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Pakistan vs New Zealand: Second T20 cricket match

Pakistan outplays New Zealand in a cricket match at Pindi Cricket Stadium, with the latter bowled out for just 90 runs. Shaheen Afridi and Mohammad Amir shine with the ball as Pakistan secures a convincing victory.
Babar Azam scored his 32nd T20 half-century in the second T20 match against New Zealand [Michael Bradley/AFP]

Pakistan vs New Zealand: Pakistan defended New Zealand by seven wickets in a cricket match at Pindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi. New Zealand struggled against Pakistan’s bowling attack and could only manage to score 90 runs before being all out.

Pakistan’s Shaheen Afridi and Mohammad Amir showcased excellent bowling skills, dismissing key New Zealand batsmen early in the game. Afridi got rid of Tim Seifert, while Amir took out Tim Robinson and Dean Foxcroft. Other Pakistani bowlers like Abrar Ahmed and Shadab Khan also contributed by taking crucial wickets.

New Zealand could only muster four players reaching double-digit scores, as Pakistan’s bowlers dominated the match. With Afridi taking three wickets and Amir, Abrar, and Shadab taking two each, New Zealand struggled to build a substantial innings.

Pakistan, after winning the toss, chose to bowl first and efficiently restricted New Zealand’s batting lineup. Led by captain Babar Azam, Pakistan’s playing XI displayed a strong performance, ensuring a comfortable victory over the visitors.

Playing XIs: Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Saim Ayub, Mohammad Rizwan, Usman Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Muhammad Irfan Khan, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Amir, Abrar Ahmed.

New Zealand: Michael Bracewell (c), Mark Chapman, Jacob Duffy, Dean Foxcroft, Ben Lister, Cole McConchie, James Neesham, Tim Robinson, Ben Sears, Tim Seifert (wk), Ish Sodhi.

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