World Cup 2019: Pakistan vs New Zealand Highlights
Pakistan retain their hopes in World Cup 2019 by defeating New Zealand by 6 wickets
In the ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019 match played between Pakistan and New Zealand (New Zealand cricket team) due to rain due to the wetting of the outfield is tossed one hour late. New Zealand won the toss and bat first, giving the target of 238 runs to win Pakistan. In response, Pakistan achieved the target with Babar Azam’s century and Haris Sohail half centuries in 49.1 overs and Pakistan defeated New Zealand by six wickets.
With this victory, Pakistan has reached number six in the points table with seven points and has kept its hopes alive in the World Cup. With seven points, Bangladesh is at the fifth place above Pakistan due to better run rate.
Babarr and Haris batting
Like New Zealand Pakistan did not start well Trent Bolt was dismissed by the last ball on the last ball of the third over. After that, when the team’s score reached 44 runs in 10.2 overs, then Imam ul Haq also got out and returned to the pavilion. Babar Azam tried to handle Pakistan’s innings with Mohammad Hafeez but Hafiz could not retain his temper at the turning wicket and return to the pavilion after being bowled out for 32 runs in an attempt to play a big shot on Ken Williamson’s ball. Meanwhile, Mitchell Centner bowled like this, which was difficult for both of them to get out. Pakistan was struggling to lose three wickets for 110 runs in 24.5 overs, in which case Babar Azam got good support as Haris Sohail. Both of them made a century partnership and not only put pressure on Pakistan but pushed them to the door of victory. Haris was unfortunate that when Pakistan was two runs away from victory, they were dismissed by 68 runs to go back to the pavilion. He hit five fours and two sixes in 76 balls. After this, Captain Sarfraz Ahmed, with hundred centuries Babar, gave victory to Pakistan. Babar faced 127 balls and hit 11 fours in his 101-run knock.
Michelle Santner bowled very well for New Zealand, but he did not get any wicket. He gave 38 runs in 10 overs. On behalf of New Zealand, Trent Boult, Kane Williamson, and Lucky Ferguson got one wicket each. A batsman from Pakistan runs out
Neesham and de Grandhomme ‘s impressive innings
Colin de Grantham (64) and Jimmy Neesham (97 not out) played magnificent innings in the pressure of Pakistani bowlers. After five wickets fell on 82 runs, the two led the century to a respectable score of 237 runs for six wickets. The end of the Grandmaster was a disappointing end. When he was run out, Neesham was unfortunate that he could not complete his century. During this period, they shared a 132-run partnership for the sixth wicket. Neesham also has the highest score of this ODI career. He faced 112 balls and hit five fours and three sixes. At the same time, D Grantham hit six fours and a six in 71 balls. Both of them batted brilliantly at the time when New Zealand seemed to be piled on less than 150. New Zealand struggled with losing five wickets on 82 runs.
Kiwis had Mohammed Aamir and Shahid Afridi bowled in their first spell and pushed them to full back-up. Amir bowled Martin Guptill (5) on the first ball of the second over. Afridi then sent Colin Munro (12), Ross Taylor and Tom Latham (1) to the pavilion on the second ball of the seventh over. The Kiwi team’s score was 46 for four wickets. Now Williamson (41) was the only survivor who could cross New Zealand’s names. He was trying to get the team in a safe position with Neesham that leg-spinner Shadab Khan caught him by captain Sarfaraz. After this Grantham-Neisham duo took New Zealand to a respectable position.
Shahin Afridi bowled superbly towards Pakistan. He got three overs in 10 overs and took three wickets for 28 runs. Apart from them, Mohammad Aamir and Shadab Khan got one wicket each. A batsman from the Kiwi team was run out.