T20 World Cup 2021 Australia win to reach final

Pakistan set Australia a target of 177 in 20 overs in the 2nd semi final in Dubai

Australia beat Pakistan by 5 wickets to set up the final with New Zealand. Pakistan set Australia a target of 177 in 20 overs in the 2nd semi final in Dubai.

In response, Australia lost their skipper in the first over in zero as Shaheen Afridi trapped him LBW in the first over.

David Warner and Mitchell Marsh rebuilt, stitching half-century stand. However, the joy was short-lived as Shadab Khan sent Marsh packing on 28 to leave Australia on 57/2 after 7 overs.

Steve Smith out for five runs as Shadab’s twin strike rocked Australia. But Warner continued on his style, smashing 49, Australia reached 95/4 after 12 overs. Maxwell didn’t last long as Shadab Khan picked his fourth and Australia reached 127/5 in 16 overs.

Marcus Stoinis along with Wade, put on 79 runs for the 6th wicket in just 6.3 overs to take their side with a superb win. Stoinis smashed 40 not-out, while Wade hit 41 off 17 balls.

In the first innings, Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan got Pakistan off to a dream start in Dubai. They smashed multiple boundaries, especially Azam, to take the side to 38/0 in 5 overs. Rizwan found his touch soon after they took Pakistan past 50 inside 7 overs. Eventually, they put on 71 for the 1st wicket before Babar Azam was dismissed by Adam Zampa on the final ball of the 10th over. Mohammad Rizwan and Fakahar Zaman continued take Pakistan to 117/1 after 15 overs. Rizwan brought up his 3rd half century of the tournament.

Toss won by Finch he elected to bowl first against Pakistan in semi final 2 of T20 World Cup 2021.


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