That's hundred up for Babar Azam. What a knock by him. First century by Pakistan batsman in this World Cup! 100 off 124 balls. This is Babar's tenth ODI century.
Babar Azam is batting on 99 now! Pakistan moving close to an impressive victory. They need 14 more runs to win off 24 balls.
Pakistan nearing the victory now. 23 needed off five overs. Meanwhile, the partnership between Babar Azam and Haris Sohail is now worth 105 off 121 balls.
Babar Azam moves into the nineties now. Meanwhile, Pakistan needs 34 more runs to win off 42 balls. Haris Sohail is nearing his half-century as well. Pakistan inching towards the victory.
Runs coming easily for Pakistan. New Zealand looking for couple of quick wickets here. Meanwhile, Pakistan need 49 more runs to win off 54 balls.
We are down to last ten overs now and Pakistan need 55 more runs to win now with seven wickets in hand. Normally you will back the batting team to achieve this but it is Pakistan! So, it could still go either.
Haris Sohail is playing his part as well. This is turning out to be a good partnership for Pakistan. Haris and Babar Azam have added 62 off 79 balls. Meanwhile, Pakistan needs 66 more runs to win from 72 balls.
This is getting close now. The equation for Pakistan now needs 84 to win off 84 balls. Mitchell Santner has three overs remaining and those overs will be key.
Pakistan need 99 more runs to win from 17 overs. The required run-rate is worth5.82 runs per over now. Babar Azam is batting on 55 and Haris Sohail is on 20. These two have thus far added 29 off 49 balls.
Pakistan and New Zealand face-off each other in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 (CWC 2019) match 33 at the Edgbaston in Birmingham. It is a must-win game for Pakistan who have rejuvenated their World Cup campaign with a win over South Africa. However, the Green Shirts are up against New Zealand who are thus far unbeaten in this World Cup. Stay tuned for PAK vs NZ live score updates. New Zealand vs Pakistan, Match 33th Live Score.
The Blackcaps had close wins in their previous few matches. With five wins from six matches, New Zealand have 11 points and are placed on the second spot on the ICC CWC 2019 points table. Apart from the five wins, the Kiwis game against India was washed out and as a result, they received one point. New Zealand vs Pakistan, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match Preview: PAK Face Unbeaten NZ in Must-Win Clash at Edgbaston.
Pakistan, on the other hand, are placed on seventh on the team standings with two wins from six matches. They have lost three and one of their match against Sri Lanka was washed out. The Sarfaraz Ahmed-led side will have to win all their remaining three matches, including this one to stay in contention for the semifinals. If Pakistan wins all three and England lose their two remaining matches, the Green Shirts will make it to last four then. ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 – Points Table.
Meanwhile, this will be the ninth World Cup encounter between Pakistan and New Zealand. Pakistan leads the head to head record when it comes to World Cup matches with six wins against two defeats.