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PAK v AUS Was Dropping Hasani Ali Catch the Turning Point of The Match

Dubai Hasan Ali dropped the catch of Matthew Wade, which is believe to the key to the T20 World Cup semi-final result against Pakistan in Australia’s favour. But the player who took advantage of it denied it and said that even if this catch had taken, his team would have won. Australia registered a five-wicket win over Pakistan in the second thrilling semi-final as Aaron Finch’s team chased down the target of 177 runs.

David Warner is Australia Hero

Apart from opener David Warner (49 off 30 balls), Wade was Australia’s hero with 41 runs in 17 balls. He hit three consecutive sixes in the 19th over after Ali dropped a catch. Wade said in a post-match press conference, “It’s going to be hard to say. I don’t think dropping the catch was the turning point. I think we needed 12 or 14 runs at that time. I think the match started turning in our favor at that time.”

Attributed to Ali’s mistake

“If I was out then, of course, we don’t know what would have happened,” he said. But I was sure That Pat (Cummins) would have taken the team to victory with Marcus Stoinis coming to the crease. Wade said, “I would not say that we won the match because of this (catch being droppe). While Pakistan captain Babar Azam blamed Ali’s lapse entirely for the loss after the match.

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No Panic in the dressing room

Babar had said, “Turning point, that catch to missed. Had we taken that catch, things would have been different. Thirty-three-year-old Wade disagreed and said Thursday night he could handle the pressure on his own experience. “It (experience) definitely helps. Experience is key in these types of matches. We did lose some early wickets though. But there was no panic in the dressing room. All our players are experience.”

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