What a dubious and absurd performance Pakistan team is displaying in the shortest version of the Cricket. No team in the history of Cricket managed to dominate as many as 11 times in T 20 format, not only consecutive series, they also folded 8th straight win in the T 20 match against New Zealand in the match played on Friday night.
Pakistan chased down a tricky 154 with two balls to spare on Friday (November 2) to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series against New Zealand despite some late hiccups.
Bringing back Fakhar Zaman proved to be a masterstroke for the home side as the left-hander started the chase with back-to-back boundaries. Even though Babar Azam was sedate in his approach, Zaman’s fireworks gave Pakistan the ideal start before a one-handed stunner from Kane Williamson at mid off ended the left-hander’s stay. Asif Ali, who earned a promotion, then milked the New Zealand attack to put Pakistan in a position of strength as they reached 75 for 1 at the halfway mark.
Even though New Zealand appeared to pull things back a touch by dismissing Babar and Asif towards the end, the experienced campaigners Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik ensured there were no hiccups. Needing 40 from the final four overs, Hafeez smashed Ish Sodhi for a couple of sixes to calm the nerves in the dressing room with Malik adding one in the following over. Eventually, with seven required from the final over, Pakistan completed the formalities despite losing Malik.
Earlier in the evening, Corey Anderson’s cameo at the death helped New Zealand post a fighting total after a wobble during the middle overs. New Zealand made a very good start after winning the toss with Colin Munro starting proceedings with a six off the very first ball. Pakistan were sloppy in the field, missing a run out opportunity and dropping a sitter, to give Munro a couple of reprieves while the left-hander kept finding the boundary in the powerplay.
It was Mohammed Hafiz who walked away with the Man of the Match award for scoring 45 runs from 36 balls. He even bowled three overs giving away 13 runs. Now, in today’s match, New Zealand will surely look to make use of the lost opportunity and would want to put their best foot forward for the game. The Kiwi team has looked good in but will have to have a strategy in place for tacking the spinners of Pakistan. Also the middle order batsmen of New Zealand will have to shoulder responsibility. From the NZ’s side it was Colin Munro who scored 58 runs from 42 balls. Ross Taylor scored a blistering 42 runs from 26 balls. Now, let’s check out the streaming details of the match.
When is PAK vs NZ 2nd T20I 2018? (Know Date, Time and Venue Details)
The second match of the three-match T20I will take place at the Dubai International Stadium in Dubai tonight, November 2. The PAK vs NZ 2nd T20I is scheduled to start at 9:30 PM IST with the toss at 9:00 PM. As per GMT, the match begins at 16:00.
Where to Watch Live Telecast of PAK vs NZ 2ndT20I 2018?
Sony Pictures Network holds the broadcast rights of Pakistan vs New Zealand 2018. For viewers in India, Pakistan vs New Zealand 2nd T20I will be available live on Sony Six and Sony Six HD channels. For fans in Pakistan, PTV Sports and Ten Sports will telecast the match live.
Where to Get Free Online Live Streaming of PAK vs NZ 2nd T20I 2018?
Fans looking to watch PAK vs NZ 1st T20I online can download SonyLIV app to catch the action. The free online streaming of the match will be available on SonyLIV’s website as well. Besides it, the PAK vs NZ cricket match will be available on Airtel TV and JIO TV app. In Pakistan, the PAK vs NZ T20I will be streamed live on the official website of PTV Sports. Meanwhile, you can follow the live score and ball-by-ball commentary from here.