New Delhi:The clash between Pakistan and Australia in the World T20 at St Lucia produced the first instance in international cricket when 5 wickets fell in one over (which included two run outs in between). This happened in the last over of the Australian innings bowled by the young Pakistani pacer Mohammad Aamer. Here are some of the important highlights from the fixture.
Australia vs. Pakistan
# Misbah-ul-Haq, with 349 runs at an average of 43.62 in 16 matches, is the top run-scorer for Pakistan in ICC World Twenty20, eclipsing Shoaib Malik's runs' tally of 339 (ave.33.90) in 14 matches.
# Australia have posted their fourth win in nine matches in ICC World Twenty20 - winning % 44.44.
# Before their defeat by 34 runs to Australia, Pakistan had won five in a row in ICC World Twenty20 between June 13, 2009 and May 1, 2010.
# Shane Watson's magnificent 81 off 49 balls is his best innings in Twenty20 Internationals - his second fifty.
# Watson's aforesaid innings is the highest in Australia-Pakistan Twenty20 Internationals. He has rightly been adjudged the Man of the Match - his first in Twenty20 Internationls.
# David Hussey (53 off 29 balls) has posted his second fifty in Twenty20 Internationals.
# Watson and David Hussey put on a 98-run stand for the third wicket - Australia's best for any wicket against Pakistan in Twenty20 Internationals, surpassing the 63 for the fifth wicket between Mike Hussey and Brad Hodge at Johannesburg on September 18, 2007.
# The aforesaid partnership is the best for the third wicket for Australia in Twenty20 Internationals.
# Saeed Ajmal (3 for 34) has recorded his best bowling performance against Australia.
# Mohammad Sami (4-0-54-1) has become the first bowler to concede 50 runs or more in Australia-Pakistan games in Twenty20 Internationals.
# Mohammad Aamer (3/23) has registered his best bowling performance in Twenty20 Internationals.
# Shahid Afridi, during his knock of 33 off 24 balls, has completed his 300 runs in ICC World Twenty20, aggregating 309 (ave.23.76) in 16 matches.
# Afridi has completed his 500 runs as well in Twenty20 Internationals, aggregating 517 (ave.20.68) in 29 games.
# Dirk Nannes (3/41) has recorded his best bowling
performance against Pakistan in Twenty20 Internationals.
# Mitchell Johnson, with 21 wickets at an average of 18.57 in 17 matches, is the top wicket-taker for Australia in Twenty20 Internationals, outstripping Nathan Brcken's tally of 19 (ave.23.05) in 19 matches.
# Australia have recorded their first victory against Pakistan in ICC World Twenty20 - their second in four games in Twenty20 Internationals.
# Australia's 191 is their highest in ICC World Twenty20, surpassing the 173 for 7 against India at Durban on September 22, 2007.
# Eleven sixes were registered by Australia in their total of 191 - a record for them in ICC World Twenty20.