By Syed Adnan Chishty
Much awaited Pakistan-Australia semi-final drama came to shocking, exciting, thrilling and an unanticipated conclusion; with Kangaroos stunning Greenshirts with many out-of-the-park hits specially the dying one, the gigantic one and with only a ball to spare in the shortest format of this sport and with former’s fans chewing their nails while the latter’s flying over the moon.
Michel Hussey’s magic worked for Aussies, smashing 60 runs off mere 24 balls – first time ever happened in the known history of T20 matches so far, which snatched glory from Defending Champions. Also, Cameron White from other end struck many times the last nail through the coffin, which assured Pakistan that they are now knocked out of the mega event.
Though Akmal Brothers had contributed major to set an apparently impracticable and never chased target, 192 runs, to dustify the mentally matchless Kangaroos but it was Pakistan’s bowling turn, this time, to make country kiss the dust and for its beloved ones to become gloomy.
The result could go either way till the last few deliveries were seen sailing over the boundary rope for Sixes.
Those who remain deeply submerged amid Aussie’s chase need to have their say on where the defending champs went wrong and how?