Published On: Wed, Mar 23rd, 2016

T20 World Cup 2016; New Zealand Beat Pakistan By 22 Runs To Book Semi-Final Berth


Mohali: New Zealand vs Paksiatn cricket teams played an important contest of ICC T20 World Cup 2016 in Which Black Caps posted big total of 180/5 then restricted to Green Shirts on 158/5, won by 22 runs and book a berth for semi final.


New Zealand team is playing very good form of aggressive cricket against all competitors in tournament last night, big drama held in Mohali where Kiwi skipper won the toss elected to bat first, Martin Guptill smacked blazing inning 80 of 48 helped out to big total 180/5.

Pakistani Openers Sharjeel Khan and Ahmed Shehzad introduced fantastic partnership who scored 47 and 30 but other batting line up failed to achieve target stopped their struggle on 158/5 lost that encounter by 22 runs.

After winning the toss Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson gave importance to bat first starts his campaign along with Martin Guptill but captain lost his wicket in 8 over on 17, then Colin Munro bowled on 7 by Afridi after that Corey Anderson try to create thrill in game.


But on 21 catch out made by Pakistani skipper by the help of Malik, most experienced Kiwi batsman Ross Taylor got his form and thrashed 36 not out runs in which 2 fours & 1 big six concluded, opener Guptill did not play the Yorker of Sami and bowled on 80 having 3 tremendous sixes and 10 beautiful fours around the boundary.

Pakistani bowling department in which younger fast bowler Mohammad Amir bowls 4 over not get any wicket, Irfan stay with 1 breakthrough for 46, Sami also in good rhythm got 2 wickets just for 23 in four overs bowling, Captain Shahid khan Afridi 2 for 40.

First time in this world cup, Pakistani opener gave handsome start to their team by smashing 65 runs in 5 overs but left hander Sharjeel gave his wicket on 47 by facing 25 deliveries in which 9 fours and 1 big six have aggressive entertainment.

Any other batsmen did not play well against Kiwi bowlers like Ahmed Shehzad 30 (32), Khalid latif 3 (7), Umar Akmal 24 (26), captain Shahid Khan Afridi begins his activity with full of hostility but on total of 19 runs gave wicket to Sodhi and Shoaib Malik stopped his game by getting 15 runs restricted to 158/5 in 20 overs game.

New Zealand also has much experience of using bowling attack world best sides in important matches so, they proved their brilliance by getting early wickets on Mohali surface where batting conditions pretty good. Y

oung left arm spinner is on top by getting 32 early breakthroughs, Sodhi also got 1 wicket and fast bowler Adam Milne 2 for 26 in 4 overs. Martin Guptill declared man of the match by thrashing 80 of 48 and his team also book own berth for semi final contest which will be played after super 10 round.