T20 World Cup, Australia qualifies for the final

Australia beat Pakistan by five wickets in the second semi-final of the T20 World Cup, advancing to the finals of the competition. In the second semi-final of the Twenty20 World Cup, which is being held in Dubai, Australia won the toss and chose to bat first against Pakistan. With a boundary to Starc in the first over of Pakistan’s innings, Babar Azam set the tone for the rest of the game, and in the following over he also dismissed Jose Hazelwood.

David Warner was unable to dismiss Mohammad Rizwan off Glenn Maxwell’s first delivery of the innings, as he found a fresh lease of life at the start of the game. His 39-run innings came to an end; he had five four-run innings in his career.
Mohammad Rizwan has reached the age of fifty-one. Both Rizwan and Fakhr played vigorously, putting up a second-wicket stand of more than 70 runs for the second wicket.

Rizwan scored 67 runs off 52 balls, including four sixes and three fours, and then sent the ball over to Mitchell Starc. Asif Ali, the star of the matches against New Zealand and Afghanistan, was caught on the opening ball of the match and sent back to the pavilion for further consideration. This time, Shoaib Malik’s call went unanswered, and Mitchell Starc strewed his wickets all over the place. Fakhr Zaman hit two sixes in the last over to bring his half-century total to 50, and Pakistan scored 176 runs for the loss of four wickets in the allotted 20 overs to win.

Fakhr Zaman scored an undefeated 55 off 32 balls, including four sixes and three fours, to keep his team’s hopes alive. Pakistan scored 54 runs in the last four overs of the innings. Australian captain Aaron Finch was caught by Golden Dick on the third delivery of the first over by Shaheen Shah Afridi, who had moved him with the third ball of the first over. In the first innings, Warner and Mitchell Marsh put up a 51-run stand, but Mitchell Marsh caught Shadab Khan trying to knock a six-off 52 deliveries.

A Steve Smith move was also created by Shadab, however, it was only good for 5 runs. Warner tallied 49 runs in one inning of play. Fortunately, Shadab bowled superbly and Rizwan caught him to win Pakistan a critical victory. Shadab Khan provided Pakistan with yet another convincing win, and with an outstanding catch by Haris Rauf, Glenn Maxwell was forced to retire to the pavilion for the second time. Having lost his first five wickets, Marcus Stevens was joined by Matthew Wade, and the two put up a 44-run partnership to save the innings.

Pakistan did not make any changes to their team for this match, while Australia kept the player who won the previous match in their lineup. As of Friday, Pakistan were undefeated in the competition, having defeated traditional foe India by 10 wickets in their first encounter and going on to defeat New Zealand, Afghanistan, Namibia, and Scotland on their way to the semi-final stage with five straight wins.

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