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June 12, 2024
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T20 World Cup: Pakistan defeat New Zealand to book spot in final, Babar Azam back in form

T20 World Cup: In the first semi-final of the T20 World Cup, Pakistan defeated New Zealand by seven wickets to make it to the final.

Pakistan continued to be New Zealand’s kryptonite in World Cup semifinals in Sydney on Wednesday. Pakistan will now wait and see which team between England and India joins them in Sunday’s final.

In the semi-final match, New Zealand won the toss and decided to bat first. New Zealand had set a target of 153 runs in front of Pakistan.

New Zealand had a very poor start in this match. Finn Allen could only score four runs and returned to the pavilion in the first over itself. In response, Pakistan’s batting was very good. Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam shared more than 100 runs.

Williamson and Mitchell held the innings together and shared 68 runs off 50 balls for the fourth wicket. The duo brought up their fifty-run stand in just 36 balls but failed to force the pace towards the end as boundaries and sixes were hard to come by.

The fans of Pakistan are very happy after this victory.

This match between Pakistan and New Zealand was played at Sydney Cricket Ground.

New Zealand team

Kane Williamson (c), Devon Conway (wk), Glenn Phillips (wk), Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult

Pakistan team

Babar Azam (capt), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Mohammad Haris, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Shah Afridi

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