Aaron Finch was dismissed for a duck. After the first wicket, David Warner and Mitchell Marsh got off to a blazing start for the innings, keeping the prospects of reaching the finals alive. Shaheen Afridi made a significant breakthrough for Pakistan by removing Aaron Finch, even before he opened his account.
Mitchell Marsh 28 (22) and Steven Smith 5 (6), picked by Shadab Khan to interrupt the stand. David Warner stood strong for a promising finish for his side by smashing a quick knock of 49 (30) before Shadab Khan pick him as his 3rd victim.
Australia has never lost a World Cup knockout encounter versus Pakistan. Pakistan, on the other side, came into the game with a 16-match T20I winning streak in the UAE.