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)

Welcome back. It's been an historic day in Colombo. For the first time in 12 years, Australia have been bowled out in a World Cup game, and they face the very real prospect of defeat. It's been a two-paced track, however, and with a pace trio of Lee, Tait and Johnson, express pace and uneven bounce could yet turn the tables. Personally, I still fancy this one to go down to the wire.

Kamran Akmal will face Lee, with two slips in place

0.1

Lee to Kamran Akmal, no run, a beauty to start the innings, perfect line and length, and a nibble of late swing. Akmal swishes at thin air

0.2

Lee to Kamran Akmal, no run, more swing under the floodlights, and that one doesn't get up either. Left alone, but already signs of that uneven bounce

0.3

Lee to Kamran Akmal, no run, blocked on off stump, no swing this time as Akmal defends with an open face

0.4

Lee to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, that's a hideous stroke, but they all count. An ugly cross-batted wave of the bat, more of a standing sweep than a full-blooded pull. A big top edge and none of the slips can get close!

0.5

Lee to Kamran Akmal, no run, a mix-up in the middle of the pitch! Kamran flicks off his hip, and the batsmen almost shake hands while deciding whether to run. The shy goes wide

0.6

Lee to Kamran Akmal, no run, stands firm in defence. A lively start!

End of over 1 (4 runs) Pakistan 4/0 (173 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 3.53)
Kamran Akmal    4* (6b 1x4)      B Lee    1-0-4-0
Mohammad Hafeez    0* (0b)     

Well, well. That's set the tone. Pakistan look anxious, and here's Shaun Tait to put the wind up them. He's rrrrapid

1.1

Tait to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, a big effort, and a decent line. Outside off, through to the keeper

1.2

Tait to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, you can't bowl there to an opener! On the toes, flicked beautifully through square leg. No stopping that one

1.3

Tait to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, extra lift from a good length, strong wrists turn a single to fine leg

1.4

Tait to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, three slips in place now as Akmal fences a single to third man

1.5

Tait to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, a swish and a miss, outside off, swinging late towards the slips. Good delivery

1.6

Tait to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 wide, that's the worst of Tait shortly after the best of him. An ugly bouncer, barely crosses the tramlines

1.6

Tait to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, and now he tightens his line again. Sharp

End of over 2 (7 runs) Pakistan 11/0 (166 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 5.50, RRR: 3.45)
Mohammad Hafeez    5* (5b 1x4)      SW Tait    1-0-7-0
Kamran Akmal    5* (7b 1x4)      B Lee    1-0-4-0

2.1

Lee to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, banged into the hip, flicked to square leg

Michael Vaughan among others has tweeted he reckons the Aussies will win this. On this early evidence, I'd say he's got a point.

2.2

Lee to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, excellent carry from a tight line. Well left

2.3

Lee to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, full and straight, not quite a yorker, but attacking the stumps. Pushed to mid-off

2.4

Lee to Mohammad Hafeez, OUT, 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!

Mohammad Hafeez c & b Lee 5 (12m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 62.50

That's what Australia needed. Nine more of those, and their proud record will remain intact

2.5

Lee to Asad Shafiq, no run, fast and full, strikes the pad but sliding down leg

2.6

Lee to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, a hint of width and slashed greedily through the vacant gully. Third man collects on the bounce. This is gripping viewing

End of over 3 (2 runs) Pakistan 13/1 (164 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 4.33, RRR: 3.48)
Asad Shafiq    1* (2b)      B Lee    2-0-6-1
Kamran Akmal    6* (8b 1x4)      SW Tait    1-0-7-0

3.1

Tait to Asad Shafiq, 2 runs, poor work from the skipper in the covers. A rare miss as Pakistan tipped and ran, and they were able to get back for two as his damaged left hand lets him down

3.2

Tait to Asad Shafiq, no run, fast again, and defended

3.3

Tait to Asad Shafiq, no run, a down-on-one-knee pile-drive of a stroke, but the ball is already in the keeper's gloves

3.4

Tait to Asad Shafiq, 2 runs, full and a fraction of swing, and that's tapped in front of square on the leg side

3.5

Tait to Asad Shafiq, no run, short, outside off, but that one dies on impact.

3.6

Tait to Asad Shafiq, FOUR, sumptuous from Shafiq, Tait's line wasn't all that bad, but the shot was timed to perfection from middle-and-leg, and no-one can intercept on the leg-side boundary!

End of over 4 (8 runs) Pakistan 21/1 (156 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 5.25, RRR: 3.39)
Asad Shafiq    9* (8b 1x4)      SW Tait    2-0-15-0
Kamran Akmal    6* (8b 1x4)      B Lee    2-0-6-1

4.1

Lee to Kamran Akmal, no run, full, fast, swinging, hits the pads, a big appeal but Lee is late to join in. That was missing leg, and they don't bother to review

4.2

Lee to Kamran Akmal, no run, this one holds its line on off stump and is pumped back to the bowler, who threatens to shy

it's high-octane stuff out there

4.3

Lee to Kamran Akmal, no run, driven again, into the covers

4.4

Lee to Kamran Akmal, no run, blocked on off stump, keeps a touch low, but Akmal gets the full face behind the line

4.5

Lee to Kamran Akmal, no run, humungous appeal, and Ponting has gone for the review! Definitely closer than the last appeal, but it might remain an umpire's call. Hit deep in the crease but swinging, and that has clipped leg. Sure enough, it's not out

4.6

Lee to Kamran Akmal, no run, straight as a die, back of a length, defended cautiously back to the bowler. Lee is bowling his socks off here

Time for a change, here's Johnson. Tait couldn't quite get it right

End of over 5 (maiden) Pakistan 21/1 (156 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 4.20, RRR: 3.46)
Kamran Akmal    6* (14b 1x4)      B Lee    3-1-6-1
Asad Shafiq    9* (8b 1x4)      SW Tait    2-0-15-0

5.1

Johnson to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, good start from Johnson but an excellent early call to a soft-handed block

5.2

Johnson to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, too much width and that's slapped hard through the covers. You can't bowl there etc ...

5.3

Johnson to Kamran Akmal, no run, much better line, tight to off stump and threatening to swing back into the pads. Poked to point

5.4

Johnson to Kamran Akmal, no run, banged in short, Akmal ducks

5.5

Johnson to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, signs of swing, but it merely swings straight into the middle of Akmal's bat! Too much width again, and this is an expensive over in the context of a tight contest

5.6

Johnson to Kamran Akmal, no run, better line, defended uneasily. A welcome over for Pakistan

Decisions for Ponting. His quicks are surely the go-to men in these conditions, but so far only Lee is getting it right. And they don't have enough runs to spray it around for long

End of over 6 (9 runs) Pakistan 30/1 (147 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 3.34)
Kamran Akmal    14* (19b 3x4)      MG Johnson    1-0-9-0
Asad Shafiq    10* (9b 1x4)      B Lee    3-1-6-1

6.1

Lee to Asad Shafiq, 1 leg bye, on the pads, deflected to short fine leg

6.2

Lee to Kamran Akmal, no run, tight line, shaping from leg-and-middle towards off. Defended on the walk, back to the bowler

6.3

Lee to Kamran Akmal, no run, short and defended on the hop, back to the bowler

6.4

Lee to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, chopped down to third man

6.5

Lee to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, too full and clipped firmly to backward square

6.6

Lee to Kamran Akmal, no run, driven out to cover, some of the menace was lacking in that Lee over.

End of over 7 (3 runs) Pakistan 33/1 (144 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 4.71, RRR: 3.34)
Kamran Akmal    15* (23b 3x4)      B Lee    4-1-8-1
Asad Shafiq    11* (11b 1x4)      MG Johnson    1-0-9-0

7.1

Johnson to Asad Shafiq, no run, edged ... but good soft hands ensure that the ball dies long before it reaches first slip

7.2

Johnson to Asad Shafiq, no run, good from Johnson, lift off a good length, and defended out to point

7.3

Johnson to Asad Shafiq, no run, full, and driven up to mid-off. Not much sign of swing yet for Mitch

7.4

Johnson to Asad Shafiq, no run, outside off, left well alone

7.5

Johnson to Asad Shafiq, no run, firmly forward and driven into the covers. A composed stroke for no run

7.6

Johnson to Asad Shafiq, FOUR, too straight, tapped with a roll of the wrists through midwicket, where Tait can't pounce. A quick outfield and excellent timing. Mitch isn't happy

End of over 8 (4 runs) Pakistan 37/1 (140 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 4.62, RRR: 3.33)
Asad Shafiq    15* (17b 2x4)      MG Johnson    2-0-13-0
Kamran Akmal    15* (23b 3x4)      B Lee    4-1-8-1

Lee to continue. He needs to get a wicket

8.1

Lee to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, misdirected, and worked superbly past short fine leg, but what's happened to Shafiq?

Shafiq slipped while grounding his bat in the crease, and he's down for treatment on what looks like a twisted ankle. Yes, his studs caught in the turf, and he hobbled immediately. Ouch.

Painful though it is for Shafiq, this break might be good for Australia. An unscheduled opportunity to regroup. They desperately want to defend this total, but they need a bit of inspiration to back up the indefatigable Lee

The magic Physio got Umar Gul off his sickbed early in the game, can he do the same here?

He's all bandaged up. Here we go

8.2

Lee to Kamran Akmal, no run, a big inside-edge saves Akmal from a raucous lbw appeal! Full, fast and straight

8.3

Lee to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, clobbered! Too short and wide, and Akmal loves the cut shot. That fizzed

8.4

Lee to Kamran Akmal, OUT, 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!

Kamran Akmal lbw b Lee 23 (48m 27b 5x4 0x6) SR: 85.18

Australia are still brawling, but how they needed that.

Great bowling from Lee. Fast, straight and impassioned. And he's giving his team a fighting chance. Here's Younis Khan

8.5

Lee to Younis Khan, no run, lift on off stump, and defended to cover

8.6

Lee to Younis Khan, no run, sturdy defence on an off-stump line. The end of an incisive over. Can Australia find a man to back up Lee's efforts?

End of over 9 (8 runs) Pakistan 45/2 (132 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 3.21)
Younis Khan    0* (2b)      B Lee    5-1-16-2
Asad Shafiq    15* (17b 2x4)      MG Johnson    2-0-13-0

9.1

Johnson to Asad Shafiq, no run, full, but no swing. Pushed to cover

9.2

Johnson to Asad Shafiq, no run, outside off, whistling through, left alone

9.3

Johnson to Asad Shafiq, no run, a loose slash, that was a touch rash, though not the best ball Johnson has bowled. Too much width

9.4

Johnson to Asad Shafiq, no run, slower ball, defended from the crease

9.5

Johnson to Asad Shafiq, no run, crunched into the covers, can't pierce the field

9.6

Johnson to Asad Shafiq, no run, blocked solidly on off stump

Will this turn into a good day for English sport? The cricketers have now qualified for the quarter-finals and later today the rugby team are going for the Six Nations Grand Slam against Ireland. You can follow all the action over on ESPNscrum.

End of over 10 (maiden) Pakistan 45/2 (132 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 4.50, RRR: 3.30)
Asad Shafiq    15* (23b 2x4)      MG Johnson    3-1-13-0
Younis Khan    0* (2b)      B Lee    5-1-16-2

And on that plugtastic note, here's Sahil. Thanks Miller. Ponting has called for the bowling Powerplay, as well he might. Shane Watson to bowl it...

10.1

Watson to Younis Khan, no run, starts with a creaky loosener on the pads but it's only nudged away

10.2

Watson to Younis Khan, 1 run, slip in place and rightly so, Watson finds some away-movement. Younis steers to point and hurries off for a single that was probably a little tighter then he expected

10.3

Watson to Asad Shafiq, FOUR, awful delivery, full and filthy down the leg side. Shafiq only had to tickle, and tickle he did

10.4

Watson to Asad Shafiq, no run, much better delivery, not hard to be I suppose, Shafiq blocks

10.5

Watson to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, another gimme served up on the pads, flicked away to deep square

10.6

Watson to Younis Khan, no run, Watson finds something close to off stump but Younis seemed to have an age to ease forward and defend

End of over 11 (6 runs) Pakistan 51/2 (126 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 4.63, RRR: 3.23)
Younis Khan    1* (5b)      SR Watson    1-0-6-0
Asad Shafiq    20* (26b 3x4)      MG Johnson    3-1-13-0

Very gentle over from Watson, already Australia need some spark.

11.1

Johnson to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, Johnson is full and on middle, clipped around the corner

11.2

Johnson to Younis Khan, 1 run, oh dear, the pitch has quietened down but Pakistan's running is a shambles here. Dabbed to Hussey at point and a suicidal single would have been out with a direct hit

11.3

Johnson to Asad Shafiq, 3 runs, very neatly flicked off around middle to deep square. None of the other Aussie seamers have found the fire that Lee did

11.4

Johnson to Younis Khan, no run, better delivery outside off stump and left alone

11.5

Johnson to Younis Khan, 1 run, ooh, Younis would call it a steer, Johnson an edge. Either way it went past slip to third man to the annoyance of Johnson

11.6

Johnson to Asad Shafiq, no run, solid defence to end the over

End of over 12 (6 runs) Pakistan 57/2 (120 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 4.75, RRR: 3.15)
Asad Shafiq    24* (29b 3x4)      MG Johnson    4-1-19-0
Younis Khan    3* (8b)      SR Watson    1-0-6-0

12.1

Watson to Younis Khan, 1 run, Watson continues and continues badly. On the pads again at a gentle pace and Younis helps himself to a single at midwicket

12.2

Watson to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, bouncer banged in, big effort ball but crept up to Shafiq who swatted down to deep midwicket

12.3

Watson to Younis Khan, no run, better delivery here, full and straight and defended

12.4

Watson to Younis Khan, no run, Watson locates a good length and line again. Younis rewards him with defence

12.5

Watson to Younis Khan, no run, ah, bit of movement in the air. Swing of some description. Younis is again respectful in defence

12.6

Watson to Younis Khan, no run, very full and a touch of swing into the batsman. Driven to mid-on. Tidy end to the over but wickets are the only currency that counts with such a modest total to defend

End of over 13 (2 runs) Pakistan 59/2 (118 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 4.53, RRR: 3.18)
Younis Khan    4* (13b)      SR Watson    2-0-8-0
Asad Shafiq    25* (30b 3x4)      MG Johnson    4-1-19-0

Tait is back!

13.1

Tait to Asad Shafiq, no run, grunts down a short and wide ball. It looked too short and too wide but the umpire let him be

13.2

Tait to Asad Shafiq, no run, he doesn't quite look at full throttle but the swing keeps the batsman honest. Which is a virtue

13.3

Tait to Asad Shafiq, no run, very fluid looking drive but it for no reward

13.4

Tait to Asad Shafiq, no run, good delivery this time, full and shaping into Shafiq who defends in a hurry

13.5

Tait to Asad Shafiq, no run, again the movement into the batsman causes trouble. Shafiq inside edging back to the bowler

13.6

Tait to Asad Shafiq, no run, full and fast. Blocked back to the bowler

Australia have a chance to regroup because it's drinks

End of over 14 (maiden) Pakistan 59/2 (118 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 4.21, RRR: 3.27)
Asad Shafiq    25* (36b 3x4)      SW Tait    3-1-15-0
Younis Khan    4* (13b)      SR Watson    2-0-8-0

Shane Watson has the first over after drinks.

14.1

Watson to Younis Khan, no run, starts very straight, looks like he's warmed into his task. Younis blocks back to him

14.2

Watson to Younis Khan, no run, hint of inswing but the line remains impeccable

14.3

Watson to Younis Khan, 1 run, nicely done from Younis, opening the face to send this down to third man

14.4

Watson to Asad Shafiq, no run, Watson is definitely finding inswing but at a very gentle pace and easily pushed to mid-on

14.5

Watson to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, this time the length is too short, the line too far down leg and it's clipped to deep square as a result

14.6

Watson to Younis Khan, 1 run, looked like Watson was attempting a bouncer, which at his pace is a touch ambitious. After waiting a while for the ball to arrive, it's wheeled to deep square

End of over 15 (3 runs) Pakistan 62/2 (115 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 4.13, RRR: 3.28)
Younis Khan    6* (17b)      SR Watson    3-0-11-0
Asad Shafiq    26* (38b 3x4)      SW Tait    3-1-15-0

15.1

Tait to Younis Khan, 1 wide, fired down the leg side

15.1

Tait to Younis Khan, no run, this is straighter and Younis solidly defends

15.2

Tait to Younis Khan, no run, plenty of effort from Tait but without much reward. Even the pace is only 88mph. Younis has a while to get into line and defend

15.3

Tait to Younis Khan, 3 runs, the placement was better than the timing on this drive. Shafiq insisted on haring back for a third which looked dicey because he slipped as he turned but still makes it in time

15.4

Tait to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, full on the pads and Shafiq flicks with the angle to deep square

15.5

Tait to Younis Khan, FOUR, low full toss fired in and Younis bullets a drive back from where it came from. It can be difficult to time those but it raced to the fence

15.6

Tait to Younis Khan, no run, solid defence ends another over. The strike bowler just can't strike. Looks down on pace and a touch tired

End of over 16 (9 runs) Pakistan 71/2 (106 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 4.43, RRR: 3.11)
Younis Khan    13* (22b 1x4)      SW Tait    4-1-24-0
Asad Shafiq    27* (39b 3x4)      SR Watson    3-0-11-0

16.1

Watson to Asad Shafiq, no run, not sure how Watson is going to make this breakthrough. These two look very solid against him

16.2

Watson to Asad Shafiq, no run, Shafiq eases a drive to cover without much timing

16.3

Watson to Asad Shafiq, no run, Ponting is fielding at silly mid-on. He collects a mistimed drive and pings back a throw at Haddin

16.4

Watson to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, looked like a slower ball, they are all fairly slow though. The line is wrong and it's tucked off the pads

16.5

Watson to Younis Khan, no run, very little pace of bounce in either the wicket or bowler. Driven to point

16.6

Watson to Younis Khan, no run, Watson looks to the heavens in disbelief that Younis should have middled a forward defence

End of over 17 (1 run) Pakistan 72/2 (105 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 4.23, RRR: 3.18)
Younis Khan    13* (24b 1x4)      SR Watson    4-0-12-0
Asad Shafiq    28* (43b 3x4)      SW Tait    4-1-24-0

Right, change of plan for Australia. Time for spin, Jason Krejza. Pakistan's spinners did an excellent job, Krejza will need to do even more.

17.1

Krejza to Asad Shafiq, no run, finds big spin first up, bit of bounce too and cramped Shafiq's cut

17.2

Krejza to Asad Shafiq, no run, big forward lunge outside off in response to smother the spin

17.3

Krejza to Asad Shafiq, no run, this delivery landed in the same place as the first but didn't turn at all. Variation?

17.4

Krejza to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, ooh, Shafiq leapt down the track and just turned his bat too early getting a leading edge to mid-off. Fair to say the spinner should have been one earlier

17.5

Krejza to Younis Khan, no run, Younis flows a drive to fall ball, really tried to smack it, but no timing

17.6

Krejza to Younis Khan, no run, ooh, short leg would have had it. As it is it bobbles off the gloves into space but an excellent start from Krejza

End of over 18 (1 run) Pakistan 73/2 (104 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 4.05, RRR: 3.25)
Younis Khan    13* (26b 1x4)      JJ Krejza    1-0-1-0
Asad Shafiq    29* (47b 3x4)      SR Watson    4-0-12-0

18.1

Watson to Asad Shafiq, FOUR, edged! But only for four, this proud record is slipping away for Australia! Wide of off, Shafiq aimed an expansive drive but it flew off the edge to take the target to 100

18.2

Watson to Asad Shafiq, no run, solid and sturdy defence to a full ball

18.3

Watson to Asad Shafiq, no run, again Shafiq is solidly forward. Ponting and Watson have some sort of discussion over where the catcher should be, didn't look particularly agreeable actually but Ponting has moved out of silly mid-on and posted a slip

18.4

Watson to Asad Shafiq, no run, another careful defence. After chancing his arm first ball, Shafiq is not going to again

18.5

Watson to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, bottom-handed flip towards midwicket earns a single

18.6

Watson to Younis Khan, 1 run, Watson should be grateful Clarke dived full-length at point to brush a hand on this or it would have been four. Dished up full and wide, Younis crashed a drive

End of over 19 (6 runs) Pakistan 79/2 (98 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 4.15, RRR: 3.16)
Younis Khan    14* (27b 1x4)      SR Watson    5-0-18-0
Asad Shafiq    34* (52b 4x4)      JJ Krejza    1-0-1-0

19.1

Krejza to Younis Khan, FOUR, full toss and Younis take full toll. Driven back down the ground and Johnson made no real effort to catch up from long-on

19.2

Krejza to Younis Khan, no run, this time it's defended carefully

19.3

Krejza to Younis Khan, no run, tossed up again outside off, Younis stretches across to defend

19.4

Krejza to Younis Khan, no run, this pops off the glove into space where short leg could have been. Krejza asks his captain to post a man there, Australia need wickets in a hurry but still no short leg in place

19.5

Krejza to Younis Khan, 1 run, plenty of flight and Younis is again stretching into line but this time to flash a drive to deep point

Right then, Krejza's wishes have been granted and Mike Hussey, of all people, has been posted under the helmet at short leg.

19.6

Krejza to Asad Shafiq, no run, sharp spin from outside off is defended

Pakistan are coasting at the moment. Here's Miller to put the wind up them.

End of over 20 (5 runs) Pakistan 84/2 (93 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 4.20, RRR: 3.10)
Asad Shafiq    34* (53b 4x4)      JJ Krejza    2-0-6-0
Younis Khan    19* (32b 2x4)      SR Watson    5-0-18-0

20.1

Watson to Younis Khan, no run, full length, a touch of inswing, drilled hard to cover

20.2

Watson to Younis Khan, FOUR, streaky from Younis, it was a good ball and a loose stroke. I think it was an intentional dab through the cordon, but it flew uncomfortably close to Haddin. And the slip had only just been moved!

20.3

Watson to Younis Khan, no run, cautiously forward to defend

20.4

Watson to Younis Khan, no run, poked out to point

20.5

Watson to Younis Khan, FOUR, now that is a shot. The stroke of the day, a full and handsome drive through the covers. A bit of width, but what a majestic strike!

20.6

Watson to Younis Khan, no run, dabbed down to the gully, and that was a valuable over for Pakistan's cause

End of over 21 (8 runs) Pakistan 92/2 (85 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 4.38, RRR: 2.93)
Younis Khan    27* (38b 4x4)      SR Watson    6-0-26-0
Asad Shafiq    34* (53b 4x4)      JJ Krejza    2-0-6-0

JK to continue. He's tweaking it hard. A forward short leg, but no slip

21.1

Krejza to Asad Shafiq, no run, two steps, and flicked to midwicket

21.2

Krejza to Asad Shafiq, no run, crease-bound this time, and wafted to midwicket again

21.3

Krejza to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, attacking line outside off, and always threatening to turn and bounce. Prodded in front of square on the leg side

21.4

Krejza to Younis Khan, 2 runs, an excellent shot, tossed up outside off, and confidently swept to deep square leg

21.5

Krejza to Younis Khan, 1 run, short but spinning, cut fiercely out to deep cover

21.6

Krejza to Asad Shafiq, no run, tossed up, and driven to cover. Good over, but the runs continue to come

End of over 22 (4 runs) Pakistan 96/2 (81 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 4.36, RRR: 2.89)
Asad Shafiq    35* (57b 4x4)      JJ Krejza    3-0-10-0
Younis Khan    30* (40b 4x4)      SR Watson    6-0-26-0

A lively atmosphere at the Premadasa now. Drums, whistles, chants. The works. And it could get rowdier still, because here's the main man, Brett Lee

22.1

Lee to Younis Khan, 1 run, banged in short but straight, fenced down to third man

22.2

Lee to Asad Shafiq, no run, back of a length again, defended to cover

22.3

Lee to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, flicked from a leg-stump line, another single to the cause

22.4

Lee to Younis Khan, OUT, 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!

Younis Khan c †Haddin b Lee 31 (66m 42b 4x4 0x6) SR: 73.80

What a spell from Lee. He's never lost a World Cup game in his long and illustrious career, and he doesn't intend to start tonight.

Ponting has responded with a Test-match field now, as well he might. Seven wickets are the only route to victory

22.5

Lee to Misbah-ul-Haq, OUT, 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!

Misbah-ul-Haq c †Haddin b Lee 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Now we've got a game and a half! Umar Akmal is the new man, two slips in place for the hat-trick, as well as a forward short leg

22.6

Lee to Umar Akmal, no run, good ball but not enough for the hat-trick, attacking the stumps, and Umar defends from deep in the crease

This is Lee's World Cup record, by the way. Not a single defeat in 16 games to date. And only once has he gone wicketless. Quite a performer

End of over 23 (2 runs) Pakistan 98/4 (79 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 4.26, RRR: 2.92)
Umar Akmal    0* (1b)      B Lee    6-1-18-4
Asad Shafiq    36* (59b 4x4)      JJ Krejza    3-0-10-0

23.1

Krejza to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, down on the sweep, and paddled square

23.2

Krejza to Umar Akmal, no run, looped up, and driven hard to cover

23.3

Krejza to Umar Akmal, 1 run, splatted out to cow corner, an agriculturally elegant slog-sweep. Somehow it went along the ground all the way ...

23.4

Krejza to Asad Shafiq, no run, more orthodox this time

23.5

Krejza to Asad Shafiq, no run, down the leg side, but no wide called

23.6

Krejza to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, delicately dabbed round the corner, the sweep comes into play again

End of over 24 (3 runs) Pakistan 101/4 (76 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 4.20, RRR: 2.92)
Asad Shafiq    38* (63b 4x4)      JJ Krejza    4-0-13-0
Umar Akmal    1* (3b)      B Lee    6-1-18-4

It's an asking rate of 2.92 at the moment. When it gets above three it might be testing ... that's a tough tempo in a Test-match situation. Here's Lee

24.1

Lee to Asad Shafiq, no run, full and straight again, defended

24.2

Lee to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, attempted yorker comes out as a low full toss, punched to cover for an instant single

24.3

Lee to Umar Akmal, no run, attacking length once again, but Umar still had a lot of time to play his drive.

24.4

Lee to Umar Akmal, FOUR, battered! What a strike! Down on one knee, smeared on the up and through the covers! Fetch that

24.5

Lee to Umar Akmal, 2 runs, whisked in the air through backward square. Umar wants to get this requirement gobbled up in a hurry, and it's probably not a bad policy

24.6

Lee to Umar Akmal, 1 run, Lee pulls his length back for a decent rib-tickler, but a loose shy gifts Pakistan an overthrow - in fact it was Lee's errant boot which blasted the ball past the stumps!

It's all going off out there. Ponting is marshalling his troops, but he needs a sidekick for Lee. Krejza is doing his bit, but the back-up seamers have been ropey. Talking of which, here's Johnson

End of over 25 (8 runs) Pakistan 109/4 (68 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 4.36, RRR: 2.72)
Umar Akmal    8* (7b 1x4)      B Lee    7-1-26-4
Asad Shafiq    39* (65b 4x4)      JJ Krejza    4-0-13-0

25.1

Johnson to Umar Akmal, no run, outside off, swinging late, a missed back-cut

25.2

Johnson to Umar Akmal, no run, more swing for Johnson, and a limp poke outside off

25.3

Johnson to Umar Akmal, 2 runs, squeezed off the pads, in front of square. Two more valuable runs

25.4

Johnson to Umar Akmal, 1 wide, outside off, left alone

25.4

Johnson to Umar Akmal, FOUR, more width, and Umar reaches for that, and finds the middle of the bat. In the air, but clears the ring ...

25.5

Johnson to Umar Akmal, 1 run, on the pads, clipped fine. Fine leg tidies up

25.6

Johnson to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, good running, a turn of the wrists and a quick call to short midwicket. Shafiq keeps the strike

Lee leaves the field, for what we do not know. Here's Tait. This will be interesting...

End of over 26 (9 runs) Pakistan 118/4 (59 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 4.53, RRR: 2.45)
Asad Shafiq    40* (66b 4x4)      MG Johnson    5-1-28-0
Umar Akmal    15* (12b 2x4)      B Lee    7-1-26-4

26.1

Tait to Asad Shafiq, no run, short, but unthreatening. That's his one for the over

26.2

Tait to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, short again, outside off, dabbed off an under-edge out to gully. A sharp single brings Umar on strike, and the crowd shuffles forward in its seats ...

26.3

Tait to Umar Akmal, no run, leg-stump line, not offering any room to swing the arms. Clipped to midwicket

26.4

Tait to Umar Akmal, no run, humungous wind-up to a delivery that was fractionally outside off! That could have whizzed through midwicket. Instead it inside-edged onto his pads

26.5

Tait to Umar Akmal, no run, stands tall, and drives hard to cover

26.6

Tait to Umar Akmal, 1 run, low full toss, drilled into the gap at midwicket, Umar keeps the strike

Drinks at the Premadasa, and it's all to play for. Umar could take this game away from Australia in a matter of overs, but if he gets out quickly, don't discount an England-style late rally. This pitch is offering plenty

End of over 27 (2 runs) Pakistan 120/4 (57 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 4.44, RRR: 2.47)
Umar Akmal    16* (16b 2x4)      SW Tait    5-1-26-0
Asad Shafiq    41* (68b 4x4)      MG Johnson    5-1-28-0

Here's Mitch

27.1

Johnson to Umar Akmal, no run, solid defence on the line of off stump. That was almost as exaggerated as Andrew Flintoff's leather-sniffing block

27.2

Johnson to Umar Akmal, no run, a teaser outside off, Umar has a thrash. And misses

27.3

Johnson to Umar Akmal, 1 run, glided down to third man, just enough width to work with

27.4

Johnson to Asad Shafiq, no run, excellent delivery, outside off, holds its line and bursts past the edge

27.5

Johnson to Asad Shafiq, no run, this is an excellent over, Johnson's left-arm angle is cramping the Pakistanis' ambitions outside off

27.6

Johnson to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, edged but safe, down to third man

End of over 28 (2 runs) Pakistan 122/4 (55 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 4.35, RRR: 2.50)
Asad Shafiq    42* (71b 4x4)      MG Johnson    6-1-30-0
Umar Akmal    17* (19b 2x4)      SW Tait    5-1-26-0

28.1

Tait to Asad Shafiq, FOUR, short, and that was ambitiously pulled, up and over midwicket. He needed a stepladder to play it comfortably, but fortune favoured the brave

28.2

Tait to Asad Shafiq, no run, solid defence, right behind the line

28.3

Tait to Asad Shafiq, no run, squeezed to cover

28.4

Tait to Asad Shafiq, no run, big stride, solid defence. None shall pass

28.5

Tait to Asad Shafiq, no run, a whistling bouncer, good decision to duck that one!

28.6

Tait to Asad Shafiq, no run, a crashing cut, straight to Clarke at point. Well intercepted, because that was travelling

End of over 29 (4 runs) Pakistan 126/4 (51 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 4.34, RRR: 2.42)
Asad Shafiq    46* (77b 5x4)      SW Tait    6-1-30-0
Umar Akmal    17* (19b 2x4)      MG Johnson    6-1-30-0

Pakistan are well ahead of the rate, wickets are the only option for Australia

29.1

Johnson to Umar Akmal, FOUR, that's how Umar plays! One step down the track and walloped up and over cow corner!

29.2

Johnson to Umar Akmal, no run, outside off, and an almost comical leave-alone, given the flamboyance of the previous stroke

29.3

Johnson to Umar Akmal, no run, outside off again

Only two men on the leg-side for Umar, so that is the way to go

29.4

Johnson to Umar Akmal, 1 run, flicked fine, square leg gathers

29.5

Johnson to Asad Shafiq, no run, elegant drive, straight to cover

29.6

Johnson to Asad Shafiq, no run, good delivery to finish, climbing towards off, and defended

So, Pakistan in control, but we've said that before ... here's Sahil

End of over 30 (5 runs) Pakistan 131/4 (46 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 4.36, RRR: 2.30)
Asad Shafiq    46* (79b 5x4)      MG Johnson    7-1-35-0
Umar Akmal    22* (23b 3x4)      SW Tait    6-1-30-0

Cheers Miller. Pakistan do look rather settled. What can Krejza do about it?

30.1

Krejza to Umar Akmal, no run, toss it up outside off, that's what. Somehow Umar resists all his most base temptation and blocks

30.2

Krejza to Umar Akmal, no run, big spin here, starts outside off ends outside leg

30.3

Krejza to Umar Akmal, SIX, didn't take Umar long! Sees the flight, dances down and hammers it up and over long-on for a maximum

30.4

Krejza to Umar Akmal, no run, now back to cautious defence, he's actually played this innings superbly

30.5

Krejza to Umar Akmal, 1 run, tickled around the corner to exchange the strike

30.6

Krejza to Asad Shafiq, no run, Shafiq has played like a World Cup veteran in his second World Cup game

End of over 31 (7 runs) Pakistan 138/4 (39 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 4.45, RRR: 2.05)
Asad Shafiq    46* (80b 5x4)      JJ Krejza    5-0-20-0
Umar Akmal    29* (28b 3x4 1x6)      MG Johnson    7-1-35-0

31.1

Johnson to Umar Akmal, no run, the only thing that has troubled Umar has been half-volleys and short balls from Johnson, oddly. This is short and wide but he fresh-airs a swish

31.2

Johnson to Umar Akmal, no run, having reasoned he can't seem to play without missing outside off Umar decides he won't play at all

31.3

Johnson to Umar Akmal, no run, dropped into the leg side, huge cry of "nooo" from the batsman. It's been one of the rare innings where Umar has used his brains, today. And he looks indecently gifted when he does

31.4

Johnson to Umar Akmal, no run, calmly driven, but straight to cover

31.5

Johnson to Umar Akmal, 1 run, couple of skips down the track but when he didn't get the half-volley he wanted Umar just nudged a single square of the wicket. That shot alone demonstrates how clearly he's thinking

31.6

Johnson to Asad Shafiq, OUT, 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!

Asad Shafiq c Watson b Johnson 46 (148m 81b 5x4 0x6) SR: 56.79

Well well, these 38 runs might suddenly feel a lot more. Of all people it's Shahid Afridi to calmly guide the chase. Or give it away manically. Or a bit of both.

End of over 32 (1 run) Pakistan 139/5 (38 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 4.34, RRR: 2.11)
     MG Johnson    8-1-36-1
Umar Akmal    30* (33b 3x4 1x6)      JJ Krejza    5-0-20-0

32.1

Krejza to Umar Akmal, 1 run, Krejza offers plenty of air to Umar but nothing silly attempted, that's the captain's job. Single nudged to midwicket

32.2

Krejza to Shahid Afridi, no run, the crowd are heaving, expecting some Boom Boom. Instead Afridi pops forward and Boycotts a defence

32.3

Krejza to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, oh dear, Afridi is more sensible than the Australian fielders here. Carefully steers a single before Johnson overthrows to make it two

32.4

Krejza to Shahid Afridi, no run, ooh, hint of leading edge sends it back to the bowler

32.5

Krejza to Shahid Afridi, OUT, 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

Shahid Afridi c Lee b Krejza 2 (3m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Game on! Here's Razzaq...

32.6

Krejza to Umar Akmal, 1 run, huge spin from outside off but Umar watches it carefully and keeps the strike by dabbing a single to midwicket

Good reward for Krejza there, he's spun the ball hard, tossed it up and deserved something to show for it all.

End of over 33 (4 runs) Pakistan 143/6 (34 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 4.33, RRR: 2.00)
Umar Akmal    32* (35b 3x4 1x6)      JJ Krejza    6-0-24-1
Abdul Razzaq    0* (0b)      MG Johnson    8-1-36-1

33.1

Johnson to Umar Akmal, no run, Johnson around the wicket to Umar, lands it outside off and Umar flags it through

33.2

Johnson to Umar Akmal, 1 run, picked off the hip to square leg

33.3

Johnson to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, oh, inside edge to the rescue. Just. Razzaq hanging deep in his crease to a pitched-up inswinger. Dreadful shot really, deserved to be out but somehow landed a faint inside edge down to fine leg

33.4

Johnson to Umar Akmal, 1 run, slower ball that Umar spots and steers past point, there's a bit of mix-up between the batsmen but eventually they cross for a single

33.5

Johnson to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, Razzaq has abandoned foot movement to play Johnson and looks all the more shaky for it. Dabbed without any conviction to midwicket

33.6

Johnson to Umar Akmal, no run, Umar solidly behind this

End of over 34 (4 runs) Pakistan 147/6 (30 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 4.32, RRR: 1.87)
Umar Akmal    34* (39b 3x4 1x6)      MG Johnson    9-1-40-1
Abdul Razzaq    2* (2b)      JJ Krejza    6-0-24-1

34.1

Krejza to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, Krejza floats one up outside off and Razzaq steps confidently into a drive. Looks happier away from the pace

34.2

Krejza to Umar Akmal, FOUR, dragged down short and despite a lot of turn Umar waits, picks a gap and powerfully cuts for four. The cut to the spinners can be dangerous but Umar played it superbly

34.3

Krejza to Umar Akmal, 1 run, follows the boundary with a well-timed drive for a single. Pakistan fans will be breathing a little easier now

34.4

Krejza to Abdul Razzaq, no run, Razzaq pops forward to defend

34.5

Krejza to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, Razzaq resists the temptation to swipe across the line and instead reaches for the textbook to drive a single to deep cover

34.6

Krejza to Umar Akmal, no run, smart and sturdy defence from Umar

End of over 35 (7 runs) Pakistan 154/6 (23 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 4.40, RRR: 1.53)
Umar Akmal    39* (42b 4x4 1x6)      JJ Krejza    7-0-31-1
Abdul Razzaq    4* (5b)      MG Johnson    9-1-40-1

Right, Tait is on, Australia's final fight.

35.1

Tait to Abdul Razzaq, no run, goodness, this pitches and dies though to Haddin

35.2

Tait to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, absolutely nothing here for Tait, it's like he's bowling into a sandpit. Razzaq wants to be terrified - hanging back desperately - but the ball takes an age to reach him

35.3

Tait to Umar Akmal, no run, ooh, Umar just rushed for pace here. Somehow Tait generated some life and a top-edged hook looped one-bounce to midwicket

35.4

Tait to Umar Akmal, no run, having diced with death Umar reverts to discipline and leaves alone outside off

35.5

Tait to Umar Akmal, no run, banged in short again, this time Umar gets up on his toes to deftly block it to point

35.6

Tait to Umar Akmal, no run, not sure he needed to try this, stepping outside off to hack to leg. Ended up bottom-edging and it trickles away

End of over 36 (1 run) Pakistan 155/6 (22 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 4.30, RRR: 1.57)
Umar Akmal    39* (46b 4x4 1x6)      SW Tait    7-1-31-0
Abdul Razzaq    5* (7b)      JJ Krejza    7-0-31-1

36.1

Krejza to Abdul Razzaq, no run, much too short from Krejza but Razzaq misses out on the gift

36.2

Krejza to Abdul Razzaq, no run, wow, sharp, biting spin from outside off bursts through the gate to trap Razzaq on the pads. Big appeal but it was going over

36.3

Krejza to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, worked with the spin into the leg side

36.4

Krejza to Umar Akmal, no run, tossed up and Umar stretches forward to defend

36.5

Krejza to Umar Akmal, no run, flash and a miss outside off! Umar just losing concentration as the target nears

36.6

Krejza to Umar Akmal, no run, worked to leg this time, much safer. Umar has done so well to get this far, just needs to work the singles now

End of over 37 (1 run) Pakistan 156/6 (21 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 4.21, RRR: 1.61)
Umar Akmal    39* (49b 4x4 1x6)      JJ Krejza    8-0-32-1
Abdul Razzaq    6* (10b)      SW Tait    7-1-31-0

37.1

Tait to Abdul Razzaq, 2 runs, Tait and his off-colour day continues, full on the pads, Razzaq tickles a couple and the target is under 20 now!

37.2

Tait to Abdul Razzaq, 1 wide, 18 to go as Tait slings a wide one outside off

Brett Lee is warming up, he's been Australia's only real threat.

37.2

Tait to Abdul Razzaq, no run, this time Tait lands a quick one, sliding past the edge through to Razzaq

37.3

Tait to Abdul Razzaq, no run, poor old Tait, he's busting his body to drag something out of the old ball and tired pitch but the short ball gets barely shin high

37.4

Tait to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, looked like an edge here! Fell just short of Haddin who fumbled the take to allow Razzaq through

37.5

Tait to Umar Akmal, 2 runs, Tait lands a rapid yorker that Umar neatly, thoughtfully even, guides to third man for a well-run couple

37.6

Tait to Umar Akmal, no run, flash and miss outside off! To be fair to Umar it was there to hit but for some reason he missed it

End of over 38 (6 runs) Pakistan 162/6 (15 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 4.26, RRR: 1.25)
Umar Akmal    41* (51b 4x4 1x6)      SW Tait    8-1-37-0
Abdul Razzaq    9* (14b)      JJ Krejza    8-0-32-1

38.1

Krejza to Abdul Razzaq, no run, ooh, bottom-edge lands close to the stumps but Razzaq survives

38.2

Krejza to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, better this time, guiding the ball with a straight bat to cover

38.3

Krejza to Umar Akmal, no run, Umar whips his bottom hand through the ball with the spin but picks out midwicket

38.4

Krejza to Umar Akmal, 1 run, flicked firmly down the ground for a riskless single

38.5

Krejza to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, Razzaq is attempting another cut and without quite timing it earns a single to cover

38.6

Krejza to Umar Akmal, 2 byes, the turn and bounce beats everyone, including Haddin. Just jumped from a length and Haddin couldn't collect cleanly

End of over 39 (5 runs) Pakistan 167/6 (10 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 4.28, RRR: 0.90)
Umar Akmal    42* (54b 4x4 1x6)      JJ Krejza    9-0-35-1
Abdul Razzaq    11* (17b)      SW Tait    8-1-37-0

Just 10 runs to go for Australia's decade-long record. Here's Lee. Hat-trick anyone?

39.1

Lee to Abdul Razzaq, no run, ooh, already he's found something that Tait couldn't. It zips off the track and climbs past Razzaq's outside edge

39.2

Lee to Abdul Razzaq, no run, good line from Lee, around off stump. Razzaq drives loosely but without alarm

39.3

Lee to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, smoothly driven through cover. Nine needed now and finally the heads are dropping. Ponting has been stroppy all tournament and looks thoroughly annoyed at the moment

39.4

Lee to Umar Akmal, 1 run, slower ball, or at least the pitch made it a slower ball. Umar waits, nudes to leg and jogs through

39.5

Lee to Abdul Razzaq, no run, still more hostility from Lee! Bangs in a short ball that climbs past Razzaq and crashes into Haddin's gloves

39.6

Lee to Abdul Razzaq, no run, full-pitched to finish the over. Very straight too, but so was Razzaq's bat

End of over 40 (2 runs) Pakistan 169/6 (8 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 4.22, RRR: 0.80)
Abdul Razzaq    12* (22b)      B Lee    8-1-28-4
Umar Akmal    43* (55b 4x4 1x6)      JJ Krejza    9-0-35-1

Krejza to finish off his spell, he's been very good today.

40.1

Krejza to Umar Akmal, no run, finds really huge spin from a long way outside off, caught Umar by surprise but the batsman adjusted nicely to dab to point

40.2

Krejza to Umar Akmal, no run, driven off the back foot with the spin to mid-on

40.3

Krejza to Umar Akmal, no run, tossed up outside off but Umar's drive is careful

40.4

Krejza to Umar Akmal, 1 run, open-faced steer to point gives Umar a single and takes Pakistan even closer

40.5

Krejza to Abdul Razzaq, FOUR, just one hit away now! Too short from Krejza and Razzaq gets deep into his crease to haul this through midwicket for four

40.6

Krejza to Abdul Razzaq, FOUR, that's it! Australia's proud undefeated run in World Cups finally comes to an end. Razzaq creams this through cover, calmly tucks his bat under his arm and walks off! Comfortable win in the end and Pakistan top the group!

Pakistan win by four wickets Umar can take a lot of credit for steering the chase home with an unbeaten 44. Shafiq set it up with a patient 46 but Brett Lee and Jason Krejza aside, Australia were impotent. Finally, after 34 games without defeat in the World Cup, Australia have been toppled. Intriguingly this sets up a likely clash between Australia and India in the quarters, while Pakistan will probably play West Indies. Andrew McGlashan will have plenty more in his bulletin and we also have a gallery. Amazing how simple Pakistan made it in the end. There is a man who deserves plenty of credit - Waqar Younis - and Osman Samiuddin has an excellent interview with him by. Plenty to savour and in time our YouTube channel will have interviews and whatnot so look out.

Ponting, in that typically Aussie way, describes his team's batting effort as 'ordinary'. It was a lot less than that. Afridi on the other hand is full of bounding energy and when asked to explain his dismissal, smiles broadly and pleads "don't ask! don't ask!". Ah, how can you not love that man!?

Umar is named man of the match for his unbeaten 44. Lee was probably the outstanding performer of the day but losers and losers. That's all from us - Sahil Dutta, Andrew Miller and Andrew McGlashan. India take on West Indies tomorrow which will decide the who plays who in the quarters.

End of over 41 (9 runs) Pakistan 178/6 (RR: 4.34)
Abdul Razzaq    20* (24b 2x4)      JJ Krejza    10-0-44-1
Umar Akmal    44* (59b 4x4 1x6)      B Lee    8-1-28-4

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Mar 19, 2011

Kamran Akmal celebrates Cameron White's run-out, Australia v Pakistan, Group A, World Cup, Colombo, March 19, 2011

Kamran Akmal celebrates Cameron White's run-out

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Mar 19, 2011

Umar Akmal kisses his helmet after Pakistan's win, Australia v Pakistan, Group A, World Cup 2011, Colombo, March 19, 2011

Umar Akmal kisses his helmet after Pakistan's win

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