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ICC World T20 2016: New Zealand beat Pakistan by 22 runs, in the Semis

Updated: 22 March 2016 23:11 IST - Published: 22 March 2016 18:37 IST
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Pakistan are all but out of the tournament, but they have an outside chance if they beat Australia and if other results go their way. After the start Pakistan will believe they lost it more than New Zealand winning it. See you tomorrow with a double-header.
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Shahid Afridi: "Shehzad and Sharjeel started well but we can't play well against the spinners. We keep repeating mistakes and in this format you can't do that. It might be the last game of my career against Australia."
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KW: "It was a very good surface and the batters played their roles nicely to get a very good score. And then the bowlers did well under pressure to finish it off. 180 we felt was above par. It's a good score on any ground. The way the guys adjusted on a different surface again was very good."
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Martin Guptill: " We found early that the wicket was a bit better than what we have played on so far. So we went through with our shots. Bowlers came out and did their job well. I try to keep playing the same way. Can't change my game. New ball comes on a bit more so it's easier. We are playing good cricket at this stage and hope to keep doing the same in the next game."
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Martin Guptill is the player of the match for his 80 smashing runs of only 48 balls.
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That start was explosive, the end a mere whisper. Shoddy display of batting here.
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The players shake hands, Afridi seems to be in a daze. Hard for the skipper this.
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19.6 Milne to Sarfraz, 1 run to deep mid wicket. That is that then. New Zealand cruise into the semi-finals. Pakistan have messed up this one badly after that start.
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19.5 Milne to Malik, 1 run, hurled a yorker and smashed straight to long on.
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19.4 Milne to Malik, 2 runs, slowish ball and Malik cracks it wide of point for a couple.
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19.3 Milne to Malik, no run, tries to slog it and misses the slower ball.
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19.2 Milne to Sarfraz, 1 run, another high full toss played to the cover region. Lucky not be adjudged NO BALL over the waist.
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19.1 Milne to Sarfraz, 2 runs, high full toss hit to long on for a brace.
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Final over.
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18.6 McClenaghan to Sarfraz, 1 run, smashed to deep mid wicket for only a single.
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18.5 McClenaghan to Sarfraz, 2 runs, full toss and Sarfraz plays to wide of Sidhi at deep fine leg. a brace accrues.
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18.4 McClenaghan to Sarfraz, 2 runs, slower short ball and Sarfraz miscues the pull and they come across for a double. No boundaries yet.
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18.3 McClenaghan to Malik, 1 run, full on the pads and Malik can only play to the fielder to fine leg.
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18.2 McClenaghan to Malik, 2 runs, again a full toss can only be managed for a double to deep square leg.
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18.1 McClenaghan to Sarfraz, 1 run, smashed to the fielder to midwicket.
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17.6 Milne to Sarfraz, 1 run, backs away and guides a shortish ball to backward point for only a single.
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17.5 Milne to Malik, 1 run, full ball pinged in the blockhole and all Malik can do is to play it for a single.
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Sarfraz in.
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17.4 Milne to Akmal, OUT, full toss and Akmal miscued the stroke and Guptill swallows it at long on. Desperate times for Pakistan.