Pakistan cruised to their second consecutive victory within the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 by defeating New Zealand on the Sharjah Cricket Stadium earlier tonight. The Babar Azam-led outfit chased a 135-run goal in 18.4 overs with 5 wickets in hand.
Just like the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 match in opposition to Group India, Pakistan captain Babar Azam gained the toss and invited the opposition to bat first. New Zealand received off to an honest begin as Martin Guptill had a 36-run opening partnership with Daryl Mitchell.
Nevertheless, Pakistan didn’t enable the Kiwis to construct a giant partnership after dismissing Guptill. Not one of the Kiwi batters might contact the 30-run mark within the first innings.
Pakistan pacer Haris Rauf was the wrecker-in-chief, returning with figures of 4/22 in his spell of 4 overs. He registered the primary four-wicket haul of his T20 World Cup profession tonight in Sharjah.
Chasing 135 to win, Pakistan misplaced Babar Azam within the sixth over. Mohammad Rizwan held one finish and scored 33 runs off 34 deliveries, however neither Fakhar Zaman nor Mohammed Hafeez might contribute a lot. Imad Wasim departed to the pavilion as properly after scoring 11 runs.
Pakistan had been right down to 87/5 after 14.5 overs. Ish Sodhi picked up two wickets, whereas Mitchell Santner, Trent Boult and Tim Southee scalped a wicket every for the Blackcaps. It appeared just like the Kiwis would pull off a win of their T20 World Cup 2021 opener.
Nevertheless, an unbeaten 48-run sixth-wicket partnership between Shoaib Malik and Asif Ali denied New Zealand a victory. Malik scored 26 runs off 20 balls, whereas Ali raced to 27 off simply 12 deliveries.
Finest memes from the T20 World Cup 2021 match between Pakistan and New Zealand
Followers loved the T20 World Cup match between Pakistan and New Zealand. Listed below are the highest memes from the sport:
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