Wednesday cover: Martin Guptill blasts New Zealand into World Twenty20 semi-finals

The National’s Sport cover for the Wednesday, March 23 issue features batsman Martin Guptill on his way to a 48-ball 80 to help New Zealand to a 22-run victory over Pakistan in their Group 2 match at the World Twenty 20 on Tuesday.

The National’s Sport cover for the Wednesday, March 23 issue features batsman Martin Guptill on his way to a 48-ball 80 to help New Zealand to a 22-run victory over Pakistan in their Group 2 match at the World Twenty 20 on Tuesday.

Our reporter Osman Samiuddin was in Mohali to witness a team able to answer the first serious questions they have faced at this tournament so far, and to also hear Pakistan coach Waqar Younis lay into his failing batsmen, branding them: "Simply not good enough."

Ouch.

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