Pak vs. New Zealand Match: Pak qualify for Final t20
Pak vs new Zealand match: Pak qualify for final t20. We look at New Zealand’s run-chases in the competition to see if they can continue their good form.
New Zealand is the favorite to win this first semi-final, but Pakistan is coming off two consecutive wins and will be itching to get their hands on the trophy.
The Black Caps face one of the strongest Pakistani sides in this tournament. This has been the first time that New Zealand has failed to get a win in their last three matches, but their batting and bowling remain strong.
They will want to put their best foot forward for the final.
Pakistan’s win in semi-final one world cup t20
Pakistan’s best performance in the tournament came when they chased a total, thanks to the opening partnership of Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan.
Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan hit half-centuries to help Pakistan easily win against Bangladesh. They will now defeat either India or England in the final.
Man of the match of today’s semi-final
Mohammad Rizwan is the Player of the Match. He says the conditions were harsh, but they worked hard and believed in themselves.
Adds they wanted to attack, 150 was a good total, but they wanted to make the most of the Powerplay and then wanted to bat deep. States they just wanted to work hard, and they would get the rewards.
New Zealand skipper: Kane Williamson remarks on pak wins
Kane Williamson, the skipper of New Zealand, admitted that his team was pressured by Pakistan but managed to regain momentum.
He stated they were outplayed but disappointed they did not make Pakistan work harder for their runs. Williamson conceded that their fielding was not excellent and that Azam and Rizwan put them under pressure.
He said they could have been more disciplined but that Pakistan deserved to win. Williamson said there had been a lot of good cricket played, but his team was not at its best. He said this is the nature of T20 cricket.
Babar Azam: captain of Pakistani team remarks on win
Babar Azam, the captain of Pakistan, says the team performed admirably. He notes they had a great start with the ball and stemmed the flow of runs.
He adds that Shadab and Nawaz continued the excellent work, and they managed to finish well too. Babar is pleased with the team’s total of 150 runs. Babar explains that they planned to go hard in the Powerplay and make the most of the first 6 overs. He credits Haris for his aggressive batting and says he played a crucial role in their victory.
Babar says they will enjoy this win but are focused on the finals. He is looking forward to the match and is confident in his team’s ability to win.
Pakistan today score
Pakistan qualified for the final of the 2022 T20 World Cup by beating New Zealand in the semi-final. They will face either India or England in the final.
Thanks to a 105-run partnership between Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan, Pakistan eventually won by 7 wickets.
Pakistan’s fielding analysis
In the end, it was a clinical display by Pakistan. They stuck to their task and frustrated New Zealand as much as possible. That ensured the pressure was constantly built upon the Kiwi team, who would be fuming after wasting such a good start. Pakistan claims early wickets and exercises excellent control to stifle New Zealand’s chase.
Shaheen Afridi’s outstanding deliveries
After being asked to bowl first, Shaheen Afridi was their mainstay, taking four wickets in his first over while showing the kind of hostility that will be a relief for the Kiwis, who are still smarting from their loss against South Africa last week.
In a surprising move, Pakistan restricted New Zealand to 70 runs in their first Powerplay. The hosts collapsed quickly under pressure, but they were handed a lifeline when they lost three wickets inside the opening three overs.
The first over of the Powerplay should have been easy for Pakistan. But Afridi belied his reputation as an easy target for a new bowler and got a terrific start.
Pakistan’s amazing bating
Pakistan looked in complete control throughout the chase, but a hint of pressure began to increase when the target went to 19 from 15 balls.
Maybe it was just the pressure of needing a win and knowing how important it was for the team’s progression, but Pakistan looked in complete control throughout their chase.
They could not have found themselves in a better position when they needed 17 runs in four balls to win the match. But they nearly made a mistake as they had Santner and Southee bowled in the final over to score 17 runs themselves!
Despite their dominance, Pakistan looked in complete control throughout their chase. That is until the last three overs of the innings.
Thank you for joining us today. The final of the 2022 T20 WC is on November 13, and Pakistan players can take an extra day off before hitting the field for the final.
Will India and Pakistan meet again later this week? Do join us for the 2nd semi-final between India and England!