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T20 World Cup Second Semi-Final || Pakistan vs Australia || Pakistan, Unbeaten So Far, Could Not Conquer The Australian Fort, Out Of The World Cup

In the second semi-final of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup, Australia defeated Pakistan and qualified for the final.

Australia achieved the target of 177 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in 19 overs.

Earlier, Pakistan scored 176 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in the stipulated 20 overs, with Mohammad Rizwan scoring 67 and Fakhr Zaman 55.

In the match being played in Dubai, Australian captain Aaron Finch won the toss and invited Pakistan to bat first.

Pakistan did not change their squad against Australia.

The good news for Pakistan was that the doctors declared Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Rizwan fit for the match and they are part of the match today.  It should be noted that Pakistan is unbeaten in the last 16 T20 matches in UAE but Australia has won all 4 knockout matches against Pakistan in ICC event.

Pakistan's innings

Pakistan scored 176 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in the stipulated 20 overs, with Mohammad Rizwan scoring 67 and Fakhr Zaman 55.

The Pakistani openers also gave the team a great start against Australia and a 71-run partnership was formed between the two.

Pakistan's first wicket fell in the 10th over when captain Babar Azam scored 39 off 34 balls and was caught by Zampaki.

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Matthew Hayden scored 265 runs in the 2007 T20 World Cup, more than Babar has now scored.

Mohammad Rizwan and Fakhr Zaman formed a 72-run partnership after losing one wicket.

When the total score of Pakistan team reached 143 runs, Rizwan played a brilliant innings of 67 runs and was caught by Starc's ball.

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Besides, Mohammad Asif was dismissed for no runs on the first ball while Shoaib Malik returned to the pavilion with just one run while Fakhr Zaman batted aggressively in the last overs and remained unbeaten on 55 off 32 balls.

For Australia, Mitchell Starc took two wickets and Pat Cummins and Zampa took one wicket each.

Australia's innings

Australia did not have a good start in pursuit of Pakistan's target of 177 runs and already in the over captain Aaron Finch returned to the pavilion after becoming LBW on Shaheen Shah's ball at zero.

After the first wicket fell early, a 51-run partnership was formed between Mitchell Marsh and David Warner, but when Australia's total reached 52, Mitchell Marsh was caught by Shadab for 28 off 22 balls.

Australia's third wicket fell at 77 runs, Steven Smith scored 5 runs and fell victim to Shadab.

Pakistan's fourth victory came at 89 when set batsman David Warner was dismissed for 49.

Australia had to bear the fifth loss for 96 runs when the dangerous Glenn Maxwell was dismissed for 7 runs.

It should be noted that in the first semi-final of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup, New Zealand defeated England yesterday and qualified for the final for the first time.

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