Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Match Day

584dKamran Abbasi

A cringe at the death

Pakistan's serene progress to the World Cup quarter finals suddenly became a shambles in the final ten overs of the New Zealand innings

548dOsman Samiuddin at Pallekele

'Don't think we should panic' - Waqar

Waqar Younis, the Pakistan coach, has said the team is not going to panic after their embarrassing defeat to New Zealand

548dOsman Samiuddin in Pallekele

Umar may replace Kamran as wicketkeeper

Pakistan will consider using Umar Akmal as a wicketkeeper in their remaining group games in a bid to offset the disastrous glovework of his elder brother Kamran

548dBrydon Coverdale in Pallekele

Vettori hurts right knee during New Zealand win

New Zealand's triumph over Pakistan might have come at considerable cost as they sweat on the fitness of their captain Daniel Vettori, who hurt his right knee during the victory

548dOsman Samiuddin in Pallekele

Pakistan in a bind over Kamran

Problems with the bat could prompt Pakistan to retain Kamran Akmal despite his wicketkeeping woes

548dOsman Samiuddin in Pallekele

Hafeez confident of better openings

Pakistan's need for a substantial opening stand is growing and Mohammad Hafeez is confident he and Ahmed Shehzad can deliver

548dBrydon Coverdale

Good Ross, bad Ross

There are two sides to Ross Taylor: the side that attempts too many strokes early, and the one that can be absolutely devastating. In Pallekele, both sides cohabited the same innings

548dOsman Samiuddin in Pallekele

Calamity Kamran seems undroppable

How to approach this politely? Ian Chappell was pretty polite. "If his batting was as good as Don Bradman's," he said on air, "he couldn't score enough runs to make up for what he costs them with his keeping."

548dOsman Samiuddin in Pallekele

Our batting must improve - Misbah

Misbah-ul-Haq believes Pakistan can, and must, improve further if they are to orchestrate a strong challenge for the World Cup

548dBrydon Coverdale in Pallekele

Vettori aims to stop Pakistan's march

The New Zealanders played a warm-up match at the venue back in August, making them one of the few international sides with experience in Pallekele

548dOsman Samiuddin and Brydon Coverdale in Pallekele

Happy birthday Rose Taylor

ESPNcricinfo presents the plays of the day from Pakistan's encounter with New Zealand

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st5Mohammad HafeezAhmed Shehzad
2nd18Kamran AkmalAhmed Shehzad
3rd0Kamran AkmalYounis Khan
4th0Kamran AkmalMisbah-ul-Haq
5th22Misbah-ul-HaqUmar Akmal
6th21Shahid AfridiUmar Akmal
7th36Abdul RazzaqUmar Akmal
8th23Abdul RazzaqAbdur Rehman
9th66Abdul RazzaqUmar Gul
10th1Shoaib AkhtarUmar Gul