‘s Babar Azam Pakistan defeated New Zealand in the first semifinal of the T20 World Cup 2022 to secure a position in the championship game on Wednesday at SCG (November 9).
In response, Pakistan chased down the target in the final over of the game, winning by 7 wickets in hand. New Zealand had reached 152/4 after 20 overs.
They have qualified for the championship match with this victory and will face either India or England on Sunday at the storied MCG (November 13).
With this victory, Pakistan has advanced to the main event’s championship game for the first time. After losing their opening two games to India and Zimbabwe, Pakistan was on the verge of withdrawing from the tournament.
Following Pakistan’s victory, pictures of a stunning Pakistan supporter are going viral on social media. The beauty of the Pakistani fan has Twitter users in awe.
Pakistan should be commended for their intense game play. Shaheen Shah Afridi’s ferocious spell at the beginning of the game sent Finn Allen packing after only the first over.
After that, Pakistan kept a firm hold on the game. They continued to take wickets at regular intervals, which allowed them to completely control the game. overs in the middle.
When Shaheen returned, he broke the connection that Kane Williamson and Daryl Mitchell had formed and put New Zealand on the back foot.
Shaheen started the World Cup off poorly, going for runs against India and Zimbabwe respectively without returning with any wickets. He finished with two wickets and has now reached the 10-wicket plateau in this competition.