Result
6th Match, Gros Islet, May 2 2010, Group A, ICC World Twenty20
191
(20 ov, target 192)
157
Australia won by 34 runs
Player Of The Match
Australia
1y
• The Bulletin by Osman Samiuddin

Watson, Hussey set up emphatic win

Australia began to right previous wrongs in this format with an emphatic dismantling of the defending champions at St Lucia, a 34-run win serving serious notice to one and all of their intentions in this tournament

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Scorecard summary
Australia191(20 overs)
Pakistan157(20 overs)
end of over 205 runs • 1 wicket
PAK: 157/10CRR: 7.85 
Mohammad Sami5 (5)
Shaun Tait4-0-20-3
Mitchell Johnson4-0-21-2

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
19.5
2
Tait to Saeed Ajmal, 2 runs
just gets away with this, Saeed Ajmal gives himself plenty of room and leading-edges it just past mid off for a couple`
19.4
2
Tait to Saeed Ajmal, 2 runs
fuller this time and Saeed Ajmal gets much more on this, driving down the ground for a couple
19.3
Tait to Saeed Ajmal, no run
this is through Saeed Ajmal pretty quickly, gets a bottom edge an a leg-side swipe, which Haddin collects very smartly
19.2
Tait to Saeed Ajmal, no run
short this time, Saeed Ajmal attempts a big hook shot but finds nothing and Haddin collects
19.1
1
Tait to Mohammad Sami, 1 run
Tait to finish up here, full and straight, Sami knocks it away for a single into the off side
end of over 194 runs • 1 wicket
PAK: 152/9CRR: 8 • RRR: 40.00
Saeed Ajmal0 (1)
Mohammad Sami4 (4)
Mitchell Johnson4-0-21-2
David Hussey2-0-12-1
18.6
Johnson to Saeed Ajmal, no run
good end to a good over, Saeed Ajmal can't get it away
18.5
1
Johnson to Mohammad Sami, 1 run
Sami once again working it away for an easy single, good stuff from Johnson
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
18.3
1
Johnson to Mohammad Sami, 1 run
this is very tame, full and pushed into the covers, simple single for Sami
18.2
1
Johnson to Fawad Alam, 1 run
wild wish from Fawad Alam, doesn't time it very well, but gets one to midwicket
18.1
1
Johnson to Mohammad Sami, 1 run
Sami stays very still in his crease and guides this away for a single down to third man
end of over 188 runs • 1 wicket
PAK: 148/8CRR: 8.22 • RRR: 22.00
Mohammad Sami1 (1)
Fawad Alam15 (9)
David Hussey2-0-12-1
Dirk Nannes4-0-41-3
17.6
1
DJ Hussey to Mohammad Sami, 1 run
Sami negotiates his first ball pushing into the off side for a swift single, good over from Hussey
17.5
1
DJ Hussey to Fawad Alam, 1 run
neatly done from Fawad Alam, who looks a decent bat, working it away for a single
17.4
w
DJ Hussey to Mohammad Amir, OUT
slower and wider from Hussey, Aamer tries to fetch it but only succeeds in bunting down to mid off who collects an easy catch, the sting has long-since departed from this contest
Mohammad Amir c Smith b DJ Hussey 2 (4m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66
17.3
1
DJ Hussey to Fawad Alam, 1 run
this time it's worked more gently away into the covers for a single
17.2
4
DJ Hussey to Fawad Alam, FOUR runs
lovely shot this from Fawad Alam, just placed it through extra cover, didn't look like it had much on it but it raced to the boundary
17.1
1
DJ Hussey to Mohammad Amir, 1 run
David Hussey back and landing this outside off, attempting flay through the off side is not timed very well, and they collect one
Best performances - batsmen
SR Watson
81 runs (49)
7 fours
4 sixes
Control83%
Productive shot
pull/hook on back foot
19 runs
2 fours
1 sixes
141943141422
DJ Hussey
53 runs (29)
2 fours
5 sixes
Control76%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
14 runs
0 fours
1 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
SW Tait
O
4
M
0
R
20
W
3
Eco
5.00
Mohammad Amir
O
4
M
1
R
23
W
3
Eco
5.75
Match details
Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia
TossAustralia , elected to bat first
SeriesICC World Twenty20 2010
Player Of The Match
Shane Watson
Match numberT20I no. 156
Season2010
Hours of play (local time)13.30 start, First Session 13.30-14.50, Interval 14.50-15.10, Second Session 15.10-16.30
Match days2 May 2010 (20-over match)
Umpires
Shavir Tarapore
Asoka de Silva
TV Umpire
Marais Erasmus
Reserve Umpire
Rod Tucker
Match Referee
Ranjan Madugalle
PointsAustralia 2, Pakistan 0