Live Cricket Score: New Zealand vs Pakistan, ICC T20 World Cup 2012 Group D match at Pallekele

The Kiwis, who won in a convincing fashion against Bangladesh, will be going all-out for a win to confirm their berth in the Super 8s AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

Pallekele: Sep 23, 2012

Pakistan take on New Zealand in the Group D match of the World T20 2012 at Pallekele on Sunday.

Winning the toss, Pakistan opted to bat first. Pakistan, playing their first match of the tournament would like to start their campaign on a winning note against the Kiwis.

Brendon McCullum on Friday became the first cricketer to score two centuries in Twenty20 Internationals asNew Zealand launched their ICC World T20 campaign with a crushing 59-run victory over Bangladesh.

McCullum (123) was in devastating form as he butchered the Bangladesh bowlers with 11 fours and seven sixes in his 58-ball knock to guide New Zealand to 191 for three after being asked to bat in the opening Group D match at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium.

Chasing a mammoth target of 192, the highest so far in this edition of the ICC World Twenty20, Bangladesh could score just 132 for eight. Kyle Mills (3/33) triggered a Bangladesh top-order collapse with pace colleague Tim Southee chipping in with three wickets for just 16 runs.

Teams

Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez (c), Imran Nazir, Nasir Jamshed, Kamran Akmal (wk), Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Yasir Arafat, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal

New Zealand: Rob Nicol, James Franklin, Brendon McCullum (wk), Ross Taylor (c), Kane Williamson, Jacob Oram, Daniel Vettori, Nathan McCullum, Tim Southee, Kyle Mills, Adam

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Points Table


ICC Twenty20 World Cup 2012: Match time table with group details

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