KARACHI: Pakistan qualified for the semi-finals of the 2010 ICC World Twenty20, courtesy an England win over New Zealand by three wickets in their Super Eight match.
In a close finish that put Pakistan fans on the edge of their seat, England chased down the 150-run target with just five balls to spare to stay undefeated in the second round. Earlier, New Zealand were restricted to 149 for six courtesy an impressive performance by the England bowlers. Swann finished with two wickets for 31 runs while Broad picked up a couple for 33, including the important scalp of Styris (33).
Taylor (44) added 62 runs in just 41 balls for the fourth wicket with Styris before Broad broke the partnership to halt the New Zealand charge towards a higher total.
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Published in the Express Tribune, May 11th, 2010.