Dubai, United Arab Emirates – With a good record in the teams – five out of five – Pakistan seemed to reach the final of the third T20 World Cup.
It lost to India at the end of the opening tournament in 2007 but won the next edition in 2009.
On Thursday, a late Fakhar Zaman strike and innings by Mohammad Rizwan scored to take Pakistan to the next level.
In response, Australia stuttered frequently after losing captain Aaron Finch without scoring in the first start.
It needed 68 runs from the last six over and Pakistan had one foot last already.
Fans dressed in green are preparing to arrive at the stadium for the final game on Sunday as more and more Australian fans prepare to leave soon.
However, a late attack led by batsman and wicketkeeper Matthew Wade, plus six from Shaheen Afridi, shattered Pakistan’s hopes and sent Australia to the final to face New Zealand in Dubai on Sunday.
The crowd, which consists of a small number of Australian supporters, was left stunned after enjoying a large evening demonstration in Pakistan.
While the six-legged thrashing proved to be a victory for Wade in the game, some came out quickly and those who were left out were about to wonder what had happened to them.
This was the first loss of the Pakistan T20 to the United Arab Emirates since November 2015 and Australia chose the right time to destroy that record.