Aussies beat stunned Pakistan to reach T20 World Cup final

  • Australia beat Pakistan by five wickets to reach Sunday’s final against New Zealand in Dubai.
  • Both Australia and New Zealand will be competing for their first T20 World Cup.
  • Pakistan won all of their five group matches to top Group 2.
  • Australia won four out of their five matches to qualify for the semi-final.

5 hours ago (18:02 GMT)

Wade ‘outstanding’: Captain Finch

Skipper Finch hailed the innings by Wade, calling it “outstanding”.

“It was a great game of cricket. The way Matthew Wade held his nerve was outstanding, that partnership with Marcus Stoinis was crucial,” he said.

Losing Pakistan captain Azam said the dropped catch of Wade in the 19th over was the turning point of the match.

Fans head for the exit after Australia defeated Pakistan by five wickets [Faras Ghani/Al Jazeera]

5 hours ago (17:50 GMT)

Wade declared man of the match

Matthew Wade’s flurry of boundaries and sixes towards the end have earned him the man of the match award.

“I’m just happy to contribute. I was out of the team for a while, just happy I got an opportunity again,” he said in his post-match comments.


5 hours ago (17:40 GMT)

The Aussies are through! Australia 177/5 (19 overs)

It’s all over!

Three straight sixes by Wade and Australia win by five wickets and one over to spare to reach the T20 cricket World Cup final.

They will face New Zealand in the Final on Sunday in Dubai.


5 hours ago (17:39 GMT)

Dropped! Australia 159/5 (18.3 overs)

Ali drops Wade. Australia now need 18 to win.

Pakistan’s Shaheen Shah Afridi (L) reacts as Australia’s Marcus Stoinis (C) and Matthew Wade run between the wickets during the ICC men’s Twenty20 World Cup semi-final match between Australia and Pakistan at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai on November 11, 2021 [Aamir Qureshi/AFP]

5 hours ago (17:33 GMT)

Australia 155/5 (18 overs)

Twenty-two runs of the last over. Afridi to bowl the 19th.


5 hours ago (17:29 GMT)

SIX! Australia 149/5 (17.3 overs)

Matthew Wade hits Ali for massive six, who is bowling his last over. This game is going down to the wire.


5 hours ago (17:27 GMT)

Australia 140-5 (17 overs)

Stonis keeping Australia in the match. Thirteen runs off that over.

Australia’s Marcus Stoinis, left, and Matthew Wade run between the wickets during the Cricket Twenty20 World Cup semi-final match between Pakistan and Australia in Dubai, UAE, Thursday, November 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

5 hours ago (17:24 GMT)

Australia 127/5 (16 overs)

Twelve runs of that over from Ali as Australia try to swing the game away from Pakistan.


5 hours ago (17:15 GMT)

Australia 115-5 (15 overs) Target 177

Afridi bowls a decent over with only six runs off the over.


5 hours ago (17:07 GMT)

Australia 103-5 (13 overs)

Fourteenth over starts with Rauf to bowl his second over.


6 hours ago (17:04 GMT)

WICKET! Australia 96-5 (12.2 overs)

Maxwell goes trying to reverse sweep Shadab as Rauf takes a brilliant catch. Australia in real trouble now!

Marcus Stonis walks in as Shadab bowls out his last over.

Pakistan’s Shadab Khan celebrates after dismissing Australia’s David Warner (not pictured) during the ICC men’s Twenty20 World Cup semi-final match between Australia and Pakistan at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai on November 11, 2021 [Indranil Mukherjee/AFP]

6 hours ago (17:00 GMT)

Australia 95/4 (12 overs) Target 177

Run rate required is now 10.25.


6 hours ago (16:52 GMT)

WICKET! Australia 89/4 (10.1 overs)

Warner out and a third for Shadab Khan! A massive wicket for Pakistan as they tighten the screws on Australia.


6 hours ago (16:49 GMT)

Australia 89/3 (10 overs)

Another 10 overs remaining. Australia run-rate 8.90. Required run rate 8.79.


6 hours ago (16:41 GMT)

WICKET!

Australia 77-3 (8.3 overs)

Shadab gets his second of the game as Zaman takes a good catch near the boundary. Steve Smith is out for 5.

Glenn Maxwell is the new man in.


6 hours ago (16:30 GMT)

WICKET! Australia 52-2 (6.2 overs)

Dangerman Marsh caught by Ali off spinner Shadab Khan after putting a quickfire 28 on board.

Australia’s Mitchell Marsh watches the ball after playing a shot during the ICC men’s Twenty20 World Cup semi-final match between Australia and Pakistan at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai on November 11, 2021 [Aamir Qureshi/AFP]

6 hours ago (16:25 GMT)

Australia 49-1 (5 overs)

A successful over as the Aussies score 14 runs of the fifth over. Australia now in a commanding place after that early wicket of Finch.


6 hours ago (16:17 GMT)

Australia 29-1 (4 overs) Target: 177

A big fourth over for Australia. Seventeen runs from 6 balls. Haris Rauf starts his first over.

Australia’s Mitchell Marsh plays a shot during the ICC men’s Twenty20 World Cup semi-final match between Australia and Pakistan at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai on November 11, 2021. (Photo by Aamir QURESHI / AFP) (AFP)

6 hours ago (16:05 GMT)

Spin introduced

Pakistani all-rounder and left-arm spinner Imad Wasim will start the second over.


7 hours ago (16:04 GMT)

WICKET! Australia 1-2 (0.3 overs)

Skipper Finch gets caught leg before wicket by Afridi, with only two balls played in the innings. Mitchell Marsh is the new batsman in.

 

Pakistan’s Shaheen Afridi celebrates the dismissal of Australia’s captain Aaron Finch during the Cricket Twenty20 World Cup semi-final match between Pakistan and Australia in Dubai, UAE, Thursday, November 11, 2021 [Aijaz Rahi/AP Photo]

7 hours ago (15:56 GMT)

Australia come out to bat

Openers Warner and Aaron Finch start. Shaheen Afridi to open the bowling.

7 hours ago (15:46 GMT)

Pakistan 176/4 (20 overs)

Pakistan complete their innings with two massive sixes from Zaman in the last over who scores 55 runs of 32 balls.

Australia 177 from 120 balls. Run rate required 8.85.

Australia’s Mitchell Starc (R) celebrates dimissing Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan during the ICC men’s Twenty20 World Cup semi-final match between Australia and Pakistan at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai on November 11, 2021. (Photo by INDRANIL MUKHERJEE / AFP) (AFP)

7 hours ago (15:43 GMT)

WICKET! Pakistan 162-4

Malik goes for only one 1 run as Starc shatters his wicket. Muhammad Hafeez is the new man in.


7 hours ago (15:38 GMT)

WICKET! Pakistan 158/3

Pat Cummins gets the important wicket of Muhammad Asif.


7 hours ago (15:35 GMT)

Pakistan 158/2 (18 overs)

Pakistan score 15 runs with one six in the over.


7 hours ago (15:31 GMT)

WICKET! Pakistan 143/2

Rizwan is gone for 67! Caught at mid-off by Steve Smith off Mitchell Starc. Mohammed Asif is the new batsman in.

 


7 hours ago (15:19 GMT)

Good over from Zampa

Only five coming of the over. Zampa completes his four overs with 22 runs given and one wicket.

Pakistan 122/1 (16 overs).


7 hours ago (15:05 GMT)

Pakistan 106/1 (14 overs)

Another good over for Pakistan with 14 runs coming of it and Rizwan completing his 11th T20i 50.


8 hours ago (14:58 GMT)

Pakistan 90-1 (12 overs)

Pakistan have good over with 14 runs of Zampa, including one massive six by Rizwan!

Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan bats during the Cricket Twenty20 World Cup semi-final match between Pakistan and Australia in Dubai, UAE, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021 [Kamran Jebreili/AP Photo]

8 hours ago (14:47 GMT)

WICKET! Pakistan 71/1

Captain Azam caught by David Warner of Zampa as Australia breath a sigh of relief.

Fakhar Zaman is the new batsman in.

8 hours ago (14:41 GMT)

Eight overs, 62 for 0

A good over for Pakistan with 11 runs.


8 hours ago (14:33 GMT)

Pakistan reach 50 runs with no loss

Seven overs are completed as Pakistan cross the half-century mark with both openers at the crease.

Pakistan’s captain Babar Azam (R) and Mohammad Rizwan fist bump after playing a shot [Indranil Mukherjee/AFP]

8 hours ago (14:20 GMT)

Six overs completed, Pakistan 47/0

Pakistan end a very good powerplay Pakistan with openers captain Babar Azam and Mohammed Rizwan drove their team to 47-0. Leg-spinner Adam Zampa comes in to bowl.


8 hours ago (14:07 GMT)

Pakistan 11-0

The South Asian team is 11 for no loss after two overs.


9 hours ago (13:50 GMT)

Australia win the toss

The Australian side has chosen to field against Pakistan in the second T20 semi-final.

Australia – David Warner, Aaron Finch (captain), Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, (wicketkeeper), Pat Cummins, 9 Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

Pakistan – Babar Azam (capt), Mohammad Rizwan, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf

Article source: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/11/11/pakistan-faces-australia-in-t20-world-cup-semifinal-live