Cricket World Cup

New Zealand Beats Pakistan by 5 Wickets

New Zealand Beats Pakistan by 5 Wickets. In the warm-up match of the ICC World Cup, New Zealand defeated Pakistan by 5 wickets.

In the match being played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad, Pakistan captain Babar Azam won the toss and decided to bat first.

The national team did not have a good start, opener Imamul Haq was the guest of just one run off 10 balls while Abdullah Shafiq got out after scoring 14 runs, but the partnership of captain Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan showed excellent batting.

Babar Azam was caught out after scoring 80 runs while Mohammad Rizwan retired after scoring 103 runs, Saud Shakeel scored 75 runs and Shadab Khan returned to the pavilion after scoring 16 runs.

In the 18th over, the match was stopped due to rain, but after a 45-minute interval, the match resumed.

 

New Zealand Beats Pakistan by 5 Wickets
New Zealand Beats Pakistan by 5 Wickets

 

Tom Latham is leading the New Zealand team in the warm-up match, Kane Williamson has returned to the team after knee surgery, so Williamson will not play the World Cup match against England, he will only bat in the warm-up match against Pakistan today. In the warm-up match against South Africa, Williamson will also field along with batting.

It should be noted that Pakistan will play its first match in the World Cup campaign on October 6 against the Netherlands.

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