Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Australia came into this tournament with a very poor record but they have outplayed the defending champions in every aspect of the game today. Led by an excellent innings from Shane Watson, supported by the destructive Davids - Warner and Hussey, they made too many for a Pakistan team out of sorts.

Ravi Shastri leads the presentation ceremony and Shahid Afridi said that he thought the spinners could do well early on but Warner and Watson were too strong today and thinks 192 was a very very good total.

Michael Clarke is very chirpy. Predictably he thinks 'all the boys did well' and backs his fast bowlers to do very well in the tournament.

Shane Watson takes the man-of-the-match award for his 81 that really took the game away from Pakistan. He says 175 would have been par today and pays tribute to David Hussey's fifty.

Right, that is all from me. I hope you have enjoyed the action. The fun, of course, doesn't stop and tomorrow Sri Lanka face a combative Zimbabwe side and need to win to progress in the tournament, and England play their first game, against the hosts, West Indies. So I do hope you'll join us, and, while you wait, you can always share your rants and revelations on our Facebook page.

19.6
W
Tait to Saeed Ajmal, OUT, gone, all over. Saeed Ajmal gives himself room, Tait fires in a quick yorker and that is that. The players shake hands, Australia look very content, and they have been completely dominant today.

Saeed Ajmal b Tait 4 (4m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

18.4
W
Johnson to Fawad Alam, OUT, lovely catch! Fawad Alam swung hard at this down to long on, where Clarke skipped in and took an excellent catch diving forward

Fawad Alam c Clarke b Johnson 16 (13m 11b 1x4 1x6) SR: 145.45

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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