run out backing up! Maxwell seals it for Straya! Leaps to take the ball one-handed at short extra cover, then fires a throw at one-and-a-bit stumps to leave Sarfaraz well short! No dramas, mate
6.20pm: Well, at least both teams beat the rain, eh? This was shaping up to probably the finish of the tournament so far, until Starc and Australia nipped out the last three wickets in nine balls to ensure a comfortable-enough margin of victory... Anyway, thanks for chipping in, you can go over everything on the Live Report and then we'll have Danyal's considered wrap on the site soon. There's another pretty tasty match-up tomorrow, heavens permitting, so make sure to join us again for that. From myself, Miller and Alex (and Ranjith), it's cheerio for now!
6.10pm: Presentations time, Sarfaraz Ahmed first up: "Definitely, the batting was short and that's why we lost the match, Hasan batted well, Wahab batted well, we fought but could not win. We conceded too many runs first 20 overs, except for Amir the other bowlers did not bowl well, 270-80 was [par]. If we want to win, the fop four have to make runs. Imam made fifty, Babar made 30, but the top four must score runs. [Next game v India?] We will try our level best."
Australia captain Aaron Finch: "They certainly did [run it close], it's always tough when you've got guys like Hasan and Wahab coming out and swinging. When they get on a roll it can be tough to stop. We had to bowl our best ball, yorker or length, if your execution is off you go out of the ground. Disappointing we didn't bat out 50 overs, when you go in with an extra better. We probably tried to go too hard too early and ended up 20-30 runs short. But great we still got the two points despite not finishing off. It was a tough call, when you lose your allrounder you have to chose an extra better or bowler. We backed Maxwell to bowl ten overs, he got seven out and I managed to sneak a couple."
6pm: The points go with green and gold, Australia completing a 41-run win despite the best efforts of the Pakistan tail. Taunton was jumping to the Jailbreak Rock for a while, but in the end the curate's egg turned out to be mostly bad for Pakistan. Australia move up to six points with their third win, and that is a setback for Sarfaraz Ahmed's men in green, who showed flashes of what they were capable of but ultimately couldn't hold it together.
David Warner is named Man of the Match: "When I got out we had 70 balls to go, as the 'in' batter you want to bat 50 overs. We should have been around 340-50, credit to Pakistan, their second spells were fantastic and made it hard for us to hit down the ground. It was a used wicket and a touch dry, they bowled very straight lines, gave me no width, I just had to come out [and grind]... bit of movement early on, had to be tighter and climb into the back-of-a-length balls. For us it's about the way we finished, some great knocks for Pakistan, Wahab freeing his arms. Our bowlers bowled fantastic, they probably got closer than we expected but it was a great game."
short of a length, climbs to hit the splice as Afridi angles his bat
good length and he draws him out, nips this past the outside edge
round the wicket, pitched full and tapped away
"Shaheen Afridi has an average of 20. That will do it!" Asfand's not giving up... To be fair, they only need a last-wicket thrash like Afridi and Mohammad Hasnain managed at Headingley last month
pitched up and squirted off the pads through backward square
Pakistan's win percentage down to 20% now ("So you're telling me there's a chance?")
pitched up, swinging late as Afridi pokes and gets an edge into his pads
Shaheen Afridi is last man in, 43 needed... No pressure, son
145kph/90mph full toss, Amir drags on! In no position to drive, all the weight going back and a thick inside edge judders the base of middle stump! Starc bringing the Mortal Kombat styles here, "Finish him!"
short of a length, 139kph/87mph and Amir pushes off the back foot and narrowly fails to nick off in near-identical fashion to Wahab
over the wicket, dug in short and sliding leg side as Amir jerks under it... called wide
Out comes Mohammad Amir, who knows which end of the rhubarb to hold. But the pressure is on here. Can he hang in there?
beats the bat, Wahab poking at it off the back foot, Carey and Starc like it! Not given by umpire Palliyaguruge, but Australia review with one second left on the countdown! Fencing off the back foot, well away from the body, if there was a sound it must have been bat... and there's a line on Ultra Edge! That's the breakthrough, Starc prises one out! Huge relief for Finch, who called for the DRS at the very last moment
short ball neatly played, a back cut fine... but third man is well positioned to prevent more than a single
Here's Joe Kar: "Wahab is doing what Nile did to West Indies.. Now Aussie is in receiving end..." I have to say, when someone mentioned NCN earlier, I did not see this coming
short and room for a late slap to third man, just a single to finish the over
early move across from Sarfaraz, miscues the pull to short midwicket... and Wahab then has to dive for his ground backing up!
short and wide, slapped through point off the back foot
shortish and worked off the body
"Overcaffeinated at a slow day at work. Pakistan giving me extra jitters... they really know how to make one sweat it out." Hook it to your veins, Mustafa. No sleep till Brooklyn!
pitched up and slashed off the outside edge to third man
slower ball, loops out as a full toss and Wahab dinks it behind square, Cummins is coming round at deep backward point, but he makes it back for two with a full-blooded dive!
Kane Richardson back now. Australia still need to find an over from somewhere, remember. Asking rate back over seven
ARSLAN SONY is asking for the impossible, I fear: "Pakistan don't be silly anymore, keep it simple and you will be home in time."
fired in full and whipped off the pads, one more to fine leg
dug in, spiteful bumper and Wahab jumps, jerks and drops his hands! Decent ball, gets a respectful head wobble from Wahab, but he played it well
round the wicket, short over the stumps at 148kph/92mph, Wahab gets into line
"Difference will be , how long Sarfraz stays at the crease, and How Starc bowls. Game of Nerves," gulps Hameed Rasheed