WEB DESK: Australia won against Pakistan by 21 runs, they not secured two important points but also throw Pakistan team out of the World T20 Cup.
Chasing mammoth 194, Sharjeel Khan started aggressively but his partner Ahmad Shahzad went cheaply, after that Khalid Latif arrived on the crease, he started cautiously, he lacked fluency which was required in purist of big chase. Umar Akmal looked promising for his 32 runs but was done by smart leg-spin bowling of Adams Zampa. Shahid Afridi hit two long sixes, situation demanded him to play out of his skin but it was never there. Shoaib Malik inspired with 40 runs in just 20 balls however it was all over for Pakistan team in the sixth edition of World T20.
Earlier, Steve Smith opted to bat first, Usman Khawaja and Aorn Finch from the word go were there with purpose. Pakistan got some early break through, however Smith and company never let Pakistani bowler to dictate terms. Steve Smith has made 61 runs and Shane Watson’s quick 44 runs done the trick for Australia.
Australia 193/4 (20/20 ov)