Player of the Match
Player of the Match
287dAbhishek Purohit in Colombo

Double delight at WW wickets

ESPNcricinfo presents the Plays of the Day for the Super Eights game between Australia and Pakistan

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Nasir Jamshed
Nasir Jamshed
55(46) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 17 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 2 4 23 17 2 7
MEK Hussey
54(47) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 15 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 2 9 3 16 11 4 5

Best performances - Bowlers

Saeed Ajmal
O4
M0
R17
W3
Eco4.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MA Starc
MA Starc
O4
M0
R20
W3
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: Sanjay Murari | Commentator: Kanishkaa Balachandran

END OF OVER:
20 | 7 Runs | AUS: 117/7 (33 runs required, RR: 5.85)

  • Mitchell Starc1 (3b)
  • Michael Hussey54 (47b)
  • Umar Gul2-0-11-0
  • Saeed Ajmal4-0-17-3

Presentation:

Bailey: "Pakistan outplayed us. The ball turned more, they used spin against us well. You want your top order to do the majority of the scoring. The challenge will be to get that form back in the semis."

Hafeez: "I'm grateful to see the effort put in by the boys. We got the total we wanted, Raza Hasan was brilliant."

Raza Hasan is the Man of the Match: "I'm really happy at the moment as it's my first big tournament. Everybody gives me confidence. Ee knew we had to try hard."

Pakistan will now be glued to the TV for the second match. India will need to win comprehensively to keep their hopes alive. Not over yet.

The commentary for the second game has started. Thanks for your company here. We will end with this cracker from Sundar: "The problem is, even if India do manage to get to the SF, they will end up playing SL. All those who want an Ind-SL SF, please raise your hands."

End of match: Australia are through to the semi-finals despite a big defeat. A big thumbs-up to Pakistan for the way they took them on in the field. They should be proud of this bowling effort after the disappointment against India. Pakistan played to their strengths - spin - and didn't bring on pace till the 18th over. By then, Australia's chase was already derailed, but 112 was within reach. That their middle order was tested shake off any complacency that may have set in. We saw that happening to WI when Gayle fell early.

South Africa will now play for pride. What's at stake for India? S Rajesh tweets: "If India score 160, they need to win by 32 runs; if they score 140, the margin needs to be at least 31."

19.6
0
Umar Gul to Starc, no run, another swing and a miss, full and a touch wide and Starc swishes at thin air
19.5
0
Umar Gul to Starc, no run, big swing and a miss, pitched up and Starc wanted to deposit that to the Twin Towers (pardon me if I got my direction wrong)
19.4
1
Umar Gul to Hussey, 1 run, on the pads and tucked away down to square leg
19.3
1
Umar Gul to Starc, 1 run, Starc miscues the pull off a short ball and Gul runs forward to take the top edge but it lands safe of any fielder
19.2
1
Umar Gul to Hussey, 1 run, low full toss and he pushes it down to long-on and it's only a single

This also means that South Africa are knocked out

19.1
4
Umar Gul to Hussey, FOUR runs, and Australia are through to the semi-finals! They have huffed and puffed to get here, Gul bowls it short and Hussey makes a bit of room and slashes it wide of backward point, he punches the air
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    ESPNcricinfo presents the Plays of the Day for the Super Eights game between Australia and Pakistan

  • Spin exposes Australia middle order again

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  • Watson's dominance is absolute

    Shane Watson, who has yet to have a failure in this tournament, will be tested by Ajmal & Co when Australia takes on Pakistan in Colombo

Australia 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st15SR WatsonDA Warner
2nd4MEK HusseyDA Warner
3rd25MEK HusseyGJ Bailey
4th14MEK HusseyCL White
5th7MEK HusseyGJ Maxwell
6th45MEK HusseyMS Wade
7th0MEK HusseyPJ Cummins
8th7MEK HusseyMA Starc

ICC Men's T20 World Cup

Group 1
TeamMWLPTNRR
SL33060.998
WI3214-0.375
ENG3122-0.397
NZ3030-0.169
Group 2
TeamMWLPTNRR
AUS32140.464
PAK32140.273
INDIA3214-0.274
SA3030-0.421
Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
INDIA22042.825
ENG21120.65
AFG2020-3.475
Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
AUS22042.184
WI2011-1.855
IRE2011-2.092
Group C
TeamMWLPTNRR
SA22043.598
SL21121.852
ZIM2020-3.624
Group D
TeamMWLPTNRR
PAK22040.706
NZ21121.15
BDESH2020-1.868