World T20: Guptill shines as New Zealand beat Pakistan to qualify for semi-finals
New Zealand won the toss and chose to bat first in the match.
The Kiwis scored 180/5 in their 20 overs thanks to Martin Guptill’s 80-run knock off 48 deliveries which included 10 boundaries and three sixes.
Ross Taylor remained not out as he made 36 runs from 23 balls with two fours and a six to his name while Corey Anderson struck 21 runs from 14 balls with the help of three boundaries.
Pakistani captain Shahid Afridi and pacer Mohammad Sami grabbed two wickets each while Mohammad Irfan dismissed one New Zealand batsman as well.
Pakistan, chasing 181 runs to win in their 20 overs, managed 158/5 on the scoreboard.
Sharjeel Khan was the top scorer for the team as he made 47 runs from 25 balls with the help of nine boundaries and a six.
Ahmed Shehzad scored 30 runs from 32 balls with three boundaries to his name while Umar Akmal struck 24 runs from 26 balls.
Mitchell Santner and Adam Milne grabbed two wickets for the Kiwis while Ish Sodhi dismissed one Pakistani batsman.
Martin Guptill was named the Player of the match.
Pakistan XI: Ahmed Shehzad, Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif, Umar Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed, Shahid Afridi (captain), Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Sami and Mohammad Irfan.
New Zealand XI: Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (captain), Colin Munro, Corey Anderson, Ross Taylor, Grant Elliott, Mitchell Santner, Luke Ronchi, Adam Milne, Mitchell McClenaghan and Ish Sodhi.
Over 20: Pakistan 158/5 (match over)
New Zealand win by 22 runs.
Over 19: Pakistan 151/5 (require 30 runs to win)
Mitchell McClenaghan conceded nine runs in the penultimate over.
Over 18: Pakistan 142/5 (require 39 runs to win)
Milne dismissed Umar Akmal and gave just five runs in the over.
WICKET: Umar Akmal c Guptill b Milne 24 (26b 0x4 0x6). Pakistan 140/5 in 17.4 overs. Next batsman: Sarfraz Ahmed.
Over 17: Pakistan 137/4 (require 44 runs to win)
Eight runs taken from Mitchell McClenaghan’s over.
Over 16: Pakistan 129/4 (require 52 runs to win)
Ish Sodhi dismissed the Pakistani skipper in the over and gave six runs in the process.
WICKET: Shahid Afridi c Anderson b Sodhi 19 (9b 2×4 1×6). Pakistan 123/4 in 15.1 overs. Next batsman: Shoaib Malik.
Over 15: Pakistan 123/3 (require 58 runs to win)
Shahid Afridi added another boundary to his tally in Mitchell McClenaghan’s over.
Over 14: Pakistan 115/3 (require 66 runs to win)
Ish Sodhi gave 11 runs as Afridi hit the maximum.
Over 13: Pakistan 104/3 (require 77 runs to win)
Ahmed Shehzad was dismissed in the over bowled by Mitchell Santner as Afridi struck the boundary.
WICKET: Ahmed Shehzad c Guptill b Santner 30 (32b 3×4 0x6). Pakistan 96/3 in 12.2 overs.Next batsman: Shahid Afridi.
Over 12: Pakistan 96/2 (require 85 runs to win)
Ish Sodhi gave five singles in the over.
Over 11: Pakistan 91/2 (require 90 runs to win)
Ahmed Shehzad and Umar Akmal each scored a single from Mitchell Santner’s over.
Over 10: Pakistan 89/2 (require 92 runs to win)
The Pakistani batsmen scored six runs from Grant Elliott’s over.
Over 9: Pakistan 83/2 (require 98 runs to win)
Mitchell Santner dismissed Khalid Latif and gave four runs.
WICKET: Khalid Latif c Elliott b Santner 3 (7b 0x4 0x6). Pakistan 79/2 in 8.2 overs. Next batsman: Umar Akmal.
Over 8: Pakistan 79/1 (require 102 runs to win)
Three runs taken from Ish Sodhi’s over.
Over 7: Pakistan 76/1 (require 105 runs to win)
Grant Elliott conceded 10 runs in the over as Ahmed Shehzad struck the boundary on his first ball.
Over 6: Pakistan 66/1 (require 115 runs to win)
Sharjeel Khan fell short of his 50 as he was dismissed on 47 from the bowling of Adam Milne.
WICKET: Sharjeel Khan c Guptill b Milne 47 (25b 9×4 1×6). Pakistan 65/1 in 5.3 overs. Next batsman: Khalid Latif.
Over 5: Pakistan 61/0 (require 120 runs to win)
Ten runs taken from Corey Anderson’s over.
Over 4: Pakistan 51/0 (require 130 runs to win)
Sharjeel Khan hit three boundaries and the six in Mitchell McClenaghan’s first over.
Over 3: Pakistan 33/0 (require 148 runs to win)
Adam Milne conceded nine runs in the over as Ahmed Shehzad struck the two fours.
Over 2: Pakistan 24/0 (require 157 runs to win)
Ahmed Shehzad greeted Corey Anderson with a boundary on the first ball.
Over 1: Pakistan 15/0 (require 166 runs to win)
Sharjeel Khan took Pakistan off to a flyer as he scored 14 runs in Mitchell Santner’s over.
Opening batsmen: Sharjeel Khan and Ahmed Shehzad.
NEW ZEALAND INNINGS
Over 20: New Zealand 180/5
Pakistan need 181 runs to win the crucial game against New Zealand.
Over 19: New Zealand 164/5
Mohammad Sami gave just four runs in the penultimate over and dismissed Ronchi.
WICKET: Luke Ronchi c Shoaib Malik b Mohammad Sami 11 (7b 0x4 1×6). New Zealand 164/5 in 19 overs. Next batsman: Grant Elliott.
Over 18: New Zealand 160/4
Mohammad Irfan conceded 14 runs in the over as Luke Ronchi hit the six.
Over 17: New Zealand 146/4
Mohammad Amir gave 11 runs in the over as he was hit for a boundary on the first ball by Ross Taylor.
Over 16: New Zealand 135/4
Corey Anderson was dismissed in Shahid Afridi’s over.
WICKET: Corey Anderson c Shoaib Malik b Shahid Afridi 21 (14b 3×4 0x6). New Zealand 132/4 in 15.2 overs. Next batsman: Luke Ronchi.
Over 15: New Zealand 127/3
Sami bowled Guptill before being hit by the opener for a boundary.
WICKET: Martin Guptill b Mohammad Sami 80 (48b 10×4 3×6). New Zealand 127/3 in 14.3 overs. Next batsman: Ross Taylor.
Over 14: New Zealand 123/2
Shahid Afridi conceded 13 runs in his third over as Guptill hit the two fours.
Over 13: New Zealand 110/2
Ten runs came from Mohammad Irfan’s over as Corey Anderson hit the two fours.
Over 12: New Zealand 100/2
Imad Wasim gave seven runs in his last over.
Over 11: New Zealand 93/2
Martin Guptill took 12 runs from Afridi’s over.
Over 10: New Zealand 81/2
Five singles taken from Imad Wasim’s over.
Over 9: New Zealand 76/2
Afridi got the wicket of Colin Munro in his first over.
WICKET: Colin Munro c Sharjeel Khan b Shahid Afridi 7 (6b 1×4 0x6). New Zealand 75/2 in 8.5 overs. Next batsman: Corey Anderson.
Over 8: New Zealand 69/1
Irfan dismissed the Kiwi skipper in the over and conceded nine runs in the over.
WICKET: Kane Williamson c Shahid Afridi b Mohammad Irfan 17 (21b 1×4 0x6). New Zealand 62/1 in 7.2 overs. Next batsman: Colin Munro.
Over 7: New Zealand 60/0
Williamson and Guptill score five runs from Imad Wasim’s over.
Over 6: New Zealand 55/0
Eleven runs taken from Sami’s over as Guptill struck the six and four.
Over 5: New Zealand 44/0
Imad Wasim went for nine runs in his first over as Kane Williamson struck the six.
Over 4: New Zealand 35/0
Mohammad Sami went for eight runs in his first over.
Over 3: New Zealand 27/0
Martin Guptill hit the three boundaries from Mohammad Amir’s over.
Over 2: New Zealand 14/0
Martin Guptill hit the first six of the match from the bowling of Mohammad Irfan.
Over 1: New Zealand 1/0
Mohammad Amir bowled the first over for Pakistan and Martin Guptill scored the single from it.
Opening batsmen: Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson.