Pakistan beat New Zealand by two runs in the first match of the Twenty20 series in Abu Dhabi Live tv.
New Zealand have managed to score a maximum of 15 runs in the last over. That’s against Zimbabwe. But the opponent was Pakistan. And in the first T20 match of the series needed 17 runs in the last over. Ross Taylor and Tim Southee have almost stuck Pakistan’s breath. But Shaheen Shah Afridi has saved Pakistan from 14 runs in the last over.
But the goal of New Zealand was not too big to win. Pakistan, after batting first, scored 148 runs for 6 wickets. Glenn Phillips returned 50 runs in just 6 overs in reply to openers. Colin Monroe, who scored 58 runs from 42 balls, went back to the middle order when Taylor was caught in the middle. New Zealand needed 53 runs to win in the last 5 overs. 6 wickets in hand Hassan Ali and Shahin Shah Afridi bowl spin the easy target New Zealand could not win (146 wickets 6 wickets).
Needing 26 for 12, New Zealand needed to win. In the 19th over, Corey Anderson and Tim Sefert took up the job as well as Pakistan’s pacer Hasan Ali scored only 9 runs. Under pressure, the Kiwis fall. They could not get out of this pressure in the last over. However, New Zealand did not fall under pressure in the last over, if their team’s 79 to 89 runs in 11 runs – the Monroe, Kane Williamson and Colin de Grandham would not have returned the Pakistan bowlers.