Pakistan vs Australia Live Score, T20 World Cup 2021, 2nd Semi-final: Azam and Rizwan take charge

Pakistan vs Australia Live Score, T20 World Cup 2021, 2nd Semi-final: Azam and Rizwan take charge

Full toss by Cummins, Rizwan flicks it. Maxwell dives near the boundary but can’t stop the ball touching the rope.

After 5 overs,Pakistan 38/0 ( Mohammad Rizwan (W) 15 , Babar Azam (C) 21)

Hazlewood gets his length wrong in the first ball and Rizwan says thank you with a six. Much better lengths in the next few deliveries. The fourth ball is a slower one, Rizwan tries a similar swivel but gets beaten. Babar then plays the cut, gets an outside edge and the ball goes to the short third man fielder on one bounce. Nine off the over.

Wow! Rizwan plays his trademark shot. Not exactly a slog but he picks the length early and sends the ball over deep square leg for a maximum.

After 4 overs,Pakistan 29/0 ( Mohammad Rizwan (W) 7 , Babar Azam (C) 20)

Pat Cummins prefers to bowl straight in his first over. Goes a tad short in the second ball and pays the price against Babar who plays a lovely flick off his hips. The Aussie pacer comes back well after the boundary. Six off the over.

Cummins bowls short and straight, Babar flicks and finds the gap. The Pakistan skipper has been timing it really well today.

This time Babar sweeps and he gets the boundary. 10 off Maxwell’s first over but he almost got a wicket.

Rizwan comes down the track to Maxwell, takes the aerial route but doesn’t time it that well. Warner is running back from mid-off and gets to the ball but can’t hold on to the catch. Great effort but they would’ve loved the wicket.

After 2 overs,Pakistan 11/0 ( Mohammad Rizwan (W) 0 , Babar Azam (C) 10)

Josh Hazlewood has been among wickets so he’ll try hard to break this stand. Once Rizwan and Azam get going, Pakistan have a solid chance to put up a good score on board. One boundary in the over, five off this one.

Super shot. Babar Azam special cover drive. The ball from Hazlewood swings away late but the Pakistan skipper is not troubled. Times it perfectly.

After 1 overs,Pakistan 6/0 ( Mohammad Rizwan (W) 0 , Babar Azam (C) 5)

Starc starts with a fuller, outside off-stump delivery. Rizwan goes for the drive, the ball swings back in late as the batsman gets an inside edge. Wade dives to his right but can’t stop the single. Good-looking flick by Two good-looking shots by Babar but they go straight to the fielders. First one goes towards square-leg and the next one is cut-off by the point fielder. Rizwan faces the final ball, he tries the slash but gets beaten. Six off the over.

Pakistan vs Australia Live Score, Semi Final Cricket Score and Live Streaming, T20 World Cup 2021 Latest Updates: Pakistan take on Australia in the 2nd semi-final of T20 World Cup 2021 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

Preview:It’s amazing how the tables have turned. A few years ago, Australia were considered the heavyweights and Pakistan, the underdogs. Now, it’s the other way round. Pakistan are the heavyweight in T20Is while Australia are the underdogs.

Pakistan have cruised to the semis with five wins by playing an equal number of games. They are the only unbeaten side in the tournament. They are riding the crest of a wave having beaten almost every team comprehensively. A big factor heading into such crucial games is momentum and confidence. Pakistan will have both, against Australia.

Pakistan vs Australia Semi-final Live Streaming of T20 World Cup 2021 Match
Pakistan vs Australia Semi-final Live Streaming of T20 World Cup 2021 Match. AP

It’s been a complete team effort from Pakistan so far. Almost everyone has contributed at some point or the other. There are no glaring weaknesses as such. There are a couple of concerns though. Fakhar Zaman hasn’t had a good outing as such. He’s averaged just 13.50 with 54 runs from four innings and he would look to get up on the scoring charts. Hasan Ali hasn’t found his groove and has been Pakistan’s most expensive bowler going at 8.57 runs per over. Pakistan would hope that the duo up their game in the upcoming match.

They wouldn’t look to tinker much with the winning combination.

Australia too has had a decent campaign so far. They too have had comprehensive wins in almost all the matches.

They were thumped by England in the only match that they have lost. But it’s impressive, the way they bounced back to win against Bangladesh and West Indies to qualify for the semis.

Adam Zampa’s role in the middle overs will be crucial. He’s the joint second-highest wicket taker in the tournament and is the only one of two bowlers who has taken a five-for in the tournament. There will be battle within battles.

Openers Aaron Finch and David Warner vs Shaheen Afridi. Glenn Maxwell vs Imad Wasim and Shadab Khan. Adam Zampa vs Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik. Josh Hazlewood vs Babar Azam. We can expect a cracker in Dubai.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Pakistan vs Australia T20 World Cup 2021 semi-final in Dubai:

What is the venue for Pakistan versus Australia match?

The match will take place at the Dubai Cricket Stadium in Dubai

What time will the Pakistan versus Australia match start?

The match will begin at 7.30 pm IST. The toss will take place at 7 pm IST.

Which TV channels will broadcast the Pakistan versus Australia match?

The match will be telecast on Star Sports Network.

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