New Zealand posted their highest ICC World Cup total.
Today is a must-win game for both teams.
Pakistan requires 402 runs at 8.04 rpo.
New Zealand amassed 401 runs in 50 overs against Pakistan in the 35th match of the ICC World Cup 2023 at the M. Chinnaswamay Stadium, Bengaluru.
This marks the highest total for the Kiwis in the ICC World Cups.
After winning the toss, the Men in Green decided to field first against the Kiwis in the must-win match.
Pakistan dived into the match with an all-pace attack while the opposing team with an all-spin attack.
The opening pair Devon Conway and Rachin Ravindra stood for 68 runs before Hasan Ali dismissed Conway after he scored 35 runs from 39 balls.
The key partnership for the Kiwis was between Ravindra and skipper Kane Williamson. They paired for 180 runs.
Ravindra amassed 108 runs from 94 balls which included 15 fours and one six. He is currently the second-highest run-scorer as he accumulated 515 runs from 8 innings. He has scored 3 centuries so far.
Williamson, after returning from injury, scored 95 runs off just 79 balls. He smashed 10 fours and 2 sixes.
Mohammad Wasim Jr. has been the most economical bowler as he gave away 60 runs in 10 overs and took 3 wickets.
Hasan, Iftikhar Ahmed, and Haris Rauf took one wicket each.
It is pertinent to highlight that if Pakistan chases down this target, this will be a record chase for any tea in the history of the World Cups.
Previously, the Men in Green chased the target of 345 against Sri Lanka, which was marked as the highest target chased in World Cup history. Pakistan won that match by 6 wickets with 10 balls to spare.