Pakistan and Australia will meet in Thursday’s T20 World Cup semi-final in Dubai (4pm SA time).
Top run-scorer: Babar Azam – 264
Top wicket-taker: Haris Rauf – 8
Road to semi-finals
Beat India by 10 wickets
Beat New Zealand by 5 wickets
Beat Afghanistan by 5 wickets
Beat Namibia by 45 runs
Beat Scotland by 72 runs
Top run-scorer: David Warner – 187
Top wicket-taker: Adam Zampa – 11
Road to semi-finals
Beat South Africa by 5 wickets
Beat Sri Lanka by 7 wickets
Lost to England by 8 wickets
Beat Bangladesh by 8 wickets
Beat West Indies by 8 wickets
T20I head to head
Australia wins: 9
Pakistan wins: 13*
No result: 1
*Includes one win on super over after tie
First T20I meeting
Johannesburg, 18 September 2007
Captain Shoaib Malik (52) and Misbah-ul Haq (66) put on a century partnership as Pakistan stunned Australia by six wickets in the first T20 meeting between the two sides at the inaugural World Cup.
The pair put on 119 off 78 balls for the unbroken fifth wicket to help their team recover from 46-4 and surpass Australia’s 164-7 with five balls to spare at the Wanderers.
It was Australia’s first appearance at the historic venue since South Africa successfully chased their formidable 434 with one ball to spare in an ODI in March 2006.
Pakistan’s success was set up by left-arm seamer Sohail Tanvir, who claimed 3-31.
The Australian innings was marked by just one six from Michael Hussey, who top-scored with 37 off 25 balls.
Hussey and Brad Hodge put on 63 in 40 balls for the fifth wicket to boost the total after Australia were struggling at 92-4 in the 12th.
Last T20I meeting
Perth, 8 November 2019
Australia routed Pakistan by 10 wickets with 49 balls to spare to clinch the series 2-0.
After restricting the visitors to 106-8, openers Aaron Finch (52) and David Warner (48) put Pakistan to the sword.
Australia won the second match in Canberra by seven wickets with the first game in Sydney abandoned due to rain.
“I’m very disappointed, but we lost to a very good team. We’ve learned a lot and we want to make sure we don’t make the same mistakes again,” said skipper Babar Azam, who will lead his team again in Dubai on Thursday. “Finch and Warner were just in a different class.”
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