Published: Sun, June 30, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

New Zealand vs Pakistan Preview & Prediction

New Zealand vs Pakistan Preview & Prediction

Can Pakistan really win the game and have a similar iconic World Cup victory?

"The wicket was very hard and turned a lot in the second half".

But Azam transcended these conditions, overcoming the pace of Lockie Ferguson, the swing of Trent Boult and some considerable turn from Mitchell Santner's left-armers with a friction-less innings of 127 balls and 11 fours via some delightful cover drives.

I also need to give credit to Haris Sohail, who has come into the team and scored consecutive fifties to get Pakistan back into the tournament.

However, even if they defeat Afghanistan and Bangladesh, it might not be enough as they will have to rely on the results of other matches. Hence, batting has been one of the biggest reasons for their failure in this World Cup.

He is fifth on the list of all-time under-25 run scorers, level with Brian Lara's contribution in 1992, and within touching distance of Ricky Ponting's 354 in 1999 and AB de Villiers 372 in 2007.

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There were quite a few positives from the six-wicket victory over New Zealand, with Babar Azam's century and Shaheen Afridi's five-wicket haul being the most prominent ones.

'I am not sure if players are following all these [discussions] but this should motivate them, ' added Akram. However, the main concern for Sarfaraz Ahmed should be their fielding.

When is New Zealand vs Pakistan taking place? . The target of 240 was not an easy and we just wanted to play the 50 overs.

"He is an astute and strong captain and under him, Pakistan has already won the ICC under-19 World Cup and the Champions Trophy and I think he has the ability to win another ICC title this time", he said.

"It's moving in the direction that they might qualify and, if it does, that would be something very special if they could win the World Cup", said Waqar, a prolific fast bowler who was robbed of his role in the tournament 27 years ago due to a back injury.

Their fans, who turned Edgbaston's stands as green as the verdant outfield, are certainly starting to believe, with Pakistan now heading into their final matches brimming with confidence. It was Jimmy Neesham and Colin de Grandhomme that took the team to a respectable total as they made 237 runs.

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