Hussey stars as Australia storm into finals

Published: Saturday, May 15, 2010, 10:27 [IST]
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Hussey stars as Aussies storm into final

St.Lucia: Mike Hussey stars as Australia thrash Pakistan by 3 wickets in the semi final match of ICC T20 World Cup 2010 here on Friday in St Lucia.

Mike Hussey smashed 60 not out from 24 balls to put Australia into the World Twenty20 final after an amazing finish.

Australia vs Pakiatan, Semi Final - Scorecard

Earlier after electing to bowl, Australians were struggling to restrict the Pakistan runs flow and finally they set a huge target of 192 for the loss of six wickets.

Kamran and Umar Akmal blasting 50 and 56 runs respectively as Pakistan set-up an imposing total.

Set a huge 192, to win, Australia off to shaky start as Aussies were struggling at 62 for the loss of wickets four wickets.

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

Australia were 158 for seven with two overs remaining and needing another 34 runs for victory. Australia needed 18 to win off the last over, from off-spinner Saeed Ajmal.

But a cameo from Mike Hussey 24 ball 60 runs makes the Australians way very easy with the fine knock of last 2 Overs.

He pulled Ajmal for six, struck him over long-on for six more, brought the scores level with a four and thumped another six for good measure as Australia finished on 197 for seven.

Mike Hussey was adjudged as Man of the Match for his wonderful knock.

Australia will now meet England in the final at Kensington Oval in Barbados.


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