Pakistan won the first semi final handsomely by seven wickets and five balls remaining.
It’s quite impressive start by the out of form captain Babar Azam and the ICC T20 player of the year while chasing down the target of 153. Both the openers set the tone from the very beginning of the second innings. Pakistani openers scored 55 runs in the powerplay without any damage, the highest in the tournament by them so far. After 10 overs Pakistan were 87 without loss. The third century stand between these two completed in the 12th over of the innings. Babar Azam and Muhammad Rizwan scored on time half centuries to build the base of the run chase. Pakistan sails home easily with five balls remaining and reserved their seats in final of the T20 World Cup 2022 at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia.
Before this the Pakistani pacers in first innings of the match started the attack in command of Shaheen Shah Afridi, who got his danger man on the third ball of his opener. Pakistani bowling attack restrict Kiwis to 153, with the lost of four wickets. Daryl Mitchell scored a fifty and Kiwis captain Kane Williamson support him with his handsome 46 runs.