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)

Saeed Ajmal to Clarke, FOUR, drops it short, slightly short in length mind you and Clarke plays a superb cut shot to the boundary


Saeed Ajmal to Clarke, 2 leg byes, drifts down the leg .. rolls of the pad to fine-leg


Saeed Ajmal to Clarke, no run, Lovely doosra! Clarke is comprehensively beaten. He goes back and stabs well inside the line.


Saeed Ajmal to Clarke, no run, leans forward to defend to the on side


Saeed Ajmal to Clarke, 1 run, goes right back to tap it to midwicket


Saeed Ajmal to Haddin, 1 run, quicker, on the middle, worked to midwicket for a single

Australia 53/2   Saeed Ajmal 1-0-6-0

Saeed Ajmal to White, no run, moves outside leg and punches it to cover


Saeed Ajmal to White, 3 wides, Oh byes! White moved to the off side and goes for an almighty swing to the on side.. The ball had landed on middle and leg and turned down the leg stump. But Kamran hadn't moved to his left. Perhaps he was unsighted by White.


Saeed Ajmal to White, no run, quicker one and it bounces as well .. A surprised White tries to punch it and misses/. Kamran collects it this time. Good take.


Saeed Ajmal to White, no run, White moves to the off side and has another go with that on side swing shot but again makes no contact .. Kamran gets his body behind the ball this time


Saeed Ajmal to White, 2 runs, outside off stump, sliced to short third man where the ball spins away from the Aamer


Saeed Ajmal to White, no run, Shout for stumping Superb work from Kamran! It broke away from White who slid forward for the big hit. The back leg was lifted in the air and Kamran quickly, very quickly, breaks the stumps but White had just about got his back foot back to earth


Saeed Ajmal to White, no run, lovely skidding delivery and White stabs it away

Australia 112/5   Saeed Ajmal 2-0-11-0

Saeed Ajmal to Smith, OUT, Ajmal can be such a difficult bowler to get away in these circumstances. Those tantalizing doosras. It landed on the middle stump line, Smith was down the track and actually tried to loft it over the off-side which perhaps indicates that he thought it might be the doosra. But no wood on leather. The ball goes past the flashing blade and to Kamran Akmal who very calmly takes off the bails. Ajmal celebrates. What a lovely delivery

SPD Smith st †Kamran Akmal b Saeed Ajmal 5 (2m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 125.00


Saeed Ajmal to Johnson, FOUR, he slows up the pace .. flights it outside off, Mitch waits on the front foot and crashes it really hard to the midwicket boundary


Saeed Ajmal to Johnson, 1 leg bye, on the middle and leg line, rolls away to the leg side


Saeed Ajmal to MEK Hussey, SIX, Ajmal drifts to the leg side and Hussey jumps at the opportunity. He was well inside the crease and swings it over backward square-leg boundary


Saeed Ajmal to MEK Hussey, 2 runs, really full delivery, squeezed out to the empty spaces in midwicket. They run really hard. And will collect two runs.


Saeed Ajmal to MEK Hussey, 1 leg bye, full delivery, Hussey tries to heave it to the on side but doesn't connect. A leg bye will give him the strike though

Australia 158/7   Saeed Ajmal 3-0-23-1

Saeed Ajmal to Johnson, 1 run, almost yorker length as he follows Mitch who was moving away outside leg stump .. edged to short fine-leg region.


Saeed Ajmal to MEK Hussey, SIX, What a thunderous wallop. Tonked! Ajmal drops it short and Hussey waits before he plays a crunching pull shot. IT's a six!


Saeed Ajmal to MEK Hussey, SIX, OMG! It's a six! Fabulicious! Stunning! What a strike. What drama! This time he went down on his knee to swing it over long-on for a glorious six!


Saeed Ajmal to MEK Hussey, FOUR, Absolutely crunched! And the scores are level! Unbelievable scenes here. Michael Hussey you beauty! What immense drama here. It was a length delivery outside off stump, Huseey slashed out at it and edges it past backward point fielder . IT went over the leaping fielder. It was that close. It was that dramatic.


Saeed Ajmal to MEK Hussey, SIX, Australianism prevails! What a great dramatic game this has been. Goose bumps! What a heartbreak for Pakistan. Michael Hussey has played like a dream. Whaddaplaayaaaa! He finished the game with yet another big hit. This is the Twenty20 innings of his lifetime. And what a way to finish it in style. He cleared the front foot and swung the ball over long-on. The while ball disappeared beyond the boundary. The Australian dug out erupted in joy. The Pakistani camp is stunned. U N B E L I E V A B L E. Hussey is mobbed by his team-mates. Clarke envelops him with a hug. The entire squad is out there on the ground. Take a bow Michael Hussey. Respect.

Australia 197/7   Saeed Ajmal 3.5-0-46-1





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