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)

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

Pakistan 7/0   Kamran Akmal 5* (11b 1x4)   DP Nannes 1.3-1-4-0

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

Pakistan 11/0   Kamran Akmal 9* (12b 2x4)   DP Nannes 1.4-1-8-0

Tait to Salman Butt, FOUR, he presses back, waits for the back of length delivery to arrive outside off and uses that bottom-hand of his to almost wrist it through cover point. Shot!

Pakistan 18/0   Salman Butt 5* (7b 1x4)   SW Tait 1.3-0-7-0

Tait to Salman Butt, FOUR, Thump! Immense fun this. It was slightly short in length outside off and Salman plays a cracking square cut

Pakistan 22/0   Salman Butt 9* (8b 2x4)   SW Tait 1.4-0-11-0

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)   SW Tait 2-0-16-0

Johnson to Salman Butt, FOUR, Loverly shot there! Salman sashays down the track and blasts the shortish delivery outside off to point boundary. Imperious!

Pakistan 31/0   Salman Butt 14* (12b 3x4)   MG Johnson 0.3-0-4-0

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 ..

Pakistan 47/0   Kamran Akmal 22* (20b 4x4)   SPD Smith 0.3-0-7-0

Johnson to Salman Butt, FOUR, Australia look stunned here. Mitch is shaking his head. Clarke stares ahead. THe pakistan dug out has come alive. IT was a short delivery outside off, Butt stays adjacent to the line, opens his bat-face and slashes it through the vacant slip region

Pakistan 59/0   Salman Butt 26* (21b 4x4)   MG Johnson 1.1-0-9-0

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.

Pakistan 77/0   Kamran Akmal 46* (31b 5x4 2x6)   SR Watson 1.5-0-22-0

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)   SR Watson 2-0-26-0

Smith to Umar Akmal, FOUR, Smashed! What a thumping slog sweep. He cleared the front foot and crashed it to the cow corner

Pakistan 93/2   Umar Akmal 7* (5b 1x4)   SPD Smith 1.2-0-19-1

Clarke to Khalid Latif, FOUR, Crunch! It was floated full outside off and Latif carves it hard and to the right of long-off where Hussey makes a desperate diving effort to stop but ..

Pakistan 132/3   Khalid Latif 13* (5b 1x4 1x6)   MJ Clarke 1-0-13-0

Nannes to Umar Akmal, FOUR, Aaha! The paddle-shot! He leans across to paddle scoop it over short fine-leg boundary! Kamran jumps out from his seat in the dug out! Immense fun!

Pakistan 142/3   Umar Akmal 29* (21b 2x4 1x6)   DP Nannes 3.2-1-29-0





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