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World Cup: Twitter welcomes India-Australia semi-final

Watson made the most of an early reprieve to guide Australia to a six-wicket win over Pakistan with an unbeaten 64 in the World Cup quarter-finals on Friday.

Cricketnext Staff |March 20, 2015, 5:06 PM IST
World Cup: Twitter welcomes India-Australia semi-final

Shane Watson made the most of an early reprieve to guide Australia to a six-wicket win over Pakistan with an unbeaten 64 in the World Cup quarter-finals on Friday.

Pakistan won the toss and batted but was all out for 213 in the last over, with recalled paceman Josh Hazlewood taking 4 for 35 for Australia.

The Australians lost opener Aaron Finch (2) with the total on 15 and withstood a torrid spell from Wahab Riaz (2 for 54) in the middle of the chase.

Riaz was unlucky to have two catches put down, including Watson on 4. Watson shared an 89-run stand with Steve Smith (65) and unbeaten 68-run stand with Glenn Maxwell (44 not out). Watson hit a boundary to get Australia to 216-4 in the 34th over.

Australia will play defending champion India in a semi-final at Sydney on Thursday.

Here are the twitter reactions after Australia's win over Pakistan:

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2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 4366 104
5 Australia 3270 99
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2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
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2 England 4253 266
3 India 8411 263
4 Australia 5471 261
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