T20 World Cup 2016: Pakistan vs Australia Highlights, T20 World Cup on 25 March 2016. Pak vs Aus Highlights at Bangalore, Watch Pakistan vs Australia Cricket Highlights on Mohali, 25th March 2016.
Cricket Series: T20 World Cup 2016
Toss: Australia win the toss and choose to bat
Pakistan Squad: Ahmed Shehzad, Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif, Umar Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed†, Shahid Afridi*, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Sami
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Australia kept their chances alive to progress into the semi-finals of the World T20 in India as they beat Pakistan by 21 runs on Friday. The loss means Pakistan are out of the tournament.
Australia won and important toss and Captain Steven Smith had no hesitation in opting to bat first. Finch came back into the side to open the batting with Khawaja. The pair got off to a decent start before Khawaja was bowled by Riaz with his score on 21 from 16 balls. The wickets of Finch and Warner fell in quick succession leaving Australia 57/3 in the 8th over. Smith and Maxwell got Australia back into the contest with some innovative stroke play. Maxwell played one big shot too many and was caught for 30 from 24 balls. Smith went on to score and unbeaten 61 from 43 balls but it was the bat of Shane Watson that did the big damage during the death overs. Batting at number 6 for Australia, Watson smashed 44 from just 21 balls which included 3 huge sixes to take his side to 193/4 after the allotted 20 overs. Riaz and Wasim picked up 2 wickets each for Pakistan.
Hazlewood struck a crucial blow in 3rd over to dismiss Shehzad for 1, with Sharjeel Khan going great guns at the other end. Latif came in at three for Pakistan in the absence of the injured Hafeez and managed to top score for Pakistan. He did play a good anchor role, but many would say that the strike rate of 112 was below par given the target of 193. Afridi promoted himself up the order but perished with his score on 14 from 7 balls. The scoreboard pressure was too much in the end for Pakistan, as Faulkner ripped through the lower order in the death overs to end with match wining figures of 5/28 as Pakistan ended on 172/8.