New Zealand vs Pakistan T20 World Cup Semi-Final 1: Sydney Pitch Report, Team Records at SCG

Updated on: Nov 9, 2022 10:48 am IST

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    New Zealand vs Pakistan, T20 World Cup Semi-Final 1: It’s time for the knock-out games in the ongoing men’s T20 World Cup in Australia. Four of the 12 ‘super’ teams in the tournament have moved further into the semi-finals. From Group 1, New Zealand and England qualified for the semi-finals. While, from Group 2, India and Pakistan paved their way into the knock-outs.

    The tournament’s first semi-final is set to be played on Wednesday (November 9) at 1:30 PM (IST). The Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in Sydney will host this derby between New Zealand and Pakistan.

    Both, New Zealand and Pakistan are appearing in the semis for the second consecutive time. In the 2021 edition of the WC, New Zealand finished as the runner-ups, while Pakistan ended their campaign after losing to Australia in a semi-final. On their way to completing the ideal task, the sides clash again.

    Since New Zealand vs Pakistan contest is at the edge, here’s the pitch report and more, from the SCG.

    New Zealand vs Pakistan T20 World Cup Semi-Final 1: Sydney Pitch Report, Team Records at SCG

    It’s a batting pitch at the SCG to say, but is better suited for pacers, as most of the Australian pitches do. Based on the last five T20 games played at the venue, the average first innings score has been around 175, and the average total score varied around 145. Almost all the toss-winning captains opted to bat first. And, 80% of the teams won the game, while batting first.

    Until now, the SCG has hosted 17 T20Is. At this venue, New Zealand have featured in four games, while Pakistan have featured in two. Considering the New Zealand vs Pakistan clash, here are the tables explaining the teams’ records at the SCG.

    New Zealand’s Record at SCG:

    No. 

    Match  Result  Year 

    1 

    Australia vs New Zealand  Australia won by 1 run 

    2009 

    2  Australia vs New Zealand  Australia won by 7 wickets 

    2018 

    3 

    Australia vs New Zealand  New Zealand won by 89 runs  2022 
    4  New Zealand vs Sri Lanka  New Zealand won by 65 runs 

    2022 

    Pakistan’s Record at SCG:

    No. 

    Match  Result  Year 
    1  Australia vs Pakistan  No Result 

    2019 

    2 

    Pakistan vs South Africa  Pakistan won by 33 runs 

    2022 

    New Zealand vs Pakistan: Kiwis remain consistent; Netherlands pull off stunner for Pakistan

    Rather than Group 1, Group 2 couldn’t confirm the top two until the last day of the group-stage schedule. Talking about New Zealand, the side won three out of their five group-stage games, with one being abandoned. They only lost against England and finished at the top, without creating any confusion regarding the qualification.

    Pakistan, on the other hand, were almost knocked out due to their back-to-back defeats against India and Zimbabwe. The Netherlands rescued them as the Dutch team attained a victory against South Africa and Pakistan finished the group-stage schedule as the number two team in Group 2.

    Besides, after the New Zealand vs Pakistan game, the second semi-final will be played between India and England on November 10 in Adelaide. In the end, the final is to be played on November 13, between the winners of the respective semi-finals, at the historic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

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