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T20 World Cup 2022: सेमीफाइनल में हार के बाद विलियमसन बोले- इस हार को पचाना मुश्किल

Pakistan reached the T20 World Cup final 13 years later with half-centuries from captain Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan after restricting New Zealand to 152 for four on the slow wicket at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Sydney. Desperate New Zealand captain Kane Williamson said the T20 World Cup semi-final loss is not easy to digest but admitted his side were not disciplined enough to challenge a well-performing Pakistan here on Wednesday. Pakistan reached the T20 World Cup final for the third time after defeating second-placed New Zealand by seven wickets in the semi-finals of the previous tournament. Speaking at the post-match award ceremony, Williamson said: “It is very disappointing that we were not able to give Pakistan a tough challenge. He gave a great performance. He overtook us. It is difficult for us to digest this defeat. Babar (Azam ) and (Mohammed) Rizwan put us under pressure.” Make it to the T20 World Cup Final.

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Williamson said: “He quickly put pressure on us. Pakistan bowled very well. We (Daryl) managed to get some momentum back with Mitchell’s incredible knock. We felt it was a competitive score. It was a bit difficult to play on this wicket .” New Zealand could not score runs quickly after losing early wickets to openers Finn Allen (04) and Devon Conway (21). Williamson (46) and Mitchell (53) added 68 runs for the fourth wicket to take the team to a challenging score. Williamson said: “If we’re honest, we wanted to be more disciplined. Pakistan definitely deserved to be the winner. Very good cricket played.” Pakistan captain Babar praised his bowlers for registering the win. “The way the team performed in the last three matches … thanks to the crowd, it feels like we are playing at home. We started well in the first six overs and then we had a good spin attack. The fast bowlers also did very well well.

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Babar said: “Our plan was to take advantage of the first six overs before going out on the field and later everyone could come and contribute. We will enjoy this moment but at the same time we will focus on the final.” Rizwan was adjudged player of the match for his innings of 57 off 43 balls. “Fortunately, the half-century reached the semi-finals. Babar and I struggled, but we worked hard and kept the faith. We kept fighting. We decided to attack the new ball bowlers.” Rizwan said: “When we finished the powerplay, we knew one of us would have to play a long innings because it was a difficult pitch. We didn’t have a good start (in the tournament) but people didn’t stop believing.” Pakistan will now take on the winner of Thursday’s second semi-final between India and England in the final in Melbourne on Sunday.

Disclaimer:Prabhasakshi has not edited this news. This news has been published from the PTI language feed.



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