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Hazlewood & smith place in semifinal of world cup 2015 555 views
Australia 216 for 4
(Smith 65, Watson 64 *) beat Pakistan 213 for 10 (Haris Sohail 41, Hazlewood
Wahab Riaz delivered one of the most formidable spells in the history of the World Cup 2015 but Australia helped by some poor fielding Pakistan weathered the storm and set up a showdown in the semifinals with the India Chasing 214 to win this quarterfinal Australia faced problems in 59 3. Wahab gave a barrage bouncer Shane Watson but the bail zing earlier in the day Watson wobbled but did not fall and was there to hit the winning runs.
The key moment came when Wahab efforts resulted in a top edge from Watson that flew high for good of the leg where Rahat Ali managed to drop the simplest of chances. Wahab let out a cry and you could feel all the pressure that had built slowly dissipate. Wahab was playing like a cornered Tiger Rahat after his fall seemed a cornered cat. Pakistan soon ran out of power and options. Watson Steven Smith and Glenn Maxwell secured the result.
As well as Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene left cricket ODI with a disappointing defeat on Wednesday will also make it Misbah-ul-Haq and Shahid Afridi. Misbah was always in the game however your helping to rebuild Pakistan's innings and making his captaincy 34 questions of Australia. Who would have thought that in the quarterfinals of the World Cup in a 40-year-old captain, would be under the helmet at short leg?
But even Misbah was as the pressure built up in Australia. Initial Wahab six over spell brought 2 of 24 David Warner cut to third man and Michael Clarke defended a short a man in close. Clarke portillo was indicative of the approach to Pakistan and only became clearer when Watson arrived. Wahab fizzed Gorilla after goalkeeper in the head and chest of Watson and Watson ducked and fended awkwardly.
He scored only four times was Wahab in that spell one fly from the shoulder of the short third man bat one was the drop by Rahat. At the other end Smith did not have so many problems gathering calm racing cover up lead with exquisite timing and placement. In terms of fluidity see Smith and Watson batting together was like see Winston Churchill trying to talk with Manuel from Fawlty Towers.
But when Wahab was too tired to continue, Watson was a different hitter. Immediately pulled Sohail Khan for four and the runs began to flow. Smith properly raised his half century with a magnificent portada drive for four of your delivery number 51 Rahat but finally was under weight at birth to Ehsan Adil walking across his stumps to 65.
Maxwell joined Watson after the 89 run of foot Smith-Watson and played some shots extravagant, including a smash of tennis who blew part of the racket or bat and it was stifled by Sohail to the third man. In general it was a short ball Wahab. Pakistan go no further in this tournament but it won't be through any lack of effort on the part of Wahab. Maxwell was on 44 and 64 Watson when it came victory.
Pakistan Fielding was poor but his biggest problem was his batting. Your entries featured more cameos than a Robert Altman film but no main role. Eight batsmen reached double figures but no one scored a fifty. Once a solid broke support 73 periods between Misbah and Haris Sohail that was a constant decline. However from 24 of 2 in the sixth over were perhaps lucky to break even 200.
Misbah slowly began and looked like I was going to make another rescue mission and together with Haris frustrated the Australians. Ultimately, however it was Pakistan who was frustrated. Trying to lift the run rate Misbah fell by 34 out of 59 deliveries, and was followed shortly after by a Haris flat feet which surpassed the 41 of 57 behind Mitchell Johnson.
Cow corner became corner sheep as one hitters Pakistan were meaningless in oblivion by painfully man at deep midwicket. Misbah was the leader of the Pack. Twice had cleared the boundary midwicket off Maxwell but when tried for the third managed only a top edge that was comfortably taken by Aaron Finch.
Perhaps tempted by the short boundaries square Umar Akmal also sent a screenshot directly Finch at deep midwicket for Maxwell. Then it was Afridi miscued his pull out Josh Hazlewood 4 of 3 and was well caught by Finch above your head back close to the border. Akmal had made 20 of 25 Afridi had beaten 23-15. Whether it's final ODI innings.