• Australia defeat Pakistan by 6 wickets
  • Australia face India in the semifinal
  • Pakistan 213/10 from 49.5 overs
  • Haris Sohail 41/ Hazlewood 4/35
  • Australia 216/4 from 33.5 overs
  • Smith 65/ Wahab Riaz 2/54
Josh Hazlewood
Josh Hazlewood was the star bowler picking 4 wickets during the 2015 Cricket World Cup quarter-final match between Australia and Pakistan. [Getty]

Thanks for joining us for our live blog between Australia v Pakistan. Hope you enjoyed our cover today. We will be back once again tomorrow for the 4th quarter final between New Zealand v West Indies. Good bye for now.


So far South Africa, India and Australia have qualified for the semi final of the 2015 ICC World Cup. New Zealand take on West Indies in the fourth quarter final of this tournament. Read IBTimes UK's preview of the match by clicking here. Also get the betting odds, prediction and also team news for tomorrow's match.


Michael Clarke

"Extremely happy, a really close game in the end. The bowlers did a fantastic job, our fielding was excellent, but Wahab came out and really put us under pressure, one of the fastest spells I've seen in a long time.

"Watson toughed it out, Steven Smith looked fantastic. If they catch Watto at fine leg it could have been a lot tighter, credit to sticking in there. Wahab pushed us really hard. We look forward to another really tough contest [against India], we'll have to bat a lot better.

"No different to another game playing for Australia. Spoken about not putting the World Cup on a pedestal, so preparation as always, every time you want to do your best, play another great game for Australia."



Obviously disappointing, credit to Australia, they really deserved it, they bowled really well. [batting underperformed] I think so, at one stage 270-80 was on but we kept losing wickets and some of the batting shot selection really cost us.

[Wahab] He bowled his heart out, he's been a totally different bowler throughout this tournament, I've never seen spells like that. [Pleased overall] With the bowling and the way the team came back and won four games in a row.


Read IBTimes UK's match report of quarter final clash between Australia v Pakistan by Clicking Here.


The moment Australia qualified for the 2015 ICC World Cup semi final.



Australia have never lost a World Cup semi final and they will face India, who are undefeated in this World Cup.


Australian batsman Shane Watson celebrates after scoring the winning runs during the 2015 Cricket World Cup quarter-final match against Pakistan.

Shane Watson
Australian batsman Shane Watson celebrates after scoring the winning runs during the 2015 Cricket World Cup quarter-final match against Pakistan. [Getty]


The dates are set for the semifinal clash between Australia and India.


This will be the last World Cup for Shahid Afridi and Misbah-ul-Haq and they will have a quiet send off.


Josh Hazlewood after winning man of the match

Great day, I've been bowling well all week so good to put in a performance. Happy to get a game today and happy with the result. Keeping them to 213 was perfect for us and the boys did a good job with the bat. We're firing on all aspects, it's been a good tournament and we're going well.


Match Summary


Josh Hazlewood is named Man of the Math for his bowling figures of 4/35.


Australia defeat Pakistan by six wickets to seal a place in the semifinal against India.


Over 34: Australia 216 for 4: Shane Watson 66 (66), Glen Maxwell 44 (29)

Sohail Khan continues Maxwell takes a double off the first ball. SIX, Maxwell sends it to the stands on the off side. A single form Maxwell and Watson finishes it off in a style with a boundary on the off side.


Over 33: Australia 203 for 4: Shane Watson 60 (64), Glen Maxwell 35 (26)

Wahab Riaz continues to Watson and starts the over with a dot ball. SIX, he then smashes over deep midwicket for a flat six. FOUR, Watson flicks it just past the keeper for a boundary. That brings AUSTRALIA's 200.


Over 32: Australia 193 for 4: Shane Watson 50 (58), Glen Maxwell 35 (26)

Ehsan Adil continues and Watson takes a single off the first ball. WATSON's 50. Three more dot balls and FOUR, Maxwell smashes it over the top for a boundary towards extra cover. SIX, Maxwell pulls it towards leg side and the ball goes to the stands behind the fine leg to end the over.


Over 31: Australia 182 for 4: Shane Watson 49 (57), Glen Maxwell 25 (21)

Wahab Riaz continues to attack and Maxwell is on strike. FOUR, he works it on the on side towards deep midwicket boundary. FOUR, a walk away cut shot without looking at the ball and the ball races to the backward point towards the boundary.

A short one and this time it hits his gloves and gets a single. A single to Watson and he moves on to 99. A wide is followed by a couple through the covers to end the over.


Over 30: Australia 169 for 4: Shane Watson 48 (56), Glen Maxwell 14 (16)

Ehsan Adil is come back into the attack after changing the ends. Starts with three dot balls. FOUR, short delivery and Maxwell pulls it towards deep midwicket boundary. A misfield helps Maxwell take a single. FOUR, Watson times it very well through the gap to deep cover boundary off the last ball.


Over 29: Australia 160 for 4: Shane Watson 44 (55), Glen Maxwell 9 (11)

Wahab Riaz is brought back into the attack. Watson is on strike and he gets off the strike with a single. DROPPED, Maxwell comes down the ground and the ball goes to third man and Sohail Khan puts another catch down. He gets a double That's two drop catches so far in this innings.

A wide on the leg side is followed by a single. Watson is on strike and he takes a single to square leg. A quick single to end the over.


Over 28: Australia 153 for 4: Shane Watson 42 (53), Glen Maxwell 5 (7)

Rahat Ali comes back into the attack. Maxwell is on strike and he has two slips in place. Starts the over with two dot balls. Maxwell hits the bat to the ground and Pakistan players appeal. Umpire is not interested and Pakistan decide against taking the review. FOUR, Maxwell's straight cover drive down the ground towards long off boundary helps AUSTRALIA reach 150.