T20 World Cup 2nd Semifinal: The second semi-final of the T20 World Cup will be played between Pakistan and Australia at the Dubai International Stadium today. This is the second time in T20 World Cup history when these two teams are clashing in the semi-finals. Earlier, in the 2010 World Cup, these two teams met, in which Australia registered a thrilling win by 3 wickets.
Mike Hussey brought victory from the jaws of Pakistan in the semi-finals of 2010
In that match held 11 years ago, Pakistan, batting first, had set a target of 192 runs in front of Australia, thanks to the innings of Kamran Akmal (50) and Umar Akmal (56 not out). In response, Australia’s team had lost seven wickets for 144 runs in 17.1 overs at one time. Australia’s upper batting order collapsed in front of the bowling of Mohammad Amir and Abdur Rahman. But Mike Hussey’s unbeaten 60 off 24 balls snatched victory from Pakistan’s jaws. David Warner, Steve Smith and Mohammad Hafeez, who were included in the playing XI of this match, are also included in the squad this time.
Very good chance for Pakistan to level up
Pakistan has a very good chance to avenge this defeat 11 years ago. The team has won all the matches of its group stage. Captain Babar Azam is the lead scorer of the World Cup, his fellow opener Mohammad Rizwan is third in terms of runs scored in the World Cup. Bowlers Haris Rauf and Shaheen Afridi are also in tremendous form. The best thing is that Pakistani fielders are also seen ready this time. Pak fielders have caught amazing catches in this World Cup. In such a situation, this team of Pakistan definitely seems to be paying off the old account.
Pakistan has been heavy on Australia in T20 cricket
So far 23 T20 matches have been played between Australia and Pakistan. In these 12 matches, the Pakistan team has won. One match tied, one match inconclusive and 9 matches went in favor of Australia.
Today’s match will be played at Dubai International Stadium. Here Pakistan and Australia have collided 7 times before. Of these, Pakistan has won 4 matches and Australia has won 2 matches. 1 match is tied. In such a situation, the figures seem to be going in favor of Pakistan.
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