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PAKvNZ: Asif, Malik guide Pakistan to seal 5-wicket victory against New Zealand in T20 World Cup clash

10:15 PM | 26 Oct, 2021
PAKvNZ: Asif, Malik guide Pakistan to seal 5-wicket victory against New Zealand in T20 World Cup clash

DUBAI – Pakistan Tuesday defeated New Zealand by five wickets in the T20 World Cup clash at Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

Mohammad Asif (26) and Shoaib Malik (27) kept the score ticking after the top order was removed by Kiwis and helped team bag the victory after chasing down the target of 135-run in 18.4 overs. 

Rizwan remained highest score with 33 runs while Babar Azam made 9 scores. 

Earlier, Pakistan won the toss and decided to field first. 

Impressive bowling by Pakistan had managed to restrict New Zealand from setting a tough target as Black Caps could made 134 runs in their innings.

The opening pair, Daryl Mitchell and Martin Guptill, tried to give a strong opening stand to the Black Caps before the pair was broken off when Haris Rauf sent Guptill (17) packing.

Imad Wasim got his retribution as after being hit for a six he removed Daryl Mitchell (27) the very next delivery.

Jimmy Neesham stayed for short at the creases before sent to packing by Mohammad Hafeez. Kane Williamson (25) had to make the long walk back after Hasan Ali’s direct hit found him short of crease.

Devon Conway (27) with his aggressive batting was turning into a potential threat but he was timely removed by Haris Rauf, who also took the wicket of Glenn Phillips.

On Sunday, Green Shirts outplayed India by 10 wickets to break their 12-match losing streak against the arch-rivals at the World Cups.

New Zealand will be kick-starting their ICC T20 World Cup campaign today against Pakistan, who began their journey with a record-breaking win against India.

Pakistan holds a historical edge over the Kiwis in T20Is, having won 14 and lost 10 contests between the sides. The last series between the two countries, in December 2020, was won by New Zealand.

The two sides were supposed to play another series in Pakistan as part of their preparation for the T20 World Cup, but the Kiwis suddenly cancelled the series minutes before the scheduled start of the first ODI match in Rawalpindi, citing security threats.

PCB had expressed disappointment over New Zealand’s unilateral decision.

Squads:

PAKISTAN (Expected playing XI): Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Shah Afridi

NEW ZEALAND: Kane Williamson (c), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Adam Milne, Martin Guptill, Kyle Jamieson, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert (wk), Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Adam Milne (injury cover)

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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PKR rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 16 April forex rates

Pakistani currency gains momentum against all currencies on April 16, 2024 Tuesday. US dollar was being quoted at 277.9 for buying and 280.85 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 295 for buying and 298 for selling while British Pound stands at 345 for buying, and 349 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 15 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.9 280.85
Euro EUR 295 298
UK Pound Sterling GBP 345 349
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76

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