Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • 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

  • 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 <i>33rd over</i>, much after that enthralling spell

  • 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

  • Did Pakistan fail?

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

  • 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

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.