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World Cup: Restricting Pakistan to 213 was perfect for Australia, says Josh Hazlewood

"Keeping them to 213 was perfect for us and the boys did a good job with the bat," Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood said.

IANS |March 20, 2015, 6:58 PM IST
World Cup: Restricting Pakistan to 213 was perfect for Australia, says Josh Hazlewood

Adelaide: Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood on Friday said bowling out Pakistan for a paltry 213 laid the foundation for his team's comfortable six-wicket victory in their World Cup quarter-final match here at the Adelaide Oval.

Hazlewood was adjudged the Man-of-the-Match for his superb bowling performance, claiming 4/35 of his ten overs to wreck the Pakistan batting who were bowled out in 49. overs. Australia chased down the target in 33.5 overs.

"Keeping them to 213 was perfect for us and the boys did a good job with the bat," Hazlewood said at the post-match presentation ceremony.

The New South Wales (NSW)-born pacer, who was dropped from the side in their last group game against Scotland, said it was great to be back donning the national shirt and added he was happy with the result.

"It's great to be back in the side. I've been bowling well all week and it was good to put it into the game. It's quite a long tournament and you can come in and out of form. So I was quite happy to get a game today and quite happy with the result."

"We're firing on all aspects, it's been a good tournament and we're going well," added the 24-year-old.

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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4027 115
2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3778 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
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1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 India 8099 261
5 Australia 5471 261
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