New Zealand became the first team to qualify for the semi-finals of the 2016 World T20 after they beat Pakistan - who cracked under pressure after a good start - by 22 runs, writes Chetan Narula in Mohali.
After a boundary studded 80 from Martin Guptill, New Zealand managed to restrict Pakistan to 158 for five in a chase of 181 runs to complete a 22-run victory in the Super 10 Group 2 encounter in Mohali and qualified for the semi-finals of the ICC World Twenty20.
The International Cricketers Association is keen to help cricketers past and present. One way it can assist the first group is to find them work once the cricket has waned, usually with TV and media companies.
Having restricted India Women to 96 for seven in 20 overs, Pakistan Women secured a nervous two-run victory by Duckworth/Lewis method after a rain interruption halted their innings at 77 for six after 16 overs in the Group B encounter of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 in Delhi.
Stafanie Taylor led the way with a knock of 40 runs while Anisa Mohammed took three wickets as West Indies Women held their nerve to clinch a four-run victory against Pakistan Women in the third match in Group B of the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 in Chennai.
Pakistan wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan has admitted that he did not deserve a place in the squad for the ICC World Twenty20 tournament on the back of his lacklustre performance with the bat in recent times.