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
Pakistanis glory in spectacle because it provides a buffer against the disappointment they have come to accept as their lot
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
Given the circumstances, they did the opposite in the World Cup, bringing fervour back to their fan base
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
Misbah-ul-Haq labelled Pakistan's fitness, fielding and batting substandard, as he bows out of ODI cricket and his team exits the World Cup.
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
Stats highlights from the third quarter-final, between Australia and Pakistan in Adelaide
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
Josh Hazlewood announced his return to the Australian side in style and claimed four wickets to help his team beat Pakistan by six wickets in the Quarter-Final in Adelaide on Friday.
#BendTheRules moments from the match between Australia and Pakistan
Shahid Afridi signed off his ODI career with a 15-ball autobiography of an innings - one last display of the average made extraordinary
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
On the cusp of his retirement from ODIs, Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq said he was going to approach the game against Australia as a normal one
Stats preview of the third quarter-final, between Australia and Pakistan in Adelaide
Plays of the day from the third quarter-final between Australia and Pakistan in Adelaide
Wickets lost by Pakistan in the first 10 overs during this World Cup. West Indies are the only Test nation to lose more (13).
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.