New Zealand vs Pakistan T20 Match : Many days have passed since the One Day World Cup 2023 played in India. The year also changed. Pakistan even changed its captain, but the days of Pakistan cricket team are not good yet. One defeat after another defeat seems to have become the destiny of Pakistan cricket team. Despite having a different captain in Test and following a different formula in T20, Pakistan is still searching for victory. Ever since Pakistan’s new captain Shaheen Shah Afridi became the captain, Pakistan cricket team has not been able to win a single match.
The last win in the ODI World Cup was on 4 November 2023.
The Pakistani cricket team that went on New Zealand tour has not yet got its first win. The team had already lost three matches back to back in the five-match T20 series and the series was also lost. But it was expected that at least now Shaheen’s account of victory would be opened, but it did not happen. New Zealand defeated Pakistan by seven wickets. Pakistan cricket team won its last match against New Zealand on 4 November last year. After this, the Pakistani team went to Australia, where the Kangaroos defeated them in a three-match series. That means new captain Shan Masood could not win even a single match. After this the team reached New Zealand directly from Australia. There have been defeats in four consecutive matches one after the other.
Pakistan and New Zealand match status
Talking about the match, today neither captain Kane Williamson was playing for New Zealand nor opener Devon Conway was in the team. Pakistan, batting first, scored 158 runs for five wickets in 20 overs. Only opener Mohammad Rizwan could play big innings. He played an unbeaten inning of 90 runs on 63 balls. None of the other batsmen could survive. Former captain Babar Azam’s bat, which has been scoring consecutive half-centuries in the last three matches, also did not speak today. He could score only 19 runs on 11 balls. After Rizwan, the highest score was 21 runs, which was scored by Mohammad Nawaz.
Shaheen Afridi took 3 wickets in the first two overs
After this, when the New Zealand team came out to chase this target, captain Shaheen Shah Afridi tried his best to make the match exciting by taking two wickets in the very first over. Shaheen first dismissed Phil Allen on the score of eight and then dismissed Tim Seford in the same over. It seemed that New Zealand’s troubles might increase. Shaheen Afridi once again exploded in his second and third overs of the innings. This time he dismissed Will Young for only four runs. In this way, victory was far away and New Zealand’s top three batsmen were out for only 20 runs.
Glenn Phillips and Daryl Mitchell played explosive innings
After New Zealand lost three wickets, Glenn Phillips and Daryl Mitchell took charge. At first both of them played cautiously, so that no more wickets were lost. The team’s score first crossed 50 and then reached 100. As soon as New Zealand got the smell of victory, Phillips and Mitchell started batting furiously. The team achieved the winning figure in just 18.1 overs and Pakistan’s dream of victory was shattered once again. Glenn Phillips scored unbeaten 70 runs on 52 balls and Daryl Mitchell scored unbeaten 72 runs on 44 balls.
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