Fakhar Zaman tonned up in the 20th over

New Zealand's Innings

Earlier in the day, New Zealand had set a challenging target with an impressive total of 401/6. The standout performance came from Rachin Ravindra, who notched his third century in this World Cup, while Kane Williamson's sublime 95 also significantly contributed to their formidable total.

Pakistan's bowlers faced a formidable New Zealand batting lineup. Despite deploying four quick bowlers, including Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, and Hasan Ali, Pakistan struggled as the senior pacers found little success. 

Mohammad Wasim Jr. emerged as the standout bowler for Pakistan, taking three crucial wickets.

In a rain-affected encounter filled with breathtaking performances and high-octane action, Pakistan emerged victorious, keeping their hopes alive in the World Cup 2023. With this thrilling win, the race for the semifinals intensifies, promising fans more enthralling cricket battles in the days to come.