Faulkner picked up five wickets to run through Pakistan batting line-up and ensure a comfortable win for Australia in a crucial ICC World T20 game here.

"It's pretty basic for all bowlers these days in T20 cricket. These days you got to have variation, change of pace, good yorkers and bouncer and if you can execute that you can make it hard for the batsman," Faulkner said at the post-match press conference.

He said the Aussies had to win today's game to stay in contention. "At the end of day, we were trying to win, we got the desired result," he said.

Getting partnerships in the middle is always important, he said in reply to another question and heaped praise on skipper Steve Smith (61) and Shane Watson (44) for bailing the side out from 57 for three at one stage.

About the role played by bowlers, Faulkner said that as a group they bowled well.

"We knew they were going to come hard against us, it's about holding our nerve," he said.

Faulkner also praised retiring player Shane Watson, saying his game was pure class.

Faulkner also recalled his association with Watson in the team, saying "we have spend a lot of time with Shane". "He is very supporting with my cricket, and very supportive to young players, in general. He made you feel welcome in the group. He has been great for my cricket."

About the match against India tomorrow Faulkner said, "We got a massive game coming up against India, whoever wins that goes through. We will switch off from today's game and focus on the upcoming game."

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