Pakistan beat New Zealand by 6 wickets in Birmingham, this is the first defeat for New Zealand in the world cup tournament. Pakistan bowlers dominated Kiwi batsmen and never allowed them to fully recovered.
As usual Pakistan has woken up late and now heading in right direction in a bid to win world cup. They are still in position to make to semi final and now throwing everything behind them once more.
In defeating New Zealand by six wickets at Edgbaston Birmingham– where the atmosphere evoked a match in Lahore or Karachi – they have continued a run of results that has so far matched Imran Khan’s Cornered Tigers game for game (including a washout).
Now with seven points in the bag, and games against Afghanistan and Bangladesh to come, Sarfaraz Ahmed’s current generation look as poised as any to pounce should fourth-placed England, sitting on eight, fail to chalk up wins from their remaining two games.
When Pakistan is in this mood, you wouldn’t bet against them. They can go and thrashed any team. NZ captain Williamson said,
“We were outplayed on a tough surface by a great Pakistan side. We were right in it after taking early wickets but the partnership between Babar and Haris was fantastic.”
Pakistan’s star batsman Babar Azam on Wednesday added another milestone to his tally as right-handed became second fastest to 3000 runs in ODI format of the cricket.