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Sunday November 28, 2021

Rauf helps high-flying Pakistan beat New Zealand in World Cup

Pakistan beat New Zealand by 5 wickets with 8 balls in hand; Haris Rauf leads Pakistan to finish with 4-22

By AFP & Web Desk
October 26, 2021
Pakistan´s Asif Ali and Shoaib Malik (R) talk during the ICC Twenty20 World Cup cricket match between Pakistan and New Zealand at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah on October 26, 2021. — AFP
Pakistan´s Asif Ali and Shoaib Malik (R) talk during the ICC Twenty20 World Cup cricket match between Pakistan and New Zealand at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah on October 26, 2021. — AFP

SHARJAH: Fast bowler Haris Rauf took a career best 4-22 to help Pakistan defeat New Zealand by five wickets and record their second successive win in the Twenty20 World Cup on Tuesday.

Boosted by their brilliant performance in the 10-wicket rout of arch-rivals India on Sunday, Rauf inspired the 2009 champions to victory in front of a boisterous Sharjah crowd mainly comprised of Pakistani expats.

Devon Conway and Daryl Mitchell both scored 27 for New Zealand, while skipper Kane Williamson made a laborious 25 off 26 balls as New Zealand were held to a below-par 134-8.

Veteran Shoaib Malik (27) and Asif Ali (26) came together with Pakistan wobbling at 87-5 and led the team to their target in 18.4 overs.

Pakistan had lost skipper Babar Azam to Tim Southee — bowled for nine in the sixth over — as the paceman took his 100th wicket in his 84th T20 international.

He is only the third bowler behind Bangladesh´s Shakib Al Hasan (117 in 92 T20Is) and Sri Lankan Lasith Malinga (107 in 84) to take 100 or more wickets in the format.

Leg-spinner Ish Sodhi trapped both Fakhar Zaman (11) and Mohammad Rizwan leg-before to leave Pakistan reeling at 69-4.

In between those two dismissals, Conway produced a brilliant diving catch at wide long-off to dismiss Mohammad Hafeez who attempted to lift spinner Mitchell Santner out of the ground.

When Imad Wasim fell for 11, Pakistan still needed 47 off 31 deliveries.

It was left to Asif — maligned for his continuous failures — to hit two sixes off Southee in the 17th over to bring down the target to 24 off the last three.

Malik reduced that to nine in two overs by hitting a four and a six off Santner.

Asif then smacked Boult for six before hitting the winning runs.

It was Rauf who did much of the damage with the ball against New Zealand — sent into bat on a sluggish pitch — improving on his previous best of 3-29, also against the same opponents last year.

Pakistan applied the pressure right from the start as left-arm paceman Shaheen Shah Afridi, whose three wickets against India earned him player of the match, bowled a maiden first over.

New Zealand reached 36 without loss when Rauf bowled Martin Guptill off his pads for 17. He also accounted for Conway and Glenn Phillips (13) in one over as New Zealand failed to lift the tempo at any stage.

There were no boundaries in overs 14 to 16 as even Phillips — who hit most sixes in the T20 blast in England this year with 36 — failed to clear the boundary.

Rauf also dismissed Santner (six) with the last ball of the final over.

Shaheen finished with 1-21 while spinners Hafeez and Imad also took a wicket each.

Pakistan kept the same team that beat India.

New Zealand — playing their first game in the Super 12s — were jolted before the start of the match when fast bowler Lockie Ferguson was ruled out of the tournament with a calf injury.

Pakistan next play Afghanistan in Dubai on Friday while New Zealand face India, also in Dubai, on Sunday.

Squads:

Pakistan: Babar Azam (capt), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik,  Asif Ali,  Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Shah Afridi

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, Kane Williamson (capt), Tim Seifert (wk), Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi


Ball by ball updates were given below the line.


Pakistan win by 5 wickets


Pakistan after 18.4 overs: 135/5

Trent Boult to Asif Ali: 2 runs

Trent Boult to Asif Ali: 6 runs

Trent Boult to Asif Ali: No run

Trent Boult to Shoaib Malik: 1 run

Pakistan after 18 overs: 126/5

Mitchell Santner to Asif Ali: No run

Mitchell Santner to Asif Ali: 2 runs

Mitchell Santner to Shoaib Malik: 1 run

Mitchell Santner to Shoaib Malik: 6 runs

Mitchell Santner to Shoaib Malik: 2 runs

Mitchell Santner to Shoaib Malik: 4 runs

Pakistan after 17 overs: 111/5

Tim Southee to Asif Ali: No run

Tim Southee to Asif Ali: No run

Tim Southee to Asif Ali: No  run

Tim Southee to Asif Ali: 6 runs

Tim Southee to Asif Ali: 6 runs

Tim Southee to Shoaib Malik: 1 run

Pakistan after 16 overs: 97/5

Ish Sodhi to Shoaib Malik: 1 run

Ish Sodhi to Shoaib Malik: 4 runs

Ish Sodhi to Shoaib Malik: No run

Ish Sodhi to Shoaib Malik: No run

Ish Sodhi to Asif Ali: 1 run

Ish Sodhi to Shoaib Malik: 1 run

Pakistan after 15 overs: 91/5

Trent Boult to Asif Ali: 4 runs

Trent Boult to Imad Wasim: LBW!

Trent Boult to Imad Wasim: 4 runs

Trent Boult to Imad Wasim: No run

Trent Boult to Shoaib Malik: 1 run

Trent Boult  to Shoaib Malik: No run

Pakistan after 14 overs: 82/4

Ish Sodhi to Shoaib Malik: 1 run

Ish Sodhi to Shoaib Malik: Wide

Ish Sodhi to Shoaib Malik: 1 run

Ish Sodhi to Imad Wasim: 1 run

Ish Sodhi to Imad Wasim: No run

Ish Sodhi to Shoaib Malik: 1 run

Ish Sodhi to Imad Wasim: 1 run

Pakistan after 13 overs: 75/4

James Neesham to Imad Wasim: 1 run

James Neesham to Imad Wasim: No run

James Neesham to Shoaib Malik: 1 run

James Neesham to Shoaib Malik: No run

James Neesham to Imad Wasim: 1 run

James Neesham to Imad Wasim: 2 runs

Pakistan after 12 overs: 70/4

Ish Sodhi to Imad Wasim: 1lb

Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Rizwan (33 runs): LBW!

Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Rizwan: Wide

Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Rizwan: 4 runs

Ish Sodhi to Shoaib Malik: 1 run

Ish Sodhi to Shoaib Malik: No run

Pakistan after 11 overs: 63/3

Mitchell Santner to Mohammad Hafeez (11 runs): Caught out!

Mitchell Santner to Mohammad Rizwan: 1 run

Mitchell Santner to Mohammad Hafeez: 1 run

Mitchell Santner to Mohammad Rizwan: 1 run

Mitchell Santner to Mohammad Hafeez: 1 run

Mitchell Santner to Mohammad Rizwan: 1 run

Pakistan after 10 overs: 58/2

James Neesham to Mohammad Hafeez: 2 runs

James Neesham to Mohammad Rizwan: 1 run

James Neesham to Mohammad Hafeez: 1 run

James Neesham to Mohammad Hafeez: 6 runs

James Neesham to Mohammad Rizwan: 1 run

James Neesham to Mohammad Rizwan: No run

Pakistan after nine overs: 47/2

Ish Sodhi to Fakhar Zaman (11 runs): LBW!

Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Rizwan: 1 run

Ish Sodhi to Fakhar Zaman: 1 run

Ish Sodhi to Fakhar Zaman: 6 runs

Ish Sodhi   to Fakhar Zaman: No run

Ish Sodhi to Fakhar Zaman: No run

Pakistan after eight overs: 39/1

James Neesham to Fakhar Zaman: 1 run

James Neesham to Fakhar Zaman: No run 

James Neesham to Fakhar Zaman: No run 

James Neesham to Fakhar Zaman: No run 

James Neesham to Mohammad Rizwan: 1lb

James Neesham to Fakhar Zaman: 1 run 

Pakistan after seven overs: 36/1

Mitchell Santner to Fakhar Zaman: 1 run 

Mitchell Santner to Fakhar Zaman: No run 

Mitchell Santner to Fakhar Zaman: No run 

Mitchell Santner to Mohammad Rizwan: 1 run

Mitchell Santner to Mohammad Rizwan: 4 runs

Mitchell Santner to Mohammad Rizwan: No run

Pakistan after six overs: 30/1

Tim Southee to Fakhar Zaman: No run 

Tim Southee to Fakhar Zaman: No run 

Tim Southee to Fakhar Zaman: No run 

Tim Southee to Mohammad Rizwan: 1 run

Tim Southee to Fakhar Zaman: 1 run 

Tim Southee to Babar Azam (9 runs): Bowled! 

Pakistan after five overs: 28/0

Trent Boult to Babar Azam:  1 run

Trent Boult to Babar Azam: No run

Trent Boult to Mohammad Rizwan: 1 run

Trent Boult to Mohammad Rizwan: No run

Trent Boult to Mohammad Rizwan: No run

Trent Boult to Mohammad Rizwan: 4 runs

Pakistan after four overs: 22/0

Tim Southee to Babar Azam: 2 runs

Tim Southee to Mohammad Rizwan: 1 run

Tim Southee to Mohammad Rizwan: 4 runs

Tim Southee to Mohammad Rizwan: No run

Tim Southee to Babar Azam: 1 run

Tim Southee to Babar Azam: No run

Pakistan after three overs: 14/0

Trent Boult to Mohammad Rizwan: No run

Trent Boult to Mohammad Rizwan: No run

Trent Boult to Mohammad Rizwan: No run

Trent Boult to Mohammad Rizwan: No run

Trent Boult to Mohammad Rizwan: Wide

Trent Boult to Mohammad Rizwan: No  run

Trent Boult to Mohammad Rizwan: 4 runs

Pakistan after two overs: 9/0

Tim Southee to Babar Azam: No run

Tim Southee to Babar Azam: No run

Tim Southee to Mohammad Rizwan: 1 run

Tim Southee to Mohammad Rizwan: No run

Tim Southee to Mohammad Rizwan: Wide

Tim Southee to Mohammad Rizwan: No run

Tim Southee to Mohammad Rizwan: No run

Pakistan after one over: 7/0

Mitchell Santner to Babar Azam:  No run

Mitchell Santner to Mohammad Rizwan: 1 run

Mitchell Santner to Babar Azam: 1 run

Mitchell Santner to Babar Azam: 4 runs

Mitchell Santner to Mohammad Rizwan: 1 run

Mitchell Santner to Mohammad Rizwan: No run


Pakistan need 135 runs to win 


New Zealand after 20 overs: 134/8

Haris Rauf to Mitchell Santner: Bowled!

Haris Rauf to Mitchell Santner: 4 runs

Haris Rauf to Ish Sodhi: 1 run

Haris Rauf to Mitchell Santner: 1lb

Haris Rauf to Mitchell Santner: 2 runs

Haris Rauf to Ish Sodhi: 1 run

New Zealand after 19 overs: 125/7

Shaheen Shah Afridi to Tim Seifert (8 runs): Caught out!

Shaheen Shah Afridi to Tim Seifert: 4 runs

Shaheen Shah Afridi to Mitchell Santner: 1lb

Shaheen Shah Afridi to Tim Seifert: 1 run

Shaheen Shah Afridi to Tim Seifert: No run

Shaheen Shah Afridi to Tim Seifert: No run

New Zealand after 18 overs: 119/6

Haris Rauf to Tim Seifert: 1 run

Haris Rauf to Tim Seifert: No run

Haris Rauf to Tim Seifert: 2 runs

Haris Rauf to Glenn Phillips (13 runs): Caught out!

Haris Rauf to Glenn Phillips: No run

Haris Rauf to Devon Conway (27 runs): Caught out!

New Zealand after 17 overs: 116/4

Shaheen Shah Afridi to Glenn Phillips: 4 runs

Shaheen Shah Afridi to Devon Conway: 1 run

Shaheen Shah Afridi to Glenn Phillips: 1 run

Shaheen Shah Afridi to Devon Conway: 1 run

Shaheen Shah Afridi to Glenn Phillips: 1 run

Shaheen Shah Afridi to Devon Conway: 1 run

New Zealand after 16 overs: 107/4

Hasan Ali to Devon Conway: 1 run 

Hasan Ali to Devon Conway: 1 run 

Hasan Ali to Glenn Phillips: 1 run 

Hasan Ali to Devon Conway: 1 run 

Hasan Ali to Glenn Phillips: 1 run 

Hasan Ali to Devon Conway: 1 run 

New Zealand after 15 overs: 100/4

Haris Rauf to Devon Conway: No  run 

Haris Rauf to Devon Conway: 1 run 

Haris Rauf to Glenn Phillips: 1 run 

Haris Rauf to Devon Conway: 1 run 

Haris Rauf to Glenn Phillips: 1 run 

Haris Rauf to Devon Conway: 1 run 

New Zealand after 14 overs: 95/4

Hasan Ali to Devon Conway: 1 run

Hasan Ali to Glenn Phillips: 1 run

Hasan Ali to Devon Conway: 1lb/no ball

Hasan Ali to Glenn Phillips: 1 run

Hasan Ali to Glenn Phillips: No run

Hasan Ali to Glenn Phillips: No run

Hasan Ali to Kane Williamson (25 runs): Run out!

New Zealand after 13 overs: 90/3

Shadab Khan to Devon Conway: 4 runs

Shadab Khan to Devon Conway: 4 runs

Shadab Khan to Devon Conway: 4 runs

Shadab Khan to Devon Conway: 2  runs

Shadab Khan to Devon Conway: No  run

Shadab Khan to Kane Williamson: 1 runs

New Zealand after 12 overs: 75/3

Mohammad Hafeez to Kane Williamson: 1 runs

Mohammad Hafeez to Kane Williamson: 6 runs

Mohammad Hafeez to Kane Williamson: 4 runs

Mohammad Hafeez to Kane Williamson: No run

Mohammad Hafeez to Devon Conway: 1 run

Mohammad Hafeez to Devon Conway: No run

New Zealand after 11 overs: 63/3

Shadab Khan to Devon Conway: 1lb

Shadab Khan to Devon Conway: No run

Shadab Khan to Kane Williamson: 1 run

Shadab Khan to Kane Williamson: No run

Shadab Khan to Devon Conway: 1 run

Shadab Khan to Devon Conway: No run

New Zealand after 10 overs: 60/3

Mohammad Hafeez to Kane Williamson: No  run

Mohammad Hafeez to Devon Conway: 1 run

Mohammad Hafeez to Kane Williamson: 1  run

Mohammad Hafeez to Kane Williamson: No  run

Mohammad Hafeez to Kane Williamson: 2 runs

Mohammad Hafeez to James Neesham (1 run): Caught out!

New Zealand after nine overs: 56/2

Imad Wasim to Kane Williamson: No run

Imad Wasim to James Neesham: 1 run

Imad Wasim to Kane Williamson: 1 run

Imad Wasim to Kane Williamson: No run

Imad Wasim to Daryl Mitchell (27 runs): Caught out!

Imad Wasim to Daryl Mitchell: 6 runs

New Zealand after eight overs: 48/1

Shadab Khan to Kane Williamson: No run

Shadab Khan to Kane Williamson: No run

Shadab Khan to Kane Williamson: 2 runs

Shadab Khan to Kane Williamson: No run

Shadab Khan to Kane Williamson: No run

Shadab Khan to Daryl Mitchell: 1lb

New Zealand after seven overs: 45/1

Imad Wasim to Kane Williamson: No run

Imad Wasim to Kane Williamson: No  run

Imad Wasim to Daryl Mitchell: 1 run

Imad Wasim to Daryl Mitchell: No run

Imad Wasim to Kane Williamson: 1 run

Imad Wasim to Daryl Mitchell: 1 run

New Zealand after six overs: 42/1

Haris Rauf to Kane Williamson: 4 runs

Haris Rauf to Kane Williamson: No run

Haris Rauf to Daryl Mitchell: 1 run

Haris Rauf to Kane Williamson: 1 run

Haris Rauf to Martin Guptill (17 runs): Bowled!

Haris Rauf to Martin Guptill: No run

New Zealand after five overs: 36/0

Hasan Ali to Martin Guptill: 1 run

Hasan Ali to Martin Guptill: 4 runs/no ball

Hasan Ali to Daryl Mitchell: 1 run

Hasan Ali to Daryl Mitchell: No run

Hasan Ali to Martin Guptill: 1 run

Hasan Ali to Daryl Mitchell: 1 run

Hasan Ali to Daryl Mitchell: 6 runs

New Zealand after four overs: 21/0

Imad Wasim to Martin Guptill: 4 runs

Imad Wasim to Daryl Mitchell: 1 run

Imad Wasim to Martin Guptill: 1 run

Imad Wasim to Martin Guptill: No run

Imad Wasim to Martin Guptill: No run

Imad Wasim to Martin Guptill: No run

New Zealand after three overs: 15/0

Shaheen Shah Afridi to Daryl Mitchell: No run

Shaheen Shah Afridi to Daryl Mitchell: 4 runs

Shaheen Shah Afridi to Martin Guptill: 1 run

Shaheen Shah Afridi to Daryl Mitchell: 1 run

Shaheen Shah Afridi to Daryl Mitchell: 2 runs

Shaheen Shah Afridi to Daryl Mitchell: No run

New Zealand after two overs: 7/0

Imad Wasim to Martin Guptill: 4 runs

Imad Wasim to Daryl Mitchell: 1 run

Imad Wasim to Martin Guptill: 1 run

Imad Wasim to Martin Guptill: No run

Imad Wasim to Daryl Mitchell: 1 run

Imad Wasim to Daryl Mitchell:  No run

New Zealand after one over: 0/0

Shaheen Shah Afridi to Martin Guptill: No run

Shaheen Shah Afridi to Martin Guptill: No run

Shaheen Shah Afridi to Martin Guptill: No run

Shaheen Shah Afridi to Martin Guptill: No run

Shaheen Shah Afridi to Martin Guptill: No run

Shaheen Shah Afridi to Martin Guptill: No run


Pakistan decides to bowl first