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ICC Cricket World Cup Highlights: Pakistan surprises again with 6-wicket win over New Zealand

Updated : 2019-06-27 07:07:10

Pakistan enhanced its reputation as the most unpredictable team in international cricket with a six-wicket victory that kept its World Cup semifinal hopes alive, ruined New Zealand's perfect record, heaped more pressure on host England and had fans reliving memories of 1992. Babar Azam hit his 10th ODI century, finishing 101 not out off 127 balls, as Pakistan reached 241-4 with five balls to spare in reply to New Zealand's 237-6. It was the Black Caps' first loss in the tournament following five wins and a washed-out game against India. For some optimistic Pakistan fans this campaign is looking very familiar. Imran Khan's team in 1992 also had only two wins in its first six matches — with an identical record to the 2019 Pakistan team — and went on to win the title. Here are the highlights of the match:

Pakistan's bowler Shaheen Afridi, left, reacts after his delivery against New Zealand's batsman James Neesham during the Cricket World Cup match between New Zealand and Pakistan at the Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham, England, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
Pakistan's bowler Shaheen Afridi, left, reacts after his delivery against New Zealand's batsman James Neesham during the Cricket World Cup match between New Zealand and Pakistan at the Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham, England, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
Pakistan's bowler Mohammad Amir reacts after his delivery during the Cricket World Cup match between New Zealand and Pakistan at the Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham, England, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
Pakistan's bowler Mohammad Amir reacts after his delivery during the Cricket World Cup match between New Zealand and Pakistan at the Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham, England, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
New Zealand's batsman Colin de Grandhomme avoids a bouncer during the Cricket World Cup match between New Zealand and Pakistan at the Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham, England, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
New Zealand's batsman Colin de Grandhomme avoids a bouncer during the Cricket World Cup match between New Zealand and Pakistan at the Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham, England, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
New Zealand's batsman Colin de Grandhomme, right, is run out as Pakistan's captain Sarfaraz Ahmed walks away during the Cricket World Cup match between New Zealand and Pakistan at the Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham, England, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
New Zealand's batsman Colin de Grandhomme, right, is run out as Pakistan's captain Sarfaraz Ahmed walks away during the Cricket World Cup match between New Zealand and Pakistan at the Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham, England, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
New Zealand's batsman James Neesham, left, with teammate Mitchell Santner leave the crease at the end of their innings during the Cricket World Cup match between New Zealand and Pakistan at the Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham, England, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
New Zealand's batsman James Neesham, left, with teammate Mitchell Santner leave the crease at the end of their innings during the Cricket World Cup match between New Zealand and Pakistan at the Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham, England, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
Pakistan's batsman Haris Sohail, right, embraces teammate Babar Azam for scoring a century during the Cricket World Cup match between New Zealand and Pakistan at the Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham, England, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
Pakistan's batsman Haris Sohail, right, embraces teammate Babar Azam for scoring a century during the Cricket World Cup match between New Zealand and Pakistan at the Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham, England, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
Pakistan's batsman Babar Azam raises his fist celebrate scoring a century during the Cricket World Cup match between New Zealand and Pakistan at the Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham, England, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
Pakistan's batsman Babar Azam raises his fist celebrate scoring a century during the Cricket World Cup match between New Zealand and Pakistan at the Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham, England, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
Pakistan's captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, right, pat on the shoulder teammate Babar Azam for scoring a century at the end of the Cricket World Cup match between New Zealand and Pakistan at the Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham, England, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Pakistan beat New Zealand by 6 wickets with 5 balls remaining. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
Pakistan's captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, right, pat on the shoulder teammate Babar Azam for scoring a century at the end of the Cricket World Cup match between New Zealand and Pakistan at the Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham, England, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Pakistan beat New Zealand by 6 wickets with 5 balls remaining. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
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