Australia’s World Cup dominance, Hafeez’s undesirable first

After Australia’s beautiful win over Pakistan, we delve into the achievement of Aaron Finch’s aspect within the newest FTX By the Numbers.

One other Ultimate for Australia

Matthew Wade’s 41 not out off 17 balls and his three sixes within the epic chase within the semi-final towards Pakistan at Dubai Worldwide Stadium added a brand new chapter in Australia’s success tales within the World Cups.

Of 19 tournaments throughout ODI and T20 codecs, Australia’s males’s workforce have reached the ultimate 9 occasions – essentially the most by any workforce and three greater than the following greatest England and Sri Lanka (six every). Which means if there’s a World Cup on, there’s a 47.36 per cent likelihood that Australia will make it to the ultimate.

Australia have twice reached the T20 World Cup Ultimate (2021 and 2010) and made seven appearances within the Cricket World Cup Ultimate (1975, 1987, 1996, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2015).

Match Highlights
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Match Highlights: Pakistan v Australia

Semi-Ultimate defeats

Pakistan had been taking part in their eleventh semi-final in World Cup historical past and misplaced on the penultimate hurdle for the seventh time, the second most by any workforce after New Zealand, who’ve suffered eight defeats in semi-finals.

The final time Pakistan reached the ultimate of a World Cup was in 2009 once they gained the T20 match by defeating Sri Lanka at Lord’s. Since then, they’ve misplaced 4 semi-finals in a row – within the Cricket World Cup in Mohali (2011) and T20 World Cups in Saint Lucia (2010), Colombo (2012) and Dubai (2021).

Australia alternatively have misplaced solely three out of 12 World Cup semi-finals.

Hat-trick of sixes

With 18 wanted off 9 balls for a berth within the closing, Wade killed the sport with three consecutive sixes off Shaheen Afridi’s final three balls.

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Wade punishes Pakistan after being dropped

The one different batter to hit three sixes on the bounce in ICC Males’s T20 World Cup 2021 is England’s Liam Livingstone towards Kagiso Rabada in Sharjah.

Wade is the fourth batter from Australia to hit a hat-trick of sixes in T20 World Cups and the primary since David Warner towards India in Barbados in 2010. In that match, Shane Watson additionally hit three sixes. The primary Australian to tonk three maximums in a row in T20 World Cups was David Hussey within the group match towards Pakistan in Saint Lucia in 2010.

Warner’s love affair with Pakistan

Australia batter David Warner as soon as once more confirmed his class and match-winning abilities in a sport towards Pakistan. His 49 off 30 balls on the high saved Australia within the hunt and gave his lower-order a launching pad to scale 177, the best goal chased by any workforce in ICC Males’s T20 World Cup 2021.

Warner has 1059 runs at a mean of 151.28 in his final 10 worldwide innings towards Pakistan. In 2019 alone, he scored a triple-century (335 not out) within the Adelaide Take a look at, 154 within the Brisbane Take a look at and 107 within the Cricket World Cup match in Taunton. There are two extra centuries on this stretch of 10 innings that he scored within the final two ODIs of a bilateral collection in 2017 – 130 in Sydney and 179 in Adelaide.

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Warner begins to search out his groove

Zampa’s miserly spells

One of many key elements behind Australia’s semi-final win towards Pakistan was the leg-spinner Adam Zampa’s economical spell within the first innings. In his 4 overs, he conceded solely 22 runs and took an essential wicket of Babar Azam.

Whereas Zampa, with 12 scalps, is the main wicket-taker for the reason that begin of the Tremendous 12 stage in ICC Males’s T20 World Cup 2021, his 23 overs with an financial system of 5.69 have performed an important position too.

Zampa is the primary Australian spinner to bowl greater than 20 overs with an financial system of under 6.00 in a single version of ICC Males’s T20 World Cup.

1000 in a 12 months

Mohammad Rizwan’s 67 off 52 balls couldn’t take his workforce to the ultimate, however in the course of the course of the innings he turned the primary batter in T20I historical past to attain 1000 runs in a calendar 12 months.

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Highlights from Rizwan’s important knock for Pakistan

Rizwan has 1033 runs at a mean of 86.08 and a strike-rate of 136.45 in T20Is in 2021, whereas his opening associate Babar Azam is second on the record with 826 runs at a mean of 43.47 and a strike-rate of 130.28.

And Pakistan’s workforce physician revealed after the match that Rizwan had a chest an infection and spent two nights in ICU earlier than the semi-final towards Australia.

Rizwan (1743 runs) and Babar (1666) are additionally the 2 highest run-getters in all T20s this 12 months.

First-ever no-ball

Pakistan off-spinner Mohammad Hafeez has proven wonderful self-discipline all through his cricket. In his 18-year worldwide profession, Hafeez has bowled 13 thousand and sixty-one (13,061) deliveries with out ever over-stepping.

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A double-bouncer hit for six

Nonetheless, the double-bounced supply that was hit for a six by David Warner in Dubai will go in Hafeez’s report as his first no-ball (after 2175.5 overs) in worldwide cricket.

It’s pertinent to say right here that, till 4 years in the past, double-bounced deliveries had been authorized beneath the taking part in situations. In 2017, the principles had been modified and a supply that bounces greater than as soon as (beforehand greater than twice) earlier than the popping crease was declared a no-ball.   

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