Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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    1.5 gone! Aamer strikes early again! It was fired in full and straight, Warner tried to mow it over midwicket and it crashed into his back leg, looks unlucky for the batsman, it was heading past the leg stump with the angle 17/1
    3.6 gone this time! Clarke's chopped on! A bit short, Clarke was looking to cut it away, but it cramped him for room and he under-edged it on to his stumps. Aamer is so excited that he leaps into the departing batsman, and there is a lovely moment where they pat each other on the back 33/3
    2.4 Shoaib strikes! Crowd has gone wild, Afridi running around like a mad man! Tim Paine tried to flap a quick, rising ball into the leg side but couldn't get much on it and it looped towards mid off where Gul took a decent catch over his head 22/2
    11.2 great piece of work by Kamran Akmal behind the stumps! Afridi drifted a quicker one in to beat the inside edge of the bat as Hopes lunges forward and over-balances, dragging his back leg out. World-class stumping, great effort, and Afridi is ecstatic! 83/4
    14.4 Ajmal strikes! It was slightly slower through the air, and he pushed his up closer to the batsman as well. Hussey shapes to flick to leg but gets a leading edge to chip the ball ever so softly back to the bowler! Pakistan are flying now, Ajmal has won his battle with Hussey, D. Now for Hussey, M. 113/6
    13.3 gone this time! White tries to clear the boundary again, on the leg side this time. He hit right across the line and got a huge leading edge, the ball went really high but not too far, and Shoaib Malik circles underneath to hold onto a regulation catch! Advantage: Pakistan. 104/5
    17.4 Hussey goes! Gul strikes! Edgbaston erupts! Hussey gets low down and attempts the reverse-sweep, but is struck on the front pad on the line of off stump. Gul has rent the skies of Birmingham with the appeal, and the umpire agrees. Good decision, that would've taken out middle and leg 136/8
    16.5 this is an interesting one... the ball squirts behind square on the leg side off an inside edge and Hussey charges through for the single, O'Keefe is late to respond to the call as the throw is fired to the non-striker's end. Ajmal collects and breaks the stumps, but lets go of the ball as he does ... tough one for the third umpire... That's out! He only let go of the ball after the stumps were disturbed. Huge cheer from the crowd as the decision came up on the big screen! 127/7
    18.1 pinpoint yorker from Aamer, strikes Johnson on the back foot! Huge appeal, Asad Rauf thinks about it for a long time and eventually raises the finger! Brave decision, that looked to be sliding very leg-stumpy 139/9
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    171.42
    19.4 it's all over! Nannes jams out another yorker, confusion in the running as both he and Tait are unsure whether to try and steal a single. Gul charges through after his follow-through, picks up the ball and whips the bail off to end the game.The Pakistan team converge, all smiles and the partisan crowd cheer their victory 151/10
    Extras
    6 (lb 3, nb 1, w 2)
    TOTAL
    151 all out (19.4 Overs, RR: 7.67)
    Fall of wickets: 1-17 (DA Warner, 1.5 ov), 2-22 (TD Paine, 2.4 ov), 3-33 (MJ Clarke, 3.6 ov), 4-83 (JR Hopes, 11.2 ov), 5-104 (CL White, 13.3 ov), 6-113 (DJ Hussey, 14.4 ov), 7-127 (SNJ O'Keefe, 16.5 ov), 8-136 (MEK Hussey, 17.4 ov), 9-139 (MG Johnson, 18.1 ov), 10-151 (SW Tait, 19.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Shoaib Akhtar4.002917.25114011
    Mohammad Amir4.002736.75125000
    Saeed Ajmal4.002616.5083000
    Umar Gul3.403619.8174110
    Shahid Afridi4.003027.5073000

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