ISLAMABAD Pakistan missed the last train to reach the final of the third ICC World Twenty20 to defend their title on Friday after losing to Australia in the second semi-final at St Lucia, West Indies. After posting a mammoth total of 191 runs in the 20 overs, defending champions bowed out by three wickets with sparkling 60 runs inning from Mike Hussey to sail his team in the final which will be played on Sunday (today). Hussey (60) and White (54) whitewashed the notable performances of Kamran Akmal and Umer Akmal who contributed 50 and 56 runs respectively to strengthen the teams position in the crucial match. Although, Pakistan started the match with a bang when both openers Salman Butt and Kamran Akmal scored 82 runs for the first-wicket partnership in just 9.4 overs against the best pacers of the world. Aussies bowlers Tait, Nannes, Johnson and Watson were looking helpless. Kamran and Umer hit marvelous strokes all sides of the ground. Both the brothers hit great sixes for Pakistan. After doing well with the bat, it seemed defending champions forgot their bowling skills. Despite getting earlier wicket, they failed to stop White and Hussey. Pakistan were defensive after posting 191 runs on the board instead of attacking strategy to destroy Australian batting. It was good contest but overall performance of the national team in the tournament was not impressive. Afridi-XI could win just two matches and lose four matches in the mega event. We were weak in all the departments especially in fielding. Our selection was not on merit which had been criticised by the expert from the day first. Fawad Alam, Khalid Latif and Abdul Razzaq were not in the best form. Shoaib Malik, Rana Naveed-ul-Hasan and Imran Nazir should be part of the national squad. The team missed the services of Umer Gul and Sohail Tenveer as the both were not fit for the international cricket. It is fair and square to say that the top officials of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) were interfering in the affairs of national selection committee. A source told this scribe that Yasir Arafat had been asked to pack his bag before taking his medical test for the selection of the national team. The blue-eyed of the top officials had been included in the team instead of following merit. President of Pakistan, who is also patron-in-chief of the PCB, should take the action about the dismal show of national team in the T20 World Cup 2010. Responsible should be shown doors to go back home for the survival of most popular game of cricket in Pakistan.