New Zealand's Martin Guptill (L) celebrates with Colin Munro after taking the catch of Pakistan's Ahmed Shehzad during the World T20 cricket match between New Zealand and Pakistan at the Punjab Cricket Stadium Association Stadium in Mohali on March 22, 2016. / AFP / MONEY SHARMA (Photo credit should read MONEY SHARMA/AFP/Getty Images)

New Zealand have made it three wins from three matches at the world T20 championship with a 22-run victory over Pakistan in Mohali today.

That will put New Zealand into the semifinals, with only Bangladesh to play in their group, and although they remain alive, it puts Pakistan on the precipice of elimination.

Having put up a challenging 5-180, based on opener Martin Guptill's fine 80 off 48 balls, New Zealand would have had some early jitters as Sharjeel Khan went on a spectacular tear for Pakistan.

However they gradually subsided after his dismissal for 47 off 25 balls, finishing on 5-158.