NZ vs PAK Highlights: Babar Azam & Mohammad Rizwan power Pakistan to BIG FINAL, beat NZ by 7 wickets, Watch T20 WC Semifinals Highlights

NewZealand vs Pakistan Highlights: T20 WC Semifinals Highlights – Pakistan win by 7 wickets: Written off after loss to India and Zimbabwe,…

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NewZealand vs Pakistan Highlights: T20 WC Semifinals Highlights – Pakistan win by 7 wickets: Written off after loss to India and Zimbabwe, Babar Azam-led Pakistan have turned their fate around. Pakistan are in the FINAL of ICC T20 World Cup 2022. Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan besides Shaheen Afridi delivered powerful performances to help Pakistan thrash NewZealand by 7 wickets. Struggling for form, Babar-Rizwan added 105-run opening stand to hit critics for a 6. Their efforts combined with Mohammad Haris’ helped Pakistan chase 153-run target with 5 balls to spare. Watch NZ vs PAK Highlights with InsideSport.IN.

Men in Green will play either India or England in the final of the tournament. Chasing 153, Pakistan was off to a fine start. Openers Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan seemed to be in good touch. The duo took star bowlers Trent Boult and Tim Southee to attack, smashing them for boundaries.

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The duo brought up their 50-run partnership in just 5.4 overs. At the end of six overs of the powerplay, Pakistan stood at 55/0, with Mohammad Rizwan (28*), Babar Azam (25*).

Kiwis did not seem to have any answers for Azam-Rizwan’s batting as runs kept pouring. Azam brought up his 30th half-century in the shortest format in just 38 balls with a couple. Pakistan reached the 100-run mark in 11.5 overs. Pacer Boult produced the breakthrough for Kiwis, dismissing skipper Azam for 53 off 42 balls after he was caught by Daryl Mitchell at long-on.

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Mohammad Haris was the next up on crease and he hammered Boult over mid-off on his second ball. Rizwan continued to score, bringing up his 23rd T20I fifty. Boult got his second wicket in the match in the 17th over as Rizwan was caught by Glenn Phillips in the covers region. The batter departed after a well-made 57 off 43 consisting of five fours.

Shan Masood arrived to the crease, with responsibility to finish the match. Spinner Santner picked up the wicket of Haris at the last ball of the 19th over for 30 off 26 balls.

Pakistan needed two runs in the final over. Iftikhar Ahmed was on the crease. They finished their innings at 153/3 in 19.1 overs, with Masood (3*) and Iftikhar (0*) unbeaten. Boult (2/33) was the pick of the bowlers for New Zealand. Santner also took a wicket.

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Earlier, Daryl Mitchell carried his bat through the innings, scoring an unbeaten fifty to guide New Zealand to 152/4 after a top-order collapse against Pakistan in the first semi-final of the T20 World Cup at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Wednesday.

Opting to bat first, New Zealand openers Devon Conway and Finn Allen walked out to start the innings for their team. The inning got off to an action-packed first over with Allen smashing a boundary on the first ball, surviving a leg-before-wicket call on the second and finally getting dismissed on the third.

Conway struck two boundaries to Nassem Shah in the second over to get things started for Pakistan and himself. Captain Kane Williamson looked to push the ball into the gaps and keep the scoreboard ticking amidst impressive bowling from the Pakistani bowlers.

New Zealand looked set to end the powerplay with just one wicket down but Shadab Khan’s brilliance on the field cost the Kiwis Conway’s wicket after the batter set out for a risky single on the last ball of the sixth over. The team ended the powerplay with 38/2.

Explosive batter Glenn Phillips did smash Shadab Khan for a boundary in the seventh over but got dismissed by Mohammad Nawaz after chipping a simple catch to the bowler in the eighth over.

Middle-order batter Daryl Mitchell joined Williamson in a quest to steady the Kiwi innings and took the team to 59/3 at the end of the halfway mark.

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Things looked quiet for New Zealand until Mohammad Wasim came to bowl in the 13th over. Williamson finally broke the shackles and smashed a six in the over to inject some much-needed momentum into the innings.

The aggression rubbed off on Mitchell as he too launched a massive six to Shadab, bringing up the half-century stand with his captain for the team.

Pakistan’s ace pacer Shaheen Afridi came back to bowl the 15th over in search of wickets but was caressed for a four by the Kiwi captain towards fine-leg.

After a slow start in the first 10 overs, New Zealand was able to score 47 runs from overs 11 to 15, staging a comeback.

Afridi continued his spell and came back in the 17th over to bowl the last over of his quota and removed the Kiwi captain to uproot the crucial 4th wicket 68-run partnership from 56 balls.

The Kiwi team managed to secure 29 runs from the last three overs, ending their 20 overs at 152/4 with Mitchell playing an unbeaten knock of 53 runs. Shaheen Afridi was the pick of the bowlers picking up two wickets for his side.

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Pakistan Scorecard:

Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Mohammad Rizwan (WK) c Glenn Phillips b Trent Boult 57 43 5 0 132.56
Babar Azam (C) c DJ Mitchell b Trent Boult 53 42 7 0 126.19
Mohammad Haris c Finn Allen b Mitchell Santner 30 26 2 1 115.38
Shan Masood Not out 3 4 0 0 75.00
Iftikhar Ahmed Not out 0 0 0 0 0.00
Extra 10 (b 4, w 3, nb 0, lb 3)
Total 153/3 (19.1)
Yet To Bat SH KhanMohammad NawazMohammad WasimNaseem ShahS AfridiHaris Rauf
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Trent Boult 4 0 33 2 8.25
Tim Southee 3.1 0 24 0 7.58
Lockie Ferguson 4 0 37 0 9.25
Mitchell Santner 4 0 26 1 6.50
Ish Sodhi 4 0 26 0 6.50
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
Babar Azam 1-105 12.4
Mohammad Rizwan 2-132 16.6
Mohammad Haris 3-151 18.6

 

NZ Scorecard:

Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Finn Allen lbw b S Afridi 4 3 1 0 133.33
Devon Conway (WK) runout (SH Khan) 21 20 3 0 105.00
Kane Williamson (C) b S Afridi 46 42 1 1 109.52
Glenn Phillips c & b Mohammad Nawaz 6 8 1 0 75.00
Daryl Mitchell Not out 53 35 3 1 151.43
Jimmy Neesham Not out 16 12 1 0 133.33
Extra 6 (b 2, w 0, nb 0, lb 4)
Total 152/4 (20)
Yet To Bat Mitchell SantnerTim SoutheeIsh SodhiLH FergusonTrent Boult
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Shaheen Afridi 4 0 24 2 6.00
Naseem Shah 4 0 30 0 7.50
Haris Rauf 4 0 32 0 8.00
Mohammad Wasim 2 0 15 0 7.50
Shadab Khan 4 0 33 0 8.25
Mohammad Nawaz 2 0 12 1 6.00
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
Finn Allen 1-4 0.3
Devon Conway 2-38 5.6
Glenn Phillips 3-49 7.6
Kane Williamson 4-117 16.2

NewZealand Playing XI: Finn Allen, Devon Conway(w), Kane Williamson(c), Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult

Pakistan Playing XI: Mohammad Rizwan(w), Babar Azam(c), Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Haris, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi

NZ vs PAK Highlights: Babar Azam & Mohammad Rizwan power Pakistan to BIG FINAL, beat NZ by 7 wickets, Watch T20 WC Semifinals Highlights

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