In the 33rd match of the World Cup, Pakistan defeated New Zealand by 6 wickets on Wednesday. The start of the 238-run target was not very special, and two wickets fell quickly. However, Babar Azam gave his first century in the World Cup to win the team. He was selected Man of the Match for this performance.
Earlier, the Pakistan team, looking after two difficult wickets, took part in the partnership with Mohammad Hafeez. Opener Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman have not been able to do anything for the team today. Where Imam was dismissed by Ferguson in his first over. At the same place, Fakhar Zaman returned to Martin Guptill's catch off Bolt's ball and returned to the pavilion.
The New Zealand team started poorly in the match. Half of his players returned to the pavilion before 100 runs. However, Colin de Grandhomme (64) and James Neesham (97) took the score of the team to 200 across the play. In the last five overs, the team scored 53 runs. Captain Ken Williamson contributed 41 runs in the team score. Shahin Afridi was the most successful bowler taking three wickets for Pakistan.
|Hashim Amla||South Africa||57|
|Vivian Richards||West Indies||69|
|Shikhar Dhawan / Joot Root||India/England||72|
Pakistan (Unchanged Playing XI) - Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Haris Sohail, Sarfaraz Ahmed(C/WK), Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Shaheen Afridi.
New Zealand (Unchanged Playing XI) - Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson(C), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham(WK), Jimmy Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult.