The semi-final match of the T20 World Cup Pakistan Australia turned out to be almost the same as it did 11 years ago. It would not be an exaggeration to say that 11 years ago the script of St Lucia was repeated in Dubai yesterday. When Pakistan and Australia met face to face in the 2010 World Cup semi-final, it was historic. There were some similarities in both the matches that the cricket fans would press their fingers under their teeth.

Australia won the toss and invited Pakistan to bat

In the T20 World Cup played in Dubai, Australia won the toss and decided to bowl first. Both Australia and Pakistan did not make any changes. In the 2010 semi-final also, Australia won the toss and invited Pakistan to bat first. did.

Two half-centuries from Pakistan’s side, one remained unbeaten

For Pakistan, opener Mohammad Rizwan scored 67 runs in 52 balls which included three fours and four sixes. He shared 71 for the first wicket with captain Babar Azam (39 runs off 34 balls) and 72 runs for the second wicket with Fakhar Zaman (55 not out off 32 balls, three fours, four sixes).

In the 2010 T20 World Cup, Pakistan’s opener Kamran Akmal made a brilliant 50 off 34 balls with the help of 6 fours and 2 sixes and shared an 82-run partnership with Salman Butt (32) for the first wicket. . Umar Akmal, who landed at number three, scored 56 runs in 35 balls with two fours and four lofty sixes and was not out till the end.

Interestingly, both the times a half-century was scored by an opener who was also a wicket-keeper and the batsman who scored a half-century remained unbeaten.

Australia got a blow in the very first over

The Australian team, chasing a big score both times, suffered a setback in the very first over. Afridi showed great swing in the first over and caught Aaron Finch by surprise.

The batsman standing at the other end was David Warner who returned to the pavilion 11 years ago in the T20 World Cup semi-final against Pakistan without opening an account. He was sitting on the delivery of Mohammad Amir to keeper Kamran Akmal.

Interestingly, on both the occasions the opener was dismissed for a duck and it was a Pakistani fast bowler who got him out on both the occasions.

Pakistan had a hold on the match till 10 overs

In the 2010 T20 World Cup semi-final, Australia defeated David Warner (0), Shane Watson (16), Haddin (25) and Michael Clarke (16), David Hussey (13), Cameron White (43) for nearly 10 overs. Wickets were lost.

For almost 10 overs, Australia had lost the wickets of Aaron Finch (0), Mitchell Marsh (28 runs in 22 balls), Steve Smith (5), David Warner (49). After some time, the wicket of Glenn Maxwell had also fallen to 96 runs.

Another interesting thing is that Steve Smith got out for 5 runs in the World Cup 2010 semi-final and yesterday also he got out for 5 runs.

Matthew Wade turns Mike Hussey

In the 2010 T20 World Cup, Australia had to score 34 runs in 12 balls and 18 runs in 6 balls at one time. Pakistan’s Saeed Ajmal bowled the final over, in which he conceded 21 runs and thus Pakistan lost the semi-final match.

Australia needed 18 runs in the final over and Mike Hussey hit the winning six after hitting two consecutive sixes and one four.

In yesterday’s match too, Australia needed 21 runs in 10 balls, then Hasan Ali dropped the catch of Wade. He then hit a winning six off short fine leg, cow corner and then fine leg in the last three balls of Afridi’s 19th over. He was adjudged man of the match.

Akash Gokhe

By Akash Gokhe

Akash is the Founder and Writer of the Sports Platform website. He conceived the idea of starting a Sports Platform website to channelize his love, passion, and emotions for the game of cricket and to connect other like-minded people on the platform.

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