Sunday, 2 May 2010

Pakistan vs. Australia Review

Shane Watson was on fire, it was stand and deliver stuff for the ever impressive cricketer !

Pakistan lost to Australia by 34 runs yesterday in an amusing and action packed pool match which included the likes of a 28 run over and a 5 wicket maiden over, incredible truly astonishing stuff, endless adjectives can't simply do justice to what we saw on the field by any means of the imagination! Already the 2010 ICC T20 thingy as Jarrod Kimber at CWB says, is turning out to be an eventful one!

http://www.cricinfo.com/world-twenty20-2010/engine/current/match/412683.html

Most probably Pakistan have qualified for the super eights I dear say despite this defeat against the curse of the Aussies, yes another one for team Pakistan, but they did show some intent and positive signs to take away nevertheless.

Shane Watson and David Hussey played tremendously well and dominated the Pakistani bowling attack to all parts of the ground. Pakistan came back strong in the closing stages and funnily enough actually managed to bowl out the Aussies on the last ball of their allocated 20 overs, who would have thought that was possible at the end of the 19th over?

192 was always going to be a tough target and proved too much for Pakistan's batsmen. It was pleasing to see Afridi find some form with the bat as well as Misbah. But Australia, dominated proceedings for most parts of the game, although they had their forgettable moments too, they were the better side on the day and look a strong outfit, strong in almost all departments.

I firmly believe from what I have seen over the last couple of days that Australia and India are the only two sides standing in Pakistan's way to re-live glory once more come 16th May. Pakistan should reach the semi finals at the minimum of expectation and hope they don't have to meet the Aussies again in the competition because their chances of defeating them seem really bleak especially when taking into consideration the humiliation they have taken from them over the winter.


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