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Pakistan beat New Zealand to win 11th straight T20 series

They haven't lost a series since Sarfraz Ahmed became captain

SAMAA | - Posted: Nov 3, 2018 | Last Updated: 3 years ago
Posted: Nov 3, 2018 | Last Updated: 3 years ago

They haven't lost a series since Sarfraz Ahmed became captain


Pakistan defeated New Zealand by six wickets in the second Twenty20 International in Dubai on Friday.

This is their 11th consecutive Twenty20 series. They have not lost since Sarfraz Ahmed became its captain.

New Zealand won the toss and chose to bat in the fixture.

They scored 153/7 in their 20 overs. Colin Munro and Corey Anderson both scored 44 runs for the Blackcaps.

Skipper Kane Williamson chipped in with his 37 run knock.

Shaheen Shah Afridi was the pick of the bowlers as he finished with figures of 3/20 in four overs. Imad Wasim and Mohammad Hafeez grabbed a wicket each as well.

Pakistan chased the target of 154 successfully in 19.4 overs with six wickets in hand.

Babar Azam was the top scorer with 40 runs from 41 balls which included four boundaries. Asif Ali and Mohammad Hafeez made 38 and 34 runs respectively.

Fakhar Zaman chipped in with his knock of 24 runs.

Adam Milne took two wickets while Tim Southee and Colin Munro dismissed one wicket each in the match.

Shaheen Shah Afridi was named Player of the Match for his performance with the ball.

Pakistan had won the first game by two runs. The green shirts will be playing for a whitewash as they take on Blackcaps in the third fixture on Sunday.



Over 19.4: Pakistan 154/4 (win by six wickets)

Bowler: Adam Milne (1-W-2-4)
Pakistan beat New Zealand to win their 11th consecutive Twenty20 International series.

WICKET: Shoaib Malik c Glenn Phillips b Adam Milne 10 (7b 0x4 1×6)

Over 19: Pakistan 147/3 (require 7 runs to win)

  • Mohammad Hafeez 27 (18b)
  • Shoaib Malik 10 (6b)

Bowler: Tim Southee (1-1wd-1wd-1-1-1-0-1)
Pakistan require seven runs to win the series.

Over 18: Pakistan 140/3 (require 14 runs to win)

  • Mohammad Hafeez 24 (14b)
  • Shoaib Malik 8 (4b)

Bowler: Colin Munro (1-0-6-1-0-1)
Shoaib Malik into the act as he scored a six in the over.

Over 17: Pakistan 131/3 (require 23 runs to win)

  • Mohammad Hafeez 22 (11b)
  • Shoaib Malik 1 (1b)

Bowler: Ish Sodhi (6-2-6-1-1-1)
Seventeen runs scored as Mohammad Hafeez struck the two maximums in the over.

Over 16: Pakistan 114/3 (require 40 runs to win)

  • Mohammad Hafeez 6 (6b)

Bowler: Colin Munro (1-1-1-1-6-W)
Asif Ali was trapped leg before after striking a huge six.

Over 15: Pakistan 104/2 (require 50 runs to win)

  • Mohammad Hafeez 4 (4b)
  • Asif Ali 30 (30b)

Bowler: Ish Sodhi (0-1-1-0-1-2)
Ish Sodhi conceded five runs in the over.

Over 14: Pakistan 99/2 (require 55 runs to win)

  • Asif Ali 28 (26b)
  • Mohammad Hafeez 1 (2b)

Bowler: Colin Munro (0-0-1-0-1-1)
Colin Munro conceded three runs in the over.

Over 13: Pakistan 96/2 (require 58 runs to win)

  • Asif Ali 26 (22b)

Bowler: Tim Southee (0-1-6-1lb-0-W)
Asif Ali hit the maximum towards the on-side before Babar Azam was caught out.

WICKET: Babar Azam c sub (Lockie Ferguson) b Tim Southee 40 (41b 4×4 0x6)

Over 12: Pakistan 88/1 (require 66 runs to win)

  • Babar Azam 39 (37b)
  • Asif Ali 20 (20b)

Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme (1-wd-0-1-1-0-1)
Five runs scored in the over.

Over 11: Pakistan 83/1 (require 71 runs to win)

  • Babar Azam 37 (33b)
  • Asif Ali 18 (18b)

Bowler: Ish Sodhi (1-0-0-0-1wd-4-2)
Eventful over as Colin de Grandhomme dropped Babar Azam’s catch and he was hit for a boundary.

Over 10: Pakistan 75/1 (require 79 runs to win)

  • Asif Ali 17 (17b)
  • Babar Azam 31 (28b)

Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme (1-1-1-1-0-1)
Five singles were scored from the over.

Over 9: Pakistan 70/1 (require 84 runs to win)

  • Asif Ali 14 (13b)
  • Babar Azam 29 (26b)

Bowler: Ish Sodhi (4-1-1-1-1-1)
Asif Ali scored the boundary on Ish Sodhi’s first ball of the match.

Over 8: Pakistan 61/1 (require 93 runs to win)

  • Babar Azam 27 (24b)
  • Asif Ali 7 (9b)

Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme (1-0-1-1-1-0)
Four singles conceded in the over.

Over 7: Pakistan 57/1 (require 97 runs to win)

  • Babar Azam 25 (21b)
  • Asif Ali 5 (6b)

Bowler: Ajaz Patel (1-1wd-1-1-1-1-1)
Seven runs came from the over bowled by Ajaz Patel.

Over 6: Pakistan 50/1 (require 104 runs to win)

  • Asif Ali 2 (3b)
  • Babar Azam 22 (18b)

Bowler: Adam Milne (4-0-1-1lb-1-1)
Colin de Grandhomme was greeted to the attack with a boundary by Babar Azam. Fifty up for Pakistan.

Over 5: Pakistan 42/1 (require 112 runs to win)

  • Babar Azam 16 (14b)
  • Asif Ali 1 (1b)

Bowler: Adam Milne (4-1-0-W-1-1)
Kane Williamson took a brilliant catch to dismiss Fakhar Zaman after Babar Azam struck a beautiful boundary.

WICKET: Fakhar Zaman c Kane Williamson b Adam Milne 24 (15b 3×4 1×6)

Over 4: Pakistan 35/0 (require 119 runs to win)

  • Babar Azam 10 (11b)
  • Fakhar Zaman 24 (13b)

Bowler: Tim Southee (1-0-0-0-0-1)
Two singles came from Tim Southee’s over.

Over 3: Pakistan 33/0 (require 121 runs to win)

  • Fakhar Zaman 23 (12b)
  • Babar Azam 9 (6b)

Bowler: Adam Milne (0-6-1-2-1-1)
Fakhar Zaman hooked Adam Milne for a maximum

Over 2: Pakistan 22/0 (require 132 runs to win)

  • Fakhar Zaman 15 (8b)
  • Babar Azam 6 (4b)

Bowler: Tim Southee (1lb-4-1-0-4-1)
An inside edge from Babar Azam’s bat went for a boundary while Fakhar Zaman scored the boundary

Over 1: Pakistan 11/0 (require 143 runs to win)

  • Babar Azam 1 (2b)
  • Fakhar Zaman 10 (4b)

Bowler: Ajaz Patel (4-4-1-1-1-0)
Fakhar Zaman scored the two boundaries in the first over


Over 20: New Zealand 153/7

  • Corey Anderson 44 (25b)
  • Adam Milne 0 (0b)

Bowler: Shaheen Afridi (6-W-1-W-2-2)
New Zealand finish at 153/7 and Pakistan require 154 runs to win the Twenty20 series.

WICKET: Tim Southee run out (Sarfraz Ahmed/Shaheen Shah Afridi) 0 (1b 0x4 0x6)

WICKET: Tim Seifert c Shadab Khan b Shaheen Shah Afridi 11 (7b 1×4 1×6) 

Over 19: New Zealand 142/5

Bowler: Hasan Ali (1-4-1-6-2-2)
Tim Steifert scored the boundary while Corey Anderson hit the six.

Over 18: New Zealand 126/5

  • Tim Seifert 0 (3b)
  • Corey Anderson 28 (18b)

Bowler: Shaheen Afridi (W-0-1-0-0-0)
The Kiwis skipper was caught at the leg side boundary.

WICKET: Kane Williamson c Fakhar Zaman b Shaheen Shah Afridi 37 (34b 2×4 0x6)

Over 17: New Zealand 125/4

  • Corey Anderson 27 (16b)
  • Kane Williamson 37 (33b)

Bowler: Hasan Ali (1-1-0-6-4-4)
Sixteen runs were scored as Hasan Ali was hit for a six and two boundaries by Corey Anderson.

Over 16: New Zealand 109/4

  • Corey Anderson 12 (11b)
  • Kane Williamson 36 (32b)

Bowler: Shadab Khan (4-1-0-1-1-1)
Kane Williamson struck the boundary in the over.

Over 15: New Zealand 101/4

  • Corey Anderson 10 (8b)
  • Kane Williamson 30 (29b)

Bowler: Faheem Ashraf (2-1-0-4-0-4)
Corey Anderson scored two boundaries in the over as New Zealand moved into three figures.

Over 14: New Zealand 90/4

  • Kane Williamson 27 (27b)
  • Corey Anderson 2 (4b)

Bowler: Imad Wasim (1-0-1-1-1-1)
Five runs taken from Shaheen Afridi’s over.

Over 13: New Zealand 85/4

  • Corey Anderson 0 (1b)
  • Kane Williamson 24 (24b)

Bowler: Shadab Khan (1-1-4-W-1-1wd-0)
Ross Taylor was run out in the over and Kane Williamson scored the boundary.

WICKET: Ross Taylor run out (Asif Ali/Shadab Khan) 3 (7b 0x4 0x6)

Over 12: New Zealand 76/3

  • Ross Taylor 2 (6b)
  • Kane Williamson 17 (20b)

Bowler: Imad Wasim (1-1-1lb-1-0-0)
Imad Wasim went for four runs in the over.

Over 11: New Zealand 72/3

  • Kane  Williamson 15 (18b)
  • Ross Taylor 1 (2b)

Bowler: Shadab Khan (0-0-0-1-1-2)
Four runs scored from the over.

Over 10: New Zealand 68/3

  • Ross Taylor 0 (1b)
  • Kane Williamson 12 (13b)

Bowler: Imad Wasim (0-1-1-W-1-0)
Colin de Grandhomme was caught at the boundary as he tried to hit a maximum.

WICKET: Colin de Grandhomme c Shoaib Malik b Imad Wasim 4 (8b 0x4 0x6) 

Over 9: New Zealand 65/2

  • Kane Williamson 10 (11b)
  • Colin de Grandhomme 3 (5b)

Bowler: Shadab Khan (0-0-1-0-2-0)
Three runs came from Imad Wasim’s over.

Over 8: New Zealand 62/2

  • Kane Williamson 8 (8b)
  • Colin de Grandhomme 2 (2b)

Bowler: Imad Wasim (2-1-1-1-1-0)
Six runs came from the over bowled by Imad Wasim.

Over 7: New Zealand 56/2

  • Kane Williamson 4 (4b)

Bowler: Mohammad Hafeez (1-1-1-2-1-W)
Colin Munro was stumped as he came down the track to hit a six.

WICKET: Colin Munro st Sarfraz Ahmed b Mohammad Hafeez 44 (28b 4×4 2×6)

Over 6: New Zealand 50/1

  • Kane Williamson 0 (1b)
  • Colin Munro 43 (25b)

Bowler: Shaheen Afridi (2-0-1-0-W-0)
New Zealand reached its 50 thanks before losing the wicket of Glenn Phillips.

WICKET: Glenn Phillips c Sarfraz Ahmed b Shaheen Shah Afridi 5 (12b 0x4 0x6)

Over 5: New Zealand 47/0

  • Colin Munro 40 (22b)
  • Glenn Phillips 5 (10b)

Bowler: Hasan Ali (0-1nb-2nb-1-1-1-4-1)
Hasan Ali bowled two consecutive no balls in the over and was hit for a boundary by Colin Munro.

Over 4: New Zealand 36/0

  • Glenn Phillips 3 (8b)
  • Colin Munro 33 (16b)

Bowler: Faheem Ashraf (0-6-1-0-0-0)
Colin Munro lofted Faheem Ashraf for a six before Mohammad Hafeez dropped his catch.

Over 3: New Zealand 29/0

  • Colin Munro 26 (13b)
  • Glenn Phillips 3 (5b)

Bowler: Mohammad Hafeez (0-1-0-1-4-1)
Colin Munro was nearly bowled and a run out chance missed. The left handed batsman scored the boundary.

Over 2: New Zealand 22/0

  • Glenn Phillips 2 (3b)
  • Colin Munro 20 (9b)

Bowler: Faheem Ashraf (0-4-4-0-1-0)
Consecutive boundaries scored by Colin Munro in the over.

Over 1: New Zealand 13/0

  • Colin Munro 11 (4b)
  • Glenn Phillips 2 (2b)

Bowler: Imad Wasim (6-3-1-1-1-1)
Colin Munro started the proceedings with a maximum.

New Zealand XI: Colin Munro, Glenn Phillips, Kane Williamson (captain), Colin de Grandhomme, Ross Taylor, Corey Anderson, Tim Seifert (wicket keeper), Tim Southee, Adam Milne, Ish Sodhi and Ajaz Patel.

Pakistan XI: Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Asif Ali, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (wicket keeper and captain), Faheem Ashraf, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali and Shaheen Afridi.

Sahibzada Farhan has been replaced with Fakhar Zaman for tonight’s fixture. New Zealand, on the other hand, are playing with the same XI.

New Zealand won the toss and chose to bat. 

Babar Azam will overtake India’s Virat Kohli as the fastest batsmen to score 1000 Twenty20 Internationals if he scores over 88 runs in the next two games.

Hello and welcome to the live updates of the second Twenty20 International between Pakistan and New Zealand in Dubai.


They whitewashed Australia 3-0 in the recently concluded series.

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