England have to face Australia in the Final : Sensational match ends in Australian Victory : Pakistan tried hard but luck was not on their side

Posted: May 15, 2010 in T20 World Cup - 2010 West Indies
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St. Lucia: Australia won the sensational and thrilling match by 3 wickets after beating Pakistan (The Champions of ICC T20 World Cup 2009)

DP Nannes bowled a maiden over in this game providing the 30h occasion of a bowler bowling a maiden over in ICC WT20. He is the third Australian bowler to bowl a maiden over in ICC WT20 – SW Tait vs Bangladesh at Bridgetown on 05.05.10, SPD Smith vs Sri Lanka at Bridgetown on 09.05.10 and DP Nannes vs Pakistan at Gros Islet on 14.05.10. All the three bowlers have bowled a maiden in the ongoing edition of ICC WT20.

Kamran Akmal completed 600 runs in T20I in this game and his aggregate at the end of this game stood at 631. He became the 12th batsman in the history of T20I to aggregate 600 plus runs. The complete list read thus – BB McCullum (1081), KP Pietersen (864), GC Smith (751), DPMD Jayawardene (743), KC Sangakkara (711), TM Dilshan (678), Kamran Akmal (631), G Gambhir (621), ST Jayasuriya (621), CH Gayle (603), Shoaib Malik (603) and DA Warner (600).

Kamran Akmal completed 600 runs as wicket keeper in T20I and his aggregate at the end of the game stood at 610. He is the third wicket keeper batsman to complete 600 plus runs in ICC WT20. The other two are – KC Sangakkara of Sri Lanka (711) and BB McCullum of New Zealand (620).

Kamran Akmal’s 50 in this game represents his fifth fifty in T20I – 59* vs Australia at Dubai on 07.05.09, 57 vs Ireland at The Oval on 15.06.09, 64 vs Australia at Melbourne on 05.02.10, 73 vs Bangladesh at Gros Islet on 01.05.10 and 50 vs Australia at Gros Islet on 14.05.10.

KC Sangakkara (06), BB McCullum (05) and Kamran Akmal (05) are the three wicket keeper batsmen to score five or more fifties in T20I.

Kamran Akmal with his five fifties became the ninth batsman in T20I to register five or more fifties. The complete list read thus – BB McCullum (07), G Gambhir (06). CH Gayle (06), KC Sangakkara (06), TM Dilshan (05), DPMD Jayawardene (05), Kamran Akmal (05), KP Pietersen (05) and Yuvraj Singh (05).

Kamran Akmal’s 50. Umar Akmal’s 56 not out and MEK Hussey’s 60 not out in this game provide the ninth, tenth and eleventh occasion of a batsman scoring a fifty in the semi finals of the ICC WT20. The other occasions are – 59 by Imran Nazir of Pakistan vs New Zealand at Cape Town on 22.09.07, 70 byYuvraj Singh of India vs Australia at Durban on 22.09.07, 62 by ML Hayden of Australia vs India at Durban on 22.09.07, 51 by Shahid Afridi of Pakistan vs South Africa at Nottingham on 18.06.09, 64 by JH Kallis of South Africa vs Pakistan on 18.06.09, 96* by TM Dilshan of Sri Lanka vs West Indies at The Oval on 19.06.09, 63* by CH Gayle of West Indies vs Sri Lanka at The Oval on 19.06.09, 58 by AD Mathews of Sri Lanka vs England at Gros Islet on 13.05.09, 50 by Kamran Akmal of Pakistan vs Australia at Gros Islet on 14.05.09, 56 not out by Umar Akmal of Pakistan vs Austrlia at Gros Islet on 14.05.09 and 60 not out by MEK Hussey of Australia vs Pakistan at Gros Islet on 14.05.09.

Kamran Akmal’s 50 and Umar Akmals’ 56 not out in this game provide the third and fourth occasion of aPakistan batsman scoring a fifty in the semi finals of ICC WT20 – 59 by Imran Nazir of Pakistan vs New Zealand at Cape Town on 22.09.07, 51 by Shahid Afridi of Pakistan vs South Africa at Nottingham on 18.06.09, 50 by Kamran Akmal of Pakistan vs Australia at Gros Islet on 14.05.09 and 56 not out by Umar Akmal of Pakistan vs Austrlaia at Gros Islet on 14.05.09.

MEK Hussey’s 60 not out in this game provide the second occasion of an Australian batsman scoring a fifty in the semi finals of ICC WT20. ML Hayden’s 62 vs India at Durban on 22.09.07 provides the other occasion.

This is the first semi final in ICC WT20 which has witnessed three fifties in a game – Kamran Akmal’s 50 and Umar Akmals’ 56 not out for Pakistan and MEK Hussey’s 60 not out for Australia.

At the end of this game Kamran Akmal’s aggregate stood at 412 in ICC WT20, He became the eighth batsman to score 400 plus runs in ICC WT20. The complete list read thus – DPMD Jayawardene (615), KP Pietersen (533), TM Dilshan (453), G Gambhir (444), CH Gayle (442), KC Sangakkara (420), Kamran Akmal (412) and JH Kallis (409).

For the first time in the history of ICC WT20, two brothers scored fifties in the same innings – Kamran Akmal (54) and Umar Akmal (56 not out).

Kamran Akmal’s 50 and Umar Akmal’s 56 not out provide the 90th and 91st occasion of a batsman scoring fifty in ICC WT20. Their knocks represents the 15th and 16th occasion of Pakistan batsman scoring fifty in ICC WT20.

Kamran Akmal’s 50 and Umar Akmal’s 56 not out in this game provide the 12th occasion of two batsmen scoring fifties in an innings in ICC WT20. Pakistan batsman performed such a feat on two occasions. They emulated Sri Lankan batsmen who also have four such performances to their credit.

The feat by Akmal brothers in this innings provides the fifth such occasion in the third edition of ICC WT20.

Kamran Akmal and Salman Butt added 82 runs for the first wicket in this game providing the 118th occasion of a fifty plus runs partnership in ICC WT20. This stand represents the 34th occasion of a fifty plus runs partnership for the first wicket in ICC WT20. This stand also represents the 13th occasion ofPakistan batsmen posting fifty plus runs partnership in ICC WT20 and also represents the second occasion of Pakistan batsmen posting fifty plus runs partnership against Australia. The first occasion was the 119* runs stand for the fifth wicket between Misbah-ul-Haq and Shoaib Malik at Jo’burg on 18.09.07.

Abdul Razaq and Misbah-ul-Haq were dismissed run out in this game providing the 89th and 90th occasion of a batsman dismissed run out in ICC WT20. Misbah-ul-Haq’s run out for zero represents the eleventh occasion of a batsman run out for zero in ICC WT20.

Misbah-ul-Haq became the fourth batsman in ICC WT20 to be dismissed run out for zero without facing a delivery. The other three batsmen are – DL Vettori of New Zealand vs Pakistan at Cape Town on 22.09.07, Mohammad Aamer of Pakistan vs Sri Lanka at Lord’s on 12.06.09 and MH Yardy of England vs Ireland at Providence on 04.05.10.

DA Warner took three catches in this game. He became the tenth fieldsman to pouch three or more catches in an innings in ICC WT20. The complete list read thus – DJG Sammy of West Indies (04) vsIreland at Providence on 30.04.10, B Lee of Australia (03) vs Sri Lanka at Cape Town on 20.09.07, SJ Benn of West Indies (03) vs Australia at The Oval on 06.06.09, LMP Simmons of West Indies vs India at Lord’s on 12.09.09, AB de Villiers of South Africa (03) vs India at Nottingham on 16.06.09, NL McCullum of New Zealand (03) vs Sri Lanka at Providence on 30.04.10, MEK Hussey of Australia (03) vs Bangladesh at Bridgetown on 05.05.10, Nowraz Mangal of Afghanistan (03) vs South Africa at at Bridgetown on 05.05.10, HH Gibbs of South Africa (03) vs New Zealand at Bridgetown on 06.05.10 and DA Warner of Australia (03) vs Pakistan at Gros Islet on 14.05.10.

DA Warner became the third Australian fieldsman to pouch three catches in an innings – B Lee ofAustralia (03) vs Sri Lanka at Cape Town on 20.09.07, MEK Hussey of Australia (03) vs Bangladesh at Bridgetown on 05.05.10 and DA Warner of Australia (03) vs Pakistan at Gros Islet on 14.05.10.

DA Warner earned the distinction of becoming the first fieldsman to pouch three catches in an innings against Pakistan in ICC WT20.

Kamran Akmal effected three stumpings in this game to become the only wicket keeper to effect three or more stumpings dismissals on two occasions in an innings in ICC WT20. He has effected four stumpings against Netherlands at Lord’s on 09.06.09.

His three dismissals in this game provide the third occasion of a wicket keeper effecting three of more dismissals in an innings in ICC WT20. Apart from Kamran Akmal who has done it on two occasions, Mushfiqur Rahim of Bangladesh is the other wicket keeper who has three dismissals to his credit againstWest Indies at Johannesburg on 13.09.07.

At the end of this game, Kamran Akmal’s aggregate of dismissals stood at 21 which include 07 catches and 14 stumpings which is a record for most dismissals by a wicket keeper in ICC WT20. He is the only wicket keeper in ICC WT20 to effect 20 plus dismissals. His 14 stumpings is also a record for most stumpings effected by a wicket keeper in ICC WT20.

Kamran Akmal’s three stumping dismissals in this boosted the number of dismissals in ICC WT20 to 44. Australian batsmen have been dismissed stumped on six occasions in ICC WT20.

BJ Haddin’s dismissal stumped in this game provides the fifth occasion of a wicket keeper batsman stumped in ICC WT20 – KC Sangakkara of Sri Lanka for 15 vs Pakistan at Lord’s on 12.06.09, NJ O’Brien of Ireland for 31 vs Sri Lanka at Lord’s on 14.06.09, Kamran Akmal of Pakistan for 37 vs Sri Lanka at Lord’s on 21.06.09, BJ Haddin of Australia for 8 vs India at Bridgetown on 07.05.10 and BJ Haddin ofAustralia for 25 vs Pakistan at Gros Islet on 14.05.10.

BJ Haddin is the only wicket keeper to be dismissed stumped on two occasions in ICC WT20.

KA Pollard (03), DJ Bravo (02) and BJ Haddin (02) are the three batsmen who have been dismissed stumped on two or more occasions in ICC WT20.

MJ Clarke’s dismissal stumped in this game for 17 provide the fifth occasion of a captain dismissed stumped in ICC WT20. The five occasions are – Shoaib Malik of Pakistan for 11 vs Scotland at Durban on 12.09.07, RR Sarwan of West Indies for 5 vs Bangladesh at Johannesburg on 13.09.07, BB McCullum of New Zealand for 57 vs South Africa at Lord’s on 09.06.09, KC Sangakkara of Sri Lanka for 15 vs Pakistanat Lord’s on 12.06.09 and MJ Clarke of Australia for 17 vs Pakistan at Gros Islet on 14.05.10.

MJ Clarke and KC Sangakkara are the two captains who have been dismissed stumped against Pakistanin ICC WT20.

DJ Hussey with a six in his knock of 13 in this game took his aggregate of sixes in T20 games to 120. He stands second in the list of batsmen who have hit most sixes in T20 games. LRPL Taylor leads the table with 124 sixes to his credit. BB McCullum (107) is the other batsman who has an aggregate of 100 plus sixes in T20 games.

MEK Hussey’s 60 not out in this game provide the 92nd occasion of a batsman scoring a fifty in ICC WT20. His knock provides the eleventh occasion of an Australian batsman scoring a fifty in ICC WT20. This knock represents MEK Hussey’s highest individual score and his maiden fifty in ICC WT20. His previous best was 47 not out vs Bangladesh at Bridgetown on 05.05.10.

MEK Hussey became the first batsman to score a fifty while batting at number seven in ICC WT20 when he scored 60 not out in this game. His knock represents the highest individual score by a batsman batting at number seven in ICC WT20. The previous best by a batsman batting at number seven was also credited to MEK Hussey who had made 47 not out against Bangladesh at Bridgetown on 05.05.10.

MEK Hussey and MG Johnson added 53 runs in an unfinished partnership for the eighth wicket in this game providing the 119th occasion of a fifty plus runs partnership in ICC WT20. This stand represents the 12th occasion of a fifty plus runs partnership posted by Australian batsmen in ICC WT20.

MEK Hussey and MG Johnson added 53 runs in an unfinished partnership for the eighth wicket in this game providing the very first occasion of a fifty plus runs partnership for the eighth wicket in ICC WT20 and thus constituting a record stand for the eighth wicket. The previous best was 47 runs partnership between RG Sharma and Harbhajan Singh in the game between India and Australia at Bridgetown on 07.05.10.

This match witnessed three fifties – Kamran Akmal (50), Umar Akmal (56*) and MEK Hussey (60*) – providing the seventh occasion of match containing three fifties in ICC WT20.

This game was won by Australia with a ball to spare providing the fourth occasion of a team winning a game with a ball remaining. The four occasions are – Zimbabwe won by five wickets against Australia at Cape Town on 12.09.07, New Zealand won by two wickets against Sri Lanka at Providence on 30.04.10,West Indies won by eight wickets against England at Providence on 03.05.10 and Australia won by three wickets against Pakistan at Gros Islet on 14.05.10.

MEK Hussey scored six sixes in his knock of 60 not out in this game providing the ninth occasion of a batsman scoring six sixes innings in ICC WT20. The nine occasions read thus – Yuvraj Singh of India (07) vs England at Durban on 19.09.07, DA Warner of Australia vs India at Bridgetown on 07.05.10, CH Gayle of West Indies (07) vs India at Bridgetown on 09.05.10, JM Kemp of South Africa (06) vs New Zealand at Durban on 19.09.07, CH Gayle of West Indies (06) vs Australia at The Oval on 06.06.09, AB de Villiers of South Africa (06) vs Scotland at The Oval on 07.06.09, SR Watson of Australia (06) vs India at Bridgetown on 07.05.10, CL White of Australia (06) vs Sri Lanka at Bridgetown on 09.05.10 and MEK Hussey ofAustralia (06) vs Pakistan at Gros Islet on 14.05.10.

MEK Hussey became the fourth Australian batsman to score six or more sixes in an innings in ICC WT20 – DA Warner of Australia vs India at Bridgetown on 07.05.10, SR Watson of Australia (06) vs India at Bridgetown on 07.05.10, CL White of Australia (06) vs Sri Lanka at Bridgetown on 09.05.10 and MEK Hussey of Australia (06) vs Pakistan at Gros Islet on 14.05.10.

MEK Hussey earned the distinction of becoming the first batsman to score six sixes in an innings againstPakistan in ICC WT20.

Kamran Akmal’s 50 and Umar Akmal’s 56 not out in this game were in a losing cause providing the 29th and 30th occasion of a batsman’s fifty going in vain in ICC WT20. The following are the four Pakistanbatsmen whose fifties have gone in vain – Younis Khan’s 50 vs Sri Lanka at Lord’s on 12.06.09, Salman Butt’s 67 not out vs New Zealand at Bridgetown on 08.05.10, Kamran Akmal’s 50 vs Australia at Gros Islet on 14.05.10 and Umar Akmal’s 56 not out vs Australia at Gros Islet on 14.05.10.

This game provides the first occasion of two batsmen’s fifties going in vain in ICC WT20 – Kamran Akmal’s 50 and Umar Akmal’s 56 not out in this game could not win the game for Australia.

Australia won this game by chasing the target of 192. It is the second occasion that a team has chased a target in excess of 190 and won the game. South Africa had won the game by chasing a target of 206 set by West Indies at Jo’burg on 11.09.07, the inaugural game of ICC WT20. It is interesting to note that on both these occasions, the winning team has inserted the opposition.

This semi final witnessed the following new records in ICC WT20 – Three batsmen scoring fifties in a semi final, highest individual score by a batsman batting at number seven, highest partnership for the eighth wicket, brothers scoring fifties in the same game, Kamran Akmal becoming the only wicket keeper to effect three or more stumpings on two occasions.

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