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Pakistan ride on Babar's ton & keep World Cup dream alive

Jun 27, 2019 00:35 IST

Babar Azam's brilliant run at the 2019 World Cup continued, as he kept Pakistan's dream of making it to the semi finals alive, with his 10th ODI ton. Interestingly, it was the 1st century by a non-opener Pakistani batsmen since the 1987 edition. The men in green handed New Zealand their 1st defeat of the tournament by 6 wickets. Blackcaps' decision to bat first backfired, as they lost half their side with just 83 runs on the board. A 132 run stand between Neesham and Grandhomme helped the Kiwis end with 237/6. Chasing which, Haris Sohail with his 2nd consecutive fifty proved to be Babar's willing ally, as the pair's match winning stand helped Pakistan cross the finish line.

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