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  1. NZ win by 22 runs - qualify for semi-finals
  2. Pakistan 158-5 (20 overs)
  3. Sharjeel makes 47 from 25 balls
  4. NZ 180-5 (Guptill 80 from 48) - won toss
  5. England women beat India earlier

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By Jamie Lillywhite

All times stated are UK

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So we've seen good wins from England women and New Zealand's men today, one rather more easily achieved than the other. You can listen to a TMS podcast of the England women's match here. 

On Wednesday we have two more matches from the men's competition, England taking on Afghanistan in Delhi and then hosts India against Bangladesh.

There should be plenty more entertainment so please join us from 09:00 GMT. Cheerio now.

Players shake hands at the end of the game

'Maybe I'm going to play the last game of my career'

Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi: "First of all I want to congratulate Kane and his team. I think it was a chaseable total - we played well in the first six overs and after that we didn't play well.

"We played a lot of dot balls. Against the spinners we didn't score a eight or nine an over on the power plays.

"The next game (against Australia on Friday) is important but we still keep repeating the same mistakes – if you make fewer mistakes we will win the game.

"Maybe i'm going to play the last game of my career, so let's see what happens."

Afridi has previously said he intends to retire from international cricket after the World Twenty20.

Captain's comments

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson: "It's nice to be on a good surface. Off the back of a superb knock from Martin Guptill we played nicely to get a really good total. 

"After a tough start with the ball our bowlers showed composure. I think our total was slightly above par, we knew the first six overs would be key for Pakistan but credit to our bowlers because we pulled it back nicely.

"Our spinners have been consistent and smart. They adapted well on a wicket that didn't have a lot of spin. They way the guys adjusted was very good."

Captain's comments

Pakistan's Shahid Afridi: "In every game we are making mistakes and that is not good for our team."

New Zealand through

#NZ are the first team to qualify for the semi-finals after 3 victories - here's how Group 2 is looking #WT20

#NZ are the first team to qualify for the semi-finals after 3 victories - here's how Group 2 is looking #WT20

'We wanted to be aggressive'

Martin Guptill: "I've got a bit of tightness in my hamstring, that is why I was off the field at the end of the match, but it was precautionary. 

"We found early that the wicket was a bit better than what we've played on and me and Kane Williamson wanted to be aggressive and it worked for us.

"There were targets in the powerplay and we were lucky enough to hit them."

Martin Guptill celebrates New Zealand's victory
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New Zealand's Martin Guptill is the man-of-the-match for his 80 from 48 balls which led the Kiwis to a total that proved too much.

Scott Styris

Former New Zealand all-rounder

"Pakistan threw everything at them for the first three quarters of that innings but Afridi will feel that is one that has got away. And have they slipped away from this tournament as well?"

Afridi walks after being dismissed
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After that magnificent start, inspired by the free-flowing Sharjeel Khan, which produced 10 fours and a six in the first five overs, Pakistan went 31 balls without a boundary at the end of the innings. 

New Zealand continually produce when it matters and the boys in beige are the first team through. Even without the inspirational Brendon McCullum they are still upsetting the odds and many congratulations to them. 

Pkn 158-5

There might have been a no-ball for height given against Milne but in truth it did not affect the outcome and Pakistan have not looked likely to chase this down for some time. An impressive win for New Zealand by 22 runs and they are through to the semi-finals.

New Zealand celebrate

Pkn 151-5

Pakistan needed two or three boundaries in McClenaghan's final over but they have not got any, New Zealand's athletic fielders patrolling the ropes with eager assurance. So 30 needed from the final over. Pretty unlikely really.

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Umair Gooner Ahmed: Pakistan just done an Arsenal and bottled it.

Pkn 142-5

(Malik 9, Sarfraz 1)

Impressive stuff from the fresh-faced Milne, bowling around the 145km/h mark, and the batsmen cannot get him away.

Scott Styris

Former New Zealand all-rounder

"It was a hopeful full toss. Akmal has hit many of those into the stands but not today. To see this fight from New Zealand will please the coaching staff."


Akmal c Guptill b Milne 24 (Pkn 140-5)

A low full toss needed to go for six for Pakistan but it went straight into the safe hands of Guptill at long-on.

View from the press box

Shahid Afridi's average international T20 innings since 2013 lasts eight balls

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HShazz: Pakistan have the ability to win this game and more than enough experienced batsmen but we need to just go for it.

Munro and Guptill celebrate a wicket
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Pkn 137-4

(Akmal 22)

A pensive Pakistan coach Waqar Younis looks on from the bench, knowing his team's hopes of progression will be decidedly precarious if they lose this. And unless someone can do something inspirational they are going to lose this. McClenaghan keeps the boundaries at bay and 14 deliveries have elapsed without one. 

Pkn 129-4

(Target 181)

The experienced Shoaib Malik is the new batsman but Pakistan cannot find the boundary and they are going to need 13 an over from here.

Scott Styris

Former New Zealand all-rounder

"It's a brilliant catch and the dangerous Afridi is out. Sometimes when you're catching one that high your arms can end up in front of your eyes."


Afridi c Anderson b Sodhi 19 (Pkn 123-4)

He went for it, he came down the pitch, he hit it well, but Anderson leaps to take a neat catch under huge pressure to his left on the long-off boundary, 58 needed from 29 balls.

Pkn 123-3

(Afridi 19, Akmal 15)

Chasing 11 an over, Pakistan had only scored three from the first four balls of McClenaghan's over but Afridi thumps a full toss through extra cover for a much needed boundary.

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Dave Moore: After this morning's tight game I can see this one going down to the wire as well. Exciting stuff!

Eric Lubisse: Pakistan's game to lose. 

Pkn 115-3

(Target 181)

Afridi made 49 from 19 balls against Bangladesh and he pummels his first maximum here, sending it high and many rows back over mid-wicket as Sodhi drops short.

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Aamer Iqbal: With Pakistan it is always the hope that kills you. Great start but they will fail, as they always do.

Zigzag: New Zealand look such a convincing team. Got all bases covered, hard to see them not at least making the final.

Pkn 104-3

The big man has the baton. Afridi to the crease and he smashes his second ball over cover for four.

Harsha Bhogle


"This was coming from a mile away. You could see the desperation to get a move on from Pakistan."


Shehzad c Guptill b Santner 30 (Pkn 96-3)

The pressure was building and Shehzad, trying to force the pace can only send a long hop to deep mid-wicket, Guptill taking a nonchalant catch above his head.

Pkn 96-2

Just singles again off the spin of Sodhi and we have gone five overs without a boundary.

Pkn 91-2

Santner again, the first bowler to send down two consecutive overs in the innings, and why not? some sharp spin for the left-armer and just a couple of singles conceded. Good recovery from the Kiwis.

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Kirk Denton: The cricket world cup is turning out to be a cracker. Can't believe the high standards we are getting with both ball and bat.   

Anwar Hussain: Sharjeel batting may uplift the soul for some time but, we know Pakistan lack good finishers particularly when they chase.

New Zealand celebrate taking a wicket

Pkn 89-2

(Target 181)

Elliott returns, his short, upright run-up rather reminiscent of former England stalwart Paul Collingwood. Pakistan content to push singles and why not after the start they had, but the required rate is back above nine, having dropped significantly when Sharjeel was at the crease.

Wasim Akram

Former Pakistan captain

"Latif played against the spin and got the edge. There was a bit of turn from Santner and I think he checked the length as well."

Pkn 83-2

(Shehzad 24)

No boundaries again in the over for Pakistan but they are still ahead, New Zealand were 76-2 at the same stage.


Latif c Elliott b Santner 3 (Pkn 79-2)

Santner strikes, it went high from Latif but it also went straight into the hands of long-on.

Pkn 79-1

(Target 181)

Leg-spinner Ish Sodhi, playing only his eighth T20 international, is introduced, no doubt hugely relieved that Sharjeel is back into the pavilion. He becomes the first man to keep a boundary at bay in the innings.

Pommie Mbangwa

Former Zimbabwe fast bowler

"New Zealand have had to strap themselves in while Sharjeel Khan has gone berserk, but now they've got him they'll feel like they can come back."

Pkn 76-1

(Shehzad 20)

Grant Elliott is the new bowler with his right-arm dibbly dobblies, the fourth man in the innings to begin his spell by conceding a boundary, cut savagely away by Shehzad.

Pkn 66-1

(Target 181)

Suddenly it is a different game, with the batsmen struggling to pierce the in-field. Quite a start given to Pakistan though so plenty to work with and no immediate hurry.