Dubai. Matthew Wade played the best innings of T20 career and took Australia to the final of T20 World Cup. Australia defeated Pakistan by 5 wickets in the second semi-final of the T20 World Cup 2021. In the match (Pakistan vs Australia), Pakistan had scored 176 runs for 4 wickets while playing first. In reply, Australia achieved the target for 5 wickets in 19 overs. Wade scored an unbeaten 41 off 17 balls. The team had to score 22 runs in the last 2 overs. In the final (T20 World Cup), the team will face New Zealand on 14 November. New Zealand’s team has reached the title round for the first time.
Matthew Wade was bought by a team in the auction of IPL 2021. His base price was Rs 1 crore. But Wade has proved himself by playing a brilliant innings in the semi-finals. He scored runs at a strike rate of 241. He hit 2 fours and 4 sixes in 17 balls. That is, he scored 32 out of 41 runs from the boundary. On the last 3 balls of the 19th over, Wade hit 3 sixes in the over of fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi. Afridi gave 22 runs in the over and Australia got the win.
Wade has scored a century in T20
Talking about the T20 career of 33-year-old wicket-keeper batsman Matthew Wade, he has scored 2976 runs in 154 matches at an average of 26. This left-handed batsman has scored one century and 19 half-centuries. He played the biggest innings of 130 not out. The strike rate is 136. Talking about T20 Internationals, Wade has scored 688 runs in 41 innings at an average of 20. Has scored 3 half-centuries. The strike rate is of 124. In the current T20 World Cup in Dubai, 11 out of 12 matches have been won by the chasing team.
Australia have a chance to win the title
This is the 7th season of the T20 World Cup. But till now Australia’s team has not won the T20 World Cup title even once. The team has reached the final for the second time. In 2010, the team reached the title match for the first time, but it was defeated by England. Australia has won the ODI World Cup title 5 times. In such a situation, the eyes of the team will be on the title of the first T20 World Cup. West Indies have captured the title twice. Apart from this, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and England have won the title once each. In such a situation, this time we will also get to see a new champion in the T20 World Cup.
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson will go to create new history in the final. Under his captaincy, the team won the title of the first season of the World Test Championship (WTC) in June this year. The team had defeated India. Now the team is close to the title of the first T20 World Cup. The Kiwi team has not even won the ODI World Cup title so far. In the final of 2019, he lost to England by boundary count rule.