The Twenty20 World Cup Championship will bee decided between cricket’s arch rivals England and Australia. Michael Hussey hit a 24-ball 60 to script a dramatic run chase as Australia snatched a three-wicket victory over Pakistan in the semifinals to set up a summit clash with England in the Twenty20 cricket World Cup here Friday.
Coming at number seven, Hussey added 53 runs off just 16 balls with Mitchell Johnson (5) and blasted three sixes and a four off Saeed Ajmal in the last over as Australia romped home with one ball to spare. Earlier put into bat, brothers Kamran Akmal (50) and Umar Akmal (56) slammed blistering half-centuries as Pakistan amassed an imposing 191 for 6.
Chasing 192 to win, the Australians were down in the dumps at 105 for five in 12.3 overs with David Warner (0), Shane Watson (16), Brad Haddin (25), Michael Clarke (17) and David Hussey (13) back into the hut.
But Cameron White played a 31-ball 43 cameo, laced with five sixes, to conjure up hopes of a successful run chase and once he was gone, Michael took the responsibility of taking Australia and hit half a dozen sixes and three fours in his 24-ball innings.