Pakistan put New Zealand into bat in T20 World Cup match
Pakistan captain Babar Azam won the toss and sent New Zealand into bat in the Twenty20 World Cup Super 12 match in Sharjah on Tuesday.
Pakistan, champions in 2009, kept the same team that beat arch-rivals India by 10 wickets in Dubai on Sunday.
New Zealand, playing their first game in the tournament, were jolted by a calf injury to spearhead Lockie Ferguson minutes before the match.
Ferguson is ruled out of the World Cup and his replacement Adam Milne can only be selected once approval is granted by the International Cricket Council technical committee.
Squads: Pakistan: Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Shah Afridi
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (captain), Martin Guptill, Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, Jimmy Neesham, Tim Seifert, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi
Umpires: Michael Gough (ENG) and Richard Kettleborough (ENG)
TV Umpire: Paul Wilson (AUS)
Match Referee: Ranjan Madugalle (SRI)
Haris Rauf strikes and gives the first breakthrough to Pakistan. New Zealand 36 for the loss of 1 wicket.
End of powerplay. New Zealand 42 for loss of 1 wicket.
Imad Wasim picks up the wicket for Pakistan. New Zealand 54 for the loss of 2 wickets.
Wicket, Hafeez strikes on his 1st ball. New Zealand 56 for the loss of 3 wickets.
Halfway through the inning. New Zealand 60 for loss of 3 wickets.
Kane Williamson runout by Hassan Ali. Brilliant throw to get the big scalp.
Haris Rauf bags another wicket for Pakistan. Devon Conway departs. New Zealand 116 for the loss of 5 wickets.
Another wicket. Haris Rauf takes 2 wickets in one over. Hassan Ali takes the catch. Glenn Phillips departs after scoring 13 runs.
After the end of 18 overs, New Zealand are 119 for the loss of 6 wickets.
Wicket. Tim Seifert goes back to pavillion on the delivery of Shaheen Afridi.
Inning break. New Zealand have posted 134 on the scoreboard for the loss of 8 wickets.
Pakistan need 135 runs to win.
Babar Azam departs for 9 runs. Southee with a good bowl to trap Babar.
End of powerplay, tough one for Pakistan. 30 runs for the loss of 1 wicket.
Wicket. Fakhar Zaman LBW.
Amazing catch by Conway on the delivery of Santner. Hafeez departs.
After the end of 11 overs, Pakistan is 63 for the loss of 3 wickets.
Rizwan gone. Another wicket down. Pakistan 69 for the loss of 4 wickets.
Imad Wasim departs. He tried switch-hit but was trapped in front and given LBW.
End of 15 overs. Pakistan 91/5
Pakistan need 44 runs in 30 balls.
Pakistan need 37 runs in 24 balls.
Pakistan need 24 runs in 18 balls.
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Pakistan beat New Zealand by five wickets in T20 World Cup
Pakistan beat New Zealand by five wickets in Sharjah on Tuesday to pick up their second straight win in the Super 12 stage of the Twenty20 World Cup.
Haris Rauf took a career best 4-22 to restrict New Zealand to 134-8 in their 20 overs and Pakistan chased down the target with eight balls to spare.
Pakistan beat arch-rivals India in their opening game on Sunday.