T20 World Cup 2022: Daryl Mitchell scored a half-century in opposition to Babar Azam’s Pakistan within the semi-final in opposition to Kane Williamson’s New Zealand on the Sydney Cricket Floor.
T20 WC 2022: Mitchell joins Kohli, Gayle in elite record after 53 not out vs Pakistan. Courtesy: AP
By Sabyasachi Chowdhury: New Zealand batter Daryl Mitchell has joined Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle in an elite record after he scored a half-century in opposition to Pakistan within the semi-final of the T20 World Cup 2022 on Wednesday, November 9 on the Sydney Cricket Floor.
Mitchell grew to become solely the third batter to get a 50 plus rating within the semis of the mega occasion. Again in 2009, Gayle scored a 50-ball 63 in opposition to Sri Lanka on the Kennington Oval in London. Thereafter, he notched an unbeaten 41-ball 75 in opposition to Australia on the RPS in Colombo in 2012.
Kohli obtained an unbeaten 44-ball 72 in opposition to South Africa again in 2014 on the Sher-e-Bangla Nationwide Stadium in Mirpur. Thereafter, he scored an unbeaten 47-ball 89 in opposition to the West Indies within the semis of the 2016 World Cup on the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
So far as Mitchell is anxious, he scored 53 not out off 35 balls with three fours and one six after the Black Caps opted to bat first in opposition to the Males in Inexperienced. On the again of his knock, the Kiwis set New Zealand a aggressive goal of 153 to chase down.
Final 12 months, Mitchell additionally scored a half-century when the Black Caps defeated Eoin Morgan’s England within the semis. The Kiwis went on to complete because the runners-up after dropping to Australia within the remaining.
Within the ongoing semi-final, aside from Mitchell, skipper Kane Williamson additionally made a wholesome contribution. The captain scored a gentle 42-ball 46 with one 4 and one six, giving some stability to the middle-order.