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T20 World Cup 2021 Pakistan beat New Zealand in their second match by 5 wicket


New Delhi: Pakistan defeated New Zealand by 5 wickets in the ICC T20 World Cup match played at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium here on Tuesday. The New Zealand team, who came out to bat after losing the toss here, scored 134 runs for 8 wickets. In response, Pakistan chased down the target, losing 5 wickets in 18.4 overs and completed the target. The team won once again due to the excellent partnership of Shoaib Malik (26) and Asif Ali (27), who were the heroes of the match. Pakistan won the tournament for the second time in a row.

achieved second consecutive win

For New Zealand, Ish Sodhi took the highest two wickets, while Trent Boult, James Neesham and Mitchell Santner took one wicket each. Chasing the target on the slow pitch of Sharjah, the start of the Pakistan team was also not good and captain Babar Azam scored 9 runs with the help of a four and returned to the pavilion after being clean bowled by Tim Southee. In this way, Pakistan scored 30 runs for the loss of one wicket in the powerplay. Meanwhile, Mohammad Rizwan remained on the crease and kept on increasing Pakistan’s innings.

Pak team was in trouble at one time

Shortly after this, Fakhar Zaman batted well and hit a tremendous six off Sodhi’s ball, but in the same over, Sodhi made Zaman (11) his victim. Mohammad Hafeez, who came to bat at number four, was dismissed after a brilliant catch by Conway. After this, soon Rizwan was also dismissed by Sodhi after scoring 33 runs in 34 balls with the help of five fours. After this, Malik and Ali played till the end and gave a spectacular victory to the team. There was a successful 48-run partnership between the two in this match.

New Zealand’s innings ended on a small score

Earlier, after losing the toss, opting to bat first, the start of the New Zealand team was very poor on the slow pitch of Sharjah and the team scored 42 runs for the loss of one wicket in the powerplay. During this, Rauf soon dismissed Martin Guptill. After this, Daryl Mitchell scored 27 runs in 20 balls with the help of one four and two sixes and was dismissed by Wasim. James Neesham, who came to bat at number four, was soon sent to the pavilion by Hafeez.

Due to the tremendous bowling of Pakistan, the run rate of the New Zealand team continued to fall. But captain Kane Williamson and Devon Conway remained on the field and there was a partnership of 34 runs between them. After this Williamson was run out after scoring 25 runs. At the same time, Conway (27), Glenn Phillips (13) and Tim Seifert (8) somehow took the team’s score to 134 runs. For Pakistan, Haris Rauf took the maximum four wickets, while Imad Wasim and Mohammad Hafeez took one wicket each. Shaheen Shah Afridi, the hero of the last match, had to be satisfied with one wicket in this match.



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