The 33-year-old southpaw showcased his prowess by smashing a boundary adopted by a six off the deliveries from spinner Mitchell Santner, securing his eleventh century in his 81st one-day worldwide look.
Zaman unleashed a barrage of 9 sixes and 6 well-timed boundaries on his method to a century, finishing it in simply 63 balls. This outstanding feat marked the quickest century by a Pakistani batsman within the historical past of the World Cup.
Their pursuit was not solely about chasing victory but additionally enhancing their internet run-rate, as they aimed to maintain their semi-final aspirations alive.
On the time when rain interrupted play, Zaman remained unbeaten at 106, whereas skipper Babar Azam was not out at 47, and Pakistan had reached 160-1 within the twenty second over.
Earlier than this match, Pakistan had three wins and 4 losses in seven video games.
Zaman performed the primary sport of this World Cup in opposition to the Netherlands earlier than poor type and a knee harm stored him out of the facet.
He solely returned in Pakistan’s final sport in opposition to Bangladesh, smashing 81 in a seven-wicket victory in Kolkata.
Earlier, New Zealand made 401-6 with Rachin Ravindra hitting his third World Cup century and skipper Kane Williamson making 95.
(With AFP Inputs)