Pakistan vs Australia, T20 World Cup 2021 2nd Semi Final Live Score Updates: Shaheen Shah Afridi Removes Aaron Finch, AUS 1 Down In Powerplay vs Pakistan | Cricket News

Skipper Aaron Finch departed for a duck in the first over as Shaheen Shah Afridi struck early to rock Australia in their pursuit of 177 runs for a win. After being sent to bat in the second semifinal by Australia, Pakistan have put 176 runs on the board for the loss of four wickets in 20 overs. Mohammad Rizwan top-scored for Pakistan with his impressive 67 runs. He added 71 runs with skipper Babar Azam (39) the first wicket and 72 runs for the second wicket with Fakhar Zaman (55*). Babar and Rizwan have been in top form right from their first match of the tournament where Pakistan thrashed arch-rivals India by 10 wickets. Babar has also surpassed England’s Jos Buttler to become the leading run-scorer in the ongoing tournament. Meanwhile, Rizwan became the first batter to score 1000 runs in T20Is in a calendar year. After Rizwan was sent back to the pavilion in the 18th over, Zaman also scored fifty and gave the finishing touch in Pakistan’s innings. For Australia Mitchell Starc was the best bowler with his two wickets. Pat Cummins and Adam Zampa picked one wicket each. Australia need 177 runs to win now but it will depend on how their batters will go in the chase. Earlier, both the teams made no changes in their playing XI. Pakistan were unbeaten in the Super 12 Round while Australia lost one game to England. Pakistan have never won an ICC knockout game against Australia but they have a very good chance to change their fortune this time with a well-balanced team. On the other hand, Australia who made it to the semifinals on basis of a better net run-rate than South Africa had struggled with their team combination in the initial matches but later towards the conclusion of the Super 12 round they ticked their main boxes. The winners of this clash will face New Zealand in the final at the same venue on Sunday. (LIVE SCORECARD)

“We will bowl. The wicket will not change a lot over the course of the game. The guys are relaxed, there’ll be obvious nerves. This pitch has played true right through the IPL and the World Cup and expect more of the same tonight, no changes in the playing XI,” said Australia captain Aaron Finch after winning the toss.

Australia Playing XI: David Warner, Aaron Finch(c), Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade(w), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood


“We’ll have to put runs on the board and then defend it. It’s an honour to lead this bunch of players, looking forward to playing some good cricket. UAE is our backyard, we know these conditions well. No changes for us as well,” said Pakistan skipper Babar Azam.

Pakistan Playing XI: Mohammad Rizwan(w), Babar Azam(c), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi

T20 World Cup 2021 Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Semi Final Live Cricket Score From Dubai International Cricket Stadium

  • 21:43 (IST)

    AUS Off To Shaky Start !

    AUS are off to a shaky start here and Warner has a lot of responsibility now on his shoulders against some inspired PAK bowling attack

    AUS 13/1 after 3 overs

  • 21:35 (IST)

    Shaheen Starts Brilliantly !

    Shaheen starts brilliantly conceding only one run in the first over

    AUS 1/1 after 1 over

  • 21:34 (IST)

    DRS Review !

    Shaheen is on fire as DRS shows umpires call to give Marsh some relief

    AUS 1/1 after 0.4 overs

  • 21:28 (IST)

    Wicket !

    Shaheen Afridi starts with a lethal in-swinger and gets rid of AUS skipper Finch for a duck

    AUS 1/1 after 0.3 overs

  • 21:26 (IST)

    Australia Run-Chase Begins !

    Australian openers David Warner and Aaron Finch are in the middle

    Pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi starts proceedings for Pakistan

    AUS 0/0 after 0.1 overs

  • 21:16 (IST)

    Australia Need 177 Runs To Win!

    Single on the final ball and Pakistan have finished at 176/4 in 20 overs.

    Live Score: Pakistan 176/4 in 20 overs

    Australia need 177 runs to win and seal a spot in the final

  • 21:14 (IST)

    50 Up For Zaman!

    Another SIX!! Zaman gets to his fifty in the most crucial match of the tournament.

  • 21:13 (IST)


    Starc to Zaman, attempted yorker and the ball has gone miles in the air, HUGE SIX!!

  • 21:11 (IST)


    Starc to Malik, OUT!! BOWLED!! Second wicket for Starc!!

    Shoaib Malik b Starc 1(2)

    Live Score: Pakistan 162/4 in 19.2 overs

  • 21:04 (IST)


    Slower ball from Cummins and Asif has given away an easy catch to Smith.

    Asif Ali c Smith b Cummins 0(1)

    Live Score: Pakistan 158/3 in 18.1 overs

  • 20:59 (IST)


    Starc to Fakhar Zaman, SIX, over long-on. Huge SIX!!

  • 20:58 (IST)


    Starc to Rizwan, OUT!! caught by Smith!! Rizwan is out after a brilliant innings.

    Rizwan c Smith b Starc 67(52) (4s-3 6s-4)

    Live Score: Pakistan 143/2 in 17.2 overs

  • 20:54 (IST)


    SIX on the No-ball!! Rizwan is smashing the ball all over the ground.

  • 20:54 (IST)


    Hazlewood to Rizwan, Full toss and FOUR!! Its a no-ball as well. Second no-ball from Hazlewood today.

  • 20:51 (IST)


    SIX!! Excellent shot from Zaman and Hazlewood has bowled at poor length again.

    Live Score: Pakistan 128/1

  • 20:41 (IST)


    Cummins to Zaman, it’s a no-ball and FOUR!!

  • 20:38 (IST)

    50 Up For Rizwan!

    Single and Mohammad Rizwan completes his fifty!! Good knock till now!!

  • 20:37 (IST)


    Slower ball from Hazlewood and Rizwan has deposited the ball into the stands. 100 up for Pakistan!

    He is now the first player to score 1000 runs in T20I in a calendar year.

  • 20:35 (IST)


    Hazlewood to Fakhar Zaman, FOUR, to mid wicket. First boundary from Zaman.

  • 20:24 (IST)


    Zampa to Rizwan, FOUR runs came as byes, to third man.

  • 20:24 (IST)


    Zampa to Rizwan, Batsman goes downtown for a huge SIX!

  • 20:16 (IST)


    Zampa to Babar Azam, OUT!! An easy catch for Warner. First wicket goes down for Pakistan.

    Babar Azam c Warner b Zampa 39(34) (4s-5)

    Live Score: Pakistan 71/1 in 10 overs

  • 20:05 (IST)

    2500 T20I Runs For Babar!

    Mitchell Marsh to Babar Azam, FOUR, to mid-wicket!! Class!!

    Pakistan skipper also completes his 2500 runs in T20Is with that boundary.

  • 20:03 (IST)

    50 Up For Pakistan!

    Fifty up for Pakistan and the two openers are going strong after being sent to bat by Australia.

  • 19:57 (IST)


    Poor length by Cummins and has smashed it for a boundary to the square leg.

  • 19:51 (IST)


    SIX!! Excellent shot by Rizwan!! Hazlewood has bowled a length ball and the in-form opener has played the ball nicely over the square leg.

    Live Score: Pakistan 35/0

  • 19:46 (IST)


    Cummins to Babar, FOUR. to fine leg. Another brilliant shot by Pakistan skipper.

  • 19:44 (IST)


    Another boundary of this over and this time by Babar Azam. Pakistan are off to a good start.

  • 19:43 (IST)


    Maxwell to Rizwan, FOUR, to long-off. Maxwell in the powerplay!!

  • 19:37 (IST)


    FOUR!! Cover drive from Babar Azam. Excellent timing from Pakistan skipper!

  • 19:34 (IST)


    Starc to Babar, FOUR, to fine leg. Poor length by Starc and the No.1 T20I batsman will not leave such balls.

  • 19:33 (IST)

    First Run!

    Starc to Rizwan, misses but he will get one run as byes. First run on board.

  • 19:19 (IST)

    No Changes In Pakistan Playing XI As Well!

    Pakistan Playing XI: Mohammad Rizwan(w), Babar Azam(c), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi

  • 19:18 (IST)

    No Changes In Australia Playing XI!

    Australia Playing XI: David Warner, Aaron Finch(c), Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade(w), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

  • 19:03 (IST)

    Australia Win Toss, Opt To Bowl vs Australia!

    Australia skipper Aaron Finch has won the toss and elected to bowl vs Pakistan in the second semifinal of the tournament.

  • 18:58 (IST)

    Matthew Hayden Comments Ahead Of PAK-AUS Clash!

    Pakistan batting consultant Matthew Hayden on Wednesday said that coaching the 2009 T20 World Cup champions against Australia is a “very unusual” feeling.

  • 18:52 (IST)

    Lee Backs “Underdogs” Australia To Win Maiden Title!

    Brett Lee feels Australia have good momentum ahead of their semifinal clash against Pakistan and can go on to win their maiden title.

  • 18:42 (IST)

    Malik And Rizwan Declared Fit!

    Mohammad Rizwan and Shoaib Malik have reportedly tested negative for COVID-19 twice in three days and have been declared fit to play the semifinal match against Australia.

  • 18:38 (IST)

    Shahid Afridi Wishes Pakistan Luck Ahead Of Semi-Final!

    Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi compared the semi-finals match vs Australia to the final itself for the in-form Pakistan team and wished them luck.

  • 18:35 (IST)

    Hello And Welcome!

    Hello and welcome to the live blog of the second semifinal of the T20 World Cup 2021 that will be played between Pakistan and Australia in Dubai. Pakistan are still unbeaten in the tournament and played some aggressive brand of cricket while Australia struggled with their playing XI in the initial matches but later they got their best combination. Pakistan have never won an ICC knockout game against Australia and they will be hoping to change their fortunes today.

    The toss will be at 7:00 PM IST while the match will start at 7:30 PM IST. Stay tuned for all the updates.

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