Watch cricket highlights - Australia vs Pakistan 4th ODI highlights from the 2009 Chapal series.
Scoreline: Pakistan 197 all out (48.4 overs) - Shahid Afridi 40, Ahmed Shehzad 43
Australia take 44.2 overs to win and clinch the series with a game to go: Michael Clarke 100 no, Shane Watson 85 no
The Clarke-Watson partnership stood stark in contrast to the listless Pakistan innings that never really had any momentum going for it until Shahid Afridi and Arafat made sure they got somewhere close to 200. Afridi has shown enough this series to indicate that the dry run he’s had with the bat in the last year and a half is a forgotten past. One of those blistering knocks seems pretty round the corner.
Watson in fine form should mean joy for the Rajasthan Royals if he gets to join them for the latter half of the IPL. Clarke of course doesn’t care for trifles like the IPL - this site doesn’t care either. Ponting is the best and Michael Slater was better. One has to admit though, Clarke is nowadays more himself than a Slater clone.