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DELHI – Pakistan beat Australia by 147 runs on Thursday, securing a place in the semi-finals of the blind T20 World Championship.

Pakistan posted a total of 321 runs for the loss of three wickets in the given 20 overs. Pakistani opener Riasat Khan shined once again with the bat, posting an unbeaten 114 off 47 balls on the board.

Matiullah and Nisar Ali also chipped in with 80 and 78 runs respectively off 31 balls each.

For Australia, Lindsay, Vaughan and Daniel claimed one scalp apiece.

The team managed 174 runs on the board for the loss of nine wickets in the allotted 20 overs.

Pakistan has remained unbeaten in the tournament so far and will take on England in the semifinal, to be held on February 11 in Bangalore.

India will play Sri Lanka in the other semifinal match.