Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Umar Akmal
64(31) 7x4 - 3x6
Control %52%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 11 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
5 0 5 5 2 0 6 6
DA Warner
41(31) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 8 4 5 0 4 2

Best performances - Bowlers

Saeed Ajmal
O3.4
M0
R26
W3
Eco7.09
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SW Tait
O4.0
M0
R25
W2
Eco6.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

The Pakistan team form a huddle near the boundary's edge, great spirit shown by them today. Umar Akmal's inspirational innings gave them a total to defend and the bowlers - Shoaib aside - responded in superb fashion. This is the first time Australia have lost to Pakistan in 13 games, across all formats, and Pakistan have finally broken their Aussie duck, which stretches back to their defeat in the Champions Trophy last September, through the disastrous Australian tour, to the World Twenty20.

The feedback comes pouring in: "When Gul got Hussey, I screamed in my class in excitement," writes Obaid. "Lucky to not get kicked out."

"The last 5 wickets fall in 12 balls: that's a collapse of Bangladeshi proportions!" says Mark Kidger. "Mind you, you won't find to many neutrals complaining that Pakistan have finally broken the hex that Australia have held over them for years. It could be a very interesting neutral series and Pakistan may just give theit fans something to cheer about."

Usman: "Feel so happy, especially after Sydney Test & Semi-Final. Watched the game at work with some other fanatic fans, and all of us were screaming when Hussey's leg stump went cart-wheeling. Great game, lets hope we can repeat this tomorrow and more importantly in Tests."

Unsurprisingly, Umar Akmal gets the Man of the Match award for his awesome knock. Phew, what a game! Read Brydon's bulletin for an indepth look at today's action. That's all from me today folks, but there's no respite as we have a re-match tomorrow! Do join us again for that.

18.4
W
Saeed Ajmal to Tait, OUT, doosra again, Tait doesn't pick it as he charges down the track and Kamran has the bails off in a split second! Pakistan win the first Twenty20, and the crowd are absolutely loving this
18.3
6
Saeed Ajmal to Tait, SIX runs, well, that has flown miles over wide long-on! Ajmal tosses one up on leg stump, Tait comes down the track and just swings through the line - he has no idea which way it's turning - and connects handsomely.
18.2
0
Saeed Ajmal to Tait, no run, too good for Tait, he had no idea at all as Ajmal sent down the doosra. Big swing outside off connects with fresh air
18.1
W
Saeed Ajmal to Johnson, OUT, stumped! Johnson is left lying on the turf as Pakistan celebrate! He jumped out of the crease as Ajmal sent down a quicker one, and just ran past the ball. Kamran completed a smart stumping in a flash, Johnson swung round and tumbled over as he tried to get back to the crease, but to no avail. Just one wicket needed now
18.1
1w
Saeed Ajmal to Johnson, 1 wide, fired down leg, too far and that's called wide

Ajmal to finish up

END OF OVER:
18 | 4 Runs 2 Wkts | AUS: 137/8

  • MG Johnson3 (2b)
  • Umar Gul3-0-13-2
  • Mohammad Amir4-0-27-3
17.6
W
Umar Gul to Paine, OUT, the stumps are shattered! Gul is on fire here, Paine goes across his stumps but Gul spears in an inswinging yorker to send the leg stump spinning! If Australia had a chance before this over, Gul has almost certainly done enough to win this game now

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Umar Akmal
64(31) 7x4 - 3x6
Control %52%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 11 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
5 0 5 5 2 0 6 6
DA Warner
41(31) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 8 4 5 0 4 2

Best performances - Bowlers

Saeed Ajmal
O3.4
M0
R26
W3
Eco7.09
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SW Tait
O4.0
M0
R25
W2
Eco6.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF