There was a strange end to the Australia innings as five wickets fell for no runs in the final over, from Pakistan’s left-arm quick Mohammad Aamir during their Group A match at the Beausejour Stadium, St. Lucia.
Brad Haddin was caught off the first ball, Mitchell Johnson clean bowled off the second with both Michael Hussey and Steven Smith run out by direct hits from wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal as they tried to run byes. Tait survived the fifth ball but was bowled off the last for nought. Aamer finished with three for 23 from his four overs.
Aamir’s feat is yet another bowling record for Pakistan in Twenty20 internationals and prompted former Australian captain Ian Chappell to say, “I don’t think I’ll get over saying ‘five-wicket maiden’, ever.”