Michael Hussey was still taking deep breaths when he sat down shortly after the match to discuss what he had just achieved. It hadn't sunk in. Australia shouldn't have won this game, they really shouldn't have got close.
The fact they were victorious with a ball to spare was down to one man who produced something even he doubted was possible. Words like "freakish", "extraordinary" and "special" were thrown around after his 60 off 24 deliveries, but for once they weren't too far off the mark.
There was a time when on special days the Pakistani team would gel and play truly fine cricket. Those days they would win against any opposition.
But now the gulf between Pakistan and one powerful country -- Australia -- is so great that even when Pakistan fires on all cylinders, we still get an Australian victory. Though, it isn't easy; the Aussies have to fight for it. Today, they fought till the end and earned an epic victory.
They've earned the accolades. One more win and they'll be world champions.