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New Zealand set a massive target of 402 runs for Pakistan

Pakistan need to chase down 402 runs in 35.3 overs to surpass New Zealand's NRR today.

New Zealand has set a massive target of 402 runs for Pakistan in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2023 match being played at Bengaluru’s M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, on Saturday.

Pakistan put New Zealand to bat first after winning the toss in the must-win match to stay alive in the World Cup 2023.

However, the decision by Pakistan skipper Babar Azam seems to have gone in the wrong direction.

Batter Rachin Ravindra becomes the first debutant and first New Zealand player to score three centuries in the World Cup edition.

Meanwhile, Shaheen Afridi’s 0/90 is now the worst-ever figure by any Pakistan bowler in World Cup history.

While Haris Rauf proved to be second worst, with 85/1 in 10 overs.

Pakistan needs to chase down 402 runs in 35.3 overs to surpass New Zealand’s NRR today.

New Zealand posted a total of 401/6 in 50 overs that featured:

  • Rachin – 108(94).
  • Williamson – 95(79).
  • Phillips – 41(25).
  • Chapman – 39(27)
  • Santner – 26*(17).

Will Pakistan’s batting line-up be able to achieve this mammoth target, fans are watching while keeping their fingers crossed.


Playing XI

Pakistan: Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Agha Salman, Mohammad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf.

New Zealand: Devon Conway, Rachin Ravindra, Kane Williamson (c), Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (wk), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Trent Boult


Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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