Pakistan’s journey in T20 World Cup 2021 is over. In the second semi-final match played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Thursday night, the team had to face defeat by 5 wickets at the hands of Australia. The 81-run partnership between Matthew Wade and Marcus Stoinis broke Pakistan’s dream of becoming T20 champions for the second time. The catch of Matthew Wade, dropped by Hasan Ali in the 19th over, was very heavy for Pakistan. Wade hit three consecutive sixes on the next three balls of this catch, giving the Kangaroo team a ticket to the final. After the defeat, captain Babar Azam’s anger also erupted on Hasan Ali and he also called that catch as the turning point of the match.
After the match, Babar Azam 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 was also the turning point of the match. The Pakistani captain, however, praised his team’s performance throughout the tournament and expressed hope that the players will continue to play better. “The way we played the entire tournament was fantastic. We are expecting more performance from the team in the coming days. Every player played his role well.
Actually, on the third ball bowled by Shaheen Afridi of the 19th over, Wade played a shot in the air towards the leg side and the ball went straight into the hands of Hasan Ali, but this Pakistani fast bowler could not hold this catch and the ball was in his hands. Spoiled from In real sense, Hasan Ali did not catch, but worked to seal Pakistan’s defeat and Australia’s victory. Hasan Ali could not do anything special in the bowling too and he conceded 44 runs in his four overs without taking any wicket. In the 18th over of the innings, this fast bowler gave Stoinis and Wade that moment for 15 runs, whose effect was clearly visible in the next over.