Pakistan vs New Zealand: Pakistan’s dramatic win against Kiwis

Pakistan vs New Zealand: Pakistan's dramatic win against Kiwis

Pakistan vs New Zealand: Pakistan’s dramatic win against Kiwis

Pakistan pulled out a dramatic win in the Pakistan vs New Zealand World Cup 2023 match at the M. Chinnaswamy stadium, India. Green shirts secured a win by 21 runs via the DLS method to keep their Cricket World Cup campaign alive.

In cricket, “DLS” stands for the “Duckworth-Lewis-Stern” method, which is used to adjust target scores in limited-overs matches affected by rain or weather interruptions. It ensures a fair outcome when weather conditions impact the game.

Pakistan pulled out a dramatic win vs NZ World Cup 2023

Pakistan Vs New Zealand ICC World Cup 2023 Match Highlights

At the beginning of the match, Pakistan won the task and decided to bowl. Kiwis set a high score bar making a high-targeted runs of 401 at the cost of six wickets. Rachin Ravindra remained the only Kiwi to make a century today. New Zealand captain Kane Williamson scored 95 runs while Glen Phillips made 41 runs.

The trio played a major role in helping New Zealand reach a mountainous score of 401. Kiwis made the highest-ever score of the ICC Cricket World Cup while second second-highest One Day Innings score ever.

After New Zealand scored a magnificent 401 runs, Zaman and Babar played fantastically to keep Pakistan in the hunt. Pakistan was 160-1 in the 21st over when rain caused the match to stop. After the rain stopped and with a revised target of 342 off 41 overs, Fakhar Zaman was on 126 and Captain Babar Azam was on 66 with their team on 200-1 in the 26th over when the rain returned. The rain ended the game and as per the DLS method, Pakistan was 21 runs ahead making them the winner of the match

Match summary of Pakistan vs New Zeland match of ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup

Player of the Match and Current Points Table

Fakhar Zaman played an astonishing innings by scoring 126 runs at 81 balls which turned out to be a dramatic pull to turn the grounds against Kiwis. He became the player of the match today for his phenomenal performance.

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With this result, Pakistan has equaled New Zealand on eight points but remains behind in net run rate. The Men in Green will now hope to defeat England while expecting Sri Lanka to defeat New Zealand in their next match.

New Zealand won their opening four games, but they have already lost four successive and are still fourth in the standings. With one game remaining, Pakistan has won four of their last eight, climbing to seventh in the standings.

South Africa is almost guaranteed to make the last four, and India has already secured one semifinal spot. Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan, and Afghanistan are now competing for the remaining two spots.

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