T20 World Cup, New Zealand vs Pakistan and India vs England: Street to the semi-finals | Cricket News

ADELAIDE: New Zealand play Pakistan in Sydney on Wednesday and India face England in Adelaide on Thursday within the semi-finals on the Twenty20 World Cup.
AFP Sport seems on the groups and their journeys into the ultimate 4:
The Black Caps had a powerful begin to the event with an 89-run thrashing of defending champions and hosts Australia, setting the tone for his or her marketing campaign to date.
A washout towards Afghanistan didn’t cease their momentum. They thrashed Sri Lanka with Glenn Phillips smashing the second century of this World Cup along with his 64-ball 104.
New Zealand faltered of their chase of 180 towards England however regrouped to outplay minnows Ireland as skipper Kane Williamson struck type with a quickfire 61.


New Zealand captain Kane Williamson (AFP Photo)
Last 12 months’s crushed finalists topped the harder of the 2 Super 12 teams on web run price from pre-tournament favourites Australia and England to underline simply how harmful they’re.
The 2009 champions had a heartbreaking begin to their marketing campaign after they misplaced a last-ball thriller to arch-rivals India, then suffered a shock defeat to Zimbabwe.
They regarded useless and buried, and victory over the Netherlands was hardly spectacular as they misplaced 4 wickets of their modest chase of 92.
But Pakistan conjured up a dominant efficiency to hammer South Africa and revive their semi-final hopes, and the Dutch did them a favour by gorgeous South Africa.
Babar Azam’s staff gained a do-or-die conflict towards Bangladesh to enter the ultimate 4, with tempo spearhead Shaheen Shah Afridi returning career-best figures of 4-22.


Pakistan captain Babar Azam (AFP Photo)
Azam’s type stays a fear nevertheless with the opener managing simply 39 runs in 5 matches.
Jos Buttler’s staff thrashed Afghanistan after they bundled out the opposition for 112 of their opener in Perth to justify their favourites tag within the event.
But a five-run shock loss by way of DLS technique to Ireland and a washout towards Australia put them on a sticky wicket.
The Three Lions got here roaring again to outplay the Kiwis and star all-rounder Ben Stokes with an unbeaten 42 led them in a tense four-wicket win over Sri Lanka to propel them into the semis.


England captain Jos Buttler (AFP Photo)
Buttler and Alex Hales hit half-centuries of their win over New Zealand and tempo bowlers Sam Curran, Chris Woakes and Mark Wood have performed key elements.
India set the event alight at a packed Melbourne Cricket Ground when over 90,000 followers witnessed Virat Kohli’s masterclass to overtake Pakistan’s 159 on the ultimate ball.


India captain Rohit Sharma (AFP Photo)
Kohli has excelled with three half-centuries to develop into the best run-scorer in event historical past and India misplaced solely as soon as, to South Africa, en path to the semis as table-toppers.
T20 sensation Suryakumar Yadav has additionally been among the many runs and with a event strike price of 193.96 can be India’s key weapon of their bid for a primary world title because the 2013 Champions Trophy.
India gained the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007 and look ominous.