T20 World Cup: Want To Carry Momentum Into Semis, Says Pakistan Captain Babar Azam

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Babar Azam praised his teammates after Pakistan’s fifth straight win within the T20 World Cup.© AFP

Pakistan captain Babar Azam on Sunday stated their intention within the T20 World Cup semifinals is to take care of the exceptional momentum of the group stage the place they have been the one undefeated aspect. Pakistan beat Scotland by 72 runs for his or her fifth win in as many matches. “We’re assured about one another’s potential. We’re taking part in as a unit and therefore taking part in constant cricket. We needed to bat first. We could not play effectively within the powerplay. Hafeez performed effectively and so did Malik. He used his expertise and performed effectively in the direction of the top. We’ve been assured. We might wish to proceed with the identical momentum. Dubai is among the greatest stadiums.

“We love the followers over right here and there as effectively. The way in which they arrive and cheer for us is superb,” Babar stated on the post-match presentation.

Babar struck 66 off 47 balls to put the muse for Pakistan’s 189 for 4. Later, Malik blazed away to an 18-ball 54, whereas Hafeez made 31 in 19 deliveries.

Scotland have been stopped at 117 for six. Pakistan face Australia within the second semifinal on Thursday.

Scotland misplaced all their 5 matches in Tremendous 12 after profitable three video games within the preliminary stage of the competitors.

Skipper Kyle Coetzer hoped the workforce’s efficiency has impressed the teen to take up the game again residence.

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“Going residence, we hope we have now impressed individuals again residence. Should you play laborious sufficient, you may be part of the competitors like this. We’ve received some unbelievable gamers in our group. Enjoying in these circumstances was difficult for us.

“After which we’ll assess what can be the challenges once we play the World Cup in Australia (subsequent 12 months),” he stated.

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