Pallekelle: Pakistan beat New Zealand by 13 runs at Pallekelle on Sunday.
If Group D -- with Pakistan, New Zealand and Bangladesh -- was the death zone, then Brendon McCullum has emerged the big hunter here. And after his blistering batting against Bangladesh, all eyes were on him to in this run chase. He did manage to strike a few blows, but his 31-ball 32 wasn't enough to see the Kiwis through.
Earlier after Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat, they started steadily with Imran Nazir and Mohammad Hafeez guiding the team to a commanding position, till the former was caught by Tim Southee off his own bowling.