Australia vs Pakistan 40th Match ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Highlights

Cricket Highlights - Australia vs Pakistan 40th Match ICC Cricket World Cup 2011

Watch the highlights of Australia vs Pakistan 40th Match ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 - ICC Cricket World Cup tournament of the Group A 40th ODI match played between Pakistan and Australia at Colombo (RPS) in 19th March 2011.

Fighting knock from Asad Shafiq and Umar Akmal after a pace bowling attack helped to Pakistan impressive four-wicket victory over Australia in the low-scoring game of the World Cup Group A match.

* Australia's defeat ends a 34-match World Cup streak without a loss. During this period, which they started on 27th May 1999 to 19th March 2011 they have won 32 matches, while one was tied and one was a no-result.

* The scoring patterns of the two teams were distinctly different in this match: Australia took 89 singles, 13 twos, and struck ten fours; Pakistan took 59 singles, eight twos, but struck 21 fours, more than twice the number that Australia managed.

* Since September 2010, Shahid Afridi has been dismissed 21 times in 341 balls, at an average of 16.24 balls per dismissal.

Brett Lee's figures of 4 for 28 are his best against Pakistan. In 21 ODIs against Pakistan, he has taken 38 wickets at average-of-wicket 23.18.

* In his last 12 ODI innings, Ricky Ponting has scored 289 runs at an average of 24.08, with only one half-century.

Australia scored modest total of 176 for all-out in 46.4 overs with top scorer by Brad Haddin struck 42 off 80-balls including 3-fours and a six, Michael Clarke cracked a 34 off 48-balls included two boundaries, Steve Smith scored 25 and Ricky Ponting 19.

Pakistan best bowler by Umar Gul picked up 3-wickets, Abdul Razzaq takes two-wickets for 8-runs in 4-overs, Mohammad Hafeez, Shahid Afridi, Abdur Rehman and Wahab Riaz each took one-wickets.

Pakistan chased 178-6 in 41-overs with top scorer by Asad Shafiq struck 46 off consuming 81 deliveries including five boundaries, Umar Akmal 44 not out, Younis Khan scored 31, Kamran Akmal 23 and Abdul Razzaq cracked a unbeaten 20 off 24-balls.

Australia best bowler by Brett Lee claimed 4-wicket haul for 28-runs in 8-overs, Mitchell Johnson and Jason Krejza each took one-wickets.

Umar Akmal named Player of the match for his match-winning unbeaten 44-runs knocked off facing 59-balls including four-fours and a six.