ICC T20 World Cup 2021: Australia kicks Pakistan out of World Cup

Australia defeated Pakistan by five wickets to finish the team and make it to their second ICC T20 World Cup final. They will take on New Zealand in the final in Dubai on Sunday, 14 November. The Men in Green were undefeated in the final and lost in the semifinals to be knocked out of the tournament.

Asked to bat first, Pakistan scored 176/4 with half-centuries from Mohammad Rizwan (67) and Fakhar Zaman (55). Captain Babar Azam scored 39 crucial runs while opening the batting. The Australian bowlers were expensive with the ball and were greeted with some brutal strikes by Zaman in the final overs. Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins conceded more than 30 runs by Josh Hazlewood on 49.

Matthew Wade played a cameo of 41 runs in 17 balls to chase the Australian team vigorously. Along with Marcus Stoinis (40), the two shared an unbeaten 81-run stand to take Australia over the line. Vasse hit three consecutive sixes in the 19th over after Hasan Ali dropped him on the third ball of the over.

Before Warner took the innings forward, the Aussies were at 77 for 1 in the ninth over at 3 for 1.

This was the second time that an Australian team defeated Pakistan to reach the final of the T20 World Cup. He had done the same before in 2010 when he played the final against England. Wade was awarded man of the match for his cameo.

Matthew Wade won for Australia

Meanwhile, Twitter rejoiced at the Aussie victory as the game provided an amusing ending. Responses were pouring in with best wishes for the side in the final.

This was the second time that an Australian team defeated Pakistan to reach the final of the T20 World Cup. He had done the same before in 2010 when he played the final against England. Wade was awarded man of the match for his cameo.

“There was a short side and I was confident that I could pull it off if I had to aim, but it fell to a couple of balls and you had to hit everything in your arc. I hit a boundary in the beginning and then stayed for 5-6 balls, but Marcus removed the boundary and took us to a total where I was confident in the last two overs. It’s not submerged, but it might sink when I sit down tonight. I was out of two teams for 2-3 years, just came back 20 games ago and am happy to have paid back,” Wade said after his cameo against Pakistan.

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