This was the turning point of Australia’s massive victory, badly hurt Pakistan


New DelhiAustralia defeated Pakistan by 5 wickets in the second semi-final of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. Australia defeated Pakistan in a thrilling match and have cut the ticket for the final. There were many important turning points in this match. Let’s know about them.

Pakistan bat first

Batting first, Pakistan scored 176 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in 20 overs. Pakistani wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan scored 67, Fakhar Zaman 55 and captain Babar Azam scored 39 runs. Due to which Pakistan was able to erect this total. The Pakistani batsmen did not feel any problem in front of the Australian bowlers.

turning point of this match

Australia had a very poor start in the second innings when Pakistani bowler Shaheen Afridi sent captain Aaron Finch to the pavilion in the first over itself. After this, the Kangaroo batsmen slowly started scoring runs, but the Pakistani bowlers kept hold of the match. Shadab Khan took 4 wickets for 26 runs in his quota of 4 overs. He broke the backbone of Australia’s batting order. Shadab took the wickets of David Warner, Steve Smith, Mitchell Marsh and Glenn Maxwell. Till the 17th over, the bowlers of Pakistan bowled deadly, it seemed that Pakistan would reach the final. Matthew Wade and Marcus Stoinis were at the crease for Australia in the 19th over. Australia needed 22 runs in the last 2 overs. Shaheen did the third ball of the 19th over to Matthew Wade, but Hasan Ali dropped his catch. This was the moment when Australia came back in the match. After this, Matthew Wade changed the course of the match by hitting 3 consecutive sixes on Shaheen Afridi. Wade was adjudged ‘Man of the Match’ for his brilliant performance.

Pakistan’s victory campaign stopped

Pakistan lost this match by 5 wickets. Pakistan won all its matches in Super-12. In the first match, Pakistan created history by defeating India by 10 wickets. Pakistan’s winning campaign in the UAE for the last 16 matches also came to a halt. With this defeat, his plans to go to the final were badly ruined. After the match, Pakistani captain Babar Azam had termed the dropping of Hasan Ali’s catch as an important moment.

Australia in the final for the second time

Pakistan has traveled to the final of the T20 World Cup twice, in the title battle of 2007, they were defeated against Team India, while in 2009, the Pakistan team became the champion. Australia entered the final in 2010, but England had denied them the title. Now Australia has a chance to win the tournament.


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