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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.