Pakistan beat New Zealand: Here are the records broken
Pakistan kept their hopes alive in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019, as they beat New Zealand in match number 33 of the World Cup at Edgbaston. Kiwis suffered their maiden loss in CWC 19. Batting first, NZ posted 237/6 with Jimmy Neesham (97*) playing smartly. Classy Babar Azam then helped Pakistan chase down the target. Here are the records broken.
Pakistan pacers Amir, Afridi script these records
Mohammad Amir (1/69) raced to 16 wickets in the 2019 World Cup. He equalled England's Jofra Archer (16 scalps). Amir also conceded 18 runs off an over. That was Pakistan's most expensive over in this World Cup. Shaheen Afridi (3/28) bowled the most economic spell by a Pakistani pacer since Wasim Akram's 2/27 in Manchester in the 1999 World Cup.
Brilliant from Shaheen Afridi!
NZ notch this record, Williamson and Neesham impress
This was New Zealand's sixth game with the same starting XI. They became only the second team to play six consecutive World Cup games with an unchanged since South Africa in 1999. Kane Williamson (41) became the fifth batsman to surpass the 400-run mark in CWC 19 (414). Jimmy Neesham (97*) scored his maiden World Cup fifty.
Neesham, Grandhomme stitch a record partnership for Kiwis
Colin de Grandhomme (64) registered his second fifty in World Cup 2019. This was his third career ODI fifty and his highest World Cup score. Neesham and Grandhomme added 132 runs for the sixth wicket. This was the highest sixth wicket stand for New Zealand in World Cup history. The 132-run stand was also New Zealand's 12th highest for any wicket in World Cup.
Ton-up Babar is the second fastest to 3,000 ODI runs
Babar Azam surpassed the 3,000-run mark in ODI cricket. He became the 20th Pakistani batsman to get past this mark. Babar became the second fastest to 3,000 runs in ODI cricket (68 innings). South Africa's Hashim Amla (57 innings) leads the show. Babar slammed his 10th career ODI hundred The right-handed batsman hit his third fifty-plus score in CWC 19.
Ferguson, Boult lead the ODI bowling chart in 2019
Lockie Ferguson raced to 15 wickets in the ongoing 2019 World Cup. He also surpassed Pat Cummins and is now the second highest ODI wicket-taker in 2019 (29). Trent Boult (30) is now the leading ODI wicket-taker in 2019.
Babar gets past 300 runs in CWC 19, Sohail shines
Babar surpassed the 300-run mark in CWC 19 and became the first Pakistani batsman to do so. He also surpassed 800 ODI runs in 2019. Haris Sohail slammed his second fifty in CWC 19. He also went past 500 ODI runs in 2019.
How did the match pan out?
New Zealand got off to a poor start in overcast conditions to be pegged back at 46/4. Compact Williamson offered a shield, but got out when the score read 83/5. From there on, Grandhomme and Neesham put on a strong show. In reply, Pakistan lost both openers quickly, before Hafeez (32) and Babar stitch a 66-run stand. Babar dictated the show.