NZ vs PAK T20 World Cup| Semi-Finals Highlights: Pakistan is led to the Big Final by Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan, who defeated New Zealand by 7 wickets. As a result, they will now face the winner of the 2nd semifinal, between India & England, in Adelaide today.
T20 World Cup| NZ vs PAK Highlights:
★ New Zealand Kane Williamson won the toss and chose the bat first
★ 153 Runs Target for Pakistan
★ Pakistan Won by 7 wickets.
★ Pakistan Qualified for the Final
In NZ vs PAK match with a fresh start and a chance to win it all, Pakistan has focused on doing just that after the Netherlands defeated South Africa in the opening match of the tripleheader on Sunday. Pakistan and New Zealand square off in Sydney in the 1st semifinal of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 as familiar adversaries following the recent tri-series in this region. Pakistan would be aiming for a victory with the momentum they have built over the last couple of matches in the Super 12 phase of the tournament after defeating New Zealand.
With the help of Babar Azam (53) and Mohammad Rizwan (57), Pakistan produced a perfect batting performance to defeat New Zealand by 7 wickets in the semifinal and go to their third T20 World Cup final. They will now compete in the Sunday final against either England or India.
In the NZ vs PAK match at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Wednesday, New Zealand defeated Pakistan in the first semifinal game of the T20 World Cup 2022, with an undefeated half-century by Daryl Mitchell. Choosing to bat first, New Zealand lost early wickets as Devon Conway, and Finn Allen left the game. Before Mitchell reached 50 in 32 balls, Glenn Phillips and Kane Williamson fell shortly afterward. Shaheen Afridi took two wickets for Pakistan.
NZ vs PAK Highlights | Semi-Finals Match Stats
Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam created Pakistan’s fifth-highest opening stand in a T20 World Cup and sixth-highest any-wicket stand in a T20 World Cup. It was the 11th-highest first-wicket partnership for Pakistan in T20 international play.
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New Zealand vs Pakistan Match - Captains Talks
Babar Azam| Pakistan Captain
Regards to the audience. I felt like we were playing at home & had a successful opening six overs with the ball. The ball didn’t come on nicely later. Fast bowlers had strong finishes. We had already decided before leaving that we would use the powerplay. Haris is a young man who is acting aggressively. He’s doing a great job playing. We will savor this occasion. However, keep your attention on the end goal.
Williamson| New Zealand Captain
Early on, we came under pressure. Pakistan’s bowling was excellent. With Mitchell’s fantastic knock, we were able to regain some momentum. At the midway point, we thought the total was competitive. The wicket had a rough, worn surface. Regrettably, Pakistan hasn’t had to put in more effort. They played excellently. We lost the game.
It’s a difficult concept for us to grasp. We were under duress from Babar and Rizwan. If we’re being sincere, we wanted to practice more discipline. Pakistan very definitely deserves to win in the end. There has been plenty of excellent cricket. We’ve played well throughout the round-robin. Unfortunately, we weren’t at our best in this match. Despite this, we are aware of the erratic nature of T20 Cricket.
Man Of The Match - New Zealand vs Pakistan
Mohammad Rizwan: The fifty was, fortunately, in the semifinal. Although Babar and I were having trouble, we kept at it and had faith. We kept squabbling. We started attacking the new ball bowlers as soon as we reached the boundary line. We knew that one of us had to bat deep after the powerplay since the pitch was challenging. Although we didn’t have a strong tournament start, the guys never lost hope.
NZ vs PAK T20 World Cup 2022 Semifinal Full squad
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (c), Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Mitchell Santner, Glenn Phillips, Jimmy Neesham, Daryl Mitchell, Adam Milne, Martin Guptill, Lachlan Ferguson, Devon Conway, Mark Chapman, Michael Bracewell, Trent Boult, Finn Allen.
Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood.