Australia made an impressive start to their World Twenty20 World campaign with Shane Watson hammering 81 from 49 balls in a convincing victory over Pakistan yesterday.
Australia's innings ended in bizarre fashion with a five-wicket maiden but their total of 191 was always going to be tough for Pakistan. Despite a lively 41 from Misbah-ul-Haq and 33 off 24 balls from Shahid Afridi, Australia never offered them more than a glimmer of hope.
There was some good bowling, with three wickets each for pacemen Shaun Tait and Dirk Nannes, and outstanding catching from Australia which ensured they kept the upper hand, bowling out their opponents with the final ball.
Along with the resounding display from Michael Clarke's team, the game will be remembered for a remarkable final over to Australia's innings, in which left-arm pace bowler Mohammad Aamer picked up three wickets while Mike Hussey and Steven Smith were both run out.Reuse content