World Cup 2015: Australia Beat Pakistan, Set Up SF Date with Defending Champs India

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Friday, March 20th, 2015 | 0
Wahab Riaz (L) and Shane Watson had a tough time together on field (source: ndtc)

Wahab Riaz (L) and Shane Watson had a tough time together on field (source: ndtv)

World Cup 2015: Australia beat Pakistan by 6 wickets

Australia overcame a spirited challenge from Pakistan to storm into the semifinals of the World Cup 2015, following a 6-wicket triumph in Adelaide on Friday. Moving on, the co-hosts are scheduled to lock horns with defending champions India in the last-four stage.

Earlier, a lethal bowling performance helped Australia bundle out Pakistan for a substandard 213-run total. Fast-bowler Josh Hazlewood was the wrecker-in-chief with a four-for, while Mitchell Starc and Glenn Maxwell also chipped in with a brace apiece.

Needing just 214 runs to win their quarterfinal encounter, Australia survived scare from the Wahab Riaz-led Pakistani bowling unit, as they chased down the target in the 34th over itself.

The match saw a lot many altercations throughout, especially between Wahab Riaz, Mitchell Starc and Shane Watson. However, it was the Australians who had the last laugh with a comprehensive yet nervy win.

Hazlewood (4-35) was adjudged the Player of the Match for his contribution with the ball.

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