40th Match, Group A (D/N), Colombo (RPS), March 19, 2011, ICC Cricket World Cup
(41/50 ov, T:177) 178/6

Pakistan won by 4 wickets (with 54 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
44* (59)
Australia Innings
Pakistan Innings
Match Details
Australia  (50 ovs maximum)
Shane Watson  b Umar Gul916241056.25
Brad Haddin c †Kamran Akmal b Wahab Riaz42801023152.50
Ricky Ponting (c)c †Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Hafeez1933572057.57
Michael Clarke  b Abdul Razzaq3448592070.83
Cameron White run out (Misbah-ul-Haq/†Kamran Akmal)818220044.44
Michael Hussey c Misbah-ul-Haq b Abdur Rehman1222290054.54
Steven Smith  b Shahid Afridi2532461078.12
Mitchell Johnson c †Kamran Akmal b Abdul Razzaq034000.00
Jason Krejza  b Umar Gul719220036.84
Brett Lee c Misbah-ul-Haq b Umar Gul58111062.50
Shaun Tait not out 015000.00
Extras(lb 5, w 10)15
TOTAL46.4 Ov (RR: 3.77, 195 Mts)176
Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Shane Watson, 4.3 ov), 2-75 (Ricky Ponting, 18.4 ov), 3-90 (Brad Haddin, 23.4 ov), 4-117 (Cameron White, 30.1 ov), 5-134 (Michael Clarke, 34.4 ov), 6-144 (Michael Hussey, 37.4 ov), 7-147 (Mitchell Johnson, 38.4 ov), 8-169 (Jason Krejza, 44.3 ov), 9-176 (Steven Smith, 45.5 ov), 10-176 (Brett Lee, 46.4 ov)
Umar Gul7.413033.91323010
4.3 to SR Watson, that's the nut! Bang on target, nip off the seam, a loose drive and a touch of inside edge, and the stumps are shattered!. 12/1
44.3 to JJ Krejza, there it is! The Umar Gul inswinging yorker strikes again. Why did he wait so long? Krejza backed away to give himself room to pierce the off side but he missed and the stumps were shattered instead. 169/8
46.4 to B Lee, that's it! Australia slump to 176 all out - their lowest since 1992. Pakistan have a celebratory huddle! Lee aimed a swipe but it got high on the bat and looped to mid-off. 176/10
Abdur Rehman1003413.40371110
37.4 to MEK Hussey, that's as soft as a baby possum. Hussey hardly got to the pitch of that one, and lobbed a simple chance to short midwicket. The two-paced wicket might take some of the blame, but that was poor from such an experienced campaigner. 144/6
Shahid Afridi903413.77271010
45.5 to SPD Smith, Afridi strikes! Smith backs away to a googly that follows him and it crashes into middle stump. 176/9
Wahab Riaz603916.50175030
23.4 to BJ Haddin, Wahab strikes and Australia are in trouble now! Akmal takes another catch! I between the dross Wahab has found some bounce and nibble and Haddin aimed a nothing steer to third man, got a faint edge and Kamran held on to the chance.. 90/3
Mohammad Hafeez1002612.60360000
18.4 to RT Ponting, gone! Akmal has held a very good catch and Ponting has to go! Things really bubbling over here. Ponting went back to cut a ball which wasn't really there for it, got a thick edge that Akmal did well to hold. It was given not out originally, but rightly was overturned on review. While waiting for the third umpire to confirm the edge there was some verbal exchanges though between Haddin and the Pakistan fielders and plenty of chat as Ponting was sent on his way. 75/2
Abdul Razzaq40822.00180000
34.4 to MJ Clarke, that was coming all the way through that over. Clarke didn't look happy at Razzaq's box of tricks, and an attempted pull somehow wriggles through the stroke to dislodge the off bail. 134/5
38.4 to MG Johnson, outside off, nipping off the seam, grazing the edge, and Johnson is gone for a duck! The extra bounce did the trick, and Akmal's glovework has been as good as ... well, ever, probably. 147/7
Pakistan  (T: 177 runs from 50 ovs)
Kamran Akmal lbw b Lee2327485085.18
Mohammad Hafeez c & b Lee58121062.50
Asad Shafiq c Watson b Johnson46811485056.79
Younis Khan c †Haddin b Lee3142664073.80
Misbah-ul-Haq c †Haddin b Lee012000.00
Umar Akmal not out 4459804174.57
Shahid Afridi (c)c Lee b Krejza2430050.00
Abdul Razzaq not out 2024332083.33
Extras(b 2, lb 1, w 4)7
TOTAL41 Ov (RR: 4.34, 199 Mts)178/6
Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Mohammad Hafeez, 2.4 ov), 2-45 (Kamran Akmal, 8.4 ov), 3-98 (Younis Khan, 22.4 ov), 4-98 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 22.5 ov), 5-139 (Asad Shafiq, 31.6 ov), 6-142 (Shahid Afridi, 32.5 ov)
Brett Lee812843.50334000
2.4 to Mohammad Hafeez, there it is! The breakthrough looked imminent, and so it was. A rapid delivery, Hafeez closed the face too early as he attempted to work a straight ball through midwicket, but a looping leading edge tempts Lee into a full-on sprint out of his follow-through, and he clings on to an excellent stretching take!. 12/1
8.4 to Kamran Akmal, there it is! A big appeal, late in-dip from a full length, but Akmal has gone for the review. I think it's optimistic. He was struck on the back leg, and that will surely clip the stumps. Indeed it does. A vital breakthrough!. 45/2
22.4 to Younis Khan, the change works! Younis has played a ropey dab outside off stump, a thin but undoubtable nick through to Haddin, and Australia have their opening!. 98/3
22.5 to Misbah-ul-Haq, two in two! Sensational bowling from Lee! Outside off, in the channel, just enough lift, and Misbah's loose poke finds a grazed edge to Haddin!. 98/4
Shaun Tait813704.62324030
Mitchell Johnson914014.44335010
31.6 to Asad Shafiq, a twist!? Surely not. But it is Pakistan, they're like England! Johnson removes the anchor Shafiq. Extra bounce clips the glove and heads towards slip, Haddin sprawls across to confuse the catcher but Watson's composure is intact and so it the catch!. 139/5
Shane Watson602604.33224000
Jason Krejza1004414.40354100
32.5 to Shahid Afridi, well, that was woefully predictable. Wearily predictable. Block, block, block, bust! Skips down the wicket, leans back and heaves. Not sure he bothered looking at the ball though and it went straight down long-on's throat. 142/6
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R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Umar Akmal
Match numberODI no. 3139
Hours of play (local time)14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15
Match days19 March 2011 - daynight (50-over match)
South Africa
Marais Erasmus
New Zealand
Tony Hill
TV Umpire
Nigel Llong
Reserve Umpire
Sri Lanka
Tyron Wijewardene
Match Referee
Chris Broad
PointsPakistan 2, Australia 0
  • Australia innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 36 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Over 1.2: Review by Pakistan (Bowling), Umpire - AL Hill, Batsman - SR Watson (Struck down)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0 (Bowling side - 31 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Australia: 50 runs in 12.2 overs (74 balls), Extras 9
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 57 balls (BJ Haddin 28, RT Ponting 15, Ex 9)
  • Drinks: Australia - 70/1 in 16.0 overs (BJ Haddin 34, RT Ponting 17)
  • Over 18.4: Review by Pakistan (Bowling), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - RT Ponting (Upheld)
  • Australia: 100 runs in 25.5 overs (155 balls), Extras 13
  • Drinks: Australia - 134/5 in 34.4 overs (MEK Hussey 8)
  • Australia: 150 runs in 41.1 overs (247 balls), Extras 14
  • Powerplay 3: Overs 45.1 - 50.0 (Batting side - 3 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Innings Break: Australia - 176/10 in 46.4 overs (SW Tait 0)
  • Pakistan innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 45 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Over 4.5: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - Kamran Akmal (Struck down)
  • Over 8.4: Review by Pakistan (Batting), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - Kamran Akmal (Struck down)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0 (Bowling side - 17 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Pakistan: 50 runs in 10.3 overs (63 balls), Extras 2
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 59/2 in 14.0 overs (Asad Shafiq 25, Younis Khan 4)
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 78 balls (Asad Shafiq 20, Younis Khan 29, Ex 1)
  • Pakistan: 100 runs in 23.3 overs (141 balls), Extras 3
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 120/4 in 27.0 overs (Asad Shafiq 41, Umar Akmal 16)
  • Pakistan: 150 runs in 34.2 overs (206 balls), Extras 4
  • Attendance - 30,000
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