HAMILTON (Staff Report) – New Zealand on Sunday beat Pakistan by 10 wickets in second T20 game of three-match series at Hamilton’s Seddon Park cricket stadium.
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While batting first Pakistan set 169 runs target while New Zealand chased the target in 18th over.
New Zealand’s Kane Williamson and Martin Guptil scored 72 and 87 runs respectively.
Pakistani batsman Umar Akmal remain prominent batsman by scoring 56 runs off 27 balls only. Shoaib Malik also contributed 39 runs.
New Zealand’s McClenaghan picked wickets against 23 runs.
Earlier after winning the toss Pakistani skipper Shahid Afridi said that his team has high spirit and would try best win the second game to win the three-match series. Pakistan kept the same playing eleven.
Speaking on the occasion Kane Williamson said that he would have batted as well. We had rested Trent Boult and Matt Henry and Ross Taylor was in for the second T20, he said.
Pakistan Team: Ahmed Shahzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi, Imad Wasim, Sohaib Maqsood, Umar Akmal, Wahab Riaz, Umar Gul, Sarfraz Ahmed, Mohammad Amir.
New Zealand Team: MJ Guptill, KS Williamson*, C Munro, CJ Anderson, GD Elliott, L Ronchi†, MJ Santner, TD Astle, LRPL Taylor, AF Milne, MJ McClenaghan
On Friday, Pakistan defeated New Zealand in first T20 game by 16 runs when it successfully defended its 172 runs target at Auckland’s Eden Garden cricket Stadium.
The two teams are scheduled to play final T20 match on January 22 (Friday) at Wellington.
The T20 series will be followed by a three-match ODI series between Pakistan and New Zealand.
1st T20I – New Zealand vs Pakistan
Fri Jan 15 06:00 GMT | 11:00 PST | at Auckland
2nd T20I – New Zealand vs Pakistan
Sun Jan 17 06:00 GMT | 11:00 PST | at Hamilton
3rd T20I – New Zealand vs Pakistan
Fri Jan 22 06:00 GMT | 11:00 PST | at Wellington
1st ODI – New Zealand vs Pakistan
Mon Jan 25 22:00 GMT | 03:00 PST | at Wellington
2nd ODI – New Zealand vs Pakistan
Thu Jan 28 01:00 GMT | 06:00 PST | at Napier
3rd ODI – New Zealand vs Pakistan
Sun Jan 31 22:00 GMT | 03:00 PST | at Auckland