New Zealand set target 303 runs against Pakistan | New Zealand set target 303 runs
New Zealand set target 303 runs against Pakistan: New Zealand set target 303 runs against Pakistan in ICC world Cup 2011 24th Match.New Zealand played first and make 302 runs with beautiful inning against Pakistan.New Zealand player Taylor make century 131 runs 7′ six’s and 8′ four.
New Zealand brought in Jamie How and Jacob Oram in place of unwell Jesse Ryder and Hamish Bennett in two changes from the side which beat Zimbabwe by seven wickets in their last match.
The Pakistanis have won all their three World Cup games and will be looking to further consolidate their pole position in Pool A by taming the Black Caps, whom they beat 3-2 in a six-match One-day International series in New Zealand last month.New Zealand are taking the field after what was a highly clinical 10-wicket triumph over Zimbabwe that followed a seven-wicket defeat against defending champions Australia.
The newly-built Pallekele stadium becomes the 178th one-day international venue. Its pitch has been under focus and could play a major role in the outcome of today’s match. It seems to be hard and is likely to provide the bowlers with more bounce than many of the other World Cup wickets.
New Zealand lost Scott Styris (28) after he added valuable 62-run for fifth wicket with Ross Taylor against Pakistan in their World Cup group A match at Pallekele International Stadium on Tuesday.Styris played unusually slow inning scoring his 28 in 37 balls with just one boundary before Umar Gul trapped him leg before in the 42nd over.Pakistan spinners Shahid Afridi and Mohd Hafeez struck in consecutive overs to get rid of Martin Guptill (57) and James Franklin (1) respectively. Hafeez trapped Franklin LBW soon after his skipper dismissed in-form Guptill in the previous over.
New Zealand set target 303 runs Afridi clean bowled Guptill in the 29th over after the opener scored a patient fifty to resurrect New Zealand innings with Ross Taylor. The duo added 57-run for the third wicket after New Zealand lost Jamie How (4) and Brendon McCullum (6) cheaply.How struggled against the Pakistan attack as he took 29 balls to score four runs just before pacer Umar Gul struck him in the thirteenth over to reduce Kiwis to 55/2.