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The Kiwis also outclassed the Shaheens in the fourth T20I

The Kiwis also outclassed the Shaheens in the fourth T20I. In the fourth match of the series of five T20 matches, New Zealand defeated Pakistan by 7 wickets and took a four-zero lead in the series.

The target of 159 runs given by Pakistan was achieved by New Zealand on the first ball of the 19th over for the loss of 3 wickets.

In pursuit of the target of 159 runs given by Pakistan, the first 3 players of New Zealand were out for only 20 runs. But Saeem Ayub was caught, then Tim Seifert was caught out by Shaheen Shah Afridi for zero, Shaheen also sent Will Young to the pavilion for just 4 runs.

After the early fall of three wickets, Daryl Mitchell and Glenn Phillips washed away the Pakistani bowlers and both players not only completed their fifties but also led their team to victory and remained unbeaten.

Daryl Mitchell scored 72 and Glenn Phillips remained not out with 70 runs, the two players shared a partnership of 139 runs for the fourth wicket while Shaheen Shah Afridi took all three wickets for Pakistan.

Shaheen Afridi dismissed 3 players. Photocric info
Shaheen Afridi dismissed 3 players. Photochromic info

 

Pakistan’s innings

Batting first, the Pakistan team scored 158 runs for the loss of 5 players in the allotted overs. In the match being played in Christchurch, New Zealand captain Mitchell Santner won the toss and invited Pakistan to bat first.

Saeem Ayub and Muhammad Rizwan opened the innings for Pakistan but Saeem Ayub failed this time as well and was caught out at slip for just one run in the second over.

Pakistan’s second out was Babar Azam who was out for 19 runs on 56, Fakhar Zaman was also out for 88 runs with 9 runs off 15 balls.

Sahibzada Farhan, who joined the team in place of Azam Khan, also proved to be the guest of two balls and got out after scoring one run.

Mohammad Rizwan playing short on the offside. Photocric info
Mohammad Rizwan playing short on the offside. Photocric info

 

On one hand, wickets continued to fall, but on the other hand, Mohammad Rizwan continued to push the team’s score forward with responsible batting and completed his half-century. On a total score of 126, Iftikhar Ahmed got out after playing an innings of 10 runs off 14 balls.

Mohammad Rizwan scored 90 runs off 63 balls and Mohammad Nawaz scored 21 runs off 9 balls.

Toss

Earlier, after winning the toss, Kiwi captain Mitchell Santner said that there has been a change in the New Zealand team and Will Young has been made a part of the team in place of Dion Conway, who is a victim of COVID-19.

Pakistan captain Shaheen Shah Afridi said that we would have decided to field first after winning the toss, changes are being made in the team to prepare for the World Cup and Sahibzada Farhan has been included in place of Azam Khan for today’s match.

It should be noted that in the series of five T20 matches, New Zealand has a decisive advantage of 3 zero.

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