Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
20 | (wicket maiden) | AUS: 191/10 | RR: 9.55

  • Dirk Nannes0 (1b)
  • Mohammad Amir4-1-23-3
  • Saeed Ajmal4-0-34-3

What an amusing end to a very destructive Australia innings. Before those five wickets in six balls Australia ran rampant, first Watson and then David Hussey powering the ball around mercilessly. It would take something quite special for Pakistan to climb this mountain.

I can't get over how odd that final over was, excellent bowling suicidal running. But when you lose five wickets in an over it should spell disaster, but in this case it barely matters at all. It will make a good quiz question at some point I'm sure.

Australia have had a torrid outing at the last two World Twenty20 tournaments but have made a very strong opening statement here. Now they unleash their battery of pace bowlers, how will Pakistan respond?

19.6
W
Mohammad Amir to Tait, OUT, gone this time! Bowled him! How utterly extraordinary and bizarre. Decent length and line, Tait gives himself room and it cannons off his pads on to off stump. So we have a five-wicket maiden, yet Australia are completely on top.

SW Tait b Mohammad Amir 0 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

19.5
0
Mohammad Amir to Tait, no run, ooh, this time they reject the bye, Tait plays and misses haplessly at a good ball outside off, but stands his ground imperiously
19.4
W
Mohammad Amir to Nannes, OUT, well, what have we here!? Is it four in four!? Another yorker, another swish, another attempted bye, and yes, another run out. Good stuff from Pakistan in this final over, a touch farcical out there, it must be said.

SPD Smith run out (†Kamran Akmal) 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

19.3
W
Mohammad Amir to Smith, OUT, well it's three wickets in three balls, but not a hat-trick! Another good yorker, Smith swished and misses, they attempt to run a bye to get Hussey on strike, Kamran is quick with the throw and Hussey is run out

MEK Hussey run out (†Kamran Akmal) 17 (19m 8b 1x4 1x6) SR: 212.50

Aamer on a hat-trick and Steven Smith to face.

19.2
W
Mohammad Amir to Johnson, OUT, Aamer strikes! Lovely yorker and Johnson can't get his bat down in time, it crashes into middle stump, lovely bowling

MG Johnson b Mohammad Amir 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

19.1
W
Mohammad Amir to Haddin, OUT, gone! No mistake from Sami at short third man, it was full and outside off, Haddin throws his hands at it, gets an edge and neatly taken. Dot ball is what matters at this stage, but the total is already imposing

BJ Haddin c Mohammad Sami b Mohammad Amir 1 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

END OF OVER:
19 | 12 Runs 1 Wkt | AUS: 191/5 | RR: 10.05

  • Michael Hussey17 (8b)
  • Brad Haddin1 (1b)
  • Saeed Ajmal4-0-34-3
  • Mohammad Sami4-0-54-1
18.6
6
Saeed Ajmal to MEK Hussey, SIX runs, really good shot this, floated up outside off and Hussey punched it firmly, timing it really well and it sails over the long off fielder
18.5
2
Saeed Ajmal to MEK Hussey, 2 runs, another fielding lapse allows runs, it was a touch short, Hussey cut firmly to point, where the fielder spills it and allows a couple
18.4
1
Saeed Ajmal to Haddin, 1 run, another single, good bowling this, he really should have opened the bowling, Haddin whipping a fullish ball into the midwicket region
18.3
1
Saeed Ajmal to MEK Hussey, 1 run, fired in at Hussey, not giving him any room, Hussey tries to sweep it away but can't quite get the vicious power needed so it goes for a single down to square leg
18.2
W
Saeed Ajmal to White, OUT, nicely done from Saeed Ajmal, holding it back, White tried to get it away but could only heave it to the square leg boundary where Fawad Alam takes the catch

CL White c Fawad Alam b Saeed Ajmal 9 (6m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 128.57

18.1
2
Saeed Ajmal to White, 2 runs, excellent bowling let down but sloppy fielding from Salman Butt, White got well across to the off side, tried to sweep it away, couldn't time it but Butt lets it through him a short fine leg

END OF OVER:
18 | 12 Runs | AUS: 179/4 | RR: 9.94

  • Michael Hussey8 (5b)
  • Cameron White7 (5b)
  • Mohammad Sami4-0-54-1
  • Saeed Ajmal3-0-22-2
17.6
4
Mohammad Sami to MEK Hussey, FOUR runs, too full this time, Hussey down on one knee but Sami is doing the begging, it's guided away neatly through to the fine leg boundary, top shot
17.5
0
Mohammad Sami to MEK Hussey, no run, right in the blockhole, nothing Hussey can do about this apart from jab a bat down in time
17.4
1
Mohammad Sami to White, 1 run, another excellent yorker, not even White can get any elevation on this, as he drives down to long on for one
17.3
2
Mohammad Sami to White, 2 runs, good yorker here, where was this last over? White still squeezes it away and some swift running allows him to collect two
17.3
3nb
Mohammad Sami to White, (no ball) 2 runs, oops, high full toss, White swiped it away, without much timing it trickles through to midwicket and they collect a couple
17.2
1
Mohammad Sami to MEK Hussey, 1 run, lucky to get away with this, full and well outside off stump, Hussey can't get much of it and ends up guiding it down to short third man
17.1
1
Mohammad Sami to White, 1 run, Sami continues, and starts well after his horror-show last over, full and straight and White punches it down the ground for a single

END OF OVER:
17 | 5 Runs 2 Wkts | AUS: 167/4 | RR: 9.82

  • Michael Hussey3 (2b)
  • Cameron White1 (1b)
  • Saeed Ajmal3-0-22-2
  • Mohammad Sami3-0-42-1
16.6
2
Saeed Ajmal to MEK Hussey, 2 runs, Hussey doesn't time this at all, just working it into the leg side, but the lack of timing allows him to pick a couple down to deep midwicket
16.5
1
Saeed Ajmal to White, 1 run, but is a picture of delicacy here, working it round the corner for a single

Cameron White is the new man, and he can be savage.

16.4
W
Saeed Ajmal to Watson, OUT, good ball from Saeed Ajmal sees the end of Watson! Quicker ball and flat and full, Watson looking to unleash another huge leg-side swipe, misses and is struck bang in front. Brings the end to a brilliant knock

SR Watson lbw b Saeed Ajmal 81 (62m 49b 7x4 4x6) SR: 165.30

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Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st1Kamran AkmalSalman Butt
2nd27Salman ButtMohammad Hafeez
3rd6Mohammad HafeezUmar Akmal
4th36Misbah-ul-HaqUmar Akmal
5th47Shahid AfridiMisbah-ul-Haq
6th3Abdul RazzaqMisbah-ul-Haq
7th12Misbah-ul-HaqFawad Alam
8th14Fawad AlamMohammad Amir
9th5Mohammad SamiFawad Alam
10th6Mohammad SamiSaeed Ajmal

ICC Men's T20 World Cup

Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
AUS22041.525
PAK2112-0.325
BDESH2020-1.2
Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
NZ22040.428
SL21120.355
ZIM2020-1.595
Group C
TeamMWLPTNRR
INDIA22041.495
SA21121.125
AFG2020-2.446
Group D
TeamMWLPTNRR
WI22042.78
ENG2011-0.452
IRE2011-3.5
Group E
TeamMWLPTNRR
ENG33060.962
PAK31220.041
NZ3122-0.373
SA3122-0.617
Group F
TeamMWLPTNRR
AUS33062.733
SL3214-0.333
WI3122-1.281
INDIA3030-1.117