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Babar hits scintillating ton as Pakistan thrash New Zealand by six wickets
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BIRMINGHAM, June 27 -- Pakistan defeated New Zealand by six wickets in the World Cup clash between the two sides at Edgbaston here on Wednesday. Chasing victory target of 238, the Green Shirts were only a run away from clinching victory against the Kiwis, with six wickets in hand, when skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed stepped onto the crease to hit the winning shot, after Haris Sohail (68) was run out by Martin Guptill. Babar Azam scored undefeated 101 off 127 balls, the first century from the side in this tournament. Mohammad Hafeez (32 off 50 balls) was dismissed by New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson in 24.5 overs. Azam and Sohail's partnership laid the groundwork for the side's victory. The 101-run partnership for Azam and Sohail came in 44.4 o...
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