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)

Abdur Rehman to Watson, FOUR, top strike! Only three on the leg-side, so Watson flicks gloriously, and no-one can stop the boundary through midwicket

Australia 5/0   SR Watson 5* (4b 1x4)   Abdur Rehman 0.1-0-4-0

Umar Gul to Haddin, FOUR, slower delivery, but too short, and Haddin's delayed pull has enough legs to go all the way. Australia needed that

Australia 35/1   BJ Haddin 15* (27b 1x4 1x6)   Umar Gul 5-1-16-1

Wahab Riaz to Haddin, FOUR, a valuable boundary, and with fine leg up, Wahab can't really bowl there, on the hips. Enough bat to beat the field

Australia 44/1   BJ Haddin 21* (36b 2x4 1x6)   Wahab Riaz 0.3-0-6-0

Shahid Afridi to Haddin, FOUR, belted, hard and straight. Not a lot of feet involved, not a lot needed. That fizzed onto the bat, and straight off again

Australia 51/1   BJ Haddin 27* (40b 3x4 1x6)   Shahid Afridi 1.2-0-7-0

Wahab Riaz to Ponting, FOUR, that was a remarkable shot! Short, and badly beaten by sharp lift, and Ponting's late pull takes a fat top-edge and sails over the keeper's head for four!

Australia 57/1   RT Ponting 10* (20b 1x4)   Wahab Riaz 1.3-0-13-0

Wahab Riaz to Ponting, FOUR, over-pitched outside off this time, and that's Ponting at his best. Leaning into his cover-drive and piercing the field. He's getting into his stride now

Australia 64/1   RT Ponting 15* (22b 2x4)   Wahab Riaz 2-0-20-0

Wahab Riaz to Clarke, FOUR, Clarke gets four when he so nearly could have gone! Loose shot really, aiming an airy drive to a shortish ball, flew off the inside edge close to the stumps and actually not all that far from the wicketkeeper before disappearing to the boundary

Australia 82/2   MJ Clarke 5* (4b 1x4)   Wahab Riaz 3-0-25-0

Wahab Riaz to Clarke, FOUR, the shot looks risky but really from this line - wide outside off - Clarke is safe. He flashed an expansive drive off a thickish edge that flew past the slip to the third-man boundary

Australia 98/3   MJ Clarke 13* (17b 2x4)   Wahab Riaz 5.1-0-37-1

Umar Gul to Smith, FOUR, wow, this ferociously good timing this. Offered width Smith somehow ended up in a very conventional position to drive and it flew through the covers

Australia 162/7   SPD Smith 20* (23b 1x4)   Umar Gul 5.5-1-23-1

Umar Gul to Lee, FOUR, ooh, a second slip would have had it. As it is the outside edge flew wide of first slip and skimmed to the ropes. 200 must be Australia's target

Australia 173/8   B Lee 4* (1b 1x4)   Umar Gul 6.4-1-30-2





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