The 1st Semi-Final Match of the ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2022 was played yesterday between New Zealand vs Pakistan, at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney. In which Pakistan beats New Zealand by 7 wickets to storm into the final.
New Zealand batted first after winning the toss, started the inning not very well, Finn Allen and Devon Conway came to start the inning, the first wicket has gone very quickly just for 4 runs in third ball of the 1st over, Finn Allen dismissed just for 4 runs, next batsman Kane Willamson came to bat and handled the inning with Devon Conway, the second wicket has gone for 38 runs in last ball of the 6th over, Devon Conway dismissed after scring 21 runs in 20 balls, next batsman Glenn Phillips came to bat and he dismissed very quickly just for 6 runs as third wicket in last ball of the 8th over, the team score was 49 runs, followed by Daryl Mitchell came to bat handled the inning and played a very brilliant half-century partnership of 66 runs with Kane Williamson, the fourth wicket has gone for 117 runs in 16.2 over, Kane Williamson dismissed after playing a very brilliant inning of 46 runs with the help of 1 six and 1 boundary in 42 balls, next batsman James Neesham came to bat and played an unbeaten inning of 16 runs in 12 balls with Daryl Mitchell, and Daryl Mitchell played a very brilliant unbeaten half-century inning of 53 runs with the help of 1 six and 3 boundaries in just 35 balls. In this way, New Zealand scored 152 runs after losing 4 wickets in the stipulated 20 overs and set a target of 153 runs in front of Pakistan.
Pakistani bowlers Shaheen Afridi took 2 wickets just for 24 runs, Marizanne Kapp 2 wickets just for 25 runs, and Mohammad Nawaz got 1 wicket.
Pakistan chasing the target of 153 runs in the second inning, and they achived the target very easily by losing just 3 wickets in first ball of the final over. Pakistan started the inning very strongly, Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam came to start the inning and gave a very strong start with century partnership of 105 runs for the first wicket, the first wicket has gone for 105 runs in 12.4 over, Babar Azam dismissed after playing a very brilliant half-century inning of 53 runs with the help of 7 boundaries in 42 balls, next batsman Mohammad Haris came to bat and played well with Mohammad Rizwan, the second wicket has gone for 132 runs in last ball of the 17th over, Mohammad Rizwan dismissed after playing a very brilliant half-century inning of 57 runs with the help of 5 boundaries in just 43 balls, next batsman Shan Masood came to bat and he good strike rotate with Mohammad Harish, after few moments the third wicket has gone for 151 runs in last ball of the 19th over, Mohammad Haris dismissed after playing a brilliant inning of 30 runs with the help of 1 six and 2 boundaries in 26 balls, followed by Iftikhar Ahmed came to bat and he remains unbeaten without playing a ball with Shan Masood, and Shan Masood also remains unbeaten just for 3 runs. In this way, Pakistan chased the target very easily by losing just 3 wickets in 19.1 overs and won the Semi-Final match by 7 wickets to storm into the final.
New Zealand bowlers Trent Boult got 2 wickets for 33 runs, and Mitchell Santner got 1 wicket.
Pakistani batsman Mohammad Rizwan was selected as the best player of the match, he played a very brilliant half-century inning of 57 runs with the help of 5 boundaries in just 43 balls.