Pakistan were declared the winners of their crucial World Cup match against New Zealand on Saturday, November 4, 2023, at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, India, after the match was called off due to persistent rain.
Pakistan were batting first and had reached 261/5 in 49 overs when the rain arrived and stopped play. The umpires waited for the rain to subside, but it continued to pour down, and the match was eventually called off.
According to the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method, Pakistan were ahead of the par score at the time of the rain interruption, and they were therefore declared the winners by 21 runs.
This victory was a huge relief for Pakistan, as it kept them alive in the World Cup. Pakistan were in a must-win situation, and they delivered under pressure.
The victory was also a testament to Pakistan’s resilience. They have faced a number of challenges throughout the tournament, but they have always managed to bounce back.
Pakistan will now be looking to build on this momentum in their remaining matches and qualify for the semi-finals.
Significance of the Victory
Pakistan’s victory over New Zealand is significant for a number of reasons. First, it keeps them alive in the World Cup. Pakistan were in a must-win situation, and they delivered under pressure.
Second, the victory over New Zealand is a morale-booster for the Pakistani team. Pakistan have had a mixed bag of results in recent months, but this victory shows that they are capable of beating the best teams in the world.
Finally, the victory over New Zealand is a statement of intent from Pakistan. They are showing the rest of the world that they are serious contenders for the World Cup title.