World Cup 2023

World Cup 2023: Pakistan beat New Zealand by 21 runs via DLS method 

New Zealand vs Pakistan, World Cup 2023 highlights: After starting with four wins, New Zealand have now lost their last four games and now have to depend on other results to go their way and win their final game against Sri Lanka as well.

New Zealand vs Pakistan Highlights of the Cricket World Cup 2023: Fakhar Zaman’s blistering ton combined with a sublime half-century from Babar Azam gave Pakistan victory by 21 runs via the DLS method on Saturday. The win props up Pakistan’s chances of making the semis.

Zaman’s century will be right amongst the top knocks played in this World Cup. As for New Zealand bowlers, they were victims of some brutal hitting at a ground where plenty of bowlers have suffered the same fate before. Apart from Tim Southee, none of the bowlers looked penetrative on the evening. 

Earlier, a century from Rachin Ravindra and a 95-run knock from Kane Williamson took New Zealand to a mammoth 401/6. It was a disappointing bowling performance from Pakistan. Mohammad Wasim Jr was the pick of the bowlers for them with three wickets.

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Rachin Ravindra’s third century in the 2023 Cricket World Cup was a major factor in New Zealand’s victory over Pakistan in their match on November 4. His unbeaten 108 runs helped New Zealand post a mammoth total of 401/6 in 50 overs.

The Duckworth-Lewis-Stern (DLS) method is a mathematical formula used in cricket to adjust target scores in limited-overs matches, particularly when rain interruptions or other factors affect the normal course of the game. It was developed to provide a fair way of determining revised targets in such situations.

The DLS method takes into account various factors like the number of overs bowled, wickets lost, and the scoring rate of the team batting first. By considering these variables, it aims to create a revised target for the team batting second in rain-affected matches. This ensures that the side chasing the target has a reasonable opportunity to win, even if the game has been interrupted by weather or other factors.
Cricket authorities, including the International Cricket Council (ICC), use the DLS method to make matches more equitable in the face of interruptions, making it an essential tool for match management in limited-overs formats.

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