NZ vs PAK Highlights, World Cup 2023: Pakistan wins by 21 runs after rain stops play, remains alive for semis race

NZ vs PAK, ICC World Cup 2023 Highlights: Get all the latest updates, commentary and highlights from the New Zealand vs Pakistan match in Bengaluru on Saturday.

Updated : Nov 04, 2023 20:35 IST

Pakistan's batters Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam.
Pakistan's batters Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam. | Photo Credit: PTI

Pakistan's batters Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam. | Photo Credit: PTI

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  • November 04, 2023 19:25
    Pakistan wins by 21 runs (DLS)

    The rain continues to pour down heavily and that is it. Pakistan has been declared the winner - it won by 21 runs to stay alive in the tournament.


  • November 04, 2023 19:24

    It is coming down pretty heavily and Pakistan’s win looks certain here.

  • November 04, 2023 19:06

    The next inspection is at 7:15 PM and the cut-off time for the match to end is 7:40 PM.

  • November 04, 2023 18:46
    Rain stops play
  • November 04, 2023 18:38
    PAK 200/1 in 25.3 overs

    Daryl Mitchell has been introduced into the attack. Fakhar Zaman takes a single on the second delivery before Babar misses to get a boundary with a cut and the rain has interrupted the match for the third time now!

    PAK needs 142 runs in 93 balls

  • November 04, 2023 18:35
    PAK 199/1 in 25 overs

    Ish Sodhi to bowl his fourth over. Sodhi to Babar, SIX! OVerpitched delivery on the line of stumps and Babar goes for a lofted straight shot to clear the boundary for a maximum to start the over. This is some reply from Pakistan. Babar takes a single as Zaman gets the strike. Sodhi to Zaman, SIX! Wow! What a shot to clear deep mid-wicket. Sodhi to Zaman, SIX! Even better and bigger! Short and wide from Sodhi and Zaman leaned on the line to clean the deep mid-wicket again with a 98m massive six. He kept the strike with a single that fetched 20 runs to Pakistan. Pakistan needs 143 runs in 16 overs.

  • November 04, 2023 18:30
    PAK 179/1 in 24 overs

    Trent Boult continues. Boult to Zaman, FOUR! Full and onto the legs as Zaman rocks back and whips it past mid-wicket fielder for a boundary. Two singles in the last three balls as seven runs come from the over.

  • November 04, 2023 18:27
    PAK 172/1 in 23 overs

    Ish Sodhi has been called from the other side. Sodhi to Babar, FOUR! A bad line from Sodhi who could not keep on target and Babar pulled behind square for a boundary to bring his fifty! Sodhi to Babar, FOUR! Another boundary, this time Azam drives through the off-side. Three more singles and a wide fetches Pakistan 12 runs.

  • November 04, 2023 18:22
    PAK 160/1 in 22 overs

    Boult continues his fifth over. He makes sure to end the remaining three balls of his over with dots.

  • November 04, 2023 18:17
    Last PP to start from 34th over

    The last PowerPlay will start at the 34th over.

  • November 04, 2023 18:05
    Play to resume at 6:20 PM

    The live action will start at 6:20 PM.

  • November 04, 2023 18:03
    Update - Pak needs 342 in 41 overs

    Inninings reduced to 41 overs and the new target for Pakistan is 342 runs.

    -Lavanya Lakshmi Narayanan from Bengaluru
  • November 04, 2023 18:00
    Update from the venue

    Ish Sodhi is the first to come into the field with a member of the coaching contingent.

    He’s rolling his arm on the practice pitch with those training stumps. The middle stump is taken out.

    Glenn Phillips joins him. Coach is having a chat with the spinners. They have Lockie for company.

    - Lavanya Lakshmi Narayanan from Bengaluru
  • November 04, 2023 17:54
    Latest rain update - Inspection at 6PM

  • November 04, 2023 17:17
    Pakistan is comfortable position
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  • November 04, 2023 16:52
    Pakistan is 10 run ahead of the DLS par score

    Pakistan is 160/1 after 21.3 overs and the DLS par score is 150 so the men-in-green are well ahead of the par score.

  • November 04, 2023 16:51
    Rain interrupts live action

    Trent Boult comes back into the attack. He bowled only three balls before the rain gods have arrived yet again and the covers are on!

  • November 04, 2023 16:45
    PAK 159/1 in 21 overs

    Phillips back into the attack, replaces Southee. Just one from the first three deliveries. Slightly back of a length delivery and Fakhar latches on to it with a sweep to find the ropes, FOUR. Single to end the over, seven from it

  • November 04, 2023 16:42
    PAK 152/1 in 20 overs - Fakhar hits quick-fire 100!

    Fakhar welcomes Santner in style as he lofts the first ball over midwicket for a monstrous SIX! Zaman whips it away towards backward point and gets to his century in just 63 balls. Fastest ever for Pakistan in ODI World Cups! Now Babar takes things forward, slaps one on the legside to collect a four off a short one from Santner.

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  • November 04, 2023 16:38
    PAK 138/1 in 19 overs

    Southee to Fakhar and that’s cracked straight for a SIX! He moves to 91 off just 59 balls. Takes a quick single off the next ball. On the pads to Babar and he cuts it for a couple of runs. On the stump line and Fakhar gets a single off the final delivery to retain strike

  • November 04, 2023 16:26
    PAK 110/1 in 16 overs

    Sodhi gives four singles from his over.

  • November 04, 2023 16:25
    PAK 106/1 in 15 overs

    Glenn Phillips continues. Phillips comes from around the wicket. Phillips to Zaman , SIX! Glorious shot as he walked down the pitch to come to the length of the ball and hit it straight like an arrow for a 93m six. Phillips to Zaman, SIX! Another maximum. Similar shot to clear the long-on boundary. 15 off the over.

  • November 04, 2023 16:21
    PAK 90/1 in 14 overs

    Another spinner comes into the attack. Ish Sodhi replaces Mitch Santner. Sodhi to Zaman, FOUR! He cuts it late to bring his second fifty in succession. 8 from the over.

  • November 04, 2023 16:17
    PAK 83/1 in 13 overs

    Glenn Phillips continues. He gives only five runs from his second over. Pakistan will quickly need to up the run rate if it wants to stay in the hunt.

  • November 04, 2023 16:11
    PAK 78/1 in 12 overs

    Santner continues from the other. Suddenly, New Zealand is able to contain the flow of the run as Santner gives three singles from his over. The required rate continues to surge.

  • November 04, 2023 16:07
    PAK 75/1 in 11 overs

    Glenn Phillips comes into the attack. He keeps it tight to bowl a maiden.

  • November 04, 2023 16:04
    PAK 75/1 in 10 overs

    Santner continues. Santner to Zaman, SIX! One more from Zaman. This time he shimmies down the ground and clears the long-on boundary with a flat six. Good start as Pakistan scores 75 in the first PowerPlay.

  • November 04, 2023 16:00
    PAK 67/1 in 9 overs

    Southee continues. Southee to Zaman, FOUR! Full and onto the legs and Zaman flicks it past mid-wicket for a boundary. Southee to Zaman, SIX! Zaman hits a one-handed pull at deep mid-wicket for a maximum this time. Pakistan is keeping up the ante with some positive batting.

  • November 04, 2023 15:53
    PAK 56/1 in 8 overs

    Here comes Santner. Length ball angling on his pads and Fakhar misses the flick. SIX! Babar rocks back and he pulls this over deep midwicket for a maximum. Single to end the over and Babar keeps strike.

  • November 04, 2023 15:49
    PAK 48/1 in 7 overs

    SIX! Fullish on the pads and Fakhar clears his front leg and pumps this over midwicket for a maximum. Great response by Boult, who comes up with a brilliant yorker next ball. Boult attempts a slower one but this goes very wide outside leg and called wide. FOUR! Babar gets an outside edge as he hangs his bat outside off to this delivery that angles away from him and gets a boundary. Another boundary to end the over as Babar slices this past the point fielder.

  • November 04, 2023 15:44
    PAK 32/1 in 6 overs

    Southee again. He is taking pace off the ball, which seems to be the trick on this otherwise very batting friendly wicket. Babar whips one on leg-side but he doesn’t really connect well and just gets a single. Fakhar is trying to make room outside off but Southee has been following him and cramping him for space. Driven back by Babar to the bowler to end the over.

  • November 04, 2023 15:40
    PAK 29/1 in 5 overs

    FOUR! Fakhar swipes across the line and smashes this Boult delivery to the square-leg boundary. SIX! Length ball angling down leg-side and Fakhar picks it up and sends it sailing over deep backward square-leg for a 83m-six. A quick single next ball for Fakhar. Back of a length on a tight line on off-stump and defended back by Babar. Short and pulled away by Babar to deep midwicket for a couple of runs. FOUR! Short again and Babar pulls this one to the square-leg fence.

  • November 04, 2023 15:35
    PAK 12/1 in 4 overs

    Southee continues. A slip in place for him. Starts with a couple of dot balls to Babar Azam. The captain is off the mark next ball with a single. Coming into Fakhar, who gets an outside edge trying to work this on leg-side off his hips. Slower one on leg-stump and Fakhar tucks it to fine-leg for a single. Punched to mid-on by Babar to end the over.

  • November 04, 2023 15:32
    PAK 10/1 in 3 overs

    FOUR! Wide outside off and Fakhar punishes Boult with a hard slash to the boundary behind point. Shorter length and Fakhar defends this with the inside half of the bat. Fuller now and straighter and defended back to Boult. Short one now and Fakhar fails to connect the pull shot as the ball keeps on climbing. Fakhar then misses a whip on leg-side next ball to end the over.

  • November 04, 2023 15:25
    PAK 6/1 in 2 overs

    Tim Southee from the other end. Fullish on the legs of Fakhar and he defends. Slightly shorter on leg-stump and Fakhar misses the attempted flick on leg-side. Tucked off the pads by Fakhar for a single and he is off the mark. Swinging away this one outside off and Shafique shoulders arms. On a good length outside off and defended on the off-side by Shafique. OUT! Shafique has to go and Williamson has pulled off a stunning catch. This was launched high in the air and Williamson ran towards the boundary from mid-off and dived forward to complete the catch almost in the deep.

  • November 04, 2023 15:21
    PAK 5/0 in 1 over

    Boult to Shafique. Over the wicket. Fullish around middle and off and tucked on leg-side for a dot ball. Similar delivery and defended again on leg-side. FOUR! Not the most well-timed shot in the world but good intent shown by Shafique. He lifts this over the midwicket fielder and the ball trickles to the boundary rope. Beaten! Short of a length and angling across off-stump and Shafique pokes at it and misses. He slashes at this ball that angles across again, misses, but this called wide. Tucked off the hips on leg-side for a dot ball. Five runs from the first over.

  • November 04, 2023 15:21
    All set for live action

    The players are out to resume the match. Abdullah Shafique and Fakhar Zaman will open the batting for Pakistan while Trent Boult will begin proceedings with the ball.

  • November 04, 2023 15:18
    Rain delay

    The start of Pakistan’s innings has been delayed due to a light drizzle and a wet outfield in Bengaluru. Stay tuned for the latest updates.

  • November 04, 2023 15:10
    A new high for the Kiwis

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  • November 04, 2023 15:09
    An enviable record for Shaheen Afridi

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  • November 04, 2023 14:38
    NZ 401/6 in 50 overs

    Shaheen to bowl the last over. Latham goes for the scoop as Shaheen darts in a dipping yorker; just a single at fine-leg. Santner launches this high in the air and Hasan Ali can’t get to it and it will be a couple for Santner. SIX! Full and straight and Santner drills this down the ground for a maximum. This went high but also went the distance. A couple more next ball and NZ goes past the 400-run mark. A single to end the over and the innings. A comprehensive batting performance by the Kiwis and Pakistan will need 402 runs to win this and keep its semifinal hopes alive.

  • November 04, 2023 14:31
    NZ 389/6 in 49 overs

    SIX! Wasim bowls out and Santner clears his front leg and clears the long-off boundary with ease. Two consecutive sixes for the Kiwis. This is on a good length on leg-stump and flicked to midwicket for a single. FOUR! That was crunched! Philips shimmies out and slashes this outside off-stump delivery for a boundary through cover and point. Phillips backs too far outside leg-stump this time and Wasim bowls it wide on outside off-stump and Phillips cannot reach it. Phillips goes outside leg-stump again but this is too wide outside off and called wide. OUT! Dipping yorker on leg-stump and Phillips misses the hoick and the ball thuds off the pad and crashes into the stumps. Latham tucks the last ball of the over for a single at square-leg. Wasim ends with three for 60 from his 10 overs.

  • November 04, 2023 14:27
    NZ 376/5 in 48 overs

    Shaheen comes back. Dropped! Full outside off and Santner wants to drive this over the extra-cover fielder but doesn’t quite get the placement right. The fielder at extra-cover puts in a dive to his right but cannot hold on to it. Tough chance! Just four runs off the first five balls of the over. Shaheen does well to get the pace off the ball and hits the right lengths. SIX! And Phillips ends the over with a six to undo all of Shaheen’s hardwork. Ten runs from the over.

  • November 04, 2023 14:21
    NZ 366/5 in 47 overs

    Wasim continues. Pakistan is three overs behind the mandated over rate and will be only allowed four fielders outside the circle in the last three overs. Length on middle and pulled to long-on for a single by Phillips. Santner gets a couple more next ball as he tucks a slower one off his hips to wide long-on. This is drilled to mid-off by Santner and just a single. Phillips plays and misses outside off to end the over.

  • November 04, 2023 14:16
    NZ 360/5 in 46 overs

    Rauf again. SIX! Length ball on off-stump and Phillips hammers this over the long-on boundary. Nothing wrong with the delivery, just some amazing stroke-play. That’s also 350 up for NZ in 45.1 overs. Santner gets an inside edge that trickles to square-leg for a single. FOUR! Full and this is driven through covers by Phillips to the boundary. Beaten! Rauf comes from round the wicket and beats Santner with a peach of a delivery that pitched on a short of a good length and angles into the left-hander.

  • November 04, 2023 14:09
    NZ 347/5 in 45 overs

    Wasim is back. Just a couple of singles to start the over. OUT! Chapman is bowled. Perfect length, hitting top of off-stump. Chapman goes for the pull but it is not short enough and the ball goes under his bat and disturbs the woodwork. Santner is off the mark with a first-ball single. Just three runs from the over as Wasim keeps his lines and lengths tight.

  • November 04, 2023 14:04
    NZ 343/4 in 44 overs

    Rauf continues. He starts off with a wide ball. Pace off, on a good length, angling on the pads, and tucked away by Chapman for a single. Phillips punches a short of a length delivery to cover and quickly runs for a single. One more for Chapman down the ground and he will keep strike.

  • November 04, 2023 13:59
    NZ 337/3 in 43 overs

    FOUR! Full and drifting into the pads and Chapman punishes Hasan with a flick to the fine-leg boundary. Slower one and chipped by Chapman for a single at long-on. Full on middle and Phillips pushes this down the track for a single. Phillips tucks this off his pads for three as there is a misfield in the deep.

  • November 04, 2023 13:53
    NZ 326/4 in 42 overs

    Rauf with the ball. He has gone for 59 runs in his seven overs so far. OUT! Mitchell is cleaned up as he chops on looking to drag this one from outside off and send it crashing through the on-side. Glenn Phillips comes in. FOUR! Phillips opens his account with a boundary as Rauf gifts a full delivery on the pads that is duly flicked to the boundary. FOUR! This is full outside off and Phillips unleashes a glorious cover-drive to fetch four more.

  • November 04, 2023 13:49
    NZ 318/3 in 41 overs

    Here is Hasan again. FOUR! Full and middle and Mitchell drills this down the ground for a boundary. This is imperious and authoritative. That’s the 50-run partnership off just 28 balls. SIX! Pace off delivery but that doesn’t matter to Mitchell, who still clears this long-on fence even as his hand comes off the bat handle.

  • November 04, 2023 13:44
    NZ 307/3 in 40 overs

    FOUR! Slow and short and wide outside off, and Chapman spanks this over the mid-off fielder and finds a boundary. FOUR! This is exquisitely driven through covers by Chapman and he finds the boundary. FOUR! This is driven square of the wicket by Chapman, who has now smashed Shaheen for three fours in this over.

  • November 04, 2023 13:39
    NZ 291/3 in 39 overs

    Hasan Ali is back into the attack. After a couple of dots, Chapman hares for a single after punching a length ball on middle to the mid-on fielder. FOUR! Hasan angles the ball in and just gets it to straighten a bit as Chapman gets a thick outside edge through a vacant slip region and gets a boundary.

  • November 04, 2023 13:35
    NZ 284/3 in 38 overs

    Shaheen comes back. FOUR! Short and Chapman picks up the length early, jumps in the air and pulls this to the boundary in front of square-leg. This is on off-stump and defended back to the bowler. FOUR! Afridi darts in a rank full toss outside off and Chapman belts this wide of mid-off and gets a boundary. FOUR! Slower one, good length on middle and Mitchell clobbers this down the ground for a boundary at long-on.

  • November 04, 2023 13:31
    NZ 271/3 in 37 overs

    Rauf comes back. Two new batters at the crease. The perfect time for Pakistan’s bowlers to make amends. FOUR! But Mitchell is not going to allow the momentum to shift. He hammers a short ball through midwicket and to the boundary. FOUR! Slower one and Mitchell punches this through the covers for consecutive boundaries now. Short of a length just outside off and Mitchell defends this on off-side. Banged in short now and pulled my Mitchell for a single at deep square-leg. Driven by Chapman through covers for a single off the last ball and he is off the mark.

  • November 04, 2023 13:24
    NZ 261/3 in 36 overs

    Wasim continues. FOUR! Just a bit of width outside off from the pacer and Ravindra slashes it hard and the ball races to the boundary through covers. OUT! Length ball and Ravindra picks it up, looking to clear deep square-leg, but is caught in the deep, right inside the rope. Mark Chapman comes in and is beaten first ball with one that angles across him and moves away a bit.

  • November 04, 2023 13:19
    NZ 252/2 in 35 overs

    Iftikhar continues. A couple for Williamson off the first ball on the on-side. OUT! Williamson steps out and looks to clear the long-off fence and is caught at the boundary and has to go for 95. Daryl Mitchell the new man in. He goes for the paddle sweep first ball but cannot connect but a half-hearted leg-before appeal is turned down. Mitchell steps out next ball and is off the mark with a couple.

  • November 04, 2023 13:17
    NZ 246/1 in 34 overs

    FOUR! Ravindra gets to 99 with a glorious shot that goes to the midwicket boundary. Wasim follows it up with a bouncer and Ravindra cannot connect the pull. Single at fine-leg and third century for Ravindra in his debut World Cup, this one coming in just 88 balls. The crowd goes berserk as Ravindra hits a home century of sorts.

  • November 04, 2023 13:15
    NZ 240/1 in 33 overs

    Williamson gets a little inventive and goes for a reverse-sweep and doesn’t connect well, but still hares for a single. There is a third-umpire review for run out at the non-striker’s end but Williamson just about makes his ground. Williamson then comes down the ground and slaps one to long-on for a couple more. Four runs from this Iftikhar over.

  • November 04, 2023 13:04
    NZ 236/1 in 32 overs

    SIX! Length ball going down on leg-stump and Williamson picks this up and sends it sailing for a maximum over fine-leg. FOUR! Pace off and Williamson still manages to find the boundary at square-leg. He now becomes the highest run-scorer for New Zealand in World Cup history, surpassing former captain Stephen Fleming. A couple of dot balls later Hasan oversteps and called no-ball. Ravindra pulls a short delivery over midwicket for a couple. FOUR! This one is clubbed again by Ravindra at long-on and the ball lands just inside the boundary cushion and gives him a four.

  • November 04, 2023 12:59
    NZ 218/1 in 31 overs

    Wasim is back. Length ball drifting on leg-stump and Williamson picks it up overmidwicket for two. FOUR! Not too short but Williamson drags this from outside off and deposits it to the wide mid-on fence.

  • November 04, 2023 12:50
    NZ 211/1 in 30 overs

    Hasan Ali comes back. Short of a length and pulled away by Williamson through midwicket and to the boundary. A couple of singles to follow after that boundary. Williamson then flicks a length ball angling into leg-stump to midwicket but stopped by the fielder inside the ring. FOUR! Length ball outside off and Williamson picks this up over midwicket and finds another boundary. Single for him to end the over.

  • November 04, 2023 12:44
    NZ 200/1 in 29 overs

    Rauf will continue. Short and very wide outside off and he gets away with it. Not called a wide. FOUR! What a shot! Short again and Ravindra ramps this with nonchalance to the boundary behind him. He tucks the next one off his hips but stopped by the midwicket fielder. This is short and going down leg-side and called wide. Short of a length on middle and Williamson tucks it off his hips for one. SIX! Outrageous from Ravindra. Length ball from round the wicket and the ball sits up perfectly for the left-hander to club this over long-on for a maximum.

  • November 04, 2023 12:43
    NZ 187/1 in 28 overs

    Shaheen continues. Ravindra whips one in the air as the ball lands in vacant midwicket area beyond the 30-yard circle. Ravindra moves to 75 with that shot.

  • November 04, 2023 12:40
    NZ 181/1 in 27 overs

    FOUR! Williamson hits Rauf for a first-ball boundary as he places this wide of the mid-off fielder. Eight runs come from the over.

  • November 04, 2023 12:33
    NZ 173/1 in 26 overs

    Kane Williamson takes a double off the fifth ball to get to his 44th ODI fifty! A well-made half-century for the Kiwi skipper. 5 from the over.

  • November 04, 2023 12:28
    NZ 168/1 in 25 overs

    Williamson hits Iftikhar Ahmed for back-to-back FOURS before Rachin ended the over with a cracking late cute for the third boundary of the over. New Zealand is perfectly pacing its innings here at the moment.

  • November 04, 2023 12:27
    NZ 153/1 in 24 overs

    Wasim Jr. bowls tight to give three runs from the over.

  • November 04, 2023 12:26
    NZ 150/1 in 23 overs

    Agha Salman continues. Salman to Williamson, SIX! Steps down the wicket to send the ball over mid-off for a maximum. Salman to Ravindra, FOUR! He hits a slog sweep at deep mid-wicket as NZ gets to 150.

  • November 04, 2023 12:23
    NZ 137/1 in 22 overs

    Just four singles from Wasim Jr. over.

  • November 04, 2023 12:22
    NZ 133/1 in 21 overs

    Agha Salman comes into the attack. He gives 8 runs from his first over as Rachin hits him for a FOUR! on the first ball of the over.

  • November 04, 2023 12:21
    NZ 125/1 in 20 overs

    Rachin takes a single and gets to his fifty! His fine form continues as he gets to his fifth 50-plus score at this World Cup.

  • November 04, 2023 12:18
    NZ 119/1 in 19 overs

    Iftikhar continues. Iftikhar to Rachin, FOUR! Cuts nonchalantly for a boundary. Seven from the over.

  • November 04, 2023 12:08
    NZ 112/1 in 18 overs

    Mohammad Wasim Jr. comes into the attack. He bowls down the leg that went pas Rizwan for FIVE WIDES. Seven from the over.

  • November 04, 2023 12:05
    NZ 105/1 in 17 overs

    Just two singles from Iftikhar’s over.

  • November 04, 2023 11:42
    NZ 103/1 in 16 overs

    Rauf continues. First ball is drifting on the pads from round the wicket and Ravindra tries to tuck it behind but misses and gets a leg-bye. Hundred comes for the Kiwis in 15.4 overs with a single. Williamson unfurls a cover-drive and gets a couple.

  • November 04, 2023 11:40
    NZ 97/1 in 15 overs

    Iftikhar is back with the ball. FOUR! Ravindra hammers the first ball of the over down the ground and to the boundary. This was in the air for a while and the bowler attempted to catch this but it was hit too hard and wide of him.

  • November 04, 2023 11:38
    NZ 90/1 in 14 overs

    FOUR! Williamson gets a thick outside edge that goes through the vacant second-slip region and to the boundary. Eight runs from this over by Rauf.

  • November 04, 2023 11:31
    NZ 82/1 in 13 overs

    Hasan Ali continues. He starts with a WIDE. Four singles and a run via extra give New Zealand five from this over. Meanwhile, Kane Williamson reaches 1000 World Cup runs.

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  • November 04, 2023 11:30
    NZ 77/1 in 12 overs

    Haris Rauf continues from the other end. Rauf to Williamson, FOUR! Classic Williamson’s late cut will fetch the skipper a boundary. Rauf to Williamson, FOUR! Lucky as he gets a thick outside edge that runs past the keeper for another boundary. 8 runs from two boundaries takes NZ to 77 after 12.

  • November 04, 2023 11:25
    NZ 69/1 in 11 overs

    Hasan Ali continues. Hasan Ali to Conway, OUT! Perfectly timed bouncer and Conway gloves it while trying to pull it away. Kane Williamson, who comes in at number three gets off the mark with a single, he also keeps the strike in the next over.

    Devon Conway c Mohammad Rizwan b Hasan Ali 35

  • November 04, 2023 11:22
    NZ 66/0 in 10 overs

    Another change in the attack. Haris Rauf comes to bowl the first over of the PowerPlay. Rauf to Conway, FOUR! A cracking punch will give Conway another boundary. Seven from the over as New Zealand scores 66 from the first PowerPlay.

  • November 04, 2023 11:11
    NZ 59/0 in 9 overs

    Hasan Ali comes back into the attack as he replaces Afridi from the other end. He gives a single and a double as NZ gets three runs from this over.

  • November 04, 2023 11:09
    NZ 56/0 in 8 overs

    Iftikhar Ahmed continues. Iftikhar to Ravindra, FOUR! Short ball and Rachindra stays back to slash in at backward point for a boundary. This also brings up 50 for New Zealand in the 8th over. Iftikhar to Ravindra, FOUR! This time pulled away over mid-wicket. 9 from Iftikhar’s over.

  • November 04, 2023 11:06
    NZ 47/0 in 7 overs

    Shaheen Afridi continues. Afridi to Conway, FOUR! Pulled away by Conway in some style. This will hurt Afridi. He bowls short and Conway dispatched it at deep square leg. Afridi to Conway, FOUR! Dwindling at the leg side and Conway plays it fine for the second boundary in a row. Afridi to Rachin, FOUR! Rachin with another good-looking flick finds the mid-wicket gap to hit the third boundary of the over. 13 runs from Shaheen’s over.

  • November 04, 2023 11:00
    NZ 34/0 in 6 overs

    Only two overs for Hasan Ali in his first spell as Babar Azam brings Iftikhar Ahmed into the attack. Ahmed to Conway, FOUR! Pure timing from Conway who executes a beautiful cover drive. He ends the over with a single as NZ gets five from this over.

  • November 04, 2023 10:55
    NZ 29/0 in 5 overs

    Shaheen with his third over. He starts with two WIDES before Ravindra and Conway take a single each in the following two deliveries. Afridi to Ravindra, FOUR! Another glorious drive over covers for Ravindra to end the over with a boundary. 8 runs from this over.

  • November 04, 2023 10:52
    NZ 21/0 in 4 overs

    Hasan Ali continues. Ali to Rachin, FOUR! Lovely textbook cover drive from Rachin to get the first boundary of the over. A single gives Conway the strike and he flicks at square leg for a FOUR! to hit the second boundary of the over.

  • November 04, 2023 10:43
    NZ 12/0 in 3 overs

    Shaheen continues. Conway gets off the mark with a couple via flick on the on-side after playing out a couple of dots. Afridi to Conway, FOUR! Authoritative shot by Conway! He walks down the pitch to take on Afridi’s full-length ball over extra cover to end the over with a boundary.

  • November 04, 2023 10:37
    NZ 6/0 in 2 overs

    Hasan Ali comes from over the wicket and he too starts with a WIDE down the leg to Rachin Ravindra. Ali to Rachin, FOUR! Ali errors in line and he was moving away down the leg for Rachin and he just opened the face of his bat to guide the ball for the first boundary to the fine leg. He opens his account with a boundary.

  • November 04, 2023 10:32
    NZ 1/0 in 1 over

    Shaheen Afridi starts with the new ball. Conway takes the strike. Shaheen starts with over the wicket and bowls a fuller ball that goes down the leg for a WIDE to start the over. He follows it up with a middle-line ball, and Conway negotiates as there is no hint of swing as much as he would have expected. He keeps it on the same line to cramp Conway to end the over with six dots. A run from wide for New Zealand from the first over.

  • November 04, 2023 10:31
    What happens if the NZ vs PAK match washes out?

    NZ vs PAK, World Cup 2023: Rain looms large in Bengaluru; what happens if match is washed out?

    The race for the top-four spot is intensifying as the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 is coming to its business end. New Zealand will face Pakistan in a high-stakes league match at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Saturday.

  • November 04, 2023 10:29
    Moments away from the live action!

    We are done with the national anthems. Babar Azam is seen giving a pep talk to his players at the team hurdle. New Zealand openers - Rachin Ravindra and Devon Conway are coming out in the middle.

  • November 04, 2023 10:22
    National anthem time

    Both teams are walking out for the national anthem.

  • November 04, 2023 10:13
    Williamson is back!

    NZ vs PAK, World Cup 2023: Williamson returns to New Zealand’s playing XI after injury

    New Zealand’s Kane Williamson has returned from injury and will lead his side against Pakistan in a World Cup 2023 league match at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Saturday.

  • November 04, 2023 10:07
    New Zealand playing XI

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

  • November 04, 2023 10:06
    Pakistan playing XI

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

  • November 04, 2023 10:05
    Two changes for New Zealand

    Kane Williamson comes in for Will Young and Ish Sodhi replaces the injured Matt Henry in the playing XI.

  • November 04, 2023 10:04

    Babar Azam calls it right and Pakistan will bowl first. One change for Pakistan as Usama Mir goes out and Hasan Ali comes in.

  • November 04, 2023 10:02
    Kane Williamson at the toss

    The Kiwi skipper is back in what will be a huge boost for New Zealand.

  • November 04, 2023 09:58
    World Cup 2023 results in Bengaluru

    Australia beat Pakistan by 62 runs

    Sri Lanka beat England by eight wickets

  • November 04, 2023 09:56
    Last five ODIs in Bengaluru

    The team batting first has won three games at the venue, while teams chasing have won two in the past five matches here. The average first innings score is 305.

  • November 04, 2023 09:49
    Will the skies hold up today?

    On Friday, after a spell of blistering afternoon sunshine, the heavens opened, and there were gusty winds. Match-day forecast is as dicey, but the fervent hope is for the elements to not swing fortunes, reports N. Sudarshan.

    Read the full preview as Sudarshan writes about Pakistan revelling and not suffering when its back is against the wall.

    NZ vs PAK, ODI World Cup: Pakistan aims to build momentum against injury-hit Kiwis

    After snapping a four-match losing run with a seven-wicket victory over Bangladesh on Tuesday, Babar Azam’s men will look for another win to keep alive their chances of making the last four.

  • November 04, 2023 09:43
    Head-to-head record in ODIs

    Matches played: 115

    New Zealand won: 51

    Pakistan won: 60

    Tied: 1

    No Result: 3

    Last result: New Zealand won by 47 runs (Karachi; 2023)

    Last five results: NZ won - 1; PAK won - 4

  • November 04, 2023 09:31
    Weather update

    There is currently just a three percent chance of rain at 10:00 AM IST, which is toss time. However, the probability climbs to 51 percent at around 2 PM IST. Both teams will hope the rain gods show some mercy today.

  • November 04, 2023 08:31
    Toss update

    The toss for the New Zealand vs Pakistan match in Bengaluru will be held at 10:00 AM IST. Stay tuned for more updates.

  • November 04, 2023 08:14

    New Zealand: Devon Conway, Will Young, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (wk) (c), Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Mark Chapman.

    Pakistan: Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Saud Shakeel, Agha Salman, Shaheen Afridi, Usama Mir, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Haris Rauf, Shadab Khan, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Ali.

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