PAK vs NZ: In the 35th match of the World Cup 2023, Pakistan defeated New Zealand by 21 runs under the Duckworth-Lewis rule. New Zealand scored 401 runs while batting first after losing the toss at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. Due to rain, Pakistan’s innings became 41 overs and the new target was 342 runs. In response, Pakistan scored 200 runs for the loss of one wicket in 25.3 overs. After this, the game could not be played and the Pakistan team won by 21 runs.
Pakistan beat New Zealand
Pakistan defeated New Zealand by 21 runs under the Duckworth-Leis rule. With this victory, Pakistan is expected to reach the semi-finals. At the same time, the path of New Zealand has become difficult.
Play stopped again due to rain
The game has stopped again due to rain. Pakistan’s score is 200/1 after 25.3 overs. Fakhar Zaman is unbeaten on 126 off 81 balls. Babar Azam is unbeaten on 66 off 63 balls. There has been a great partnership between the two. Under the Duckworth-Lewis rule, Pakistan’s team is ahead by 21 runs. In such a situation, Pakistan’s victory is almost certain. Winning this match will strengthen Pakistan’s chances of reaching the semi-finals. At the same time, New Zealand’s difficulties will increase.
Overs cut due to rain
Due to rain, the overs have been cut. Now Pakistan has got a target of 342 runs in 41 overs instead of 402 runs in 50 overs. Pakistan have scored 160 runs for one wicket in 21.3 overs. That is, they now need 182 runs in 19.3 overs. The match will start at 6.20 pm. Pakistan have scored 160 runs for one wicket in 21.3 overs till the game stopped due to rain. Fakhar Zaman scored 106 off 69 balls with the help of seven fours and nine sixes and Babar Azam scored 47 off 51 balls. Babar and Fakhar have so far shared a 154-run partnership in 117 balls.
New Zealand’s innings
New Zealand had a good start. Devon Conway and Rachin Ravindra shared a 68-run partnership for the first wicket. Conway was out for 35 off 39 balls. After this, Kane Williamson, returning from injury, shared a 180-run partnership with Rachin Ravindra. Meanwhile, Rachin scored his third century of this World Cup. He became the first player for New Zealand to score three centuries in a single World Cup. At the same time, Williamson scored 95 off 79 balls with the help of 10 fours and two sixes. Mitchell also gave his wicket after scoring a century.
He scored 108 runs in 94 balls with the help of 15 fours and a six. After this, Daryl Mitchell scored 29 off 18 balls, Mark Chapman scored 39 off 27 balls, Glenn Phillips scored 41 off 25 balls. Mitchell Santner remained unbeaten on 26 off 17 balls and Tom Latham scored two runs. Apart from Wasim, Hasan Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed and Haris Rauf got one wicket each. Shaheen Afridi gave 90 runs in this match and he did not get any wickets. This is the first time in 24 ODI innings that Shaheen Afridi is without a wicket.
Babar-Fakhar took over the innings
After 14 overs, Pakistan have scored 91 runs for the loss of one wicket. At present, Babar Azam is at the crease with 30 off 33 balls and Fakhar Zaman is at the crease with 54 off 42 balls. There has been an 80+ run partnership between the two. Fakhar Scored the 17th half-century of ODI career in 39 balls. This is his second consecutive half-century in this World Cup. Earlier, he played a half-century against Bangladesh.