Pakistan defeated New Zealand with ease, winning by seven wickets, and advanced directly to the T20 World Cup final.
Despite Daryl Mitchell's unbeaten 35-ball 53, New Zealand was restricted to 152 for 4 on a sluggish, turning pitch. It was difficult for New Zealand to score runs; they only managed to hit 10 boundaries and two sixes against a focused bowling attack and a determined fielding effort.
In response, Pakistan consolidated their control over the game early on thanks to a 105-run opening stand between Babar and Rizwan, who both scored fifty runs. Babar's team was able to reach the mark with five balls to spare even though New Zealand was able to push Pakistan back a bit in the closing stages.
Brief Scores: New Zealand 152/4 in 20 overs (Daryl Mitchell 53, Kane Williamson 46; Shaheen Afridi 2-24) lost to Pakistan 153/3 in 19.1 overs (Mohammad Rizwan 57, Babar Azam 53; Trent Boult 2-33) by 7 wickets.
New Zealand XI: Finn Allen, Devon Conway(w), Kane Williamson(c), Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult
Pakistan XI: Mohammad Rizwan(w), Babar Azam(c), Mohammad Haris, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi