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23rd Match, Group 2 (D/N), Colombo, Oct 2 2012, ICC World Twenty20
(20 ov, target 150)117/7
Pakistan won by 32 runs
player of the match
Raza Hasan
Pakistan
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Match centre 
Scorer: Sanjay Murari
Commentator: Kanishkaa Balachandran
Scorecard summary
Pakistan149/6(20 overs)
Australia117/7(20 overs)
end of over 207 runs
AUS: 117/7CRR: 5.85 
Mitchell Starc1 (3)
Michael Hussey54 (47)
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
Umar Gul to Starc, no run

another swing and a miss, full and a touch wide and Starc swishes at thin air

19.5
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

end of over 195 runs • 2 wickets
AUS: 110/7CRR: 5.78 • RRR: 40.00 • Need 40 from 6b
Michael Hussey48 (44)
Saeed Ajmal4-0-17-3
Umar Gul1-0-4-0
18.6
W
Ajmal to Cummins, OUT

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

Pat Cummins lbw b Saeed Ajmal 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0

Australia need 2 to qualify for the semis. If they do, then South Africa are knocked out

18.5
W
Ajmal to Wade, 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

Matthew Wade b Saeed Ajmal 13 (24m 14b 1x4 0x6) SR: 92.86
18.4
1
Ajmal to Hussey, 1 run

comes well forward and he drives him to sweeper cover

18.3
1
Ajmal to Wade, 1 run

shorter in length and he thumps it to deep backward point

18.2
1
Ajmal to Hussey, 1 run

floated on the pads and he pushes it down to long-on

18.2
1w
Ajmal to Hussey, 1 wide

down the leg side and he tries to paddle it away and Akmal collects it and appeals confidently

18.1
1
Ajmal to Wade, 1 run

gently paddled down to short fine leg, Australia playing like their target is 112

end of over 184 runs
AUS: 105/5CRR: 5.83 • RRR: 22.50 • Need 45 from 12b
Michael Hussey46 (42)
Matthew Wade11 (11)
Umar Gul1-0-4-0
Shahid Afridi4-0-33-0

Since many of you are asking, Australia needed 34 off the last two overs in that match at St Lucia in 2010

17.6
Umar Gul to Hussey, no run

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

17.5
1
Umar Gul to Wade, 1 run

bowls another low full toss and all Wade can do is drill it down the ground to long-off, Gul keeping him quiet

17.4
Umar Gul to Wade, no run

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

17.3
1
Umar Gul to Hussey, 1 run

low full toss and he drills it down the ground to long-off

17.2
2
Umar Gul to Hussey, 2 runs

fullish in length outside off and driven wide of point, the sweeper mops up

17.1
Umar Gul to Hussey, no run

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

end of over 1711 runs
AUS: 101/5CRR: 5.94 • RRR: 16.33 • Need 49 from 18b
Michael Hussey43 (38)
Matthew Wade10 (9)
Shahid Afridi4-0-33-0
Saeed Ajmal3-0-12-1

Suri: "Is Umar Gul playing as a specialist Batsman in this match??" With the spinners creating havoc, Gul may not be needed

16.6
1
Afridi to Hussey, 1 run

short and wide and he chops it down to sweeper cover

Best performances - batsmen
Nasir Jamshed portrait
Nasir Jamshed
55 runs (46)
4 fours
2 sixes
Control79%
Productive shot
leg glance
17 runs
0 fours
0 sixes
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Michael Hussey player pic
MEK Hussey
54 runs (47)
4 fours
1 six
Control85%
Productive shot
leg glance
15 runs
1 four
0 sixes
4293161145
Best performances - bowlers
Saeed Ajmal portrait
Saeed Ajmal
O
4
M
0
R
17
W
3
ECO
4.25
Mitchell Starc
MA Starc
O
4
M
0
R
20
W
3
ECO
5
Match details
R.Premadasa Stadium, Khettarama, Colombo
TossAustralia, elected to field first
SeriesICC World Twenty20
Season2012/13
Player Of The Match
Raza Hasan
Raza Hasan
Match numberT20 No. 285
Hours of play (local time)15.30 start, First Session 15.30-16.50, Interval 16.50-17.10, Second Session 17.10-18.30
Match days2 October 2012 - daynight match (20-over match)
Umpires
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Ian Gould
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Richard Kettleborough
TV Umpire
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Kumar Dharmasena
Reserve Umpire
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Rod Tucker
Match Referee
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Jeff Crowe
PointsPakistan 2, Australia 0