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Pakistan beat New Zealand in the final

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  • 10 November, 2022 13:06:07

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Sports Desk: Semi-final match, played till the last over. But that was due to some mistakes by the Pakistani batsmen. But at the end of the day the winning team is Pakistan. Babar Azam's team defeated New Zealand by 7 wickets and 5 balls in hand, entered the T20 World Cup final.

The target was 153 runs. Pakistani openers Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan got off to a flying start in the run chase. Pakistan conceded 55 runs without a wicket in 6 overs of the power play.

Before this, New Zealand was held by Pakistani bowlers. Losing by 49 runs, the Kiwis lost 3 wickets. From there, Kane Williamson led the team. Then Darrell Mitchell batted.

But overall the capital of New Zealand is not very big. Kane Williamson's team was stuck at 152 for 4 wickets.

New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat in Sydney. The beginning was good. Shaheen Shah Afridi lbw to Finn Allen (3 balls 4) in the third ball of the innings. Devon Conway, who was playing at the sight, was run out by Shadab Khan's direct throw for 21 off 20 balls.

They could not take advantage of the power play at all. 2 wickets can lose only 38 runs. In the eighth over, Mohammad Nawaz made a return catch to Glenn Phillips (6 off 8 balls).

From there, Kane Williamson and Darrell Mitchell scored 68 runs off 50 balls. Williamson was bowled for 46 off 42 balls by Shaheen Afridi. But Darrell Mitchell played till the end of the innings. He remained unbeaten on 53 runs off 35 balls with 3 fours and 1 six. James Neesham scored 16 off 12 balls.

Shaheen Shah Afridi is the most successful bowler of Pakistan. He took 2 wickets for 24 runs.


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