Auckland – Pakistan beat New-Zealand in 2nd T20 match played at Eden Park ground Auckland, New-Zealand. This was the first victory of Pakistan over Kiwis in its ongoing tour of New-Zealand.

Earlier today Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first in second T20 international at Eden Park. Pakistani openers Ahmad Shahzad and Fakhar Zaman gave a solid and rapid start to the Pakistani innings. Fakhar Zaman scored the 50 and Ahamad Shahzad the other opener fall just 6 short of his fifty.

Babar Azam remains not out on 50. Captain Sarfraz Ahmed also scored a quick 41 runs. Pakistan put a decent total of 201 on the board.

In reply to Pakistan’s 201 New-Zealand’s start was shaky. New-Zealand batsmen were allover as top 6 batsmen went to pavilion only on 64  runs. New-Zealand batsmen Santner and Wheeler gave some hope to Kiwis but they couldn’t stay on the crease for long.

New-Zealand all out at 153 runs and Pakistan won their first match of the tour by 48 runs.

Pakistan lost the ODI series by 5-0. After this win the T20 series is level by 1-1. Fakhar Zaman was named the Man of the Match for his quick 50.

 

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