PAKISTAN VS NEW ZEALAND
It just couldn’t have gone any better for Babar Azam and Co.
A ten-wicket demolition of great rivals India in their Super 12s opener has thrust Pakistan from tournament outsiders to one of the favourites.
What a difference one win can make.
They were fearless with both bat and ball on Sunday, wrapping up victory over Virat Kohli’s side with 13 deliveries left to spare.
But all of that will count for nothing if they don’t back it up with another win today.
In Pakistan’s way are Kane Williamson’s New Zealand, who are playing their first match of the competition.
It’s not been a happy warm-up campaign for the Black Caps, losing to both England and Australia in Abu Dhabi.
This Super 12s format is ruthless and momentum is key – it’s with Pakistan going into the game, but where will it be by the end?
Time to find out – the toss is imminent, the first delivery of the match at 3pm BST.