Player of the Match
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Match Day

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Martin Guptill steers New Zealand into semi-finals

Martin Guptill's 48-ball 80 proved to be the decisive innings in New Zealand's 22-run win over Pakistan, that helped them qualify for the semi-final of the World T20 played, in Mohali on Tuesday.

134dSidharth Monga in Mohali

Pakistan's weak batting sparks Waqar's ire

A visibly angry Waqar Younis has labelled Pakistan as "not good enough," after a defeat to New Zealand, which might cost them a shot at making the semi-finals

134dSidharth Monga in Mohali

We need to cut down on our mistakes - Afridi

On the eve of his team's must-win match against New Zealand, Shahid Afridi feels Pakistan are playing good cricket but are being held back by small mistakes

134dSidharth Monga in Mohali

New Zealand's tactical sharpness reaps rich dividends

The biggest story behind New Zealand's success has been how well they have read the conditions, and how well they have selected their XIs, and coach Mike Hesson has played a key role in it

Where are the boundaries?


No. of boundaries hit by Pakistan in the last five overs when the require run rate was 11.60. They just scored 35 runs and lost the game by 22 runs

Explosive start


Runs scored by Pakistan in the Powerplays, which is their best in World T20 and joint-best against top-8 teams in all T20Is.

Rare opening success


No. of 50+ opening stand for Pakistan in their last ten T20I innings, before this match. Sharjeel Khan and Ahmed Shahzad have put up fifty-run p'ship today.

Expensive Amir


Mohammad Amir's economy in this match, which is the worst when he has bowled all four overs in T20Is and third-worst overall.

WT20 topper


No. of wickets for Afridi in World T20s - most by a bowler. He has gone past Malinga (38) with his dismissal of Corey Anderson.

Guptill vs Pak


Runs scored by Guptill against Pakistan in T20Is, which is the third-highest by a batsman against a particular team. Guptill has scored 424 v SA & Duminy 378 v Aus.

Rocking openers


No. of partnerships of 50 or more between Guptill and Williamson, in their last 10 innings they opened together in T20Is including today.

Advantage NZ on recent form


NZ's win-loss record against Pak in their last four T20Is. Overall, Pak lead 8-6 in the previous 14 T20Is; 4 of those wins came in the first four matches between them.