WATCH: David Warner smashes bizarre six off no-ball against Mohammad Hafeez during PAK vs AUS semi-final clash in T20 World Cup 2021

David Warner missed out on a well-deserved half-century after being dismissed in a controversial caught-behind off Shadab Khan.

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David Warner hits Mohammed Hafeez for a six

The second semi-final between Pakistan and Australia is currently underway at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai. The Aussies are chasing down the mammoth total of 177 set by the ‘Men in Green’ on Thursday.

The Australian team will heavily depend on opening batter David Warner, who has played two match-winning knocks in the ongoing tournament. The southpaw has already gone past a quick-fire knock of 49 runs and is currently batting well. He has smashed 3 fours and as many sixes against the quality bowling attack of Babar Azam and Co.

David Warner’s innings also consisted of a bizarre shot that came against the bowling of all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez. The incident took place during the first bowl of the eighth over of the second innings. The ball slipped from the bowler’s hand and it bounced twice before reaching the batter. In reply, the 35-year-old made full use of his power to deliver the ball in the stands before the umpire called it a no-ball. 

Here’s the full video of David Warner’s unusual six during the PAK vs AUS match:

Twitterati questions Warner’s sportsmanship over an unusual shot

Reacting to Warner’s six, the netizens took to social media to raise eyebrows on his the left-hander’s sportsmanship. Many even said that he should not have played that shot and here are some of the top tweets from this occurrence:

Mohammad Rizwan, Fakhar Zaman register outstanding fifties

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Fakhar Zaman shifted the momentum towards the Pakistani camp

Australia skipper Aaron Finch had earlier won the toss and opted to bowl first in a high-pressure knockout match. The opening pair of Rizwan (67) and Babar (39) provided their side with a great start just like most of the games in this competition. At three, Fakhar Zaman also found his lost mojo back with the bat with a thunderous knock of 55* runs in just 32 balls. 

Apart from Adam Zampa, most of the Australian bowlers turned out to have an expensive outing in the middle. Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins emerged as the only wicket-takers alongside Zampa against Pakistan.

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