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    IT’S A WRAP! Babar Azam, Haris Sohail and Shaheen Afridi star as Pakistan beat New Zealand. Their hopes of making it to the semifinals are alive.
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    RUN OUT! After a stunning catch earlier, Guptill has pulled off a brilliant run out, Pakistan need 2 runs from 9 balls.

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    HUNDRED! First hundred for Babar Azam in World Cup 2019. Pakistan inch closer to victory.

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  • 11:17 PM IST

    TWO FOURS IN A ROW! The runs are coming rather quickly for Pakistan as they now need less that 45 runs to win now. Babar Azam has turned it up, with Haris Sohail giving him good company.

  • 10:57 PM IST

    TWO FOURS IN A ROW! Babar is turning it on as he hits Williamson for two fours to complete 50-run stand with Haris Sohail. Pakistan move past 160 as Babar crosses 70-run mark.

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    150 up for Pakistan! Babar Azam and Haris Sohail are keeping Pakistan hopes alive. There are not too many to chase but as they say, cricket is a funny game.

  • 10:29 PM IST

    SIX! Haris Sohail has seen it enough. Dances down the track and sends one into the stand. Santner concedes first four/six in his seventh over.

  • 10:25 PM IST

    Live score New Zealand vs Pakistan, Pakistan 116/3 in 28 overs: Mitchell Santner may not have any wickets to show how well he has bowled but he is making this difficult for Pakistan. He has put a choke on.

  • 10:22 PM IST

    HALF-CENTURY! Babar brings up his third fifty of World Cup 2019. Can he go on and get a big one?

Match highlights, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Match 33: Babar Azam, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Sohail power Pakistan to victory over New Zealand

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Match 33 of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between New Zealand and Pakistan at Edgbaston, Birmingham on Wednesday.

NZ vs PAK MATCH PREVIEW

Their campaign revived by a win over South Africa, Pakistan will continue their battle of survival when they face an unstoppable New Zealand in a must-win World Cup clash in Birmingham on Wednesday.

Pakistan faced severe criticism after their loss to arch-rivals India but their 49-run win over South Africa breathed life into their campaign but the road ahead is a tough one.

With just two wins and three losses, Pakistan are at the seventh spot with five points in six games.

Sarfaraz Ahmed and his men will now not only have to win the remaining three matches, starting with New Zealand, but also hope that the results in other matches favour them to salvage any hopes of a semifinal berth.

While the batting and bowling units delivered against the Proteas, fielding is an area of concern for Pakistan and Sarfaraz too admitted that the team will need to pull up its socks.

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“We have to work harder on fielding. Again we dropped so many catches (against South Africa), some straightforward and some half-chances. All three matches now are very crucial and we have to sort it out,” Sarfaraz had said after the match.

New Zealand, on the other hand, have been invincible so far and currently hold the top position in the points table.

The Black Caps, led by inspiration skipper Kane Williamson, have been on a roll ever since they streamrolled Sri Lanka in their opening match.

But no team is unbeatable and New Zealand looked vulnerable against South Africa and the West Indies but it was skipper Williamson’s twin hundreds which helped them seal the wins.

 

Editorial team of CricketCountry.