ICC Cricket World Cup, 40th Match, Group A: Australia v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS), Mar 19, 2011
ICC Cricket World Cup - 40th match, Group A
Pakistan won by 4 wickets (with 54 balls remaining)
Played at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo (neutral venue)
19 March 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)
  Australia innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal SR Watson b Umar Gul 9 24 16 1 0 56.25
4.3 that's the nut! Bang on target, nip off the seam, a loose drive and a touch of inside edge, and the stumps are shattered! 12/1
View dismissal BJ Haddin c †Kamran Akmal b Wahab Riaz 42 102 80 3 1 52.50
23.4 Wahab strikes and Australia are in trouble now! Akmal takes another catch! I between the dross Wahab has found some bounce and nibble and Haddin aimed a nothing steer to third man, got a faint edge and Kamran held on to the chance. 90/3
View dismissal RT Ponting* c †Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Hafeez 19 57 33 2 0 57.57
18.4 gone! Akmal has held a very good catch and Ponting has to go! Things really bubbling over here. Ponting went back to cut a ball which wasn't really there for it, got a thick edge that Akmal did well to hold. It was given not out originally, but rightly was overturned on review. While waiting for the third umpire to confirm the edge there was some verbal exchanges though between Haddin and the Pakistan fielders and plenty of chat as Ponting was sent on his way 75/2
View dismissal MJ Clarke b Abdul Razzaq 34 59 48 2 0 70.83
34.4 that was coming all the way through that over. Clarke didn't look happy at Razzaq's box of tricks, and an attempted pull somehow wriggles through the stroke to dislodge the off bail 134/5
View dismissal CL White run out (Misbah-ul-Haq/†Kamran Akmal) 8 22 18 0 0 44.44
30.1 Mohammad Hafeez to Clarke, chaos! White is run out in a terrible mix-up, a flick off the hip, Misbah swooped at short backward square, Akmal takes and the replay is conclusive! 117/4
View dismissal MEK Hussey c Misbah-ul-Haq b Abdur Rehman 12 29 22 0 0 54.54
37.4 that's as soft as a baby possum. Hussey hardly got to the pitch of that one, and lobbed a simple chance to short midwicket. The two-paced wicket might take some of the blame, but that was poor from such an experienced campaigner 144/6
View dismissal SPD Smith b Shahid Afridi 25 46 32 1 0 78.12
45.5 Afridi strikes! Smith backs away to a googly that follows him and it crashes into middle stump 176/9
View dismissal MG Johnson c †Kamran Akmal b Abdul Razzaq 0 4 3 0 0 0.00
38.4 outside off, nipping off the seam, grazing the edge, and Johnson is gone for a duck! The extra bounce did the trick, and Akmal's glovework has been as good as ... well, ever, probably 147/7
View dismissal JJ Krejza b Umar Gul 7 22 19 0 0 36.84
44.3 there it is! The Umar Gul inswinging yorker strikes again. Why did he wait so long? Krejza backed away to give himself room to pierce the off side but he missed and the stumps were shattered instead 169/8
View dismissal B Lee c Misbah-ul-Haq b Umar Gul 5 11 8 1 0 62.50
46.4 that's it! Australia slump to 176 all out - their lowest since 1992. Pakistan have a celebratory huddle! Lee aimed a swipe but it got high on the bat and looped to mid-off 176/10
SW Tait not out 0 5 1 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 5, w 10) 15
  Total (all out; 46.4 overs; 195 mins) 176 (3.77 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets Umar Gul 7.4 1 30 3 3.91 32 3 0 (1w)
4.3 to Watson, that's the nut! Bang on target, nip off the seam, a loose drive and a touch of inside edge, and the stumps are shattered! 12/1
44.3 to Krejza, there it is! The Umar Gul inswinging yorker strikes again. Why did he wait so long? Krejza backed away to give himself room to pierce the off side but he missed and the stumps were shattered instead 169/8
46.4 to Lee, that's it! Australia slump to 176 all out - their lowest since 1992. Pakistan have a celebratory huddle! Lee aimed a swipe but it got high on the bat and looped to mid-off 176/10
View wicket Abdur Rehman 10 0 34 1 3.40 37 1 1 (1w)
37.4 to Hussey, that's as soft as a baby possum. Hussey hardly got to the pitch of that one, and lobbed a simple chance to short midwicket. The two-paced wicket might take some of the blame, but that was poor from such an experienced campaigner 144/6
View wicket Shahid Afridi 9 0 34 1 3.77 27 1 0 (1w)
45.5 to Smith, Afridi strikes! Smith backs away to a googly that follows him and it crashes into middle stump 176/9
View wicket Wahab Riaz 6 0 39 1 6.50 17 5 0 (3w)
23.4 to Haddin, Wahab strikes and Australia are in trouble now! Akmal takes another catch! I between the dross Wahab has found some bounce and nibble and Haddin aimed a nothing steer to third man, got a faint edge and Kamran held on to the chance. 90/3
View wicket Mohammad Hafeez 10 0 26 1 2.60 36 0 0
18.4 to Ponting, gone! Akmal has held a very good catch and Ponting has to go! Things really bubbling over here. Ponting went back to cut a ball which wasn't really there for it, got a thick edge that Akmal did well to hold. It was given not out originally, but rightly was overturned on review. While waiting for the third umpire to confirm the edge there was some verbal exchanges though between Haddin and the Pakistan fielders and plenty of chat as Ponting was sent on his way 75/2
View wickets Abdul Razzaq 4 0 8 2 2.00 18 0 0
34.4 to Clarke, that was coming all the way through that over. Clarke didn't look happy at Razzaq's box of tricks, and an attempted pull somehow wriggles through the stroke to dislodge the off bail 134/5
38.4 to Johnson, outside off, nipping off the seam, grazing the edge, and Johnson is gone for a duck! The extra bounce did the trick, and Akmal's glovework has been as good as ... well, ever, probably 147/7
  Pakistan innings (target: 177 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Kamran Akmal lbw b Lee 23 48 27 5 0 85.18
8.4 there it is! A big appeal, late in-dip from a full length, but Akmal has gone for the review. I think it's optimistic. He was struck on the back leg, and that will surely clip the stumps. Indeed it does. A vital breakthrough! 45/2
View dismissal Mohammad Hafeez c & b Lee 5 12 8 1 0 62.50
2.4 there it is! The breakthrough looked imminent, and so it was. A rapid delivery, Hafeez closed the face too early as he attempted to work a straight ball through midwicket, but a looping leading edge tempts Lee into a full-on sprint out of his follow-through, and he clings on to an excellent stretching take! 12/1
View dismissal Asad Shafiq c Watson b Johnson 46 148 81 5 0 56.79
31.6 a twist!? Surely not. But it is Pakistan, they're like England! Johnson removes the anchor Shafiq. Extra bounce clips the glove and heads towards slip, Haddin sprawls across to confuse the catcher but Watson's composure is intact and so it the catch! 139/5
View dismissal Younis Khan c †Haddin b Lee 31 66 42 4 0 73.80
22.4 the change works! Younis has played a ropey dab outside off stump, a thin but undoubtable nick through to Haddin, and Australia have their opening! 98/3
View dismissal Misbah-ul-Haq c †Haddin b Lee 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
22.5 two in two! Sensational bowling from Lee! Outside off, in the channel, just enough lift, and Misbah's loose poke finds a grazed edge to Haddin! 98/4
Umar Akmal not out 44 80 59 4 1 74.57
View dismissal Shahid Afridi* c Lee b Krejza 2 3 4 0 0 50.00
32.5 well, that was woefully predictable. Wearily predictable. Block, block, block, bust! Skips down the wicket, leans back and heaves. Not sure he bothered looking at the ball though and it went straight down long-on's throat 142/6
Abdul Razzaq not out 20 33 24 2 0 83.33
Extras (b 2, lb 1, w 4) 7
  Total (6 wickets; 41 overs; 199 mins) 178 (4.34 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets B Lee 8 1 28 4 3.50 33 4 0
2.4 to Mohammad Hafeez, there it is! The breakthrough looked imminent, and so it was. A rapid delivery, Hafeez closed the face too early as he attempted to work a straight ball through midwicket, but a looping leading edge tempts Lee into a full-on sprint out of his follow-through, and he clings on to an excellent stretching take! 12/1
8.4 to Kamran Akmal, there it is! A big appeal, late in-dip from a full length, but Akmal has gone for the review. I think it's optimistic. He was struck on the back leg, and that will surely clip the stumps. Indeed it does. A vital breakthrough! 45/2
22.4 to Younis Khan, the change works! Younis has played a ropey dab outside off stump, a thin but undoubtable nick through to Haddin, and Australia have their opening! 98/3
22.5 to Misbah-ul-Haq, two in two! Sensational bowling from Lee! Outside off, in the channel, just enough lift, and Misbah's loose poke finds a grazed edge to Haddin! 98/4
  SW Tait 8 1 37 0 4.62 32 4 0 (3w)
View wicket MG Johnson 9 1 40 1 4.44 33 5 0 (1w)
31.6 to Asad Shafiq, a twist!? Surely not. But it is Pakistan, they're like England! Johnson removes the anchor Shafiq. Extra bounce clips the glove and heads towards slip, Haddin sprawls across to confuse the catcher but Watson's composure is intact and so it the catch! 139/5
  SR Watson 6 0 26 0 4.33 22 4 0
View wicket JJ Krejza 10 0 44 1 4.40 35 4 1
32.5 to Shahid Afridi, well, that was woefully predictable. Wearily predictable. Block, block, block, bust! Skips down the wicket, leans back and heaves. Not sure he bothered looking at the ball though and it went straight down long-on's throat 142/6

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Points - Pakistan 2, Australia 0
Player of the match - Umar Akmal (Pakistan)
Umpires - M Erasmus (South Africa) and AL Hill (New Zealand)
TV umpire - NJ Llong (England)
Match referee - BC Broad (England)
Reserve umpire - TH Wijewardene

Match Notes


    • Australia innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 36 runs, 1 wicket)
    • Over 1.2: Review by Pakistan (Bowling), Umpire - AL Hill, Batsman - SR Watson (Struck down)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0 (Bowling side - 31 runs, 0 wicket)
    • Australia: 50 runs in 12.2 overs (74 balls), Extras 9
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 57 balls (BJ Haddin 28, RT Ponting 15, Ex 9)
    • Drinks: Australia - 70/1 in 16.0 overs (BJ Haddin 34, RT Ponting 17)
    • Over 18.4: Review by Pakistan (Bowling), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - RT Ponting (Upheld)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 25.5 overs (155 balls), Extras 13
    • Drinks: Australia - 134/5 in 34.4 overs (MEK Hussey 8)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 41.1 overs (247 balls), Extras 14
    • Powerplay 3: Overs 45.1 - 50.0 (Batting side - 3 runs, 2 wickets)
    • Innings Break: Australia - 176/10 in 46.4 overs (SW Tait 0)
    • Pakistan innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 45 runs, 2 wickets)
    • Over 4.5: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - Kamran Akmal (Struck down)
    • Over 8.4: Review by Pakistan (Batting), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - Kamran Akmal (Struck down)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0 (Bowling side - 17 runs, 0 wicket)
    • Pakistan: 50 runs in 10.3 overs (63 balls), Extras 2
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 59/2 in 14.0 overs (Asad Shafiq 25, Younis Khan 4)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 78 balls (Asad Shafiq 20, Younis Khan 29, Ex 1)
    • Pakistan: 100 runs in 23.3 overs (141 balls), Extras 3
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 120/4 in 27.0 overs (Asad Shafiq 41, Umar Akmal 16)
    • Pakistan: 150 runs in 34.2 overs (206 balls), Extras 4
    • Attendance - 30,000
 
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