ICC World Twenty20 2010 2nd Semi Final - Australia Vs Pakistan Match Review & Analysis

Wow...wat a match it was...Oz..Oz..Oz...

The dependable Michael Hussey ala Mr. Cricket once again does it for Australia which makes them to the Final of the T20 World Cup 2010 for the first time in 3 years...

Australia were down & out after their bowling which was really below mark & even their fielding apart from some good catches by David Warner....But full marks for Pakistan to come out all guns blazing against the best bowling attack of the tournament..Kamran Akmal was brilliant & so was his brother Umar Akmal...his sizes in the last few overs were superb that too against the likes of Dirk Nannes & Mitchell Johnson...

191 in 20 overs, Pakistan would have thought they can win it from here definitely even with a formidabble Australian batting lineup...The commentators specially Ian Chappel reminded that Pakistan who had nothing to show in the last Australian Summer where they didn't won a single match, have peaked at the right time & can definitely win the match...

Australian chase started badly with losing Warner for 0 in the first over & Watson followed soon...& they were 62/4 in the 9th over...but Cameroon White started to hit the big shots which opened up a slight window for Austarlia...but with wickets falling at the other end & the mammoth total it looked difficult but White was brilliant with 31-ball 43 with 5 massive sixes....& with Micheal Hussey on the crease....& hitting nicely...

With White gone in the 16th over & Smith in the 17th, Australia needed 48 runs off the last 3 overs...& Michael Hussey was the man....He took 14 runs of that over with Aus needing 34 from the last 2. Hussey faced the enitire 19th over & got 16 runs with 2 boundaries....& it was all left to Ajmal to stop Aus & Hussey from getting 18 runs off the last over....With Johnson on strike, Pakistan thought they can get in a few deliveries but Johnson gave the strike to Hussey off the first ball....& after that Hussey needed just 4 balls to get the required 17 runs coz wat he did was ...6..6..4..6..game set & match...Australia win a thriller....

Waqar Younis the Pakistan coach couldn't believe it...he looked really shattered....& so was Afridi & the whole Pakistan side...

Michael Clarke was all praise for Michael Hussey saying that it was an amazingly freaking performance...Like Hussey, he too cannot believe that they have won the match...

Hats off to Michael Hussey....What a player....And as an Australian would say...Cheers Mate...

Watch the highlights of this match at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58blvd90w8w

 ICC World Twenty20 2010 2nd Semi Final - Australia Vs Pakistan Highlights Video

Michael Hussey is ecstatic after completing a miracle chase, Australia v Pakistan, 2nd semi-final, ICC World Twenty20, St Lucia, May 14, 2010 
 
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Michael Hussey is ecstatic after completing a miracle chase

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