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Analysts and politicians applaud Pakistan’s “clinical victory” over New Zealand in the T20 World Cup semifinal.


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On Wednesday, Pakistan defeated New Zealand by seven wickets to advance to the T20 World Cup final. Pulling closer to a second championship with half-centuries from Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam. The matchup is between the 2009 champions and either England or India, who play on Thursday in Adelaide. It will take place at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on November 13.

Rizwan (57) and Azam (53) demolished the famed bowling arsenal of the Black Caps in a 105-run opening stand in front of a 36,443 fervently pro-Pakistan crowd. Despite a tense finish when both fell, they finished a deserving victory with five balls to spare.

Analysts and politicians applaud Pakistan’s “clinical victory” over New Zealand | Source: CricTracker

Pakistan’s road to the T20 World Cup Final

It was a wild trip in Australia to reach another final. Pakistan last won it in 2009 at Lord’s in England when they defeated Sri Lanka by eight wickets. They recovered from heartbreaking last-ball defeats to India and Zimbabwe in the group stage by defeating the Netherlands and South Africa. Then, against all chances, they prevailed when Pakistan easily defeated Bangladesh and the Proteas were shocked by the Dutch.

New Zealand, who won Group 1, was hoping to get to the final for the second time in a row. But their quest for a first T20 championship was again unsuccessful.

When Kane Williamson won the toss, he had little difficulty in asking Pakistan to bowl. Despite the fact that teams batting first had won five of the six games played in Sydney this tournament. However, it turned out to be difficult going.

Opinions of Fans and Commentators

Here are the opinions of Pakistani fans about today’s innings, including those of commentators and politicians.

Pakistan’s performance today was characterized as having passion, devotion, and discipline by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif. He tweeted, “Well done team Pakistan for an amazing comeback.”

Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammad Haris, Babar Azam, and Mohammad Rizwan received praise from President Arif Alvi for their outstanding performances. We are proud of you, green shirts. the conclusion is now. We wish you the best of luck and know that you will triumph, inshallah (God willing).

The squad received praise from the Army for a “great performance” and was wished success in the finals.

Imran Khan, the leader of the PTI, hailed Babar and the group. Asad Umar, a former minister, claimed that today’s match brought back memories of the 1992 World Cup. Christian Turner, the British High Commissioner to Pakistan, enquired as to whether 1992 will be repeated there.

Shahid Afridi, a seasoned cricket player, praised the team and the captain for “leading from the front.” Former cricketer and Indian cricket analyst Sanjay Manjrekar praised Pakistan’s performance today as “nearly perfect.”

But Wasim Akram, a legend in Pakistani cricket, called it a “clinical performance” by the side. Sana Mir, a former captain of the women’s team, claimed that Pakistan was the first team to earn a spot in the T20 World Cup finals.

Irfan Pathan, a former Indian Test fast bowler, praised Pakistan’s World Cup performance as “admirable.” According to Indian cricket journalist Vikrant Gupta, Babar and Rizwan performed admirably on the most crucial day.

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