ICC World Twenty20 - 2nd semi final

Australia v Pakistan

Australia won by 3 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)

Warner and Watson walk out. Pakistan players break away from the huddle.

0.1

Mohammad Amir to Warner, no run, full in length on the pads, rolls away to short fine-leg fielder

Waji: "Woohhooooo keep up the good work boys!! i can already smell victory!"

0.2

Mohammad Amir to Warner, 1 wide, banged in short, Warner ducks and it has been called a wide. Afridi is surprised with that call.

0.2

Mohammad Amir to Warner, OUT, Warner is gone for a duck. They are dancing in the aisles. It was the full length delivery going away from Warner who cuts it straight to backward point. That boy Umar again! What a start for Pakistan. What a tame dismissal. A very soft shot.

DA Warner c Umar Akmal b Mohammad Amir 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

0.3

Mohammad Amir to Haddin, 1 run, short in length on the middle, tucked past square-leg

What a tame dismissal that was. A very soft shot.

0.4

Mohammad Amir to Watson, no run, crunchy yorker on the off stump, squeezed out to the off side

0.5

Mohammad Amir to Watson, FOUR, Watson breaks free. It was a slightly short delivery and Watson pulls it past midwicket

Few words exchanged between the batsman and the bowler

0.6

Mohammad Amir to Watson, 1 run, outside off stump, run down to third man for a single

0.7

Mohammad Amir to Haddin, no run, hmm another over with an extra ball .... pushed out to covers. .

End of over 1 (7 runs) Australia 7/1 (185 runs required from 18.5 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 9.82)
BJ Haddin    1* (2b)      Mohammad Amir    1-0-7-1
SR Watson    5* (3b 1x4)     

1.1

Abdul Razzaq to Watson, SIX, Watto you beauty! It was a slightly short of length delivery and Watson pulls it over midwicket boundary

1.2

Abdul Razzaq to Watson, no run, length delivery on the off stump line, punched back to the bowler

1.3

Abdul Razzaq to Watson, 1 run, short in length on the middle stump line, punched down to long-on

1.4

Abdul Razzaq to Haddin, FOUR, Shot! Superbly done. He backed away slightly even as he took a step down the track, stayed adjacent to the line, held his balance well and punched the short-of-length delivery through covers

1.5

Abdul Razzaq to Haddin, no run, full pitched on the off stump, pushed back to the bowler

1.6

Abdul Razzaq to Haddin, FOUR, Thump! Quite similar delivery to the previous one. That was pushed back to the bowler. This has been smashed through the line between the bowler and mid-off.

End of over 2 (15 runs) Australia 22/1 (170 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 11.00, RRR: 9.44)
BJ Haddin    9* (5b 2x4)      Abdul Razzaq    1-0-15-0
SR Watson    12* (6b 1x4 1x6)      Mohammad Amir    1-0-7-1

Sean: "Aus desperately need Watson and Haddin to fire if they're going to make a chase out of this. Let's hope Watto fires after his previous poor innings recently."

2.1

Mohammad Amir to Watson, FOUR, It almost decapitates Haddin! What a wallop. It was a length delivery and Watson pressed forward and muscled it past Haddin!

2.2

Mohammad Amir to Watson, no run, fuller, Watson digs it out to the off side .. He made contact with the bottom of the bat

2.3

Mohammad Amir to Watson, OUT, What a moment this. The openers are back in the hutch. Pressure. Watson has hit a full delivery straight to long-on! The Pakistan dug-out is celebrating. The fans are screaming in joy. Enter Pup. The Australian captain is in the middle. What can he do now?

SR Watson c Abdur Rehman b Mohammad Amir 16 (13m 9b 2x4 1x6) SR: 177.77

2.4

Mohammad Amir to Clarke, no run, full in length outside off stump, pushed out to backward point

2.5

Mohammad Amir to Clarke, 1 run, works this wide of third man for a single

2.6

Mohammad Amir to Haddin, 1 run, fullish on the off stump line, dragged of the inner edge past square-leg

End of over 3 (6 runs) Australia 28/2 (164 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 9.33, RRR: 9.64)
BJ Haddin    10* (6b 2x4)      Mohammad Amir    2-0-13-2
MJ Clarke    1* (2b)      Abdul Razzaq    1-0-15-0

Spencer: "Clarke ? please no..."

3.1

Abdul Razzaq to Haddin, 2 runs, full in length around the off stump line, haddin tries to clear mid-on and ends up dragging it wider ... two runs

3.2

Abdul Razzaq to Haddin, no run, short in length outside off stump, punched to covers

3.3

Abdul Razzaq to Haddin, no run, slower one around the off stump line, pushed out to the off side

3.4

Abdul Razzaq to Haddin, 1 run, full in length, sliced away to point region

Harvey from Adelaide: "Clarke in during the Power Plays? Puh-leeeeze. Even Geoff Boycott's mum would have been a better choice to come in now."

3.5

Abdul Razzaq to Clarke, no run, It was a length delivery on the off stump line, he pushes it back to the bowler

Morgan Stanley: "I'd say this is Michael Clarke's big chance to prove he can bat in T20, he's been a big disappointment this tournament. If he carries on with his usual strike rate,Pakistan wouldn't mind him staying at the crease."

3.6

Abdul Razzaq to Clarke, FOUR, What a shot! Clarke walked down the track, backed away slightly and punched it sweetly on the up and well to the left of mid-off

End of over 4 (7 runs) Australia 35/2 (157 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 8.75, RRR: 9.81)
MJ Clarke    5* (4b 1x4)      Abdul Razzaq    2-0-22-0
BJ Haddin    13* (10b 2x4)      Mohammad Amir    2-0-13-2

Abdur Rehman makes an entry.

4.1

Abdur Rehman to Haddin, no run, on the middle and off, pushed back to the bowler

4.2

Abdur Rehman to Haddin, 2 runs, quicker, on the middle and off, tapped to midwicket .. empty spaces there .. by the time the man runs in from the deep .. they take two

4.3

Abdur Rehman to Haddin, SIX, Superbly done. It was drifting towards his pads and he swung it neatly and nonchalantly over backward square-leg boundary

4.4

Abdur Rehman to Haddin, 1 run, slows up the pace, shifts the line to the off stump, Haddin pushes it to point

4.5

Abdur Rehman to Clarke, 1 run, on the middle stump line, turned towards deep midwicket for a single

Janice from Sydney: "I have nothing against Clarke the Test batsman. But Twenty20...c'mon you've got to be kidding me!"

4.6

Abdur Rehman to Haddin, no run, on the middle, stops a touch on Haddin who checks his shot and stabs it uppishly down the track

End of over 5 (10 runs) Australia 45/2 (147 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 9.00, RRR: 9.80)
BJ Haddin    22* (15b 2x4 1x6)      Abdur Rehman    1-0-10-0
MJ Clarke    6* (5b 1x4)      Abdul Razzaq    2-0-22-0

5.1

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

5.2

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

5.3

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

5.4

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

5.5

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

5.6

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

End of over 6 (8 runs) Australia 53/2 (139 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 8.83, RRR: 9.92)
BJ Haddin    23* (16b 2x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    1-0-6-0
MJ Clarke    11* (10b 2x4)      Abdur Rehman    1-0-10-0

6.1

Shahid Afridi to Haddin, 1 run, just around the off stump line, tapped to short third man

6.2

Shahid Afridi to Clarke, no run, quickish slider, goes for the pull but ends up edging it to the off side

6.3

Shahid Afridi to Clarke, 1 run, moves down the track and turns this one through midwicket

6.4

Shahid Afridi to Haddin, 1 run, quick delivery on the off stump line, pushed out to sweeper cover

6.5

Shahid Afridi to Clarke, 2 runs, leans forward to on drive to push it wide of long-on for couple of runs

6.6

Shahid Afridi to Clarke, no run, slightly short in length, cut to point

End of over 7 (5 runs) Australia 58/2 (134 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 8.28, RRR: 10.30)
MJ Clarke    14* (14b 2x4)      Shahid Afridi    1-0-5-0
BJ Haddin    25* (18b 2x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    1-0-6-0

7.1

Abdur Rehman to Haddin, no run, backs away to cut to covers

7.2

Abdur Rehman to Haddin, OUT, Stumped! Haddin went dancing down the track but the ball curved past him. It dipped rapidly on the advancing Haddin, gripped the surface and broke away to Kamran who does the rest. Third wicket down and Australia are wobbling here in St Lucia.

BJ Haddin st †Kamran Akmal b Abdur Rehman 25 (24m 20b 2x4 1x6) SR: 125.00

Slip in now. Afridi is attacking.

7.3

Abdur Rehman to DJ Hussey, 1 run, on the off stump line, pushed out to point

7.4

Abdur Rehman to Clarke, 2 runs, leans forward to on drive to right of long-on for couple of runs

7.5

Abdur Rehman to Clarke, no run, goes down the track, the bowler drags back the length.. pushed out to coverse

7.6

Abdur Rehman to Clarke, 1 run, quickish, goes back to punch it to the on side for a single

End of over 8 (4 runs) Australia 62/3 (130 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 7.75, RRR: 10.83)
MJ Clarke    17* (17b 2x4)      Abdur Rehman    2-0-14-1
DJ Hussey    1* (1b)      Shahid Afridi    1-0-5-0

8.1

Shahid Afridi to Clarke, no run, loud shout for lbw Looked close. Hawk eyes says it would have hit the bails. It was the quick slider that came in from the off stump line. the batsman pushed outside the line and it hit him on the pad in front of middle.

8.2

Shahid Afridi to Clarke, OUT, The Pakistan captain knocks out his counterpart. Stumped! What a strike. Clarke went down the track for the big hit but met thin air: Afridi hurled it quicker, dragged back the length, kept it flatter and Clarke tried to swipe it across the line but missed. Very good work from Kamran. The bails were off in a flash.

MJ Clarke st †Kamran Akmal b Shahid Afridi 17 (19m 19b 2x4 0x6) SR: 89.47

8.3

Shahid Afridi to White, no run

8.4

Shahid Afridi to White, no run, drifts in on the middle stump line, defends to the off side

8.5

Shahid Afridi to White, no run, gets forward to defend the slider

8.6

Shahid Afridi to White, 1 run, works this one through midwicket for a single

Gerard Lawson "Pakistan have done Australia a favour by dismissing Clarke. Aus have their best chance of trying to make something of this game now!!!"

End of over 9 (1 run) Australia 63/4 (129 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 7.00, RRR: 11.72)
CL White    1* (4b)      Shahid Afridi    2-0-6-1
DJ Hussey    1* (1b)      Abdur Rehman    2-0-14-1

9.1

Mohammad Hafeez to White, 1 run, flighted around off stump line, eased through mid-off

9.2

Mohammad Hafeez to DJ Hussey, 1 run, presses back to punch this one past the non striker

9.3

Mohammad Hafeez to White, 1 run, stays back to punch it to Umar at long-off

9.4

Mohammad Hafeez to DJ Hussey, 1 run, gets forward to ping long-on for a single

9.5

Mohammad Hafeez to White, no run, moves outside leg stump... and tries to slog it away .. and edges it to the on side

9.6

Mohammad Hafeez to White, no run, again moves to the on side, the bowler follows him, he tries to swing to the on side but misses and is hit on the pad

End of over 10 (4 runs) Australia 67/4 (125 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 6.70, RRR: 12.50)
CL White    3* (8b)      Mohammad Hafeez    1-0-4-0
DJ Hussey    3* (3b)      Shahid Afridi    2-0-6-1

10.1

Shahid Afridi to DJ Hussey, 1 run, around the off stump line, pushed out to covers

10.2

Shahid Afridi to White, no run, quicker one, on the off stump line, pushed back to Afridi

10.3

Shahid Afridi to White, SIX, Bang! White has gone down on his knees and swung this full delivery from outside off to the midwicket boundary

10.4

Shahid Afridi to White, SIX, Violent thump! White is turning it on here. Again he went down on his knee, again he went for the slog sweep to a delivery outside off,and again he connected superbly

10.5

Shahid Afridi to White, 1 run, leans forward to drive to long-off

10.6

Shahid Afridi to DJ Hussey, 1 run, outside off stump, square driven to deep-point region

End of over 11 (15 runs) Australia 82/4 (110 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 7.45, RRR: 12.22)
DJ Hussey    5* (5b)      Shahid Afridi    3-0-21-1
CL White    16* (12b 2x6)      Mohammad Hafeez    1-0-4-0

11.1

Mohammad Hafeez to DJ Hussey, 1 run, turns in to the middle and off line, the batsman goes back to punch it past the non striker

11.2

Mohammad Hafeez to White, SIX, White has come as a fresh breath of air here for Australia. A cry of joy. He moves outside leg, reaches out to the full delivery outside off and crashes it on a bent knee. It flew high over the cover boundary

11.3

Mohammad Hafeez to White, 1 run, reaches forward to ping long-off

11.4

Mohammad Hafeez to DJ Hussey, 1 run, rotates the strike with a dab to midwicket

11.5

Mohammad Hafeez to White, 1 run, moves outside leg, the ball is on the middle and leg line, wristed through midwicket

11.6

Mohammad Hafeez to DJ Hussey, SIX, Whack! Hussey takes the White route. He moves outside leg and thumps a full delivery over long-off

End of over 12 (16 runs) Australia 98/4 (94 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 8.16, RRR: 11.75)
DJ Hussey    13* (8b 1x6)      Mohammad Hafeez    2-0-20-0
CL White    24* (15b 3x6)      Shahid Afridi    3-0-21-1

12.1

Abdur Rehman to White, SIX, More fun. More drama. This chase has suddenly come aliev. He shuffles to the off side and goes for the big swing to the square-leg boundary. He gets an top edge but it sails over backward square-leg boundary.

12.2

Abdur Rehman to White, 1 run, around the off stump line, squeezed out to point for a single

12.3

Abdur Rehman to DJ Hussey, OUT, Another twist. Another wicket. Pakistan keep the heat on. This one was flighted on the leg and middle and Hussey thought .. I will push it to midwicket and get a single and give the strike to White. Mistake. The ball was slower in pace, it grips and straightens and perhaps stops a touch on Hussey who gets a leading edge back to the bowler. Gone! Michael Hussey walks in.

DJ Hussey c & b Abdur Rehman 13 (16m 9b 0x4 1x6) SR: 144.44

12.4

Abdur Rehman to MEK Hussey, no run, turns in from outside off, dabbed down the track

12.5

Abdur Rehman to MEK Hussey, 1 run, pushes this one to point for a single

12.6

Abdur Rehman to White, 1 run, quicker outside off, dabbed to short third man

End of over 13 (9 runs) Australia 107/5 (85 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 8.23, RRR: 12.14)
CL White    32* (18b 4x6)      Abdur Rehman    3-0-23-2
MEK Hussey    1* (2b)      Mohammad Hafeez    2-0-20-0

13.1

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

13.2

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.

13.2

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.

13.3

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

13.4

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

13.5

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

13.6

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

End of over 14 (5 runs) Australia 112/5 (80 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 8.00, RRR: 13.33)
CL White    34* (24b 4x6)      Saeed Ajmal    2-0-11-0
MEK Hussey    1* (2b)      Abdur Rehman    3-0-23-2

14.1

Abdur Rehman to MEK Hussey, no run, goes for the forcing shot to the on side but makes no contact. Kamran collects.

14.2

Abdur Rehman to MEK Hussey, 1 run, stays back to clip this to short fine-leg region ..

14.3

Abdur Rehman to White, no run, outside off stump, turns away, White goes for the slog sweep but no wood on leather

14.4

Abdur Rehman to White, SIX, All mighty wallop! Whadddaplayaaaaa! He pressed forward and thumped the length delivery over midwicket. Violent swing of the bat and the white ball disappears

14.5

Abdur Rehman to White, no run, shout for lbw but that was missing leg stump. White tries to whip it to the on side but misses

14.6

Abdur Rehman to White, (no ball) 1 run, No ball as the ball slipped out as a very high full toss .almost at the face . A surprised White manages to get some bat on the bal as he goes for the pull ..

14.6

Abdur Rehman to MEK Hussey, 1 run, goes back to turn it to the on side for a single

End of over 15 (10 runs) Australia 122/5 (70 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 8.13, RRR: 14.00)
MEK Hussey    3* (5b)      Abdur Rehman    4-0-33-2
CL White    41* (28b 5x6)      Saeed Ajmal    2-0-11-0

15.1

Shahid Afridi to MEK Hussey, 1 leg bye, outside off stump, chopped away square of the wicket

15.2

Shahid Afridi to White, 1 run, moves outside leg stump and cuts hard to left of sweeper cover

15.3

Shahid Afridi to MEK Hussey, no run, slows up the pace, Hussey is through with the pull shot and is hit on the body

15.4

Shahid Afridi to MEK Hussey, SIX, Thump! Afridi drops it short and on the leg stump line and Michael pulls it to perfection!

15.5

Shahid Afridi to MEK Hussey, SIX, The drama continues here at St Lucia. Immense fun. Another short delivery from Afridi which is a surprise. Another fab pull shot from Hussey which is not a surprise. The game remains alive.

15.6

Shahid Afridi to MEK Hussey, no run, slider on the leg stump line, rolls off the pad to the on side

End of over 16 (14 runs) Australia 136/5 (56 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 8.50, RRR: 14.00)
MEK Hussey    15* (10b 2x6)      Shahid Afridi    4-0-34-1
CL White    42* (29b 5x6)      Abdur Rehman    4-0-33-2

Michael Clarke was whistling in the dug out when Hussey hit that second six

16.1

Mohammad Amir to White, 1 run, really full delivery on the middle, squeezed out to point

16.2

Mohammad Amir to MEK Hussey, 1 wide, pressure. Pushes this one down the leg side for a wide.

16.2

Mohammad Amir to MEK Hussey, 1 run, goes for the yorker, ends up as a low full toss on middle and leg, flicked away but there is a man in the deep. Just a single.

16.3

Mohammad Amir to White, OUT, Is this the moment of the chase? And would you believe it, it was a full toss that did the trick for Pakistan. A full toss on the off stump line. White's eyes opens up and he tries to smash it through the line to long-off. Perhaps that was the mistake. He couldn't find enough power behind it and couldn't clear long-off. But what an innings this has been from White. Great to watch. Superb under pressure. But he is gone now.

CL White c Mohammad Hafeez b Mohammad Amir 43 (31m 31b 0x4 5x6) SR: 138.70

16.4

Mohammad Amir to Smith, FOUR, slips it on the pads, it was the slow off cutter, and Smith stays back to play the leg glance to perfection

16.5

Mohammad Amir to Smith, no run, full and angling away from Smith who goes for the swing to the on side but makes no contact

16.6

Mohammad Amir to Smith, 1 run, leans across to scoop the full delivery over square-leg. Kamran screams the fielder to release the ball to him. The batsmen think about the second but the fielder has released the ball quickly. Just a single. Kamran is happy.

End of over 17 (8 runs) Australia 144/6 (48 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 8.47, RRR: 16.00)
SPD Smith    5* (3b 1x4)      Mohammad Amir    3-0-21-3
MEK Hussey    16* (11b 2x6)      Shahid Afridi    4-0-34-1

17.1

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

17.2

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

17.3

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

17.4

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

Ian: "Kamran Akmal has come a long way to answer his critics on his glovework. It's been excellent, and in terms of attitude and character he's right in the middle of the action like all wickies should be. Add to that excellent 50 and he is probably looking at Man of the Match too, if Pakistan win."

17.5

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.

17.6

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

End of over 18 (14 runs) Australia 158/7 (34 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 8.77, RRR: 17.00)
MEK Hussey    24* (14b 3x6)      Saeed Ajmal    3-0-23-1
MG Johnson    4* (2b 1x4)      Mohammad Amir    3-0-21-3

18.1

Mohammad Amir to MEK Hussey, FOUR, Four of the first ball. Hussey leans across, waits for the fulll ball to arrive and paddles it to the fine-leg boundary. Icy cool.

18.2

Mohammad Amir to MEK Hussey, 2 runs, full pitched outside off, driven to Umar at long-off .. they turn for the second run. Umar fires the throw to Aamer who breaks the stumps. The call is referred upstairs. Mitch dives to get back in the crease in time.

18.3

Mohammad Amir to MEK Hussey, 2 leg byes, tries to repeat the paddle shot that he attempted the first ball .. this time he doesn't connect properly.. the ball rolls away to third man ..

18.4

Mohammad Amir to MEK Hussey, 2 runs, Kamran is screaming away out there..he wants the throw ...this one was heaved away towards long-on .. and they will take the second run. Pretty comfortable run actually.

18.5

Mohammad Amir to MEK Hussey, 2 runs, backs away even as he gets down the track and drives to right of Umar at long-off. Two more.

18.6

Mohammad Amir to MEK Hussey, FOUR, Very important delivery in the context of the game and Hussey keeps Australia alive with a four. It was the low dipping full toss, attempted yorker, .. Hussey had moved down the track, collected it on the full and dragged it to left of deep midwicket .. Mis bah rushes and throws in a dive but ends up dragging the ball with him over the boundary/.

End of over 19 (16 runs) Australia 174/7 (18 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 9.15, RRR: 18.00)
MEK Hussey    38* (20b 2x4 3x6)      Mohammad Amir    4-0-35-3
MG Johnson    4* (2b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    3-0-23-1

Hussey calls for a drink. 18 from the last over. Ajmal to bowl.

19.1

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.

19.2

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!

19.3

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!

19.4

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.

19.5

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.

Hussey let out a roar of joy as he hit that shot. Waqar Younis hung his head down. Joy and sorrow overlap on the field.

It has been said before but it's worth repeating here. John Arlott had written about it in 1948 at the end of a successful tour of England by Don Bradman's men. ""Australianism," wrote Arlott, "means single-minded determination to win - to win within the laws but, if necessary, to the last limit within them. It means where the 'impossible' is within the realm of what the human body can do, there are Australians who believe that they can do it - and who have succeeded often enough to make us wonder if anything is impossible to them. It means they have never lost a match - particularly a Test match - until the last run is scored or their last wicket down."

Spare a thought for Pakistan, though. What guts they showed. What a game they played. Yet they lost.

Afridi: "It was a very good total. The way the White and Hussey played .. they played mature and good innings. We perhaps lost it in the last over. Ajmal has bowled really well in this tournament ... Kamran and Salman gave us a good start and Umar then played really well."

Clarke: "Michael Hussey is absolute freak. He and White played superbly. Once Cameron got out I thought It was going to be really tough but with Hussey in you never know. We thoughts if we have wicketrs in hand we can chase. BUt after losing three quick wickets, I thought it was going to be difficult. People will enjoy our win today and I can't wait to get to Barbados! I need some runs. I do."

Hussey: "By the end there I was just swinging hard as I could every ball. I can't believe we have won the game. This is the best feeling of my career. White played well. Pakistan played really well, I wasn't sure whether we would do it. This game continues to amaze. This is the best feeling in my career. I can't explain it. "

And that's it from us. Thanks for logging on. Good bye and good luck.

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May 14, 2010

Michael Hussey hugs Mitchell Johnson after the win, Australia v Pakistan, 2nd semi-final, ICC World Twenty20, St Lucia, May 14, 2010

Michael Hussey hugs Mitchell Johnson after the win

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May 14, 2010

Michael Clarke directs traffic in the field, Australia v Pakistan, 2nd semi-final, ICC World Twenty20, St Lucia, May 14, 2010

Michael Clarke directs traffic in the field

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