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Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed believes that his side really improved their fielding in the World Cup win over New Zealand on Wednesday.
Coming into the match, Pakistan had beaten South Africa by 49 runs, but dropped seven catches during the match.
However, the men in green were much better in the field against the Black Caps and subsequently proceeded to beat them by six wickets and hand them their first loss in this World Cup.
Pakistan’s victory also kept their hopes of qualifying for the semi-finals alive.
“We didn’t field well in [the] previous matches so we worked hard in our practice sessions and the way we fielded today was good for us,” Sarfraz was quoted as saying by PakPassion.
Pakistan’s next World Cup match will be against Afghanistan at Headingley on Saturday.
If they beat Afghanistan, Pakistan will then have to take down Bangladesh at Lord’s on July 5 in order to have any chance of reaching the last four.
However, even if they defeat Afghanistan and Bangladesh, it might not be enough as they will have to rely on the results of other matches.