Yesterday, in the 33rd match of ICC World Cup, Pakistan beat New Zealand at Edgbaston, Birmingham. They revive their semifinals hope heavily after two consecutive wins versus South Africa and New Zealand. It was such a wonderful moment for them as they beat previously unbeaten New Zealand by six wickets. Here, we want to discuss how Pakistan triumphed over New Zealand and how Babar Azam’s impressive century helped Pakistan to achieve the triumph.

New Zealand Vs Pakistan, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Pakistan revives semifinal hopes after beating New Zealand

When everything is about to fall down, Pakistan cricket turns around. This is one of the principal reason they enrich cricket history with their undiluted majesty and fairy dust. This is one of many reasons you shouldn’t sign off them too early. Yes, this is Pakistan – the unpredictable team in cricket’s history.

Babar Azam scored an impressive century in the match against New Zealand.

Many people call it madness, but in the Pakistani language, it is their generosity towards this beautiful game. A super spirit comes out from an intrinsic Pakistani cricketer trust that no matter how much worse your situation is, how much broken or hopeless you are, a situation is always reversible from any position until you back off from your own. There is always hope until the end of the line.

You have to play 50 overs according to ICC rules, but there are no rules for Pakistan to create their own bar. Their bar is such limitless.

After their horrific starting of the match, New Zealand managed to score 237/6 by James Neesham‘s unbeaten 97 from 112 balls and Colin de Grandhomme‘s 64 from 71 balls. Shaheen Afridi was the best bowler for Pakistan as he took 3 wickets and gave only 28 runs in 10 overs.

New Zealand’s mid-level score seemed too much inadequate as Pakistan toppled it easily by an admirable century from Babar Azam of 101 runs and great support from Haris Sohail of 68 runs. Haris Sohail got chance in the previous match versus South Africa and it showed he was the missing masterpiece of this Pakistani side. If he keeps this pace, Shoaib Malik‘s career will be in peril.

Sarfaraz Ahmed‘s side who started their resuscitation program from Sunday against South Africa, now leveled up with Bangladesh with 7 points and moved into sixth place.

Babar Azam, Man of the Match of the game, became the second player to score 3,000 ODI runs in front of thousands of cheerful Pak supporters.

He finally scored unbeaten 101 from 127 deliveries with a strike rate of 79.53 and Pakistan cruised into victory in 49.1 overs.

Previously, James Neesham scored his career-best unbeaten 97 while Kiwis wicket-keeper and in-form batsman Colin de Grandhomme scored 64 after Kiwis won the toss and chose to bat first.

Pakistani pacer Shaheen Afridi took 3 wickets by giving only 28 runs in 2.80 economical rates.

After the loss, Black Caps are still in the second position on the point table. They are only one win away to reach semifinals.

Top four teams in the point table will reach in the semifinals. The equation is getting complicated as the tournament progresses.