PAK vs NZ 2nd T20I Highlights 4-20-2024

Watch cricket video highlights between Pakistan vs New Zealand. New Zealand tour of Pakistan 2024 second twenty/20 International match, played at Rawalpindi.

On both sides of the border, two different T20 innings were played on Thursday night. one in which the ball appeared to nearly always land in the bat’s sweet spot. The other was where it seemed the ball never made it to the center of the bat. T20 batting records were broken in Delhi during an IPL match between the Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad. New Zealand folded for ninety in Rawalpindi, forty-two less than Sunrisers’ sixes in only sixes. In Rawalpindi, the ball halted, clutched, or turned off the field as Pakistan’s spinners and fast bowlers went crazy on a pitch that was ideal for bowlers. Pakistan’s founder of the party, Shaheen Shah Afridi, ended with three for thirteen. Shadab Khan, Abrar Ahmed, and return man Mohammad Amir each took two wickets. After that, with 45 not out in 34 balls, Mohammad Rizwan guided Pakistan’s chase and thrashed New Zealand with 47 balls and seven wickets remaining.

After winning the toss, Pakistan decided to bowl. Because Afridi and Amir bowled in tandem, they had the ideal combination of bowlers. And if that wasn’t enough, they were sparked by an outstanding fielding performance. In the third over, Shadab, positioned at backward point, made a low diving move to his right to bag Tim Seifert, giving Pakistan their first wicket. Seifert lost his bottom hand and gained a leading edge when Afridi lowered his tempo during his effort to flick. That was left to Shadab.

And it was only the beginning.

Amir, bowling for Pakistan for the first time since August 2020, duplicated the trick in the following over. Tim Robinson was foxed by him, and he ended up spooning the ball to short cover off the bat’s toe end. Two days ago, a duck made its debut. In his second game, only four. Dean Foxcroft and Mark Chapman, with a pulled six and a clipped four, respectively, temporarily defused the situation. However, Amir stopped any momentum from building for New Zealand when he had Foxcroft lofting to mid-off for 13. After taking three wickets in the powerplay, New Zealand was never able to recover from the early blows.

Immediately following the powerplay, Babar Azam added spin because he could see the surface was moving slowly. For seven overs in a row, he bowled Shadab, Abrar, and occasional off-spinner Iftikhar Ahmed. Pakistan took three wickets during that time, while New Zealand only scored 34 runs. Abrar had been moving on a flat trajectory at first, but he saw Iftikhar slow down and throw it up, so he followed suit. In the ninth over, Chapman attempted a sweep and found fine leg. James Neesham waited for a delivery that was travelling at 73 kph for two balls. The delivery almost came but Neesham swung and hit midwicket.

As early as the second ball of Pakistan’s innings, the leading edge was introduced when Saim Ayub attempted to spin Ben Lister off his hips but instead sent a return catch. However, Babar and Rizwan made sure Pakistan stayed on course. Shortly after, Babar smashed Jacob Duffy to the off-side boundary, and Rizwan drove Lister’s opening delivery for four. Ben Sears was hammered by both batsmen after just 14 runs were scored in the first three overs. Babar also flicked him for four, while Rizwan pulled and drove him for six and four, respectively.

However, when Bracewell attempted to be too ambitious and went down the same path as his counterpart, Babar was stumped. Though Rizwan lost Usman Khan for seven, he continued to chip away slowly at one end of the mark, which wasn’t really enough to challenge Pakistan. After pushing the ball about, Irfan Khan joined Rizwan, who then completed the game with a slog sweep for four to deep midwicket. Pakistan now leads the five-match series 1-0 as a consequence of the outcome; the next match will take place Sunday night in Rawalpindi.

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