Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Mohammad Rizwan
Mohammad Rizwan
33(34) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %67%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 9 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 4 9 5 1 1 1 12
Asif Ali
Asif Ali
27(12) 1x4 - 3x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 12 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
0 0 0 5 2 6 6 8

Best performances - Bowlers

Haris Rauf
Haris Rauf
O4
M0
R22
W4
Eco5.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W
IS Sodhi
IS Sodhi
O4
M0
R28
W2
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Scorer: M Venkat Raghav | Commentator: Danyal Rasool

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"It's always good to win, we'll take this confidence forward in the tournament. The way the bowlers, Shaheen and Haris Rauf especially bowled was very impressive," Babar says. "I think we gave them 10 runs too many, but it's cricket and that can happen. We lost wickets early, but I want to give credit to Shoaib Malik and Asif Ali. Every game is crucial. We want to take it game by game and do well in all departments of the game."

"It's very disappointing. at the end," Williamson says. "Unfortunately we couldn't nail things towards the back end but we were up against a very good side in Pakistan and congratulations to them," Williamson says. "It's quite clear as soon as we missed our lengths that there was some value for our shots. It's a very strong Pakistan side and certainly one to watch. It's the way it goes, the margins are small. We'll pick ourselves up and be ready for the next challenge."

Haris Rauf is the Player of the Match. "I want to thank Allah. The team fielded very well and supported the bowlers. The fans supported us throughout and helped us to this win", Haris says. "I've been playing here for two years. We support each other and discuss our plans with each other. That gives us confidence and support. Guptill's dismissal was the key one. They were building momentum at that time. I just want to thank Lahore Qalandars, too, who supported me a lot. They're the reason I'm here."

The New Zealand and Pakistan players shake hands, and Pakistan will feel they're on the brink of the last four now. It's been two dominant performances, and they'll be glad to have their middle and lower order tested tonight.

Faizaan : "Mocked, belittled, dropped throughout Pakistan, but Asif has risen to the occasion and won a match for Pakistan at the greatest stages of All... "

18.4
2
Boult to Asif Ali, 2 runs, They're there! Pakistan have beaten New Zealand by five wickets tonight and stormed back to the top of the table. How quickly did Asif Ali turn that game around. Phenomenal ball-striking on a day when the ball never really came onto the bat
18.3
6
Boult to Asif Ali, SIX, back of a length and absolutely heaved over wide long-on - all the way! Asif Ali is on fire in Sharjah tonight! Little wrong with the delivery but that blow puts Pakistan two away
18.2
0
Boult to Asif Ali, no run, struck on the pads

The physio's out to check on Asif once more. Doesn't look 100%, might not be the worst idea if he came off

18.1
1
Boult to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, had another hoick at it. Mistimed, but it's another run knocked off

END OF OVER:
18 | 15 Runs | PAK: 126/5 (9 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.00, RRR: 4.50)

  • Asif Ali19 (9b)
  • Shoaib Malik25 (19b)
  • Mitchell Santner4-0-33-1
  • Tim Southee4-0-25-1
17.6
0
Santner to Asif Ali, no run, dot ball to close out the over but the damage has been done. Pakistan need 9 off 12 now

Niraj Kheria: "@Nit Cric: Don't underestimate Afghanistan. They can be the giant killers in this WC"

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st28Mohammad RizwanBabar Azam
2nd19Mohammad RizwanFakhar Zaman
3rd16Mohammad HafeezMohammad Rizwan
4th6Shoaib MalikMohammad Rizwan
5th18Shoaib MalikImad Wasim
6th48Shoaib MalikAsif Ali

ICC Men's T20 World Cup

First Round Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
SL33063.754
NAM3214-0.523
IRE3122-0.853
NED3030-2.46
First Round Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
SCOT33060.775
BAN32141.733
OMA3122-0.025
PNG3030-2.655
Group 1
TeamMWLPTNRR
ENG54182.464
AUS54181.216
SA54180.739
SL5234-0.269
WI5142-1.641
BAN5050-2.383
Group 2
TeamMWLPTNRR
PAK550101.583
NZ54181.162
INDIA53261.747
AFG52341.053
NAM5142-1.89
SCOT5050-3.543