PAK vs NZ: New Zealand defeated Pakistan by five wickets, Kane Williamson played a brilliant inning while returning
PAK vs NZ: After winning the toss, Pakistan decided to bat first. Pakistan lost two early wickets. After this Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan took the innings forward. Babar and Rizwan added 114 runs for the third wicket. The good news for New Zealand is that Kane Williamson has returned to form after recovering from injury.
New Zealand defeated Pakistan by 5 wickets in the warm-up match played in Hyderabad. Chasing the target of 346 runs, Ravindra scored 97 runs, Chapman scored an unbeaten 65 runs, Mitchell scored 59 runs and Williamson scored 54 runs. Batting first, Pakistan scored 345 for 5 wickets in the stipulated overs. Mohammad Rizwan contributed 103 runs, Babar 80, and Shakeel 75 runs.
After winning the toss, Pakistan decided to bat first. Pakistan lost two early wickets. After this Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan took the innings forward. Babar and Rizwan added 114 runs for the third wicket. Mitchell Santner dismissed Babar Azam with a score of 80. Mohammad Rizwan retired hurt after scoring 103 runs on 94 balls.
After this, Shakeel and Agha Salman played brilliant innings in the last overs. Thanks to his innings, Pakistan scored beyond 350. Senter took two wickets. New Zealand made a solid start while chasing the target. Ravindra and Kane Williamson added 65 runs in the first powerplay. Kane Williamson retired hurt after scoring 54 runs.
At the same time, Rachin Ravindra fell three runs short of a century, but Mitchell and Chapman ensured victory for New Zealand with six overs remaining. New Zealand won with five wickets remaining. Barring Mir, every Pakistan bowler gave away more than seven runs per over. Mir had two successes.