- Pakistan lost to Australia in the semi-finals by five wickets and were knocked out of the tournament
- Babar Azam’s team also won all their matches by beating India and New Zealand in the Super-12 stage.
- Prime Minister Imran Khan said that he could understand how the Pakistan team was feeling at the moment
However, Prime Minister Imran Khan has asked the Pakistan team not to despair. He wrote in his message on Twitter that he too has gone through a similar situation in the past. Notably, the Pakistan team won all its five matches in the Super-12 stage. In which he registered easy wins against strong teams like India and New Zealand.
Former captain Imran Khan, who helped Pakistan win the ODI World Cup in 1992, tweeted: “I understand Babar Azam and his team. But you should be proud of the way you played cricket. Congratulations to the Australian team.” .
In the semi-final played on Thursday, Pakistan scored 176 for four in 20 overs. Mohammad Rizwan and Fakhar Zaman scored half-centuries. Shadab Khan then bowled lethally as Australia lost five wickets for 96 runs in 12.2 overs.
But later the pair of Marcus Stoinis and Matthew Wade gave Australia victory with one over remaining. Matthew Wade scored an unbeaten 41 off 17 balls. Stoin also remained unbeaten on 40 off 31 balls. Matthew Wade snatched victory from Pakistan’s mouth in the 19th over by hitting three sixes off Shaheen Afridi. Australia will now face New Zealand in the final. They entered the final after defeating England in the first semi-final.