ICC World Cup quarterfinal: Australia bowl out Pakistan for 213 runs

Pakistan innings:

1st over:
Australia paceman Mitchell Starc opens the bowling and finds some early swing. PAK: 1-0.
2nd over: Sarfraz Ahmed tickles four leg byes off seamer Josh Hazlewood. PAK: 6-0.

3rd over: Sarfraz pulls Starc to the fence for four but is out for 10 the next delivery, edging a quicker ball to Shane Watson who takes a fine low catch diving to his right in the slips. Haris Sohail comes to the crease and hits a four off the first ball. PAK: 24-1.

6th over: Hazlewood strikes to remove opener Ahmed Shehzad, also caught well in the slips by Michael Clarke for five. Two balls later Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq survives when the ball brushes the stump after clipping his thigh pad, but the bails stay intact. PAK: 26-2.

7th over: Starc grabs a maiden, generating express pace and bounce off the Adelaide Oval wicket. PAK: 26-2.

9th over: Paceman Mitchell Johnson introduced into the attack and extracts a false shot from Misbah, but the inside edge goes for four. PAK: 36-2.

10th over: Hazlewood sends a ball cannoning into Misbah’s pads prompting a half-hearted appeal for lbw. Just one run from the over. PAK: 37-2.

12th over: Sohail cracks two fours off Hazlewood to try break the shackles from Australia’s pace bowlers. PAK: 49-2.

14th over: Part-time spinner Glenn Maxwell introduced into the attack. Misbah hammers a six over deep midwicket. PAK: 61-2.

16th over: Maxwell beats Misbah’s outside edge in a tidy over, conceding only one run: PAK: 65-2.
18th over: Misbah hits another six off Maxwell over midwicket. PAK: 77-2.

19th over: All-rounder Shane Watson introduced into the attack. Sohail sends a top edge flying high but it falls short of third man. PAK: 81-2.

20th over: All-rounder James Faulkner introduced. Concedes two runs. PAK: 83-2.

24th over: Misbah attempts to slog-sweep Maxwell over the rope again but miscues the shot and Aaron Finch trots across to take a comfortable catch at deep midwicket to dismiss the captain for 34. Umar Akmal takes the crease. PAK: 101-3.

25th over: Johnson beats the outside edge from a nervous looking Akmal. Concedes only one run. PAK: 102-3.


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