Babar Azam hit his 10th ODI century to guide Pakistan beat New Zealand by 6 wickets at Edgbaston, Birmingham on Wednesday.
Not to forget the contribution of Haris Sohail who stitched a glorious 126-run stand with Babar.
Earlier, New Zealand posted a competitive 237/6 on the scoreboard. Neesham scored an unbeaten 97 and Colin de Grandhomme chipped in with a handy 64. Shaheen Afridi was the pick of the bowlers for Pakistan as he ended with his best figures (3/28) in the ongoing World Cup.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
Brilliant batting by Babar Azam and Haris Sohail, special win for Pakistan. Babars batting through the innings has made all the difference. The talent of Haris Sohail, his shot making is pure class. Pakistan are back in this World cup! #WeHaveWeWill #BoomBoomPakistan 🇵🇰💪🏼🏆 pic.twitter.com/r6Xz3nwdQM
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) June 26, 2019
Match winning inning from Babar Azam. Brilliant display of talent by Haris Sohail. What a class act he is turning out to be.
Shaheen Afridi bowled with pace & aggression.
Pakistan Zindabad. One step closer to the dream. #PAKvNZ #CWC19
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) June 26, 2019
Fairytale it is for Pakistan. Fantastic win. Excellent innings from Babar, great maturity #NZvPak
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) June 26, 2019
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) June 26, 2019
— Danny Morrison (@SteelyDan66) June 26, 2019
Babar Azam, brilliance. Wanted to make runs under pressure, he delivered, doesn't get tougher than chasing in a world cup fixture with your team fighting to stay alive in the competition. #CWC19 #NZvPAK #PAKvNZ
— Brad Hogg (@Brad_Hogg) June 26, 2019
Well played Babar Azam. Wonderful player, wonderful knock and most importantly he was there till the end. He keeps playing like this, soon it could be fab 5. #PakvNZ
— Deep Dasgupta (@DeepDasgupta7) June 26, 2019
Pakistan 🇵🇰 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Babar 💯 all class👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻@ICC
— Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) June 26, 2019
This is what you call a Proper run Chase on a tricky wicket … Outstanding application & mentality from Pakistan … !! The other Pakistan are starting to look very very dangerous … #CWC19 … What an atmosphere as well !!
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) June 26, 2019
— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) June 26, 2019
— Salman Butt (@im_SalmanButt) June 26, 2019
— The Cricket Times (@CricketTimesHQ) June 27, 2019
Nice. So, Pakistan will now be knocked out by either Afghanistan or Bangladesh. #CWC19
— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) June 26, 2019
Pakistan win the match number 7 with five balls remaining. They won the game 7 with five balls remaining in WC 1992 too. This is getting unbelievable!! #CWC19
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) June 26, 2019
Congratulations! Well played #TeamPakistan, Performed really well in last two games, lets carry this energy on. Babar Azam & Harris Shoail played incredibly well. #CWC19 #PAKvsNZL pic.twitter.com/LK1ehFO4Qy
— Saeed Ajmal (@REALsaeedajmal) June 26, 2019
What a player this Babar Azam is. Still coming of age and already, by some distance, Pakistan's best batsman. And the selection of Haris Sohail is a game-changer.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) June 26, 2019
— zainab abbas (@ZAbbasOfficial) June 26, 2019
Now THIS Pakistan team is real dangerous #PakvsNZ
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) June 26, 2019