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Pakistan reach T20 WC final for the third time

Pakistan has defeated NZ to reach the final

Pakistan continues to surprise everyone at the ICC tournaments with their performances. From being on verge of getting eliminated from the tournament to reaching the finals, the fairytale continues for Pakistan cricket. Pakistan has defeated New Zealand by 7 wickets

Chasing a target of 153, Pakistani Openers Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan started out with a solid partnership with an opening stand of over 100 runs. Mohammad Haris took the game to the end and made sure Pakistan was at the gates of victory before he was caught out off the bowling of Mitchell Santner. In the end, Pakistan won the game by 7 wickets with Shan Masood hitting the winning runs for Pakistan in the 20th over.

Pakistan reach the T20 WC finals for the third time

A fighting fifty from Daryl Mitchell (53 not out off 35) helped New Zealand post 152-4 against Pakistan in the first semifinal of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), here on Wednesday. But that was not good enough.

Rizwan announced as the player of the match

Mohammad Rizwan was announced as the player of the match. Here is what Rizwan had to say after the match :

“We were put under pressure early. Pakistan bowled very nicely. We managed to wrestle back some momentum with an unbelievable knock from Mitchell. At the halfway stage we were feeling it was a competitive total. The wicket was a bit tough – used surface. Very disappointing to not make them work a lot harder. They were outstanding. We were outplayed. It’s a tough pill for us to swallow. Babar and Rizwan put us under pressure. If we’re honest, we wanted to be more disciplined in our areas. At the end of the day, Pakistan certainly deserves to be a winner. There’s been a lot of good cricket. Throughout the round-robin, we played nicely. Today we weren’t at our best. Having said that, we know the fickle nature of T20 cricket.”

PAK vs NZ, Semifinal 1: Captains on the mic

Kane Williamson“We were put under pressure early. Pakistan bowled very nicely. We managed to wrestle back some momentum with an unbelievable knock from Mitchell. At the halfway stage we were feeling it was a competitive total. The wicket was a bit tough – used surface. Very disappointing to not make Pakistan work a lot harder. They were outstanding. We were outplayed. It’s a tough pill for us to swallow.”

Babar Azam: “Thanks to the crowd. We feel like we’re playing at home. Got a good start with the first 6 overs with the ball. Later on, the ball didn’t come on well. Fast bowlers finished well. We planned before going that we’ll utilize the powerplay.”

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