In the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, New Zealand faced Pakistan in a crucial group stage match. Pakistan won the toss and chose to field, allowing New Zealand to score a formidable 401-6. The target set by New Zealand for Pakistan stands at 402, making this match pivotal for both teams as they strive to secure a spot in the semifinals.
In second innings, the Pakistani opener’s performance was nothing short of spectacular, as Fakhar Zaman exhibited aggressive yet controlled batting, consistently finding gaps and punishing the New Zealand bowlers.
But Pakistan’s batting faced significant delays due to rainfall. The rain caused substantial disruptions during Pakistan’s chase of a challenging target of 402.
If the match has not resumed by 7:10 due to rain or other adverse conditions, Pakistan will be declared the winner based on the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern (DLS) method, which calculates a revised target for the chasing team. This rule ensures that rain-affected matches can still have a result, favoring the team in the lead at that point.