SYDNEY: Today in a crucial match, in the T-20 world cup’s first semi-final between Pakistan and New Zealand, Pakistan beat New Zealand by 7 wickets.
The Pakistani captain Babar Azam and his team beat New Zealand in the T20 World Cup Semi-Final, Pakistan finally reached into the Final of this big tournament.
Earlier the Kevy’s team had set a 153/4 target for Pakistan and it was chased by the green shirts with ease. The first wicket of Pakstan team fall in the 12th over when Babar was dismissed for 53. And at that stage, Pakistan required 47 runs for 43 balls.
However, at that time, the Pakistan team had already gained very strong position on the match. Afthe Babar dismissal, Haris came and joined the crease with Rizwan and both of them kept the scoreboard ticking until the wicket-keeper-batter was dismissed via run out at 57.
Earlier in the morning, the Kevy’z team captain won the toss and chose to bat first and put the Pakistani bowling line up to the test. In the New Zealand cricket team, the half-century of Daryl Mitchell largely helped New Zealand team to set a 153-run target for Pakistan in the T20 World Cup semi-final. set a target of 153 for Pakistan team to chase.
On the very third ball of the innings, Pakistan was in charge after the fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi dismissed the explosive New Zealand batsman Fin Allen on the third ball of the innings to leave New Zealand 4/1.
The fall of the wicket of Fin Allen brought the New Zealand team at pressure and the Kane Williamson was forced to be very cautious in the powerplay.
After the successive tight overs from Pakistani fast & spin bowlers, Naseem Shah, Shaheen, Haris Rauf, and Mohammad Wasim further racked up the pressure on the Blackcaps.
In the very last ball of the power play, the New Zealand cricket team once again lost their opener Devon Conway, and therefore, the matter once again worsen for the blackcaps when their total score reached to 38/2.
The Pakistani sckipper, Babar Azam, introduced spin bowler into the game that were proved very fruitful, when Mohammad Nawaz dismissed Glen Phillips in the eighth over to further dent New Zealand’s scoreboard.
After that, the Williamson and Darly Mitchell made a partnership of 68, but soon this partnership were brok by Shaheen Afridi in the 17th over of T-20 world cup.
Later on, the two batsman of Kevy’team, Mitchell along with James Neesham bated well and the black caps ended their innings with 152/4.
In response, to New Zealand, the Pakistan opener pair started with full confidence and both made fifties.