Pakistan started the blockbuster semi-final against New Zealand in red-hot form, without giving up an inch. After Shaheen dismissed opener Finn Allen in the very first over, the T20 World Cup all-rounder Shadab Khan gave Pakistan the big break by sending Devon Conway back to the dugout with a sensational direct hit.
Conway tried to steal a single on the last ball of the power play phase of New Zealand’s innings. However, the dangerous New Zealand opener took Shadab’s fielding skills lightly. Conway decided not to dive and saved his wicket. Shadab hit the bullseye with a spectacular throw.
New Zealand was hot on the heels of Pakistan’s fiery attack. New Zealand closed the power play with just 38 runs and had lost both openers. In form top-order batsman Glenn Phillips was next to take off, caught and bowled by Mohammad Nawaz. Skipper Kane Williason tried to play the anchoring role on the one hand and slowly built up his innings in signature style.
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