Australia reach final in stormy batting by Steinis-Wade

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After winning five matches, Australia finally brought Pakistan to the ground. The Australians secured the final by defeating Pakistan by 5 wickets in the second semi-final of the T20 World Cup held in Dubai. Marcus Steinis and Matthew Wade were instrumental in Australia’s victory, averaging 61 off 41 balls for the sixth wicket.

Today, on Thursday (November 11), Australia crossed the target of 16 runs given by Pakistan with 1 over in hand. Ajira reached the final after losing to Pakistan in the last minute due to a storm of Steinis and Wade.

Pakistan’s dream was shattered by a catch drop in the second ball of the 19th over. Wade of Australia caught Deep Shah wicket off Shaheen Shah Afridi. Hasan Ali was there. But he dropped the catch. The run is 2. Even then, Australia needed 18 runs to win.

Wade became more radiant with life. He used the life he got as a result of catch drop by hitting three sixes in the next three balls. Also bowlers like Shahin Shah Afridi. Australia cut the ticket to the final with 1 over in hand.

Earlier, Australia lost wickets in the first over of the innings after chasing the target. Aaron Finch missed the ball line in Afridi’s great swing and fell into the trap of leg before. However, Mitchell Marsh and David Warner put up resistance in the second wicket partnership. They both added 51 runs.

Shadab picked up the wicket in the second over after the power play. Marsh, who made 26 off 22 balls, caught Asif Ali while sweeping the ball with the right-arm leg-spinner. However, Steven Smith could not settle down that day. Shadab was out for just 5 runs. Marsh and Smith returned, but Warner kept one side at bay.

However, the left-arm opener returned to the dressing room before picking up a half-century. Warner could not understand when Shadab’s length ball bounced a little. When Rizwan and Shadab applied, the umpire dismissed them. Although later in the Ultra AJ was seen the ball did not touch the bat. However, Warner had to return to the dressing room after playing a great innings of 49 off 30 balls without taking a review.

In the end, Wade and Steinis made a great pair. In the sixth wicket partnership, they added 61 runs from 41 balls. Wade hit three sixes off the last three balls of the 19th over to help Australia win. Wade was unbeaten on 41 and Steinis on 40 for five. Shadab took 4 wickets for Pakistan.

Earlier, Pakistan scored 16 runs for the loss of four wickets in the allotted 20 overs. In the opening pair, two informative openers picked up 81 runs. Captain Babar returned with 39 off 34 balls but Rizwan, who was on the other end, played with power. Fakhr, who came down in three, also returned to the rhythm on this day.

He made a partnership of 72 runs with Rizwan. Rizwan returned with 7 off 52 balls with Mitchell Starc, but Fakhar continued to play in an aggressive manner. Fakhar made 55 off 32 balls with three fours and four sixes. Starc took two wickets for Australia. Pat Cummins and Adam Jampa took one wicket each.


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