Pakistan won by 4 wickets against Australia | Pakistan Beat Australia by 4 wickets
Pakistan won by 4 wickets against Australia: In ICC cricket World Cup 2011 40th match Pakistan team beat Australia with full confidence and chess the target from Australia.Aussies lose in world cup matches after 28 years.this is great victory for Pakistan Team.Pakistan Beat Australia by 4 wickets well done Pakistan and Shahid Afridi management.
Australia played first and face Pakistani bowlers.when match starts first look that Aussies win match but Pak bowlers threat Australia beating lineup. Australian players cannot face Pak bowlers with confidence and not give a huge target for winning.
Pakistan players played well and chase target with full confidence. Asad Shafieq played well and Umar Akmal also in beating line strong.they face Australia Bowlers with full confidence and make help for Pakistan to chase the target.this huge victory of Pakistan.
Pakistan bowled defending champions Australia out for 176 runs in 46.4 overs in their crucial match of the World Cup Group A here at the R Premadasa Stadium on Saturday.
After Australia captain Ricky Ponting won the toss and elected to bat first in their final match in Group A, a devastating bowling and fielding display by Pakistan saw the Aussies dismissed for their lowest World Cup total since 1992.The four-time champions, unbeaten for 34 matches in the tournament dating back to 1999, struggled for momentum throughout their innings as pacers Umar Gul (3-30) and Abdul Razzaq (2-8) exposed their untested batting.
All the other bowlers chipped in with one wicket apiece as only Brad Haddin (42), Michael Clarke (34) and Steve Smith (25) offered resistance in a match where the winner will top Group A.Pakistan, the last team to beat Australia in a World Cup way back in 1999, pressured Australia from the start and did not relinquish their grip as the defending champions lost their last seven wickets for just 59 runs.Pakistan, who opened the attack with left-arm spinner Abdur Rehman from one end, forced an early breakthrough when paceman Gul bowled opener Shane Watson with a sharp incoming delivery for nine.Haddin added 63 for the second wicket with Ricky Ponting (19) before Pakistan struck twice, with Mohammad Hafeez removing the Australian skipper off a miscued cut, caught by wicket-keeper Kamran Akmal.
Umpire Marais Erasmus of South Africa turned down a vociferous appeal before Pakistan successfully overturned the verdict on review to leave Australia 75-2.Left-arm paceman Wahab Riaz then had Haddin caught behind by Kamran in the 24th over. Haddin hit three boundaries and a six during his 80-ball knock.Pakistan then took four crucial wickets in the space of just 30 runs to reduce the Australians to 147-7.
Cameron White was smartly run out by Misbah-ul-Haq when the batsmen tried to steal a quick single, before Razzaq bowled Clarke.Pakistan removed dangerman Michael Hussey (12), caught off a miscued drive at short mid-wicket off Rehman, who finished with 1-34, and Mitchell Johnson (nought) was the next to go.Gul removed Jason Krejza and Brett Lee cheaply to wrap the Australian innings for their sixth lowest World Cup total.
Pakistan left out Shoaib Akhtar, who on Thursday announced he would retire but brought in Umar Akmal for opener Ahmed Shahzad.