Revealed: November 1, 2018 Three:30:10 am
Best-ranked Pakistan recorded a slender two-run win over New Zealand to open their three-match Twenty20 sequence on Wednesday.
With 17 required off the closing over, Ross Taylor (42 no longer out) and Tim Southee (Five no longer out) may most effective get 14 off left-arm seamer Shaheen Afridi as New Zealand, returning to world cricket after seven months, ended 146-6.
Mohammad Hafeez (45) and captain Sarfraz Ahmed (34) had previous helped Pakistan achieve 148-6 after profitable the toss and electing to bat.
Opening batsman Colin Munro best scored with 58 off 42 balls, scoring at a brisk tempo within the batting power-play earlier than New Zealand had been strangled by way of Pakistan spinners within the heart overs.
Leg-spinner Shadab Khan had Munro stuck at lengthy off within the 12th over after which ran out Colin de Grandhomme off a right away throw from backward level.
In between Shadab’s dual moves, captain Kane Williamson gave a easy go back catch to Imad Wasim when he attempted to show across the left-arm spinner and were given a forefront as New Zealand slipped to 89-Four.
Rapid bowler Hasan Ali (Three-35) then took the wickets of Corey Anderson and Tim Seifert within the 19th over to make issues tough for New Zealand.
Anderson struggled to boost up the scoring all over his 12-ball knock of 9 runs earlier than holing out within the deep and Seifert used to be blank bowled. Afridi saved his nerve within the ultimate over and, in spite of conceding two obstacles, denied New Zealand victory.
Previous, Pakistan misplaced each its openers _ Babar Azam (7) and Sahibzada Farhan (1) _ within the batting power-play. Debutant left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel, who opened the bowling, struck off his 7th supply when he had Farhan stuck at deep mid-wicket.
Azam, named guy of the sequence for his prolific scoring in Pakistan’s Three-Zero win over Australia closing week, used to be stuck in the back of and Pakistan slipped to 10-2.
Asif Ali (24), promoted at No. Three, and Hafeez placed on 67 runs earlier than 3 sensible catches decreased Pakistan to 121-Five within the 18th over.
Southee had Hafeez stuck low at level; Glenn Phillips took a superb catch within the deep to brush aside Asif Ali and Ahmed fell to a well-judged diving catch by way of Anderson in Ish Sodhi’s closing over.
Wasim (14 no longer out) then hit a 4 and a six off Southee’s closing two deliveries which proved decisive finally.
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