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PAKvsNZ: Why New Zealand failed against Pakistan? THIS is the reason

Sydney: New Zealand played brilliantly in the entire tournament of T20 World Cup 2022 but failed miserably against Pakistan in the semi-final. Batting first, Kiwis lost early wickets of Finn Allen, Glenn Phillips and Devon Conway. Shaheen Shah Afridi choked the opposition and got his team brilliant results.

When Pakistan has come to bat against New Zealand, they garnered 105 runs for the opening wicket. Pakistan batter Babar Azam finally came back in form and scored 53 runs playing 42 balls, giving great support to Mohammad Rizwan.

Why New Zealand failed against Pakistan?

Pakistan reached the semi-final after going through many ups-downs. It was an emotional roller coaster ride for Pakistan to reach the semi-finals and it can be right said that they were charged while walking in Sydney.

 

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On the other hand, New Zealand may have been too confident after their continuous wins in the tournament. Kiwis underestimated the Pakistan team and eventually lost the composure from the very start of the game.

Shaheen Shah Afridi early havoc

Pakistan bowler Shaheed Shah Afridi created early havoc in semi-final against New Zealand with dominance as he struck in the very first over of the game. The pace of the ball by Shaheen Afridi confused New Zealand batter Finn Allen confused and he tried to attempt a shot but he straight went to the stumps.

Pakistan restrict New Zealand at 152 runs

Shaheen Shah Afridi powered Pakistan restricted New Zealand at 152 runs. Shadab Khan enforced a run out of Devon Conway for just 21 runs at the end of 6th over. This hurt the confidence of the Kiwis batter but captain Kane Williamson kept up with the momentum and continued playing.

AKvsNZ – New Zealand won toss, opted to bat first

After winning the toss, Kane Williamson had announced that he will choose to bat first and will play with same team. “We are gonna have a bat. Used surface. We’ve got the same team. It’s important we assess to the changing conditions quickly. Our focus is on this game.”

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