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    5.1 Pakistan openers are back in the sheds already. Plays a loose shot to a wide length ball. Away from the body with no foot movement. The only thing that moves is the ball. Slightly away from him. Takes a thick edge to the second slip where Clarke takes it easily 24/2
    4.4 say what you will of Watson's batting, he is one of the best slip fielders in the world today. This catch is one for the ages. Slip catches are never easy, but the ones that swerve away from you at the last moment? That too to balls bowled at 150.1ks? Sarfraz just follows this quick length ball with his hands, edges it, looks like he has offered an easy catch to Watto until the ball swings away from him at the last moment. Watson has kept his eyes on it throughout, which is why he has dived along with it, facing third man by the time he finishes the catch, diving to the right, taking it with two hands. Almost ehind his body is the catch completed 20/1
    26.4 the bouncer has done the trick. Johnson has produced the loose drive with leaden feet. Look at his back foot move away as he drives. Johnson pushes this one up, angling it across Sohail, who drives away from the body, his back foot moving away from the line of the ball. The edge is taken 112/4
    23.2 oh will you believe it? Maxwell has brought up the breakthrough. Once again no singles for Misbah have meant Pakistan have to take the risks to keep the runs coming. He has previously hit Maxwell out of the attack with two sixes over midwicket, he tries a third one with a slog-sweep. Not quite to the pitch of the ball this time. Fatal. Top edge sits nicely with Finch at deep midwicket. Strange to see a rare hole-out by Misbah. That too at the short square boundary at Adelaide Oval. The big difference here is he has dragged this from well outside off 97/3
    29.1 what have you done Umar Akmal? This is a long hop at the Adelaide Oval with short square boundaries. Akmal has enough time to pause, do a quick opinion poll on where to hit this in the stands, and then take a selfie before hitting it. Unfortunately for him, he has found out the one man stationed there. Aaron Finch hasn't had to move an inch. Akmal is disgusted with himself. Smashes the bat into his pad 124/5
    41.3 good shot but he had found the fielder. Full ball, on off, he knows there is no deep cover, he is looking to drive over the ring, just gets too close to the pitch of the ball, and finds Johnson at cover 188/7
    33.6 he has found out deep midwicket. Finch has taken three deep midwicket catches today. Oh that short square boundary, what a temptress. Afridi looks to pull, but the ball is not short enough. He doesn't get all of it, Finch is prowling there, and takes this head high. Is this the last time Lala has paced off the field with gloves and pads on? 158/6
    42.2 Starc is the sole leading wicket-taker this World Cup. Finally he has drawn an edge. Riaz has finally hit that little white thing after backing away from the stumps. The outside edge settles nicely with Haddin 188/8
    49.5 this time it has gone to hand. Faulkner gets a wicket, Starc takes a lovely catch. Clears the front let to pull, gets a top edge towards top edge, Starc rushes in and takes this low and diving forward 213/10
    43.6 Hazlewood ends with four in the quarter-final. Sohail backs away and swings. Gets a massive top edge that goes a million miles and comes down towards gully. Haddin the man with mitts on clears the area, settles under it, keeps his eyes on the swirling ball, and takes a safe catch 195/9
    not out
    6
    21
    0
    0
    28.57
    Extras
    10 (lb 5, w 5)
    TOTAL
    213 all out (49.5 Overs, RR: 4.27)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    MA Starc10.014024.00383020
    JR Hazlewood10.013543.50414010
    MG Johnson10.004214.20382120
    GJ Maxwell7.004326.14213200
    SR Watson5.001703.40171000
    JP Faulkner7.503113.95292000
    Fall of wickets:1-20 (Sarfraz Ahmed, 4.4 ov), 2-24 (Ahmed Shehzad, 5.1 ov), 3-97 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 23.2 ov), 4-112 (Haris Sohail, 26.4 ov), 5-124 (Umar Akmal, 29.1 ov), 6-158 (Shahid Afridi, 33.6 ov), 7-188 (Sohaib Maqsood, 41.3 ov), 8-188 (Wahab Riaz, 42.2 ov), 9-195 (Sohail Khan, 43.6 ov), 10-213 (Ehsan Adil, 49.5 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    8.3 banged in, short and wide... and Warner has flubbed it straight to third man! Wahab strikes, his 15th wicket of the tournament to go joint third. Warner has gifted him this one, though, was trying to use the pace but really just hung the bat out and steered an uppercut to the fielder, decent low catch from Rahat who ran in a good way 49/2
    2.3 pitched up, this jags back at Finch and raps him on the pads, Sohail implores for the decision... and Dharmasena gives it! Finch, after a brief conversation with his partner, asks for the review but it only takes a quick look to release this was foolishness. Not much footwork and the ball zipped in with the arm, past the inside edge as he played to leg, and it was crashing into the woodwork halfway up. The finger points skywards for a second time and Pakistan celebrate to the heavens 15/1
    26.4 fuller, on the stumps, Smith flicks and misses - given! Adil's appeal was almost a lone one, though Sarfraz also went up, Dharmasena gave it some thought before raising the finger. Australia have used their review, so Smith has to trudge off, having looked impenetrable for the last couple of hours. Looked like it would have clipped leg, fairly innocuous ball, Smith not quite as focused as he had been 148/4
    10.4 gottim! The short ball works, Clarke dollies it to forward short leg! Don't you love it when a plan comes together... That was well-directed from Wahab, not quite a snorter but awkward enough for a man with an antique spine, rising towards the helmet grill and Clarke can only pop it up off the splice, floats into the hands of the catcher. Maqsood hurls the ball at the floor and screams in delight. Pakistan are in this 59/3
    not out
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    66
    7
    1
    96.96
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    29
    5
    2
    151.72
    Extras
    9 (w 9)
    TOTAL
    216/4 (33.5 Overs, RR: 6.38)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Sohail Khan7.505717.27268120
    Ehsan Adil5.003116.20184100
    Rahat Ali6.003706.16215010
    Wahab Riaz9.005426.00273160
    Shahid Afridi4.003007.5072000
    Haris Sohail2.00703.5050000
    Fall of wickets:1-15 (AJ Finch, 2.3 ov), 2-49 (DA Warner, 8.3 ov), 3-59 (MJ Clarke, 10.4 ov), 4-148 (SPD Smith, 26.4 ov)

Match Notes

Early Blows

11

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

4-4

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.

ICC Cricket World Cup

Pool A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
NZ6600122.564
AUS641092.257
SL642080.371
BDESH632070.136
ENG62404-0.753
AFG61502-1.853
SCOT60600-2.218
Pool B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
INDIA6600121.827
SA642081.707
PAK64208-0.085
WI63306-0.053
IRE63306-0.933
ZIM61502-0.527
UAE60600-2.032