Kane Williamson’s spectacular mid-off catch in the second over helped New Zealand secure an early wicket against Pakistan in the ongoing clash at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

In the ongoing 35th match of the ODI World Cup 2023 in Bangalore, New Zealand, the 2019 finalists, are clashing against Pakistan. Despite Babar Azam’s side winning the toss and opting to bowl first, New Zealand set a formidable total of 401 runs on the board, with Rachin Ravindra contributing a century and Kane Williamson making a remarkable return with a brilliant 95 off 79 deliveries.

In the early stages of Pakistan’s innings, New Zealand claimed their first breakthrough in the second over. Abdullah Shafique attempted to clear the boundary, but a superb catch by Kane Williamson, stationed near mid-off, denied him. In a video uploaded on social media by the ICC, Williamson can be seen diving for the ball successfully dismissing Shafique. Tim Southee bowled the final delivery of the second over, inducing the chance for a wicket.

Out of the 151 ODIs played between these two teams, New Zealand has emerged victorious in 51 matches, while Pakistan secured a win in 60. This match is crucial for Pakistan as they have already lost 4 of the 7 matches they have played in the season. They need to get through the game and the following one against England to secure their position in the semi-finals.

Last Updated on November 4, 2023