Pakistan have convincingly defeated New Zealand by 10 wickets in East London, South Africa, securing the highest spot in Group D.
The Boys in Inexperienced efficiently chased the goal of 140, propelled by Shahzaib Khan’s excellent unbeaten 80, complemented by Shamyl Hussain’s contribution of 57*.
Earlier, New Zealand opted to bat first. Ubaid Shah dominated by persistently troubling the batters, inflicting disruptions throughout his first spell. Luke Watson was dismissed by Ubaid with an distinctive supply, sending his off-stump tumbling, barely giving him an opportunity to settle in. Tom Jones, regardless of hitting three boundaries, fell sufferer to Ubaid’s supply that moved considerably within the seventh over, leading to a thick edge caught by the keeper. Snehith Reddy additionally departed in the identical over, shedding his center stump to Ubaid.
Oscar Jackson contributed 26 runs for the fourth wicket alongside Ollie Tewatiya however succumbed to a well-pitched ball from Mohammad Zeeshan. Lachlan Stackpole revived New Zealand’s innings with a collection of boundaries towards each pacers and spinners.
Naveed Khan’s strikes introduced Pakistan again into the sport, dismissing Stackpole as he tried to hit the off-spinner over covers. The ball didn’t attain the specified peak, resulting in a catch by Shamyl Hussain. Tewatiya was stumped off Naveed’s bowling, and Ali Asfand and Arafat Minhas used their left-arm spin to dismantle the Kiwi tail.
New Zealand collapsed, getting bowled out for 140.
Within the reply, Shamyl Hossain and Shahzaib Khan supplied Pakistan with an ideal begin, setting the tone for the chase. Shahzaib led the run-scoring, and the Boys in Inexperienced maintained a run charge of higher than a run per ball. They reached the goal within the twenty sixth over, securing their place because the table-toppers.
In earlier matches, the Saad Baig-led facet defeated Nepal by 5 wickets and outclassed Afghanistan by 181 runs within the opening recreation.