PAK VS NZ Highlights, T20 World Cup 2021: Asif Ali-Malik late blitz, Rauf take Pakistan to 5-wicket win vs New Zealand

  • PAK vs NZ Highlights, T20 World Cup: Pakistan beat New Zealand by 5 wickets in their T20 World Cup game in Sharjah. A late blitz from Asif Ali and Shoaib Malik helped PAK chase 135 in 18.4 overs. Earlier, Haris Rauf had bagged 4 wickets. Follow PAK vs NZ highlights and updates on the live blog.
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Updated on Oct 26, 2021 11:21 PM IST
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Pakistan vs New Zealand Highlights: Pakistan bagged their second win on the trot by defeat New Zealand by 5 wickets in Sharjah. In chase of 135, Pakistan got to 30/1 by the end of the Powerplay. Tim Southee bagged his 100th T20I scalp as he removed skipper Babar Azam on 9. Then, Ish Sodhi, after being hit for a huge six, got his revenge as he trapped Fakhar Zaman LBW plumb in front. PAK got to 58/1 after 10 overs. The Men in Green lost three more wicket in the next four overs to stutter to 91/5. The highlight of the phase of Devon Conway's freakish, outrageous boundary-line catch to help Mitchell Santner dismiss Mohammad Hafeez. Eventually, the duo of Asif Ali (27* off 12) and Shoaib Malik (26* off 20) put up a winning 48-run stand to take their side home with 5 wickets and 8 balls to spare.  Earlier in the first innings, New Zealand started steady as they reached 42/1 by the end of the Powerplay. Martin Guptill, 17 off 20, was cleaned up Haris Rauf in the 6th over. In the next four overs Imad Wasim removed a dangerous-looking Daryl Mitchell and Mohammad Hafeez sent Jimmy Neesham packing on 1 as the Black Caps reached 60/3 after 10 overs. Skipper Kane Williamson stitched a few boundaries and just as a stand with Devon Conway started to build, Hasan Ali caught Kane short of his crease with a direct throw. NZ reached 100/4 after 15 overs. Eventually, Haris Rauf removed Conway, Phillips in the same over and finished with a four-wicket haul. NZ posted 134/8 in 20 overs.

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  • Oct 26, 2021 11:17 PM IST

    PAK vs NZ: And that's a wrap. Thank you so much!

    That's all we have you today. Thank you so much for joining us on a double-header day. Congratulations to South Africa and Pakistan on the wins. We have another double-header tomorrow; England vs Bangladesh and Scotland vs Namibia. We hope to see you tomorrow.

    Until then, this is Shivansh Gupta bidding you goodnight. CIAO!

  • Oct 26, 2021 11:16 PM IST

    Pakistan's Babar Azam, the winning captain, speaks

    “Feels great to win and we'll look to carry forward the confidence. The spinners started off brilliantly, and Haris and Shaheen carried it through. I would like to compliment our fielding, that has carried us through here. I thought we gave 10 runs too many. But this cricket and it happens. While batting, there were wickets early on and we needed a partnership. Malik showed experience and Asif Ali contributed too. Every match is crucial. There is no easy match. We'll look to play it day by day and game by game.”

  • Oct 26, 2021 11:12 PM IST

    Kane Williamson, the losing captain, speaks 

    "It is very disappointing. We were optimistic at the halfway stage. It was going to be really tough, we were a boundary or two at being above par. There were small margins, but we couldn't nail it at the back end. Credit to Pakistan, they are a strong side and were very smart. I thought our bowlers were outstanding for 80% of the game. Quite tough to swallow. We were going into the second half, but this is a very good Pakistani side and are a team to watch. It is a game of small margins, we go to a different venue against India. We will have conversations and play accordingly. There were a few good decisions, but there are very small margins in these low-scoring games."

  • Oct 26, 2021 11:08 PM IST

    T20 World Cup Live Score: Haris Rauf is the Player of the Match 

    “I am happy with the performance, thanks to the team, the fielding unit, the support staff and the fans for all the support they've given us. There's competition in the bowling unit, we talk with each other, assess the conditions and we do get confidence from each other. The wicket of Guptill in the powerplay was the best amongst the four wickets. Thankful to everyone, keep supporting us right through”

  • Oct 26, 2021 11:05 PM IST

    PAK vs NZ T20 Live: Pakistan remain at the top of the table

    They top the table with 4 points in 2 matches +0.74 NRR.

  • Oct 26, 2021 11:02 PM IST

    T20 World Cup Live Cricket Score: 2 in 2 for PAK

    AFTER BEATING INDIA BY 10 WICKETS, PAKISTAN BEAT NEW ZEALAND BY 5 WICKETS

    A special record for Shoaib Malik. No batter has remained unbeaten in a winning chase more than Malik. 18 games where he has remained not out in the end.

  • Oct 26, 2021 10:58 PM IST

    PAK vs NZ Live: PAKISTAN WIN BY 5 WICKETS

    TAKE A BOW, ASIF ALI! He remains unbeaten on 27 off 12 balls as Pakistanget home with 8 balls to spare

    AND WITH THIS, PAKISTAN GET THEIR REVENGE! For NZ cancelling the tour of course.

  • Oct 26, 2021 10:52 PM IST

    PAK vs NZ Live Score: 19th over

    TRENT BOULT TO BOWL THE PENULTIMATE OVER

    18.1 – 1 run

    LATE SIGNS OF CONCUSSION, AS IT LOOKS LIKE! The physio is back out and Asif Ali is probably showing late signs of concussion. Hope he is okay

    Pak need 8 from 11. I am sure he would try his best to stay out there and finish the job. 

    Right, he is good to go!

    18.2 – DOT BALL

    18.3 — SIX! DON'T WORRY ABOUT THE INJURY HE SAYS. Short from Boult and he muscles the pull shot over cow corner for 6 

    18.4--- 2 RUNS AND PAK WIN

  • Oct 26, 2021 10:51 PM IST

    PAK vs NZ T20 Live: THE EQUATION

    PAKISTAN NEED 9 RUNS FROM 12 BALLS

  • Oct 26, 2021 10:48 PM IST

    PAK vs NZ Live Score: Malik joins the attack

    Asif Ali is fine and we are back underway!

    FOUR! Short, slow and wide from Santner. The experience of Malik allows him to cut it past point for 4.

    SIX! THAT IS HIGH INTO THE NIGHT SKY AND IT LANDS IN THE STANDS! Tossed up again and Malik goes down the ground and hits it right over the bowler's head for a six. Full face of the bat. 
    PAK are 126/5 after 18 overs.

  • Oct 26, 2021 10:43 PM IST

    Pakistan vs New Zealand Live Score: ASIF ALI GOES 6, 6

    SIX! Slower ball, half volley and bang! INTO THE STANDS! Asif Ali has come out with a very linear yet clear mindset today. Southee delivers a gift and Asif accepts it. A flat six over long off.

    SIX! A slower ball which is short and outside off,  Ali waits for the ball to sit up, goes deep into the crease and TONKS THE BALL OVER LONG ON. The crowd has erupted! Wow!

    OUCH! Next ball, he is hit on the box. NZ appealed for LBW. Not out given. They review it out of desperation and lose it.

    OUCH! HIT ON THE HELMET! One eventful over. A short ball that skidded onto Asif. He went for the pull and the ball came off the edge and hit him on the helmet. He is receiving a concussion test

    PAK are 111/5 after 17 overs, need 24 from 18

  • Oct 26, 2021 10:40 PM IST

    ISH SODHI IS DONE, THE EQAUTION NOW IS:

    4-0-28-2. Ish Sodhi ends his night with an impressive spell. 

    PAK now need 37 runs from 24 balls.

  • Oct 26, 2021 10:34 PM IST

    PAK vs NZ Live Score: FOUR AND GONE, PAK IN DEEP TROUBLE

    FOUR! Slower bouncer, Imad Wasim makes room and flat bats it over mid off for four! A welcome boundary for the Men in Green. 

    OUT! GONE NEXT BALL! he goes for a reverse ramp and is struck plumb just above the knee, where there is no protection. he hobbles off in pain/

    He is gone for 11. PAK are 87/5 after 14.5 overs.

    FOUR! OH, HELLO! A half tracker outside off and the new batter Asif Ali opens the face of the bat and guides it past short third for 4.

    PAK are 91/5 after 15

  • Oct 26, 2021 10:32 PM IST

    Ladies and gentleman, the DEVON CONWAY WONDER CATCH

    The catch you've been wanting to see. Stand up and applaud

  • Oct 26, 2021 10:29 PM IST

    T20 World Cup Live Cricket Score: New Zealand continue fight back

    6 from Sodhi's third over. PAK are 82-4 after 14 overs

  • Oct 26, 2021 10:26 PM IST

    PAK vs NZ: Neesham applies further breaks

    PAK are 75/4 after 13 overs. 5 from the Neesham over. Southee does well to dive to his left at mid off and prevent the ball from scampering through.

  • Oct 26, 2021 10:21 PM IST

    The equation

    PAK need 65 from 48 balls. Imad Wasim and Shoaib Malik are in the middle. 

    Both are currently on 1 off 2

     

  • Oct 26, 2021 10:19 PM IST

    PAK vs NZ T20 Live: OUT! MORE MISERY FOR PAK AS RIZWAN DEPARTS

    OUT! PLUMB LBW! Another ball that skids on from Sodhi. Off the backfoot, Rizwan looks to play across the line, misses the ball and is gone. 

    PAK are 69/4 after 11.4 overs

  • Oct 26, 2021 10:16 PM IST

     

    Pakistan vs New Zealand: CONWAY WITH AN OUTRAGEOUS CATCH

    5 SINGLES, the pressure is building

    OUT! THAT IS ONE OF THE GREATEST CATCHES YOU'LL EVER SEE. Conway takes an outrageous diving catch at the boundary to remove Hafeez. Dances down the track to Santner, makes room and goes inside out, looking to clear long on. He doesn't get the desired elevation and Conway runs to his left from long off and takes a stunning catch. He was parallel to the ground

    PAK ARE 63/3 AFTER 11 OVERs

  • Oct 26, 2021 10:08 PM IST

    PAK vs NZ Live: Halfway Stage

    PAK are 58/2 after 10 overs, need 77 runs from 60 balls

  • Oct 26, 2021 10:07 PM IST

    T20 World Cup Live Cricket Score: Hafeez arrives and goes big first ball

    SIX! The new batter in, Mohammad Hafeez, is off the mark with a six over extra cover. First ball from Neesham sits up nicely and he goes inside out.

     

  • Oct 26, 2021 10:05 PM IST

    GONE! SODHI GETS HIS REVENGE

    NOT OUT! REVIEW! OUT! What a comeback and he has the last laugh. A sharp leg spinner and the ball struck Zaman's pads. Umpire gave it not out but NZ reviewed the replay showed all 3 reds and that it was pad first, not bat.

    PAK are 48/2 after 8.2 overs

  • Oct 26, 2021 10:00 PM IST

    NEW BALLS, PLEASE!

    SIX! GOING…GOING…GONE! THAT IS ONTO THE ROOF AND PROBABLY ON THE MAIN ROAD. A juicy, tossed up delivery into the slot. Zaman gets underneath the bounce and sweeps it out of the ground for a HUGE SIX over cow corner.

  • Oct 26, 2021 09:56 PM IST

    PAK vs NZ Live Score: Jimmy Neesham is brought into the attack

    All-rounder Jimmy Neesham scored 1 with the bat. Time for him to shine with the ball. He does begin well though, concedes 3 off it.

    PAK are 39/1 after 8 overs.

  • Oct 26, 2021 09:54 PM IST

    T20 World Cup Live Score: A tight over from Santner

    After bowling the first over, Santner returns for his 2nd and concedes just 6 off it.

    PAK are 36/1 after 7 overs.

  • Oct 26, 2021 09:49 PM IST

    PAK vs NZ, T20 World Cup: END OF POWERPLAY

    Pakistan are 30/1 after 6 overs. 

    Rizwan and Fakhar Zaman in the middle

  • Oct 26, 2021 09:46 PM IST

    BOWLED HIM! BABAR AZAM IS GONE

    OUT! BOWLED HIM AND THE STADIUM HAS GONE SILENT! The middle stump has gone for a walk as Babar pays the price for playing a straight ball across the line. 100th T20I wicket for the Kiwis veteran. 
    PAK are 28/1 after 5.1 overs

  • Oct 26, 2021 09:43 PM IST

    T20 World Cup: Rizwan looking dangerous tonight as well

    FOUR! Using the pace, the angle and piercing the gap for 4. Boult, from over the wicket, is taking the ball away from the right-hander. The third man is inside the circle. Rizwan opens the face of the bat and finds the gap past backward point easily.

    PAK are 28/0 after 5 overs

  • Oct 26, 2021 09:38 PM IST

    Tim Southee continuing

    FOUR! Rizwan picks up four with a boundary through fine leg. Just short of length and once again, it's a pickup shot. Half sweep-half pull through 4.

    PAK are 22/0 after 4 overs.

  • Oct 26, 2021 09:33 PM IST

    PAK vs NZ: TRENT BOULT INTRODUCED INTO THE ATTACK

    FOUR! SWATTED! SLAPPED! RIZWAN HAS ARRIVED! He made a misery of India's bowler's with the flat-batted swat, the swivel pull against India. And he has begun the same destruction today.

    Slightly short from Boult and he creams the ball through cow corner for 3

    PAK are 14/0 after 3 overs.

  • Oct 26, 2021 09:27 PM IST

    T20 World Cup Live Cricket Score: Tim Southee from the other end

    Tim Southee is sharing the new ball

    He starts well, conceding just 2 from it

    PAK are 9/0 after 2 overs

  • Oct 26, 2021 09:25 PM IST

    PAK vs NZ: BABAR AZAM BEGINS WITH A FOUR

    FOUR! Picking up where he left off from. Tossed up outside off from Santner. Babar Azam goes down on one knee and lofts the ball over mid-off for 4.

    PAK are 7/0 after 1 over

  • Oct 26, 2021 09:22 PM IST

    CHASE BEGINS: ENTER RIZWAN, BABAR

    Heroes from two nights ago, Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan are out to open. Mitchell Santner to open the attack.

    135 NEEDED FROM 120.

  • Oct 26, 2021 09:13 PM IST

    Pakistan vs New Zealand Live Score: NZ post 134/8 in 20 overs

    Right then! A superb bowling effort from Pakistan. Their star performers

    Rauf: 4/22 in 4 overs

    Afridi-:1-21 in 4 overs

    Imad-:1-24 in 4 overs

    Shadab: 0/19 in 3 overs

    Hafeez - 1/16 in 2 overs

  • Oct 26, 2021 09:10 PM IST

    PAK vs NZ Live Score: 20th over

    19.1 -- 1 RUN

    19.2 -- DROPPED! Santerlooks to clear mid off but mistime sit. Babar Azam dives forward but drops it. Batter run 2

    19.3 -- 1 BYE

    19.4 – 1 RUN

    19.5 – FOUR! SANTNER CREAMS THE BALL THROUGH EXTRA COVER FOR 4

    19.6 – BOWLED HIM! HARIS RAUF FINISHES WITHA  FOUR-FOR

  • Oct 26, 2021 09:05 PM IST

    PAK vs NZ: FOUR AND GONE, IS SEIFERT

    IN THE AIR AND SAFE! Tim Seifert looks to go big over long on but there is no timing on it. The ball falls just short of the incoming Hasan Ali.

    FOUR! THAT IS A SUPERB SHOT, TIM! Another yorker from Shaheen. Seifert gets inside the line of the ball, meets the ball before it pitches with a ramp shot and clears the fine leg fielder for 4

    OUT! AND HE IS GONE NEXT BALL! CHANGE OF PACE, SLOWER BALL, Seifert goes for a good-old slog. The ball ballooned to point off the outside edge.

    He is gone for 8. NZ are 125/7 after 19 

    Ish Sodhi is the new batter in

  • Oct 26, 2021 09:02 PM IST

    2 overs to go

    NZ are 119/6 after 18 overs. What a night Haris Rauf is having. Can NZ get to 145?

  • Oct 26, 2021 08:59 PM IST

    PAK vs NZ T20 Live: WHAT AN OVER FROM HARIS RAUF, 2 WICKETS

    OUT! Pakistan keep chipping in with wickets. This time, it's Conway, who departs on 27. He holes out to Babar Azam

    NZ are 116/5 after 17.1 overs

    Tim Seifert joins in next

    OUT! MAKE THAT 2 IN THE OVER. Slower ball, Phillips pulls it to deep mid-wicket but doesn't time it.

    NZ are 116/6 after 17.3 overs


  • Oct 26, 2021 08:50 PM IST

    Pakistan vs New Zealand: Shaheen Shah Afridi returns

    RIGHT THEN! Afridi returns for the final spell. Haris Rauf also 2 overs remaining.

    So, it's likely to be Afridi, Rauf, Afridi, Rauf

    NZ batters are timing the ball better but finding the fielders in the deep

    FOUR! AT LAST! Just short of length and straight. Phillips clears the front leg and smacks the ball past long off for 4.

    NZ are 116/4 after 17 overs

  • Oct 26, 2021 08:49 PM IST

    PAK vs NZ Live Score: 4 OVERS TO GO, Ali keeps it tight

    NZ are 107/4 after 16 overs.

    7 from Hasan Ali's 3rd over.

  • Oct 26, 2021 08:43 PM IST

    5 OVERS TO GO! HOW MANY MORE CAN THEY GET?

    5 overs to go! NZ have just crossed 100. How many more can they get?

    NZ are 100/4

  • Oct 26, 2021 08:39 PM IST

    Pakistan vs New Zealand Live Score: Haris Rauf returns

    1/6 after 1 over. Haris Rauf is back for his second spell and will go all the way to the end now.

    100 for NZ as Conway knocks the ball to deep mid-wicket

  • Oct 26, 2021 08:35 PM IST

    PAK vs NZ Live Score: GONE! WILLIAMSON RUN OUT

    CONFUSION! DIRECT HIT! OUT! Williamson bunts the ball to short cover and took off for a quick single. Conway sent him back and Hasan Ali quickly got to the ball and nailed a direct hit. NZ are 90/4 after 13.1 overs

    Glenn Phillips it the new batter in

    NZ are 95/4 after 14 overs.

  • Oct 26, 2021 08:31 PM IST

    Misfield, late cuts and back-to-back boundaries

    FOUR!CAN'T BELIEVE IT SOME MORE MISFIELD! WHAT WAS THAT, ASIF ALI? SHADAB KHAN . A nonchalant sweep from Conway to deep square leg. Asif Ali gets there comfortably and looks to release it quickly. However, the balls slips past him for 4.

    FOUR! TO THIRD MAN! Back-to-back boundaries as he cuts it last past short third.

    15 off it. 27 from the last 2 overs. NZ are 90/3 after 13 overs.

  • Oct 26, 2021 08:25 PM IST

    T20 World Cup Live Score: DRS SAVES WILLIAMSON

    HOWZAT? OUT! KANE AND NZ REVIEW! Hafeez pitches it in line of the stumps. Williamson, looking to make thigns happen, attempts a reverse sweep. Umpire gives it out but Kane sent it up straightaway.

    NOT-OUT! INSIDE EDGE! Slow-mo replay and ultra-edge shows there was an inside edge.

    FOUR! Short and Williamson swivel-pulls it through cow corner for 4. Didn't time it but the ball had enough legs on it to pierce through the rather massive gap.

    SIX! This is much better and more convincing. He charged down the track and sends the ball 78m. 

    NZ are 75/3 after 12 overs

  • Oct 26, 2021 08:23 PM IST

    PAK vs NZ Live Score: Shadab Khan continues to impress

    Another 2-run over from Shadab Khan. His figures read 0/4 after 2 overs.

    Some tensed faces in the NZ pavilion as the camera points to a concerned Shane Bond and worried-looking Tim Southee

  • Oct 26, 2021 08:20 PM IST

    HALFWAY STAGE- PAK ON TOP, FOR SURE

    New Zealand are 60/3 after 10 overs. Conway and skipper Williamson now hold key as the Kiwis look to rebuild.

    Four runs and a wicket from Hafeez's first over.

  • Oct 26, 2021 08:15 PM IST

    PAK vs NZ T20 Live: Mohammad Hafeez introduced and Neesham perishes

    OUT! THANK YOU AND GOODNIGHT, SAYS HAFEEZ! Jimmy Neesham is gone for 1 as "The Professor" Mohammad Hafeez strikes first ball. He tried to clear the deep mid-wiceket boundary. Ended up hitting it off the bottom of f the bat and holing out to Fakhar Zaman in the deep.


    NZ ARE 56/3 AFTER 9.1 OVERS.

    Devon Conway joins Williamson

     

  • Oct 26, 2021 08:12 PM IST

    WASIM FINISHES STAGGERING SPELL

    1/24 in 6 overs.

    What a sensational spell from Imad Wasim. A great night's work with the ball.

  • Oct 26, 2021 08:10 PM IST

    T20 World Cup Live Cricket Score: SIX AND GONE, IMAD STRIKES

    SIX! Daryl Mitchell decided to go big and clears the long off boundary with a flat six.

    OUT! ONE SHOT TOO MANY! HOW MANY TIMES DO WE SEE A SIX AND A WICKET. Fired in short of length and straight from Wasim. Mitchell skies to it short long on.

    NZ are 54/2 after 8.3 overs.

    Jimmy Neesham is the new batter in

  • Oct 26, 2021 08:06 PM IST

    PAK v NZ T20 LIVE: Shadab Khan introduced

    Shadab Khan, in his first overs, gives away just three runs.

    NZ are 48/1 after 8 overs.

  • Oct 26, 2021 08:03 PM IST

    T20 World Cup Live Cricket Score: Imad Wasim keeps it tidy

    Another really neat and tidy over from Imad Wasim. Concedes just three singles.

    NZ are 45/1 after 7 overs.

    Now that the field has opened up and knowing how Sharjah pitches behaved during IPL, expect Pakistan to tighten the noose firther.

  • Oct 26, 2021 07:59 PM IST

    PAK vs NZ: END OF POWERPLAY

    A good, strong start from Pakistan. NZ are 42/1 after 6 overs.

  • Oct 26, 2021 07:55 PM IST

    BOWLED HIM! GUPTILL GONE

    A YORKER AT ALMOST 150KPH! WOW, THAT IS RAPID FROM HARIS RAUF. Forger bowling a warm-up delivery. He is bang on the money from ball 1.

    BOWLED HIM! The pace does him. Guptill makes room and looks to tonk the ball over the leg side. The ball skidded onto his pads and then onto the stumps.

    GUPTILL'S Struggle ends on 17 off 20

    NZ ARE 36/1 AFTER 5.2 OVERS.

    Kane Williamson is the new batter in

  • Oct 26, 2021 07:49 PM IST

    PAK vs NZ Live Score: Hasan Ali introduced

    SIX! "WELCOME TO SHARJAH", SAYS MITCHELL! First ball of the night from Hasan Ali and Daryl Mitchell runs his hand through the line of the ball and he lifts the ball over long on for 6. IT WAS IN THE AIR FOR A WHILE

    FOUR AND NO BALL! Short and straight from Hasan. Guptill makes room and slaps the ball over cover-point for 4. 

    FREE-HIT! a fine yorker from Hasan and he only concedes a single

    NZ are 36/0 after 5 overs

  • Oct 26, 2021 07:48 PM IST

    Pakistan vs New Zealand LIVE: Guptill off to very slow start

    FOUR! Oh, dear! That is really average fielding! That is poor from Shoaib Malik at point. All the pent-up pressure on Guptill has been released. Marginal short, he slashes it through Malik for 4.

    Martin Guptill, as of now, has scored 11 off 15 balls, this includes two fours. So that's a lot of dot balls.

    NZ ARE 21/0 AFTER 4 OVERS.

  • Oct 26, 2021 07:44 PM IST

    SHOT, DARYL MITCHELL!

    FOUR! SLAAPPPPEDD! And Mitchell is up and running. Short and wide from Shaheen. Daryl makes room, and he flat bats it through extra for 4.

    NZ ARE 15/0 AFTER 3 OVERS. 8 off it

  • Oct 26, 2021 07:37 PM IST

    Pakistan vs New Zeland Live Sore: Imad Wasim sharing the new ball

    Like last game, Imad Wasim is operating with the new ball from the other end.

    FINALLY OFF THE MARK! It took NZ 8 balls in a T20 WC match against Pakistan to get off the mark but they have as Daryl Mitchell picked a single.

    GUPTILL OFF THE MARK: He bunts the ball to short third and they run a quick single. Martin off the mark after 8 balls 

    FOUR! THAT WILL MAKE HIM FEEL SO GOOD. Slightly short and wide from Imad, Martin cuts the ball past point off his backfoot

    NZ ARE 7/0 AFTER 2 OVERS

  • Oct 26, 2021 07:35 PM IST

    T20 World Cup Live Cricket Score: AFRIDI BEGINS WITH A MAIDEN

    BANG ON THE MONEY! An excellent start from Shaheen Afridi. Boy, is he spitting fire. Getting the ball to move in, nailing yorkers and not giving away anything.

    All balls above 140 kph. MAIDEN.

    NZ 0/0 after 1 over

  • Oct 26, 2021 07:31 PM IST

    PAK vs NZ LIVE: LET'S PLAY!

    New Zealand openers Martin Guptill and Daryl Mitchell are out. Shaheen Shah to open Pakistan's attack.

    NZ PLAYERS TAKE THE KNEE, while PAK players hold their hearts

  • Oct 26, 2021 07:25 PM IST

    Anthems time

    Right then, players are out for the anthems.

    New Zealand's first. Then Pakistan's

  • Oct 26, 2021 07:24 PM IST

    PAK vs NZ T20 Live: Babar Azam vs New Zealand bowlers

    Ish Sodhi: 5 innings; 40 runs; 34 balls faced| Dismissed-1

    Tim Southee: 4 innings; 24 balls; 33 balls faced | Dismissed- 1

    Lockie Ferguson: 1 innings; 21 runs; 14 balls faced | Dismissed -0

    Mitchell Santner- 3 innings; 14 runs; 17 balls faced | Dismissed - 0

  • Oct 26, 2021 07:19 PM IST

    Pakistan vs New Zealand Live Score: Recent meetings

    Let's take a look at their recent meetings: ADV PAK?

    PAK won by 4 wickets

    NZ won by 9 wickets

    NZ won by 5 wickets

    PAK won by 47 runs

    PAK won by 6 wickets

  • Oct 26, 2021 07:12 PM IST

    PAK vs NZ Live: Head-to-head record

    Pakistan 14 - 10 New Zealand. Can NZ make it 11 today or will PAK pile further misery on NZ?

  • Oct 26, 2021 07:07 PM IST

    Pakistan vs New Zealand LIVE: NZ skipper Williamson at the toss

    "It's nice to get started. Obviously a nice crowd out there, even if they are against us a bit. Unfortunately, Lockie Ferguson is ruled out of the tournament. Adam Milne joins the squad. We're having Tim, Trent, Ish, Santner and Neesham as our bowlers."

  • Oct 26, 2021 07:06 PM IST

    T20 World Cup Live Cricket Score: Both Playing XI

    PAKISTAN: Mohammad Rizwan(w), Babar Azam(c), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi

    NEW ZEALAND: Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson(c), Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Tim Seifert(w), Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Trent Boult

  • Oct 26, 2021 07:05 PM IST

    PAK vs NZ Live: Babar says Pakistan unchanged

    "We're gonna bowl first. Hopefully we can take early wickets and restrict them to a low score. Dew is also a factor. Winning always gives confidence, especially when it comes in the first game of the tournament. Boys are keen to maintain the performance today as well. There is always room for improvement. Same team for us"

  • Oct 26, 2021 07:04 PM IST

    PAK vs NZ Live Score: PAKISTAN WIN TOSS

    Babar Azam and Pakistan have won the toss and opted to bowl in Sharjah

  • Oct 26, 2021 07:01 PM IST

    BAD NEWS FOR ALL NEW ZEALAND FANS

    Lockie Ferguson has been ruled out of the tournament with a calf tear. Adam Milne to replace the KKR pacer, if ICC approve

  • Oct 26, 2021 06:56 PM IST

    PAK vs NZ Live: Sarfaraz Ahmed vs New Zealand bowlers

    Mitchell Santner - 4 innings, 26 runs, 23 balls faced | Dismissed - 2

    Ish Sodhi- 4 innings, 35 runs, 26 balls faced | Dismissed - 1

    Adam Milne- 5 innings, 9 runs, 10 balls faced | Dismissed - 1

    Trent Boult - 3 innings, 12 runs, 10 balls faced | Dismissed - 0

     

  • Oct 26, 2021 06:51 PM IST

    PAK vs NZ Live Score: Mohammad Rizwan vs NZ bowlers

    Tim Southee- 2 innings, 20 runs, 20 balls faced | Dismissed - 1

    Trent Boult- 3 innings, 43 runs, 28 balls faced | Dismissed - 0

  • Oct 26, 2021 06:48 PM IST

    Player battle: Shoaib Malik vs NZ bowlers

    Adam Milne- 3 innings, 10 runs, 10 balls faced | Dismissed - 1

    Mitchell Santner- 2 innings, 7 runs, 15 balls faced | Dismissed - 1

     

  • Oct 26, 2021 06:46 PM IST

    Pakistan vs New Zealand: Toss upcoming

    Which team and captain will the coin favour?

  • Oct 26, 2021 06:44 PM IST

    PAK vs NZ, T20 World Cup: This time for New Zealand?

    This has been New Zealand’s year. Correction. The past few years have been about them. The Kiwis may not have adequate silverware to prove it. Neither do they have favourable numbers. But they have shown up almost everywhere at the right time with the right bunch of characters, nearly all of whom play all formats. Cricket isn’t exactly big in New Zealand. (Full article)

  • Oct 26, 2021 06:40 PM IST

    PAK vs NZ Live Score: New Zealand's Form Guide

    vs BAN: Won by 27 runs

    vs BAN: Lost by 6 wickets

    vs BAN: Won by 52 runs

    vs BAN: Lost by 4 wickets

    vs BAN: Lost by 7 wickets

  • Oct 26, 2021 06:38 PM IST

    T20 World Cup Live Cricket Score: Pakistan's Form Guide

    Pakistan have won 2 of their last 5 matches and haven't lost any as the other 3 were abandoned.

    vs IND- Won by 10 wickets

    vs WI: Abandoned

    vs WI: Abandoned

    vs WI: Won by 7 runs

    vs WI: Abandoned

  • Oct 26, 2021 06:35 PM IST

    PAK vs NZ Live: New Zealand Predicted XI

    New Zealand Predicted XI: Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert(wk), Kane Williamson(c), Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Daryl Mitchell/Todd Astle, Lockie Ferguson, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult

  • Oct 26, 2021 06:33 PM IST

    T20 World Cup Live Cricket Score: Pakistan Predicted XI

    Pakistan Predicted XI: Babar Azam(c), Mohammad Rizwan(w), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi

  • Oct 26, 2021 06:30 PM IST

    PAK vs NZ Live Score: Top bowling performances from current squad

    [PAK | NZ]

    Most wickets- Shadab Khan - 9 Wickets | Tim Southee - 23 Wickets

    Best bowling figures- 3/20 By Shaheen Afridi On Nov 02, 2018 |5/18 By Tim Southee On Dec 26, 2010

  • Oct 26, 2021 06:25 PM IST

    PAK vs NZ Live Score: Top batting performances from current squad

    [PAK | NZ]

    Most Runs- Mohammad Hafeez - 552 Runs |  Martin Guptill - 509 Runs

    Highest individual scores: 99* By Mohammad Hafeez On Dec 20, 2020 | 87* By Martin Guptill On Jan 17, 2016

  • Oct 26, 2021 06:20 PM IST

    Pakistan vs New Zealand: PAK's top performance vs NZ in T20Is

    Highest Total Chased- 169 On Jan 17, 2016

    Lowest Total Defended- 133 On May 08, 2010

  • Oct 26, 2021 06:16 PM IST

    Pakistan vs New Zealand: NZ's top performance vs PAK in T20Is

    Highest Total Chased- 174 On Dec 22, 2020

    Lowest Total Defended- 148 On Oct 31, 2018

  • Oct 26, 2021 06:10 PM IST

    PAK vs NZ T20 Live: Story of Martin Guptill in T20Is

    The veteran batsman has scored 2939 runs at a SR of 136.82 in T20Is. His highest score in T20Is is 105 runs of just 54 balls against Australia in 2018. His record against Pakistan in T20Is is excellent. He has scored 509 runs (most runs against any T20I side) at a SR of 136.46 against Pakistan in T20Is. His highest score against Pakistan in T20I is 87* runs at Seddon Park in 2016. His form in this year in T20Is is also superb. He has scored 318 runs at a SR of 158.21 and a batting average of 39.75 in T20Is in this year. His highest T20I score in this year is 97 runs of 50 balls against Australia in Feb, 2021. In his last 3 T20I matches, he has scored 30+ runs twice.

  • Oct 26, 2021 06:05 PM IST

    NZ vs PAK Live: Will Martin Guptill show up?

    Talking about Rizwan brings up to his NZ counterpart, Martin Guptill. The veteran batter needs to strike form in order to help NZ better their chances.

  • Oct 26, 2021 06:00 PM IST

    Pakistan vs New Zealand: Story of Mohammad Rizwan in T20Is

    The wicket-keeper batsman has scored 1144 runs at a SR of 130.0 and an outstanding average of 52.0 in T20Is. In his last T20I match against New Zealand in 2020, he had scored 89 runs off just 59 balls. He has been in terrific form in this year. He has amassed 831 runs at a SR of 140.37 and an unbelievable average of 103.88 in T20Is in this year. His highest score in T20I is 104* off just 64 balls against South Africa in Feb, 2021. In his last 10 innings in T20Is, he has scored 30+ runs in 8 occasions. In the last match against India, he had scored 79* runs off 55 balls to guide his team to victory.

  • Oct 26, 2021 05:55 PM IST

    How important is Mohammad Rizwan to Pakistan?

    Mohammad Rizwan, without a shred of a doubt, is currently one of the best, if not the best, wicketkeeper-batsman in the world currently. Not only has been on the top of his game with the gloves, he has been hammering every bowler he faces left, right and centre. After an unbeaten 79 against India in their last match.

  • Oct 26, 2021 05:50 PM IST

    Pakistan vs New Zealand Live Updates: The Story of Trent Boult in T20Is

    The left arm Kiwi pacer has taken 46 wickets at a SR of 23.34 and an economy rate of 8.53 in T20Is. His best bowling figure in T20Is is 4 wickets for 34 runs against India in 2017. He has taken 3 wickets at an economy rate of 9.57 against Pakistan in T20Is. He has been in superb form in this year. He has taken 8 wickets at a SR of 14.25 and an economy rate of 7.58 in T20Is in this year. His best bowling figure in this year in T20Is is 3 wickets for 27 runs against Australia in March, 2021. In his last 5 T20I matches, he has picked 8 wickets.

  • Oct 26, 2021 05:45 PM IST

    Pakistan vs New Zealand T20 World Cup Super 12: Story of Shaheen Afridi in T20Is

    Shaheen Afridi – The tall Pakistani pacer has taken 35 wickets at a SR of 19.0 and an economy rate of 8.15 in T20I. He has taken 7 wickets at a SR of 16.29 against New Zealand at Dubai in 2018. In his last T20I match against New Zealand, he picked 2 wickets for 43 runs in 2020. He has taken 13 wickets at a SR of 20.38 and an economy rate of 8.72 in T20Is in this year. In the last match against India, he picked 3 wickets for 31 runs and got the important wickets of Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli.

  • Oct 26, 2021 05:40 PM IST

    T20 World Cup Live Score: Battle of left-arm quicks between Shaheen Afridi and Trent Boult

    There is just so much to look forward to in this game as two of the world's best left-arm pacers currently, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Trent Boult. Both bowlers are very similar in the way they operate; that is come over the wicket and get the ball to move into the right-handers and move away from the left-handers. Let's not forget the way Shaheen Afridi cleaned up KL Rahul and trapped Rohit Sharma LBW in the powerplay of the first match. This is going to be a classy battle.

  • Oct 26, 2021 05:35 PM IST

    Pakistan vs New Zealand Live Score: The story of Kane Williamson in T20Is

    The Kiwi skipper has scored 1805 runs at a SR of 125.08 in T20Is. His highest score in T20Is is 95 runs of just 48 balls against India at Seddon Park in 2020. His record against Pakistan in T20Is is superb. He has scored 414 runs (most runs against any T20I side) at a SR of 115.97 against Pakistan in T20I. His highest score against Pakistan in T20I is 72* runs of just 48 balls in 2016. He is one of the most important batsmen in this Kiwi squad for the world cup.

  • Oct 26, 2021 05:30 PM IST

    Pakistan vs New Zealand Live Score: The story of Babar Azam in T20Is

    The Pakistani skipper has scored 2272 runs at a SR of 130.64 and an outstanding average of 48.34 in T20Is. He has scored 235 runs at a SR of 120.51 against New Zealand in T20Is. He scored 79 runs in his last T20I match against New Zealand in 2018 at Dubai. He has scored 591 runs at a SR of 132.51 in T20Is this year. His highest T20I score is 122 runs of just 59 balls against South Africa in April, 2021. His form in recent matches has been superb. In his last 10 innings, he has scored 30+ runs in 6 occasions. In the first match in WT20 against India, he scored an unbeaten 68 runs of 52 balls to guide his team to victory.

  • Oct 26, 2021 05:25 PM IST

    Pakistan vs New Zealand T20 World Cup: It's Babar Azam vs Kane Williamson

    PAK vs NZ means two of the best modern-day batters and leaders square off against each other. Both Babar Azam and Kane Williamson are all-format stars and today's battle is going to be absolutely lip-smacking. 

  • Oct 26, 2021 05:20 PM IST

    T20 World Cup Live : Venue Insights- Dubai, PT 2

    Best Bowling Figures:

    5/13 By Samiullah Shinwari (Afghanistan) Against Kenya In

    2013.

    Highest Partnership:

    86 By Charith Asalanka And Bhanuka Rajapaksa (Sri Lanka)

    For 5th Wicket Against Bangladesh In 2021.

    Win Rate Batting First:

    40% (4 Won; 6 Lost)

  • Oct 26, 2021 05:16 PM IST

    Best Bowling Figures: 5/13 By Samiullah Shinwari (Afghanistan) Against Kenya In 2013. Highest Partnership: 86 By Charith Asalanka And Bhanuka Rajapaksa (Sri Lanka) For 5th Wicket Against Bangladesh In 2021. Win Rate Batting First: 40% (4 Won; 6 Lost)

    Highest Team Total:

    215/6 By Afghanistan Against Zimbabwe In 2016.

    Lowest Team Total:

    44/10 By Netherlands Against Sri Lanka In 2021.

    Highest Individual Score:

    118 By Mohammad Shahzad (Afghanistan) Against Zimbabwe

    In 2016.

  • Oct 26, 2021 05:10 PM IST

    PAK vs NZ Live Score: So what really happened?

    Hours before the start of the first ODI between Pakistan and New Zealand in Rawalpindi, the Kiwis cancelled the tour citing a security threat. It didn't go down well with Pakistan and the board as they were initally satisfied with the security arrangements. It ticked the wrong boxes with PCB chief Ramiz Raja, who urged his players to go all out and defeat New Zealand

  • Oct 26, 2021 05:05 PM IST

    Pakistan vs New Zealand- Some bitter history

    On most occasions, New Zealand and Pakistan share a healthy relationship when competing. However, expect some spice today as a result of NZ cancelling their PAK tour last month.

  • Oct 26, 2021 05:01 PM IST

    Pakistan vs New Zealand Live Score, T20 World Cup

    Hello and welcome to the live coverage of Pakistan vs New Zealand Super 12 match at the T20 World Cup. The two sides, who have usually shared a friendly history, might experience some heat today as Babar Azam's PAK will be reminded of the time Kane Williamson's NZ abadoned their tour hours before the start of 1st ODI in Rawalpindi, citing security reasons. Egged by some strong statements from PCB chief Ramiz Raja, it will be interesting to see how this rampant side, on the back of beating India by 10 wickets, welcome the Black Caps in their first match of the tournament. Irrespective of the result, you, my lovely fans, are bound to be entertained by two very exciting teams. So, grab your popcorn (metaphorically and literally), sit back, and relax. It's showtime!

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