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ICC World Cup 2019, New Zealand vs Pakistan: As it happened

Pakistan defeated New Zealand by six wickets in the 33rd match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at Edgbaston, Birmingham on Wednesday.

ICC World Cup 2019, New Zealand vs Pakistan: As it happened
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Sarfaraz Ahmed-led Pakistan defeated New Zealand by six wickets in the 33rd match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at Edgbaston, Birmingham on Wednesday. 

Here are the highlights from the match:

# Pakistan 241/4 (49.1 overs) as Pakistan emerge victorious by a margin of six wickets following a boundary by Sarfaraz Ahmed off the first delivery. 

# Lockie Ferguson to bowl the final over of the innings! 

# Pakistan 237/4 (49 overs)

# Wicket! Haris Sohail departs for 68 runs off 76 deliveries after being adjudged run-out in an attempt to complete a quick single. Pakistan 236/4 (48.3 overs)

# Matt Henry to bowl the 49th over! 

# Pakistan 234/4 (48 overs) as Babar Azam scores his first century of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 with nine runs off the over.   

# Lockie Ferguson into the attack! 

# Pakistan 225/3 (47 overs) as Haris Sohail hits the ball to deep backward square for a single. 

# Trent Boult to bowl his final over of the innings! 

# Nine runs from the over as Babar Azam scores a boundary off the final delivery of the over hitting the ball through mid-wicket. Pakistan 224/3 (46 overs)

# Lockie Ferguson back into the attack! 

# Eight runs from the over as Haris Sohail scores a boundary off the final delivery of the over, hitting the ball over mid-off. Pakistan 215/3 (45 overs)

# Trent Boult to continue with the ball! 

# Three runs from the over, Pakistan 207/3 (44 overs)

# Mitchell Santner to bowl his final over of the innings! 

# Three runs from the over following a single and a double off the second and third delivery with Pakistan 204/4 (43 overs) 

# Trent Boult to bowl his eighth over of the innings! 

# Pakistan cross the 200-run mark as Babar Azam hits two consecutive boundaries into the cow corner fence, to finish the over unbeaten on 89. Pakistan 201/3 (42 overs)

# Mitchell Santner to bowl his ninth over! 

# Six runs from the over as Haris Sohail scores a boundary off the final delivery to help Pakistan reach 189/3 (41 overs)

# Trent Boult to bowl his seventh over of the innings! 

# Pakistan 183/3 (40 overs) as Azam and Sohail complete two singles and a double off the over. 

# Mitchell Santner to bowl his eighth over! 

# Seven runs from the over as Haris Sohail scores a boundary off the final delivery hitting the ball through extra cover. Pakistan 179/3 (39 overs)

# Kane Williamson to bowl his eighth over of the innings! 

# Eight runs from the over as Haris Sohail scores his first six of the innings, hitting the ball straight down the ground. Pakistan 172/3 (38 overs)

# Trent Boult is back in the attack! 

# 10 runs from the over as Babar Azam scores two consecutive boundaries hitting the ball behind square on the leg-side. Pakistan 164/3 (37 overs)

# Kane Williamson to bowl his seventh over of the innings! 

# Pakistan 154/3 (36 overs), with nine runs off the over as Babar Azam hits his sixth boundary of the innings to deep extra cover.  

# Colin Munro into the attack! 

# Just three runs from Williamson's over as well with Pakistan 145/3 (35 overs)

# Kane Williamson to bowl his sixth over! 

# Pakistan 142/3 (34 overs) with three runs off the over following three singles.

# Lockie Ferguson to bowl his sixth over of the innings! 

# Three runs from the over as Babar and Haris complete three singles, with Pakistan 139/3 (33 overs)

# Kane Williamson to bowl his fifth over! 

# Four runs from the over as Pakistan reach 136/3 (32 overs)

# Lockie Ferguson to bowl his fifth over of the innings! 

# Pakistan 132/3 (31 overs) with four runs from the over following three singles and a run off a wide delivery.

# Kane Williamson to bowl his fourth over! 

# Pakistan 128/3 (30 overs) as Haris Sohail scores his first six of the innings as well as the first six of the Pakistan innings. 

# Mitchell Santner to bowl his seventh over of the innings! 

# Four runs off the over as Haris Sohail scores his first boundary of the innings following a shot past slip. Pakistan 120/3 (29 overs)

# Kane Williamson to bowl his third over of the innings! 

# Just a single off the over as Haris Sohail hits the final delivery to deep mid-wicket. Pakistan 116/3 (28 overs)

# Mitchell Santner to bowl his sixth over! 

# Pakistan 115/3 (27 overs) with three runs off the over as Babar Azam completes his half-century with a single, hitting the ball through square leg.  

# Kane Williamson to bowl his second over of the innings! 

# Two runs from the over as Haris Sohail gets off the mark with a single as Babar Azam finishes the over unbeaten on 49. Pakistan 112/3 (26 overs)

# Mitchell Santner to bowl his fifth over! 

# Five runs and a wicket off the over, Pakistan 110/3 (25 overs) 

# Haris Sohail is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Mohammad Hafeez departs for 32 runs off 50 deliveries as he attempts to go for a big hit over deep mid-wicket, with Lockie Ferguson completing the catch. Pakistan 110/3 (24.5 overs)

# Kane Williamson into the attack! 

# Just a single off the over as Babar Azam hits the ball through the covers, Pakistan 105/2 (24 overs)

# Santner to bowl his fourth over of the innings! 

# 13 runs from the over as Pakistan cross the 100-run mark with Babar Azam scoring a boundary off the final delivery hitting the ball to third man. Pakistan 104/2 (23 overs)

# Jimmy Neesham to bowl his third over of the innings! 

# Just two runs off the over as Babar Azam is dropped by wicket-keeper Tom Latham following an edge to the keeper off a turning delivery. Pakistan 91/2 (22 overs)

# Mitchell Santner to bowl his third over! 

# Three runs from Neesham's second over as Babar and Hafeez complete three singles with Pakistan 89/2 (21 overs)

# Jimmy Neesham to bowl his second over of the innings! 

# Just two runs from the over as Hafeez and Babar complete a double off the first delivery, hitting it behind point. Pakistan 86/2 (20 overs) 

# Santner to bowl his second over of the innings! 

# Four runs from the over as Babar Azam scores a boundary off the final delivery, hitting the ball powerfully through point. Pakistan 84/2 (19 overs)

# Jimmy Neesham into the attack! 

# Three runs from the over as Babar Azam completes 3000 ODI runs, becoming the second fastest to reach the tally after Lockie Ferguson. Pakistan 80/2 (18 overs) 

# Mitchell Santner into the attack! 

# New Zealand 77/2 (17 overs) with six runs from the over as Babar Azam scores his second boundary of the innings placing the ball behind the already backward point. 

# Lockie Ferguson to bowl his third over of the innings! 

# Pakistan 71/2 (16 overs) with seven runs off the over as Mohammad Hafeez scores his second boundary of the innings hitting the ball past the backward point fielder. 

# Colin de Grandhomme to bowl his second over! 

# Pakistan 64/2 (15 overs), with eight runs from the over as Mohammad Hafeez hits two boundaries smashing the ball backward of square leg and through point. 

# Lockie Ferguson to bowl his third over of the innings! 

# Pakistan 56/2 (14 overs) with five runs from the over as the two batsmen complete a single followed by two doubles off the final two deliveries.  

# Colin de Grandhomme into the attack! 

# Five runs from the over as Mohammad Hafeez scores his first boundary of the innings, hitting the ball with a well-controlled pull shot as Pakistan cross the 50-run mark. New Zealand 51/2 (13 overs) 

# Lockie Ferguson to continue with the ball! 

# Just a single off the over as Hafeez completes a single off the final delivery, hitting the ball to mid-wicket, New Zealand 46/2 (12 overs)

# Matt Henry to bowl his sixth over! 

# Two runs from the over as Mohammad Hafeez and Babar Azam complete two singles with Imam-Ul-Haq departing in the same over. Pakistan 45/2 (11 overs)

# Mohammad Hafeez is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Imam-Ul-Haq departs for 19 runs off 29 deliveries following a short delivery by Lockie Ferguson which the batsman failed to negotiate, resulting in a catch to Martin Guptill. Pakistan 44/2 (10.2 overs) 

# Lockie Ferguson into the attack! 

# Two runs from the over as Babar and Imam complete two singles from the third and final delivery of the innings, with Pakistan 43/1 (10 overs) 

# Matt Henry to bowl his fifth over of the innings! 

# Pakistan 41/1 (9 overs) as Babar Azam scores two boundaries hitting the ball through the covers and to deep extra cover. 

# Trent Boult to bowl his fifth over! 

# Pakistan 33/1 (8 overs) with just a single off the over as Babar hit the final delivery to deep square leg for a single. 

# Henry to bowl his fourth over! 

# Two runs from the over as Imam-Ul-Haq and Babar complete two runs off the first delivery, to help Pakistan reach 32/1 (7 overs)

# Trent Boult to bowl his fourth over! 

# Six runs from the over as Pakistan reach 30/1 (6 overs) following a double followed by three runs off the fourth delivery and a single off the final delivery. 

# Matt Henry to bowl his third over of the innings! 

# Pakistan 24/1 (5 overs) as Imam-Ul-Haq scores his third boundary of the innings following an edge wide of the first slip fielder. 

# Trent Boult to bowl his third over! 

# Just a single off Matt Henry's second over, as Pakistan reach 20/1 (4 overs)

# Matt Henry to bowl his second over of the innings!

# Four runs and a wicket off the over as Fakhar Zaman scores his fourth boundary of the innings before losing his wicket off the final delivery, Pakistan 19/1 (3 overs)

# Babar Azam is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Fakhar Zaman departs for 9 runs off 10 deliveries following a short delivery by Boult which the batsman failed to handle resulting in a top-edge which Martin Guptill completed a catch off. Pakistan 19/1 (2.6 overs)

# Boult to bowl his second over of the innings! 

# Pakistan 11/0 (2 overs) as Fakhar Zaman and Imam-Ul-Haq score a boundary apiece off the over hitting the ball through the covers with the second boundary scored following a straight drive. 

# Matt Henry to share the new ball! 

# Four runs off the opening over as Imam-Ul-Haq scores his opening boundary of the innings, hitting the ball to deep square leg. Pakistan 4/0 (1 over) 

# Trent Boult to bowl the opening over of the innings! 

# Pakistan openers Imam-Ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman are set to kickstart the chase! 

# Pakistan need 238 runs to win! 

# 14 runs from the over as New Zealand finish the innings on 237/6 (50 overs) with Jimmy Neesham finishing the innings unbeaten on 97 following a six off the final delivery. 

# Wahab Riaz to bowl the final over of the innings! 

# New Zealand 223/6 (49 overs) with six runs from the over following four singles and a double. 

# Mohammad Amir to bowl his final over of the innings! 

# Eight runs and a wicket off the over as Jimmy Neesham scores his fifth boundary of the innings hitting the ball through mid-wicket. New Zealand 217/6 (48 overs)

# Mitchell Santner is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Colin de Grandhomme departs for 64 as he is adjudged run-out following a direct throw from Amir at third man which catches the all-rounder short of the crease. New Zealand 215/6 (47.4 overs)

# Wahab Riaz to bowl his ninth over! 

# 18 runs from the over as Jimmy Neesham scores a six off the first delivery, marking the first six conceded by Amir in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. This was followed by two boundaries by Colin de Grandhomme as New Zealand reach 209/5 (47 overs) 

# Mohammad Amir to bowl his ninth over of the innings! 

# New Zealand 191/5 (46 overs), with seven runs from the over following four singles and a double. 

# Wahab Riaz to bowl his eighth over! 

# New Zealand 184/5 (45 overs), with eight runs from the over as Colin de Grandhomme completed his half-century off 63 deliveries with a single. 

# Mohammad Amir to bowl his eighth over! 

# New Zealand 176/5 (44 overs) with four runs off the over as Colin de Grandhomme finishes the over just two short of a half-century. 

# Shaheen Afridi to bowl his final over of the innings! 

# New Zealand 172/5 (43 overs) with six runs off the over as Colin de Grandhomme scores his fourth boundary of the innings, hitting the ball over extra cover. 

# Mohammad Amir to bowl his seventh over! 

# New Zealand 166/5 (42 overs) with 11 runs off the over as Jimmy Neesham scores his third boundary of the innings, hitting the ball wide of short fine leg. 

# Shaheen Afridi to bowl his ninth over of the innings! 

# New Zealand 155/5 (41 overs) as Shadab Khan completes his spell of 10 overs, with figures of 1/43 following three runs off his final over. 

# Shadab Khan to bowl his final over of the innings! 

# New Zealand 152/5 (40 overs) with two singles off the over as Jimmy Neesham scores his sixth ODI half-century off 77 deliveries! 

# Shaheen Afridi is back in the attack! 

# New Zealand 150/5 (39 overs) with six runs from the over as Colin de Grandhomme scores his third boundary of the innings, following a top edge over the wicketkeeper's head. 

# Wahab Riaz to bowl his seventh over! 

# New Zealand 144/5 (38 overs) with just two runs off the over as Jimmy Neesham inches closer to a half-century. 

# Mohammad Amir to continue with the ball! 

# New Zealand 142/5 (37 overs) with just three runs from the over as Neesham and Colin de Grandhomme complete a single and a double. 

# Wahab Riaz into the attack! 

# Seven runs from the over as Jimmy Neesham scores his second boundary of the innings, hitting the ball past mid-wicket. New Zealand 139/5 (36 overs)

# Mohammad Amir to bowl his fifth over of the innings! 

# 11 runs from the over as Colin de Grandhomme smashes his first six of the innings hitting the short delivery over cow corner. New Zealand 132/5 (35 overs)

# Shadab Khan to continue with the ball! 

# New Zealand 121/5 (34 overs) with Neesham scoring his first boundary of the innings, hitting the ball towards the deep extra cover fence. 

# Imad Wasim to bowl his third over! 

# 12 runs from the over as Colin de Grandhomme scores his second boundary of the innings following a maiden six by Jimmy Neesham, to help New Zealand reach 115/5 (33 overs)

# Shadab Khan to bowl his eighth over! 

# Four singles and a double to make it six runs from the over resulting in New Zealand crossing the 100-run mark, New Zealand 103/5 (32 overs) 

# Imad Wasim is back in the attack and set to bowl his second over! 

# Three runs from the over as Neesham and Colin de Grandhomme hit the ball to square leg and long-off to complete three singles. New Zealand 97/5 (31 overs)

# Shadab Khan to bowl his seventh over! 

# Six runs off the over as Colin de Grandhomme scores his first boundary of the innings hitting the ball straight down the ground. New Zealand 94/5 (30 overs)

# Wahab Riaz to bowl his fifth over! 

# Two runs off the over as well with Neesham and Colin de Grandhomme completing two singles to help New Zealand reach 88/5 (29 overs)

# Shadab Khan to bowl his sixth over! 

# Just two runs off the over as New Zealand reach 86/5 (28 overs)

# Wahab Riaz to bowl his fourth over of the innings! 

# Two runs and a wicket off the over as New Zealand reach 84/5 (27 overs)

# Colin de Grandhomme is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Kane Williamson departs for 41 runs off 69 deliveries as the batsman hands an outside edge to wicketkeeper Sarfaraz Ahmed following a leg break delivery. New Zealand 83/5 (26.2 overs)

# Shadab Khan to continue with the ball! 

# Three runs from the over as Williamson inches closer to a half-century with the duo completing three singles, to help New Zealand reach 82/4 (26 overs) 

# Wahab Riaz to bowl his third over! 

# New Zealand 79/4 (25 overs), as Kane Williamson and Neesham complete singles hitting the ball to sweeper cover and deep mid-wicket. 

# Shadab Khan to bowl his fourth over of the innings! 

# New Zealand 77/4 (24 overs) with just a single off the over as Kane Williamson hits the good length delivery to mid-wicket for a single. 

# Wahab Riaz to continue with the ball! 

# Two runs from the over as Williamson and Neesham complete two singles, hitting the ball to cover point and fine leg. New Zealand 76/4 (23 overs)

# Shadab Khan to bowl his third over of the innings! 

# Six runs off the over as Kane Williamson scores his third boundary of the innings, hitting the ball past the leg-stump for a boundary to fine leg. New Zealand 74/4 (22 overs)

# Wahab Riaz into the attack! 

# Four runs from the over with the two batsmen completing two singles and a double to help New Zealand reach 68/4 (21 overs)

# Shadab Khan to bowl his second over! 

# Just four runs from the over as Neesham and Williamson complete four singles hitting the ball towards sweeper cover, long-on and long-off to reach 64/4 (20 overs)

# Mohammad Hafeez to bowl his seventh over! 

# Two runs from the over following two singles off Khan's maiden over with New Zealand 60/4 (19 overs)

# Shadab Khan into the attack! 

# Four runs from the over as the two batsmen complete two singles and a double, to help New Zealand reach 58/4 (18 overs) 

# Mohammad Hafeez to continue with the ball! 

# Two runs from the over as Williamson and Neesham complete two singles, hitting the ball towards sweeper cover, New Zealand 54/4 (17 overs)

# Shaheen Afridi to bowl his seventh over! 

# Four runs from the over as Williamson and Neesham complete two singles and a double off the over to help New Zealand cross the 50-run mark, reach 52/4 (16 overs)

# Mohammad Hafeez to bowl his fifth over! 

# Third maiden of the innings for Shaheen Afridi, with New Zealand reaching 48/4 (15 overs)

# Shaheen Shah Afridi to bowl his sixth over! 

# Two runs off the over as Williamson and Neesham complete two singles off the first two deliveries, hitting the ball on the on-side and to long-on. New Zealand 48/4 (14 overs)

# Mohammad Hafeez to bowl his fourth over of the innings! 

# Just a single and the wicket of Tom Latham off the over as Williamson hit the ball to cover off the first delivery to cover. New Zealand 46/4 (13 overs)

# Jimmy Neesham is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Tom Latham departs for 1 run off 14 deliveries as he nicks the ball to wicketkeeper Sarfaraz Ahmed following a delivery which generated late movement. New Zealand 46/4 (12.3 overs)

# Shaheen Afridi to bowl his fifth over of the innings! 

# Just a single off the over as Kane Williamson goes deep in the crease, punching the ball along the ground through cover point for a single, New Zealand 45/3 (12 overs)

# Imad Wasim to bowl his second over! 

# Second maiden of the spell for Shaheen Afridi who makes it difficult for the batsmen to score with his swinging deliveries and pace, New Zealand 44/3 (11 overs)

# Shaheen Afridi to bowl his fourth over of the innings! 

# Six runs from the over as Williamson and Latham complete three singles with three runs off a single delivery to reach 44/3 (10 overs)

# Imad Wasim into the attack! 

# Four runs and a wicket off the over as Ross Taylor departs for 3, after three runs off the second delivery following a full delivery by Shaheen Afridi. New Zealand 38/3 (9 overs)

# Tom Latham is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Ross Taylor departs for 3 runs off 8 deliveries following an edge off a swinging delivery by Afridi with Sarfaraz Ahmed completing a one-handed catch following an outside edge. New Zealand 38/3 (8.6 overs)

# Shaheen Afridi to bowl his third over of the innings! 

# Ten runs from the over as Kane Williamson scores two consecutive boundaries off the first two deliveries of the over. Williamson hit the ball through cover point for a boundary before following it up with a similar shot off the previous delivery. New Zealand 34/2 (8 overs)

# Mohammad Amir to continue with the ball! 

# Wicket maiden for Shaheen Afridi marking his first wicket maiden of the spell, with Munro departing for 12 off 17 deliveries at the same time. New Zealand 24/2 (7 overs)

# Ross Taylor is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Colin Munro departs for 12 runs off 17 deliveries as he edges the ball to Haris Sohail at slips off a swinging delivery, New Zealand 24/2 (6.2 overs)

# Shaheen Afridi to bowl his second over of the innings! 

# Two runs from the over as the two batsman complete a single followed by a wide delivery, with New Zealand 24/1 (6 overs) 

# Mohammad Amir to bowl his third over! 

# Just four runs off the over as Kane Williamson scores his first boundary of the innings, following a delivery bowled down the leg side with Williamson flicking the ball along the ground to deep square leg. New Zealand 22/1 (5 overs)

# Shaheen Afridi into the attack! 

# 10 runs from the over as Colin Munro hits two consecutive boundaries, beating backward point before punching the ball to the off-side boundary. New Zealand 18/1 (4 overs)

# Mohammad Amir to bowl his second over! 

# Just two runs from the over as Kane Williamson and Colin Munro complete two singles off the over, hitting the ball to deep square leg and short extra cover. New Zealand 8/1 (2 overs)

# Mohammad Hafeez to bowl his second over of the innings! 

# Just a single and a wicket off the over as Kane Williamson gets off the mark with a tap towards cover-point following the dismissal of Martin Guptill for five, New Zealand 6/1 (1.1 overs)

# Kane Williamson is the new batsman in! 

# Wicket! Martin Guptill departs off the first delivery of the over, following an inside edge on to the stumps off a swinging delivery, New Zealand 5/1 (1.1 overs)

# Mohammad Amir to share the new ball! 

# Five runs from the opening over as Martin Guptill gets off the mark with a boundary off the opening delivery as Guptill sweeps the ball through backward square leg. New Zealand 5/0 (1 over)

# Mohammad Hafeez to bowl the opening over! 

# New Zealand openers Martin Guptill and Colin Munro are set to kickstart the innings! 

# Players from both the sides are set for the national anthem ceremony! 

# New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has won the toss and opted to bat against Pakistan! 

# The toss is set to take place in a few minutes! 

# The clash will begin at 4:00 PM IST with no overs lost! 

# The toss will take place at 3:30 PM IST! 

# Umpires Bruce Oxenford and Paul Reiffel are assessing the conditions with Marais Erasmus joining in as well. The toss is set to take place in a short while!  

# There will be an inspection next at 3:00 PM IST! 

# The toss has been delayed due to a wet outfield! 

Pakistan need to register nothing short of a win when they take on New Zealand in Birmingham on Wednesday having emerged victorious against South Africa in their previous clash of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. 

Pakistan are currently on the seventh spot having registered two wins and three losses with five points in six games. They need to win their remaining three matches in the tournament to stay alive.  

New Zealand, on the other hand, are currently unbeaten in the tournament. They will be looking to make amends for a poor performance on the field in their previous clash against West Indies where Carlos Braithwaite nearly took the game away from them.

Lineups:  

New Zealand (Playing XI): Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham(w), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult. 

Pakistan (Playing XI): Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Haris Sohail, Sarfaraz Ahmed(w/c), Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Shaheen Afridi.