New Delhi. Australia defeated Pakistan in the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup-2021. With this defeat, his journey in the current season of T20 World Cup also ended. Pakistan lost only one match in the entire tournament and could not reach the title match. The ‘culprit’ of this defeat was attributed to Hassan Ali on social media. After the match, Pakistan captain Babar Azam also clearly blamed poor fielding for this defeat.
Pakistan scored 176 for 4 in 20 overs, after which Australia lost 5 wickets and achieved the target with 1 over remaining. Mohammad Rizwan scored the highest 67 runs for Pakistan. He hit 3 fours and 4 sixes in his innings of 52 balls. After this, Fakhar Zaman played an innings of 55 runs in 32 balls with 3 fours and 3 sixes, due to which Pakistan’s score could reach 175. In this thrilling match, the Pakistani bowlers had once turned the match towards their team, but Matthew Wade and Marcus Stoinis batted stormy in the last over and gave Australia victory.
Wade hit 3 consecutive sixes in the last 3 balls of the 19th over of Shaheen Shah Afridi’s innings. Wade’s catch was dropped by Hasan Ali, which proved to be very expensive for Pakistan. Babar Azam also called the dropping of this catch as the turning point of the match. On the second ball of this over from Shaheen Afridi, Wade played an aerial shot in the deep mid-wicket direction. Hasan was fielding at the same place but the ball slipped from his fingers and he failed to take the catch.
Hassan Ali Trending started trending after the match on social media. Not only this, even memes started being shared. However, some people also blamed Shaheen for the defeat, whose balls were hit for 3 consecutive sixes. Babar said after suffering a crushing defeat in the match, ‘I think we had scored a lot of runs on the scoreboard. If we give chances to such teams at the end, it will prove to be equally costly. The turning point was to drop that catch.
Australia will now take on New Zealand for the title, who had defeated England in the first semi-final. New Zealand has made it to the final of the T20 World Cup for the first time while Australia has reached the title match of this global T20 tournament for the second time.