Wade Onslaught Sees Australia Into Final

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Last Updated on 12 Nov 2021 12:00 pm (UK Time)

An explosive 41 not out from wicket-keeper Matthew Wade helped Australia to defeat Pakistan in the second semi-final of the ICC T20 World Cup. Australia won the toss and elected to field first.

Babar Azam would be caught by David Warner off the bowling of Adam Zampa for 39 before Mohammad Rizwan (pictured below) would be caught by Steve Smith off the bowling of Mitchell Starc for 67 off 52 balls. Asif Ali would be caught by the same fielder off the bowling of Pat Cummins for a golden duck before Shoaib Malik would be the final wicket to fall, bowled by Starc, for 1 – Fakhar Zaman (55 off 32 balls) and Mohammad Hafeez (1) were not out.

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Aaron Finch would be LBW to Shaheen Afridi for a golden duck before Mitchell Marsh would be caught by Ali off the bowling of Shadab Khan (pictured below) for 28. Smith would be caught by Zaman off the same bowler for 5 before opener Warner would be caught behind by Rizwan off the bowling of Khan for 49 off 30 balls.

Glenn Maxwell would be the final wicket to fall, caught by Haris Rauf to give Khan his fourth wicket of the day, for 7 with Marcus Stoinis (40) and Matthew Wade (41 off 17 balls) as Australia would win with an over to spare.

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PAK 176/4 (20 overs), AUS 177/5 (19 overs)

Australia face New Zealand in the final on Sunday with a 2:00 pm GMT start time. Who do you think will win the final?

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