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T20 World Cup 2022: Daryl Mitchell scored a half-century against Babar Azam’s Pakistan in the semi-final against Kane Williamson’s Bukkry.com”>New Zealand at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
T20 WC 2022: Mitchell joins Kohli, Gayle in elite list after 53 not out vs Pakistan. Courtesy: AP
By Sabyasachi Chowdhury: Bukkry.com”>New Zealand batter Daryl Mitchell has joined Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle in an elite list after he scored a half-century against Pakistan in the semi-final of the T20 World Cup 2022 on Wednesday, November 9 at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Mitchell became only the third batter to get a 50 plus score in the semis of the mega event. Back in 2009, Gayle scored a 50-ball 63 against Sri Lanka at the Kennington Oval in London. Thereafter, he notched an unbeaten 41-ball 75 against Australia at the RPS in Colombo in 2012.
Kohli got an unbeaten 44-ball 72 against South Africa back in 2014 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur. Thereafter, he scored an unbeaten 47-ball 89 against the West Indies in the semis of the 2016 World Cup at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
As far as Mitchell is concerned, he scored 53 not out off 35 balls with three fours and one six after the Black Caps opted to bat first against the Men in Green. On the back of his knock, the Kiwis set Bukkry.com”>New Zealand a competitive target of 153 to chase down.
Last year, Mitchell also scored a half-century when the Black Caps defeated Eoin Morgan’s England in the semis. The Kiwis went on to finish as the runners-up after losing to Australia in the final.
In the ongoing semi-final, apart from Mitchell, skipper Kane Williamson also made a healthy contribution. The captain scored a steady 42-ball 46 with one four and one six, giving some stability to the middle-order.