The 19th match ( Super 12, Group-2) of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 has taken off between Pakistan and New Zealand at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. It was a low-scoring encounter where the men in green have won the game by 5 wickets against the Kiwis. Let’s get into some more details of the encounter. Here are the Pakistan vs New Zealand Match Highlights.
Here Are The Playing 11 of Both sides:
Pakistan: Mohammad Rizwan(w), Babar Azam(c), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi.
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson(c), Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Tim Seifert(w), Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Trent Boult.
Pakistan vs New Zealand Match Highlights
Pakistan has made the right choice of fielding first because most of the games at this venue have been won by the chasing side. New Zealand played a decent 1st innings, where they have struggled a bit in the middle because of some terrific bowling performance from the Pakistan bowlers. And after a struggle, they have finally been able to post a nominal total of 134-8 in 20 overs.
New Zealand bowlers had to do something extraordinary in order to stop the strong Pakistan opening pair. Well, Kiwis were successful in breaking the partnership of Babar and Rizwan – but they couldn’t continue the same momentum from then on. Runs were flowing from one or the other way for Pakistan and they have finally marked their 2nd of the mega event by 5 wickets.
Haris Rauf has been named as the Player Of The Match for his outstanding performance on this track, where he has picked 4 wickets and just conceded 22 runs with an economy rate of 5.50.
And the next match for Pakistan is scheduled against Afghanistan on 29th October and they will look to continue the same winning momentum in the next game too. On the other hand, New Zealand will play their next encounter against India on the 31st.
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