By BV Swagath
Pakistan had made it to the Semi Finals of the ICC World T20 2012 following a crushing win over Australia and then with India failing to match them in the net run rate. It was a great day for Pakistan Cricket on Tuesday when they defeated the Aussies in a high pressure game. Pakistan couldn’t afford to lose the match against Australia as that would have almost dashed their chances of making it to the Semis.
The Pakistanis crushed Australia by 32 runs despite posting a modest target of 150. The Australian batsmen were simply clueless against the Pakistani spinners Raza Hasan, Saeed Ajmal and others. Mohammad Hafeez used 18 overs of spin to strangle the Australians completely! In the end, Australia settled to get to a score of 112 which guaranteed a berth in the Semis which was possible thanks to Michael Hussey’s fifty. Pakistan will play hosts Sri Lanka in the Semi Final while Australia will meet West Indies in the other Semi Final.
Well here is the Pakistani Captain Mohammad Hafeez talking to the press: