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NZ237/6(50.0ov)PAK241/4(49.1ov)

Pakistan beat New Zealand by 6 wickets
PLAYER OF THE MATCH
Babar Azam

49.1Ferguson to Ahmed

4
FOUR! PAKISTAN WIN BY 6 WICKETS! Full toss outside off, Sarfaraz gets bat on ball and puts it away through the gap between cover-point and point for the winning runs.

48.6Henry to Azam

0
Angles in a length ball on off, Babar flicks but finds the mid-wicket. So we have the last over, folks. Just 1 more needed.

48.5Henry to Ahmed

1
Scores are levelled! Shortish and on middle, Sarfaraz stands back and helps it in front of square leg for a run.

48.4Henry to Ahmed

0
Played to the point region by the batsman. No run.

48.3Henry to Azam

W
OUT! What an anti-climax! Haris Sohail is run out. A yorker on off, Babar digs it out near the stumps and looks at his partner who shows interest in a run. Azam stutters a bit but Sohail puts his head down and runs. Guptill, in the meantime, also charges to the ball, dives forward to pick it up and then disturbs the stumps. All in one motion. It's referred upstairs and Haris is found short. End of a fine knock nonetheless and his century stand with Babar completely spoiled New Zealand's chances of any comeback.

48.2Henry to Sohail

1
Fractionally short and on middle, Sohail turns it through backward square leg and crosses.

48.1Henry to Azam

1
Short in length on off, Babar gets on top of the bounce and pulls it in front of square leg for a run.

47.7Ferguson to Sohail

0
Swing and a miss! Shortish ball around leg, Sohail hops back and tries to pull but misses. Pakistan one hit away!

47.6Ferguson to Sohail

2
A low full toss outside off, Sohail pumps it over the infield and gets a couple as the sweeper cover fielder cuts it off near the fence.

47.5Ferguson to Sohail

WD
Wide called for height! Lockie follows the batsman down towards leg with a short ball but it goes well over Haris. He tries his best to hook but misses.

47.4Ferguson to Sohail

0
Shortish and on off, Haris tries working across the line but misses.

47.3Ferguson to Azam

1
Hundred for Babar Azam, his 10th in ODIs, first in an ODI World Cup! What a batsman, what a terrific batsman! A real find for Pakistan. Becomes the first Pakistan batsman since 1987 to score a century without opening the innings. He reaches this milestone by slapping a short delivery to deep cover. Completes his single and then takes his helmet out. Raises his bat and acknowledges the crowd. Follows it up with a Sajda.

47.2Ferguson to Sohail

1
Fuller and on middle, Sohail goes deep inside the crease and drills it to mid off for a run. Babar on strike...

47.1Ferguson to Sohail

4
FOUR! Beautiful timing and placement! Back of a length delivery outside off, Haris crunches it off his back foot and places it through backward point. The third man fielder tries to run across to make the stop but he slipped.

46.6Boult to Azam

0
Fuller in length and outside off, Azam connects with his cover drive but finds the fielder. Stays on 99. Babar is feeling the heat here.

46.5Boult to Azam

0
Beaten again. On a length around middle, Babar gets across to work it on the leg side but fails to middle. It hits him on the pads and rolls back.

46.4Boult to Azam

0
Nerves! Azam is beaten on the drive. Fuller in length and outside off, Babar tries to stroke through the line but gets beaten.

46.3Boult to Azam

0
A touch short in length and outside off, Babar mistimes his punch to point.

46.2Boult to Sohail

1
Short of a length delivery on middle and leg, Haris goes on his toes and glances it down to long leg for a run.

46.1Boult to Sohail

0
Angles in a length ball on off, Sohail covers the line and defends it back.

45.7Ferguson to Azam

4
FOUR! Moves to 99 with this boundary! Ferguson tries to test the right-hander with a short ball, Babar rides the bounce and plays a hammer-pull to deep mid-wicket. 9 from the over, Pakistan 14 away!

45.6Ferguson to Sohail

1
The look away pull shot by Sohail. He receives the short ball targeted at him with closed eyes and still pulls it through square leg for one.

45.5Ferguson to Sohail

WD
Wide called for height! Ferguson bends his back to go short but it goes way over the batsman.

45.4Ferguson to Azam

1
Digs in a short delivery outside off, Babar leans back and dabs it down to third man for one.

45.3Ferguson to Sohail

1
Excellent yorker around leg, Sohail moves back to dig it out on the off side and calls his partner through for a run.

45.2Ferguson to Azam

1
Very full in length outside off, Azam reaches out for it and squeezes it behind backward point for a run.

45.1Ferguson to Azam

0
Slower delivery, on a length outside off, Babar tries to guide it late down to third man but he is too late and hence misses.

44.6Boult to Sohail

4
FOUR! Easily done! A length delivery outside off, Haris knows that mid off is inside the circle and hence chips it over the head of the in-ring fielder for a boundary. 8 from the over, 23 more needed in the last 5 overs.

44.5Boult to Sohail

0
Back of a length delivery on off, Haris leans back and sways away from the line.

44.4Boult to Sohail

2
100-run stand comes up! What a vital partnership... Angling down the leg side, Sohail eases it off his pads through backward square leg and scampers back for another brace. Pakistan cruising!

44.3Boult to Sohail

2
Fifty for Haris Sohail, his 12th in ODIs and back-to-back in this World Cup. He was warming the bench before that and has grabbed the opportunity with both hands. Short in length and outside off, Sohail cracks it off his back foot through point. A good diving stop in the deep and the batsmen take two.

44.2Boult to Sohail

0
Nearly guides it into the keeper's gloves. Width on offer outside off, Sohail tries to run it down to third man but misses.

44.1Boult to Sohail

0
Beaten! Fractionally short in length just outside off, holding its line, Sohail pushes inside the line and misses.

43.6Santner to Azam

0
Shortish and on off, punched back to the bowler. Babar is not happy with himself. 10-0-38-0, Santner has bowled out now.

43.5Santner to Azam

0
Tries working it on the leg side but fails to middle his shot properly. Ends up defending it back.

43.4Santner to Azam

2
Short ball on middle, Babar pulls it to the right of mid-wicket who dives but only manages to get his hand on the ball. It travels behind and the batsmen take a couple.

43.3Santner to Azam

0
Quicker and fuller ball on middle, Babar pushes it with an angled bat to point.

43.2Santner to Sohail

1
Goes deep inside the crease and plays it against the spin to cover-point for a quick single.

43.1Santner to Sohail

0
Loopy delivery landing outside off and turning back in, Haris flicks it close to his body but finds square leg.

42.6Boult to Azam

0
Play and a miss! Boult sprays it wide outside off, Babar throws his bat at it but fails to connect. A good diving take by Latham.

42.5Boult to Azam

0
Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

42.4Boult to Azam

0
Shortish and on middle, defended back to the bowler.

42.3Boult to Azam

2
Superb fielding by Munro! A length ball outside off, Babar crashes it through covers and it speeds away towards the fence. Munro in the deep makes a fine diving stop to save two runs for his side.

42.2Boult to Sohail

1
Very full in length on middle, Sohail works it off his pads behind square leg and crosses for a run.

42.1Boult to Sohail

0
Good length ball on off, Sohail defends it back from the crease.