Who won Pakistan vs New Zealand T20 World Cup 2022 Semi Final match? Check PAK vs NZ Man of the Match Award winner
Updated on: Nov 9, 2022 5:22 pm IST
Pakistan and New Zealand clashed in semi-final 1 of the T20 World Cup 2022 in Sydney at SCG. It was a game that saw the Babar Azam led-side dominate from the first ball and asserts their authority. On the back of the solid performance with both bat and ball, they claimed the match and became the first finalists.
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Asked to bowl first, Shaheen Afridi gave a dream start to Pakistan as he removed Fin Allen for 4 runs in the very first over to put pressure on the opposition. However, after that, the Kiwi batters struggled to get going and perished early.
Skipper Kane Williamson (46) along with Daryl Mitchell (53) played a good hand for their side and made sure that they remain in the game. On account of their knocks, New Zealand posted a total of 152 runs on the board. For Pakistan, Shaheen Afridi was the pick of the bowlers as he returned with figures of 2/24.
Chasing the target, Pakistan openers Babar Azam (53) and Mohammad Rizwan came out all guns blazing and return to form at the right time. They stitched a 105-run partnership for the 1st wicket and put pressure on the Kiwi bowlers. Rizwan played his part too and went back to the hut after scoring fiery 57 runs. Mohammad Haris (30) and Shan Masood (3*) then completed the fishing duties and made sure that Pakistan have their feet in the flight to Melbourne for the final on 13th November.
Pakistan vs New Zealand: Who won the Man of the match award in Pakistan vs New Zealand semi-final
Pakistan wicketkeeper batter Mohammad Rizwan was awarded Player of the Match in the semi-final against New Zealand. The right-hander played a staggering inning for his side while chasing a total of 153 runs. He came out all guns blazing and smashed Pakistan bowlers all over the park for his 57-run knock. His innings included 5 fours.