ICC T20 World Cup 2022

ICC T20 World Cup 2022 1st Semi-final PAK VS NZ: Pakistan defeated New Zealand by 7 wickets

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Today on 09 November, the first semi-final of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 took place between Pakistan and New Zealand. Pakistan beat New Zealand by 7 wickets to register their name in the finals.  After 2009, Pakistan stepped into the finals in 2022. At that time, Pakistan had registered a victory in the tournament.

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and elected to bat against Pakistan. After losing the toss, Pakistan continued its efforts to capture the semi-finals from the very first over. New Zealand was able to score 152 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in 20 overs. Daryl Mitchell scored 53 runs in 35 balls. Kane Williamson and Daryl Mitchell contributed to the score by doing a partnership of 68 runs in 50 balls. New Zealand set a total target of 152 runs.

Mohammad Rizwan completed his half-century in 43 balls and Pakistan’s captain Babar Azam helped Pakistan crosses the target by making a century in 42 balls. With this, Babar and Mohammad Rizwan made a partnership of 105 runs in 76 balls.

Pakistan and New Zealand both performed well in the semi-finals.

Shruti Jain

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