Pakistan reached the World Cup final, Pakistan has reached the final for the third time after the initial edition played in 2007, Watch NZ vs PAK Match Highlights
In the first semi-file played in Sydney in the T20 World Cup, Pakistan defeated New Zealand by 8 wickets to enter the final. Captain Babar Azam (53 runs, 42 balls, 7 fours) and wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan (57 runs, 43 balls, 7 fours) stamped their team in the best way on the best work done by the bowlers of Pakistan in the first innings. Got a ticket for the final. Both of them made a partnership of 105 runs for the first wicket and ensured the victory of the already less-than-expected target. Chasing a relatively easy target, when captain Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan added 105 runs for the first wicket, it was clear at this stage that Pakistans victory from here was just a formality. And it was proved. Wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan was adjudged player of the match.
After the dismissals of Babar and Rizwan, the batsman to be dismissed was Mohammad Harris (30 runs, 26 balls, 2 fours, 1 six), but despite the fall of this wicket, it never felt like a moment that Pakistans final in the final. There is any doubt on arrival. This was the reason that during the last few overs, the body language of the New Zealand players was completely uprooted. The Kiwis faces withered and their bowlers bowled poorly and fielders made the formality of Pakistans victory easier. And Pakistan entered the final of the T20 World Cup for the third time, winning by 5 balls and seven wickets in 19.1 overs. Earlier, Pakistan had made it to the final of the first World Cup played in the year 2007, while in 2009, Pakistan team became the T20 World Cup champion under the captaincy of Younis Khan.
Talking about the opening shift, the New Zealand batsmen did not live up to the expectations after winning the toss and batting first on the easy Sydney pitch and the Kiwi team remained about 25-20 runs away from putting up a challenging score in front of Pakistan. The reason for this was that the pitch slowed down after the first ten overs, so Darrell Mitchell (53 runs, 35 balls, 3 fours, 1 six) and Captain Williamson (46 runs, 42 balls, 1 four, 1 six) were given Except no other New Zealand batsman could speed up the score. For the first time in time for Pakistan, Shaheen Afridi appeared in his perfect rhythm in the tournament. He took only 2 wickets, but the bowling looked very effective and effective, which affected New Zealands run-scoring pace. The result was that if Pakistan was left behind by 25-30 runs, then the nervous system of the Kiwis would have been tested.
After the low score, when the bowlers had to take the big responsibility from here, the New Zealand bowlers were completely uprooted. Especially the direction and length of the fast bowlers were completely messed up, giving Babar and Rizwan a chance to settle on the pitch in the beginning. When both of them put on 55 runs in the first six overs of the power-play, batting without any pressure, the situation was really clear at this stage to a great extent. Even after the power-play, he led the innings responsibly and by the time the Kiwis got their first wicket in the form of Babar, the match was out of their hands.