ICC T20 World Cup 2012: Pakistan Beat Australia By 32 Runs

Pakistan spinners made life miserable for Australian batsmen as they kept their semi-final hopes alive with a 32-run win in their final Super Eights match of the ICC World Twenty20, but that could not prevent the Aussies from reaching the last-four stage here today.

However, Australia reached the semi-finals on the basis of a better net run rate.

Both Australia and Pakistan ended the Super Eights on four points each, which knocked winless South Africa out of the tournament.

Chasing a target of 150, Pakistan’s spin trio of Raza Hassan, Mohammed Hafeez and Saeed Ajmal restricted the Aussies to 117 for seven.

With this win, Pakistan now have four points and, with a healthy net run-rate of + 0. 273, will hope South Africa, who are already out of the tournament, beat India or lose by less than 32 runs.

Teams:
Pakistan (Playing XI): Mohammad Hafeez(c), Imran Nazir, Nasir Jamshed, Kamran Akmal(w), Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Abdul Razzaq, Shahid Afridi, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Raza Hasan

Australia (Playing XI): David Warner, Shane Watson, Michael Hussey, Cameron White, George Bailey(c), Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade(w), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Brad Hogg, Xavier Doherty

Match Summary:

Played at R. Premadasa Stadium Colombo, 02 Oct 2012

Toss –Australia won the toss and elected to field.

Result – Pakistan beat Australia by 32 runs

 Pakistan vs Australia Scorecard:

Pakistan innings (20 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Mohammad Hafeez* lbw b Starc 4 6 5 0 0 80.00
View dismissal Imran Nazir c Bailey b Watson 14 27 13 2 0 107.69
View dismissal Nasir Jamshed c Warner b Doherty 55 60 46 4 2 119.56
View dismissal Kamran Akmal† c White b Starc 32 43 26 1 1 123.07
Umar Akmal not out 9 29 8 1 0 112.50
View dismissal Abdul Razzaq c Watson b Cummins 22 17 17 2 1 129.41
View dismissal Shahid Afridi b Starc 4 4 2 1 0 200.00
Shoaib Malik not out 4 4 3 0 0 133.33
Extras (lb 2, w 3) 5
Total (6 wickets; 20 overs) 149 (7.45 runs per over)
Did not bat Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Raza Hasan
Fall of wickets 1-5 (Mohammad Hafeez, 1.1 ov), 2-29 (Imran Nazir, 5.4 ov), 3-108 (Nasir Jamshed, 14.5 ov), 4-108 (Kamran Akmal, 15.1 ov), 5-136 (Abdul Razzaq, 18.4 ov), 6-144 (Shahid Afridi, 19.2 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
View wicket XJ Doherty 4 0 27 1 6.75 (1w)
View wickets MA Starc 4 0 20 3 5.00
View wicket SR Watson 4 0 23 1 5.75 (1w)
View wicket PJ Cummins 4 0 42 1 10.50 (1w)
GJ Maxwell 1 0 6 0 6.00
GB Hogg 3 0 29 0 9.66
Australia innings (target: 150 runs from 20 overs) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal SR Watson lbw b Raza Hasan 8 14 1 0 57.14
View dismissal DA Warner lbw b Mohammad Hafeez 8 13 1 0 61.53
MEK Hussey not out 54 47 4 1 114.89
View dismissal GJ Bailey* lbw b Saeed Ajmal 15 12 1 1 125.00
View dismissal CL White c Imran Nazir b Mohammad Hafeez 12 11 0 1 109.09
View dismissal GJ Maxwell c Mohammad Hafeez b Raza Hasan 4 5 0 0 80.00
View dismissal MS Wade† b Saeed Ajmal 13 14 1 0 92.85
View dismissal PJ Cummins lbw b Saeed Ajmal 0 1 0 0 0.00
MA Starc not out 1 3 0 0 33.33
Extras (b 1, w 1) 2
Total (7 wickets; 20 overs) 117 (5.85 runs per over)
Did not bat GB Hogg, XJ Doherty
Fall of wickets 1-15 (Watson, 3.4 ov), 2-19 (Warner, 4.6 ov), 3-44 (Bailey, 9.3 ov), 4-58 (White, 11.6 ov), 5-65 (Maxwell, 13.3 ov), 6-110 (Wade, 18.5 ov), 7-110 (Cummins, 18.6 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
View wickets Mohammad Hafeez 4 0 22 2 5.50
View wickets Raza Hasan 4 0 14 2 3.50
View wickets Saeed Ajmal 4 0 17 3 4.25 (1w)
Shahid Afridi 4 0 33 0 8.25
Shoaib Malik 2 0 19 0 9.50
Umar Gul 2 0 11 0 5.50
Match details
Toss Australia, who chose to field
Points Pakistan 2, Australia 0
Player of the match Raza Hasan (Pakistan)
Umpires IJ Gould (England) and RA Kettleborough (England)
TV umpire HDPK Dharmasena
Match referee JJ Crowe (New Zealand)
Reserve umpire RJ Tucker (Australia)

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