Confidence booster for Pakistan as green shirts beats New Zealand in tri-series final

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The tri-series was won by the Babar Azam-led team, which defeated New Zealand on Friday by 5 wickets, giving Pakistan’s cricket team a significant boost before the T20 World Cup. 

After choosing to bowl first, the Pakistani bowlers limited the Kiwis to 163-7 despite skipper Kane Williamson’s 59. 

Meanwhile, Pakistan lost Babar early in the chase of the 164-run target, but the under-pressure middle order was crucial to today’s triumph. 

Player of the Match was awarded to Mohammad Nawaz for his all-around effort. He grabbed one wicket in addition to scoring 38 off of 22. 

I simply used my own strength on both days. I made an effort to perform with clarity what I had practiced in the nets. Going with the plan and supporting myself while batting in the middle of the order has been quite helpful. 

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When questioned about the 15th over of the innings, in which Pakistan scored 25 runs to shift the game in its favor, Nawaz claimed that Haider Ali had contributed by hitting a few boundaries in the previous over. “We utilized the momentum and secured the boundaries against bowler.” 

‘Good confidence’ 

The Pakistani captain thanked his middle-order hitters for stepping up and performing. 

“The praise goes to our team’s performance. At the death, the bowlers were excellent. The middle order played quite well. We must rise to the occasion because Haider and Nawaz are excellent. 

We have high morale going to Australia for the major competition which is ICC T20 World Cup, Babar stated. 

Mohammad Rizwan Overtakes Suryakumar Yadav As Highest T20I Scorer In 2022 

Star batsman and wicket keeper Mohammad Rizwan surpassed India’s Suryakumar Yadav to become the highest T20I scorer in 2022, adding another achievement to his record. 

When Rizwan scored the 15th run against New Zealand in today’s tri-series final on Friday, he passed the Indian batsman, who had scored 801 runs in 23 innings. 

In his 18th innings of the year, Rizwan completed the milestone. 

Mohammad Rizwan was also the highest T20I scorer in the previous year. He was named the ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the Year after scoring 1,326 runs over the course of 26 innings. 

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