Player of the Match
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    11.2 bowled 'im! A nothing shot from Warner, just standing outside leg, clearing the left leg and then just thrusting the bat at the ball, more in hope than anything else. The ball, delivered from round the wicket, rushed straight on with the arm to clatter into the stumps! 85/4
    0.6 got him! Watson goes as Aamer curves one in to hit Watson on the pad, then the bat. Watto doesn't like the decision, and points at his bat as he lingers at the wicket, but he's got to go! That looked like a good decision, pitching in line and would've hit the top of middle. It did hit the bat, but hit pad first. 2/1
    3.2 what a catch! Clarke went back and tried to drive through cover again, but this time hit the ball uppishly towards Afridi at short cover, who put his hands up to pluck the ball out of the air and set off the celebrations. Pakistan are rocking Australia here, and the crowd have woken up with that wicket! 29/2
    10.4 Gone! The frustration was building for Hussey, and he gave himself some room to try and thump the ball down the ground. But Afridi slowed the pace up on that one, and Hussey didn't get to the pitch of it. He went through with the shot all the same, but got right underneath it, long-off circling underneath a swirling chance and clinging on! 81/3
    14.2 boom boom! Another great catch from Afridi, this one even better than the first, and we get the same celebration that he gave in taking that catch at The Oval in 2009 - legs apart, hands up and fingers pointing, just adoring the adulation as the crowd scream their approval. White had just looked to chip a full ball over mid-off, but Afridi had other ideas! 109/5
    17.2 cleaned him up! The crowd roar, the fielders mob the bowler! Gul sends down the perfect yorker, and Mike Hussey's leg stump is sent cartwheeling! That's the wicket Pakistan wanted. That should taste real sweet after what he did to them at the World Twenty20 134/7
    16.5 bowled! Smith goes! That was a horrible, ungainly mow across the line to a length ball, Smith misses completely and the ball smashes into the top of the middle and leg stumps. Does that swing the match for Pakistan? Hussey is the man they want 132/6
    17.6 the stumps are shattered! Gul is on fire here, Paine goes across his stumps but Gul spears in an inswinging yorker to send the leg stump spinning! If Australia had a chance before this over, Gul has almost certainly done enough to win this game now 137/8
    18.1 stumped! Johnson is left lying on the turf as Pakistan celebrate! He jumped out of the crease as Ajmal sent down a quicker one, and just ran past the ball. Kamran completed a smart stumping in a flash, Johnson swung round and tumbled over as he tried to get back to the crease, but to no avail. Just one wicket needed now 138/9
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    18.4 doosra again, Tait doesn't pick it as he charges down the track and Kamran has the bails off in a split second! Pakistan win the first Twenty20, and the crowd are absolutely loving this 144/10
    7 (lb 3, nb 1, w 3)
    144 all out (18.4 Overs, RR: 7.71)
    Fall of wickets: 1-2 (SR Watson, 0.6 ov), 2-29 (MJ Clarke, 3.2 ov), 3-81 (DJ Hussey, 10.4 ov), 4-85 (DA Warner, 11.2 ov), 5-109 (CL White, 14.2 ov), 6-132 (SPD Smith, 16.5 ov), 7-134 (MEK Hussey, 17.2 ov), 8-137 (TD Paine, 17.6 ov), 9-138 (MG Johnson, 18.1 ov), 10-144 (SW Tait, 18.4 ov)
    Mohammad Amir4.002736.75104010
    Shoaib Akhtar2.0034017.0038000
    Abdul Razzaq2.001517.5061100
    Shahid Afridi4.002616.5092011
    Umar Gul3.001324.3380000
    Saeed Ajmal3.402637.09121210

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