The match between Pakistan and Australia was a thriller. Pakistan, which had never defeated Australia in any World Cup cricket match since 1999, had its day when it tamed the Australians in the ICC World Cup 2011 played at the Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka on Sunday.
The Australians crumbled one after the other and could not stand against the power bowling of paceman Umar Gul who took 3-30 and Afridi and finally exit the stadium with mere 176.
The charged Pakistani batsmen found it easy to reach the target and won the match by four wickets. Although Misbah's duck and Afridi's mere two were a big setback, but it was due to superb batting of Kamran, Umar, Asad and Razzaq that carried the jubilant day for Pakistan.
The win put Pakistan top of Group A, ahead of Sri Lanka, Australia and New Zealand, who will play South Africa in the quarter-finals.