Pakistan captain Babar Azam said after winning the tournament that it felt so good to play at home because the crowd was so upbeat.
THIS is what Babar Azam says after winning against New Zealand
“Thanks to the crowd. We feel like we are playing at home. I started well with the first 6 balls. The ball didn’t come well later. The fast bowlers finished well. Before leaving, we planned to take advantage of the force. He’s a young guy and he’s showing his aggression (Haris). He plays very well. We will enjoy this moment. But at the same time focus on the final,” said Babar Azam.
Pakistan suffocated New Zealand on all fronts
After electing to bat first, New Zealand could only manage 152 runs and Pakistan chased it down with ease. Powerful performances from Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan helped Pakistan enter the finals of the tournament.
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From the very start of the match, Pakistan dominated the semi-final as they dismissed many of their prominent players. Batting first, Kiwis lost the wickets of Finn Allen, Glenn Phillips and Devon Conway. Shaheen Shah Afridi suffocated the opposition and his team achieved brilliant results.
When Pakistan bat against New Zealand, they have collected 105 runs for the opening wicket. Pakistan batsman Babar Azam finally returned to form and scored 53 runs in 42 balls, providing great support to Mohammad Rizwan.