Pakistan in the first innings delivered an excellent performance, Aussies however outperformed them. With winning predictions changing every second, PAK vs AUS was surely a nail biter.
DUBAI, U.A.E. – The PAK vs AUS WTC20 semifinal was surely a thriller and a feast to watch. A consistent effort and excellent gameplay were seen from both the sides. The winning prediction constantly switched sides, making the match much more exciting to watch. Australia’s victory in the semi finals was nothing less than a heartbreak for Pakistani fans, who had high hopes for their team.
First Innings: An excellent effort by Pakistan’s Batting side
The first innings started off with Australia choosing to field, leaving Pakistan at a significant disadvantage. Pakistan batting side, however stood strong and fought hard. Opener Babar Azam and Muhammad Rizwan went on to bring up a good score during the power play.
Later in the match, Muhammad Rizwan and Fakhar Zaman both managed to score half centuries. While the end of innings did include quite a few wickets, boundaries in the last 3 overs were a power show by Fakhar. Pakistan made a total of 176 runs, which was a fairly difficult target to chase.
Second Innings: Australia changed the game last moment
Australia’s batting started off with Warner and Finch coming in to bat. The opening partnership, however ended in the same over after Shaheen sent Finch off at 0. The Australian batting side despite pressure managed to hit consistent boundaries and brought the score up.
Three of Team Australia’s important wickets were dropped within the first 10 overs. The Australian team despite this pressure went onto perform. The match which mostly stayed in Pakistani hands, started to go towards Australia in the 18th over. The credit for this goes to Matthew Wade, who scored consistent boundaries in the last overs. With Australia needing 18 runs of 9 balls, Wade threw back to back three 6’s thus carrying Aussies to the final.