What a match! Like that was the semi-final and the ending was epic. Pakistan had hard luck they came that close to reaching the final, but due to some of their mistakes and that catch drop changed the whole game.
No doubt, the Pakistan cricket team performed outstandingly throughout the tournament and no one saw it coming. Pakistan was the favorite among all the teams and it looked like for some time that they have taken the momentum.
But who knows, Wade won’t wait and finish the game with the last over left in hand. Believe it or not, Pakistani bowlers did some blunders, but in the end, may the best team win and Australia took the spot.
Australia has beaten Pakistan to reach T20 World Cup finals
From the beginning, Pakistan was on the losing side because they lose the toss and had to bat first. The start was good enough, but couldn’t hold the long partnership and Babar Azam got out. Muhammed Rizwan and Fakhar Zaman played an incredible inning.
Fakhar Zaman performed like a champion and managed to set the high target. Pakistan gave 177 runs target to Australia.
Shaheen Afridi came like a lightning bolt in the first over and sent the skipper Aaron Finch to the pavilion. There Pakistan took charge, but Imad Wasim sabotaged the whole pressure as David Warner hit back-to-back boundaries to release the pressure.
After a few overs, Shadab Khan came and he charged up the moment with four main wickets that include David Warner’s as well.
Shadab Khan gave pure hope to Pakistani fans that the final is ours, but in the end, things got changed. Mathew Wade and Marcus Stoinis led their side towards the victory and kept their streak against Pakistan.
History repeated itself, just like what happened in the 2010 semi-final T20 World Cup where Mick Hussey did the same what Wade did.
‘It wasn’t in the bag’ – Aaron Finch
Aaron Finch Australian skipper said, “It was a great game of cricket. The way Matthew Wade held his nerve was outstanding, that partnership with Marcus Stoinis was crucial. I just got my feet in a tangle first up. It happens, in T20 cricket you get some good ones now and then.
I thought we were pretty sloppy today, we dropped a couple, though they were tough ones. But what we showed today was that you need all your players, everyone in your 15 to contribute.
[On chasing teams winning so many games] It’s really strange. There’s no dew, but the lights take effect and the wicket speeds up a bit.
I was hoping to lose the toss and put a total on the board and defend it, but it was good to chase that target down in the end.”
‘Will learn from this experience’ – Babar Azam
Babar Azam expressed in his style staying positive. “The way we started in the first half; we got the total we targeted. But we gave them too much of a chance at the end of the chase.
If we had taken that catch, it might have made the difference. But the way we played this tournament, the way we gelled, I’m very satisfied as a captain. I hope we try and learn from our mistakes after this.
If we’ve played so well in a tournament, we’ll gain confidence, and we’ll continue to try and play this way. The roles we’d defined for the players, they all executed very well.
The way the crowds supported us, we enjoyed it a lot as a team, as we always do, and I’m very grateful for it.”
Pakistan cricket team made the nation proud in every manner throughout the tournament. Made history by defeating India with ten wickets in hand.
Pakistan somehow took revenge from all the teams they had beaten, but they were close to creating another history.
Now buckle up for Sunday’s final New Zealand battle Australia and fun fact both of them didn’t win the T20 world cup. If New Zealand wins this will be the first world cup trophy.
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