A strange moment happened in the second inning of the semi-final match between Pakistan and Australia when David Warner struck a six from Mohammad Hafiz’s serve, which bounced twice before reaching him before the referee declared the ball absent.
Hafiz lost control of the ball and he bounced off Warner’s leg and then bounced back and nearly rolled across the field. Warner then decides to move his outside leg and swing it into the deep middle of the porch to get a massive six as he absolutely smoked it.
Referee Kettleborough then signaled no ball due to the ball bouncing twice. But it was an incredible blow from Warner’s side as he had to crouch low, overcome the low rebound and create all the power.
Warner’s bizarre night continued as he was caught with Shadaba’s ball. Initially, the bit seemed to be slightly cut when sound was heard, but the UltraEdge was a straight line and showed there was a clear gap between the bat and the ball. The noise could have confused Warner, who thought it was the edge.
Earlier, Mohammad Rizwan and Fahar Zaman played the quick fifties when Pakistan laid a difficult 176 out of four against Australia.
Opening the serve after being invited to bat, Rizvan scored 67 from 52 goals, during which he hit three borders and four sixes, while Zaman remained undefeated with 55 from 32 goals with three fours and four sixes.
Together with skipper Babar Azam (39), Rizvan shared 71 runs at the starting stand and then stitched 72 runs with Zaman.
In Australia, Mitchell Stark took two wickets for 38 runs.