And it’s done! PAKISTAN won by 4 wickets – amazing. Bad day for Australia. Final scores PAK 178/6 in 41 overs and AUS 176/10 in 46.4 overs.
They definitely need to clear up their heads – two overs with basically no outcome. PAK 156/6 in 37 overs
PAK 154/6 in 35 overs still needing 23 runs in 15 overs – this will end fast.
And another one down, quickly. Pakistan have lost their sixth wicket! Afridi came in to go out. PAK 142/6 in 32.5 overs. Abdul Razzaq is in next. And 35 runs to go.
Shafiq is out – Pakistani see their fifth wicket down, but only need 37 runs to win. They can make it, unless someone, up there, loves Australia more. PAK 140/5 in 32.2 overs Shahid Afridi comes in to bat.
PAK 138/4 in 31.4 overs still need 39 runs in 18.2 overs to win
PAK 117/4 in 25.5 overs – it looks like they are gonna win.
PAK 72/2 in 17 overs
And the first wicket is down! PAK 12/1 in 2.4 overs That was fast.
And we are back for the chase with PAK 8/0 in 1.2 overs already! Visit Yahoo! Cricket for live scores.
OUT! Australia have been bowled out for the first time in their last 28 WC innings! They were last dismissed in the 1999 edition against South Africa! Innings break.
And quickly one more down! AUS 147/7 in 38.4 overs – Pakistan are ecstatic!
Six down! Martyn’s tweet makes it even more worst for the Aussies: “Come on Aussies fight hard post a decent score put the pressure on them batting second”
Australia are five down! AUS 140/5 in 36 overs
Australia four wickets down AUS 131/4 in 33.1 overs
So far so good: AUS 64/1 in 14 overs
Australia won the toss & elected to bat – and the game is on.
Oh, how you all want it, don’t you? Well, this is it, ladies and gents, get ready: one of the most powerful games of the ICC World Cup 2011 is about to begin: Australia vs. Pakistan are meeting today at the R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo – a historic match no one wants to miss out. Stay with us for live cricket scores, updates and more.
We’ll be following this as eager as anyone else, and perhaps more… despite the fact that none of the two favorites are Europeans. (Hello?! We are based in Germany!) So who do you think is gonna win? Both teams are as strong, as determined… Pakistan perhaps worthier, but they’ll have to prove it, and they’ll also have to be prepared against Rick Ponting’s team:
“We really do start to feel that the tournament is kicking off now. We’ve had our games along the way and the other big game we had in our pool matches was the game against Sri Lanka, which was washed out, unfortunately. We’ve been really excited about playing this game against Pakistan for quite a while.”
Oops! Pakistan, better beware. In the meanwhile, De Ghuma Ke!
For our readers who want to watch the game online, here are a few websites providing live streaming, live scorecards and updates: ESPNstar.asia (live streaming available only in Asian countries), Crictime.com (site for live streaming, broadcasting on four different servers) and ESPN3.com (ideal for US viewers). Willow TV is also an official online broadcaster in the United States. Our most recent feed came via a very nice mail from someone who created a nice feed here called CricZero. Fans in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland can watch the game via BSkyB. A complete list of 2011 Cricket World Cup broadcasting rights can be found via Wikipedia, or at Yahoo! Sports, in *pdf format.
Feature image: Ricky Ponting – one of Australia’s finest cricketers in the modern era.
Australia: Ricky Ponting (capt), Shane Watson, Brad Haddin, Michael Clarke, Michael Hussey, David Hussey, Cameron White, Tim Paine, Steve Smith, John Hastings, Mitchell Johnson, Jason Krejza, Brett Lee, Shaun Tait, Callum Ferguson.
Pakistan: Shahid Afridi (capt), Misbah-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hafeez, Kamran Akmal, Younis Khan, Asad Shafiq, Umar Akmal, Abdul Razzaq, Abdur Rehman, Saeed Ajmal, Shoaib Akhtar, Umar Gul, Wahab Riaz, Junaid Khan, Ahmed Shahzad.