T20 World Cup 2021, Semi-Final 2: Pakistan vs Australia, Stats Review: Historic feat for Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam’s record and other stats
Babar Azam became the fastest player to complete 2500 T20I runs, achieving the feat in 62 innings.
Updated - Nov 12, 2021 12:53 am
Spare a thought for Team Pakistan! Their perfect campaign in the T20 World Cup 2021 has come to an end thanks to some spectacular hitting from Matthew Wade. The southpaw rose to the occasion in the all-important match and took Australia to a five-wicket triumph. The Aussies will now meet neighbours New Zealand in the high-voltage final clash which takes place on Sunday (November 14).
Pakistan looked in command for the best part as their win even looked inevitable at one stage. Batting first at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, the Men in Green posted a challenging 176/4 in their allotted 20 overs. Mohammad Rizwan and Fakhar Zaman slammed half-centuries as Pakistan seemed on the driver’s seat at halfway mark.
Australia’s chase started off terribly with skipper Aaron Finch bagging a golden duck. However, David Warner and Mitchell Marsh steadied the ship with a 51-run stand. The duo passed on the baton to Marcus Stoinis and Matthew Wade, who went berserk against Pakistan bowlers. The latter was brilliant in particular as Australia crossed the line with one over to spare, winning the contest by five wickets.
Meanwhile, here are the important stats and numbers from Pakistan vs Australia semi-final clash in T20 World Cup 2021:
2 – Australia qualified for the second time in T20 World Cup finals.
2500 – Babar Azam became the fastest player to complete 2500 T20I runs, achieving the feat in 62 innings.
7 – Overall, Azam became the seventh player to complete 2500 runs in the shortest international format.
177 – Australia recorded the second-highest successful T20I chase at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, 177.
3 – Pakistan become the first team to lose three T20 World Cup semi-finals.
1033 – Mohammad Rizwan became the first player to score 1000 T20I runs in a calendar year.
281 – Rizwan’s tally of 281 runs is the highest for any wicketkeeper in an edition of the T20 World Cup.
7 – Aaron Finch now has seven ducks as captain in T20Is, most for any full-member team player.
4/26 – Shadab Khan recorded his second-best figures in T20 Internationals, 4/26.
303 – Babar Azam became the first player to score 300 runs in the T20 World Cup 2021.
4 – Overall, Azam became the fourth player to score over 300 runs in an edition of the T20 World Cup.
81 – Marcus Stoinis and Matthew Wade recorded the highest unbeaten stand in T20 World Cup semi-finals, 81.
16 – Australia ended Pakistan’s streak of 16 consecutive T20I wins on UAE soil.
2 – Australia slammed the second most amount of runs in the last five overs of a successful run chase in T20 World Cups, 62.