Pakistan vs Australia Semi Final: Matthew Wade snatches victory over Pakistan, Australia wins by 5 wickets in final

Matthew Wade snatches victory over Pakistan, Australia wins by 5 wickets in final

New Zealand defeated England by 5 wickets in the first semi-final match of the T20 World Cup to reach the final for the first time in the history of this tournament. Playing first after losing the toss, England scored 166 runs for the loss of 4 wickets. Moeen Ali remained the top scorer with 51 not out. The Kiwi team achieved the target of 167 runs in a thrilling manner at the loss of five wickets in 19 overs. Opener Daryl Mitchell scored an unbeaten 72 runs in the team's victory.

New Zealand needed 20 runs in the last two overs. Chris Woakes brought the 19th over and Daryl Mitchell broke the dream of England's victory by scoring 20 runs in the same over. Mitchell hit two sixes and a four in the over and gave the team a resounding victory. Even though Mitchell hit the winning shot, Jimmy Nisham also played a big role in the team's victory. He scored 27 runs in 11 balls in the span of 16 to 18 overs with the help of 3 sixes and 1 four.

Kiwi team's third consecutive final
New Zealand reached the final of the ICC tournament for the third time in a row. Earlier, the team had made it to the finals of the 2019 ODI World Cup and the ICC Test Championship this year. NZ avenged the defeat in the final of the 2019 ODI World Cup at the hands of England with a resounding victory.

England lost in the semi-finals of T20 WC for the first time , this was England's first defeat in the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup. Earlier, the team had defeated Sri Lanka in the semi-finals of 2010 and New Zealand in 2016 for the final, but this time the team could not win. Also, this was England's first loss after winning the last five semi-final matches in ODIs and T20Is. Earlier, India had defeated England in the semi-final match of 1983.

Chasing the target, NZ had a poor start and in the very first over Chris Woakes took the wicket of Martin Guptill (4). Woakes gave ENG a big breakthrough in his very next over by dismissing Kiwi captain Kane Williamson (5). Devon Conway and Daryl Mitchell added 81 runs in 67 balls for the third wicket to bring the team's innings back on track. Livingston put the brakes on this partnership by dismissing Conway (46). Livingston did not stop there and took the wicket of Glenn Phillips (2) in the last over of his spell.

James Neesham brought NZ back in the match by raining fours and sixes as soon as he came on the field. Neesham was dismissed for 27 runs off 11 balls by Adil Rashid. After his dismissal, Daryl Mitchell gave the team a memorable victory while batting stormy. Mitchell scored an unbeaten 72 off 47 balls.

Chris Woakes took 1 wicket without conceding any runs in the third over of NZ's innings.
Till the powerplay, New Zealand's score was 36 runs for the loss of 2 wickets.
Woakes became the third player after S Sreesanth (2007) and Dirk Nannes (2010) to bowl a maiden over in a T20 WC semi-final.
Williamson has so far scored runs in the tournament with a strike rate (SR) of 94.24, which is the lowest SR for any captain in T20 WC.
This was the best score of Devon Conway (46) in this tournament.
Chris Jordan spent 23 runs in the 17th over of NZ's innings.
This was Daryl Mitchell (72)*'s first half-century in T20 Internationals.
The Kiwi team reached the final of the T20 World Cup for the first time.
Daryl Mitchell was adjudged man of the match for his match winning innings.

ENG's strong batting, batting
first, England started well and Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow added 37 runs in 31 balls for the first wicket. This partnership was broken by Adam Milne by dismissing Bairstow (13). Ish Sodhi got the second success for the Kiwi team by dismissing Jos Buttler (29) LBW. For the third wicket, David Malan and Moeen Ali added 63 runs in 43 balls to get the team back. Malan (42) looked in fine form, but Tim Southee gave him the third blow to ENG.

Moeen Ali hit two sixes in two consecutive overs after Malan's wicket. Batting brilliantly, Moeen played an unbeaten innings of 51 runs in 37 balls. James Neesham took the wicket of Liam Livingston (17).

Till the powerplay, England's score was 40 runs for the loss of 1 wicket.
Ish Sodhi dismissed Jos Buttler for the fourth time in six T20Is.
Buttler became the first player to score 250+ runs for England in a single T20 WC.
When Moeen Ali was batting on the score of 19, then Saudi dropped his catch.
This was the third half-century of Moeen Ali (51) * in T20 Internationals.

The Kiwis did not make any changes in their playing XI, while ENG included Sam Billings in place of Jason Roy. These two teams clashed in ICC events 850 days after the 2019 World Cup final.

Both teams-

ENG - Jos Buttler (wk), Jonny Bairstow, David Malan, Moeen Ali, Oen Morgan (c), Sam Billings, Liam Livingston, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood

NZ - Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Ken Williamson (captain), Devon Conway (wicketkeeper), Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Sentner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Bolt.


T20 World Cup 2021 Semi Final Pakistan vs Australia: It was actually Matthew Wade who snatched the match from Pakistan's jaws.

So far in the history of T20 World Cup, the team of Pakistan and Australia have faced each other six times. During this both the teams have had equal footing.

In the second semi-final being played at Dubai International Stadium under the T2- World Cup released in UAE, Australia defeated Pakistan by 5 wickets and entered the final of the World Cup, where it competed on Sunday. Chasing the target of 177 to win from New Zealand, Australia had a bad start, when Afridi did not even allow Captain Finch to open the account in the very first over. The good thing was that Warner remained frozen at one end, but when Smith and Maxwell were dismissed cheaply, it seemed that now Pakistan's victory from here has become a formality. Shadab Khan's magic ran on the kangaroos and he picked up wickets at regular intervals. The time came when Australia had to score 50 runs in 24 balls to win. From here, the 18th over of Haris Rauf and especially Hasan Ali was expensive, in which he gave 15 runs. 


After this Australia had to score 22 runs to win in the last over. At this time, Pakistan handed the ball to its best bowler Shaheen Afridi, but his 19th over proved to be the last over, in which Matthew Wade hit three consecutive sixes to end the match in this over. Australia achieved the target of victory by losing 5 wickets in 19 overs. Matthew Wade remained unbeaten on 41 off 17 balls and was adjudged man of the match.

Earlier, batting first, Pakistan had set a target of 177 runs for Australia to win. And achieving this score is not going to be easy for the Kangaroos. Like the previous matches, captain Babar Azam (39) and Mohammad Rizwan (67) gave Pakistan a great start by adding 71 runs at the most needed occasion after getting the invitation to bat before Australia. And on this start, Fakhar Zaman (55 not out), who failed in most of the previous matches, was stamped in a very good way. The effect of Fakhar's attitude was that Asif Ali was dismissed for zero and Malik was dismissed for one run. Fakhar voluntarily smashed Stork and Hazlewood in the slog overs. With this, the Pakistani team managed to reach the figure of 176 runs for 5 wickets in 20 overs of quota, which is not less than a challenge for the Kangaroos. 

Australia won the toss and decided to bowl first. All Asian fans including Indians have a lot of interest in this match. Pakistan has not lost a single match in the World Cup so far, so even in terms of records, it is heavy on the Kangaroos in T20.

But in the first semi-final, everyone saw how New Zealand had made a place in the final, defeating the strong contenders England. Overall, the competition is going to be very fierce. This is the sixth consecutive match, when Pakistan did not make any changes in their XI
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