Australia suffered its first loss in the world cup under RT Ponting when it lost this game by four wickets to Pakistan.
Australia was dismissed all out for 176 for the first occasion in the world cup under RT Ponting.
RT Ponting became the most capped captain in the world cup when he led Australia in this game. It was his 28th outing as captain of Australia. He went past SP Fleming of New Zealand who had led his team on 27 occasions. It is an irony that he could not win this game when he achieved the distinction of becoming the most capped captain in the world cup.
RT Punting became the first captain in the world cup to lead a team while batting at number three on 25 occasions.
CL White completed 2000 one day runs when he was on 3 during his knock of 8 in this game. At the end of this game, his run aggregate stood at 2005. He became the 21st Australian cricketer to aggregate 2000 plus one day runs.
B Lee took two catches in this game to take his tally of catches to 50 in one dayRead More »from Match Number 40: Australia vs Pakistan