The victory over New Zealand by five wickets on Friday in the tri-series was a huge morale boost for Babar Azam and the Pakistan cricket team as they prepare for the T20 World Cup. Pakistan won the toss and chose to bowl first, keeping New Zealand to 163-7 despite Kane Williamson’s 59 not out. Pakistan’s tri-series triumph boosts T20 World Cup confidence is news of the day. Read out the complete details down below!
Pakistan’s tri-series triumph boosts T20 World Cup confidence
Pakistan lost Babar early on while chasing the 164-run goal, but the under-fire middle order contributed significantly to the win. After the game, Mohammad Nawaz was named the match’s Player of the Match for his outstanding overall performance. He made 38 runs on 22 balls and also grabbed one wicket.
When asked how Pakistan scored 25 runs in the 15th over of the innings to shift the game in their favor, Nawaz claimed that Haider Ali contributed by hitting a couple of boundaries in the preceding over. We made use of the wind to push back his territory.
“I just backed myself in both days. Tried to display what I’d practised in the nets with a clear mind. Batting in the middle order has helped a lot, backing myself and going with the plan was key.”
“The way our team played deserves all the credit. The bowlers were brilliant at the death. The way the middle order played was outstanding. Haider and Nawaz are outstanding, so we need to step up and perform.”
Going to Australia for the mega tournament, Babar said, “we have good confidence.”