The green shirts had to beat New Zealand at any cost to stay alive in the tournament. They started well and more than half of New Zealand side was back into the pavilion before they could reach 100 runs on the board.
Shaheen Shah Afridi was the chief destroyer as he picked up 3 wickets in no time. However, the Kiwis reached 237 after James Neesham & Colin de Grandhomme formed a significant partnership between them and also scored half-centuries at a crucial time.
In reply, the Pakistan batters started confidently but Fakhar Zaman once again fell early in the start. After that, it was all about Babar Azam & Haris Sohail.
The classy duo played some lovely shots and absorbed the pressure created by the opposition bowlers. The pitch was tricky, Santner was turning the ball but Babar Azam & Haris Sohail applied themselves beautifully to take Pakistan home. Babar scored a magnificent hundred and Haris Sohail played a sensible yet aggressive knock of 68.