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Wednesday November 09, 2022

New Zealand Win Toss Elected To Bat First Against Pakistan In First Semi Final Of T20 World Cup

Sydney: New Zealand have won the toss and elected to bat first against New Zealand in the first semi-final of the ongoing T20 World Cup 2022 at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).

This is the fourth time that the Men in Green and the Blackcaps are seeing each other in a world cup semi-final. 

The two sides have clashed six times in the T20 World Cup history, so far, and Pakistan triumphed in four matches, while New Zealand has managed to win two.

The 2009 champions had a heartbreaking start to their campaign when they lost a last-ball thriller to arch-rivals India, and then suffered a shock defeat to Zimbabwe in the next match.

Babar Azam’s team won a do-or-die clash against Bangladesh to enter the final four

The Black Caps, who are yet to win a T20 world cup, had a resounding start to the tournament with an 89-run thrashing of Australia, setting the tone for their campaign so far.

It will be the Men in Green’s second appearance at the venue in the ongoing event, having defeated South Africa by 33 runs in the rain-affected Super 12 stages clash on November 3.

The surface at Sydney Cricket Ground is unique among Australian venues as it does not provide excessive bounce and is always spinner-friendly, particularly for leg-break spinners.

So far, the iconic venue has hosted a total of 18 T20I matches, with an average first-innings score of 166 and an average second-innings score of 132.

The toss always plays a crucial role at the venue, as teams that bat in the first innings of the match have won 11 out of the 18 matches, while teams batting second have won only six matches.

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