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T20WC 2021: Asif Ali, Shoaib Malik’s late blitz information Pakistan to victory over New Zealand – Twitter Reactions

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Pakistan registered their second win on the trot within the ongoing T20 World Cup by defeating New Zealand in Sharjah.

Chasing 135 for victory, Pakistan acquired to 30 for the lack of one wicket by the top of the powerplay overs. New Zealand seamer Tim Southee bagged his one centesimal T20I scalp as he eliminated Pakistan skipper Babar Azam on 9. Then, leg-spinner Ish Sodhi, after being hit for an enormous six, took his revenge by trapping Fakhar Zaman LBW plumb in entrance. The Males in Inexperienced, who had been 58/1 after ten overs, misplaced three wickets within the subsequent 4 overs to stutter to 91/5.

The spotlight of the part was a freakish catch taken by Devon Conway at an outrageous boundary-line to dismiss Mohammad Hafeez. Ultimately, the duo of Asif Ali (27* off 12) and Shoaib Malik (26* off 20) put up a match-winning 48-run stand for the sixth wicket, finishing the chase with eight balls to spare.

Earlier, after being requested to bat first, New Zealand began steadily as they reached 42/1 within the first six overs. Martin Guptill (17 off 20) was cleaned up by Haris Rauf within the sixth over. Within the subsequent 4 overs, Imad Wasim eliminated the dangerous-looking Daryl Mitchell whereas Mohammad Hafeez despatched James Neesham packing on 1.

NZ captain Kane Williamson smashed just a few boundaries, and simply as his partnership with Conway began to construct, Hasan Ali ran out Williamson with a direct hit on to the stumps. The Black Caps had been 100/4 after 15 overs. Quickly, Rauf eliminated Conway and Glenn Phillips in the identical over and completed with a four-wicket haul.

NZ may simply make 134 runs for the lack of eight wickets of their stipulated 20 overs.

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