Just 6.2 overs from a possible 98 were possible as Pakistan resumed the day on 161-2 and reached 188-2 before the umpires called it a day. Skipper Babar Azam was batting on 71 with Azhar Ali on 52 at stumps.
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Babat forged an unbroken 91-run stand with Azhar Ali for the third wicket as Pakistan reached 161/2 at stumps on the rain-affected opening day after opting to bat.
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The fact that star players Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal are sidelined added to a lack of confidence in the camp after losing eight straight Twenty20 internationals, meaning Pakistan will start as overwhelming favourites.
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Babar's side stormed through the Super-12 phase of the Dubai tournament with five straight victories before a shock five-wicket loss to eventual winners Australia in the semi-final.
Star players from champions Australia, runners-up New Zealand, semi-finalists England and Pakistan also feature in the star-studded line up.
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Babar Azam cherishes hand-written letter by 8-year-old fan; wins hearts on social media for his response
An eight-year-old, Mohammad Haroon Suria, penned a heartfelt letter to Azam explaining his reaction to the game and his love for the Pakistan team.
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Hasan Ali has apologised for his forgettable outing against Australia in the T20 World Cup semifinal, saying he is more disappointed than anyone else
Wade was on 21 when Ali, who went wicketless and gave away 44 runs in his four overs, dropped the catch at deep mid-wicket while running towards his left.
T20 World Cup 2021: Kohli has achieved a lot, but Babar’s ability to consistently react to ball second to none, says Hayden
During an interaction with Pakistani journalists from Dubai, Hayden said comparisons between Babar and Kohli were expected because of their high batting calibre and since both were captains.
Pakistan enter the semi-final as the strong favourites, having gone through the Super 12 stage winning all five games, while Aaron Finch's men started to peak in their last two games after looking down and out at one point.
T20 World Cup 2021: Babar Azam doesn't need to do anything differently against Australia, says Ramiz Raja
Ramiz said that he was happy to see the Pakistan team shed the tag of being inconsistent performers by doing consistently well in the T20 World Cup and winning five matches in a row.
T20 World Cup 2021: Bubble life doesn't allow you space when down, Babar Azam backs Ravi Shastri's views
Ahead of India's final T20 World Cup against Namibia, Shastri had said that his players were mentally and physically exhausted after six months of bubble life and longer break between IPL and the ICC event would have served them better
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On fast bowler Hasan, who has been weakest link in the bowling department, Babar said the thought of dropping him never crossed his mind.
Babar struck 66 off 47 balls to lay the foundation for Pakistan's 189 for four. Later, Malik blazed away to an 18-ball 54, while Hafeez made 31 in 19 deliveries.
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Skipper Babar scored a polished 47-ball-66 for his 24th fifty in Twenty20 internationals, and his fourth in five matches, while Malik smashed an 18-ball 54 not out as Pakistan posted 189-4 in their 20 overs.
Pakistan, who had claimed the title in 2009, have been simply sensational in the tournament so far and have bossed around other teams in their group to seal a place in the last-four with four convincing wins.