Pakistan Cricket Team secured a comprehensive victory against the New Zealand in the semi-final of T20 World Cup 2022 on Wednesday.
The Babar Azam Eleven chased 153 runs in a comfortable manner. The team completed the innings in 115 balls on losing three wickets.
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The New Zealand scored 152 runs in 120 balls, losing four wickets.
Muhammad Rizwan was declared the man of the match on scoring 57 runs of 43 balls.
The journey of Pakistan to the semi-final of T20 World Cup had been unbelievable. Pakistan lost hopes when it got defeated from India and Zimbabwe in the first to matches.
However Pakistan secured victory against South Africa and Netherlands, which created some chances for Pakistan to qualify for semi-finals. All the expectations for Pakistan had fallen on Netherlands and South Africa match.
The victory of Netherlands against the South Africa proved to be a clear way for Pakistan to the semi-final.
Babar Azam, the captain of Pakistan Cricket Team said that the team played really well and he thanked the crowd for the support they have given them. The team had a plan to go hard in the power play and they wanted to make most of the 6 overs.
The captain gave credit to Haris Rauf for being an aggressive player. He added that they will enjoy the win but are focused on the finals and they are looking forward to it.
The captain of New Zealand, Kane Williamson said that they were put under pressure but they managed to get back the momentum. He states that they were outplayed but they are disappointed, because they did not make Pakistan work hard for their runs.
He admitted that their fielding was not that great, Azam and Rizwan put them under pressure, they could have been more disciplined but Pakistan are deserved winners.