Australia suffered a resounding five-wicket defeat to Pakistan in the second semi-final of the tournament to reserve their place in the 2021 T20 World Cup final. Matthew Wade beat an unbeaten 41 of 17 balls, while Marcus Stoinis scored a 31 balls 40 to lead their team to the final of the T20 WC.
After winning the draw, Australia chose to pitch first, but Mohammad Rizwan (67), Fakhar Zaman (55 *) and Babar (39) led the charge of Pakistan and helped their team reach 176 / 4.
In response to Pakistan’s 176, David Warner (49 out of 30), Marcus Stoinis (40 * of 31) and Matthew Wade (41 * of 17) acted with the bat to help Australia record a thrilling five-wicket win over Pakistan in the second semi-final of the 2021 T20 World Cup in Dubai on Thursday. Australia have been asked for 22 points in the last two overs, but Wade has scored three consecutive sixes on the last three balls off Shaheen Afridi in the 19th over, and has booked his team’s seat in Sunday’s summit clash in Dubai. For Pakistan, Shadab Khan was bowlers’ choice, as he fired David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, And Glenn Maxwell, taking only 26 in an impressive four-over spell.
AAKASH CHOPRA REMEMBER!
Well done, #Pak You should be extremely proud of your campaign. Lots of positives. But the people in Pakistan must also remember that no one drops a catch on purpose. It is the best team on the night that wins the game. What needs to be fixed is your mindset. # T20World Cup
– Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) November 11, 2021
Wow, Australia, Wow! What a blow from Matthew Wade !! This was the match for Pakistan to win, but Australia was not to be denied. All to play in the trans-Tasman final, we are guaranteed a champion for the first time. #AUSvsPAK # T20World Cup
– VVS Laxman (@ VVSLaxman281) November 11, 2021
FANTASTIC OF BLOOD!
WHAT A GAME!
Matthew Wade’s special innings! Catches that win matches and released catches can sometimes be expensive! Bad luck Pakistan I thought he was brilliant throughout the tournament. Congratulations to Australia and New Zealand! It should be a Sunday cracker #PAKvAUS
IT’S A QUESTION OF SMALL MARGINS!
T20 is a game of such small margins. Pak has missed the most important moments. We thank Aus for keeping his nerve under excruciating pressure
– Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) November 11, 2021
– Wasim Jaffer (@ WasimJaffer14) November 11, 2021
– Harbhajan turban (@harbhajan_singh) November 11, 2021