PAK vs AUS: The semi-final 2 of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 is taking place between Pakistan and Australia at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Asked to bat first, the Babar Azam-led side on account of valiant half-centuries by Mohammad Rizwan and Fakhar Zaman posted a total of 176 runs on the board.
Chasing the target of 177 runs, Australia didn’t have the greatest of the starts as skipper Aaron Finch was trapped in LBW by Shaheen Afridi for a golden duck in the very first over of the innings.
However, David Warner shifted the momentum towards his side by smashing Imad Wasim for 17 runs in the over. After the wicket of Mitchell Marsh in the 7th over, it seemed that Australia will be on the back foot. But Warner continued smashing bowlers all over the park to put Pakistani bowlers under pressure.
During the 8th over of the innings, David Warner made the crowd go bonkers as he smashed big six on the dead ball. It was during the first ball when Mohammad Hafeez lost control of the ball and it bounced near his foot and then bounced once more before Warner gave the charge and decided to take a toll to smoke it over deep mid-wicket.
Here’s the video:
Fans on the Twitter went berserk at the hilarious moment and here’s what they have to say:
Just when it seemed Australia were asserting their authority, Shadab Khan provided his team with the crucial breakthroughs. The leg-spinner first removed Mitchell Marsh followed by Steve Smith and then put the Aaron Finch-led side in all sorts of trouble as David Warner nicked one-off for 49 runs.
Though Ultra-edge showed no spike, David Warner walked back to the dressing up, believing that there was a noise and uphold the spirit of the game.
If this was not enough the leg-spinner chipped in yet again. He removed Glenn Maxwell for just 7 runs to send half of the Australian side back in the dressing room. And finished with the figures of 4/26.