T20 World Cup 2021 / Pakistans second consecutive win beat New Zealand

Zoom News : Oct 26, 2021, 11:14 PM
Pakistan defeated New Zealand by 5 wickets in their second match of T20 WC. Playing first after losing the toss, Kiwi team scored 134/8. Not a single player of the team could score 30+. Haris Rauf took 4 wickets while bowling brilliantly. Pakistan achieved the target of 135 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in 18.4 overs.

Chasing the target, Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan added 28 runs. Pakistan's first wicket was taken by Tim Southee by dismissing captain Babar (9). Ish Sodhi got the second success for New Zealand by dismissing Fakhar Zaman (11). Sodhi got this success on DRS. Actually, New Zealand had appealed for LBW against Zaman, but the umpire gave him not out. The Kiwi team took a review and the ball was found on the line of the stump and Fakhar Zaman lost his wicket. Ish Sodhi took the wicket of Mohammad Rizwan (33).

Conway's catch goes viral

In the 11th over, Mitchell Santner dismissed Mohammad Hafeez (11). Devon Conway took a brilliant catch from Hafeez on the boundary line. Harbhajan Singh also praised this catch by tweeting. He wrote – This is just an unreal catch… Catches win matches.. Could be the turning point of this game? What do you say friends? interesting game.

great achievement of saudi

Team Saudi has completed its 100 wickets in T20Is. He became the first New Zealand bowler and third in the world to achieve this feat in T20Is. The names of Shakib Al Hasan (117) and Lasith Malinga (107) come before him. The special thing is that Saudi became the first fast bowler in the world to take 100 wickets in T20Is.

Kiwi players were seen struggling for runs

Playing first after losing the toss, New Zealand showed a disappointing game. During the 20 overs of their innings, the team was constantly struggling to hit big shots. The first blow to the Kiwi team, Haris Rauf dismissed Martin Guptill (17). Before getting out, Guptill added 36 runs with Darrell Mitchell. Imad Wasim got the second breakthrough for PAK by dismissing Darrell Mitchell (27). Jimmy Neesham (1) also disappointed and handed his wicket to Mohammad Hafeez. Kane Williamson got life on the DRS in the 11th over. At that time he was batting on 13, but he could not take advantage of the life gift he got and was run out on the score of (25).

Rauf's Double Dhamaal

Haris Rauf took two wickets in his third over. First he dismissed Devon Conway (27) and took the wicket of Glenn Phillips (13) after a ball. On the last ball of the innings, he clean bowled Mitchell Santner (6).

  • Kane Williamson was run out for the 9th time in T20Is.
  • This was Haris Rauf (4/22)'s best performance in T20Is.
  • Haris Rauf (4/22) This was the third best performance by any Pakistani bowler in T-2O WC.
Only 3 sixes were hit in New Zealand's innings.

For this Group-2 match in Super-12, Pakistan has not made any changes in its playing-11. PAK team has given chance to the same 11 players who played against India. If Pakistan team wins this match, then its entry in the semi-finals will be almost decided. After this, Pakistan has to play Afghanistan, Scotland and Namibia. It should not be difficult for Pakistan to win two of these matches.

Both teams-

Pakistan - Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan, Fakhar, Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif, Shadab, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Shah Afridi.

New Zealand - Martin Guptill, Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, Kane Williamson (c), Seifert, Darrell Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Jimmy Neesham, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi.