Player of the Match
Player of the Match
172dThe Bulletin by Osman Samiuddin

Michael Hussey stuns Pakistan

Australia re-taught their opponents the lessons of four days in Sydney from earlier this year, the moral of which remains that till the precise moment Australia are out, they are never out

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MEK Hussey
60(24) 3x4 - 6x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 18 runs
  • 0x4 - 3x6
1 0 4 18 19 14 0 4
Umar Akmal
Umar Akmal
56(35) 2x4 - 4x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on front foot
  • 14 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
3 6 8 0 5 5 9 20

Best performances - Bowlers

Mohammad Amir
Mohammad Amir
O4
M0
R35
W3
Eco8.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Abdur Rehman
O4
M0
R33
W2
Eco8.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

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.

19.5
6
Saeed Ajmal to MEK Hussey, SIX runs, 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.
19.4
4
Saeed Ajmal to MEK Hussey, FOUR runs, 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.
19.3
6
Saeed Ajmal to MEK Hussey, SIX runs, 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!
19.2
6
Saeed Ajmal to MEK Hussey, SIX runs, What a thunderous wallop. Tonked! Ajmal drops it short and Hussey waits before he plays a crunching pull shot. IT's a six!
19.1
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.

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

END OF OVER:
19 | 16 Runs | AUS: 174/7 (18 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 9.15, RRR: 18.00)

  • Michael Hussey38 (20b)
  • Mitchell Johnson4 (2b)
  • Mohammad Amir4-0-35-3
  • Saeed Ajmal3-0-23-1
18.6
4
Mohammad Amir to MEK Hussey, FOUR runs, 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/.

Australia 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st1SR WatsonDA Warner
2nd25BJ HaddinSR Watson
3rd32BJ HaddinMJ Clarke
4th4MJ ClarkeDJ Hussey
5th43DJ HusseyCL White
6th34MEK HusseyCL White
7th5MEK HusseySPD Smith
8th53MEK HusseyMG Johnson