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Pakistan win by 32 runs

Australia vs Pakistan

Commentary

Last Updated: October 2, 2012 2:18pm

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    Right - now to sum all that up. Australia are through despite that heavy defeat, while Pakistan's win means South Africa are out. The last semi-final place will now be between Pakistan and India, who must beat South Africa and finish with a better run rate

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    OVER 20 AUS 117/7 (HUSSEY 54 STARC 1): Hussey cuts Gul uppishly for four to bring up 50 and put his side in the semi-finals! Starc gets away with a miscued hook first up and survives unbeaten as Pakistan win by 32 runs

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    OVER 19 AUS 110/7 (HUSSEY 48 ): WICKETS! Ajmal's skidder beats Wade all ends up as he looks for a leg-side paddle, and he finishes his spell by trapping Cummins in front first ball! The brilliant Ajmal ends with 3-17 and Australia still need two to make sure of a semi-final spot. Assuming they get those runs, it'll be between India and Pakistan for the last place

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    OVER 18 AUS 105/5 (HUSSEY 46 WADE 11): Finally Hafeez turns to pace in the shape of Gul, who's straight into the groove with his yorkers. Pakistan are going to win this, surely, and put South Africa out in the process. Australia, for their part, need seven off two overs to go through

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    OVER 17 AUS 101/5 (HUSSEY 43 WADE 10): Afridi will bowl out now, and his last over isn't his best as Hussey eases him straight for four and then tickles a quicker ball fine for another boundary to bring up three figures. Australia need 49 off three to win, 11 to be sure of a last-four place. Pakistan are aiming to win and hope for the best

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    OVER 16 AUS 90/5 (HUSSEY 33 WADE 9): Wade flat-bats Ajmal to the midwicket fence - that's the first four he's shipped, by my reckoning - and eight come off the over

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    OVER 15 AUS 82/5 (HUSSEY 31 WADE 3): Half a sniff of a run out, but Hafeez is slow off the mark. And Hussey cashes in, swatting Malik through midwicket for four and following up with a slog-sweep for six. Australia right back in it now, with 68 needed to win and jsut a run a ball to be sure of a semi-final spot

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    OVER 14 AUS 68/5 (HUSSEY 19 WADE 1): WICKET! Hasan has been excellent and he's rewarded with a second scalp, Maxwell's massive mow ending up in the hands of Hafeez at point. Hasan finishes with 2-14 off his four - impressive stuff

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    OVER 13 AUS 63/4 (HUSSEY 16 MAXWELL 3): Maxwell starts sensibly as he and Hussey rotate the strike, taking five singles off Afridi's over. The asking rate for victory is up above 12, but the Aussies will have half an eye on that 112 needed to qualify

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    OVER 12 AUS 58/4 (HUSSEY 14 MAXWELL 0): WICKET! Hafeez returns to bowl out and a full toss first up is a rare loose one. White flips it for two to bring up 50 and suddenly he's in the mood, clearing the cow corner rope. But he sends a second swipe high into the ether, and Nazir keeps his eye on it to take the catch

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    OVER 11 AUS 48/3 (HUSSEY 13 WHITE 3): Aussies all over the show here, and White sums up their current showing with a scoop into his own grill as Hasan returns to the attack. Hussey then fresh-airs an ugly reverse sweep. Testing times

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    OVER 10 AUS 45/3 (HUSSEY 13 WHITE 1): WICKET! Bailey survives a monster shout second ball and fails to heed the warning, heaving across the line again. Ajmal hits him bang in front and Bailey has to go! Australia need 150 to win, 112 to qualify - both look a distance away just now

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    OVER 9 AUS 43/2 (HUSSEY 12 BAILEY 15): Bailey beaten in the flight by Afridi but gets away with it, and Hussey's even luckier not to nick the googly as Pakistan keep on the pressure. Bailey releases the valve, though, clearing the midwicket rope in style off the last ball

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    OVER 8 AUS 34/2 (HUSSEY 10 BAILEY 8): Malik into the attack and immediately paddled fine for a couple by Hussey, who's the first Aussie into double figures

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    OVER 7 AUS 29/2 (HUSSEY 6 BAILEY 7): Hafeez is after wickets here as he throws it to Afridi. Nothing doing, though, and Bailey cuts behind square for four as the Aussies enjoy their best over yet

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    OVER 6 AUS 21/2 (HUSSEY 4 BAILEY 1): How will the Aussies do without their star duo then? They have Ajmal to contend with now, and Hussey survives a huge shout before a misfield lets Bailey off the mark. Australia 10 runs down after the powerplay but - remember - 112 will get them through even if they fail to reach their 150 target

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    OVER 5 AUS 19/2 (HUSSEY 2 BAILEY 0): WICKET! Here's Hafeez again with his jerky delivery - like a John Aldridge penalty - and it does the job as Warner struggles to pierce the infield before he, like Watson, goes lbw slog-sweeping

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    OVER 4 AUS 16/1 (WARNER 7 HUSSEY 1): WICKET! Now then! Watson is hit on the back leg slog-sweeping and Hasan has done for the danger man. Hussey off an running immediately, but it's a smashing over for Pakistan

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    OVER 3 AUS 13/0 (WATSON 7 WARNER 6): Watson misses out on a full toss, for once, as Hafeez smuggles in another over on the quiet. A good one, at that, just two from it and a more-than-decent lbw appeal against Warner turned down. Poor decision

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    OVER 2 AUS 11/0 (WATSON 6 WARNER 5): More spin in the shape of Raza Hasan's slow left-arm. Great start for the kid - four dots - but Watson forces a quicker one through point for four

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Match Details

Date
2nd Oct 2012
Toss
Australia won the toss and elected to bowl.
Venue
R. Premadasa Stadium
Umpires
I J Gould and R A Kettleborough

australia BATTING CARD

Batsman R
Watson lbw b Hasan Raza 8
Warner lbw b Hafeez 8
Hussey not out 54
Bailey lbw b Ajmal 15
White c Nazir b Hafeez 12
Maxwell c Hafeez b Hasan Raza 4
Wade b Ajmal 13
P.J. Cummins lbw b Ajmal 0
M A Starc not out 1
Extras 1w, 1b 2
Total 20.0 Overs 117 - 7
Full Batting Card

pakistan BOWLING CARD

Bowler O M R W
Hafeez 4 0 22 2
Hasan Raza 4 0 14 2
Ajmal 4 0 17 3
Afridi 4 0 33 0
Malik 2 0 19 0
Gul 2 0 11 0
Full Bowling Card