Then-captain Sarfaraz Ahmed’s side won by six wickets
The International Cricket Council (ICC) recalled Pakistan’s six-wicket victory against New Zealand in their 2019 World Cup fixture.
The sport’s governing body shared highlights of the match in Birmingham.
#OnThisDay last year, New Zealand succumbed to their first defeat of #CWC19 at the hands of Pakistan.— ICC (@ICC) June 26, 2020
Babar Azam scored an unbeaten century to take 🇵🇰 to a six-wicket win!
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New Zealand’s decision to bat first came back to haunt them as the side were reduced to 83-5 at one stage. However, Jimmy Neesham (97 not out off 112) and Colin de Grandhomme (64 off 71) stitched a 132-run partnership that helped the side get to a score of 237-6.
Mohammad Amir delivered the goods with his superb figures of 3-28 in 10 overs which included three maidens.
Pakistan completed the run chase with five balls to spare. Babar Azam once again proved his class as he went on to play a match-winning unbeaten knock of 101 from 127 deliveries.
He put on a 66-run partnership with Mohammad Hafeez and a 126-run stand with Haris Sohail (68 off 76).