Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Mohammad Yousuf
45(69) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 4 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 2 3 0 0 0 7
MEK Hussey
64(87) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 4 2 0 3 0 0 2

Best performances - Bowlers

Saeed Ajmal
O10.0
M1
R31
W2
Eco3.10
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SR Watson
O8.0
M0
R32
W2
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
50 | 4 Runs | AUS: 206/8

  • NM Hauritz9 (18b)
  • B Lee12 (15b)
  • Umar Gul9-1-38-1
  • Naved-ul-Hasan9-2-39-1

Phew! I need to gather my breath as I type this out. It looked completely one-sided at one stage with Ponting and Hussey going strong, but they collapsed from 140 for 2 to 187 for 8. When Johnson was gone, Pakistan were favourites to seal this but Lee and Hauritz saw off some nervy moments at the end to see their team through to the next stage, and to victory. Splendid effort from Pakistan, too, who fought superbly to make a match out of this. Asif was superb in his second spell, and Naved lethal, bowling it in the blockhole with consistency; the ball to get rid of Hussey was a peach. Pakistan were already through to the semis, but raised their game when it mattered and almost pulled it off. Join us in a bit for the presentation. Australia now take on old foes England in Centurion in the semi-final, and Pakistan take on New Zealand in Johannesburg.

Younis: "They had a fantastic time with the ball, and got partnerships going when they batted, But suddenly, we came back hard and it was a great finish. The pitch was a little soft in the morning, not a bad pitch for cricket. Irrespective of who you play in the semis, you just have to stick to your plans."

Ponting: "I had chewed all my fingernails off. It was tough to score quickly out there, the bounce was inconsistent and it spun at the end so we were a little lucky to restrict them to that total. We've finished top of the table, and we have a good understanding of how the conditions are here and we look forward to taking on England."

Hussey: "The Pakistanis bowled well, and thankfully Brett Lee and Hauritz showed some steel in the end and got us over the line. It's a good achievement for our team and we're looking to go at least another step further."

That ends a nerve-wracking game. Thanks for tuning in and sending us your feedback. Join us for the first semi-final on Friday. Goodbye

49.6
0
Umar Gul to Hauritz, 1 bye, they've sneaked a bye and won! Full and wide, he makes room, misses but Lee's charged in from the other end and made in time, Akmal misses the under-arm throw

1 to win off the last ball. Everyone comes in to save it

49.5
1
Umar Gul to Lee, 1 run, driven hard down to mid-on for a single and they've qualified! Full on middle and he drove it hard, relief in the Australian camp, India have been knocked out

Misbah's injured himself slightly, but he's up. 2 needed off 2 to win. 1 run needed to qualify

49.4
1
Umar Gul to Hauritz, 1 run, well fielded by Misbah who dives full length to his right but he can't prevent the single, bowled full on middle, drives it to midwicket, just a single

Just three balls to go now

49.3
0
Umar Gul to Hauritz, no run, slower one bowled on a good length on the off, pushed back to the bowler

3 to win, 2 to qualify

49.2
1
Umar Gul to Lee, 1 run, inswinging yorker, manages to dig it out, gets an inside edge onto his pads and squeezes a single wide of the keeper

4 off 5

49.1
0
Umar Gul to Lee, no run, full on middle, driven straight to midwicket

What a thriller, Australia need 3 to qualify as that will being the scores level. Four to win. Gul will bowl the last over. A long-on in place, a packed field on the off side. He charges in

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Mohammad Yousuf
45(69) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 4 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 2 3 0 0 0 7
MEK Hussey
64(87) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 4 2 0 3 0 0 2

Best performances - Bowlers

Saeed Ajmal
O10.0
M1
R31
W2
Eco3.10
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SR Watson
O8.0
M0
R32
W2
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

ICC Champions Trophy

Group A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
ENG33006.0001.052
BDESH31103.000-0.666
AUS30102.000-0.082
NZ30201.000-0.606
Group B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
INDIA32104.0001.360
PAK32104.000-0.666
SA31202.0000.168
SL31202.000-0.803