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Match Day

1308dThe Report by Brydon Coverdale

Smith, Hazlewood book semi-final berth

Wahab Riaz delivered one of the most fearsome spells in World Cup history but Australia, helped by some shoddy Pakistan fielding, weathered the storm and set up a semi-final showdown with India

1289dAhmer Naqvi

Why we loved Wahab's spell

Pakistanis glory in spectacle because it provides a buffer against the disappointment they have come to accept as their lot

1307dDaniel Brettig

Wahab and Watson sanctioned by ICC

Wahab Riaz and Shane Watson have both been sanctioned by the ICC for their part in a fiery and memorable confrontation in the quarter-final between Australia and Pakistan at Adelaide Oval

1307dHassan Cheema

Did Pakistan fail?

Given the circumstances, they did the opposite in the World Cup, bringing fervour back to their fan base

1307dAndrew Fidel Fernando in Adelaide

Wahab v Watson, the fury and the folly

For 30 minutes, everything else took a backseat, as the world watched in awe and fear, a fired-up Pakistan fast bowler mercilessly bullying an Australian batsman

1307dDaniel Brettig in Adelaide

Smith steers Australia through taste of own medicine

Michael Clarke called it the closest Australia could go to knowing what it was like to face Mitchell Johnson at his most terrifying last summer. Wahab Riaz certainly had every member of the 35,516-str

1305dGaurav Kalra

Umpires right to rap Wahab, Watson

Here's the important detail many of us overlooked: Wahab Riaz and Shane Watson had been fined for an incident in the 33rd over, much after that enthralling spell

1308dAndy Zaltzman in Adelaide

The end of Afridism

Shahid Afridi signed off his ODI career with a 15-ball autobiography of an innings - one last display of the average made extraordinary

1309dDaniel Brettig in Adelaide

Australia hope Adelaide grass greener

Australia are hopeful a well-grassed Adelaide Oval pitch will provide enough assistance for the hosts' fast bowlers to dismantle Pakistan and thus prevent their own strong pace battery from doing likewise in the third World Cup quarter-final

Early Blows


Wickets lost by Pakistan in the first 10 overs during this World Cup. West Indies are the only Test nation to lose more (13).

Tied for now


Pakistan's win-loss record against Australia in World Cups. Pakistan is 1 of 2 teams who have not lost more than they've won.