New Delhi. The Pakistan cricket team was out of the T20 World Cup on Thursday. Australia defeated him by 5 wickets in the semi-final played in Dubai. Pakistan scored 176 for 4 in 20 overs, after which Australia lost 5 wickets and achieved the target with 1 over remaining. Pakistan captain Babar Azam looked very disappointed with this defeat. Babar, playing his very first T20 World Cup, after the match called a mistake of his team as the turning point.
In this thrilling match, Pakistani bowlers had once turned the match towards their team, but Matthew Wade and Marcus Stoinis batted in a stormy manner in the final overs, giving Australia victory. . Actually, Wade’s catch was dropped by Hasan Ali, which proved to be very expensive for Pakistan. Babar Azam admitted that leaving the catch at important occasions cost the team dearly.
He said, ‘Everything was going according to our strategy. Our score was also good but our bowling was not that accurate. If you drop the catch on such occasions, the match will be out of your hands. This proved to be the turning point of the match. Wade hit 3 sixes in consecutive balls in the 19th over of Shaheen Afridi and Australia made it to the final. Now on November 14, he will face New Zealand, who defeated England in the first semi-final.
Babar said, ‘Our team performed brilliantly throughout the tournament. Hopefully the players will show a better game going forward. As a captain, I agree. Hope we learn from our mistakes for the next tournament. When you do well throughout the tournament and then in the end, these small mistakes lead to big consequences. The way we performed throughout the tournament was fantastic. We are expecting even better performance from the team in the coming days. Each player played his role well.
Matthew Wade, who became the man of the match after playing a stormy innings of 41 runs off 17 balls, studded with 2 fours and 4 sixes, said, ‘Stoinis removed the pressure at the other end. Shaheen was bowling faster than I expected. I am happy that I finally took the team to the target. I was out of the team for some time and I am happy that I got a chance again.