- Pakistan stuns the world with its six-wicket victory over New Zealand in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 (CWC).
- Babar Azam produces a sublime unbeaten century under pressure.
- Pakistan chased 238 on a tricky Edgbaston pitch with Azam’s glorious 101 runs and Sohail’s 68.
- Pakistan’s cricket fans show hope again as the national team makes a stunning comeback in the tournament.
“Pakistan beats whoever they want to beat and they lose from whoever they want to. It’s not Pakistan vs the opposition. It’s Pakistan vs Pakistan.”
~ Ricky Ponting
Pakistan makes another comeback in the tournament after its six-wicket victory over unbeaten New Zealand. Babar Azam once again performed brilliantly well under-pressure, scoring a beautiful 101, becoming first Pakistani non-opener batsman to do so in 32 years in the World Cup.
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 26, 2019
Pakistan chased New Zealand’s target of 238 on a tricky Edgbaston pitch, which could have turned the tables. However, Azam’s century coupled with Sohail’s 68 saved the match. They raised a 126-run stand for the fourth wicket after Mohammed Hafeez’s dismissal.
After claiming win over New Zealand, Pakistan now needs Bangladesh to lose at least one match. Pakistan is required to win all to pave its way to the Semifinals, including the one from Bangladesh.
However, to land in Semi-finals, Bangladesh needs to:
- Win all the remaining matches.
- Sri Lanka will lose all their remaining matches.
- England does not win not more than one.
On the other hand, is a smooth journey for India, New Zealand, and Australia. All three teams have put forth stunning performances in the tournament so far.
Twitter appreciated the green shirts:
Pakistan’s incredible win against Kiwis has rejoiced the Twitter community, inspiring new hopes for the national team’s chances in the World Cup.
The ‘cornered tigers’ still alive! Outside chance still of a dream India Pakistan final at Lords with PM Modi and PM Imran in attendance?😄 well played @babarazam258 and Haris Sohail, the Pak star batsmen of the present and future.. #NZvPAK
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) June 26, 2019
New Zealand is unbeatable in this World Cup.
— Asad🇵🇰 (@JanLad_23) June 26, 2019
— Asim Azhar (@AsimAzharr) June 26, 2019
Kane Williamson "Babar Azam and Haris Sohail played beautifully and took the match away from us" #NZvPAK
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) June 26, 2019
Pakistan going against all the odds and beating unbeatable NewZealand in #CWC19 just like they outclassed them in 92'Worldcup.Special Praises 4 Shaheen Afridi, Babar Azam & Haris Sohail.Pakistan is the most unpredictable team. Well Played Boys! #NZvPAK #PAKvNZ #WeHaveWeWill
— VEENA MALIK (@iVeenaKhan) June 26, 2019
— Melinda Farrell (@melindafarrell) June 26, 2019
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) June 26, 2019
Defeating the undefeated.. team green never ceases to amaze-top class batting by Babar Azam & Haris. Sensational stuff .. Shahbash boys! 👏🏻#NZvPAK
— Sayed Z Bukhari (@sayedzbukhari) June 26, 2019
— Brad Hogg (@Brad_Hogg) June 26, 2019
I am equally enjoying uncanny resemblance between 1992 worldcup & 2019 worldcup. Unbeaten NZ lost to Pak. Match results are amazingly similar. Inshallah Men in Green are back on track. Soaring towards higher target.#WeHaveWeWill #CWC19 #NZvPak
— Shehryar Afridi (@ShehryarAfridi1) June 26, 2019
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