T20 World Cup 2016 New Zealand vs Pakistan Match Highlights & Scorecard – Match 23 coming our way with an absolute turner. The results may possible change the outcome of the Group 2 stage of Super-10. With 3 teams – Pakistan, India and Australia with 1 win each, the competition becomes more complex as the tournament progresses.
If New Zealand win todays match, they will be the first team from Group 2 to get into the Semi-Finals. And, the 2nd will be all between India and Australia. But, if Pakistan wins, the group-2 teams (India, Australia, and Pakistan), the second spot of Semi’s will be decided though win run-rate.
New Zealand – They are in their best of form, winning against the top-2 teams of group 2. New Zealand will look to fix their position in the semi’s spot of the ICC World T20 2016.
It’s hard to tell about their batting, as both matches were played on damp pitches. Will NZ be able to good the same way, on good batting track? As their middle order hasn’t surprised anyone.
Pakistan – After poor understanding of the pitch against the match with India. Group 2 have shown a red flag to this team. There’s a do or die situation for Pakistan, and they will have to win in every way possible.
The bowling looks good, batsman will have to step against good New Zealand bowling attach to save this match.
New Zealand vs Pakistan T20 World Cup 2016 Match Highlights
Toss – New Zealand won the toss, elected to bat first.
1st Innings – Excellent start by New Zealand scoring at a rate of 9 an over by Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson. At the end of batting power play, NZ were 55/0 in 6 overs.
Martin made an excellent innings scoring 80 off 48 balls with 10 fours and 3 sixes. Once NZ lost Guptill at 127/3 I 14.3 balls, it was all expected from the middle order to make a great finsh. Ross Taylor and Corey Anderson helped to NZ reach a giant score of 180/5 in 20 overs.
2nd Innings – That was one great, we would have ever seen from Sharjeel Khan, he scored 47 off just 27 balls with 9 fours and 1 six. Pakistan were 66/1 in 6 overs, losing important wicket of Sharjeel.
After power play, it was all New Zealand’s spinner show till the end. Pakistan batsmen found it difficult to play against them. As no one after Sharjeel carried the innings, Pakistan lost the match by 22 runs by scoring 158/5 in 20 overs.
New Zealand not only won by 22 runs, but also became the first team to qualify for the semi-final spot from Group 2.
1st innings batting scorecard –
|Sr. No||Batsmen||Runs||Balls||S.R.||4 & 6|
|1||Martin Guptill||80||48||166.66||10 & 3|
|2||Kane Williamson||17||21||80.95||1 & 0|
|3||Colin Munro||7||6||116.66||1 & 0|
|4||Corey Anderson||21||14||150.00||3 & 0|
|5||Ross Taylor||36*||23||156.52||2 & 1|
|6||Luke Ronchi||11||7||157.14||0 & 1|
|7||Grant Elliott||1||1||100.00||0 & 0|
1st Innings bowling scorecard –
2nd Innings batting scorecard –
|Sr. No||Batsmen||Runs||Balls||S.R.||(4 & 6)|
|1||Sharjeel Khan||47||25||188.00||9 & 1|
|2||Ahmed Shehzad||30||32||93.75||3 & 0|
|3||Khalid Latif||3||7||42.58||0 & 0|
|4||Umar Akmal||24||26||92.30||0 & 0|
|5||Shahid Afridi||19||9||211.11||2 & 1|
|6||Shoaib Malik||15*||13||115.38||0 & 0|
|7||Sarfraz Ahmed||11*||8||137.50||0 & 0|
2nd Innings bowling scorecard –
T20 World Cup 2016 – New Zealand vs Pakistan Match Result
New Zealand – 180/5 (20 overs)
Pakistan – 158/5 (20 overs)
Man of the Match – Martin Guptill (80 off 48)