Afridi goes out with a bang?!?! All his comments are going to stir up reaction, most-likely.
On that note, it's goodbye from us here at Firstpost. But don't go anywhere - there is another big match coming up! Adios, everyone!
Live updates from the ICC World T20 match, Australia vs Pakistan in Mohali
OUT! OUT! Faulkner strikes off consecutive balls, yet again! And that's his five-for! Terrific spell of death bowling as Pakistan do what Pakistan do best and collapse completely. First Sarfaraz reverse sweeps it straight to short third man and then Wahab edges one to the same area.
OUT! Sharjeel's cameo is just that - a cameo. Faulkner comes into the attack and bowls him off the inside edge. That was after yet another pick up shot for four. He falls for 30 off 19 balls. This is where Pakistan completely lost momentum against New Zealand
After 20 overs, Australia 193/4 ( Steven Smith (C) 61 , Shane Watson 44)
Not Amir's day either, he goes for 14 in the final over. After just 3 runs in the first three balls, Watson takes off! After an unlucky mistimed pull over keeper of the slower ball, Watto powers one over midwicket for a six.
After 11 overs, Australia 90/3 ( Steven Smith (C) 22 , Glenn Maxwell 18)
Has the Maxwell show begun in Mohali? It's his home ground as well, in the IPL. Afridi's over goes for 13 runs. First a reverse sweep that gets the top edge and top edges it over keeper. But off the last ball, it's the conventional sweep, a powerful one through square leg.
OUT! Another bowled! Imad Wasim strikes in his first over and it's the comeback man Aaron Finch. From round the wicket, its the one that goes with the angle and quick - Finch plays all over it.
Don't care how many wkts you took. If you back Shehzad, Hafeez, Latif over Akmal, Malik & Sarfraz you shouldn't even be coaching a kids' XI.— Alt Cricket (@AltCricket) March 25, 2016
A stumbling Australia will need to raise their game when they take on Pakistan in a must-win group match of the World Twenty20 in Mohali on Friday.
The Australians handed Bangladesh a second straight defeat in their previous outing but only after surviving a scare against Mashrafe Mortaza's depleted side.
The reigning 50-over world champions have appeared tentative at best, going down to New Zealand in their opening encounter and then sweating for a win against the Tigers.
"I don't think we have hit our 100 percent just yet," Aussie skipper Steven Smith said Thursday at the pre-match press conference.
"But I think that's good because you want to play your best cricket at the back-end of the tournament.
"I think we have to be a little bit better than we have been in the first two games. Pakistan is a quality opposition, so yeah we have to be better than we have been."
Pakistan are hurting after defeats to India and an impressive New Zealand, who have already booked their place in the semi-finals from Group B.
Another defeat will finish off Pakistan's hopes of advancing any further in the tournament, which would be a huge disappointment for a side eyeing a repeat of their 2009 title winning feat.
Senior Pakistan batsman Shoaib Malik said the players were eager to improve in all departments in the crunch game against the Aussies.
"There are certain areas where we need to improve our skills. Consistency is one thing which we are lacking. We are working on it," Malik said.
"As professional players, we want to give our 100 percent. Our first goal is to win tomorrow."
Under-fire Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi might be tempted to tinker his playing eleven, given neither his seamers nor spinners have looked threatening against quality opposition.
Australia could consider bringing in the fit-again batsman Aaron Finch, who has yet to play largely because of the way his replacement Usman Khawaja has stood up at the top of the order.
Finch, who is the top-ranked batsman in the shortest format of the game, was dumped as T20 captain in favour of Test and ODI captain Smith last month.
Khawaja made a match-winning 58 against Bangladesh after scoring a handy 38 against the Black Caps.
Australia: Steve Smith (captain), David Warner, Ashton Agar, Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, John Hastings, Josh Hazlewood, Usman Khawaja, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Peter Nevill, Andrew Tye, Shane Watson, Adam Zampa
Pakistan: Shahid Afridi (captain), Anwar Ali, Imad Wasim, Khalid Latif, Khurram Manzoor, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Sami, Sarfraz Ahmed, Shoaib Malik, Sharjeel Khan, Umar Akmal, Wahab Riaz
The Chief Minister's Office said that the lockdown has not been lifted in the state as COVID-19 has not been controlled completely yet
The easing of restrictions under the new Maharashtra 'unlock' plan will depend on the weekly COVID-19 positivity rate and status of occupancy of oxygen beds, Maharashtra minister Vijay Wadettiwar had said
The results will be processed on a mechanism that will also include the internal examinations conducted by the schools, the CISCE said in an official order