Martin Guptill led the way with some power-packed batting as New Zealand posted a challenging total of 180/5 in their World Twenty20 Group 2 match against Pakistan.

In reply, Pakistan started well as opening batsmen Sharjeel Khan and Ahmed Shehzad gave the team a steady start.

Pakistan came out with all guns blazing in the chase. Sharjeel doing bulk of the scoring as they race to 51 off only first four overs. But fall of wickets in regular interval changed the entire course of the game.

New Zealand did well after getting rid of Sharjeel, they slipped in some tight overs which mounted pressure on Pakistan batsmen.  
New Zealand were off to a superb start with openers Guptill and Kane Williamson going great guns. Guptill was the more aggressive of the two, handing out some rough treatment to the Pakistan bowlers while Williamson gave him steady support from the other end as the duo put together an opening partnership of 62 runs by the eighth over.


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