“Epic Showdown: Pakistan’s Sensational Win Over New Zealand by 21 Runs!”


Pakistan Triumphs Over New Zealand by 21 Runs, Preserving Semifinal Aspirations
Extraordinary Highlights from ICC ODI World Cup 2023: New Zealand vs Pakistan

In the 35th enthralling bout of the World Cup 2023, Pakistan emerged victorious over New Zealand by a remarkable margin of 21 runs, abiding by the Duckworth-Lewis rule. Following an initial setback of losing the toss and being entrusted with batting responsibilities,

New Zealand demonstrated their prowess by amassing a commendable 401 runs at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. Regrettably, rain forced a reduction in Pakistan’s innings to a mere 41 overs, consequently revising their target to 342 runs.

In response, Pakistan displayed their mettle by notching up an impressive 200 runs while losing only a single wicket within 25.3 overs. Subsequently, inclement weather intervened, sealing Pakistan’s victory by the aforementioned 21-run margin.

“Pakistan’s nail-biting victory over New Zealand keeps semifinal hopes alive!”

Live Match Update as of 07:35 PM on November 4th, 2023
In an exhilarating clash, Pakistan clinched a resounding triumph over New Zealand, prevailing by a 21-run margin under the Duckworth-Lewis rule.

This triumph keeps Pakistan’s hopes alive for a coveted spot in the semifinals, while New Zealand faces an increasingly arduous path ahead. New Zealand, having been entrusted with the task of batting first, managed to accumulate a formidable total of 401 runs, albeit losing six wickets in the allotted 50 overs.

Rachin Ravindra showcased his batting finesse, notching up a splendid century of 108 runs. Meanwhile, their steadfast captain, Williamson, contributed an impressive 95 runs, and Phillips chipped in with a substantial 41 runs.

On the bowling front, Mohammad Wasim Jr. proved his mettle, securing three vital wickets for Pakistan, while Hasan Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, and Haris Rauf each claimed one wicket.

Pakistan’s batting displayed remarkable resilience, with Fakhar Zaman amassing an unbeaten 126 runs off 81 deliveries. Captain Babar Azam, equally stalwart, remained unbeaten with a commendable score of 66 runs off 63 balls. Pakistan’s scoreboard stood at a commendable 200/1 within 25.3 overs.

Regrettably, the unpredictable rain disrupted further proceedings, ultimately securing Pakistan’s victory by a 21-run margin, as stipulated by the Duckworth-Lewis rule. Tim Southee secured one wicket for New Zealand, but it wasn’t enough to alter the course of the game.

Live Match Update as of 06:38 PM on November 4th, 2023
The play was once again interrupted by persistent rain, with Pakistan’s score standing at 200/1 after 25.3 overs. Fakhar Zaman continued his remarkable innings, amassing an astounding 126 runs off 81 balls, while Babar Azam showcased unwavering resolve by accumulating 66 runs off 63 balls.

Their partnership proved to be instrumental, with Pakistan now leading by 21 runs as per the Duckworth-Lewis rule. Consequently, Pakistan’s triumph in this match appears almost certain, further bolstering their prospects of advancing to the semifinals, while New Zealand’s challenges mount.

Live Match Update as of 06:37 PM on November 4th, 2023
Pakistan’s score has surpassed the 200-run mark, with Babar and Fakhar steadfastly occupying the crease.

Live Match Update as of 06:27 PM on November 4th, 2023
The game resumed after the rain delay, and Babar Azam marked his presence by achieving a well-deserved half-century. Fakhar Zaman, having already reached a century, forged a formidable partnership of 170 runs between them. As a result, Pakistan’s score reached 179/1 after 24 overs.

Live Match Update as of 06:06 PM on November 4th, 2023
Adverse weather conditions led to a reduction in overs. Pakistan was now tasked with chasing a target of 342 runs within 41 overs, as opposed to the original 402 runs within 50 overs. At this juncture, Pakistan had successfully accumulated 160 runs while losing a solitary wicket within 21.3 overs.

This meant they needed to score an additional 182 runs in the ensuing 19.3 overs. The match was scheduled to resume at 6:20 p.m. Up until the rain interruption, Fakhar Zaman exhibited exemplary batting skills, accumulating 106 runs off 69 balls, embellished with seven fours and nine sixes.

while Babar Azam’s contribution stood at 47 runs from 51 balls. The partnership between Babar and Fakhar yielded a remarkable 154 runs within 117 deliveries.

Live Match Update as of 05:31 PM on November 4th, 2023
Overs were set to be curtailed after a mere 12 minutes, with the rain showing no signs of abating. Should the match be interrupted due to rain, Pakistan would secure victory through the Duckworth-Lewis rule. Pakistan’s team, therefore, viewed the inclement weather with great favor, as it heightened their prospects of reaching the coveted semifinals.

Live Match Update as of 04:53 PM on November 4th, 2023
The New Zealand vs. Pakistan match had been suspended due to persistent rain. At the point of suspension, Pakistan had successfully accumulated 160 runs for the loss of a solitary wicket within 21.3 overs. Fakhar Zaman, in particular, displayed his batting prowess by amassing an impressive 106 runs off 69 balls, featuring seven fours and nine sixes. Meanwhile, Babar Azam contributed 47 runs off 51 balls.

According to the Duckworth-Lewis rule, should the match be abandoned due to rain, Pakistan would be declared the victors, leading by ten runs as per the DLS par score. This signified that, according to the Duckworth-Lewis rule, Pakistan held a ten-run advantage over New Zealand.

New Zealand had set a challenging target of 401 runs for Pakistan, and currently, Pakistan trails by 242 runs. The partnership between Babar and Fakhar had already generated an impressive 154 runs off 117 balls.

Live Match Update as of 04:49 PM on November 4th, 2023
While pursuing the formidable target of 402 runs, the Pakistani team exhibited exceptional resilience and skill. They managed to amass 159 runs while losing just one wicket in 21 overs. Fakhar Zaman, in particular, achieved his 11th century in ODI cricket, taking only 63 balls to reach this milestone. His final score was an impressive 106 runs off 67 balls, highlighted by seven fours and nine sixes, with Babar Azam contributing 46 runs off 50 balls. The partnership between the two batsmen had already surpassed the 150-run mark.

A Dazzling Century by Rachin Ravindra, and a Missed Opportunity for Williamson

At 01:17 PM on November 4, 2023, Rachin Ravindra exhibited his remarkable prowess by crafting a century in a mere 88 deliveries. This monumental achievement marked his third century in the current World Cup, a feat no other New Zealand cricketer has achieved in the history of this prestigious tournament.

The 23-year-old prodigy, Ravindra, continues to captivate cricket enthusiasts with his extraordinary skills. Meanwhile, the return of the esteemed captain, Kane Williamson, ended in a bittersweet manner, as he fell just short of his century, amassing 95 runs in 79 balls.

His dismissal came at the hands of Iftikhar Ahmed, expertly caught by Fakhar Zaman. Williamson’s innings featured an impressive array of 10 fours and two sixes, but his ambition to clear the boundary ultimately led to his downfall. The partnership between these two cricketing maestros yielded 180 runs in a mere 142 balls, providing a formidable foundation for New Zealand’s innings.

After 35 overs, New Zealand’s total stands at 252 runs for the loss of two wickets. Rachin Ravindra remains unbeaten at 101 runs from 90 deliveries, while Daryl Mitchell is at the crease with three runs to his name.

Rachin and Williamson Approach Century Milestones

In a riveting encounter at 01:12 PM on the same day, New Zealand continued their pursuit of glory, accumulating 240 runs with the loss of only one wicket after 33 overs.

The illustrious captain, Kane Williamson, batted with finesse, accumulating 92 runs from 76 deliveries, while Rachin Ravindra mirrored his brilliance, notching 95 runs off 84 balls. Their partnership reached an impressive 172 runs for the second wicket.

Williamson Achieves a Half-Century in Style

By the 27th over, New Zealand had reached a total of 181 runs with the loss of a solitary wicket. The talented Rachin Ravindra showcased his batting prowess by reaching 72 runs in just 68 balls, while Captain Williamson continued his splendid form with 59 runs off 55 balls.

The partnership between the two cricketing virtuosos reached the milestone of a century. Kane Williamson’s half-century marked his 44th in One Day International (ODI) cricket, a remarkable achievement, especially considering his return from injury.

Rachin Ravindra’s Magnificent Half-Century

After 20 overs, New Zealand had posted a score of 125 runs with the loss of one wicket. Rachin Ravindra’s exquisite batting display earned him a well-deserved half-century, tallying 51 runs from 53 balls. Kane Williamson, the evergreen captain, contributed 26 runs from 28 deliveries.

The duo’s partnership reached the mark of a half-century, and it’s worth noting that this was Ravindra’s fourth ODI half-century, an impressive feat for the emerging talent who is being hailed as the discovery of the tournament.

First Setback for New Zealand

New Zealand encountered its first setback when the scoreboard read 68 in the 11th over. Devon Conway, who had displayed his prowess with 35 runs from 39 balls, including six boundaries, was dismissed after a fine catch by Hasan Ali, with wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan playing a crucial role in the dismissal.

After 11 overs, New Zealand’s total stands at 69 runs for the loss of one wicket. At this stage, Rachin Ravindra is on the crease with 29 runs, while Captain Kane Williamson has contributed a single run to the scoreboard.

Steady Start for New Zealand

The New Zealand team made a steady start, amassing 34 runs without losing any wickets in the first six overs. Devon Conway showcased his batting prowess by scoring 16 runs in 21 balls, while Rachin Ravindra contributed 14 runs from 15 deliveries.

It’s noteworthy that the New Zealand side introduced three changes to their lineup for this crucial match, with the return of Williamson, Chapman, and Ish Sodhi.

The Playing Elevens for Both Teams

The playing elevens for both teams are as follows:

New Zealand: Devon Conway, Rachin Ravindra, Kane Williamson (captain), Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (wicketkeeper), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, and Trent Boult.

Pakistan: Abdullah Shafiq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Iftikhar Ahmed, Saud Shakeel, Agha Salman, Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Wasim Jr., and Haris Rauf.

Toss Outcome: Pakistan Opts to Bowl

In a pivotal moment, Pakistan’s captain, Babar Azam, won the toss and elected to bowl. Hasan Ali, a fast bowler, was included in the playing eleven in place of leg spinner Usama Mir. On the other hand, New Zealand rejoiced as their charismatic captain, Kane Williamson, returned to the squad after recovering from a thumb injury and fracture.

The New Zealand team introduced three changes to their lineup, with Will Young, James Neesham, and Matt Henry omitted from the playing eleven. In their place, Williamson, Mark Chapman, and leg spinner Ish Sodhi made their return.

Crucial Match for Both Teams

On November 4, 2023, at 10:02 AM, New Zealand faced Pakistan in a vital World Cup encounter. Both teams, grappling with injuries and fluctuations in form, were determined to secure a win, as it would significantly enhance their chances of reaching the semi-finals.

After experiencing promising starts in the tournament, both teams found themselves in precarious positions in the race for the coveted semi-final spots.

Highlights: Pakistan Triumphs over New Zealand with Duckworth-Lewis Rule

Greetings! Welcome to the live coverage by Amar Ujala. Today, a thrilling clash unfolds as Pakistan confronts New Zealand in the 35th match of the 2023 World Cup. This enthralling battle is set on the stage of the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.

The outcome of this contest carries immense significance, as the losing team will face a daunting road ahead, while the victorious side positions itself as a strong contender for the semi-finals. Pakistan’s recent triumph over Bangladesh added to their momentum, while New Zealand is grappling with three consecutive losses.

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