Shahin Shah Afridi (1-21), Imad Wasim (1-24) and Mohammad Hafeez (1-16) took one wicket each. Rauf took 4 for 22 and New Zealand were 134 for eight. Daryl Mitchell (27), Ken Williamson (25) from New Zealand

The pair of Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan failed today, but Shoaib Malik and Asif Ali crossed the Pakistani line. Pakistan needed 24 off the last 18 balls. Shoaib hit 12 off the first three balls of the 18th over. Malik 20 balls.

Pakistan has taken a big step towards the semi-finals by winning today's match. Now there will be a direct fight between India and New Zealand for the second team. Therefore, the match on the 31st will be important for both the teams. If India win this match, they have the rest.

If New Zealand wins against India, it will be of no use for Team India to win the remaining three matches. If Afghanistan does something, maybe there is a chance.

While Afghanistan has not reversed all these equations, two of the three teams are strong contenders for the semi-finals.

In Group 2, Pakistan tops the list with 4 points and a net run rate of 0.738. Afghanistan is at the second position with 1 win, 2 points and 6,500 net run rate. Now Afghanistan is facing Pakistan, New Zealand, India, Namibia and they have a shocking result.