Australia invites Pakistan to bat first

Published: Wednesday, September 30, 2009, 12:38 [IST]
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Australia invites Pakistan to bat first

Centurion: Australian captain Ricky Ponting won the toss and elected to field againt Pakistan in their final group match at Centurionpark on Wendesday.

For Australia, a win or a shared point against Pakistan will ensure them a place in semi-finals and will virtually push India out of the tournament. Pakistan have already booked a place in the semi-finals by winning both their matches.

India-Body in Johannesburg.. Soul in Centurion

If Pakistan manage to beat Australia then both Indian and Australia will have 3 points each. In this case the net run run rate will be taken in to consideration. If India can beat West Indies by a big margin, they can march into the semis.

Scorecard: Aus Vs Pak

Indian fans will be cheering for Pakistan in this match, so that they retain a chance to qualify for the semi-finals.

Australia (Playing XI): Tim Paine(w), Shane Watson, Ricky Ponting(c), Mike Hussey, Callum Ferguson, Cameron White, James Hopes, Mitchell Johnson, Brett Lee, Nathan Hauritz, Peter Siddle

Pakistan (Playing XI): Kamran Akmal(w), Shahid Afridi, Younis Khan(c), Mohammad Yousuf, Misbah-ul-Haq, Shoaib Malik, Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, Saeed Ajmal, Umar Gul, Umar Akmal, Mohammad Asif


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