- Saiman Das
T20 World Cup 2022: In the game of cricket, players frequently outsmart their opponents by using their mental acumen. After catching Mohammad Rizwan on a high full toss.
Trent Boult instructed Glenn Phillips to pitch the ball to him so he could force a run-out in case the umpire ruled a no-ball. In the first semi-final of the T20 World Cup on Wednesday at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
New Zealand completely underwhelmed Pakistan. When Pakistan batted first, they easily sped to 132/1 in 16.5 overs, needing just 21 runs off the final 19 balls, while India could only manage 152/4.
When it appeared like there was nothing for New Zealand fans to rejoice about, Glenn Phillips’ excellent fielding and Trent Boult’s extraordinary mental fortitude helped the game return to a contest.
Mohammad Rizwan lofted a high full-toss from Boult’s final delivery of the 17th over towards the deep point, where Phillips was comfortably situated. The Kiwi fielder made a good catch after making some running.
But Boult questioned whether the leg umpire could declare the pitch a no-ball because of its height. In order to finish Rizwan’s run-out, the left-arm bowler promptly instructed Phillips to toss the ball his way, and Phillips complied.
The opener first had no knowledge of the entire scenario, and by the time he did, he had already been caught far from the non-strikers’ end. However, TV replays revealed that the ball was below Rizwan’s waist, therefore he was ruled to have already been caught.
On Wednesday, Pakistan defeated New Zealand by seven wickets as they chased down 153 to go to the world cup final thanks to the quick half-centuries of Mohammad Rizwan (57) and Babar Azam (53).
While. they will now compete against the victor of tomorrow’s second semifinal, which will take place in Adelaide between India and England. Earlier, New Zealand battled back from early punches to produce a respectable 152/4 in 20 overs. That helped along by strong hits from Daryl Mitchell and Kane Williamson.
Before Devon Conway was run out on 21. Shaheen Afridi struck in the first over to remove the dangerous Finn Allen at 4. After Glenn Phillips was easily removed at number six. Williamson and Mitchell teamed up and added 68 runs for the fourth wicket. Williamson was eliminated at 46 while Mitchell held on to a 53 runs lead. Mohammad Nawaz scored 1/12 while Afridi recorded 2/24.
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