The first Semi-Final of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 will take place between Pakistan and New Zealand at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Wednesday.
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It’s the sixth time Pakistan has reached the Semi-Final of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.
In the first edition in 2007, Pakistan ended up as the runner-up and sealed the title in 2009. Later, in 2010, 2012, 2021, and 2022, Pakistan qualified for the Semi-Final.
Unlike New Zealand, it hasn’t been a smooth sailing for Pakistan in ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022.
Following two back-to-back blows against India and Zimbabwe, Pakistan had reached almost on the verge of an early exist from the tournament. However, they took over from thereafter and sealed three consecutive victories against Netherlands, South Africa, and Bangladesh.
Even that would not be enough for Pakistan to go through to the Semi-Final if Netherlands hadn’t pulled off an upset against South Africa at Adelaide on November 6.
The defeat against Netherlands restricted South Africa to have five points whereas Pakistan received six points, paving their way to the semis.
In Points Table, India with eights points topped the Group 2 followed by Pakistan.
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On the other hand, New Zealand had an ideal start of its campaign in T20 World Cup 2022. They clinched a comprehensive win of 89 runs against the Defending Champions Australia in their very first match.
New Zealand’s match against Afghanistan was washed out and they also lost to England by 20 runs. But three wins against Australia, Sri Lanka, and Ireland as well as one abandoned match against Afghanistan cruised New Zealand to become the first team to qualify for the Semi-Final of T20 World Cup 2022 from Group 1.
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