ICC World Twenty20, 2nd Semi-Final: Australia v Pakistan at Gros Islet, May 14, 2010
ICC World Twenty20 - 2nd semi final
Australia won by 3 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
Played at Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia (neutral venue)
14 May 2010 (20-over match)
0.1

Nannes to Kamran Akmal, no run, Here we go. Full length delivery just outside off, Kamran, who doesn't like to come forward, lunges out to push it towards mid-off.

0.2

Nannes to Kamran Akmal, no run, moves towards middle stump from the leg side line and Kamran Akmal gets behind the line to push it back down the track.

0.2

Nannes to Kamran Akmal, no run, banged in short outside off stump, Warner ducks. Wide called. Afridi is surprised with that call.

0.3

Nannes to Kamran Akmal, no run, loud shout for lbw but it pitched just outside leg stump. Another one coming with the left-armer's natural angle .. Akmal is caught on the crease, his balance went awry and he played all around it ..

0.4

Nannes to Kamran Akmal, no run, similar delivery and this time Kamran gets the front foot out of the way to defend

0.5

Nannes to Kamran Akmal, no run, fuller, around the off stump, driven to mid-off and there is confusion between the two batsmen about the single.. yes no and NO

0.6

Nannes to Kamran Akmal, no run, pushes this length delivery out to the off side. Nagging first over from Nannes. Line, length and pacy.

Pakistan 0/0   Kamran Akmal 0* (6b)
1.2

Tait to Kamran Akmal, no run, the first bouncer of the game. On the middle stump line. Kamran goes down under

1.3

Tait to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, another one climbing outside off, from short of length, Kamran is off balance as he tries to upper cut it over point and carves it to right of third man. They run just a single there. Hmmm

Pakistan 2/0   Kamran Akmal 1* (8b)
2.1

Nannes to Kamran Akmal, no run, full in length around off stump line, pushed forward to the off side

2.2

Nannes to Kamran Akmal, no run, gets forward to tap this one to the on side

2.3

Nannes to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, Whack. Kamran backs away to the on side and slams the length delivery flat over covers!

2.4

Nannes to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, Thrash! What a shot. Another length delivery around the off stump and Kamran goes through the line. Awesome. The ball flies well to the right of mid-off

2.5

Nannes to Kamran Akmal, 1 wide, Will it be short? Will it be a yorker? will it be a slower one? Well .. it's an overpitched delivery well down the leg side.

2.5

Nannes to Kamran Akmal, 2 runs, Kamran is going for it. He moves to the leg side and tries to clear mid-on ... he doesn't connect well and ends up swiping it past the bowler ..

2.6

Nannes to Kamran Akmal, no run, This time around, he moves to the off side and flicks to midwicket

Pakistan 14/0   Kamran Akmal 11* (14b 2x4)
3.6

Tait to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, Flood of runs here. Pakistan are counterattacking in style. The bouncer on the leg and middle line and Kamran goes for the pull and ends up dragging it to fine-leg boundary

Pakistan 27/0   Kamran Akmal 15* (15b 3x4)
4.6

Johnson to Kamran Akmal, no run, slow off cutter, outside off stump, tries to cut and misses

4.7

Johnson to Kamran Akmal, no run, leans forward to drive to mid-off . Seventh ball of the over. Not sure whether we missed any no-ball call

Pakistan 32/0   Kamran Akmal 15* (17b 3x4)
5.5

Watson to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, fullish, on the off and middle line, pushed out to extra cover

Pakistan 39/0   Kamran Akmal 16* (18b 3x4)
6.2

Smith to Kamran Akmal, 2 runs, DRopped by 'Haddin ! It was going away from Kamran who goes for the cut but gets the bottom edge .. and it goes below the gloves.

6.3

Smith to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, charges down the track and tries to loft it over mid-off and it dipped rapidly on him and turned. He ended up edging it over backward point ..

6.4

Smith to Kamran Akmal, no run, outside off stump, squeezed out to point

6.5

Smith to Kamran Akmal, SIX, Thump! What a fab hit. He rushed down the track and lifted it with turn over the long-off fielder. They are taking on the spinner here.

6.6

Smith to Kamran Akmal, 2 runs, backs away to cut this leg break to sweeper cover

Pakistan 55/0   Kamran Akmal 30* (23b 4x4 1x6)
7.3

Johnson to Kamran Akmal, no run, Hello! hello! Kamran, suddenly, goes for a slog. He goes across the line and makes no contact.

7.4

Johnson to Kamran Akmal, 2 runs, presses his front foot forward and flat-bats the short-of-length delivery over midpn!

7.5

Johnson to Kamran Akmal, no run, tries to drive on the up but mistimes it towards cover

7.6

Johnson to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, leans forward to tap this full delivery towards point for a single. Great start this for Pakistan.

Pakistan 63/0   Kamran Akmal 33* (27b 4x4 1x6)
8.1

Watson to Kamran Akmal, SIX, Look at the white ball fly! Absolute thump! Kamran cleared the front foot and bashed the full length delivery over the straight boundary.

8.2

Watson to Kamran Akmal, 2 runs, carves this length delivery to left of long-off where Warner almost over runs it but adjusts to lunge back and stop

8.3

Watson to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, crouches to square drive this one past point

8.5

Watson to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, What a fab piece of timing! Pakistan are playing awesomely here. It was a full toss and Kamran just concentrated on getting the timing right. He carves it clear of the sweeper cover.

8.6

Watson to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, Cracking cut! 50 for Kamran in 32 balls. What an innings this. Semi-final of the World CUp and he is turning it on. Short and outside off stump, Kamran stays beside the line and slaps it to the point boundary.

Pakistan 81/0   Kamran Akmal 50* (32b 6x4 2x6)
9.3

Johnson to Kamran Akmal, no run, slower off cutter, Kamran tries to swing it over midwicket but doesn't make contact ..

9.4

Johnson to Kamran Akmal, OUT, What a catch from Warner! Stunning! Kamran falls after an awesome knock. He drove this one uppishly towards deep cover where Warner rushed forward and threw himself forward to take the catch

Kamran Akmal c Warner b Johnson 50 (41m 34b 6x4 2x6) SR: 147.05

Pakistan 82/1   Kamran Akmal 50 (34b 6x4 2x6)
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