Pakistan vs Australia: Pakistan crash out after 21-run loss to Australia

Pakistan crashed out of the World T20 2016 after suffering a 21-run loss at the hands of Australia in Mohali.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: March 25, 2016 6:29 pm
Shoaib Malik plays a shot against Australia in Mohali. (Source: AP)

It was heartbreak for Pakistan as they crashed out of the World T20 after suffering a 21-run loss to Australia in Mohali on Friday.  (STATS || POINTS TABLE || FIXTURES)

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# All over for Pakistan. They have crashed out of the World T20 after a 21-run loss to Australia

# Khalid Latif is the set man for Pakistan. He needs to steer the chase. 5 overs remain and Pakistan need 69 more runs

# Shoaib Malik the new man in for Pakistan

# Afridi charges down the ground and Zampa bowls a wide one and keeper removes the bails. WICKET

# Latif also joining in the party. SIX

# Shahid Afridi with 2 massive sixes

# Umar Akmal has been castled by Adam Zampa

Khalid Latif, who had been slow so far, canters one over long-on for SIX!

# Akmal taking on Watson! A six and now a four as fifty up for Pakistan

# Umar Akmal pulls a big one for a SIX

# Pakistan reach 41/2 after six overs

# WICKET! He has played one on. Faulkner sends Sharjeel back

# Sharjeel in some form. Dispatching the balls

# On the other end, Ahmed Shehzad tries to do Sharjeel’s job only to top edge one and get dismisses for one.

# And now he pulls a short one from Hazlewood for another FOUR!

# Sharjeel with back to back fours. One through point and other straight down the ground

# Sharjeel flashes at a wide ball from Coulter-Nile and that beats Khawaja at third-man. FOUR!

# Great start from Hazlewood. Pakistan just take two off the first over

# Pakistan openers Ahmed Shehzad and Sharjeel Khan in the middle. Hazlewood to bowl

# Last ball, Amir hits Watson on the pads and Australia manage only a single. They finish with 193/4 from 20 overs

# Amir to Watson and it is a length ball. Watson smashes it for a big one over square-leg boundary

# Amir to Watson, gets a top edge and it flies over third man for four

# Steve Smith takes a single on the third

# Amir with two dot balls. Great bowling

# And Wahab, instead of aiming for the stumps, follows Smith and bowls a full-toss. Smith flicks it from behind the stumps for four!

# Steve Smith is standing way off his stumps towards the off-side. All three stumps visible

# Watson playing match defining knock here. He is 34 off 17

# FIFTY! Steve Smith with a captain’s knock today. Half-century off just 35 balls and taking Australia towards big total

# Watson is not sparing any bowler. SIX and a FOUR off Amir

# Watson pulls one from Wahab and takes a boundary

# Wahab vs Watson in Mohali

# Imad Wasim has dismissed Maxwell. Trying to clear the long-on but fails. Falls after a 18-ball 30

# Maxwell has smoked a couple of boundaries here

# 100 up for Australia in the 13th over. Australia getting the odd boundary off the over

# 11 overs gone and Australia have reached 90/3

# Glenn Maxwell comes up with a reverse sweep. Over keeper and for four

# Steve Smith mixing the ones and twos. The run-rate is not going down for Australia

# Glenn Maxwell is the new man in. Steve Smith at other end

# And he has struck in his first over! Aaron Finch misses one that turned back and he loses his stumps

# Imad Wasim is the new bowler. Spin

# Aaron Finch is holding onto the other end. Steve Smith is at the other end

# Wahab Riaz is on fire. This was his second wicket of the match

# But he has been castled! Wahab Riaz once again. Speed of ball – 148 km/ hr

# Warner is not waiting. Starts with a FOUR!

# And gone! How many times we have seen a batsman being dismissed after a boundary. Khawaja makes room for himself but a yorker from Wahab breaks his stumps

# SIX! Khawaja flicks one from Wahab over square-leg for a massive six

# Amir testing Khawaja in the middle but the batsman is surviving

# Mohammad Sami has been very difficult to get away with in World T20 and Khawaja and Finch are also finding it difficult

# Mohammad Sami will share the new ball with Amir

# After three dot balls, Khawaja is away with a four through covers. The shot though was attempted towards mid-on

# Usman Khawaja and Aaron Finch the openers for Australia. Amir to bowl

# Shahid Afridi on retirement: “I haven’t decided yet. I will decide in front of my nation”

# Pakistan have brought back Wahab Riaz in place of Mohammad Irfan

# Toss – Australia have won the toss and have elected to bat first. Finch is back

# A look at the 22 yards to be used for this fixture


# MEANWHILE, the Watsons thank everyone for their messages after Shane announced that this World T20 will be his last outing for Australia


# Pakistan cricket team arrives in Mohali

# Pakistan or Australia? It doesn’t really matter for India, says Aakash Chopra

# Australia had a good day in Mohali where ‘local lad’ Maxwell enjoyed Holi. Watson, however, announced his retirement

# Pakistan, amid reports of rift, are not in a happy place. As Daksh Panwar writes, there is a bad mood rising

# India would closely follow this game because Pakistan’s win would make the equation for India and Australia very very interesting

# Exciting contest on the cards in Mohali. Wondering who qualifies and how, at this stage of the tournament? We have simplified it for you. READ HERE


The build-up

Strugglers slugfest on the cards in Mohali

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Even at the best of times, Pakistan are a divided camp. If you needed a proof of that, Shoaib Malik gave it on Thursday. “In the 2009 (Pakistani) team (that won the WorldT20 in England), six of us were not talking during the World Cup, but still we won. When you lose, a lot of people start talking this should have happened or that should not have not happened. But, in 2009 it was so obvious, six of us were not talking,” Malik revealed at the press conference at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium.

We have to play better: Steve Smith

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Australia will have to play better cricket than what they have managed to do so far in the World T20 to have a shot at reaching the semifinals, captain Steve Smith said on Thursday.

There is bad mood rising in the Pakistan camp

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It’s a mood story: A bad mood story.

Waqar Younis’s tone at the press conference after the 22-run loss to New Zealand at the PCA Stadium late on Monday, wasn’t as much sarcastic as it was bilious. To a more detached mind, it might have felt a bit of an over-reaction given that the loss, Pakistan’s second in the tournament, hasn’t completely shut the door on them.

There is no groupism in the team: Shehzad

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Pakistan’s experienced opener, Ahmed Shehzad has squashed speculations of groupism in the team, saying he didn’t under-performed deliberately during the World Twenty20 match against New Zealand to undermine skipper Shahid Afridi.