Pakistan to face Australia in semi final

Published: May 12, 2010
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Salman Butt plays a shot during the ICC World Twenty20. (AFP)

Salman Butt plays a shot during the ICC World Twenty20. (AFP)

SAINT LUCIA: Pakistan is all set to face Australia in the semi final of the Twenty 20 World cup on Friday.

The semi final slots were confirmed on Tuesday with Australia and Sri Lanka’s victories in their respective matches.

Australia defeated West Indies by six wickets in Saint Lucia to set up a match against Pakistan.

Chasing 106 for victory, Australia reached their target in the 17th over.

Sri Lanka will play against England on Thursday in Saint Lucia while the other two qualifiers Australia and Pakistan will play the semi final on Friday.

The winning teams will return to Barbados for the final match of the tournament on May 16th.

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  • saif ullah
    May 12, 2010 - 8:01PM

    I hope pakistani cricket team win the semi final vs australia. inshllahRecommend

  • mak
    May 12, 2010 - 11:05PM

    Momentum is on our side and will make us a dangerous opponent. I liked the way Afridi captained the side by varying the bowlers constantly – unpredictability and constant change confused the SA batsmen and were never allowed to get easy runs. My playing XI is:

    Butt
    Kamran
    Razzaq
    Umar
    Hafeez
    Afridi
    Hammad
    Asif/Sami
    Rehman
    Amir
    Ajmal

    I have Razzaq at no.3 because he can be explosive during the fielding restrictions and keep the RR healthy. He has experience playing in this position before and can be game changer. Umar Kamal at no.4 will be ideal for a counter attack and keep the innings together. Hammad Azam should be given a chance – is an X factor for our opponents. Fawad Alam is energetic in the field and can be handy when it comes to playing a supporting role as he did in Australia OR Asif or Sami need to be back in the team. My bet is that Australia will go after Razzaq and may disturb our bowling strategy therefore a genuine pacer is reqd. GLUCKRecommend

  • Ali
    May 12, 2010 - 11:11PM

    Inshallah Pakistan will win the semifinal, from australia and as well as the final by the blessings of Allah. Pakistan get ready for the CUP…InshallahRecommend

  • May 13, 2010 - 8:02AM

    Inshallah paki boys will win & bring the cup back home paki boys r great,

    Regards

    UsmanRecommend

  • saleem
    May 13, 2010 - 10:19AM

    My eleven would be

    Butt
    Kamran
    Razzaq
    Umar
    Fawad Alam
    Afridi
    Hammad
    Sami
    Rehman
    Amir
    AjmalRecommend

  • May 13, 2010 - 12:18PM

    good news papperRecommend

  • May 13, 2010 - 12:21PM

    pak team salman.razzaq.afridi.ajmal.raheem.kamran.umer akmal.sami.aamir.asif.misbha.Recommend

  • Tahseen Chaudahry
    May 13, 2010 - 1:15PM

    No one can predict about future.
    Only Allah knows about future anyhow all the best pakistani tigers I hope u will win (Insh-a-allah)Recommend

  • ROKY
    May 14, 2010 - 12:25AM

    Pakistan is going to lose the semi final because they do not have poetntial to defete Aus such a very strong team. I think India could have win if they had a chance to play the semi final. Neverthless India is a great team and we have Sachin the number one player in the world.Recommend

  • Nida Gulzar
    May 19, 2010 - 1:31PM

    umar akmal, kamran akmal and m. aamir played the best in semifinal
    but they lost because of m hafeez and sead ajmalRecommend

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