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Pakistan edge Oz in thriller

2012-09-07 22:56

Dubai - Pakistan beat Australia in a one-over eliminator on the last ball Friday to win 2-1 in the Twenty20 international series.

After both teams were tied on 151 after 20 overs, Australia batted first and scored 11 in six balls.

Led by Umar Akmal and Abdul Razzaq, Pakistan reached 11 on the fifth ball before Akmal hit Patrick Cummins's last delivery and just made his ground before the throw.

Earlier, Pakistan captain Mohammed Hafeez and Nasir Jamshed put on a 76-run stand and Kamran Akmal teamed with Umar Akmal for a 46-run partnership. Razzaq also took two wickets, as did Saeed Ajmal.

Australia was led by the 40-run partnership between openers David Warner and Shane Watson.

AP

Comments
  • richard.barnes.3914 - 2012-09-07 23:07

    I'm not sure what Pat Cummins was thinking. With Pak needing two off the last ball of the super over, he bowls a bouncer five feet over the batsman's head?? If Cummins himself hadn't hit a six off the second-last ball of the regular match to take it into a super over, that would look suspiciously like a fix. That Cummins super over was the worst bowling in a T20 over that I've ever seen. Lovely juicy short-pitched medium-fast balls sitting up at midriff height outside off-stump. I guess he just lost his head.

      iceman196 - 2012-09-08 08:08

      100% Richard, it didnt have to even go to the super over, 1 shot down the ground and that would have been that, The ozzie choked in true style, then again it was against pak, it could have been something else, a nice fat envelope maybe

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