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Pak vs NZ T20WC 2022: After 13 years, Pakistan reached the final of the T20 World Cup, once the champion

Pakistan vs New Zealand T20WC 2022: Pakistan cricket team defeated New Zealand team by 7 wickets in the first semi-final match of T20 World Cup 2022 and made it to the final. Captain Babar Azam and Mohd. to take Pakistan’s team to the final. There was a big contribution from Rizwan who played a half-century innings. Mo. Rizwan was awarded the Player of the Match title for this match. At the same time, defeating the Kiwi team, Pakistan’s team became the first team to qualify in the final of this World Cup. In the final match, Pakistan will face either India or England which will win in the other semi-final. The second semi-final match will be played in Adelaide on Thursday.

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Pakistan reached the final after 13 years

Pakistan’s team made it to the final of the T20 World Cup for the third time. For the first time, this team reached the final in the year 2007, from where it was defeated and had to be content with being the runner-up. At the same time, in the year 2009, this team reached the final and became the champion and now after 13 years once again Pakistan’s team made it to the final.

In this match, Kiwi captain Kane won the toss and decided to bat first. Playing first, New Zealand’s team scored 152 for 4 in 20 overs on the basis of Daryl Milch’s unbeaten half-century and Pakistan got a target of 153 runs to win. Pakistan team won the match by scoring 153 runs for 3 wickets in 19.1 overs with 7 wickets remaining.

Babar and Rizwan’s fifties

Babar Azam completed his fifty in this match with the help of 7 fours in 38 balls and this was his 30th international fifty. He scored 53 runs in 41 balls in this match and took the first wicket of Mohd. Together with Rizwan, he made a century partnership of 105 runs. Babar, who batted poorly in the Super 12 stage, returned to form at the right time. Mo. Rizwan completed his half-century off 36 balls and scored 57 runs in 43 balls in this match and was caught out. Mo. Haris scored 30 runs and was caught out.

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Daryl Mitchell’s unbeaten half-century

Shaheen Afridi gave his team the first success by dismissing Finn Allen for 4 runs in the third ball of the first innings. After this Kanve was catching good momentum and started scoring runs too, but he got out after scoring 21 runs in 20 balls. Glenn Phillips to Mohd. Nawaz was caught out on his own ball and he scored 6 runs.

Captain Kane Williamson scored 46 runs in 42 balls with the help of a six and a four and he was dismissed by Shahin Afridi. Daryl Mitchell completed his fifty off 32 balls. While Mitchell played an unbeaten 53 off 35 balls, James Neesham scored an unbeaten 16 runs. On the other hand, Shaheen Afridi took two wickets for Pakistan while Mohd. Nawaz got a breakthrough.

Both the teams did not make any changes

For this important match, the team of Babar Azam and Kane Williamson did not make any changes in their playing XI and came out on the field with their winning combination.

Pakistan’s playing XI

Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Haris, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Wasim Jr., Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi.

New Zealand playing XI

Finn Allen, Devon Conway (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult.

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