result
23rd Match, Super 10 Group 2 (N), Chandigarh, Mar 22 2016, World T20
(20 ov, target 181)158/5
New Zealand won by 22 runs
player of the match
Martin Guptill
New Zealand
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• The Report by Alagappan Muthu

New Zealand defend again to enter semi-finals

Martin Guptill's 80 off 48 balls took New Zealand to a formidable 180 for 5 and set up a 22-run victory over Pakistan

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Scorer: Sanjay Murari
Commentator: Nikhil Kalro
Scorecard summary
New Zealand180/5(20 overs)
Pakistan158/5(20 overs)
end of over 207 runs
PAK: 158/5CRR: 7.90 
Sarfaraz Ahmed11 (8)
Shoaib Malik15 (13)
Adam Milne4-0-26-2
Mitchell McClenaghan4-0-43-0

Tune into ESPN Match Day to find out what went wrong for Pakistan in that manic chase, north-east corner of the web page.

10.50pm A shoddy batting display from Pakistan, to say the least, save Sharjeel Khan. A blistering start from Sharjeel but Pakistan have ended in a disastrous whimper. New Zealand weren't sensational with the ball, frequent and regular loose deliveries, but were good in the field and field placements and stuck to the basics. Pakistan failed to find the boundary in the last 5.1 overs, symbolic of their struggles. Akmal and Shehzad just tightened up in the middle. Nonetheless, credit to NZ for keeping it simple. Not much to say, except for the fact that Pakistan lost it more than NZ winning it.

Guptill, the Man of the Match: "A bit of tightness in the hamstring (reason for being off the field). We found early that the wicket was good than what we have been playing on. Wanted to be aggressive and it paid off for us. Got to keep playing the same way, we got enough power in our batting line-up to keep going. The new ball came on a bit more, hopefully we can keep it going."

Kane Williamson: "Nice to play on a really good surface, the batting unit played their roles really nicely and the bowlers pulled it back nicely after a tough start. Slightly above par, 180 wicket on any wicket can be a touch chase. They certainly played well in the first 6. We played on a couple of wickets that spun viciously but the spinners adapted here. Good bunch of lads, nice we are playing well and our strengths have been playing some smart cricket.

Shahid Afridi: "First of all, want to congratulate him (Williamson). The bowlers bowled well in the middle, we played well in the first 6 but after that we didn't. Easily we could have scored more than 6 but we didnt. We tried to hit the ball, tried to go for the boundary and we played a lot of dot balls. We still keep repeating the same mistakes, every game we are making the mistakes. We have to forget this game and focus on Australia. "

19.6
1
Milne to Sarfaraz, 1 run

another full toss on middle and leg, not sure what more you can ask for. Sarfraz mows to midwicket for a run. New Zealand have qualified for the semis in the process

Shoddy batting display

19.5
1
Milne to Malik, 1 run

speared in the blockhole on middle, driven to long-on. What an anti-climax

Afridi with his hands in his head

19.4
2
Milne to Malik, 2 runs

a legcutter on off and middle, slapped to point for a couple.

Tim: "no boundary since last 5.2 overs. So disappointing."

19.3
Milne to Malik, no run

a slower delivery outside off, Malik is through the shot and misses.

19.2
1
Milne to Sarfaraz, 1 run

another full toss on middle and leg, bunted to cover. Looked like it was over the waist.

19.1
2
Milne to Sarfaraz, 2 runs

a low full toss on leg, pushed down to long-on, just the two. Amazing how Pakistan have failed to find the boundary

The last over. Milne will finish.

end of over 199 runs
PAK: 151/5CRR: 7.94 RRR: 30.00 • Need 30 from 6b
Sarfaraz Ahmed7 (5)
Shoaib Malik12 (10)
Mitchell McClenaghan4-0-43-0
Adam Milne3-0-19-2
18.6
1
McClenaghan to Sarfaraz, 1 run

smeared to midwicket and that should be the game.

18.5
2
McClenaghan to Sarfaraz, 2 runs

another brace. A low full toss on leg, can there be a worse delivery? But all Sarfraza can do is flick to fine leg for two. All gone to pieces

18.4
2
McClenaghan to Sarfaraz, 2 runs

a good bouncer on middle, swatted away to square leg. Just the two. Stunning end-over bowling

Shahed : "Pakistan should've sent Sarfaraz earlier...in place of Khalid Latif, may be. " - Definitely

18.3
1
McClenaghan to Malik, 1 run

very full on middle, not sure the shot selection of that with four fielders deep on the leg side. Worked down to fine leg

18.2
2
McClenaghan to Malik, 2 runs

a full toss outside off, but Malik walks across and works to square leg. Just the two

Sushil: "Not conceding a boundary in the 16,17 and 18th over of a T20 game is some serious death bowling."

18.1
1
McClenaghan to Sarfaraz, 1 run

short on middle and leg, slogged away straight to deep midwicket

end of over 185 runs • 1 wicket
PAK: 142/5CRR: 7.88 RRR: 19.50 • Need 39 from 12b
Sarfaraz Ahmed1 (1)
Shoaib Malik9 (8)
Adam Milne3-0-19-2
Mitchell McClenaghan3-0-34-0
17.6
1
Milne to Sarfaraz, 1 run

good delivery. Sarfraz backs away and Milne follows him. Sarfraz taps a cut to point. Just the one, a great over. Almost vanquishes Pakistan's hopes

17.5
1
Milne to Malik, 1 run

superb yorker on off, jammed away to cover

Big trouble as Sarfraz enters. Sarfraz batting four positions too low.

Manish: "Never thought I will see U Akmal struggle this badly to time the ball. He is one of the cleanest hitters of the ball in Pakistan.."

17.4
W
Milne to Umar Akmal, OUT

Akmal's struggling innings ends, and has done his side quite some damage in the process. Another full toss on middle, he just lobs it in the hands of long-on. Guptill takes an easy catch

Umar Akmal c Guptill b Milne 24 (37m 26b 0x4 0x6) SR: 92.3
17.3
Milne to Umar Akmal, no run

another dot ball. Akmal struggling. Short outside off, Akmal misses a routine pull.

Gowtham: "Both the Mitch-s going for plenty in their first over but winning it with some impressive bowling in their second spell"

17.2
2
Milne to Umar Akmal, 2 runs

a full toss on middle, swatted away to deep midwicket, two more. Still no boundary. Pak sinking quickly

Khurram: "These two not being able to hit the boundaries, this is not the case of playing all 20 overs. Come on!!"

17.1
1
Milne to Malik, 1 run

great execution. Speared in the blockhole outside off, crunched to deep point

No boundaries in more than two overs, Pak need more than two in this one. Milne has the ball. Could be the match-defining moment.

end of over 178 runs
PAK: 137/4CRR: 8.05 RRR: 14.67 • Need 44 from 18b
Umar Akmal22 (23)
Shoaib Malik7 (6)
Mitchell McClenaghan3-0-34-0
Ish Sodhi4-0-25-1
16.6
2
McClenaghan to Umar Akmal, 2 runs

good delivery. Short on off, Akmal pulls to square leg for a couple. Good over again from McClenaghan.

16.5
1
McClenaghan to Malik, 1 run

shortish delivery outside off, slapped off the back foot straight to the sweeper cover. Just the one.

Pak in need of a boundary

Rizwan Zafar : "Umar Akmal not middling it today, going at less than run a ball and not finding gaps. "

Best performances - batters
Martin Guptill portrait
MJ Guptill
80 runs (48)
10 fours
3 sixes
Control86%
Productive shot
on drive
14 runs
1 four
1 six
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Sharjeel Khan, player portrait
Sharjeel Khan
47 runs (25)
9 fours
1 six
Control65%
Productive shot
pull
16 runs
4 fours
0 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Mohammad Sami portrait
Mohammad Sami
O
4
M
0
R
23
W
2
ECO
5.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
Adam Milne portrait
AF Milne
O
4
M
0
R
26
W
2
ECO
6.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
TossNew Zealand, elected to bat first
SeriesWorld T20
Season2015/16
Player Of The Match
Martin Guptill
Martin Guptill
Match numberT20I no. 545
Hours of play (local time)19.30 start, First Session 19.30-20.55, Interval 20.55-21.15, Second Session 21.15-22.40
Match days22 March 2016 - night(20-over match)
Umpires
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Nigel Llong
England Image
Richard Illingworth
TV Umpire
Sri Lanka Image
Kumar Dharmasena
Reserve Umpire
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Marais Erasmus
Match Referee
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Ranjan Madugalle
PointsNew Zealand 2, Pakistan 0