BIRMINGHAM – New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and chose to bat in the World Cup match against Pakistan at Edgbaston on Wednesday.
Overnight rain had left the outfield wet, which delayed the scheduled 10:30 am (0930 GMT) start by an hour but the umpires decided the match would remain at 50 overs per side.
New Zealand, who are second on the 10-team table with 11 points, kept the same team for the fifth match in a row.
Pakistan, who are seventh in the table with five points, also kept faith with the team that beat South Africa at Lord's on Sunday.
If New Zealand win they will join title holders Australia in the semi-finals.