/ 08 November 2021

Cricket gods smile on Oz

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - NOVEMBER 06: A fan of Australia holds up a sign during the ICC Men's T20 World Cup match between Australia and Windies at Sheikh Zayed stadium on November 06, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Gareth Copley-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - NOVEMBER 06: A fan of Australia holds up a sign during the ICC Men's T20 World Cup match between Australia and Windies at Sheikh Zayed stadium on November 06, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Gareth Copley-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)

Heading into the weekend, Australia needed to win its T20 Cricket World Cup round game to make the semi-finals. And our short-form blokes did just that, beating the West Indies on Saturday night by 8 wickets with 22 balls to spare. That saw us end up in 2nd place on the table in their group – but that alone wasn’t enough to secure a place in the pointy end of the competition… South Africa beat England – but not by the 58 runs required to jump into the final 2 in our group to go through. And look, we don’t like cheering for a less than good result, but yay… England goes through with us. We’ll take on either Pakistan or Kiwiland in the semis at 1am Friday morning. C’mon Aussie… Not securing a win on the international stage: the Wallabies. Our national rugby side went down to Scotland 13-15 overnight, dashing hopes of turning 5 consecutive wins into 6.

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