Pakistan vs New Zealand 2nd T20 Highlights – Jan 25, 2018, Pak v NZ highlights today – Third twenty/20 from Eden Park, Auckland (New Zealand) Thursday 25th January 2018. Pakistan lost their first match and now are they ready for a new task? Pakistan team performance was not good in ODI’s and in the shorter format, they still have a chance to prove that they are also a good team and a competitive one. In the last match, Pakistan batted first and scored 105 runs all out in 19.4 overs. After five ODI failures, Babar Azam showed some class in t20 format and scored 41 runs off 41 balls, when his wicket dismissed then it was 19.4 six and out, and Pakistan are all out for 105! Another slower delivery on middle and leg, Azam cannot time his lofted drive and can only chip the catch to long-on 105/10. Hasan Ali smashed 23 runs off 12 deliveries. SHA Rance and TG Southee these two took six wickets, MJ Santner took two, AK Kitchen and C Munro these two took one wicket each of them.
Toss: Pakistan , elected to bat first.
Pakistan team/playing XI
1 Ahmed Shehzad, 2 Fakhar Zaman, 3 Babar Azam, 4 Haris Sohail, 5 Sarfraz Ahmed (capt & wk), 6 Shadab Khan, 7 Aamer Yamin, 8 Faheem Ashraf, 9 Mohammad Nawaz, 10 Hasan Ali/Rumman Raees, 11 Mohammad Amir.
New Zealand team/playing XI
1 Martin Guptill, 2 Colin Munro, 3 Kane Williamson (capt), 4 Glenn Phillips (wk), 5 Tom Bruce, 6 Ross Taylor, 7 Colin de Grandhomme, 8 Mitchell Santner, 9 Ben Wheeler/Seth Rance, 10 Trent Boult, 11 Ish Sodhi.
Match Timings: 19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.15, Interval 20.15-20.35, Second Session 20.35-21.55
Eden Park is a small ground, where even mis-hits can comfortably clear the rope. The pitch may offer assistance to the spin bowlers, but batsmen will fancy their chances after a low-scoring game in Wellington. Rain is not expected to play a part. Pakistan played a somewhat surprise XI in the opening game, leaving out two experienced batsmen in Ahmed Shehzad and Mohammad Hafeez. The move didn’t work out and there will be another reshuffle, with Shehzad expected to return. Kane Williamson is likely to return after sitting out the first game with a side strain. Trent Boult will come back into the side too, while it is Tim Southee’s turn to have a rest.
Pakistan tour of New Zealand 2nd T20I (N) Highlights
Umpires – Shaun Haig
TV Umpires – Wayne Knights, Chris Brown
Match Referee – ?
Reserve Umpire – Ashley Mehrotra, Tony Gillies
Match number – T20I no. 640