Australia has made it to the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup by defeating Pakistan. But after the early dismissal of David Warner in the semi-final match, Australia’s hopes of a comeback in the match were dimmed. Warner took one end after the early dismissals of Aaron Finch, Mitchell Marsh and Steve Smith at the start of the innings. He looked in fine form before being dismissed for 49. He was dismissed behind the wicket by Shadab Khan.
It is clearly visible in the action replays that the ball was not hit by Warner’s bat. But Warner failed to anticipate it and went to the pavilion without taking DRS. The world’s greatest cricketer and former India batsman Sachin Tendulkar talked about Warner’s dismissal on a Facebook video. He admitted that when he saw the replays, he was as surprised as everyone else. Tendulkar said, ‘His dismissal was surprising. Everyone appealed and even the umpire gave him out.
He further said, ‘Sometimes the batsman touches the ball and he does not realize it. Sometimes the ball does not hit the bat, but it bounces back due to strong reactions from the opponents and the umpire. I think the same thing must have happened with Warner. But when I saw the action replays, I was quite surprised. After Warner’s dismissal, Matthew Wade’s 41 not out and Marcus Stoinis 40 not out helped Australia chase down the target of 177 for the loss of five wickets and make it to the final.