ICC World Twenty20 2016

Super 10 phase, Group 2

New Zealand qualify for the semi-finals by beating Pakistan by 22 runs at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali

Martin Guptill and Colin Munro
Man of the match Martin Guptill smashed 80 from 48 balls as New Zealand sealed a semi-final berth AFP

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Pakistan's qualification now hangs in the balance and will be partially dependent on the results of others as they prepare to face Australia in Mohali on Friday.


As for New Zealand, they finish their group campaign against Bangladesh at Eden Gardens on Saturday.


Opener Sharjeel Khan gave Pakistan real hope of chasing down 181 with an eye-catching 47, but Pakistan's middle order lacked confidence and panache. A lot of the credit for that must go to New Zealand's bowling attack, who suffered heavily early on before regaining their composure to excellent effect.

Sharjeel Khan

Ish Sodhi was a real calming influence and finished his four overs with figures of one for 25. Adam Milne and Mitchell Santner each took two wickets for 26 and 29 respectively.


So New Zealand become the first team to book their spot in the final four with a third consecutive victory that owed much to the firepower of Martin Guptill and a handy complementary knock from Ross Taylor.

Martin Guptill


New Zealand qualify for the semi-finals of the ICC World Twenty20 2016 with a 22-run victory over Pakistan


20th over - Pakistan 158-5

Seven runs from the over but Pakistan's chase ends with something of a whimper. They fall well short.


Milne steps up to bowl the last six deliveries of the innings. Pakistan need 30 to win. Not going to happen, surely.


19th over - Pakistan 151-5

More incisive from Pakistan as Ahmed runs for six off McClenaghan's last over and Malik takes another three. The boundary drought continues unabated, however.


Ahmed is the new man in, by the way. He and Malik will have to put on a batting clinic to have any chance of victory here.


Pakistan now need 39 from these final two overs.


18th over - Pakistan 142-5


Akmal has totally failed to reignite this Pakistan innings. Without a single boundary to his name, he tries to pull off a big shot from Milne's low full toss but miscues it horribly and Guptill is alert at long-on to take his third catch of the evening.

The required run rate is now above 17 and it's looking very ominous indeed for Pakistan.


Wicket - Akmal (24) c Guptill b Milne (Pakistan 140-5)


17th over - Pakistan 137-4

Akmal is gifted a second run with his first shot of the over before notching another single. McClenaghan then sends down a useful dot ball before Malik slashes for two after a good stop in the deep from the agile Santner.

Three more from the over but Pakistan have long since stopped finding the boundaries.


16th over - Pakistan 129-4


Sodhi with the vital dismissal of Afridi, who tries to clear the rope before falling to an excellently-timed catch from Anderson stationed at long-off. Wonderful fielding.

Malik joins Akmal in the middle.


Wicket - Afridi (19) c Anderson b Sodhi (Pakistan 123-4)


15th over - Pakistan 123-3

Akmal helps himself to three before Afridi sends a low full toss through the gap for four.


McClenaghan returns after his earlier struggles against Khan.


14th over - Pakistan 115-3

Afridi is quickly doing his bit, punishing a short ball from Sodhi with a confident six over Guptill at mid-wicket. 11 in total there, but the skipper will need Akmal to chip in with his fair share of boundaries.

66 from 36 needed at 11 an over.


13th over - Pakistan 104-3

Eight runs and wicket from the over. An impatient Afridi hits his first four and snatches three more. A solitary single for Akmal.


Afridi is the next man up for Pakistan.


Shehzad's frustration finally tells and he goes for a big shot that is taken easily by Guptill at deep mid-wicket.


Wicket - Shehzad (30) c Guptill b Santner (Pakistan 96-3)