ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 40th match, Group A

Australia v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 4 wickets (with 54 balls remaining)

4.3

Umar Gul to Watson, OUT, 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!

SR Watson b Umar Gul 9 (24m 16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 56.25

Australia 12/1   BJ Haddin 2* (11b)   Umar Gul 2.3-0-5-1

18.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Ponting, OUT, 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

RT Ponting c †Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Hafeez 19 (57m 33b 2x4 0x6) SR: 57.57

Australia 75/2   BJ Haddin 37* (63b 3x4 1x6)   Mohammad Hafeez 2.4-0-6-1

23.4

Wahab Riaz to Haddin, OUT, 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.

BJ Haddin c †Kamran Akmal b Wahab Riaz 42 (102m 80b 3x4 1x6) SR: 52.50

Australia 90/3   MJ Clarke 8* (13b 1x4)   Wahab Riaz 4.4-0-30-1

30.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Clarke, OUT, 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!

CL White run out 8 (22m 18b 0x4 0x6) SR: 44.44

Australia 117/4   MJ Clarke 25* (34b 2x4)   Mohammad Hafeez 8.1-0-17-1

34.4

Abdul Razzaq to Clarke, OUT, 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

MJ Clarke b Abdul Razzaq 34 (59m 48b 2x4 0x6) SR: 70.83

Australia 134/5   MEK Hussey 8* (13b)   Abdul Razzaq 0.4-0-0-1

37.4

Abdur Rehman to Hussey, OUT, 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

MEK Hussey c Misbah-ul-Haq b Abdur Rehman 12 (29m 22b 0x4 0x6) SR: 54.54

Australia 144/6   SPD Smith 6* (9b)   Abdur Rehman 7.4-0-27-1

38.4

Abdul Razzaq to Johnson, OUT, 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

MG Johnson c †Kamran Akmal b Abdul Razzaq 0 (4m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Australia 147/7   SPD Smith 9* (12b)   Abdul Razzaq 2.4-0-7-2

44.3

Umar Gul to Krejza, OUT, 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

JJ Krejza b Umar Gul 7 (22m 19b 0x4 0x6) SR: 36.84

Australia 169/8   SPD Smith 24* (28b 1x4)   Umar Gul 6.3-1-26-2

45.5

Shahid Afridi to Smith, OUT, Afridi strikes! Smith backs away to a googly that follows him and it crashes into middle stump

SPD Smith b Shahid Afridi 25 (46m 32b 1x4 0x6) SR: 78.12

Australia 176/9   B Lee 5* (4b 1x4)   Shahid Afridi 8.5-0-34-1

46.4

Umar Gul to Lee, OUT, 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

B Lee c Misbah-ul-Haq b Umar Gul 5 (11m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 62.50

Australia 176/10   SW Tait 0* (1b)   Umar Gul 7.4-1-30-3

Photos

Mar 19, 2011

Kamran Akmal jokes were all the rage, but is this one of them? Australia v Pakistan, Group A, World Cup, Colombo, March 19, 2011

Kamran Akmal jokes were all the rage, but is this one of them?

© AFP

Mar 19, 2011

Australia get a show of support, Australia v Pakistan, Group A, World Cup, Colombo, March 19, 2011

Australia get a show of support

© Getty Images

All photos for this match | Galleries

  • ESPN Cricinfo

World Cup Videos

Dhoni takes India home

Dhoni takes India home
03:52 | Nov 4, 2014
Yuvi steers India clear

Yuvi steers India clear
03:58 | Nov 4, 2014
Dhoni takes India home

Dhoni takes India home
04:48 | Nov 4, 2014
... and that's that

... and that's that
13:40 | Apr 11, 2011