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New Zealand vs Pakistan Highlights, Cricket World Cup 2023: PAK win by 21 runs on DLS, stay live in race for semis

New Zealand vs Pakistan Highlights, Cricket World Cup 2023: PAK stay alive in contention for semis after a 21-run win (DLS) over NZ.
New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: NZ vs PAK Live Updates
New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, Cricket World Cup 2023: NZ vs PAK Live Updates

New Zealand vs Pakistan Highlights, Cricket World Cup 2023: After more than an hour-long rain break, Pakistan are handed a revised target of 342 in 41 overs (DLS) to win in Bengaluru. The men in green had been cruising before the break, reaching 160/1 in 21.3 overes; in a colossal chase against New Zealand, Fakhar Zaman played a remarkable innings, scoring a sensational century off just 63 balls, leading Pakistan's charge. Pakistan faced an early setback in the second over when Tim Southee dismissed Abdullah Shafique for just 4 runs. However, Fakhar continued his aggressive hitting, taking on Trent Boult and Glenn Philips in particular. His century is the fastest by a Pakistan batter in World Cups. Meanwhile, Babar Azam also held his ground and remained solid at the crease....Read More

With the race to top-four getting more and more intense with every passing day, a ton from Rachin Ravindra has added more drama as fourth-placed New Zealand posted 401/6 in 50 overs vs Pakistan, who are sixth, in Bengaluru on Saturday. Initially, Pakistan won the toss and opted to bowl. New Zealand showcased their boldness right from the start, promoting Ravindra to the opener slot, partnering Devon Conway. The pair began on a strong note in this 2023 World Cup fixture, and threatened Pakistan pacers. But Conway (35) lost his wicket as Hasan Ali struck in the 11th over. The Kiwi batter under-edged Hasan to wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan for a catch.

Getting their first breakthrough, it looked like Pakistan would gain gain control. But Ravindra responded in style, getting his half-century in the 20th over. It also turned out to be his third fifty in his debut World Cup. The all-rounder built a strong partnership captain Kane Williamson. Ravindra got his ton in the 34th over, also becoming the first batter to get 3 tons in his debut World Cup. Meanwhile, Williamson lost his wicket for 95, in the 35th over, losing his wicket to Iftikhar Ahmed. On the other hand, Ravindra perished for 108, getting dismissed by Mohammad Wasim Jr. After the departure of Williamson and Ravindra, Mitchell and Chapman followed the same template and piled up more pressure on Pakistan. Mitchell (29) lost his wicket to Haris Rauf in the 42nd over and Chapman (39) departed in the 45th over, falling to Wasim Jr. Glenn Phillips (42) took New Zealand a step closer to 400-plus, and departed in the 49th over, with his side at 388/6. Mitchell Santner (26*) hit the six in the final over which took New Zealand past 400, as they set a 402-run target for Pakistan. For Pakistan, Wasim Jr ended the innings with three wickets.

New Zealand have four wins and three defeats, the latest being a massive 190-run loss against South Africa, which has put serious doubts over their capabilities. On the other hand, Pakistan revived their campaign with a much-needed seven-wicket victory against already-eliminated Bangladesh. The result saw Pakistan take their points tally to six. A defeat against New Zealand will put an end to Pakistan's semifinal hopes in India. Meanwhile, a win will see them maintain their chances of making it to the knockouts, but they will need to win their other match too and hope other results go in their favour.

Skipper Williamson has returned to the New Zealand side, replacing opener Will Young. Also, Ish Sodhi replaces Matt Henry, and Mark Chapman has been slotted in for James Neesham. Meanwhile, Pakistan have made only one change, with Hasan Ali replacing Usama Mir.

Key takeaways as New Zealand take on Pakistan in Bengaluru-

-Pakistan win toss, opt to field.

-Three changes for New Zealand: Captain Kane Williamson replaces Will Young, Ish Sodhi comes in for Matt Henry, Mark Chapman for James Neesham.

-One change for Pakistan: Hasan Ali replaces Usama Mir.

-Rachin Ravindra gets third fifty in debut World Cup.

-Kane Williamson registers half-century.

-Kane Williamson dismissed for 95 in 35th over.

-Rachin Ravindra dismissed for 108 in 36th over, becomes 1st batter to get 3 tons in debut World Cup.

-New Zealand post 401/6 in 50 overs.

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Nov 4, 2023 1:57 PM IST

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: CALLED OFF!

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: Pakistan win by 21 runs (DLS) and stay alive in contention for semis!

Nov 4, 2023 1:42 PM IST

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: Getting close to being called off

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: There are no signs of rain stopping anytime soon, and we might see match getting called off.

Nov 4, 2023 1:33 PM IST

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: Still raining in Bengaluru

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: This isn't looking good. It is pouring down at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium and if the things stay as they are, Pakistan will leave the stadium happily with two much-needed points in the bag

Nov 4, 2023 1:17 PM IST

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: Rain getting heavier…

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: The rain is getting heavier but the cut-off time is 7:40 PM, which is still 55 minutes from now. If the game doesn't resume, Pakistan will be declared winners

Nov 4, 2023 1:11 PM IST

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: Likely to lose more overs

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: We will keep losing overs now, so the target is set to be revised again if the play resumes in Benglauru.

Nov 4, 2023 1:10 PM IST

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: PAK ahead on DLS

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: Pakistan are 21 runs ahead on DLS at the moment

Nov 4, 2023 1:08 PM IST

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: Play stops again…

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: The play has been stopped again as the rain gets heavier in Bengaluru. This is frustrating.

200/1 in 25.3 overs; target 342 in 41 overs

Nov 4, 2023 1:06 PM IST

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: Drizzle starts again

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: Oh no. Rain returns in Bengaluru as Daryl Mitchell is brought into the attack for the 26th over

Nov 4, 2023 1:06 PM IST

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: Pakistan cruising

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: Three sixes and two singles off the 25th over. Spinners unlikely to be the best bet in this ground, especially with the current situation in the game...

199/1 in 25 overs; target 342 in 41 overs

Nov 4, 2023 1:03 PM IST

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: Babar goes aerial!

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: A brilliant six from Babar as he goes over the bowler's head, and merely a delivery later, Fakhar follows suit! He smashes one over deep midwicket! 13 runs off first 3 balls already

UPDATE: ANOTHER SIX! 19 OFF 4 BALLS!

198/1 in 24.4 overs

Nov 4, 2023 1:02 PM IST

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: Another decent over for PAK

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: Fakhar finds a boundary against Boult but it might be time for Babar to shift gears. 7 off the over

179/1 in 24 overs, target 342 in 41 overs

Nov 4, 2023 12:59 PM IST

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: 12 off Sodhi's over

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: Two fours and three singles, in addition to a wide from Sodhi's third. Pakistan 172/1 in 23 overs; target 342 in 41 overs

Nov 4, 2023 12:54 PM IST

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: 50 for Babar!

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: Poor delivery from Sodhi and Babar punishes the spinner. Down the leg side and Babar pulls it brilliantly. 50 for Babar!

Nov 4, 2023 12:52 PM IST

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: Good start from Boult

The Kiwi quick completes his over without conceding any more runs. Only 1 off his over, end of 22nd.

160/1 in 22 overs; target 342 in 41 overs

Nov 4, 2023 12:50 PM IST

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: Revised bowling rules

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: One bowler can bowl a maximum of 9 overs. Four can bowl a maximum of 8 overs.

Nov 4, 2023 12:49 PM IST

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: Players return to field

It is essentially a T20 for Pakistan batters from here on. 19.3 overs remaining, 182 more runs to win. Fortunately, for the side, Fakhar Zaman has been in excellent touch. But will he be able to continue from where he left before break?

Nov 4, 2023 12:43 PM IST

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: Play resumes at 6:20 PM IST

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: If there is no more rain, the match will resume in about 8 minutes from now

Nov 4, 2023 12:36 PM IST

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: Target revised to 342

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: This means Pakistan now require 182 more runs to win in 19.3 overs. We are essentially in for a proper T20 chase here. The advantage for Pakistan is that they still have 9 wickets in hand

Nov 4, 2023 12:32 PM IST

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: Covers being taken off

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: Excellent job by the ground staff and the covers are off. Simon Doull on-air says the revised target could be 342 with nine overs lost. We still await official confirmation, though

Nov 4, 2023 12:27 PM IST

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: Inspection at 6 PM

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: There will be an inspection at 6 PM. The rain has stopped for now

Nov 4, 2023 12:12 PM IST

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: DLS equations if match resumes

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: We are now reaching the territory when we start to lose overs. Here are the equations for DLS implementation

If 10 overs are lost, Pakistan's revised target would be 345

If 20 overs are lost, Pakistan's revised target would be 252

If 25 overs are lost, Pakistan's revised target would be 197

Nov 4, 2023 12:05 PM IST

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: Poll!

Nov 4, 2023 12:02 PM IST

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: Still raining

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: It is still drizzling and the covers remain intact at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. A reminder that the reduction in overs will begin post 5:40 PM

Nov 4, 2023 11:53 AM IST

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: Meanwhile, in Ahmedabad…

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: Marnus Labuschagne (71) has been crucial to Australia's innings as they reach 226/6 after 42 overs, after England opted to bowl in Ahmedabad. Chris Woakes and Adil Rashid have picked two wickets each; this is a must-win game for England to mathematically remain in the contention for a semi-final spot

Nov 4, 2023 11:46 AM IST

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: Sehwag on Fakhar

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: Virender Sehwag lauds Fakhar Zaman and also criticised the decision to bench him in Pakistan's first six matches at World Cup. “What an innings by Fakhar Zaman, by far Pakistan’s best batter. Which brains kept him on the bench for the best part of the tournament, God knows. Protein ki bhi kami nahin, jajbe ki bhi,” wrote Sehwag on X

Nov 4, 2023 11:37 AM IST

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: Steady rain at the moment

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: We will start losing overs from 5:40 PM, so that is a long way away. Moreover, Bengaluru's brilliant drainage system will ensure the match will start soon once the rain stops

Nov 4, 2023 11:33 AM IST

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: Innings summary so far

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: Fakhar Zaman leads Pakistan's charge in the mammoth 402-run chase, and stays unbeaten at 106 at the rain-break. Babar Azam, meanwhile, has been largely operating in singles and doubles, playing on 47 off 51 deliveries. With the required run-rate slowly climbing, Babar might need to shift gears if the play resumes. Tim Southee has taken the only wicket so far, removing Abdullah Shafique on 4.

Nov 4, 2023 11:25 AM IST

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: Will this break affect Pakistan's momentum?

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: Fakhar has been looking in the form of his life, while Babar, too, looked solid before the break. But Pakistan will hope the rain break doesn't affect their momentum. New Zealand bowlers, meanwhile, would look to start afresh if the game resumes again – which, we hope it does – because this was turning into quite an exciting chase.

Nov 4, 2023 11:21 AM IST

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: Rain!

Covers on! That was quick. The rain began to fall in the ongoing 22nd over, and it picked up pace within the span of two deliveries.

Pakistan are 10 runs ahead of the DLS par score

160/1 in 21.3 overs; target 402

Nov 4, 2023 11:19 AM IST

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: 7 off the 21st

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: Interestingly, despite Fakhar's brilliant 63-ball 100, the required rate has climbed up to 8.38. Time for Babar to shift gears?

159/1 in 21 overs; target 402

Nov 4, 2023 11:14 AM IST

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: 150 up for Pakistan

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: 20 overs up, and so we will definitely have a result in this game. And as things stand, Pakistan are dominating the proceedings. The target is still far away, and the Kiwis have ample time to make a turnaround

152/1 in 20 overs; target 402

Nov 4, 2023 11:12 AM IST

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: CENTURY!

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: A 63-ball hundred for Fakhar! Absolute destruction from Fakhar so far. Fastest World Cup hundred by a Pakistan batter

Nov 4, 2023 11:11 AM IST

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: Fakhar on 99!

THIS IS A MONSTROUS SIX! Fakhar dispatches Santner's delivery with a huge six over deep midwicket!

144/1 in 19.1 overs; target 402

Nov 4, 2023 11:06 AM IST

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: SIX!

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: Fakhar welcomes Southee with a six over covers!

Nov 4, 2023 11:02 AM IST

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023:

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: Clever bowling from Santner. He's pulling his length as soon as he realises Fakhar is charging down the track, and isn't providing much pace when the batter stays at the crease. Result? Only 2 runs off the over. Drinks break

127/1 in 18 overs; target 402

Nov 4, 2023 10:59 AM IST

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: 6, 4, 4!

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: Fakhar on a roll! He finds three boundaries against Glenn Phillips, forcing the Kiwi bowler to go wide outside the off-stump. Fakhar moves to 84

129/1 in 17 overs; target 402

Nov 4, 2023 10:57 AM IST

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: Dark clouds hovering

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: Not a pleasant sight, this one. Dark clouds are slowly gathering over the stadium. Pakistan will look to get as many runs as they can by the 20-over mark

Nov 4, 2023 10:55 AM IST

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: Sodhi tight from other end

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: Four singles off Sodhi's over. 16 overs done, Pakistan 116/1.

Nov 4, 2023 10:52 AM IST

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: WHAT A SHOT!

INCREDIBLE! Phillips had been getting the ball to turn away from Fakhar, and the batter had it enough. He steps out of the crease, takes two massive strides to negate the turn and dispatches the ball over the bowler's head for a massive six.

ANOTHER SIX! Another full delivery and Fakhar charges down the track again, this time cleaning the long-on boundary. 100 comes up for Pakistan

106/1 in 15 overs; target 402

Nov 4, 2023 10:47 AM IST

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: 50 for Fakhar!

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: Another half-century for Fakhar Zaman! He reaches the mark in style with a four!

88/1 in 13.3 overs; target 402

Nov 4, 2023 10:46 AM IST

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: Ish Sodhi into the attack

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: Santner out of attack as Ish Sodhi replaces him

Nov 4, 2023 10:41 AM IST

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: Both batters settling in

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: 3 off Santner's over, the 12th of the innings. Both, Babar and Fakhar increasing in confidence with every delivery.

78/1 in 12 overs; target 402

Nov 4, 2023 10:37 AM IST

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: Maiden from Phillips!

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: This is excellent bowling from Phillips. He bowls in line of stumps and gets the ball to turn away from the left-handed Fakhar. The Pakistan batter chooses to play out the over.

75/1 in 11 overs; target 402

Nov 4, 2023 10:34 AM IST

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: Phillips replaces Southee

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: Spin from both ends, as Glenn Phillips is into the attack

Nov 4, 2023 10:33 AM IST

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: Brilliant from Fakhar!

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: Not easy to take Santner on but Fakhar charges down the track against the Kiwi spinner, and smashes the ball over long-on boundary for a brilliant six!

75/1 in 10 overs; target 402

Nov 4, 2023 10:31 AM IST

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: Fakhar takes on Southee

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: Fakhar finally opens his arms against Tim Southee. A four towards midwicket, followed by a one-handed six with almost barely clears the fence. This was hit by the bottom edge of the bat, but still finds the distance.

67/1 in 9 overs; target 402

Nov 4, 2023 10:26 AM IST

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: SIX!

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: This is quite unlike Babar, but he knows the situation demands such aggressive strokes. Santner pulls his length and bowls marginally outside off and Babar goes on the backfoot, and dispatches the ball brutally over deep midwicket for his first six of the innings.

56/1 in 8 overs; target 402

Nov 4, 2023 10:24 AM IST

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: Santner into the attack

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: First change in attack. Santner replaces Southee

Nov 4, 2023 10:23 AM IST

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: Another expensive over

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: Babar attacks Boult as well, smashing two classy fours off the last two balls of the over. Much-needed boundaries for Pakistan early into the innings. Should be the end of Boult's first spell.

48/1 in 7 overs; target 402

Nov 4, 2023 10:20 AM IST

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: Fakhar targets Boult

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live Score, NZ vs PAK Cricket World Cup 2023: Fakhar realises Pakistan need to capitalise on the powerplay, with only four more overs remaining before the field spreads. He welcomes Boult with a six for his fourth over

38/1 in 6.1 overs; target 402