| GEO Sports|
| Pakistan set 234-run target for New Zealand|
| Updated at: 2247 PST, Saturday, October 03, 2009|
JOHANNESBURG: Pakistan made 233 runs for the loss of nine wickets against New Zealand in the second semi-finals of the ICC Champions Trophy here at the New Wanderers Stadium on Saturday.
Winning the toss, Pakistan captain Younis Khan decided to bat and set a target of 234 runs for the Black Caps on a wicket which seemed rather difficult to bat.
The Kiwi bowlers bowled very well and fielders fielded superbly under the captaincy of Daniel Vettori.
Ian Butler captured four wickets for 44 and Vettori claimed three for 43 while opening bowlers Kyle Mills and Shane Bond took one wicket each.
The winners will meet defending champions Australia, who thrashed England by nine wickets in the first semi-final at Centurion on Friday. The final will be played on Monday.
Pakistan made two changes from the side that lost to Australia in their last league match, bringing in Mohammad Aamer and Imran Nazir in place of Mohammad Asif and Misbah-ul-Haq.
Pakistan: Younus Khan (captain), Kamran Akmal, Imran Nazir, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Yousuf, Shahid Afridi, Umar Akmal, Umar Gul, Rana Naved-ul Hasan, Mohammad Aamer, Saeed Ajmal.
New Zealand: Daniel Vettori (captain), Brendon McCullum, Aaron Redmond, Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Grant Elliott, Neil Broom, James Franklin, Kyle Mills, Ian Butler, Shane Bond.