Pakistan lose to New Zealand by 22 runs in Mohali

New Zealand beat Pakistan by 22 runs in Mohali. (Sharjeel 47; Milne 2/26, Santner 2/29).

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: March 23, 2016 7:18 pm
Martin Guptill top scored for New Zealand with a 48-ball 80.

New Zealand beat Pakistan by 22 runs to maintain their unbeaten run in the ICC World Twenty20 2016. Electing to bat, New Zealand scored 180/5 and Pakistan, even after a Sharjeel cameo, fell short of the target by 22 runs in Mohali on Tuesday. (Full Coverage|| Fixtures||Photos(POINTS TABLE)

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New Zealand beat Pakistan by 22 runs in Mohali. (Sharjeel 47; Milne 2/26, Santner 2/29)

# Pakistan need 39 from 12 balls now

# WICKET! Umar Akmal departs now, out after scoring 24. Pakistan 140/5

# WICKET! Afridi goes big buts finds Anderson in the deep. Sharp catch by the big man near the ropes

# BOOM BOOM TIME! Afridi launches Sodhi into the stands. Pakistan need more from the skipper today. Pakistan 115/3

# This was coming….Shehzad goes for the release shot but hits it straight to Guptill in the deep. Pakistan 96/3

# At the half-way mark, Pakistan 89/2. New Zealand have done well after getting rid of Sharjeel, slipped in some tight overs

# Santner strikes as Latif miscues his big hit to Elliot in the deep. Pakistan 79/2

# Wickets hold key now. Pakistan have runs under their belt, need a steady stand to get close of the target

# New Zealand should now look to slow things down. Pakistan have got off to a brilliant start

# And, the wicket New Zealand were looking for. Sharjeel is out after scoring a 25-ball 47. Pakistan 65/1

# Pakistan have come out all guns blazing in the chase. Sharjeel doing bulk of the scoring as they race to 51 off only first four overs

# There was loss of wickets at the end, but New Zealand manage 180/5

# New Zealand eye a big target against Pakistan

# Guptill is unstoppable. Gets to a brisk fifty

# Pakistan have another. Afridi picks up Munro

# New Zealand lose a wicket after putting on 62 runs for the first wicket

# Pakistan finally have a wicket. Irfan gets Williamson

# Guptill and Williamson going all guns blazing

# In the last three T20Is he has played against Pakistan, Kane Williamson has a fifty in each one of them

# 15000 in Mohali for the Pakistan-New Zealand game

# New Zealand are unchanged for the clash while Pakistan are without Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Haeez. Imad Wasim and Khalid Latif

# Toss in Mohali – New Zealand win and elect to bat against Pakistan

# A tight finish in Dharamsala saw India lose to England by 2 wickets. For a few moments, India had their chance

# India women struggle in Dharamsala and have posted only 90 runs on the board for the loss of eight wickets

# Ashish Nehra has just made everyone laugh at the pre-match presser (READ HERE)

# Here are the playing XIs for the two teams

# In Dharamsala, England women have won the toss and invited India to bat first

# Sohaib Akhtar to the Pakistan team

# India men will be up against Bangladesh on Wednesday in Bangalore. They are hittting the nets

# India team warm-up in Dharamsala ahead of England clash

# Meanwhile in Dharamsala, India women will take on England. India need a win to stay in the competition

# A win for New Zealand will mean a place in the semi-final

# Having lost their match against India, Pakistan need a win today

# Big game today as Pakistan are up against New Zealand in Mohali


Build Up

Script goes awry for Pakistan’s evergreen hero

Pakistan vs New Zealand Live Score, ICC World Twenty20 2016: Shahid Afridi during a training session on the eve of the Group 2 game against New Zealand. (Source: PTI)

Shahid Afridi addresses press conferences in a manner none too different from the way he plays his cricket: in a hurry. ‘In a hurry’, in fact, doesn’t quite capture it. Tabadtod, a Hindi/Urdu adjective which can loosely be translated as — but contains more crunch than — “at a breakneck speed”, comes closer.

Ish Sodhi effect – A household suddenly torn by loyalties

Pakistan vs New Zealand Live Score, ICC World Twenty20 2016: Ish Sodhi picked the big wicket of Virat Kohli. (Source: AP)

At another end of the country, far way from Panchkula, when India were playing New Zealand in Nagpur last week, the Sodhi household was in a dilemma. They, like most in the country, had always ardently supported for India.

Hafeez doubtful starter against New Zealand

Pakistan vs New Zealand Live Score, ICC World Twenty20 2016: Hafeez was suspected to be having a strain of one of ligament in his right knee. (Source: PTI)

Pakistan suffered a big blow before their crucial group match against New Zealand here tomorrow when experienced batsman Mohammad Hafeez became a doubtful starter with a knee problem.

No Chacha cricket, only Chacha Chicago in Mohali

Pakistan vs New Zealand Live Score, ICC World Twenty20 2016: Mohammad Bashir from Chicago in Mohali on Monday . (Express Photo by Kamleshwar Singh)

Just as Mohammad Bashir approaches the main gate at the I S Bindra Stadium in Mohali, the Pakistani cricket fan, fondly called Chacha Chicago, is approached by a group of seven to eight youngsters. With the Pakistan cricket team training inside the stadium, Bashir knows it will be long wait as he is also offered lunch by the Indian fans outside the stadium.

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