PAK vs AUS Highlights T20WC2021 Semifinal Highlights: Australia beat Pakistan by 5 wickets to enter finalPAK vs AUS Live Hello and welcome to India TV's live blog of Pakistan vs Australia ICC T20 World Cup 2021 semifinal 2 match. This is your host for the day Akash Kharade.
Result: Australia beat Pakistan by 5 wickets, to face New Zealand in the Final.
Australia's never say die attitude was visible in the semifinal 2 of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 here at the Dubai International Stadium, Dubai on Thursday as they beat Pakistan in a thrilling match. Marcus Stoinis and Mathew Wade were the heroes of the match as they scored 31 runs in 40 balls and 41 in 17 balls respectively. At the top, David Warner also played a crucial knock of 49 runs in 30 balls. For Pakistan, Shahdab Khan's four-wicket haul went in vain. Shaheen Afridi was the only other successful bowler who picked one wicket in the game.
Australia 177/5 in 19 overs Wade hits three back to back sixes against Afridi to guide Australia to victory.
Australia 155/5 in 18 overs Another expensive over by Hasan Ali as Wade hits him for a six and Stoinis finish the over with a boundary, 15 runs from it. Australia in driver's seat.
Australia 140/5 in 17 overs Marcus Stoinis goes all guns blazing as he hits a six and a boundary to score 13 runs from the over of Haris Rauf.
Australia 127/5 in 16 overs Stoinis welcomes Ali with a boundary. Australia need to take this game deep as this is their last recognise batting pair. 12 runs from the over with a no-ball in it.
Australia 115/5 in 15 overs Shaheen Afridi bowls another tight over. Shadab Khan misses another run-out chance as Wade survives. Six runs from the over with no boundary in it.
Australia 109/5 in 14 overs Wade hits down the ground for a boundary. Australia desperately need a partnership while Pakistan just need one more wicket. Six runs from the over.
Australia 103/5 in 13 overs Shabad Khan finish with four wickets in his four overs giving away just 26 runs. Marcus Stoinis hits a six in the over to get 8 runs from it.
Australia 96/5 in 12.2 overs Excellent bowling by Shabad Khan as he claims his fourth wicket of the match in the name of Glenn Maxwell. The right hand batsman departs on 7.
Australia 95/4 in 12 overs A tight over by Imad Wasim as Marcus Stoinis struggles to find gaps. Just three runs from the over.
Australia 92/4 in 11 overs Just three runs and a wicket of David Warner in the over. Shabad Khan has claimed three wickets in his spell so far.
Australia 89/4 in 10.1 overs Big blow for Australia as Shadab Khan removes dangerous David Warner on 49. Rizwan takes a beautiful catch behind the wickets. Big blunder by David Warner! There is nothing on the snicko meter. Yet he did not review it.
Australia 89/3 in 10 overs Warner welcomes Ali with a boundary. Poor bowling by Pakistan against Warner. Nine runs from the over.
Australia 80/3 in 9 overs A wicket and 10 runs from the over as Warner hit a six against Khan while Smith departs on 5. David Warner is inching towards his fifty with wickets falling at the other end.
Australia 70/2 in 8 overs Poor start to the spell by Mohammad Hafeez as he bowls a no-ball. The bowl bounces twice on the pitch and Warner hits it for a six. 13 runs from the over.
Australia 57/2 in 7 overs Steve Smith confirms his intent from the word go as he hits a boundary on the second ball he face. Five runs from the over.
Australia 52/2 in 6.2 overs Marsh edges one in the air as Asif Ali takes a simple catch to end his innings. Shadab Khan takes his first wicket of the match in his first over. Marsh departs on 28.
Australia 52/1 in 6 overs Mitchell Marsh hits Rauf for a boundary over short fine. Four single from the remaining five balls. Australia ends the powerplay with 52 runs and a wicket of captain Aaron Finch.
Australia 44/1 in 5 overs Marsh is matching Warner shot for shot. The swashbuckling batter smashes Haris Rauf for two fours as Australia's run-chase has caught some serious pace now. Must admit, worrying Pakistan faces all over the Dubai International Stadium.
Australia 30/1 in 4 overs David Warner joins the party. In fact, the southpaw takes charge of the chase; slams a six and two boundaries off Imad Wasim's 2nd over that fetched 17 runs
Australia 13/1 in 3 overs Marsh surely knows his role as he places Afridi's length delivery through the extra cover region.
Australia 6/1 in 2 overs Imad Wasim delivers a tidy over with just five runs off it. Interesting move by Australia as they promoted Mitchell Marsh up the order.
Australia 1/1 in 1 over Pakistan got the start they wanted! Shaheen Afridi does the trick with the new ball again as he traps Aaron Finch lbw with a peach of a delivery. Are we going to see one of those special nights by Afridi again?
Riding on the fifties by Mohammad Rizwan and Fakhar Zaman Pakistan posted 176/4 in 20 overs against Australia in the second semifinal of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 here at the Dubai International Stadium on Thursday. Rizwan scored 67 runs in 52 balls while Zaman played the much-needed innings in the end with 32-ball 52. Pakistan skipper Babar Azam also chipped in with 39 runs in 34 balls. For Australia, Mitchell Starc grabbed two wickets while Adam Zampa and Pat Cummins claimed one wicket each.
Pakistan 176/4 in 20 overs Back to back sixes by Zaman against Starc to complete his fifty. 15 runs from the last over as Pakistan mange to finish big.
Pakistan 162/4 in 19.2 overs Clean bowled! Starc removes Malik one. Pakistan need a big finish while Australia will look to end the innings with two good overs.
Pakistan 161/3 in 19 overs Brilliant comeback by Pat Cummins as he gives just three runs in the over with a wicket of Asif Ali. Zaman's catch was dropped on the very next ball by Steve Smith.
Pakistan 158/3 in 18.1 overs Golden duck for Asif Ali as Cummins picks his first wicket of the match. Smith takes a simple catch at long-on.
Pakistan 158/2 in 18 overs - Huge six by Zaman down the ground against Starc, followed by a straight hit for a boundary. 15 runs from the over. Pakistan cruising towards a big total.
Pakistan 143/2 in 17.2 overs - Mitchell Starc ends Mohammad Rizwan's extraordinary innings on 67. Steve Smith takes a simple catch at mid-off. Second wicket for Australia.
Pakistan 143/1 in 17 overs Hazelwood gives 21 runs from his last over to finish with 49 runs in his quota of four overs. He bowls a waist-high no-ball followed by a length ball on the free hit. Rizwan converts the first one into a boundary and the second one into a six.
Pakistan 122/1 in 16 overs Excellent bowling by Adam Zampa as he gives just five singles from his last over. He finishes with 22 runs in four overs with the big wicket of Pakistan captain Babar Azam in it.
Pakistan 117/1 in 15 overs Poor bowling by Pat Cummins as he bowls a waist-high no-ball against Zaman, who guides it for a boundary. 11 runs from the over.
Pakistan 106/1 in 14 overs Rizwan completes his fifty. Hits a huge six over square leg against Hazlewood. Zaman also joins the party as he flicks the ball for a boundary. 14 runs from the over.
Pakistan 92/1 in 13 overs Just three runs from Starc's second over. He bowls a speedy bouncer which hits Rizwan on the helmet. The physio checks on him but everything is fine. Two more Starc overs to go.
Pakistan 89/1 in 12 overs Expensive over for Australia as Rizwan hits Zampa for a six while the leg spinner struggles to find his line as the ball goes for a boundary on wide ball. 14 runs from the over.
Pakistan 75/1 in 11 overs Australian bowlers pulling things back as Maxwell gives just four runs from his third over. Pakistan will look to pickup the pace as they have nine wickets in hand.
Pakistan 71/1 in 10 overs Babar Azam departs on 39. David Warner takes a simple catch on long-on on the bowling of Adam Zampa. Just three runs and a wicket from the over. Fakhar Zaman has joined Rizwan in the middle.
Pakistan 68/0 in 9 overs Maxwell makes a decent comeback by giving away just six singles in his second over after conceding 10 runs in the first over.
Pakistan 62/0 in 8 overs Babar pulls the ball for another boundary. 11 runs from Mitchell Marsh's first over. Pakistan have received a good start now they need to convert it into a big one.
Pakistan 51/0 in 7 overs Fifty up for Pakistan. Adam Zampa has bowled a tight over. No boundaries in this over. Just four singles from Zampa's first over.
Pakistan 47/0 in 6 overs Rizwan going all guns blazing hist Cummins for another boundary in the over. Nine runs from the last over of the Powerplay.
Pakistan 38/0 in 5 overs Rizwan finally breaks the shackles and hits Hazlewood for a six. Three singles from the next five balls, Nine runs from the over.
Pakistan 29/0 in 4 overs Babar continues to find gaps but Rizwan still struggling. Eight runs from the first over of Pat Cummins.
Pakistan 21/0 in 3 overs Expensive over to start for Glenn Maxwell as Rizwan and Azam hits him for a boundary each. Warner drops a difficult catch running backwards which ended in a boundary.
Pakistan 11/0 in 2 overs Beautiful cover drive by Babar against Josh Hazlewood. The right-arm quick makes comeback with three dot balls against Rizwan to end the over. Five runs from the second over.
Pakistan 6/0 in 1 over Babar Azam flicks the ball towards fine leg to score first boundary of the match. Mohammad Rizwan yet to score runs of the bat. Six runs from the first over.
Let's Play! Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan kick start Pakistan's innings while Mitchel Starc will open the bowling for Australia.
Australia captain Aaron Finch won the toss and opted to field first against Pakistan in the semifinal 2 of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 here at the Dubai International Stadium, Dubai on Thursday. Both the sides are going unchanged in this crucial game.
Pakistan (Playing XI): Mohammad Rizwan(w), Babar Azam(c), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi
Australia (Playing XI): David Warner, Aaron Finch(c), Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade(w), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
6:50 PM: Top in-form bowlers
Adam Zampa - 11 wickets
Haris Rauf - 8 wickets
Josh Hazelwood - 8 wickets
6:45 PM: The stage is all set for the second semifinal
In a major relief for Pakistan, opener Mohammad Rizwan and middle-order batter Shoaib Malik have been declared fit by the medical team to take part in the Men's T20 World Cup semi-final game against Australia, here on Thursday.
Both Rizwan and Malik were down with mild flu and fever and had stayed away from training on the eve of the game. However, they have tested negative for Covid-19 twice in three days.
6:11 PM: PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja sends a special message to the Pakistan cricket team ahead of the semifinal 2
6:10 PM: Top in-form batters
Babar Azam - 264 runs
Mohammad Rizwan - 214 runs
David Warner - 187 runs
6:00 PM: Key battles to watch out for
Aaron Finch vs Shaheen Afridi
David Warner vs Haris Rauf
Babar Azam vs Mitchell Starc
Asif Ali vs Adam Zampa
5:45 PM: Live Streaming
You can watch Pakistan vs Australia T20 World Cup 2021 Semifinal 2 Match on the Star Sports network.
Pakistan batters Mohammad Rizwan and Shoaib Malik are suffering from "mild flu" and they could be doubtful starters for the T20 World Cup semifinal against Australia on Thursday.
Rizwan and Malik, who missed the team's training session on Wednesday, though tested negative for COVID-19. The team has also cleared the regular testing through the tournament.
5:30 PM: Australia's road to semifinal
Australia vs South Africa - Aaron Finch's team started the campaign on high with a thrilling win over South Africa by 5 wickets in the last over.
Australia vs Sri Lanka - David Warner's fifty guided Australia to a 7 wicket win over Sri Lanka to claim two wickets in two matches.
Australia vs England - Australia faced their first defeat by 8 wickets in this World Cup against arch-rivals England in their third game. England's Jos Buttler was the hero of the match.
Australia vs Bangladesh - Australia bounced back stronger against Bangladesh with a big win which boosted their Net Run Rate. Men in Yellow won the game with 8 wickets and 13.4 overs in hand.
Australia vs West Indies - David Warner continued his brilliant form to guide Australia to yet another win against West Indies to end the Super - 12 stage on a positive note.
3:30 PM: Pakitan's road to semifinal
Pakistan vs India - In a high-pressure game against arch-rivals India Men in Green brought their A-game onto the table and thrashed Team India by 10 wickets in the opening game.
Pakistan vs New Zealand - In the next game against New Zealand Pakistan won a thrilling contest by 5 wickets thanks to a blistering cameo by Asif Ali.
Pakistan vs Afghanistan - Babar Azam's fighting fifty against a spirited bowling lineup of Afghanistan helped Men in Green claim their 3rd consecutive win of the tournament.
Pakistan vs Namibia - Pakistan openers displayed their class as they guide their side to 45 runs victory over high on confidence Namibia.
Pakistan vs Scotland - Pakistan managed to continue their winning momentum as they beat Scotland by 72 runs.