say, if you want something done right, you gotta do it yourself (with a little help M.Hussey). Love watching Watto bat.

  • POSTED BY MysticMan on | October 1, 2012, 20:31 GMT

    If Pakistan can get rid of Shane Watson early, they maybe in with a chance to get to the Oz underbelly (their middle order). Law of averages dictates that this will happen soon and I would not rule out Pakistan, who will fight like cornered tigers. Let us realize that the T20 format can make good teams look bad and OK teams look good. If Pakistan can come through with their bowling, this will be a cracker of a match.

  • POSTED BY on | October 1, 2012, 20:21 GMT

    I am afraid I would have to agree with the most of the commenters that Pakistan has slim to nill chance tomorrow. Pakistani batting needs some depth and stability. We need batsmen who can hit well instead of hitters who dont know how to keep eye on the ball and don't know the gaps. I agree, we have some good bowlers but we should/could not expect them to bat as well. Good Luck as we would need a whole bunch of it tomorrow or go back home.....:(

  • POSTED BY AlistairLW on | October 1, 2012, 20:19 GMT

    "...but his lofted drives have been no less merciful". Shouldn't that be "no less merciless" (as in, " just as merciless")?

  • POSTED BY SaeedKhanNiazi on | October 1, 2012, 20:05 GMT

    There is no such thing as "good luck", when you are playing an opposition such as Australia. Scratch that,first you got to get through Shane Watson before even attempting to play the rest of the team. With the way he has been handling every team with his batting and bowling abilities, luck is not an issue. They will eat this crippled Pakistan team. It is a simple fact and the nature of reality. When you go up against a team and a person as Shane Watson, who is a force by himself to be reckoned with, nothing will save Pakistan's demolition tomorrow. So we can keep saying " good luck Pakistan", at the end of the day they are who they are unless they decide to play sensibly and not collapse. I guess luck is the last resort we Pakistanis always rely on because it's an indirect indication that we have sever doubts in our players ;). hahahahahahaha even though we shouldn't believe in luck anyways! Whatever is destined is destined.

  • POSTED BY on | October 1, 2012, 19:54 GMT

    Aussies should rename their team to "Watson XI".

  • POSTED BY ammar7may on | October 1, 2012, 19:24 GMT

    If you cannot give a slip to a bowler to attack with 11 men in the field, you are unlikely to give him a slip, even if you have 15 in the field. When you give slip to a bowler, at least you give him cue to attack somewhere, and not to toggle around all the ground. If you pack the side with 5 spinners (Hafeez, Shoaib, Ajmal, Raza, Afridi), and then don't give them a slip fielder to attack, then why you select too many of them in the final XI. Start with pacers, so that they give something to spinners to carry on, as spinner alone have never won other than test matches. You are totally not justifying with quality spinners by keeping them to try on their own and just finish their bowling quota. If batsmen doesn't do any mistake (as was against India), then how you will take a wicket with that defensive approach. So I recommend one slip throughout the match.

  • POSTED BY o0oPiTBuLLo0o on | October 1, 2012, 19:18 GMT

    Its really an UPHILL task for Pakistan. These both teams have played each other recently i Dubai. Lets see what both the teams have learn from each other and see which team applies it and which team fails to learn or fails to apply tomorrow. All the very best AUS. Hammer them HarD !

  • POSTED BY ammar7may on | October 1, 2012, 19:13 GMT

    Pakistan do have a bright chance for Semis, if they well balance their side. They must balance two proper in form pacers from right from the start, no matter how many runs they concede, and trust them to take few early wickets. Then starts the actual contest, where spinners can take on. Only one hard hitter is enough throughout the top batting order, though he be Imran Nazir, or Afridi, or Umer Gul. Rest should be packed with genuine batsmen. Opening slot must be returned to genuine batsman (Big Akmal / Jamshed). Hafeez needs rest, or just consider him a bowler for being so inconsistent at top of the order. Top order 5 batsmen must be good batsmen (Big Akmal, Jamshed, Asad, Umer Akmal, they need to play 20 overs). All rounders start coming at 5th slot, when all genuine batsmen already gone (Hafeez, Shoaib, Afridi, Gul, Abdul Razaq, Yasir Arafat). There are 11 men, so make one slip available for all the bowlers, as they are expected to take wicket, but not just to complete their quota.

  • POSTED BY SaeedKhanNiazi on | October 1, 2012, 19:11 GMT

    @Muhammad Salman Khaliq: I completely agree with you on every point. I left a comment a few days ago on an article regrading Afridi, but it seemed like it was not posted up. Afridi has been a real downer in this entire tournament. After his horrible display in just about everything, I gave up altogether on Afridi. I mean I am at the point where I could care less if he even hits a century (I highly doubt it) next game. And then seeing Pakistan perform, even the games they won by a hair-line margin, I hope they don't make it to the finals, simply because they do not deserve it. Not being able to win a single game comprehensively and allowing themselves to struggle keeping wickets in hand is pathetic. You see a major trend here: When they lose they lose big. When they win they, they barely make it out alive. Theme: there is no confidence but a shaky foundation. The way Australia play chase totals is how the game should be played. Try to win with as many wickets in hand at the end.

  • POSTED BY Yousufosman4u on | October 1, 2012, 19:06 GMT

    Good Luck to Pakistan against Australia.

  • POSTED BY on | October 1, 2012, 18:44 GMT

    I think Australia will win this match with big marine. and i have second opinion about team india is that they might also loss this match.

  • POSTED BY on | October 1, 2012, 18:42 GMT

    Superman returns.......congrats Watto.......you have been excellent...lets see how you deal with Ajmal.

  • POSTED BY Canuckistani on | October 1, 2012, 18:13 GMT

    Pakistan needs proper planning. In 2009, the take down of the tournament's inform batsman Dilshan is an example, how Dilshan was worked over by M.Amir for his specific weaknesses. That changed the whole match. The thinktank needs to come up with plans for Watson particularly. This gives Pak the only fighting chance. Pakistan has fed Watson in UAE, he's devouring everything in his path now.

  • POSTED BY on | October 1, 2012, 17:34 GMT

    @ Md. Salma.....I see no chance for India.....I hope at least one of us make it.....

  • POSTED BY on | October 1, 2012, 17:05 GMT

    theres no chance that Pakistan can win tomorrow. Australia has been the best team in this World Cup, on the other hand Pak has lot of problems in all the three departments. Pakistan's bowling and fielding has been pathetic and they cannot give a fight to Australia. Australia will thrash Pakistan heavily. Remember the 3rd T20I at Dubai last month where Pak was bowled out for lowest total

  • POSTED BY on | October 1, 2012, 15:43 GMT

    Its very difficult now for Pakistan to reach semis. With this pathetic batting performance, Pakistan does not deserve to qualify for the semi finals.The match against India was a great lesson for team management and selectors that mediocre so called players like Hafeez and Imran Nazir should not be selected in first place leave alone captaincy. With the form Australia is in currently, I see no chance for Pakistan.

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  • POSTED BY on | October 1, 2012, 15:43 GMT

    Its very difficult now for Pakistan to reach semis. With this pathetic batting performance, Pakistan does not deserve to qualify for the semi finals.The match against India was a great lesson for team management and selectors that mediocre so called players like Hafeez and Imran Nazir should not be selected in first place leave alone captaincy. With the form Australia is in currently, I see no chance for Pakistan.

  • POSTED BY on | October 1, 2012, 17:05 GMT

    theres no chance that Pakistan can win tomorrow. Australia has been the best team in this World Cup, on the other hand Pak has lot of problems in all the three departments. Pakistan's bowling and fielding has been pathetic and they cannot give a fight to Australia. Australia will thrash Pakistan heavily. Remember the 3rd T20I at Dubai last month where Pak was bowled out for lowest total

  • POSTED BY on | October 1, 2012, 17:34 GMT

    @ Md. Salma.....I see no chance for India.....I hope at least one of us make it.....

  • POSTED BY Canuckistani on | October 1, 2012, 18:13 GMT

    Pakistan needs proper planning. In 2009, the take down of the tournament's inform batsman Dilshan is an example, how Dilshan was worked over by M.Amir for his specific weaknesses. That changed the whole match. The thinktank needs to come up with plans for Watson particularly. This gives Pak the only fighting chance. Pakistan has fed Watson in UAE, he's devouring everything in his path now.

  • POSTED BY on | October 1, 2012, 18:42 GMT

    Superman returns.......congrats Watto.......you have been excellent...lets see how you deal with Ajmal.

  • POSTED BY on | October 1, 2012, 18:44 GMT

    I think Australia will win this match with big marine. and i have second opinion about team india is that they might also loss this match.

  • POSTED BY Yousufosman4u on | October 1, 2012, 19:06 GMT

    Good Luck to Pakistan against Australia.

  • POSTED BY SaeedKhanNiazi on | October 1, 2012, 19:11 GMT

    @Muhammad Salman Khaliq: I completely agree with you on every point. I left a comment a few days ago on an article regrading Afridi, but it seemed like it was not posted up. Afridi has been a real downer in this entire tournament. After his horrible display in just about everything, I gave up altogether on Afridi. I mean I am at the point where I could care less if he even hits a century (I highly doubt it) next game. And then seeing Pakistan perform, even the games they won by a hair-line margin, I hope they don't make it to the finals, simply because they do not deserve it. Not being able to win a single game comprehensively and allowing themselves to struggle keeping wickets in hand is pathetic. You see a major trend here: When they lose they lose big. When they win they, they barely make it out alive. Theme: there is no confidence but a shaky foundation. The way Australia play chase totals is how the game should be played. Try to win with as many wickets in hand at the end.

  • POSTED BY ammar7may on | October 1, 2012, 19:13 GMT

    Pakistan do have a bright chance for Semis, if they well balance their side. They must balance two proper in form pacers from right from the start, no matter how many runs they concede, and trust them to take few early wickets. Then starts the actual contest, where spinners can take on. Only one hard hitter is enough throughout the top batting order, though he be Imran Nazir, or Afridi, or Umer Gul. Rest should be packed with genuine batsmen. Opening slot must be returned to genuine batsman (Big Akmal / Jamshed). Hafeez needs rest, or just consider him a bowler for being so inconsistent at top of the order. Top order 5 batsmen must be good batsmen (Big Akmal, Jamshed, Asad, Umer Akmal, they need to play 20 overs). All rounders start coming at 5th slot, when all genuine batsmen already gone (Hafeez, Shoaib, Afridi, Gul, Abdul Razaq, Yasir Arafat). There are 11 men, so make one slip available for all the bowlers, as they are expected to take wicket, but not just to complete their quota.

  • POSTED BY o0oPiTBuLLo0o on | October 1, 2012, 19:18 GMT

    Its really an UPHILL task for Pakistan. These both teams have played each other recently i Dubai. Lets see what both the teams have learn from each other and see which team applies it and which team fails to learn or fails to apply tomorrow. All the very best AUS. Hammer them HarD !