Player of the Match
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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SR Watson
116(146) 6x4 - 2x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 28 runs
  • 5x4 - 0x6
2 8 15 10 5 11 24 41
Kamran Akmal
116(115) 13x4 - 0x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 34 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
12 14 14 28 25 10 4 9

Best performances - Bowlers

NM Hauritz
O10
M0
R44
W2
Eco4.40
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
Saeed Ajmal
O10
M0
R40
W1
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Australia , elected to bat first

Series result

Australia won the 5-match series 3-2

Player of the match

Player of the series

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

15.00 start, First Session 15.00-18.30 Interval 18.30-19.15, Second Session 19.15-22.45

Match days

3 May 2009 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

END OF OVER:
47 | 12 Runs | PAK: 254/3 | RR: 5.40

  • Misbah-ul-Haq76 (81b)
  • Kamran Akmal116 (115b)
  • BW Hilfenhaus8-1-43-0
  • B Laughlin7-0-48-0

Sorry for the confusion over the scoring. It's been sorted.

That ends a thoroughly professional chase by Pakistan. They have earned a consolation win and for once, their batsmen have done justice to themselves. Akmal and Misbah added 198 for the fourth wicket and as soon as they came together, set about ticking the runs away. They created opportunities, picked the gaps and constantly picked the singles, ensuring their stand was always above a run a ball.

Subhan, from Pakistan: "Its unbelievable how Pakistan chased today, truly amazing, is it the same team who failed to chase 200 on this pitch? Whenever there are talks going on for replacing Akmal, he comes up with such an innings.. Its better selectors tell him before every match that it will be his last match.."

We'll cut to the presentation.

There are a million prizes to be won. This will take all night.

Akmal gets his Man of the Match award. " Misbah encouraged me. We clicked at the right time. Misbah talked to me after every over."

Clarke is the Man of the Series.

Younis: "The spinners did the job for us first. It was a team effort. We were talking about rotate the strike before the chase. They finished very well. Kamran has always done the job at the top of the order. I have learnt a lot from the Aussies in this series about handling pressure. This is a young team and they are gelling well."

Clarke: "It was another great. Full credit to Pakistan. With 250 we were still confident, we let ourselves down in the field. Watson deserved his century. I will return home so I will miss the Twenty20. Few of the guys will have a round of golf tomorrow."

The PCB has given a special award of Rs 500,000 for Kamran Akmal. Very generous gesture. This shows how much this win means for them.

Thanks for your company. Do join us for the one-off Twenty20 on May 7 in Dubai. This is Kanishkaa signing off. Cheers!

46.6
4
Hilfenhaus to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, Game over! Misbah gets forward to a pitched up delivery and chips him high over mid-on's reach
46.5
0
Hilfenhaus to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, he bangs in the bouncer and Misbah fails to make contact on the hook
46.4
0
Hilfenhaus to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, he pushes it hard to mid-off and yells at his partner to stay back
46.3
4
Hilfenhaus to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, yet another half tracker, he swivels and thumps it high over midwicket, nobody patrolling the area to stop that
46.2
4
Hilfenhaus to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, drops it fractionally short and Misbah gets into position early for the pull rolls his wrists and thumps him past the fielder who sprints from deep square leg
46.1
0
Hilfenhaus to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run,