The World Cup in the UAE is almost and the only final game is remaining. New Zealand beat England in the first semi-final to advance to the final Pakistan and Australia clashed in the second semi-final yesterday. Since 2016, the Pakistan team has won 16 consecutive matches without losing a single match in the United Arab Emirates. Breaking this record, the Australian team is advancing to the final.
Australia won the toss and elected to bowl first, as winning the toss was considered crucial. The batsmen of the unbeaten Pakistan team throughout the series were also unbeaten in this match. Babur Assam was out for 39 as they added 71 for the first wicket. Riswan, who was admitted to the hospital for two days, played well in yesterday’s match and scored 67 off 52 balls. After that, Zaman scored 55 runs. Finally, Pakistan scored 176 runs for the loss of 4 wickets at the end of 20 overs.
Afridi shocked the Australians early on as they struggled against a very tough target. The Australian captain was pinched out on the first ball. David Warner, who played well, was controversially out for 41 runs. Sadhak Khan’s brilliant delivery took 4 wickets and turned the match around.
With almost 60 runs needed in the last 5 overs, Matthew Wade and Steinis played aggressively. Matthew Wade hit three sixes off Afridi’s delivery to give Australia the lead with one over to spare. Of the last 16 matches played in Dubai, only the CSK team has won by batting first. Pakistan, who scored 176 yesterday, could not win. New Zealand and Australia will meet in the final of the World Cup T20 on the 14th. Both teams are playing for their first World Cup.
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