New Zealand look to win their third tie and seal their spot for the semi-finals    AFP
New Zealand look to win their third tie and seal their spot for the semi-finals AFP

New Zealand take on Pakistan in the Super 10 Group 2, Match 23 of the ongoing ICC World T20 2016 at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali on Tuesday, as the live cricket streaming of the match can be enjoyed on starsports.com, while the live telecast of the match is available on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports HD1, along with hindi commentary on Star Sports 3 and Star Sports HD3. New Zealand, who have been off to a stellar start in the tournament, have won two matches in a row, against India and Australia, respectively, as they look to win their third tie and seal their spot for the semi-finals. While Pakistan, who won their opening game to Bangladesh, and lost their next game to India, would aim for a win here to keep their semi-finals hope alive. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: New Zealand vs Pakistan, ICC World T20 2016, Super 10 Group 2, Macth 23 at Mohali

Before the start of the tournament, everyone expected the wickets to be a featherbed for the batsmen. But, barring a few games, the pitches have been on the slower side. Most batsmen struggled to crisply time the ball and take on the opposition right from the word go. However, the slow nature of the tracks has produced some high-octane games, keeping the audience on the edge of their seats. On the contrary, the Mohali track offers pace and bounce for the bowlers. And with winter lasting longer this year, there might be a tinge of grass on it. Hence, it will equally benefit the batsmen and bowlers. FULL CRICKET UPDATES: New Zealand vs Pakistan, ICC World T20 2016, Super 10 Group 2, Macth 23 at Mohali

New Zealand will go into this match as the favourites, but writing off Pakistan in an ICC event would be unfair. If Pakistan manages to bog down New Zealand, it will add more drama to this World T20 spectacle.