New Zealand cruised into the semifinals of the ICC World Twenty20 with a comfortable 22-run win over Pakistan after opener Martin Guptill set the tone with a scintillating 48-ball 80, continuing their dream run in the mega event. Opting to bat after the coin landed in skipper Kane Williamson’s favour, New Zealand rode on Guptill’s knock to notch up a formidable 180 for five in the stipulated 20 overs. In reply, Pakistan were restricted to 158 for five, further dampening their prospects of securing a last-four berth in the mega-event. (Full Coverage|| Fixtures||Photos)
#pak will be very disappointed with this loss.Were not able 2 capitalise on a blistering start from Sharjeel.Missed a gr8 opportunity 2 win.
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) 22 March 2016
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) 22 March 2016
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) 22 March 2016
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) 22 March 2016
Santner is the find of the World T 20 and Williamson the new cool king! New Zealand first team in semis! #NZvPAK
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) 22 March 2016