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239dThe Bulletin by Osman Samiuddin

Watson, Hussey set up emphatic win

Australia began to right previous wrongs in this format with an emphatic dismantling of the defending champions at St Lucia, a 34-run win serving serious notice to one and all of their intentions in this tournament

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SR Watson
81(49) 7x4 - 4x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 19 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
1 4 19 4 3 14 14 22
DJ Hussey
53(29) 2x4 - 5x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 14 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 6 0 5 13 18 11

Best performances - Bowlers

SW Tait
O4
M0
R20
W3
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Mohammad Amir
O4
M1
R23
W3
Eco5.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

END OF OVER:
20 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | PAK: 157/10 (35 runs required, RR: 7.85)

  • Mohammad Sami5 (5b)
  • SW Tait4-0-20-3
  • MG Johnson4-0-21-2

Australia came into this tournament with a very poor record but they have outplayed the defending champions in every aspect of the game today. Led by an excellent innings from Shane Watson, supported by the destructive Davids - Warner and Hussey, they made too many for a Pakistan team out of sorts.

Ravi Shastri leads the presentation ceremony and Shahid Afridi said that he thought the spinners could do well early on but Warner and Watson were too strong today and thinks 192 was a very very good total.

Michael Clarke is very chirpy. Predictably he thinks 'all the boys did well' and backs his fast bowlers to do very well in the tournament.

Shane Watson takes the man-of-the-match award for his 81 that really took the game away from Pakistan. He says 175 would have been par today and pays tribute to David Hussey's fifty.

Right, that is all from me. I hope you have enjoyed the action. The fun, of course, doesn't stop and tomorrow Sri Lanka face a combative Zimbabwe side and need to win to progress in the tournament, and England play their first game, against the hosts, West Indies. So I do hope you'll join us, and, while you wait, you can always share your rants and revelations on our Facebook page.

19.6
W
Tait to Saeed Ajmal, OUT, gone, all over. Saeed Ajmal gives himself room, Tait fires in a quick yorker and that is that. The players shake hands, Australia look very content, and they have been completely dominant today.

Saeed Ajmal b Tait 4 (4m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

19.5
2
Tait to Saeed Ajmal, 2 runs, just gets away with this, Saeed Ajmal gives himself plenty of room and leading-edges it just past mid off for a couple`
19.4
2
Tait to Saeed Ajmal, 2 runs, fuller this time and Saeed Ajmal gets much more on this, driving down the ground for a couple
19.3
0
Tait to Saeed Ajmal, no run, this is through Saeed Ajmal pretty quickly, gets a bottom edge an a leg-side swipe, which Haddin collects very smartly
19.2
0
Tait to Saeed Ajmal, no run, short this time, Saeed Ajmal attempts a big hook shot but finds nothing and Haddin collects
19.1
1
Tait to Mohammad Sami, 1 run, Tait to finish up here, full and straight, Sami knocks it away for a single into the off side
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  • Watson, Hussey set up emphatic win

    Australia began to right previous wrongs in this format with an emphatic dismantling of the defending champions at St Lucia, a 34-run win serving serious notice to one and all of their intentions in this tournament

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st1Kamran AkmalSalman Butt
2nd27Salman ButtMohammad Hafeez
3rd6Mohammad HafeezUmar Akmal
4th36Misbah-ul-HaqUmar Akmal
5th47Shahid AfridiMisbah-ul-Haq
6th3Abdul RazzaqMisbah-ul-Haq
7th12Misbah-ul-HaqFawad Alam
8th14Fawad AlamMohammad Amir
9th5Mohammad SamiFawad Alam
10th6Mohammad SamiSaeed Ajmal

World T20

Super 10 Group 1
TEAMMWLPTNRR
WI43160.359
ENG43160.145
SA42240.651
SL4132-0.461
AFG4132-0.715
Super 10 Group 2
TEAMMWLPTNRR
NZ44081.9
INDIA4316-0.305
AUS42240.233
PAK4132-0.093
BDESH4040-1.805
First Round Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
BDESH32051.938
NL31130.154
OMAN3113-1.521
IRE3021-0.685
First Round Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
AFG33061.54
ZIM3214-0.567
SCOT3122-0.132
HKG3030-1.017