Pakistan end Australia's unbeaten run

Australia's 34-match unbeaten run in World Cups which ended with a four-wicket defeat by Pakistan on Saturday.

Pakistan were the last team to overcome Australia at a World Cup and it was they who brought Ricky Ponting's 34-match unbeaten run to an end with a four-wicket victory in Colombo to secure top spot in Group A.

Australia were desperate not to relinquish a proud record dating back to May 23, 1999 in Cricket World Cup-1999.

Australia's defeat ends a 34-match World Cup streak without a loss. During this period, which started on May 27, 1999, they won 32 matches, while one was tied and one was a no-result.

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