Live Streaming: Pakistan vs Australia T20 Super Eight
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Match between Australia vs Pakistan will be played at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo at 15:30 Local Time onwards. This would be the 23rd T20 match of T20 World Cup 2012 Series.
The match is schedule to be played on Oct 2, 2012 - 15:30 Local Time (10:00 GMT).
Australia would take on Pakistan in the 23rd T20 match of the T20 World Cup tournament.
The match will be hosted at Colombo. Schedule time for T20 match is 15:30 Local Time (10:00 GMT).
The match of PAK vs AUS is schedule to be played in the month of October 2012.
The schedule match between AUS vs PAK would be Day/Night and will be played under flood light condition at Colombo.
They took the New Zealand spirit, trampled on it, and handed over the broken pieces along with their boarding passes. The team that provided the most entertainment in the Super Eights, with two ties, lost both the Super Overs to end up with zero points. West Indies stayed alive, and were not leaving the ground anytime soon. They were done with their celebratory dances, and were now hoping for Sri Lanka to beat England and help them through to the semi-final.
There was no way New Zealand should have lost this, though. Not in regulation time, not in extra time. It was a day for heroes and villains, and they were often the same men. The same Tim Southee that foxed Chris Gayle and went for 3 for 21 in regulation time failed to defend 16 runs in the Super Over. The same Sunil Narine who bowled overs 17 and 19 for five runs and two wickets to keep the match alive fielded appallingly, most noticeably in the final over, allowing Ross Taylor to retain the strike, and force the tie.
What of Taylor, though? He didn't deserve to be on the losing side. He braved that inexplicable pressure his team-mates found themselves under, 127kmph darts from Marlon Samuels delivered from two steps, managed a six each in both the final over and the Super Over, posted his highest Twenty20 score as captain, and yet found himself at loss to explain what just happened to New Zealand.
Let's start with the early heroes then. Gayle was the first one, racing to 30 off 13, taking West Indies to 60 inside the Powerplay. Taylor then made his first good move, an admission that he had erred in the previous game. Doug Bracewell, who was bowled only after the match was practically lost against England, got the new ball, and got Johnson Charles and the promoted Andre Russell out in his first two overs.
For Southee, life was full of possibilities at this time. To the marauding Gayle he rolled his fingers on a short-of-a-length delivery, getting it to cut away, squaring Gayle up, taking the edge that kicked off wild celebrations, which have become the norm whenever teams dismiss Gayle before he has beaten them into submission.
Now New Zealand applied the choke hold through the spin combination of Ronnie Hira and Nathan McCullum. Even though they changed the ball just before Hira came on, a ball so new New Zealand were not happy with it, the spinners bowled eight straight overs for 43 runs and three wickets. Nathan McCullum was going to have his due villainous turn later.
Playing Darren Bravo - 16 off 21 - in place of the injured Dwayne, West Indies failed to kick on, scoring 79 for 8 in their last 13.3 overs. It was New Zealand's game to lose now. And how they lost it.
The signs were there at the start. Rob Nicol played a horrible shot moving all the way across to Ravi Rampaul: 8 for 1. Brendon McCullum then played Samuel Badree, renowned for his non-turning legbreaks, for the turn and was bowled: 41 for 2. Martin Guptill - 21 off 27 - cut a long hop straight to point: 52 for 3. James Franklin and Taylor, though, soothed the nerves, with a chipped couple here, a placed four there. When Gayle's villanous turn arrived, a 15-run 12th over, it seemed West Indies had got it all horribly wrong.
Narine, their attacking option, had bowled just one over, and New Zealand needed only a further 62 runs. Narine himself must have been under pressure after his numerous misfields. He even bowled a no-ball - also a wide - in the 13th, but he and Gayle were both about to play heroes. Off the last ball of that over, Narine induced an edge from Franklin with a carrom ball, and Gayle plucked a stunner at slip.
Taylor, though, had the chase under control. He had calculated it: he knew West Indies had two overs left from non-specialist bowlers. One of them, from Sammy, he looted for 14, bringing the equation down to 27 off 24. Narine, though, had two overs left.