World Cup Warm-up Matches new zealand vs pakistan highlights

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World Cup Warm-up Matches new zealand vs pakistan highlights
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New Zealand secured a victory against Pakistan in a thrilling ICC World Cup warm-up match, winning by 5 wickets on a Friday. Here are the New Zealand vs Pakistan highlights from the exciting encounter.

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The Pakistan cricket team posted a formidable total of 345 runs while losing 5 wickets, batting first.

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The Black Caps found the chase not too challenging as they secured victory with 5 wickets to spare. Rachin Ravindra was the top-scorer for the winning side, falling just short of a century as he was dismissed by Salman Agha after accumulating 97 runs.

Mark Chapman played a blistering innings, effortlessly guiding his team to victory. He scored 65 runs off just 41 deliveries, including eight boundaries.

Daryl Mitchell contributed 59 runs off 57 balls, but what indeed pleased the Kiwis was the performance of their captain, Kane Williamson. This match marked his return to international cricket since March 31, when he sustained a knee injury.

Williamson made a valuable contribution of 54 runs before retiring, comprising eight fours in his innings.

Usama Mir took two wickets for the Green Shirts, while Hasan Ali, Wasim Jr., and Salman each claimed one wicket.

In their innings, Pakistan scored 345 runs with 5 wickets loss.

Mohammad Rizwan delivered a remarkable performance, notching up an impressive 103 runs off 93 balls, which featured 11 boundaries.

Pakistan’s captain, Babar Azam, was the second-highest scorer, compiling 80 runs from 84 deliveries, including 10 boundaries.

Saud Shakeel, the left-handed middle-order batsman, earned applause for his solid batting display. The 28-year-old contributed a valuable 75 runs, striking nine boundaries at an impressive strike rate of 141.51.

Pakistan will play their next warm-up against Australia on October 3rd, just two days before the start of the World Cup.

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