Pakistan defeated New Zealand by five wickets in match 19 of the T20 World Cup 2021 at Sharjah International Stadium to register their second consecutive win in the competition.
The equation is 24 runs off 18 deliveries! Asif Ali and Shoaib Malik hold the key in this chase for Pakistan. The Kiwis have done well to keep themselves in the game but looks like it's slipping away from them.
Wicket! New Zealand are well and truly back in the game as in-from batter Mohmmad Rizwan has to depart. Ish Sidhi has taken his second wicket of the game and Pakistan are in a tough situation at the moment. Rizwan lbw b Ish Sodhi 33(34).
Wicket! A sensational diving catch from Devon Conway on the ropes as Mitch Santner accounts for Mohammad Hafeez. Pakistan have struggled to get going and need a partnership to get their inning back on track. Hafeez c Conway b Santner 11(6).
Wicket! A brilliant review from Pakistan as Ish Sodhi gets his man. Fakhasr Zaman was given not out but three reds upon referral sees him head back to the dugout. Fakhar Zaman lbw b Ish Sodhi 11(17).
Wicket! Tim Southee provides the much-needed breakthrough for Pakistan as he dismisses Babar Azam. The Kiwi bowlers have done well to restrict the run-flow so far and will be aiming to continue that. Babar Azam b Southee 9(11).
The Pakistan openers have made a steady start in a modest run chase as they focus mainly on getting themselves in before looking to up the run rate. New Zealand are in need of quick wickets to put pressure on Pakistan.
Pakistan will be the happier team between the two at the halfway stage and will now hope that their batters can do the job and chase the score as quickly as possible. NZ need wickets to get themselves into the game.
Another brilliant bowling performance from the Pakistan team as they restrict another team to a sub-par score. New Zealand haven't lost their opening game at a T20 World Cup but need to bowl well to keep that record going
Wickets! Decent knocks from Devon Conway and Glenn Phillips come to an end as Haris Rauf accounts for the New Zealand batters. Pakistan are once again bowling brilliantly to restrict the opposition to another sub-par score.
Pakistan will take on New Zealand in the Group 2 match of the Super 12 at T20 World Cup 2021. The clash will be played at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah on October 26, 2021 (Tuesday). Babar Azam’s side are coming into the game on the back of a historic win while the Kiwis will be aiming to kick off their campaign on a winning note. Meanwhile, we bring you the PAK vs NZ Live score updates and commentary from T20 World Cup. Pakistan vs New Zealand Live Streaming Online, T20 World Cup 2021.
Pakistan were brilliant in their T20 World Cup opening encounter against India as they registered their first win over their rivals at World T20s. It was an all-round performance from Babar Azam’s team as they made things difficult for the Indian batters and managed to chase the target without losing a wicket. Pakistan vs New Zealand, T20 World Cup 2021: Kane Williamson Says As A Team Felt the Loss of Series vs Pakistan.
Meanwhile, New Zealand will be playing their first game in the competition and will be aiming to come away with maximum points. The Ken Williamson-led outfit had a disappointing run of results in the warm-up matches as they lost to Australia and England. However, the Black Caps are coming off a series win over Bangladesh and will be looking to replicate that result.
This game holds great importance for both teams as a win will help them move closer to the objective of making it into the semi-finals. A victory for Pakistan will propel them to the top of the table as outright leaders meanwhile, New Zealand can put their poor warm-up results behind them with maximum points.