another swing and a miss, full and a touch wide and Starc swishes at thin air
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."
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)
on the pads and tucked away down to square leg
Starc miscues the pull off a short ball and Gul runs forward to take the top edge but it lands safe of any fielder
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
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
oh well the procession continues! The top spinner, Cummins was beaten for pace and lack of turn and was all over the place, the ball hits his pads as he tries to loft with the angle
Australia need 2 to qualify for the semis. If they do, then South Africa are knocked out
timber! Flatter delivery and Wade bravely tries to paddle it from the middle stump, the ball skidded through and knocked back the middle stump
comes well forward and he drives him to sweeper cover
shorter in length and he thumps it to deep backward point
floated on the pads and he pushes it down to long-on
down the leg side and he tries to paddle it away and Akmal collects it and appeals confidently
gently paddled down to short fine leg, Australia playing like their target is 112
Since many of you are asking, Australia needed 34 off the last two overs in that match at St Lucia in 2010
awesome bowling by Gul, another yorker lands on the spot, Hussey nearly trips and falls at the crease as he squirts it out back to the bowler
bowls another low full toss and all Wade can do is drill it down the ground to long-off, Gul keeping him quiet
turning out to be a fine over from Gul, straight yorker outside off and Wade failed to get his bat down to squirt it out
low full toss and he drills it down the ground to long-off
fullish in length outside off and driven wide of point, the sweeper mops up
first ball of seam, good start by Gul fired in full outside off and Hussey fails to dig it out
Spoke too soon., here's Gul
Suri: "Is Umar Gul playing as a specialist Batsman in this match??" With the spinners creating havoc, Gul may not be needed
short and wide and he chops it down to sweeper cover