T20 World Cup

It's all over! Pakistan (135/5 in 18.4 overs) beat New Zealand (134/8) by 5 wickets

Asif Ali (27* off 12) and Shoaib Malik (26* off 20) took Pakistan home comfortably, reaching the modest target of 135 with five wickets in hand and 8 balls to spare. Back-to-back victories for Pakistan as they jumped to top of the Group 2 standings with 4 points.

Wagon wheel

PakistanPakistanvNew ZealandNew Zealand
Pakistan win by 5 wickets
  • Mohammad Rizwan33
  • Babar Azam9
  • Fakhar Zaman11
  • Mohammad Hafeez11
  • Shoaib Malik26*
  • Imad Wasim11
  • Asif Ali27*
  • Shadab Khan
  • Hassan Ali
  • Haris Rauf
  • Shaheen Afridi
0 Runs0 Runs0 Runs0 Runs0 Runs0 Runs0 Runs0 Runs
1-3 Runs
4 Runs
6 Runs
New Zealand
  • Martin Guptill17
  • Daryl Mitchell27
  • Kane Williamson25
  • Jimmy Neesham1
  • Devon Conway27
  • Glenn Phillips13
  • Tim Seifert8
  • Mitchell Santner6
  • Ish Sodhi2*
  • Tim Southee
  • Trent Boult
23:35 (IST) Oct 26

MATCH REPORT | Haris Rauf's 4/22 sets up Pakistan's five-wicket win over New Zealand

Pacer Haris Rauf led a clinical bowling display with an excellent four-wicket haul before Shoaib Malik and Asif Ali's onslaught as Pakistan took "revenge" on New Zealand for a recent off-field snub with a five-wicket win in the T20 World Cup on Tuesday. Most of the top-order batters, except for opener Mohammad Rizwan (33), struggled but the experienced Malik (26 not out off 20 balls) and number seven Ali (27 not out off 12) flourished towards the end with a 48-run partnership for the sixth wicket to take Pakistan home with eight balls to spare. This was Pakistan's second consecutive win after their comprehensive 10-wicket victory over India on Sunday.

23:16 (IST) Oct 26

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. 

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