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Statistical highlights: Aus vs Pak, WT20, 2nd SF

May 16, 2010 07:36 IST

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- The 82-run partnership between Kamran Akmal and Salman Butt in the second semi-final of the Twenty20 World Cup is Pakistan's best for the opening wicket against Australia, expunging the paltry 25 between Imran Nazir and Mohammad Hafeez at Johannesburg on 18-09-2007.

- The above partnership is in fact the second highest opening partnership against Australia in all Twenty20 internationals after 133-run stand between Chris Gayle and Andre Fletcher at the Oval on 06-06-2009.

- Kamran Akmal (50) completed 600 runs in Twenty20 internationals. He became second Pakistani after Shoaib Malik and 12th batsman in T20I history to accomplish this feat. Kamran is also the third wicketkeeper to aggregate 600 runs in T20Is after Brendon McCullum and Kumar Sangakkara.

- Kamran also completed his 400 runs in ICCWT20, becoming the first Pakistani and eighth batsman overall to do so.

- With Umar Akmal also scoring a fifty, the Kamran brothers provided the first instance of two brothers scoring a fifty together in the same innings of a Twenty20 international match.

- Umar's 29-ball fifty is the second fastest fifty by a Pakistan batsman against Australia. Interestingly his brother Kamran holds the record of scoring the fastest fifty for Pakistan as he took only 25 balls for his fifty at Melbourne on 05-02-2010.

- Pakistan's total of 191-6 is their highest against Australia in Twenty20 internationals. It obliterated their previous best of 165-4 at Johannesburg on 18-09-2007.

- The above total is also the highest by any side against Australia in ICCWT20, beating India's 188-5 at Durban on 22-09-2007.

- Mike Hussey (60*) made his highest score in Twenty20 internationals, eclipsing his unbeaten 53 against South Africa at Brisbane on 13-01-2009.

- Hussey's innings is the highest by a number seven batsman in ICCWT20. Interestingly, Hussey himself held the previous record with an unbeaten 47 against Bangladesh at Bridgetown on 05-05-2010.

- Hussey's 22 ball fifty is now the fastest by an Australian in ICCWT20. His brother David Hussey had reached a fifty off 27 balls also against Pakistan in the previous match between these two sides in this edition (at this same venue on 02-05-2010).

- Hussey's strike-rate of 250.00 is now the best by any batsman scoring at least a fifty in a chase. Fellow teammate Cameron White had achieved a SR of 246.15 while making an unbeaten 64 off 26 balls against New Zealand at Christchurch on 28-02-2010.

- Hussey and Mitchell Johnson scored 23 runs in the last over of the match (of which Johnson's contribution was just one). This is now the most productive 20th over in a Twenty20 international match. The most a chasing side made in the 20th over was England's 17 against India at Durban on 19-09-2007. The most runs scored in 20th over of an innings (batting first or second) were 21 by Australia against South Africa at Brisbane on 09-01-2006.

- The last five overs of Australian innings produced 75 runs, which is a new record for a chasing side in Twenty20 internationals between overs 16 and 20. England had made 65 runs (while losing 3 wickets) against India at Durban on 19-09-2007.

- Australia's total of 197-7 is the highest total by any side against Pakistan. They bettered their own 191 in the previous match in this edition.

- The victory was Australia's sixth in the consecutive matches. Now they are just one short of equalling the world record of most consecutive wins by a side in Twenty20 internationals, which is held by Pakistan and South Africa (7 consecutive wins in 2009).

- Australia have now beaten Pakistan in 12 consecutive international matches since 30-09-2009. This includes three Tests, six ODIs and three T20Is.

- The man of match award was third for Michael Hussey. With this he equalled David Warner's record of most MoM awards for Australia.