Who Won? Pakistan Vs New Zealand | 35th Match of World Cup 2023 – 04 Nov Match Performance, Scores Updates

Uswa Toheed

Who Won Pakistan Vs New Zealand 35th Match of World Cup 2023 – 04 Nov Match Performance, Scores Updates

An exciting and unbelievable match between Pakistan and New Zealand was played at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru, India. It was an interesting ending to the 35th match of the ICC World Cup 2023 on November 04, 2023.

Both teams played excellently. Pakistan chased to bowl first when the toss came in their favor. New Zealand’s outstanding batting led them to a score of 401. It was hard to manage the big target of 402 runs but great batting from Fakhar and due to the interruption of rain in the stadium tasted victory to the Pakistani team. In the same way, Pakistan won the match by 21 runs by the DLS method. A commendable performance from Fakhar, he was announced the Player of the match.

Pak vs NZ, 35th match of the World Cup 2023

Playing XI

PakistanNew Zealand
Abdullah ShafiqueDevon Conway
Fakhar ZamanRachin Ravindra
Babar Azam (C)Kane Williamson (C)
Mohammad RizwanDaryl Mitchell
Saud ShakeelMark Chapman
Iftikhar AhmedGlenn Phillips
Agha SalmanMitchell Santner
Hasan AliTom Latham
Shaheen Shah AfridiIsh Sodhi
Mohammad WasimTim Southee
Haris RaufTrent Boult

With this win, Pakistan seemed alive in the tournament. In the last two games, Fakhar showed his old strength and energy. Moreover, he played an unbeatable 126 runs inning off 81 balls. Babar Azam also took part in the game to score 66 runs and remained unbeaten. A century for Rachin Ravindra and 95 runs from Kane Williamson, presented a big target of 402 runs for the Pakistani team. According to the New Zealand team’s performance, it looked like they won the match. But the rain played an important role in this game.

New Zealand’s openers made a partnership of 68 runs. The first wicket of Devon Conway was taken by Hassan Ali, and it was a great catch by Rizwan. Then Rachin Ravindra and Kane Williamson led the score to 248 before dropping the 2nd wicket. It built pressure on Pakistan as they badly failed to take a wicket. A very disappointing performance from Shaheen Shah Afridi. The second wicket fell at just 248 of Williamson. He unfortunately scored 95 runs, but he could not complete his century. Moreover, Williamson hit 2 sixes and made 10 boundaries.

Pakistan bowling against New Zealand

Rachin Ravindra also made 15 fours and 1 six. Both the bowling and fielding of the Pakistani team could not do more. Mohammad Wasim took the wicket of Ravindra when he tried to play a long shot but was out by Saud Shakeel. He scored 108 runs off 94 balls. The score of the team was 261 in 35.5 overs. Glenn Phillips scored 41 runs in 25 deliveries with the help of 4 boundaries and 2 sixes.

Each player who came at the crease added at least some run. Mitchell Santner made 26 runs in 17 balls and remained not out. The last wicket of the 1st inning fell at 388 in the 2nd last over.

In addition, Shaheen Shah Afridi who is the greatest and best bowler of the Pakistani team, gave the highest score to the opposite team in 10 overs and took no wicket. Mohammad Wasim took a total of 3 wickets by giving 60 runs in 10 overs. Further, Hasan, Iftikhar, and Haris took 1 wicket each. Agha Salma bowled 2 overs and gave 21 runs. The pitch was favorable for both batting and bowling but in this match, batting remains prominent.

Abdullah Shafique played 9 balls in which he hit a boundary and on score 4, he was out by Southee. Kane Williamson got his sensational diving catch. This thing-built pressure on the team that dropped the early wicket in the 2nd over. But Fakhar and Babar handled it cleverly. More than that, Fakhar reached his half-century in 39 balls with a strike rate of 123.7. Likely, he completed a century with the help of 63 balls. Fakar’s played long shots and hit 11 sixes. He smashed the New Zealand bowlers all over the ground. Babar Azam also played 66 runs. They tried to build a partnership and this effort bore fruit. 

Fakhar Zaman outstanding performance against NZ, 35th match

Due to the rain, the match was stopped. Both captains shook hands and according to the DLS method, Pakistan won the match by 21 runs. With 126 runs off 81 balls, Fakhar was named as the Player of the match.

Scorecard of Both Teams

New Zealand Batting

Devon Conway3539486089.74
Rachin Ravindra10894170151114.89
Kane Williamson (C)9579111102120.25
Daryl Mitchell29183241161.11
Mark Chapman39274270144.44
Glenn Phillips41254042164.00
Mitchell Santner26172702152.94
Tom Latham22400100.00
Total401/650 Ov

Pakistan Bowling

Shaheen Shah Afridi1009009.0050
Hasan Ali1008218.2021
Iftikhar Ahmed805516.8700
Haris Rauf1008518.5020
Mohammad Wasim1006036.0030
Agha Salman2021010.5010

Pakistan Batting

Abdullah Shafique4981044.44
Fakhar Zaman12681103811155.55
Babar Azam66639362104.76
Total200/125.3 Ov

New Zealand Bowling

Trent Boult605008.3320
Tim Southee502715.4000
Mitchell Santner503507.0000
Glenn Phillips514208.4000
Ish Sodhi4044011.0010
Daryl Mitchell0.30102.0000

Uswa, a cricket admirer, provides keen and perceptive information. In the same way, she writes after proper and deep research and gives clear details.

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