Pakistan cricket team beat New Zealand by 7 wickets in the semi-final match of the T20 World Cup in Sydney to qualify for the final.
Pakistan defeated New Zealand by seven wickets in the T20 World Cup Semi-Final in Australia to reach the final for the third time in the limited format.
Earlier New Zealand won the toss and chose to bat first. While batting in Sydney New Zealand set a target of 153 runs on board for Pakistan in the first semi-final of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022.
During the semi-final match played in Sydney, the Captain of the New Zealand team won the toss and decided to bat against Pakistan. While the black caps only managed to score 152 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in 20 overs.
At the start of New Zealand’s innings, Pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi sent opener Finn Allen to the pavilion for 4 runs in the first over, while Shadab ran out Devon Conway on the last ball of the sixth over.
Glenn Phillips was caught and bold by Spinner Mohammad Nawaz, who only managed to score six runs. While the skipper Kane Williamson played well and scored 46 runs of 42 balls. He was sent back to the pavilion by Shaheen Shah Afridi in the 17th over.
Pakistan has allowed only 54 runs off the last six overs of the innings, despite New Zealand having seven-wicket in hand at the start of that sequence. New Zealand is generally a fast-finishing team, while Pakistan has been excellent at keeping teams in check at the death. In this match, Pakistan’s death bowling seems to have trumped New Zealand’s hitting.
In 2nd innings, Excellent knocks from Pakistan’s batting side, openers Mohammad Rizwan scored 57 off just 43 and Captain Babar Azam scored 53 off 42 balls, who has had an unforgettable campaign so far, helped the side chase down a target of 153.
As it was the first Semi-Final match between Pakistan and New Zealand which was won by Pakistan and qualified for the Finals. Now Pakistan will face either India or England in the finals on Sunday at Melbourne’s Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Remember that the 2nd Semi Final Match will be played between India vs England in Adelaide and the winning team will face Pakistan in the Finals this Sunday at Melbourne cricket ground.
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