PAK vs NZ semi-final: Pakistan Aim To Continue Winning Momentum

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PAK vs NZ T20 World Cup semi-final update

PAK vs NZ T20 World Cup semi-final update: The luckiest team in this World Cup Pakistan, who after almost confirming their ticket back home qualified for the semis on the last day of the group stage will aim to carry forward their winning momentum when they face New Zealand in semi-final 1 of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 on Wednesday.

It was nothing sort of dream come true moment for the men in green, as on Sunday morning the unexpected thing happened.

The Protea’s shocking defeat to the Netherlands provided the Babar Azam side a chance to qualify. The only hurdle in front of them was to defeat Bangladesh in their last game, as they defeated them with ease to confirm their berth for the semis.

Before the super Sunday clashes, it was highly expected that India will definitely qualify, while the second team would be South Africa, who was carrying 5 points in 4 games, and they will register a cakewalk victory in their last game on Sunday morning against the Netherlands and qualify for the semi-final, but that didn’t happen and Pakistan qualifies after defeating Bangladesh in the afternoon game.

PAK vs NZ T20 World Cup Semi-Final Update

The challenge, however is much bigger ahead of them as they have to face the table toppers of Group 1 New Zealand in the semi-final 1 on Wednesday at the Sydney Cricket Ground. PAK vs NZ T20 World Cup.

And in order to advance for the finals, the men in green have to play the game same like they did against South Africa and Bangladesh.

Pakistan performed decently in all of their games so far in the tournament, but there are some problems which they need to resolve ahead of the big clash.

Their openers, Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan, who considered as the best opening combination before the tournament, failed to perform as per expectation.

PAK vs NZ T20 World Cup Semi-Final Update: PAK Strategies To Win Semi-Final Against New Zealand

The former no.1 Babar Azam has scored just 37 runs in 5 games at a strike rate of 74.19. While Mohammad Rizwan performed bit better but not per his stature. He amassed 103 runs in 5 games. And if they have to overcome the Blackcaps on Wednesday then these both batters need to perform at any costs.

Mohammad Harris, who came in place Fakhar Zaman in the side doing well for the side. He knock of 28 in just 11 in a crucial game against South Africa which handed team the momentum to set a good total in front of the Proteas.

While he scored important 31 off in a do or die match against Bangladesh on Sunday to help his side claim a victory and qualify for the semis.

His performance is a sign of relief for the Pakistan’s side and the management will hope that all of their players will perform as per their caliber to get rid off the Blackcaps and advance for the finals of T20 World Cup 2022.

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