Pakistan chase down 238-run target set by New Zealand with five balls and six wickets to spare on a tough pitch in Birmingham.
After 49.1 Overs
Babar Azam's unbeaten century takes Pakistan to a vital victory against a New Zealand team which was out-played and out-classed even though they fought hard and made no major errors on the field.
Babar 101* (127), Sarfaraz 5 (3)
After 35 Overs
A Babar Azam 50 along with Haris Sohail - who was man of the match in the last game against South Africa - lead the chase for Pakistan though tight bowling from the Kiwis keep the require run-rate over six per over.
Haris 24 (37), Babar 57 (84)
After 20 Overs
Babar Azam and Mohammad Hafeez keep things steady for Pakistan after New Zealand pick up the wickets of Fakhar Zaman and Imam-Ul-Haq early.
Hafeez 23 (41), Babar 34 (40)
After 50 Overs
New Zealand overcame their initial collapse to accumulate a total with which their bowling lineup will be able to give a fight.
New Zealand 237/6
Neesham 97* (112), Santner 5* (5)
After 10 Overs
New Zealand have been taken by storm of Pakistani seamers as Guptill, Munro and Taylor are sent back to the hut.
New Zealand 44/3
Williamson 21* (29), Latham 1* (2)
Shaheen Afridi 3-1-8-2
Pakstan and New Zealand face off at Birmingham in a group stage match.
New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson won the toss and elected to bat first.
The toss was delayed because of morning drizzle. The toss was held at 16:00 BST and the match will commence at 16:30 BST.
New Zealand sit second on the table with 11 points, whereas Pakistan are on 7th with five points. Pakistan need a win desperately to keep their semifinal hopes alive.
New Zealand and Pakistan both teams are unchanged.
Pakistan - 1. Imam-ul-Haq, 2.Fakhar Zaman, 3. Babar Azam, 4. Mohammad Hafeez, 5. Haris Sohail, 6. Sarfaraz Ahmed(w/c), 7. Imad Wasim, 8. Shadab Khan, 9. Wahab Riaz, 10. Mohammad Amir, 11. Shaheen Afridi
New Zealand - 1. Martin Guptill, 2. Colin Munro, 3. Kane Williamson(c), 4. Ross Taylor, 5. Tom Latham(w), 6. James Neesham, 7. Colin de Grandhomme, 8. Mitchell Santner, 9. Matt Henry, 10.Lockie Ferguson, 11. Trent Boult