Pak lost to ‘extraordinary performance’ from Australia in T20 WC semifinal: Afridi

May 19th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI  

Karachi, May 19 (ANI): Pakistan T20 captain Shahid Afridi has said that his team lost the semi-final of the ICC World T20 Championship against Australia not because of its bad performance, but because of the ‘extraordinary performance” of the Kangaroos.

“In semifinal Pakistan’s performance was better than expected,” The Nation quoted Afridi, as saying after he arrived here along with some other members of the team like Fawad Alam and Khalid Latif.

Pakistan looked in complete control of the match before Mike Hussey’s breathtaking knock took the game away from them.

Chasing a challenging 192 for victory, Australia needed 48 runs from the last 18 deliveries in the semi-final of the ICC World T20 Championship at the Beausejour Stadium, St Lucia.

The Kangaroos needed 18 more runs in Saeed Ajmal’s last over, and Hussey finished the match in style smashing the off-spinner for three sixes and a four shattering the defending champions’ hopes of making it into the third consecutive final of the coveted tournament. (ANI)

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