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World T20: Australia defeat Pakistan by 21 runs

Steve Smith scored a brilliant fifty to guide Australia to 193/4 at the end of their innings against Pakistan at Mohali.

world t20 Updated: Mar 25, 2016 18:22 IST
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Pakistan's Khalid Latif is hit by the ball during the World T20 cricket tournament match.
Pakistan's Khalid Latif is hit by the ball during the World T20 cricket tournament match.(AFP Photo)

James Faulkner claimed five wickets to guide Australia to a 21-run victory against Pakistan at Mohali on Friday.

Over 19: 14 runs off the over. Pak 164/6

Over 18: 5 runs and a wicket off the over. Pak 150/6

17.4 Faulkner to Imad Wasim, OUT

The back-of-the-hand slower ball does the damage again. Back of a length and angling away outside off, Imad Wasim throws his bat at it and skews it in the air. NCN runs across from cover and pouches in.

17.3 Faulkner to Khalid Latif, OUT. Back of the hand slower ball on middle, Latif swings early to the leg side and does not connect. Faulkner hits the timber and lets out a roar.

Over 17: Another 10 runs off the over. Pak 145/4

Over 16: 10 runs off the over. Pak 135/4

Over 15: 11 runs off the over. Pak 125/3

Over 14: 10 runs and a wicket off the over. Pak 114/4

13.2 Zampa to Shahid Afridi, OUT

Six and out, sums up Afridi! He ventures down the track again. The legspinner retorts. He darts it flatter and wider outside off. Turns away with bounce. Afridi can’t reach and connect. Nevill does the rest.

Over 13: 10 runs off the over. Pak 104/3

Over 12: 7 runs off the over. Pak 94/3

Over 11: 9 runs and a wicket off the over. Pak 87/3

10.3 Zampa to Umar Akmal, OUT, bowled’em. Zampa gives this plenty of air, it dips and hits the stumps. Umar drops to one knee for a slog sweep, but does not make contact. Nice change-up, the middle stump is pushed back

Over 10: 5 runs off the over. Pak 78/2

Over 9: 11 runs off the over. Pak 73/2

Over 8: 4 runs off the over. Pak 62/2

Over 7: 17 runs off the over. Pak 58/2

Over 6: 5 runs and a wicket off the over. Pak 41/2

5.3 Faulkner to Sharjeel Khan, OUT

Sharjeel’s joyride is over! Again not all that short, but Sharjeel is tempted into that big pull. He goes hard and can only drag it on to his leg stump. And the required rate has shot to 10.62

Over 5: 6 runs off the over. Pak 36/1

Over 4: 9 runs off the over. Pak 30/1

Over 3: 7 runs and a wicket off the over. Pak 21/1

2.5 Hazlewood to Ahmed Shehzad

Shehzad swings now, top-edges it into the hands of NCN at mid-off. Length and angled in around off, Shehzad targets the leg side with a slog and makes a mess of it. He ends up offering a skier.

Over 2: 12 runs off the over. Pak 14/0

Over 1: 2 runs off the over. Pak 2/0

Steve Smith scored a brilliant fifty to guide Australia to 193/4 at the end of their innings against Pakistan at Mohali.

Australia XI:Finch, Khawaja, Warner, Smith (c), Watson, Maxwell, Faulkner, Nevill, Zampa, Coulter-Nile, Hazlewood.

Pakistan XI: A Shehzad, S Khan, K Latif, U Akmal, S Malik, S Ahmed, S Afridi, I Wasim, M Amir, Wahab Riaz, M Sami.