T20 WC 2022 Semifinal: The first semi-final match of the T20 World Cup 2022 is being played in Sydney. Here New Zealand, batting first, scored 152 runs in front of Pakistan for the loss of 4 wickets. Kane Williamson scored 46 and Daryl Mitchell scored 53 runs for New Zealand.
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has won the toss and elected to bat first. Shaheen Afridi sent explosive batsman Finn Allen to the pavilion on the third ball of the first over. From here Devon Conway and Kane Williamson had brought New Zealand to 38 runs that Conway (21) was run out. Shadab Khan sent the set batsman to the pavilion with a direct throw from a distance of 21 meters.
After this, the highest run-scorer for New Zealand in this T20 World Cup, Glenn Phillips (6) was run by Mohammad Nawaz. Kiwi team had lost its 3 wickets for 49 runs in 8 overs. From here, a 50-ball 68-run partnership between Kane Williamson and Daryl Mitchell brought New Zealand’s innings on track. Kane Williamson was dismissed for 46 off 42 balls.
After Williams returned to the pavilion, Daryl Mitchell along with Jimmy Neesham took the innings forward in a quick manner. Mitchell scored 53 runs off 35 balls and Jimmy Neesham played an unbeaten innings of 16 runs off 12 balls. In this way, despite the initial setbacks, New Zealand scored 152 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in the allotted over. Shaheen Afridi got two wickets and Mohammad Nawaz got one wicket from Pakistan.
Such is the playing-11 of both the teams
New Zealand: Finn Allen, Devan Conway, Kane Williamson, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson.
Pakistan: Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, Mohammad Haris, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf.