3 May 2010

Australia makes impressive start at T20 World Cup

4:08 pm on 3 May 2010

The Australian cricketers have made an impressive start to their Twenty20 World Cup campaign with Shane Watson hammering 81 in a 34-run victory over Pakistan in St Lucia.

Australia's innings ended bizarrely with a five-wicket maiden but their total of 191 was always going to be tough for Pakistan.

Despite a lively 41 to Misbah-ul-Haq and 33 from Shahid Afridi, Pakistan were never offered more than a glimmer of hope, thanks to Australia's outstanding bowling and fielding.

The game will be remembered for Australia's remarkable final over which saw three batsmen bowled and two run out.