New Zealand post 237 for six against Pakistan

BIRMINGHAM: Pakistan pacer Shaheen Afridi rattled the top and middle order in a fiery spell but combative half centuries from James Neesham and Colin de Grandhomme helped New Zealand post 237 for six in a World Cup match, here Wednesday.

Reduced to 83 for five after electing to bat, New Zealand looked up to skipper Kane Williamson for yet another rescue act but it was Neesham (97 not out) and de Grandhomme (64), who revived the Kiwi innings with their 132-run partnership.

De Grandhomme’s run out ended the fighting stand but Neeham stayed till the end and finished the innings in style by hitting a six off Wahab Riaz.  (AGENCIES)