Pakistani fan captures hearts at Sydney Stadium, video goes viral
Pak vs NZ T20 WC semi-final: Pakistani fan captures hearts at Sydney Stadium, video goes viral | Screenshot
sydney: The Mystery Girls have always grabbed the limelight and been very popular among cricket fans. After Pakistan’s victory in today’s game, pictures of a beautiful Pakistani fan are going viral on social media. Twitter users are amazed by the beauty of the Pakistani fan.
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Twitter user Muhammad Zaid said: “Congratulations Pakistan, that’s why the crowd is singing (Dil Dil Pakistan Jan Jan Pakistan).”
Rising to the occasion, Mohammad Rizwan and skipper Babar Azam beat a fantastic fifties and led Pakistan to the final of the 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup with a convincing seven-wicket victory against the runners-up New Zealand in the first semi-final at the Sydney Cricket Ground last year. (SCG), here on Wednesday.
With the victory, Pakistan are now awaiting the winner of the second semi-final between India and England, for the showpiece clash at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on November 13.
After winning the toss and choosing to bat first, a fight fifty from Daryl Mitchell with a vital round from Kane Williamson helped New Zealand recover from the initial jolts and go 152-4 in 20 overs. Besides Mitchell (53 of 35) and Kane Williamson (46 of 42), Devon Conway (21 of 20) and James Neesham (16 of 12) were the other top contributors with bat for New Zealand. .
Chasing an under-par goal, fly-half Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam raised their hands when it mattered most and gave Pakistan a blistering start, scoring 55/0 in the first six overs – their best power play of the tournament with the bat.
Skipper Babar was let go by Devon Conway and he made New Zealand pay. He and Mohammad Rizwan negotiated overs from Trent Boult and Tim Southee beautifully early in the innings.
Rizwan, with his aggressive approach, led the way and took care of the boundaries while Babar took his time before taking on the New Zealand bowlers. Even after the power play, the Borders were flowing at will for Pakistan and they reached 87/0 after 10 overs.
Thereafter, Babar (53 of 42) picked up the pace and edged out his opening partner at fifty. But, he couldn’t wear his sleeves any longer after that as Boult came back on the attack and beat the opening stand of the century by 105 runs with Babar’s wicket.
Later, Rizwan (57 from 43) also reached fifty from 36, but like Babar, he too couldn’t last to the end, going out to Boult on 17 more. Youngster Mohammad Haris played a vital 30 from 26 to bring Pakistan closer to victory before going out in the penultimate.
Eventually, Shan Masood (3 not out) hit the winners as Pakistan chased the aggregate in 19.1 overs with seven wickets in hand. Trent Boult (2/33) and Mitchell Santner (1/26) were the wicket takers for New Zealand.
Earlier, New Zealand had lost the wicket of Finn Allen (4) in the very first over. Allen hit Shaheen Afridi for a boundary in the first ball from the over, but the left arm pacer trapped him past the wicket on the third delivery to give Pakistan an early breakthrough.
Skipper Kane Williamson then joined Devon Conway in the middle and they drove the Black Caps innings forward spinning the strikes well and reaching the limits at regular intervals.
Conway (21 of 20) was more aggressive between the pair and looked set to take on the Pakistani bowlers after spending enough time in the middle before Shadab hit the direct hit to the non-attacking side to get rid of the left-handed batter. , leaving New Zealand 38-2 after six overs.
Glenn Phillips, who has been the in-form man for New Zealand, showed his aggressive intent by hitting a boundary but couldn’t wear his sleeves any longer as spinner Mohammad Nawaz sent him back on the last ball of its opening.
At 49/3 after eight overs, New Zealand were in trouble, needing a partnership to bail them out. Daryl Mitchell, who hadn’t had a great showing so far in the tournament, joined a well-placed Williamson to save their team.
Mitchell and Williamson both took their time settling in and the goal rate didn’t look good for New Zealand at the end of 10 overs but they regrouped during the drinks break and hit 28 runs on the next 13 balls to lift. The duo picked their areas to score, pushed the ball into the gaps and got two points at will to keep the scoreboard rolling for the Kiwis. Mitchell hit the leg spinner Shadab for a six to raise their stand of fifty.
Williamson and Mitchell sewed up a crucial 68-point position for the fourth wicket to lead the recovery and set the stage for a good finish for the Kiwis, but Afridi had other plans. It was a slower delivery from Afridi and Williamson moved to pick up, but was knocked down in the process.
Thereafter, Mitchell continued his fight against the blow and reached his 50s. He and Neesham struggled to hit some big shots in the final overs but the Pakistani bowlers were disciplined enough to hold New Zealand to a chase goal of 152-4 from 20 overs on an unused lane.
Shaheen Afridi was Pakistan’s most successful taker with his 2/24, and Mohammad Nawaz (1/12) was the other wicket taker.
Brief scores: New Zealand 152/4 in 20 overs (Daryl Mitchell 53 not out, Kane Williamson 46; Shaheen Afridi 2/24) lost to Pakistan -153/3 in 19.1 Overs (Mohammad Rizwan 57, Babar Azam 53; Trent Boult 2 /33) by 7 wickets.
(With agency contributions)
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