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Cricket: NZ wins 2nd T20 beating Green Shirts by 9 wickets

cricket Pk vs NZ 18 Dec 2020Kiwis comfortably scored 164-run target to win the match as well as the series against  the Pakistan 2-0.

Kane Williamson scored 57 off 42 balls while Tim Seinfert’s bat yielded 57 runs from 42 balls excellent fashion, scoring an impressive 84 runs from 63 balls.

Following Faheem Ashraf’s dismissing Martin Guptill, New Zealand marched towards the target in the last over. Pakistan, had lost the first match on Friday.

Haider Ali, who managed to hit a sixer off Tim Southee, went back to the pavilion soon. He was followed by Abdullah Shafique who failed to score at all. Shadab Khan and Faheem Ashraf got dismissed for 4 runs each. However Hafeez played well.

Pakistan: 1 Abdullah Shafique, 2 Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 3 Haider Ali, 4 Mohammad Hafeez, 5 Shadab Khan (capt), 6 Khushdil Shah, 7 Imad Wasim, 8 Faheem Ashraf, 9 Wahab Riaz, 10 Shaheen Afridi, 11 Haris Rauf.

New Zealand: 1 Martin Guptill, 2 Tim Seifert (wk), 3 Kane Williamson (capt), 4 Devon Conway, 5 Glenn Phillips, 6 Jimmy Neesham, 7 Kyle Jamieson, 8 Scott Kuggeleijn 9 Tim Southee, 10 Trent Boult, 11 Ish Sodhi.

New Zealand defeated Pakistan by five wickets in the first T20I of the series which was played on Friday: | YouTube Channel


M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.