Pakistan advance to T20 World Cup final

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Pakistan have reached the final of the Twenty20 World Cup, beating New Zealand by seven wickets in the semi-final on Wednesday.

After restricting their opponents to a modest total of 152 for 4 in Sydney, Pakistan reached the target with five balls to spare.

Mohammad Rizwan (57) and skipper Babar Azam (53) put on a 105-run opening partnership to help set up the win.

Paceman Shaheen Afridi earlier led the way for the bowlers with figures of 2-24.

Captain Kane Williamson top-scored for the Black Caps with 46 off 42 balls.

Pakistan, who scraped into the semis only after the Netherlands had upset South Africa last Sunday, will now play India or England in the title decider in Melbourne on November 13.

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