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Group B, Match 5 NZ vs PAK: Kiwis beat Pakistan to make semis

Pakistan were all out for 223 in 46.3 overs, chasing New Zealand's formidable 274 for seven at Mohali. Scott Styris and Stephen Fleming both hit half-centuries in a pitch where early conditions helped the Pakistani Pace attack. With this win New Zealand reached the Semis at the expense of Sri Lanka. The result leaves Pakistan needing to beat South Africa in their final group game to qualify for the semi-finals.
Pakistan were struggling at 83-4 before Mohammad Yousuf (71) and Shoaib Malik (52) added a vital fifth-wicket stand of 96. New Zealand (Playing XI): Stephen Fleming (Captain), Nathan Astle, Lou Vincent, Scott Styris, Brendon McCullum, Peter Fulton, Kyle Mills, Jacob Oram, James Franklin, Daniel Vettori, Shane Bond.
Pakistan (Playing XI): Younis Khan (Captain), Mohammad Yousuf, Abdul Razzaq, Rao Iftikar Anjum, Imran Farhat, Kamran Akmal, Mohammad Hafeez, Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Umar Gul.
ICC Champions Trophy, Mohali: New Zealand 274-7 (50 overs) bt Pakistan 223 (46.3 overs) by 51 runs

Pakistan could miss speedsters on bouncy Mohali pitch

When Pakistan take on New Zealand in the ICC Champions Trophy one-day international encounter at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) ground, Mohali Wednesday, they will definitely miss the services of fast bowlers Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammed Asif on a "hard-rolled and bouncy track".
Till Monday evening, it was not the Pakistani side which was going the extra yard to practice in the early winter chill of north India. Though some Pakistan players did come out to practice later in the evening, it was the New Zealanders who sweated it out at the nets. The Pakistan side, which has been camping in Chandigarh, 10 km from here, since Thursday, has not had a full-fledged cricket practice over the last four days. All that the Pakistan players did was to have some fielding practice for two hours in a stadium in Chandigarh, play football, watch a couple of Hindi movies, do sight-seeing and shopping, enjoy Diwali festivities and dine at the residence of their liaison officer.
New Zealand will depend a lot on the services of paceman Shane Bond on the grassy, bouncy pitch here. It is here Pakistan will miss their real fast bowlers - Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammed Asif - both of whom made an unceremonious exit from the Champions trophy with bowling a single delivery after testing positive for doping. Pakistan's bowling coach Waqar Younis said that the side was also trying to concentrate on the batting department. New Zealand team (from): Stephen Fleming (Captain), Nathan Astle, Shane Bond, James Franklin, Peter Fulton, Mark Gillespie, Brendon McCullum (wicket-keeper), Hamish Marshall, Kyle Mills, Jacob Oram, Jeetan Patel, Scott Styris, Daniel Vettori and Lou Vincent
Pakistan team (from) : Younis Khan (Captain), Mohammad Yousuf, Abdul Razzaq, Faisal Iqbal, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Rana Naved, Kamran Akmal (wicket-keeper), Imran Farhat, Umar Gul, Mohammad Hafeez and Rao Iftikhar Anjum.

Champions Trophy Group B: New Zealand vs Pakistan, Mohali


New Zealand beat Pakistan by 51 runs
Pakistan won the toss and decided to field
274 for 7 (50.0 overs)
223 all out (46.3 overs)

New Zealand Innings
L Vincent
b Umar Gul
8 0 0
S P Fleming c and b Shoaib Malik
105 8 1
N J Astle c Younis Khan b Naved-ul-Hasan
17 3 0
P G Fulton lbw b Iftikhar Anjum
14 1 0
S B Styris c Iftikhar Anjum b Umar Gul
113 10 0
J D P Oram c Umar Gul b Abdul Razzaq
26 4 1
B B McCullum c Shoaib Malik b Abdul Razzaq
13 3 1
J E C Franklin not out
5 1 0
D L Vettori not out
0 0 0
1nb 7w 8lb 16
for 7 274 (50.0 ovs)

Naved-ul-Hasan 8.0 0 44 1
Umar Gul 9.0 1 47 2
Iftikhar Anjum 8.0 2 41 1
Abdul Razzaq 10.0 1 60 2
Shahid Afridi 10.0 0 49 0
Shoaib Malik 5.0 0 25 1
Fall of wicket
3 L Vincent
23 N J Astle
60 P G Fulton
168 S P Fleming
220 J D P Oram
254 S B Styris
270 B B McCullum

Pakistan Innings
Mohammad Hafeez c B B McCullum b J D P Oram
46 8 0
Imran Farhat c K D Mills b S E Bond
11 1 0
Younis Khan c L Vincent b K D Mills
12 0 0
Mohammad Yousuf c S P Fleming b S E Bond
92 9 0
Shahid Afridi c S E Bond b J D P Oram
6 0 0
Shoaib Malik c N J Astle b D L Vettori
70 4 0
Abdul Razzaq c J E C Franklin b S E Bond
15 0 0
Kamran Akmal c S P Fleming b K D Mills
14 1 0
Naved-ul-Hasan c B B McCullum b J E C Franklin
5 0 0
Umar Gul run out
12 0 0
Iftikhar Anjum not out
0 0 0
4nb 5w 5lb 14
all out 223 (46.3 ovs)

K D Mills 7.3 1 38 2
S E Bond 10.0 0 45 3
J E C Franklin 9.0 0 47 1
J D P Oram 8.0 1 25 2
D L Vettori 10.0 0 52 1
N J Astle 2.0 0 11 0
Fall of wicket
22 Imran Farhat
45 Younis Khan
65 Mohammad Hafeez
83 Shahid Afridi
177 Mohammad Yousuf
195 Abdul Razzaq
202 Shoaib Malik
205 Naved-ul-Hasan
223 Umar Gul
223 Kamran Akmal

Umpires: M R Benson, R E Koertzen

Champions Trophy Group B: New Zealand vs Pakistan, Mohali


Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali

The Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium in Mohali is one of the most modern and best equipped stadiums in India. The stadium will host the curtain raiser, between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, the much-awaited India-Australia clash and the semi-finals.

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.