Pakistan’s victory, hope for semi-finals still remains after winning today’s Match. An important victory has been achieved in the ongoing match between Pakistan and New Zealand at Chinnaswamy Stadium, due to which Pakistan still has hopes of going to the semi-finals. Image Credit goes to the @ therealpcb.
Pakistan Defeated New Zealand by 21 runs( DLS Method). This match is also important for Pakistan because Pakistan’s opener batsman Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam played good innings which can give them success in the upcoming match.
Pakistan invited New Zealand to bat first after winning the toss. New Zealand had a good start, New Zealand scored 66 runs without any wickets in the first power play.
New Zealand got its first blow on the second last game of the 11th over in the form of Conway who returned to the pavilion after making 35. The first wicket for Pakistan was taken by Hasan Ali who got Conway caught by Mohammad Rizwan.
After him, Kane Williamson came to bat along with Rachin Ravindra and took the innings forward. New Zealand completed 100 runs on the fourth ball of 16 overs.
Rachin Ravindra completed 50 runs in 51 balls with the help of 8 fours. And after this New Zealand completed 150 runs in the last game of 23 overs. And after this, Captain Kane Williamson completed 50 runs in 49 balls with the help of 5 fours and one six.
New Zealand team put 200 runs on the board on the last ball of the 29th over. New Zealand got its second blow in the form of captain Kane Williamson who missed his century by five runs. For Pakistan, Iftikhar Ahmed took his first wicket in this match which was in the form of captain Kane Williamson.
Rachin Ravindra, who has been batting well continuously in the ICC World Cup 2023, scored a century in this match too. He completed his century in 98 balls which included 14 fours and one six.
New Zealand got its third blow in the form of Rachin Ravindra who was dismissed by Mohammad Wasim Jr. on a personal score of 108 runs.
After that, there was a 50-run partnership for New Zealand between Mitchell and Chapman for the fourth wicket. New Zealand scored 350 runs on the first ball of 46 overs.
New Zealand scored a mammoth score of 401 runs in 50 overs, for which he lost 6 wickets.
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The most successful bowling for Pakistan was done by Mohammad Wasim Jr. who took three wickets for 60 runs in 10 overs. So Hasan Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed Haris Rauf also took one wicket each.
The Pakistan team, which came to chase the huge score, had a bad start where they lost the opener batsman Abdullah Shafique. Pakistan’s only wicket fell which was taken by Tim Southee. Captain Babar Azam, who came to bat after losing a wicket early, took the innings forward with Fkhar Zaman.
Pakistan batted aggressively and scored 75 runs after taking one wicket in the first power play. Pakistan’s opener batsman Fakhar Zaman completed his half-century in just 39 balls in which he hit four sixes and six sixes. Pakistan completed 100 runs in 14.4 overs
After the first drinks break, Pakistan’s score was 127 runs at one wicket in 18 overs. Fakhar Zaman completed his century in just 65 balls in which he hit six fours and 9 sixes.
Pakistan scored quickly and completed 150 runs in 19.4 overs. Before the match was stopped due to rain, Pakistan’s score was 160 runs for one wicket in 21.3 overs.
After the rain stopped, the Pakistan team started batting and after that captain Babar Azam completed his 50 runs in 51 balls.
Pakistan completed 200 runs on the second ball in 25.2 overs, after that it started raining in 25.3 overs due to which the match had to be stopped and Pakistan won by 21 runs from New Zealand as per the DLS method. After Pakistan’s victory, hope for semi-finals still remains.
So for New Zealand, it has become a bit difficult for the semi-finals. The last match for New Zealand is now do and die. If they win the next match, then they will be expected to remain in the semi-finals.