Chasing 177, Australia defeated Pakistan with six wickets remaining and will face New Zealand in the final.
Matthew Wade hit six consecutive hits from Pakistani fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi in the final, leading Australia to the T20 Cricket World Cup final and winning five wickets.
Pakistan’s hopes of reaching the third round of the T20 World Cup were dashed when Australia won well in Dubai on Thursday, pushing 177 and over to stay. They face New Zealand for the last time after beating England on Wednesday.
Australia were in trouble 96-5 when Stoinis (40) and Wade put up 81 runs to finish the game.
Pakistan had a chance, but Hasan Ali threw Wade left in the 19th hour.
“It was a great game of cricket. The way Matthew Wade strengthened his weapons was so good, that a partnership with Marcus Stoinis was essential,” Aaron Finch, the Australian senior, said in a statement after the game.
Former veteran David Warner also played a big role with 49 before being caught behind kicker Shadab Khan, who took four wickets for 26 runs.
“As we started the first half, we got everything we wanted,” said Pakistan captain Babar Azam after the game.
“But we gave them a lot of chances at the end of the chase. We would have taken the fish [of Wade], it can change. ”
Australia faced its first challenge when Shaheen blocked a Finch leg in front of zero when a Pakistani-controlled group exploded.
Warner of form continued to attack from one side with the help of Mitchell Marsh.
However, the Shadab spinner burned the heat in the seventh hour to bring out Marsh for 28.
The leg-spinner took a wicket in each of his four overs to take the scalp for Steve Smith, for five, Warner, and Glenn Maxwell, for seven as Australia lost half of their team at 96.
Warner was sent back to the dressing room where he was caught in the back after hitting four to six tackles in his 30-yard touchdown run, but later reports showed that there was no contact with the striker.
‘Nice to come in’
Stoinis and Wade lead the Australian people to the second semi-final of the T20 World Cup and dream of having a first title.
“When I arrived there with Marcus, he was confident that we would find them, although I was a little apprehensive,” admits Wade.
“He got the border quickly, and I was happy to agree in the end.”
After the defeat, Pakistan started off strong and Rizwan (67) and Azam’s ambassador (39) made a 71-run contract earlier.
Crossballer Adam Zampa finally did well after releasing Babar, caught long following his 34-yard touchdown run.
Rizwan persevered and beat Zampa for six players to become the first player to add 1,000 runs in the T20 World Cup in the calendar year.
He survived a hit on the helmet grill by a fast runner from Pat Cummins as the physio came in to try to hit with a smiling fighter.
Fakhar Zaman gave late prizes to the 2009 winners with 55 undefeated in 32 balls.