World Cup 2015: Australia enters into semi-final clash with India, beat Pakistan

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| Friday, March 20, 2015 - 19:12
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World Cup 2015

The third cricket World Cup quarter-final at the Adelaide Oval today between the host Australia and unpredictable Pakistan witnessed interesting smashes. The host team has made a clear victory with six wickets to enter the World Cup semi-finals.

The pressure of expectations was high on Michael Clarke’s men as they played against the rising Pakistan.

Brief Scores:  

Pakistan: 213 all out in 49.5 overs
Australia: 216/4 in 33.5 overs

Here is the scoreboard:

4:16 PM (IST): Australia wins the match with 216 for 4. 

Watson 64* 

Maxwell 44*

4:14 PM (IST): Without much trouble, Watson and Maxwell ended things at a rapid speed as the hosts went past the total of 213 of Pakistan.

4:03 PM (IST): Australia 193 for 4.

4:02 PM (IST): Maxwell follows a four with a six.

3:53 PM (IST): FOUR! Watson hits the boundary. 

3:40 PM (IST): Fabulous shot by Maxwell.

3:35 PM (IST): As Maxwell comes to the pitch now, we are expected to see one of the two conditions; either an early finish to the match, or an interesting innings with Maxwell making an early exit.

3:34 PM (IST): WICKET! Ehasan takes on Smith.

:25 PM (IST): It seems that if Pakistan is not able to break this partnership, the game will end within no time.

3:11 PM (IST): FOUR! Beautiful boundary hit by Watson.

3:09 PM (IST): FOUR! With another boundary, Smith boasts his third consecutive half century. 

3:04 PM (IST): FOUR! Another boundary by Watson! 

3:00 PM (IST): Australia 98 for 3.

2:50 PM (IST): FOUR! No mistake this time and Watson hits the boundary.

2:45 PM (IST): Watson survives as Pakistan drops one of the easiest catches. 

2:40 PM (IST): Shahid Afridi turns expensive for the team. After 16 Overs, Australia at 83 for 3 wickets.

2:45 PM (IST): Watson survives as Pakistan drops one of the easiest catches. 

2:40 PM (IST): Shahid Afridi turns expensive for the team. After 16 Overs, Australia at 83 for 3 wickets.

2:20 PM (IST): FOUR! Smith smashes a much needed boundary.

2:18 PM (IST): The third quarter final between Australia and Pakistan has certainly come alive as Pakistan fans are all pumped up with high hopes and expectations.

2:15 PM (IST): WICKET! Unbelievable it is for Australia! Riaz increases hope for Pakistan again as he takes the wicket of Australia skipper Clarke.

2:08 PM (IST): WICKET! Another shock for Australia! Warner departs as Riaz traps the big fish.

1:53 PM (IST): After 6 overs, Australia at 35 for 1.

1:34 PM (IST): WICKET! Pakistan in hope gets its first wicket. Sohail Khan strikes for Pakistan, Finch trapped!

1:24 PM (IST): Both the openers come in middle, Warner takes the first strike. Sohail Khan delivers the new ball.

12:39 PM (IST): Faulkner by taking the last wicket of Ehsan Adil brings an end to the Pakistan’s innings at 213.

12:38 PM (IST): FOUR! Ehsan hits a four!

12:37 PM (IST): After 49 Overs, Pakistan at 206 for 9

12:19 PM (IST): WICKET! Sohal Khan departs from the pitch as Hazlewood picks up his fourth wicket.

12:15 PM (IST): With 18 wickets, Starc goes past Shami (17) to become the highest wicket-taker in the tournament.

12:11 PM (IST): WICKET! Starc up another one with Riaz.

12:09 PM (IST): Maiden Over!

12:08 PM (IST): WICKET! While Maqsoos tried to break the shackles, he made a room and tried to find the gap at cover point but unfortunately finds Johnson there.

12:02 PM (IST): FOUR: Riaz delivers an extraordinary shot.

11:40 AM (IST): In 35 overs, Pakistan moving slow at 161 for 6

11:37 AM (IST): WICKET! Hosts Australia takes a big wicket! Shahid Afridi departs. 

11:28 AM (IST): 150 up for Pakistan.

11:26 AM (IST): SIX! Afridi smashes up a big one!

11:24 AM (IST): FOUR! Maqsood takes on Hazlewood

11:16 AM (IST): FOUR! Without wasting any time, Afridi delivers two consecutive boundaries.

10:34 AM (IST): Faulkner bowls his first over of the inning. 

10:32 AM (IST): Haris Sohail barely survives as he goes for a big one and gets an outside edge, but the ball in favour of Sohail’s luck falls in no man’s land.

10:23 AM (IST): After 16 Overs, Pakistan at 65 for 2

Haris Sohail* 21 (30)

Misbah-ul-Haq*21 (37)

10:13 AM (IST): Maxwell from the host team comes on to the attack and Misbah wastes no time in parking him into the stands. Six runs!

10:02 AM (IST): Partnership: 20 off 39 balls (Haris & Misbah).

09:55 AM (IST): After 10 Overs, Pakistan at 37 for 2.

Haris - 7*

Misbah - 9*        

WICKETS: Sarfraz - 10, Shehzad - 5

09:35 AM (IST): Unbelievable strike! The ball hits the stumps but the bails do not come off. Truly, Cricket especially during the World Cup is a game of surprises. 

09:31 AM (IST): WICKET! Shehzad goes out from the scene.

09:29 AM (IST): FOUR! What certainly is a good way to begin an inning, in the first ball, Haris Sohail clubs it through covers.

09:27 AM (IST): WICKET! Starc in another magnificent job takes on Safraz. Watson takes an excellent catch diving to his right.

09:25 AM (IST): FOUR: Safraz delivers the first boundary of the bat.

09:19 AM (IST): In 3 Overs, Pakistan at 12 for 0.

09:08 AM (IST): Both the openers Ahmed Shehzad and Sarfaraz Ahmed are in the middle. Starc gives the new ball.

08:38 AM (IST): Pakistan won the toss and chose to bat first.

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