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Pakistan’s Twenty20 Juggernaut Races To 11th Successive Series Win

New Zealand had been lifted to 153-7 via Corey Anderson and Colin Munro who made 44 each and every after Kane Williamson received the toss and opted to bat on a gradual paced pitch.

Pakistan received the primary fit via two runs in a last-ball end in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

Hafeez, who hit Adam Milne for the successful boundary, and Malik got here along with 50 wanted off the final 5 overs. Hafeez hit two towering sixes off leg-spinner Ish Sodhi within the 17th over to carry the objective all the way down to 23 within the final 3 overs.

Hafeez hit two sixes and a boundary in his 21-ball innings.

Since Sarfraz Ahmed took over as captain in September 2016, Pakistan have crushed England (1-Zero), West Indies (Three-Zero and Three-1), a International XI (2-1), Sri Lanka (Three-Zero), New Zealand (2-1), West Indies (Three-Zero), Scotland (2-Zero) and Australia (Three-Zero).

In addition they received a tri-series towards Zimbabwe and Australia this yr.

Babar Azam (40), Asif Ali (38) and Fakhar Zaman 924) additionally chipped in with helpful runs.

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed described the win as a crew effort.

“It is all the way down to the hassle of the gamers,” stated Sarfraz. “We’ve a excellent stability, with Hasan Ali at 10. We all know we will be able to get 150-160. So if we begin smartly and if we do not let too many dot balls within the heart, we have now the revel in of Hafeez and Malik as smartly.”

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson gave credit score to Pakistan.

“Credit score to the best way Pakistan performed. They’ve a transparent development of play which they have finished right here within the UAE,” stated Williamson. “I assumed the primary part used to be medical from us. Were given a excellent rating at the board. It is a recreation of in point of fact small margins.”

Previous, New Zealand had been once more derailed within the heart overs.

Munro, who has the most productive strike price of 163 among present Twenty20 gamers, lifted spinner Imad Wasim for 6 off the first actual ball of the fit as New Zealand raced to 50 with out loss in simply five.Three overs.

However similar to the primary fit their innings fell aside as soon as Glenn Phillips (5) and Munro departed within the 7th over as Pakistan’s bowlers, led via pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi, pulled again the scoring price.

Munro hit 4 obstacles and two sixes off 28 balls earlier than he used to be stumped off spinner Hafeez as his miscued shot trickled in the back of the stumps to Sarfraz who claimed a stumping with the batsman out of his crease.

Colin de Grandhomme (4) and Ross Taylor (3) fell in fast succession earlier than Williamson (37) and Anderson added 42 for the 5th wicket.

Anderson hoisted Hasan Ali for 2 obstacles and a six within the 17th over to assist New Zealand upload 52 within the final 5 overs.

Shaheen completed with sensible figures of Three-20 in his 4 overs.

The 3rd and ultimate fit might be performed in Dubai on Sunday.

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