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Pakistan vs New Zealand, Cricket Score, T20 World Cup 2021 Match Live Updates: Pakistan Eye Momentum In Chase vs New Zealand, Target 135

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Pakistan vs New Zealand, Cricket Score, T20 World Cup 2021 Match Live Updates: Pakistan Eye Momentum In Chase vs New Zealand, Target 135

Haris Rauf celebrating a wicket in Sharjah© AFP




Haris Rauf picked a four-for as Pakistan restricted New Zealand to a total of 134/6 in the Super 12 fixture of the ongoing T20 World Cup at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. New Zealand started off cautiously as Martin Guptill and Daryl Mitchell added 35 runs for the first wicket. Rauf gave Pakistan the first breakthrough, castling Guptill for a 20-ball 17. He then dismissed Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips and Mitchell Santner to complete his four-wicket haul. For New Zealand, Mitchell and Conway top-scored with 27 each while Kane Williamson contributed with a 26-ball 25. Earlier, Pakistan had won the toss and elected to bowl first in Sharjah. (LIVE SCORECARD)

T20 World Cup: Pakistan vs New Zealand, Live Cricket Score And Updates From Sharjah Cricket Stadium







  • 21:38 (IST)

    FOUR RUNS!

    Mohammad Rizwan again. Southee misses his length and the Pakistan wicketkeeper-batter punishes him with a fine shot.

    PAK: 19/0

  • 21:33 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Mohammad Rizwan targets Trent Boult from the very first ball. Bowlers pitches it staright, short of a length, and the batsmen uses his footwork and beats the man at deep square leg.

    PAK: 13/0

  • 21:29 (IST)

    ONE RUN!

    Excellent stuff from Tim Southee so far. Rizwan managed to take a single.

    PAK: 9/0 (1.4)

  • 21:25 (IST)

    DOT BALL!

    Decent start for Pakistan. 7 off that first over of the innings.

    PAK: 7/0 (1 ov)

  • 21:23 (IST)

    FOUR RUNS!

    Babar Azam! What a shot! Makes the room and finds the boundary to get off the mark.

    PAK: 5/0 (0.3)

  • 21:13 (IST)

    OUT!

    That’s four wickets for Haris Rauf. He gets his redemption on Mitchell Santaner, who had smacked him for a four on the previous. 

    M Santner b Rauf 6 (5) 

    NZ: 134/8 (20)

    Pakistan to chase 135 under the lights in Sharjah.

  • 21:11 (IST)

    FOUR!

    New Zealand will take anything at the moment. Great short from Mitchell Santner. 

    NZ: 134/7

  • 21:08 (IST)

    OUT!

    Easy catch. Seifert is gone. Shaheen Afridi finally gets his first wicket. His spell is over. Excellent bowling from Pakistan’s star pacer.

    T Seifert c M Hafeez b S Afridi 8 (8)

    NZ: 125/7

  • 21:06 (IST)

    FOUR RUNS!

    That’s cheeky. Tim Seifert finds the boundary out nowhere. Had he missed that shot, the ball was middle-stump-bound.

    NZ: 125/7

  • 20:59 (IST)

    OUT! GONE!

    Another wicket for Haris Rauf. Another fine catch from the fielder. Glenn Phillips is the man to depart.

    G Phillips c H Ali b Haris Rauf 13 (15)

    NZ: 116/5

  • 20:58 (IST)

    OUT!

    Devon Conway is gone. Haris Rauf gets his second wicket of the match. Batsman tries to take the aerial route but Babar Azam takes a fine catch. 

    D Conway c B Azam b H Rauf 27 (24)

    NZ: 116/5

  • 20:48 (IST)

    TWO RUNS!

    New Zealand need a boundary, desperately. Another tidy over from Hasan Ali. Just 7 runs from that 16th over.

    NZ: 107/4 (16)  Conway: 24*; Phillips: 8*

  • 20:44 (IST)

    ONE RUN!

    Phillips tries to hoick it over midwicket, but it’s a swing and a miss. That’s 100 up for NZ with that single. Just 31 deliveries remain. 

    NZ: 100/4 (14.5)

  • 20:39 (IST)

    ONE RUN!

    That’s a tidy over from Hasan Ali. Just 5 runs off it and the unfortunate dismissal of Kane Williamson. 

    NZ: 96/4 (14.1)

  • 20:33 (IST)

    RUN OUT!

    Williamson is gone. Hasan Ali hits the stumps, The batsman tries to get back but the replay shows that’s he is just short. The Kiwi skipper departs.

    Kane Williamson run out Hasan Ali 25 (26)

    NZ: 90/4

  • 20:31 (IST)

    FOUR! MAKE IT THREE!

    That’s three in a row for Conway. Easy picking for the batsman. 

    NZ: 90/3 (13) Williamson: 25*; Conway: 17*

  • 20:30 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Conway sweeps Shadab towards the leg side and Asif Ali fluffs it. That’s sloppy from him.

    NZ: 82/3 (12.4)

  • 20:25 (IST)

    FOUR!

    After surviving an Lbw appeal, Williamson clubs it over fine leg for a boundary.

    NZ: 68/3

  • 20:18 (IST)

    NO RUN!

    Hafeez starts his spell in some style. Wicket and just runs off that 10th over of the NZ innings.

    NZ: 60/3 (10 ov)

  • 20:13 (IST)

    OUT!

    Another one bites the dust! Neesham is gone. Mohammad Hafeez gets the wicket on the very first ball of his spell. Fakhar Zaman takes another fine catch, this time at midwicket. 

    J Neesham c F Zaman b M Hafeez 1 (2)

    NZ: 56/3 (9.1)

  • 20:08 (IST)

    OUT!

    Daryl Mitchell is gone. Fakhar Zaman takes an easy catch at long off. Imad Wasim gets his man. NZ now 2 down.

    D Mitchell c F Zaman b I Wasim 27 (20)

    NZ: 54/2

  • 20:00 (IST)

    FOUR RUNS!

    That’s vintage Williamson. He glances Rauf’s delivery wide of short fine leg for four.

    NZ: 42/1 (6 ov)

  • 19:56 (IST)

    OUT!

    Big Breakthrough! Haris Rauf castles Guptill. What a delivery.

    Guptill b H Rauf 17 (20)

    NZ: 36/1

  • 19:52 (IST)

    FOUR! NO BALL! FREE HIT!

    That’s hit hard. Guptill get’s it over backward point for four. That’s poor bowling from Hasan Ali.

    NZ: 35/0 (4.5)

  • 19:49 (IST)

    HUGE SIX!

    Daryl Mitchell takes the aerial route. Not the start Hasan Ali was hoping for. That’s a massive hit. 

    NZ: 27/0 (Mitchell: 16*; Guptill 11*)

  • 19:47 (IST)

    BOUNDARY!

    Guptill gets it past the gap, but that’s poor fielding from the Pakistan player. 

    NZ: 21/0

  • 19:43 (IST)

    FOUR! WHAT A SHOT!

    Daryl Mitchell take a bow! Shaheen pitches it short and wide and the Kiwi batter makes the most of it. He slashes it between covers and mid-off for a cracking boundary. 

    NZ: 15/0 (2.5)

  • 19:39 (IST)

    FOUR RUNS!

    First boundary of the innings, and it comes from the bat of Martin Guptill. 7 off that over from Imad Wasim. 

    NZ: 7/0 (2 ov)

  • 19:37 (IST)

    ONE RUN!

    First run on the board for the Kiwis. Daryl Mitchell comes down the ground an punches for a single. 

  • 19:35 (IST)

    MAIDEN OVER!

    Shaheen Afridi starts with a maiden over. Pakistan players made a huge appeal for caught behind on the final ball. The umpire shakes his head. Review not taken. 

    NZ: 0/0 (1 ov) 

  • 19:31 (IST)

    WE’RE OFF AND RUNNING!

    Shaheen Afridi starts with a dot ball. Guptill tries to drive it straight but the bowlers gets his hand to it. 

  • 19:30 (IST)

    NO TO RACISM!

    NZ players take the knee ahead of the start.

  • 19:11 (IST)

    HERE ARE THE PLAYING XIs!

    Pakistan: Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Shah Afridi.

    New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, Kane Williamson (C), Tim Seifert (wk), Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi.

  • 19:04 (IST)

    PAKISTAN WIN THE TOSS!

    Babar Azam opts to bowl first. 

    Can the Pakistan bowlers repeat their exploits from Sunday?

  • 19:02 (IST)

    BIG LOSS FOR NZ!

    Lockie Ferguson has been ruled out of the World Cup. The player has suffered a calf tear. Adam Milne has replaced him in the squad.

  • 18:11 (IST)

    STATS UPDATE!

    Babar Azam and Co. have won 3 of the last 5 T2OIs against New Zealand. Pakistan also lead the all time Head-to-Head stats against New Zealand in shortest format of the game.

    Matches Played: 24

    Pakistan: 14 wins 

    New Zealand: 10 wins

  • 17:58 (IST)

    Hello!

    Hello and welcome to our Live coverage of the Super 12 fixture between Pakistan and New Zealand from the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

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