records broken in PAK vs NZ match
Babar and Fakhar registered an unbeaten 194-run stand for the second wicket.

Pakistan stunned New Zealand by 21 runs via the DLS method in one of the best ODI World Cup matches filled with runs and rain in the second half. New Zealand mustered 401/6 in 50 overs with major knocks from Rachin Ravindra and Kane Williamson. Pakistan bowlers were under the cosh at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Pakistan had a mountain to climb, and not many thought they could spring a surprise. 

However, Pakistan stayed ahead in terms of runs in the DLS method. Pakistan saw Fakhar Zaman go berserk as the team put up 200/1 in 25.2 overs. Pakistan’s win saw South Africa qualify for the semi-finals. Fakhar scored a majestic ton, with Babar Azam managing a fifty. 

Here are the major records broken.

New Zealand post their highest World Cup score

New Zealand’s 401/6 is their highest ODI World Cup score. NZ beat their previous total of 393/6 versus West Indies in Wellington. It was also their fifth score of 350-plus in the mega event. Meanwhile, before this, NZ’s best World Cup score versus Pakistan was 302/7 in 2011. 

Highest ODI score against Pakistan for NZ, 2nd-highest score overall

NZ posted their highest ODI score against Pakistan. NZ’s previous best score was 369/5 in 2015. Overall, NZ also posted their second-highest ODI total. NZ’s best ODI score is 402/2 versus Ireland in 2008.

Pakistan concede 400 runs for the 2nd time

Pakistan scripted an unwanted record of giving away 400-plus runs in an ODI match for the second time. NZ gave away 444 runs against England in 2016. 

Highest total at the Chinnaswamy

Another record for NZ was that of posting the highest ODI score at the Chinnaswamy. NZ went past India’s score of 383/6 versus Australia in 2013.

Unwanted records for Shaheen

Pakistan pacer Shaheen Afridi recorded the worst spell in terms of conceding runs in a World Cup innings for Pakistan. He gave away 90 runs. Meanwhile, for the first time in 24 matches, Shaheen went wicketless in an ODI match. Fellow pacer Haris Rauf also posted the second-costliest spell in an ODI WC match for Pakistan (1/85).

Ravindra becomes second player with 500-plus runs in WC 2023

Ravindra smashed a fluent 94-ball 108 for the Kiwis. He slammed his 3rd century in the ongoing World Cup. He is now the second player after Quinton de Kock to score 500-plus runs in World Cup 2023. Ravindra has amassed 74.71. He has two fifties as well. 

Ravindra equals Crowe and Styris

Ravindra now has five 50-plus scores in the ongoing event, the joint-most for a Kiwi batter in a WC edition (100s: 3, 50s: 2). He has joined Martin Crowe (1992) and Scott Styris (2007).

Unique records for Ravindra 

At 23 years and 351 days, Ravindra is now the youngest to smash three tons in an ODI World Cup. He is also the first player to smash three hundreds in his debut World Cup. Lastly, he is the first Kiwi to score 3 hundreds in any World Cup campaign.

Williamson goes past 1000 World Cup runs

Williamson showed his prowess with a solid 79-ball 95. He hit 10 fours and two sixes. Williamson is now the third NZ player to score 1000-plus runs in the ODI World Cup. He joined Stephen Fleming and Ross Taylor. He has five fifties and two tons.

Highest scorer for NZ in ODI World Cups

With his 95-run knock, Williamson also became the top scorer for NZ in ODI World Cups. He surpassed Fleming, who managed 1075 runs. Williamson has raced to 1084 runs at 63.76 in ODI WCs.

1000 runs in 2023 for Daryl Mitchell

NZ’s Daryl Mitchell went on to go past 1000 ODI runs in 2023. Mitchell has raced to 1027 runs from 24 matches this year. He is the first Kiwi to achieve this milestone. 

Babar goes past 1000 ODI runs in 2023

Babar Azam scored a valiant 66* from 63 balls. His effort helped Pakistan big. Babar is now the first player from Pakistan to smash 1000 ODI runs in 2023. He has raced to 1027 runs, becoming the seventh player overall this year to get to the feat.

Record stand for Babar and Fakhar

Babar and Fakhar registered an unbeaten 194-run stand for the second wicket. As per ESPNcricinfo, this is Pakistan’s joint-highest stand in World Cup history. In the 1999 event, Saeed Anwar and Wajahatullah Wasti also added as many runs against New Zealand.

Another massive partnership record for the duo

Fakhar and Babar’s stand is now the 3rd-highest for Pakistan versus New Zealand in ODI matches (any wicket). It’s also the 2nd-highest stand for the second wicket for Pakistan against New Zealand. 

Fastest ODI WC ton for Pakistan by Fakhar; most sixes in a match

Fakhar completed his century off just 63 balls, recording the fastest World Cup ton by a Pakistan batter. Fakhar hammered 11 maximums en route to his 126* versus NZ. As per Cricbuzz, no other Pakistan batter has hammered more sixes in an ODI WC match. He went past Imran Nazir, who hammered eight sixes against Zimbabwe in the 2007 WC.

Fourth player with this WC record

Fakhar is now the fourth player in ODI World Cup history to smash 10-plus sixes in a match. His 11 sixes saw him equal Martin Guptill. Eoin Morgan and Chris Gayle have smashed the most sixes (17 and 16).

Most sixes for Pakistan in a World Cup edition

Fakhar has raced to 18 sixes in the ongoing World Cup. He is the first Pakistan player with 10-plus sixes in a World Cup edition.