Pakistan Qualifies For World T20 Final After 13 Years | World T20 2022 | Cricket Holic.PK

Pakistan Qualifies for World T20 Final after 13 Years | World T20 2022

Pakistan Qualifies for World T20 Final after 13 Years | World T20 2022:

Pakistan stepped into their 2nd consecutive World T20 Semi Final this year. Pakistan locked horns with the Kiwis in the all important semi final. After winning the toss, Kane Williamson opted to bat first.

Shaheen Shah Afridi showed excellent skill as he always does and picked up the wicket of Finn Allen in the first over. Things were quite slow for New Zealand in the initial stage. At the end of the PowerPlay, New Zealand lost another wicket and ended up with 38/2.

Soon in the 8th over, the Kiwi side lost inform Glenn Phillips Courtesy of a caught and ball by Mohammad Nawaz and things went from bad to worse for New Zealand. Kane Williamson and Daryl Mitchell piled up 68 runs together to give New Zealand some runs on the board. Mitchell completed his half century as well. New Zealand weren’t able to do a lot of damage in the final 5 overs. They scored only 46 runs in the final 5 overs and ended up with 152/4 on the board. Shaheen Shah Afridi was the best bowler with 2 wickets to his name.

Pakistan began the chase with a dominant style. They scored 55 runs in the PowerPlay without losing a single wicket. More importantly for Pakistan, Babar Azam regained his lost touch and Pakistan were cruising along to the victory. Babar Azam did get out, but that did not stop Pakistan from winning. Mohammad Rizwan continued the progress and scored a half century. Mohammad Haris also contributed with 30(26) and at the end despite losing 3 wickets, Pakistan won by 7 wickets and made it to the World T20 Final this year.

It is after 13 years that Pakistan will feature in a World T20 Final. It will be the 3rd final for Pakistan in World T20 History. They lost one in 2007 and won one in 2009.

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