Pakistanis glory in spectacle because it provides a buffer against the disappointment they have come to accept as their lot
Here's the important detail many of us overlooked: Wahab Riaz and Shane Watson had been fined for an incident in the <i>33rd over</i>, much after that enthralling spell
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
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.