ICC World Twenty20: Australia vs Pakistan - As it happened...

Smith scored an unbeaten fifty, while Faulkner bagged a five-wicket haul.

By Dattaraj Thaly | Last Updated: Mar 25, 2016, 18:42 PM IST
ICC World Twenty20: Australia vs Pakistan - As it happened...

New Delhi: Pakistan crashed out of the 2016 World Twenty after being outplayed by Australia in Mohali.

Pakistan innings

Over 20 | Score 172/8

That's it. Faulkner conceded only 8 runs in the final over. Australia win by 21 runs. Pakistan crash out of World Twenty20.

Wahab Riaz c Hazlewood b Faulkner 0 (1b)

Sarfraz Ahmed c Khawaja b Faulkner 2 (3b)


Over 19 | Score 164/6

Coulter-Nile bowled the penultimate over. Malik kept Pakistan in the game, scoring 10 runs off the last two balls of that over. 30 needed off 6!


Over 18 | Score 150/6

Faulkner bowled the eighteenth over. Two successive scalps for the all-rounder virtually sealed the deal for Australia. Good effort from Latif nonetheless.

Imad Wasim c Coulter-Nile b Faulkner 0 (1b)

Khalid Latif b Faulkner 46 (41b)


Over 17 | Score 145/4

Watson bowled the seventeenth over. Malik top-edged the short and wide ball over the keeper's head for a four.


Over 16 | Score 135/4

Zampa bowled the sixteenth over. Malik came down the track and struck the ball cleanly over long-off for a six. Ten runs came off that over.


Over 15 | Score 125/4

Hazlewood bowled the fifteenth over. Latif hit the pacer's wide delivery over cover for a much-needed boundary.


Over 14 | Score 114/4

Zampa bowled the fourteenth over. After being hit for six off his first ball, the leg-spinner had Afirdi stumped. Shoaib Malik is the new man in.

Shahid Afridi st Nevill b Zampa 14 (7b)


Over 13 | Score 104/3

Coulter-Nile bowled the thirteenth over. Latif scored two boundaries off the pacer's third. Coulter-Nile has been disappointing from an Australian point-of-view.


Over 12 | Score 94/3

Maxwell bowled the twelfth over. Afridi smacked the last ball of his over for a six over long-on.


Over 11 | Score 87/3

Zampa bowled the eleventh over. Akmal missed his sweep shot and the leg-spinner hit the stumps. Big wicket for the Aussies. In walks Afridi!

Umar Akmal b Zampa 32 (20b)


Over 10 | Score 79/2

Maxwell bowled the tenth over. Pakistani batsmen scored six singles off the part-timer.


Over 9 | Score 73/2

Faulkner bowled the ninth over. Latif cleared his front leg and clobbered the ball over long-on for a six. Faulkner's delivery was right and the in slot and the right-hander made no mistake.


Over 8 | Score 62/2

Adam Zampa bowled the eighth over. Tidy first over from the leg-spinner, conceding only 4 runs.


Over 7 | Score 58/2

Shane Watson bowled the seventh over. Big over for Pakistan that, as Akmal went after the Aussie all-rounder. Two fours and a six!


Over 6 | Score 40/2

James Faulkner bowled the sixth over. Sharjeel welcomed him with a short-arm pull to the square-leg boundary. But the Australian all-rounder earned his revenge two balls later, as the left-hander dragged the delivery on to his stumps. Umar Akmal is the new man in for Pakistan.

Sharjeel Khan b Faulkner 30 (19b)


Over 5 | Score 36/1

Hazlewood bowled his third over. Khalid Latif slapped the third ball down the ground for a boundary.


Over 4 | Score 30/1

Coulter-Nile bowled the fourth over. Sharjeel got in position early and cracked the third ball to the cow corner boundary. Superb hitting from the left-hander.


Over 3 | Score 21/1

Hazlewood bowled the third over. Loss of concentration cost Shehzad his wicket. The right-hander's attempted slog finds Coulter-Nile at mid-on. There was no need to play that stroke especially since Sharjeel had already scored a boundary in that over.

Ahmed Shehzad c Coulter-Nile b Hazlewood 1 (6b)


Over 2 | Score 14/0

Nathan Coulter-Nile bowled the second over. Sharjeel went after the pacer, hitting three fours in that over.


Over 1 | Score 2/0

Josh Hazlewood bowled the first over. Superb start for Australia, as the pacer hit the right lengths with his first six deliveries.



Australia innings

Over 20 | Score 193/4

Amir bowled the last over. 14 runs came off it. Australians finish with 193/4 thanks to super knocks from Smith and Watson.


Over 19 | Score 179/4

Wahab bowled the penultimate over of the Aussie innings. Watson tonked the left-armer's full toss over extra cover four a four.

Smith took guard outside off-stump and picked Wahab's yoker away over midwicket. Audacious!


Over 18 | Score 167/4

Sami bowled the eighteenth over. Smith picked up two runs to get to his fifty. Superb knock by the skipper.

Watson clobbered the pacer's full delivery inside out over extra cover for a six. Smith then got on the act, piercing the ball past backward point. for a four.


Over 17 | Score 152/4

Amir bowled the seventeenth over. Big one for Australia, as 17 runs came off it. Watson hit the left-arm pacer for two boundaries and a six. Clinical hitting from Watto!


Over 16 | Score 135/4

Wahab bowled the sixteenth over. Watson scored his first four of the match with an excellent pull shot between deep square and deep fine.


Over 15 | Score 127/4

Afridi bowled the fifteenth over. Excellent over from the skipper, giving away just three runs.


Over 14 | Score 124/4

Wasim bowled the fourteenth over. Maxwell tried to hit the fourth ball for a six over long-on. But the ball didn't have distance on it and Shehzad completed a good catch.

G Maxwell c Ahmed Shehzad b Imad Wasim 30 (18b)


Over 13 | Score 112/3

Sami bowled the thirteenth over. After Smith's fortuitous boundary off the first ball, Maxwell went after Sami towards the end of the over.

The right-hander pulled the fifth  ball in front of square for a four and concluded the over with a massive six over long-on.


Over 12 | Score 95/3

Wasim bowled the 12th over. Another solid over from the spinner. Only five came off it.


Over 11 | Score 90/3

Afridi bowled the eleventh over. Maxwell attacked the left-hander, picking up two boundaries. The Big Show is in the house!


Over 10 | Score 77/3

Wasim bowled the tenth over. clearly the Aussies have adopted a cautious approach against the Pakistan spinner. Seven came off it.


Over 9 | Score 70/3

Afridi bowled the ninth over. Another tidy over from Pakistan skipper. Just 6 runs came off it.


Over 8 | Score 64/3

Imad Wasim bowled the 8th over. His arm ball beat Finch's defences and hit the middle stump. All three Aussie batsmen have been bowled so far.

Smith played a lovely sweep shot, beating fine leg's to pick up another four.

A Finch b Imad Wasim 15 (16b)


Over 7 | Score 57/2

Shahid Afridi bowled the seventh over. Solid start from the leg-spinner, conceding just five runs.


Over 6 | Score 52/2

Wahab Riaz bowled the sixth over. After rattling Khawaja's stumps, he did the same to Warner. Sheer pacer from Wahab!

​Smith, the new man, played to the ball through midwicket region and the Aussies ran four. Poor fielding from Sami.

Four leg byes were added to the batting side as Wahab's leg-side delivery went down to fine leg.

​D Warner b Wahab Riaz 9 (6b)


Over 5 | Score 42/1

Sami bowled the fourth over. After Finch's punch for four over backward point, Warner forced the ball to the right of point for another four.


Over 4 | Score 32/1

Wahab Riaz bowled the fourth over. After his second ball was clobbered by Khawaja for a six over the deep backward square leg fielder, the left-armer yorked the left-hander two balls later. David Warner got off the mark with a boundary off Wahab's last ball.

U Khawaja b Wahab Riaz 21 (16b)


Over 3 | Score 21/0

Amir bowled the third over. Finch punched the fifth ball through the covers. Umar Akmal wins the chase, preventing the ball from crossing the ropes. Aussies ran three.


Over 2 | Score 16/0

Mohammad Sami bowled the second over. Khawaja wasted no time in putting him under pressure with a boundary off the first ball. The left-hander capped off the over with another four off the last ball. Poor fielding from Shoaib Malik in the covers, letting the ball go through under his legs.


Over 1 | Score 5/0

Mohammad Amir got things underway in Mohali. Usman Khawaja earned himself a fortuitous four runs off the fourth ball. The leading edge off the left-hander's bat went through the gap at the off side.


Time for action after both teams sing national anthems of their respective countries. Spine-tingling moment!


Toss and team news

Steve Smith won the toss and opted to bat first.

PAK XI: A Shehzad, S Khan, K Latif, U Akmal, S Malik, S Ahmed, S Afridi, I Wasim, M Amir, Wahab Riaz, M Sami

AUS XI: U Khawaja, A Finch, D Warner, S Smith, S Watson, G Maxwell, J Faulkner, P Nevill, A Zampa, N Coulter-Nile, J Hazlewood


Welcome to our live cricket blog for Match 25 of the 2016 World Twenty20 between Australia and Pakistan at Mohali's Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium. Follow live score and all the latest updates, as we bring you ball-by-ball coverage of this crucial encounter.