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New Zealand VS Pakistan, Match 35 Highlights, CWC2023

November 4, Match 35, New Zealand VS Pakistan, CWC2023

Pakistan and New Zealand teams were opposing each other in the 35th Match of the ICC Men’s ODI Cricket World Cup 2023. Furthermore, the match was hosted by the M.Chinnaswamy Cricket Stadium, Bangalore on November 4, 2023. The toss was won by team Pakistan, and they decided to do Bowling first. Later, the New Zealand team played a spectacular innings of 401/6 runs and gave the target of 402 to team Pakistan.

However, due to the continuous interruption of the rain, the overs were cut short and reduced to 41 overs. But the Match was called off due to the heavy rain. At 25.3 overs, Pakistan team was 21 runs ahead of the New Zealand team. So, they were declared as the winners according to the DLS Method. In addition, Fakhar Zaman was rewarded as the Man of the Match with 126*/81 including his 11 classical 6s.

Fakhar Zaman
Fakhar Zaman

Match Brief (New Zealand VS Pakistan)

SeriesICC Men’s ODI Cricket World Cup
Match DateNovember 4, 2023
ODI No.4692
Match No.35
VenueM.Chinnaswamy Cricket Stadium, Bengaluru
TeamsNew Zealand vs Pakistan
TossPakistan decided to do bowling first after winning the toss
Match ResultPakistan won the Match by 21 runs in 25.3 overs through DLS Method
Man of the MatchFakhar Zaman 126*/81
UmpiresPaul Willson, Richard Kettleborough
Reserve UmpireJoel Wilson
TV UmpireRichard Illingworth
Match RefereeRichie Richardson
Match Details

First Innings, New Zealand VS Pakistan

New Zealand on 401 runs on the loss of 6 Wickets in 50 overs

Devon Conway and Rachin Ravindra

The beginning of the first innings was by Devon Conway and Rachin Ravindra as the opening batsmen of the New Zealand team. Whereas Shaheen was the bowler from team Pakistan. Starting from just 1 run in the 1st over, Ravindra initiated a first-class boundary 4 on the 4th ball of the 1st over. In addition, both openers later hit a pair of 2,2 mind blowing 4s and completed the 5 overs with 29/0.

Furthermore, after crossing the 5 overs both players started hitting boundaries and made good runs for their team. By the addition of four fantastic 4s from Conway and 3 boundary 4s from Ravindra the score became 66/0 at the completion of 10 overs.

However, on the 5th ball of the 10th over, Conway’s wicket was dismissed by the ball of Hasan Ali on 35/39 runs.

Rachin Ravindra and Kane Williamson (C)

After the loss of 1st wicket, Kane Williamson (who was unfit in the previous matches due to the injury) came on the crease. Williamson came and received huge applause as he played 2 fascinating back-to-back boundary 4s. In addition, the score for New Zealand becomes 97/1 at the 15 overs after a pair of 4s from both players in the 13 and 14 over.

The game became thrilling and interesting as the scores for the New Zealand team were continuously increasing. At the 18th over after 1 more boundary 4 from Ravindra, New Zealand was on 125/1 in the 20 Overs. In addition, Ravindra completed his half century on the first ball of the 20th over. Later, Williamson initiated the first boundary 6 of him and the innings during the 22nd over.

After a 4 from Ravindra at the 22nd over, Willamson played two boundary 4s during the 24th over followed by a 4 from Ravindra too. Kane Williamson also completed his half century during the 25th over. After a pair of 4s again from both players, Ravindra played his 1st top notch 6 of the innings. Later after a pair of classical 4s from Williamson, NZ was on 211/1 at the 30 overs.

New Zealand VS Pakistan
New Zealand VS Pakistan

After the 30 overs, the runs increased for the NZ team at great speed as both players threw many hits. Ravindra completed his Century during the 33rd over which was his 3rd in the CWC2023.

However, this fantastic partnership was broken at the 2nd ball of the 34th over as Willamson got out. Moreover, he was out on the ball by Iftikhar Ahmed with 95/79 runs.

Rachin Ravindra and Daryl Mitchell

Daryl Mitchell joined Rachin on the crease as the next player. However, after an over, Ravindra too lost his wicket but on the ball by Mohammad Wasim at 108/94 runs.

Daryl Mitchell and Mark Chapman

The Match sped once again after the arrival of Chapman on the crease. Daryl Mitchell and Mark Chapman threw continuous many boundary hits until the 40 overs. So, the score becomes 307/3 in 40 overs.

However, soon the match stopped again after a sizzling 4 and 6 by Mitchell because his wicket was dismissed at the 1st ball of the 41st over. In addition, Haris Rauf took the wicket of Mitchell at his 29/18 runs.

Mark Chapman and Glenn Phillips

Glenn Phillips came next and rocked the game by his 2 stunning 4s during the 41st over. Chapman too hit a boundary 4 during the 42nd over before losing his wicket at the 3rd ball of the 44th over. Furthermore, Mohammad Wasim was the wicket taker of Chapman at his 39/27 runs.

Glenn Phillips and Mitchell Santner

Mitchell Santner came as the next player during the 44th over. Later Phillips played a mind-blowing 6 at the start of the 45th over and a 4 during the 45th over. Once again, the game sped up with the number of scores increasing with fabulous speed. At the last ball of the 47th over, Phillips initiated a boundary 6 flawlessly whereas Santner played a classical 6 on the start of the 48th over.

However, after one more 4 from Phillips during the 48th over, his wicket was lost by the ball of Mohammad Wasim. At this stage his score was 41/25.

Mitchell Santner and Tom Latham

Tom Latham played as the next batsman. However, he managed to score only 2/2 as the 50 overs were completed. Whereas Santner again played a 6 on the 4th ball of the 49th over and closed the game for NZ team at 401 runs in 50 overs.

Santner’s total score was 26/17 runs.

Batting brief of the New Zealand team

Devon Conway35/39 (b/Hasan Ali, c/Mohammad Rizwan)6/089.74
Rachin Ravindra108/94 (b/Mohammad Wasim, c/Saud)15/1114.89
Kane Williamson (C)95/79 (b/Iftikhar, c/Fakhar)10/2120.25
Daryl Mitchell29/18 (b/Haris Rauf)4/1161.11
Mark Chapman39/27 (b/Mohammad Wasim)7/0144.44
Glenn Phillips41/25 (b/Mohammad Wasim)4/2164.00
Mitchell Santner26/17 not out0/2152.94
Tom Latham2/2 not out0/0100.00
NZ team Batting Summary

Bowling brief of the team Pakistan

BowlerOversMaiden OverRunsWickets
Shaheen Shah Afridi100900
Hasan Ali100821
Iftikhar Ahmed80551
Haris Rauf100851
Mohammad Wasim100603
Agha Salman20210
PAK Team Bowling Summary

2nd Innings

Pakistan on 200/1 runs on the loss of 1 wicket in 25.3 Over

Abdullah Shafique and Fakhar Zaman

The start of the 2nd innings was delayed for a while because of the rain. At last, the innings began with Abdullah Shafique and Fakhar Zaman as the openers of the team Pakistan. Whereas the bowler here from the New Zealand team was Trent Boult. At the 3rd ball of the innings Abdullah played a fantastic boundary 4. However, his wicket was later dismissed during the next over on the strike by Southee at his 4/9 runs.

Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam (C)

Babar Azam, the captain of Pakistan team came as the next top order batsman. Further, Fakhar threw a spectacular two 4s and a sizzling boundary 6 before the completion of the 5 overs. Whereas Babar too initiated his first 4 of the innings and the total score for Pakistan at 5 overs was 29/1.

Later, the game sped with high velocity of runs as both Players continued to play hits and boundaries. In addition, during the 5th to 10th overs, not over went without a boundary hit. Either a 4 or a 6, the players rocked the game. 

So, the 10 overs completed with 75/1 containing 3 fabulous 6s and a 4 from Zaman, whereas a sizzling 6 and a pair of 4s from Babar. Later with the gap of slow runs for 2 overs, Fakhar again initiated a 4 during the 13th over and completed a half Century with grace. In addition, he played a pair of sensational back-to-back 6s during the 14th over completing the 15 overs with 106/1 for Pakistan.

Whereas, during the 16th over, Fakhar hit a marvelous boundary 6 and 2 top notch 4s in a row.

After 2 more flawless 6s Fakhar completed his Century with exceptional grace. In addition, this was Pakistan’s fastest ever hundred.

New Zealand VS Pakistan
New Zealand VS Pakistan

After that Babar played a 4 again and the score for Pakistan was 152/1 in 20 overs. Later, Fakhar only played one more boundary 4 and the match was stopped at the 3rd ball of the 21st over due to rain.

At this stage, team Pakistan was 10 runs ahead in the Match according to the DLS Method in 21.3 overs.

41 over Chase due to the Rain interruption

Due to the interruption of the rain, the Match was stopped for some time. So, the overs were reduced and cut off to the 41 overs chase in which the players of Pakistan had to complete the target of 342 runs.

The match began again, and Babar initiated two back-to-back boundary 4s at the start of the 22nd over and completed his half Century beautifully. Following Babar, Fakhar too hit a boundary 4 during the 23rd over. 

However, the crease was on fire next during the 24th over as Fakhar shot a pair of sensational 6s again following a 6 from Babar too. Later, unfortunately during the 25th over, heavy rain began again.

So, the match was halted again. After waiting for a long time there seems no chances of the rain to stop. So, the Match was Called off.

At the End, Pakistan was the winner of the Match because the Pakistan team was 21 runs ahead of the New Zealand team in 25.3 overs according to the DLS Method.

New Zealand VS Pakistan
New Zealand VS Pakistan

Batting brief of the team Pakistan

Abdullah Shafique4/9 (b/Tim Southee, c/Williamson)1/044.44
Fakhar Zaman126/81 not out8/11155.55
Babar Azam (C)66/63 not out6/2104.76
PAK team Batting Summary

Bowling brief of the team New Zealand

BowlerOversMaiden OverRunsWickets
Trent Boult60500
Tim Southee50271
Mitchell Santner50350
Glenn Phillips51420
Ish Sodhi40440
Daryl Mitchell0.3010
NZ team Bowling Summary

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