The first semi-final of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 was play between England and New Zealand on Wednesday. In the match held in Abu Dhabi, the Kiwi team defeated England by five wickets. With this win, New Zealand entered the final. Batting first, England scored 166 for four in the semi-final match.
Shoaib Akhtar’s Prediction Proved to be True
New Zealand has made its place in the final of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. The Kiwis won the final by registering a five-wicket win against England. The first semi-final match between the two teams was play at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi and Shoaib Akhtar’s prediction about this match proved to be absolutely correct. Before the match, Akhtar had said on his YouTube channel that if any team has the power to beat England. So that’s New Zealand.
Akhtar said that it seems to be happening between Pakistan and New Zealand
Akhtar said, ‘I see the final happening between Pakistan and New Zealand. New Zealand has made a strong comeback in the tournament but before that Pakistan will have to come under fire and register a win against Australia. Jimmy Neesham made 27 runs off 11 balls, the match turned from there, then Darrell Mitchell was confident from there that we can finish the match. Those 27 runs were very important for Neesham.
What was Shoaib Akhtar’s prediction?
Before the semi-final match between New Zealand and England, Shoaib Akhtar had said that if any team has the power to beat England, then it is New Zealand’s team. Apart from this, Akhtar had also said that I see the final between New Zealand and Pakistan, New Zealand has made a great comeback in this tournament and impressed everyone with their performance. According to Akhtar, James Neesham turned the tide of the match by scoring 27 runs in 11 balls, after which Darrell Mitchell was encouraged that we could finish the match, Neesham’s 27 runs were invaluable.
Such was the performance of New Zealand in the World Cup
New Zealand’s performance in the ICC T20 World Cup has been excellent so far. Kiwi team has lost only one match in this tournament. He defeat by Pakistan in the match played on 26 October. After that New Zealand made a tremendous comeback by beating India, Afghanistan, Namibia, and Scotland to make it to the semi-finals. New Zealand has reached the final of the T20 World Cup for the first time.