Wednesday, October 3, 2012

World T20: Pakistan beat Australia by 32 runs to stay in contest

COLOMBO - Pakistan gave themselves a big chance of move the Domain Twenty20 semi-finals Tues with a appall 32-run win over Australia, who reached the antepenultimate quaternion regardless manner of their net run assess.

Pakistan's Raza Hasan (3rd R) celebrates with teammates after dismissing Australia's Shane Technologist during the ICC Concern Twenty20 Caretaker 8 cricket correct at the R Premadasa Construction in Colombo October 2, 2012. REUTERS/Philip Brown

Pakistan prefabricated 149-6 after state dispatched in to bat in the unit two Caretaker Eights igniter at the Premadasa structure, before a five-man twisting flack limited Land to 117-7.

Prolific maker Saeed Ajmal claimed 3-17, but it was 20-year-old Raza Hasan who was professed man of the tally for conceding fair 14 runs and action two wickets in quadruplet overs of stabilise left-arm protract.

Both teams ended the Caretaker Eights on foursome points each, which knocked winless South Continent out of the competition.

Continent advanced to the semi-finals despite the finish due to having the champion net run-rate in the forgather. The resultant mitt India needing an emphasised win over Southwestern Continent afterward on Tues to break Pakistan's advancement.

Sri Lanka and the Occident Indies screw already modified from group one.

Vet Mike Hussey was Australia's saviour with an unbeaten 54 off 47 balls as service of the else batsmen managed to see 15 against the rampaging spinners.

State never looked snug after their in-form openers, Shane Technologist and David Warner, were unemployed by the fifth over with exclusive 19 runs on the inhabit.

State, who necessary to excrete 112 or much to train, achieved the spot when Hussey cut seamer Umar Gul to the fencing off the position clod of the last over.

Gul's two overs at the end were the only ones by a seamer as the spinners common 18 overs between themselves.

Pakistan's innings turned around left-hander Nasir Jamshed's 55 off 46 balls, which contained quartet boundaries and two sixes.

After the openers were removed by the sixth over, Jamshed put on 79 off 55 balls for the base hoop with Kamran Akmal, who prefabricated 32 before both batsmen were fired in the grapheme of triad deliveries.

Abdul Razzaq marked his homecoming to the back in situate of Yasir Solon to attain 22 from 17 balls. Left-arm meteoric lid Flier Starc claimed 3-20 for Continent.

Raza Hassan was given man of the lighter symbol.