Pakistan set a target of 177 runs for Australia, Rizwan and Fakhar hit half-centuries
Pakistan vs Australia 2nd Semifinal: In the second semi-final of the 2021 T20 World Cup being played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Pakistan gave Australia a target of 177 runs after playing first. Opener Mohammad Rizwan played an excellent innings of 67 runs for Pakistan. During this, three fours and four sixes came off his bat. At the same time, Fakhar Zaman played an explosive innings of 55 not out in 32 balls. In his half-century innings, Fakhar hit three fours and four sixes.
Babar and Rizwan got off to a great start
Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan once again got Pakistan off to a great start. Both added 71 runs for the first wicket. Babar got out after scoring 39 runs in an attempt to hit a six. During this he hit five fours. However, Rizwan persevered and completed his third half-century in the tournament. He scored 67 runs in 52 balls with the help of three fours and four sixes.
Fakhar Zaman, who came to bat at number three after the first wicket fell for 71 runs, did wonders today. He led the innings with Rizwan, and also scored runs at a fast pace. Fakhar completed his fifty in just 31 balls. However, after Rizwan’s dismissal, Asif Ali, who came to bat, was dismissed without opening the account. At the same time, Malik was also dismissed after scoring just one run.
Pat Cummins gave only three runs in the 19th over. Then it seemed that Pakistan would be able to reach only close to 170. But in the last over, Fakhar took the score beyond 175 by hitting two sixes on Mitchell Starc. A total of 15 runs were scored in the last over. Mohammad Hafeez with Fakhar returned unbeaten after scoring one run.
At the same time, Adam Zampa bowled very economical for Australia. He conceded just 22 runs in his four overs, and took one wicket. At the same time, Mitchell Starc took two wickets, but he proved to be very expensive. Apart from this, Pat Cummins also got a wicket.