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Watson shines as Aussies thrash defending champs

Published: Monday, May 3, 2010, 11:41 [IST]
 
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Watson shines as Aussies thrash Pakistan

Gros Islet: Australia off to a good start with the win against Pakistan by 34 runs in the ICC T20 World Cup 2010, Group C Match here on Sunday in Gros Islet.

Earlier, Australia set an imposing target of 191. A 98-run stand between Shane Watson and David Hussey in 50 balls set up Australia's monster total.

Australia vs Pakistan, Match 6, Group A - Scorecard

Despite the remarkable innings from Watson, Australia were bowled out in the final over with no run in the board. The 20th over from Mohammad Aamer was a five-wicket maiden.

ICC T20 WC '10: Fixture - Points - Top10(R/W)

In-reply Pakistan were bowled out for 157. Pakistan lost Kamran Akmal for a duck on the first legitimate ball of the innings, and Salman Butt (15) and Hafeez (12) soon followed.

Misbah-ul-Haq (41) and Shahid Afridi (33) built a partnership worth 47, but once they went there was no resistance in the tail as Australia prevented Pakistan from getting anywhere close to their target on the run rate.

Shane Watson was adjudged as Man of the Match

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