New Zealand vs Pakistan 1st Semi-Final at Sydney, 09 Nov, 2022

Toss: New Zealand, who chose to bat
New Zealand 152/4 (20)
Pakistan 153/3 (19.1)
Pakistan won by 7 wickets
Man of the Match: Mohammad Rizwan
  • Iftikhar Ahmed 0 * (0)
  • Shan Masood 3 * (4)

Over 17.2 Lockie Ferguson bowls a pitched up delivery to Shan Masood,1 run, moves across in the crease and  flicks to midwicket and a misfield from Williamson allows them a single. Williamson kicks the turf in frustration

Over 18.3 Mitchell Santner bowls it flat in the air to Shan Masood,1 run, makes room and slaps it from middle stump through the covers

Over 19.1: Wide ball. Tim Southee to Shan Masood, 

Over 19.1 Tim Southee bowls a pitched up delivery to Shan Masood,1 run, comes on to the front foot and  finishes it off with a lovely straight drive past mid-off.

Pakistan won by 7 wickets

Mohammad Rizwan | Player of the Match: Luckily, the fifty was in the semifinal. Babar and I were struggling but we worked hard and believed. We kept fighting. When we crossed the boundary line, we decided to take the attack to the new ball bowlers. When we finished the powerplay, we knew one of us had to bat deep as it was a tricky pitch. Our start (to the tournament) wasn't good, but the guys kept believing.

Williamson(NZ): We were put under pressure early. Pakistan bowled very nicely. We managed to wrestle back some momentum with an unbelievable knock from Mitchell. At the halfway stage we were feeling it was a competitive total. Wicket was a bit tough - used surface. Very disappointing to not make Pakistan work a lot harder. They were outstanding. We were outplayed. It's a tough pill for us to swallow. Babar and Rizwan put us under pressure. If we're honest, we wanted to be more disciplined in our areas. At the end of the day, Pakistan certainly deserve to be winners. There's been a lot of good cricket. Throughout the round-robin, we've played nicely. Today we weren't at our best. Having said that, we know the fickle nature of T20 cricket.

Babar Azam (PAK): Thanks to the crowd. We feel like we're playing at home. Got a good start with the first 6 overs with the ball. Later on the ball didn't come on well. Fast bowlers finished well. We planned before going that we'll utilise the powerplay. He's a young guy and showing his aggression (Haris). He's playing very well. We're going to enjoy this moment. But at the same time have focus on the final.