New Zealand vs Pakistan Live: Rain stops match; will Pakistan be eliminated?

New Zealand vs Pakistan World Cup 2023 Live Updates: Today (4 November) in the World Cup 2023, Pakistan and New Zealand are clashing at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Playing first, New Zealand scored 401 runs. Keep refreshing this page for updates related to this match.

New Zealand vs Pakistan, World cup 2023, 35th Match – Live Cricket Score, Commentary: Today (4 November) in the World Cup 2023, the clash between New Zealand and Pakistan is at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. In this very important match, Pakistan captain Babar Azam won the toss and invited New Zealand to bat first. But his decision backfired. New Zealand gave Pakistan a target of 402 runs.

New Zealand vs Pakistan Live

Pakistan ahead with DLS rule

While chasing the target, Pakistan did not have a good start and lost the first wicket for 6 runs. After this, Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam made the match exciting by making a century partnership. At present the game has been stopped due to rain. Pakistan has scored 160 runs for three wickets in 21.3 overs. Fakhar Zaman is not out on 106 and Babar Azam on 47 runs. Pakistan is ahead by 10 runs under DLS rule. If there is no further play then Pakistan will win.

This could be the target for Pakistan
45 overs – 370 runs
40 overs – 335 runs
35 overs – 297 runs
30 overs – 252 runs

New Zealand, playing first, scored an Everest-like score of 401-6 (50 overs). Devon Conway (35), who came to open, and Rachin Ravindra made a partnership of 68 runs for the first wicket. On the New Zealand side, captain Kane Williamson (95) and Rachin Ravindra (108) batted brilliantly and spoiled the condition of Pakistani bowlers.

Kane and Rachin made a partnership of 180 runs. During this time, Pakistan’s bowlers were seen yearning for wickets. The New Zealand batsman who came took the air out of the Pakistani bowlers. After Kane and Ravindra were out, Darrell Mitchell (29), Mark Chapman (39), Glenn Phillips (41) played fast innings. At the same time, Mitchell Santner (26) also took a dig at the Pakistani bowlers in the end.

Pakistan’s wickets fell like this:
First wicket: Abdullah Shafiq (4) out Tim Southee, 6/1

Pakistan’s bowlers were badly beaten. 

Mohammad Wasim was the most successful bowler in the Pakistan match. He took 3 wickets for 60 runs in 10 overs. Shaheen Shah Afridi gave away 90 runs in 10 overs. This is the most expensive spell by a Pakistani bowler in World Cup history. Hasan Ali was also beaten badly. He took 1 wicket for 82 runs in 10 overs. Haris Rauf also did not lag behind in getting beaten. He gave away 85 runs in his 10 overs. 

This is how New Zealand’s wickets fell
: First wicket: Devon Conway (35), wicket-Hassan Ali, (1-68) 
Second wicket: Kane Williamson (95), wicket-Iftikhar Ahmed (2-248)
Third wicket: Rachin Ravindra (108) , Wicket- Mohammad Wasim (3-261) 
Fourth Wicket: Daryl Mitchell (29), Wicket- Haris Rauf (4-318)  
Fifth Wicket: Mark Chapman (39), Wicket- Mohammad Wasim (345-5)
Sixth Wicket: Glenn Phillips (41), Wicket- Mohammad Wasim (388-6)

Kane Williamson returned. 

There was an important change in the Pakistani team for this match, Usama Mir was dropped from this match and Hasan Ali returned. Two changes were also seen in the New Zealand team, Ish Sodhi came into the team in place of Matt Henry, while Kiwi captain Kane returned in place of Will Young.

Rachin Ravindra scored his third century in the World Cup  

Rachin Ravindra’s third century in this World Cup is the most by a batsman in his first World Cup edition. Rachin’s three centuries in the ODI World Cup are the most scored by any New Zealand batsman. Six New Zealand players have two centuries each in the World Cup. 

Most World Cup centuries before the age of 25
3 – Rachin Ravindra (23 years, 351 days)
2 – Sachin Tendulkar (22 years, 313 days)

Most centuries in a World Cup edition for New Zealand
3 – Rachin Ravindra in 2023*
2 – Glenn Turner
2 in 1975 – Martin Guptill
2 in 2015 – Kane Williamson in 2019

Most runs in his first World Cup edition
532 – Jonny Bairstow in 2019 (11 innings)
522 – Rachin Ravindra in 2023 (8 innings)
474 – Babar Azam in 2019 (8 innings)
465 – Ben Stokes (10 innings) in 2019 Most runs in

his first World Cup edition Most 50+ scores in Cup edition
5 – David Boon in 1987
5 – Rahul Dravid in 1999 5
– Kevin Pietersen 5 in 2007
– Jonathan Trott 5 in 2011
– Jason Roy
5 in 2019 – Ben Stokes 5 in 2019
– Rachin Ravindra in 2023*

Fastest Pakistani fast bowlers to take 100 ODI wickets (match wise)
50 – Shaheen Afridi
59 – Waqar Younis
60 – Shoaib Akhtar
65 – Naved-ul-Hassan
66 – Hasan Ali*
67 – Umar Gul

New Zealand’s playing eleven: Devon Conway, Rachin Ravindra, Kane Williamson (captain), Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (w), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Trent Boult Pakistan’s playing XI: Abdullah Shafiq, Fakhar Zaman,

Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Iftikhar Ahmed, Saud Shakeel, Agha Salman, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Wasim Jr., Haris Rauf Head to Head of New Zealand

and Pakistan (ODI)
Total Match 116 
Pakistan won 60 
New Zealand won 51 
Tie 1 
Undecided 3 

Facts related to New Zealand vs Pakistan match 

– In the last five editions of the World Cup, Pakistan had lost to New Zealand only by 110 runs in 2011 in Pallekele. 
– Trent Boult is one short of taking 50 wickets in the ODI World Cup, while Kane Williamson has completed 1000 runs in the ODI World Cup. 
– Tom Latham is 52 runs away from reaching the 4000 club in ODIs