2nd T20I (N), New Zealand tour of United Arab Emirates 2018, Watch NZ v PAK Cricket highlights today – Second twenty/20 from Dubai International Cricket Stadium (U.A.E) Friday 2nd November 2018. So Pakistan won the first T20I match against New Zealand and the second match will be played shortly. In the first T20I, New Zealand showed their power hitting ability and beautiful running between the wickets. Pakistan gave them 149 runs target and won by just 2 runs. Which means under 150 runs target is not so difficult for the visiting side according to their performance in the first match.
After the openers wickets down at 10, Asif Ali and Mohammad Hafeez took the charge and scored 67 runs partnership. Mohammad Hafeez scored 45 runs and it was the highest scorer from Pakistan team batting line. Sarfraz Ahmed (c) † scored 34, Asif Ali 24, Imad Wasim 14 and Faheem Ashraf 10. From New Zealand batting, their opener C Munro the most dangerous batsmen of the t20 format in the world, he smashed 58 runs off 42 balls and out, LRPL Taylor 42 not out, GD Phillips 12 and KS Williamson (c) scored 11 runs. So it is clear now that New Zealand team performance was better than Australia against Pakistan, and Pakistan should work more hard to make sure that they win this three-match series.
New Zealand have won the toss and will bat first.
Pakistan team/playing XI
1 Babar Azam, 2 Fakhar Zaman, 3 Mohammad Hafeez, 4 Shoaib Malik, 5 Asif Ali, 6 Sarfraz Ahmed (capt & wk), 7 Faheem Ashraf, 8 Imad Wasim, 9 Shadab Khan, 10 Hasan Ali, 11 Shaheen Afridi.
New Zealand team/playing XI
1 Colin Munro, 2 Glenn Phillips, 3 Kane Williamson (capt), 4 Ross Taylor, 5 Tim Seifert (wk) 6 Corey Anderson, 7 Colin de Grandhomme, 8 Tim Southee, 9 Ish Sodhi, 10 Ajaz Patel, 11 Adam Milne.