fired in down the leg side, called a wide, sealing a comprehensive win for Pakistan
A one-sided affair in the end, though it didn't look to be going that way when Watson was going strong in the Australian innings. But the spin of Afridi, and the accuracy of Gul saw to it that the Australians were kept down to a paltry score. Butt started well, but when both openers fell in fairly quick succession things seemed a little shaky for Pakistan. But Akmal was in prime form, and his counter-attack hastened the win, though one musn't forget the calm hand played by their captain Misbah at the other end. Stay tuned for the presentation.
A joint Man-of-the-Match award here, for Gul and Afridi.
Afridi: "I enjoyed my performance, and the pitch gave me good support. I experimented in the nets it the hard-work paid off."
Gul: "I practiced a lot with the old ball. Hopefully we'll win the World Cup after this."
Haddin: "We were outplayed, we weren't on our game. The World Cup is going to be totally different, but we have to improve. We've got a couple of weeks off before the World Cup, so that should do us good."
Misbah: "Afridi and Gul bowled superbly to bring us back in the game. Akmal carried his form superbly into this game after his performance in the last ODI, and we hope he'll carry this form into the World Twenty20. Everyone knows their role and it's going well."
That's all from here folks. Thanks for tuning in, sending us your feedback, and it's been a pleasure bringing you these six matches. Take care, sleep well. Adios!
low full toss, bunts it straight to mid-off
Just one more needed now. Malik comes in
Misbah falls with his team on the brink, short on middle, looked to pull it behind square, got the top edge that landed safely in the hands of Bracken at short fine
full outside leg stump, clipped to fine leg to level the scores
bouncer outside off, chases it from the crease, looks to upper cut it, misses
on middle, swiped it to deep square leg, was looking to deposit that into the stands as well but didn't connect well enough
short outside off, stood his ground, and slapped it with contempt into the stands over the bowler's head
length ball outside off, went for a massive heave over mid-on, ended up miscuing it in the direction of deep point where Lauglin dived forward but failed to reach it
good length on the off stump, pushed off the back foot towards mid-off for a quick single
low full toss on middle and leg, driven straight to midwicket, failed to beat the gap there
banged in short outside leg stump, helped on its way to fine leg
full toss on middle and leg, whipped away to deep midwicket to reach his fifty, excellent innings, saw off the pressure after the loss of the openers with a superb counterattack
fullish on the off stump, gets to the pitch and drives it wide of deep cover for a couple, only a matter of time now
worked away off the front foot through square leg
and again, too close to cut this time, hits the inside half of the bat as he tries to force that through the off side
back of a length outside off, mistimed a cut to cover