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T20 World Cup proves you can't keep Aussies down

By Bruce Fraser | May 14, 2010 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

NEVER bet against the Aussies.

NEVER bet against the Aussies.

Written off by some sceptics when losing to Zimbabwe in a warm-up to the ICC Twenty20 World Cup earlier this month, the Australians have bounced back and are in the second semifinal today at the Beausejour Stadium in St Lucia, and closing in on yet another final.

With regular captain Ricky Ponting taking a breather from this tournament, Michael Clarke is at the helm and has carried out the captaincy duties like an old hand.

Up the order David Warner has been at the top of his game and fast bowler Shaun Tait is back to his best after a brief break from the game due to personal problems.

Tait, who suffered a nervous breakdown a year ago, has rekindled his confidence and love of the game and is back throwing down thunderbolts.

Defending champions Pakistan must be counting their blessings that they have got this far and it was only a win over South Africa by 11 runs on Monday that secured them this semifinal spot. But big hitter Shahid Afridi and Umar Akmal, the new kid on the block, can take the game away from any team, even Australia.

The winner of this game will face England in the final on Sunday. The English beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets at St Lucia last night.

l Play starts at 5.30pm and will be shown live on SABC3 and SuperSport2.


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