That brings to an end Vavel Uk's live commentary of today's clash between New Zealand and Pakistan. I have been Brandon Sayer @Brandonsayer1 and until next time have a good day.
Pakistan will be annoyed that they couldn't chase that score down after Shajeel gave them a perfect start making a quick fire 47. As soon as the first wicket fell New Zealand started to squeeze the scoring rate. New Zealand set a big total of 180 thanks to the man of the match Guptill who made a brilliant 80. New Zealand win the game by 22 runs and make it three wins out of three.
END OF MATCH! Pakistan 158-5. New Zealand win by 22 runs.
Overs 20: PAK 158-5 Pakistan only manage to score seven runs from the over which means that they have fallen 22 runs short of what New Zealand made.
Milne will bowl the final over of the innings for New Zealand.
Overs 19: PAK 151-5 Only nine runs come from the over and no boundaries were hit. Pakistan require 30 runs to win from the final over.
Overs 18: PAK 142-5 A brilliant over from Milne as it only goes for five runs plus the wicket of Akmal. Akmal just couldn't get going during his innings. Pakistan require 39 to win from the final two overs.
Safaraz Ahmed comes in at number seven for Pakistan.
Wicket - Milne gets the wicket of Umar Akmal for 24(26). Guptill takes an easy catch on the boundary.
Milne comes back into the bowling attack for New Zealand to replace Sodhi.
Overs 17: PAK 137-4 Only eight runs come from the over which is not enough as the required rate is over 14. Pakistan require 44 to win from three overs. Big ask now for the Pakistan batsmen.
Overs 16: PAK 129-4 A brilliant over from Sodhi only goes for six runs plus he got he massive wicket of Afridi. Pakistan require 52 to win from four overs.
Shoaib Malik comes in at number six for Pakistan.
Wicket - Sodhi gets the big wicket of Afridi for 19(9). Anderson takes a good catch on the boundary.
Overs 15: PAK 123-3 Three runs comes from the first four balls of the over. Afridi then hits a crisp off drive for a four before ending the over with a single.
McClenaghan comes back into the bowling attack for New Zealand to replace Santner.
Overs 14: PAK 115-3 Afridi smashes a big six of the second ball of the over. The other five balls goes for five singles. Pakistan need 66 to win from six overs.
Overs 13: PAK 104-3 The over starts with a dot ball. Shehzad then tries to go big but was caught on the boundary by Guptill. A single then comes from the third ball before Afridi smashes the fifth ball for a four. The bowler then bowls a wide before Afridi gets two to end the over.
100 up for Pakistan!
Afridi comes in at number five for Pakistan.
Wicket - Santner gets another wicket this time getting Shehzad for 30(32). Guptill takes the catch on the boundary.
Overs 12: PAK 96-2 Sodhi bowls another fantastic over as he only goes for five singles from the over.
Sodhi comes back into the bowling attack for New Zealand to replace Elliot.
Overs 11: PAK 91-2 Only two runs come from the over. New Zealand are starting to squeeze the game and are stopping the batsmen from scoring big.
Overs 10: PAK 89-2 The over is good as the batsmen only manage to score six runs from it. At the halfway stage in the chase Pakistan are 89-2 needing 92 to win from 10 overs.
Elliot comes back into the bowling attack for New Zealand to replace Sodhi.
Overs 9: PAK 83-2 Another superb over as Santner only concedes four runs plus gets a wicket. Latif tried to go big of the second ball of the over but hit it straight up in the air and was caught.
Umar Akmal comes in at number four for Pakistan.
Wicket - Santner gets the wicket of Latif for 3(7). Elliot takes the catch on the boundary. Momentum changer?
Santner comes back into the bowling attack for New Zealand to replace Elliot.
Overs 8: PAK 79-1 An absolutely superb over from Sodhi to start his spell as he only concedes three singles from the over.
Ish Sodhi comes into the bowling attack for New Zealand to replace Milne.
Overs 7: PAK 76-1 Shehzad opens up of the first ball of the over cutting the ball away for a boundary. Two runs come from the second ball. Four singles come for the rest of the over.
Grant Elliot comes into the bowling attack for New Zealand to replace Anderson.
Overs 6: PAK 66-1 A fantastic over comes to an end for the bowler as he only concedes five runs plus gets a wicket. Sharjeel was out trying to hit a big shot but only hit it up in the air.
Khalid Latif comes in at number three for Pakistan.
Wicket - Milne gets the massive wicket of Sharjeel for 47(25). Guptill takes the catch. Much needed wicket for New Zealand.
Milne comes back into the bowling attack for New Zealand to replace McClenaghan.
Overs 5: PAK 61-0 The over starts well with only one single from the first three balls. Four leg byes then come from the fourth ball of the over. A single comes from the fifth ball before Shehzad edges the final ball of the over for a four.
Anderson comes back into the bowling attack for New Zealand to replace Milne.
Overs 4: PAK 51-0 The bowler starts the over with a dot ball. Sharjeel then hits three fours in a row before ending the over with a massive six on the leg side. What a start for Pakistan.
Mitchell McClenaghan comes into the bowling attack for New Zealand to replace Anderson.
Overs 3: PAK 33-0 Sharjeel is on the attack and hits back to back fours from the first two balls of the over. The final four balls of the over only goes for one single. Nine runs come from the over.
Adam Milne comes into the bowling attack for New Zealand to replace Santner.
Overs 2: PAK 24-0 Anderson starts poorly by bowling the first ball on the pads which Shehzad hits away to the boundary. A dot ball then follows before a two from the next ball. Anderson then bowls a wide before two singles come from the final two balls of the over. Nine runs come the over.
Corey Andeson will open the bowling for New Zealand from the other end.
Overs 1: PAK 15-0 A poor start from the bowler as he bowls a full toss from the first ball which Sharjeel hits down the ground for four. The bowler then responds well with a dot. Two runs then come from the third ball before a dot and then a wide. Sharjeel then hits two more boundaries from the final two balls of the over. Brilliant start to the run chase.
Mitchell Santner will open the bowling for New Zealand. Sharjeel Khan is on strike for Pakistan.
PAKISTAN 2ND INNINGS
The score is a massive one for New Zealand and that's mainly down to Guptill who made a fantastic 80 to set up the score. Taylor finished the innings well for the Black Caps finishing 36 not out. Pakistan will have to bat well to chase the score down. Stay tuned as we bring you the second innings soon!
END OF INNINGS! New Zealand 180-5. Pakistan require 181 runs from 20 overs to win the game.
Overs 20: NZ 180-5 Taylor starts the over with big six down the ground. Four runs then comes from the next three balls. Taylor then skilfully hits a four down to third man before ending the innings with two runs. New Zealand end on 180-5.
Amir will bowl the final over the innings for Pakistan.
Overs 19: NZ 164-5 A brilliant over from Sami only goes for four runs plus the wicket of the dangerous Ronchi.
Grant Elliot comes in at number seven for New Zealand.
Wicket - Ronchi is gone for 11(7) from the final ball of Sami's spell. Malik takes a great catch.
Sami comes back into the bowling attack for Pakistan to replace Amir.
Overs 18: NZ 160-4 The over begins with two singles. Taylor then gets three runs from the third ball before Ronchi hits a big six down the ground. A single and a two come from the final two balls of the over. Fourteen runs form the over.
Irfan comes back into the bowling attack for Pakistan to replace Afridi.
Overs 17: NZ 146-4 Taylor starts the over with a boundary before taking back to back twos. Three singles then finish the over. 11 runs come from it. Three overs left.
Amir comes back into the bowling attack for Pakistan to replace Sami.
Overs 16: NZ 135-4 Afridi begins the over with a wide before Anderson hits a sweet shot for a boundary. Anderson tried again to go big but was caught on the boundary by Malik. The remaining four balls of the over only go for three singles.
Luke Ronchi comes in at number six for New Zealand.
Wicket - Afridi gets the wicket of Anderson for 21(14) caught on the boundary by Malik.
Overs 15: NZ 127-3 A brilliant over from the bowler only goes for four runs and he got a wicket. Guptill started the over with powerful off drive for a boundary. The next ball is a dot ball before the third ball of the over gets the wicket of Guptill who's inside edged one onto his stumps. The last three balls of the over are all dot balls.
Ross Taylor comes in at number five for New Zeland.
Wicket - Sami gets the massive wicket of Guptill for 80(48). The batsmen gets an inside edge onto the stumps.
Sami comes back into the bowling attack for Pakistan to replace Irfan.
Overs 14: NZ 123-2 Guptill sweeps again from the first ball of the over to get another boundary. Next ball he then takes a two on the leg side. A dot ball follows before Guptill cuts hard for another boundary from the fourth ball. The fifth ball again is tucked away for a two on the leg side before the over finishes with a single.
Afridi comes back into the bowling attack for Pakistan to replace Wasim.
Overs 13: NZ 100-2 The bowler starts the over well with a dot ball before Anderson insides edges one for four from the second ball. The next two balls go for singles. A dot ball comes from the fifth ball before Anderosn muscles a straight drive down the ground to end the over with a four.
Irfan comes back into the bowling attack to replace Afridi.
Overs 12: NZ 100-2 A good over from the bowler only goes for seven runs. Anderson gets a couple of twos away from the over. The hundred for New Zealand comes up from the final ball of the over.
Overs 11: NZ 93-2 Afridi starts the over with a dot ball before Guptill tucks the bowler away for a two on the leg side to bring up his half-century. Guptill then from the third ball sweeps hard for a four. A dot ball follows before another sweep goes a for a four from Guptill. A well placed shot from Guptill then gets him two to end the over.
Fifty for Guptill of Thirty-Three balls!
Overs 10: NZ 81-2 A brilliant over from the bowler only goes for five singles. At the halfway stage New Zealand are 81-2.
Wasim comes back into the bowling attack for Pakistan to replace Irfan.
Overs 9: NZ 76-2 Afridi starts with a dot ball before Munro edges the second ball for a four. Two singles come from the next two balls. Munro then tries a reverse sweep of the fifth ball but is caught on the boundary. The over finishes with a single.
Corey Anderson comes in at number four for New Zealand.
Wicket - Afridi gets a wicket in his first over. Munro is out for 7(6). Sharjeel the catcher on the boundary.
Shahid Afridi comes into the bowling attack to replace Wasim.
Overs 8: NZ 69-1 Williamson tried to up his strike rate at the start of the over and gets a streaky two on the leg side. The second ball of the over produces the wicket as Williamson mistimes a drive and is caught at mid-off by Afridi. A single comes from the next ball before Guptill edges the fourth ball for a four. Two singles come from the final two balls to end the over.
Colin Munro comes in at number three for New Zealand.
Wicket - irfan gets the breakthrough getting Williamson for 17(21). Shahid Afridi takes the catch.
Irfan comes back into the bowling attack for Pakistan to replace Sami.
Overs 7: NZ 60-0 A brilliant over in the context of the game as the over only goes for five runs.
Overs 6: NZ 55-0 The first three balls of the over only goes for one single. Guptill then steps away and smashes a huge straight six from the fourth before playing a big pull shot for a four from the fifth ball. The over ends with a dot. Powerplay is now over.
Overs 5: NZ 44-0 The bowler bowls well and only concedes three singles from the first five balls of the over. Guptill then decides to go big from the last ball and deposits the ball into the stands for a huge six.
Imad Wasim comes into the bowling attack for Pakistan to replace Amir.
Overs 4: NZ 35-0 The bowler starts the over well with a dot ball before a single from his second ball. Sami then bowls a wide before Gutpill scores a single on the leg side. Four leg byes then comes from the fourth ball before a single and a dot to end the over. Eight runs come from the over.
Mohammed Sami comes into the bowling attack for Pakistan to replace Irfan.
Overs 3: NZ 27-0 Gutpill starts the over with a big shot down the ground for a four. Two dot balls follow before Amir bowls a wide. Guptill then hits a lovely cut shot for a four before edging his next ball for another boundary. The over ends with a dot ball. Thirteen runs come from the over.
Overs 2: NZ 14-0 This time it's a brilliant over for the batsmen as they score thirteen runs from it. Guptill smashed a big six straight down the ground of the second ball before getting a single from the third ball. Williamson then gets a two on the leg side before hitting a lovely cut shot for four. The over ends with a dot ball.
Mohammed Irfan will open the bowling at the other end for Pakistan.
Overs 1: NZ 1-0 A brilliant over from the bowler only goes for one run. Great start for Pakistan.
Mohammed Amir will open the bowling for Pakistan. Martin Guptill on strike for New Zealand. Game on.
NEW ZEALAND 1ST INNINGS
The players are out to sing their national anthems.
Two changes then for Pakistan with Mohammed Hafeez and Wahab Riaz out and replaced by Imad Wasim and Khalid Latif. The Black Caps are unchanged for a third game running. Big game for both sides. Who will come out on top? Stay tuned.
Pakistan team: Shehzad, Sharjeel, Latif, Akmal, Malik, Sarfraz, Afridi (c), Imad, Amir, Sami, Irfan
New Zealand team: Guptill, Williamson (c), Munro, Anderson, Taylor, Elliott, Santner, Ronchi, Milne, McClenaghan, Sodhi
New Zealand have won the toss and will bat first!
Here comes the toss from Mohali!
Both teams have a number of match-winners but there are players in the team that really help the team get through most matches. Kane Williamson is the key player for New Zealand now he has taken over the captaincy from Brendon McCullum as he is a really class batsmen that knows how to play well in all conditions. So far in the competition, he has failed to make a big score but when it comes to the crunch matches expect him to be the man to step up under pressure. Ahmed Shehzad is the one to watch at the top of the order for Pakistan with how quickly he can score and get the team of to perfect starts. There is a fitness doubt over Mohammed Hafeez ahead of the game and that means Shehzad becomes even more important for the team.
These two teams are no strangers to each other as they played in a three-match series back in January in New Zealand where the Black Caps came out on top winning 2-1. The pitch at Mohali is set to have a green top so it should suit both sides with the possible inclusion of Tim Southee and Trent Boult being brought into the team by New Zealand who have yet to play so far in the tournament. Pakistan also have the bowlers who the pitch will suit with left-armers Mohammed Amir and Wahab Riaz who like the swinging conditions and will cause any team problems.
In terms of T20 rankings, New Zealand are sitting third in the rankings while Pakistan are in seven position. These rankings are all really close but the main thing is how the teams will handle the pressure of winning the competition. Pakistan have been there and won the competition before in 2009. The Black Caps, on the other hand, haven't won the competition yet but with how they have started this years competition, they will be confident of going all the way and lifting the trophy.
So far in Group 2 New Zealand have won both of their games against India by 47 runs and against Australia by 8 runs to leave them in a fantastic position to qualify with two games to go. Pakistan started their competition with a big win against Bangladesh by 55 runs but faltered against their big rivals India in their last game losing by six wickets to leave them in need of a win in their third game.
This match is the sixth match of Group 2 and it's a massive game in terms of both teams chances of qualifying for the semi-finals. New Zealand are leading the way in the group having won both of their matches so far while Pakistan have won one and lost one of their two matches. The black caps are probably slight favourites for the game due to them being in good form and how the men in green are very inconsistent but on their day they can beat anyone.
Good afternoon, all! Hello, and Welcome to VAVEL UK's live ball-by-ball commentary of this World T20 Group 2 clash, between New Zealand and Pakistan. The toss is set for around 13:30 GMT, with the game getting underway at 14:00 GMT, weather permitting. Stick with us as we preview and build up to this hugely exciting game.