New Zealand were bowled out for 401 in 26 overs

Both Pakistan and New Zealand are fighting for a place in the semi-finals of the ICC World Cup. The Kiwi team has lost its last three matches. Pakistan made a comeback in the last match after four consecutive defeats. It was a do or die match between the two teams. New Zealand scored 401 runs at the loss of 6 wickets. In reply, Pakistan scored 201 runs for 1 wicket in 25.3 overs. The match was washed out due to rain and Pakistan was declared the winner on the basis of Duckworth-Lewis rule.

Earlier, Pakistan captain Babar Azam won the toss and decided to bowl against New Zealand. Thanks to Rachin Ravindra’s century and captain Kohli’s 95 runs, the Kiwi team scored 401 runs for 6 wickets in 50 overs. India lost its first wicket for just 6 runs. After this the inning played by Fakhar Zaman changed the entire direction of the match. He completed his century in 63 balls.

The rain did not stop and the determined New Zealand team made a big score of 401 runs, but even then they had to face defeat. The match between New Zealand and Pakistan was interrupted by rain in 25.3 overs. The match was stopped for the first time in 21.3 overs. By the end of the second day’s play, the team’s score was 201 runs for 1 wicket. Based on the Duckworth–Lewis rule, Pakistan was ahead by 21 runs. After the match was not restarted, Pakistan team was declared the winner.

Big challenge for Pakistan

Pakistan was given a target of 402 runs before rain stopped the game. When the match resumed after the rain break, the revised target of 342 runs was achieved in 41 overs. Captain Babar Azam scored a half-century after coming in and at the other end, Fakhar Zaman hit consecutive sixes.