Highlights: Australia-Pakistan game

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Updated: Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 19:02 [IST]
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Highlights: Australia-Pakistan game

Colombo, Oct 2: Spinners bowled 18 of the 20 overs in Australian innings as Pakistan won the game by 32 runs in their final Super Eight game of ICC World Twenty20 2012 here on Tuesday night. Despite the loss, Australia qualified for the semi-finals. Australia failed to chase 150 and ended up with 117/7 in 20 overs.


Here are the highlights of this game

# Pakistan used five spinners and one fast bowler. Their spinners bowled 17 over on the trot. Umar Gul came on to bowl the 18th over and he finished match by bowling the 20th over as well

# Left-arm spinner Raza Hasan who opened the bowling was adjudged the Man-of-the-match for his figures of 2/14 off four overs

# Saeed Ajmal took 3/17 in four overs

# Australia struggled for runs throughout the innings. However, Michael Hussey fought brilliantly to take the team past the score of 112 which was required for them to reach the semi-final

# Hussey remained unbeaten on 54 off 47 balls with four fours and one six

# Australia registered their first loss in the tournament, in their fifth game

# Australia's score of 21/2 in six overs was their lowest in powerplay overs in the tournament

# Shane Watson had a rare failure, dismissed LBW for 8 by left-arm spinner Raza Hasan

# David Warner too failed with just eight runs as Australia were in trouble at 19/2

# Mitchell Starc was excellent with the ball taking 3/20 in four overs

# Nasir Jamshed was the top scorer with 55

# Pakistan scored four sixes and 11 boundaries

# Pakistan scored 31/2 in the first six overs of powerplay

# Pakistan scored their 50 off 41 balls. 100 was achieved in 84 balls

# Pat Cummins was expensive, going for 42 in four overs for his one wicket

# Pakistan brought in Abdul Razzaq for Yasir Arafat

# Australia remained unchanged


Story first published:  Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 17:39 [IST]

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