The New Zealand cricket team crushed Pakistan by nine wickets.
Srinagar: Hosts In the twenty-first century match of the tri-series, which took place on Tuesday at Hagley Oval in Christchurch, New Zealand defeated Pakistan by a score of nine wickets to make a great comeback.
New Zealand’s openers were instrumental in the team’s successful pursuit of the objective, which was reached in only 16.1 overs after the home bowlers had previously held Pakistan to a paltry score of 130 runs.
Earlier on, Michael Bracewell had good figures of two for 11 from his four overs after taking the critical wickets of Mohammad Rizwan (16) and Pakistan captain Babar Azam (21), both of whom were important players.
In the last two balls of the innings, Tim Southee was able to take two wickets and finish the game. Iftikhar and Mohammad Nawaz were both dismissed by the veteran with the first two deliveries in the last over, while Mohammad Wasim managed to avoid being dismissed by the hat-trick ball.
Iftikhar Ahmed had the highest score, 27 points, which included three fours.
while Asif Ali was still not out after 25 deliveries.
As a response, New Zealand got off to a strong start, mostly due to the efforts of Finn Allen. The teenage player scored 62 runs off of 42 balls, marking his second Twenty20 International fifty. He was dismissed by Shadab Khan, who now has 86 wickets to his name and is Pakistan’s second-highest wicket-taker in Twenty20 Internationals.
The chase was rounded off by the combination of Devon Conway and Kane Williamson in the 17th over. Conway was not out on 49, while Williamson, who was captaining the team, contributed nine runs.