A Poem on the T20 World Cup Semi-final Between Pakistan and Australia on 13 May 2010 by Duke Jeyaraj
The Question was, “Who’d bring the mighty Aussies to their knee?”
Powered by outstanding batting by the Akmal brothers, Pakistan said, “We will. Hee! Hee!”
The 191 they made, batting first, in a knock-out T20 game should have seen most teams, through, you see!
In making plans for Pakistan’s next game, the Final Vs England, Captain Afridi probably got busy!
The Pakistan bowling was tight and on target – the Aussie batsmen could not just break free,
Watson n Warner – the Aussie Axe-men were cheaply dismissed and the Pakistanis couldn’t hide their glee!
In Over number 9 the Aussies were tottering at 62 for 4 – a threat did appear, then, to their Cup winning spree!
When White and Smith were dimissed, Australia still needed 54 off 21 balls – their hopes were melting quick as Ghee!
But when Michael Hussey slammed 14, 16 and 22 runs in Overs 18, 19 and 20 left everyone watching, dizzy!
His 6,6,4,6 sequence in the 20th Over by Saeed Ajmal threw the Australians in a tizzy!
In this Semifinal between Pakistan and Australia, the hero was named after the Michael, the archangel,
In the ultimate match between Good and Evil, the Winner’s birth was announced by the angel, Gabriel,
In the match between Pakistan and Australia – the hero’s brother’s first name was David!
In the ultimate match between Good and Evil, the Winner was popularly called the Son of David!
This gripping match reminded me of the One who was pinned on a tree,
To shed His Blood though which salvation from sin could be offered free,
Repenting from sin, if before Him, you would, in faith, bow your knee,
You’ll be forever filled with joy unspeakable and a purpose for life, you never before did see!