At the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, the second Twenty20 match between Pakistan and New Zealand took played.
The first inning began after Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first, setting a goal for New Zealand.
Muhammad Rizwan and Babar Azam opened the match, and Rizwan successfully reached fifty in just 34 balls. Rizwan attempted to smash the boundary shortly after fifty but Daryl Mitchell took up the ball, giving Matt Henry his maiden wicket.
While Imad Wasim only made two runs, Fakhar Zaman and Saim Ayub returned to the pavilion without scoring any runs. Fakhar Zaman was the second victim of Matt Henry.
James Neesham’s catch out for Saim Ayub gave Rachin Ravindra his first wicket in cricket. They set their sights on Saim Ayub since he is an excellent player and did well in the most recent game.
James Neesham caught Iman Wasim, and Tom Latham took the catch.
Iftikhar Ahmed scored 33 runs in 19 balls with one four and six sixes, and Babar Azam is still unbeaten.
Babar Azam scored 101 runs off of 58 balls to secure the historic victory. Babar, who scored 3 sixes and 11 boundaries, received the Man of the Match Troffey.
With a four-wicket defeat, Pakistan set New Zealand’s target of 192 runs.
In 20 overs, New Zealand took 7 wickets and scored 154 runs. Tom Latham, their captain, managed just 19 runs in 20 balls. From the New Zealand team, Mark Chapman scored the most runs with 65 runs in 40 balls.
Imad Wasim, Zaman Khan, and Shahdab Khan each got one wicket, while Haris Rauf took four. Shaheen Shah Afridi had the worst economy, scoring 25 runs in 4 overs.