- Australia win by 21 runs
- Pakistan out of the ICC T20 World Cup
- Australia 193/4 in 20 overs
- Pakistan 172 for 8 in 20 overs
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Pakistan captain Shahid Afrid on his future
"First of all, I want to congratulate Australia. Honestly, we were not good enough. The last four overs, we gave 40 runs. When I go back home, in the first 4-5 days I will make the decision[on the retirement]. I will announce it in my country. Whatever is better for the country, I will go with that.
"I will see my form. There is pressure, media pressure. As a player, I am fit. As a captain, I am not fit. I have enjoyed my captaincy. The team management, selection committee, and Shahryar Khan have helped me out. I want to thank people from Calcutta. I thank people who came and supported us from Pakistan and Kashmir. Thanks to the BCCI."
Australia captain Steven Smith
It all came together. We have not played to potential in the [first] two games. Today was quite a clinical performance. Yeah, I thought Warner was hitting well. He needed to face more balls. Finchy looked good for a start. Zampa has bowled beautifully. He reads the batsmen well, and is really smart, which is great for Australia. Tomorrow will be about resting, we will be back in two days.
Man of the Match, James Faulkner
"I was lucky there at the end. More importantly, we are back on track. We have played well all summer back home. We showed what we can do with the bat. Looking forward to the next game against India, who are a tough opponent at home. We should be up for the challenge."
Australia win by 21 runs and they have registered a victory by eliminating Pakistan out of the ICC T20 World Cup 2016.
Pakistan out of the ICC T20 World Cup 2016 after their defeat to Australia in Group 2 fixture.
Over 20 : Pakistan 172 for 8: Shoaib Malik 40 (20), Mohammad Sami 4 (2)
And that is it. Shahid Afridi has his head in his hands. Pakistan are out of the ICC World t20. Australia live to see another day and the match between the Aussies and India will decide who will progress into the next round.
WICKET!!! Wahab Riaz c Hazlewood b Faulkner 0
WICKET!!! Sarfraz Ahmed c Khawaja b Faulkner 2
Over 19: Pakistan 164 for 6: Shoaib Malik 25 (14), Sarfraz Ahmed 0 (0)
Shoaib Malik is back on strike and that is one meaty blow for SIX!! before a brilliant shot for FOUR!! But this is a little too late for the heroics with 30 required from the last over.
Over 18: Pakistan 150 for 6: Shoaib Malik 25 (14), Khalid Latif 0 (0)
Only five of the over but it is all but curtains for Pakistan. Two wickets from the over by Faulkner and it looks a very tall order unless Shoaib Malik can pull something out of his magic hat.
WICKET!!! Imad Wasim c Coulter-Nile b Faulkner 0
WICKET!!!! Latif b Faulkner 46
Over 17: Pakistan 145 for 4: Shoaib Malik 21 (11), Khalid Latif 45 (39)
Another 10 from this over. But it still may not be enough gor Pakistan who need 49 from the last 18 balls. Shoaib Malik is having a blinder.
Over 16: Pakistan 135 for 4: Shoaib Malik 13 (7), Khalid Latif 43 (37)
A SIX!! and four singles from the over marked an end to another productive over for Pakistan. However, they have to step it up in the last four to get near the Australian total, which still looms large.
Over 15: Pakistan 125 for 4: Shoaib Malik 5 (3), Khalid Latif 41 (34)
Hazlewood replaces Coulter-Nile in the bowling attack. Latif gets a double after he he places to deep cover. FOUR...!!! This time Latif finds the gap through extra cover for a boundary. It is followed by a single.
Malik cuts it to deep backward points and gets a double. Well bowled by Hazlewood results in a single off the fourth ball. Latif ends the over with a single.
Over 14: Pakistan 114 for 4: Shoaib Malik 2 (2), Khalid Latif 33 (30)
Zampa replaced Maxwell. SIX...!!! Afridi goes big and walks down the ground to smash it straight over the bowlers head for a massive six. Zampa looks Afridi walking down the ground and bowls a quicker delivery, which beats Afridi, resulting in an easy stumping.
Shoaib Malik is the new man in the middle and is on strike. Gets off the mark with a single towards midwicket. It is followed by two more single, followed by one more single from Latif to end the over.
WICKET...!!! Shahid Afridi 14 (7) st Nevill b Zampa
Over 13: Pakistan 104 for 3: Shahid Afridi 8 (5), Khalid Latif 31 (28)
Coulter-Nile replaces Zampa with the ball. FOUR...!!! Latif picks up the length delivery and slogs it over the midwicket fielder for a boundary. A slow straight drive results a single.
A dot ball and a top edge hook shot from Afridi results in the ball landing in no man's land, resulting in a single on the on-side. That brings Pakistan's 100. FOUR...!!! Latif smashes it over midwicket once again and gets a boundary, followed by a dot ball to end the over.
Over 12: Pakistan 94 for 3: Shahid Afridi 7 (3), Khalid Latif 22 (24)
Maxwell continues with the ball. Latif looks for a reverse sweep and fails to do it, resulting in no run. It is followed by two more dot balls. Make it four dot balls now. Latif gets a single off the fifth ball. Afridi on strike and SIX...!!! he smashes the last ball behind long on and gets a maximum.
Over 11: Pakistan 87 for 3: Shahid Afridi 1 (2), Khalid Latif 21 (19)
Adam Zampa comes back into the attack. FOUR...!!! Akmal's catch is dropped by the fielder at deep midwicket. The replay showed the ball bounced in front of Maxwell and takes a deflection and goes to the boundary. It is followed by a couple.
WICKET...!!! Zampa gets a break through as Umar Akmal's bowled, which breaks the partnership. Shahid Afridi walks in the middle and gets off the mark with a single off the second ball. Latif ends the over with a single.
WICKET...!!! Umar Akmal 32 (20) b Adam Zampa
Over 10: Pakistan 73 for 2: Umar Akmal 26 (17), Khalid Latif 20 (18)
Six singles taken from the six balls. 115 required from 60 balls for Pakistan.