New Zealand vs Pakistan Highlights, World Cup 2019:Babar Azam, Haris Sohail register thumping win for Pakistan

An exceptional display of cricket on Thursday helped Pakistan defeat unbeaten New Zealand in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019. Here are the highlights of the match
New Zealand vs Pakistan Highlights, World Cup 2019:Babar Azam, Haris Sohail register thumping win for PakistanPakistan outplayed New Zealand at Edgbaston
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A brilliant performance by Pakistan cricket team enforced first defeat to New Zealand in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019 at Edgbaston. The Men in Green displayed a superb show with the ball and followed by a clinical batting outing to keep themselves up there for a spot in semifinals.

Earlier, batting first, New Zealand was reduced to a terrible situation with Pakistan bowlers picking wickets, one after another. Young Shaheen Afridi shone with the ball, removing three Kiwi batsmen while Mohammad Amir and Shadab Khan also chipped in with one each before Jimmy Neesham and Colin de Grandhomme came to the rescue.

The duo formed a spectacular over 100 runs partnership to help New Zealand post a fighting total of 238 runs on board. In reply, Pakistan also didn't find best of the starts.

Opener, Fakhar Zaman departed early while Imam-Ul-Haq also couldn't last for long. However, consistent Babar Azam resisted in the middle and was provided some support by experienced Mohammad Hafeez. Though after latter's dismissal, Haris Sohail added to the Men in Green's hopes.

The southpaw continued his great touch from the last match, scoring a gutsy half-century. Babar, on the other hand, scored an exceptional unbeaten hundred to hand Pakistan a 6 wickets win.

They now have 7 points in as many games, hence could well make it to the playoffs given they win the next two matches while both England and Sri Lanka lose one from remaining games.

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