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New Zealand batsmen crash before Pak bowling attack
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New Zealand batsmen crash before Pak bowling attack

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Insurmountable New Zeland top order has been crashed before the spectacular bowling attack of Pakistan at Edgbaston on Wednesday.

Pakistan’s ace bowler Shaheen Afridi scalped three crucial wickets of Colin Munro, Ross Taylor and Tom Latham while Mohammed Amir took the wicket of Martin Guptill. Right now New Zealand are struggling with 52 for 4.

Captain Kane Williamson is now batting with 24 runs and making a solo attempt to take New Zeland out of the tragedy. Earlier, New Zealand won the toss and opted to bat. The toss was delayed by one hour due to wet outfield, however no overs were lost.

Both Pakistan and New Zealand are unchanged for this match. Pakistan have faced several ups and downs in World Cup 2019 so far and have five points from six games with one match against Sri Lanka being washed out.

They will have to win all the remaining matches and will also have to keep an eye on other matches to seal the semi-final berth. On the other hand, New Zealand have continued their golden run in World Cup 2019 and are on the verge of becoming the second team after Australia became the first team to qualify in semi-finals. A win over Pakistan will send them into the knockout.