7 Jul 2010

Pakistan win second Twenty20 against Australia

9:02 am on 7 July 2010

The Pakistan cricketers have won the second Twenty20 match against Australia by 11 runs at Edgbaston in Birmingham, to clinch the two-match series.

It's Pakistan's second win over the Australians in two days, following yesterday's 23-run win.

Pakistan posted a challenging 162 for nine with six of their batsmen reaching double figures.

Their captain, Shahid Afridi, then struck with the ball, taking two for 30 from his four overs to reduce Australia to 104 for five.

Michael Hussey, who steered Australia to victory in the World Cup semi-final in St Lucia when Pakistan appeared to have the game won, kept his team in the match scoring 25 from 14 balls.

But Hussey's LBW dismissal to Umar Gul spelled the end of his team's hopes and they were eventually all out for 151 from 19.4 overs.