MOHALI: Pakistan were sent packing from the 2016 World Twenty20 after the team lost their must-win Group 2 Super-10 fixture of the tournament against Australia by 21 runs at Mohali on Friday.
Australia won the toss and chose to bat first in the game. They scored 193/4 in their 20 overs.
Skipper Steve Smith led from the front as he made an unbeaten 61 runs from 43 balls which included seven boundaries.
Shane Watson also remained not out after scoring 44 runs from 21 balls with the help of four boundaries and three sixes.
Glenn Maxwell scored 30 runs while opener Usman Khawaja contributed 21 runs as well.
Imad Wasim and Wahab Riaz grabbed two wickets each.
Australia scored at 9.65 runs an over. If Sami’s overs are taken out, the run rate falls to 8.75.
Pakistan, chasing 194 runs to win, could only put up 172 runs on the loss of eight wickets in their given 20 overs.
Khalid Latif was the highest scorer for the green shirts as he made 46 runs from 41 deliveries after hitting four boundaries and a six while Shoaib Malik remained not out at 40 runs from 20 balls with two boundaries and two sixes to his name.
Opener Sharjeel Khan scored 30 runs from 19 balls after striking six fours.
James Faulkner was the pick of the bowlers as he took five wickets in his four overs after giving 27 runs.
Adam Zampa grabbed two wickets while Josh Hazlewood dismissed one Pakistani batsman.