New Zealand 134/8 – Pakistan 135/5 (Pakistan won by 5 wickets with 8 balls remaining). The second match for the Pakistani squad seemed to be relatively easy. The captain decided to bowl after the coin toss, and the final outcome showed that he was right. Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, and Shadab Khan became a nightmare for the New Zealand’s batters.
The strong bowling start made the difference. The guys mentioned above didn’t allow opponents to grab many runs. Most of the overs finished with six runs or fewer for New Zealand. A total of 134 runs cannot be enough for the batting team on the highest level. Pakistan, instead, scored the needed 135 and, having an advantage in wickets, left 8 balls for the better times.
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Now Pakistan tops the second group with 4 points in 2 matches and has excellent chances to win it. Unfortunate start for New Zealand, but one loss has never been the reason to stop clashing at T20 World Cup. Want to know more news from cricket and don’t miss the important updates? Subscribe to cricket14.in and receive the info messages to your email.