New Zealand finally won…

Tim Southee’s first T-20 international 5 wicket haul helped Kiwis to wrap up the first of three T-20s between Pakistan and New Zealand. New Zealand has won a game after nearly 5 months.

Tim Southee’s first T-20 international 5 wicket haul helped Kiwis to wrap up the first of three T-20s between Pakistan and New Zealand. New Zealand has won a game after nearly 5 months.

Tim Southee picked a Hat Trick helping his team to beat Pakistan

It was a typical Pakistani match and isn’t difficult to summarize. Pakistan off to a quick start, scoring at great pace, then a collapse, after that tail wagged but then it was too late too small.

Openers started quite well, and made full use of batting power-play. The shared a partnership of 38 in just 4 overs. Ahmed Shahzad continued the aggression after the dismissal of Afridi. Pakistan scored 58 runs of just 5.5 overs, scoring at nearly 10 runs per over.

Then, Tim Southee was introduced in the attack and he just changed the script of the match. He picked Shahzad in first over followed by Hat-trick in the next over. He dismissed Younis Khan, Mohammad Hafeez and Umar Akmal to fetch only the 3rd hat trick of T-20 internationals.

In, his 3rd over he added Abdur Razzaq’s wicket to his name, picking up New Zealand’s first 5 wicket haul. After his spell of four overs Pakistan was left stunned at 84 for 6 after reaching 57 for 1.

Fawad Alam too didn’t last long getting out to an off cutter of Styris leaving Pakistan at 84 for 7. Then, Wahab Rain and Umar Gul shared a crucial partnership of 26 runs before Umar lost his wicket, soon after Mills also got rid of Ajmal. In 18 overs, Pakistan was struggling at 112 for 9 before Wahab Riaz decided to take charge and scored 29 runs of the last two overs along with Shoaib Akhtar to finish Pakistan’s innings at 143 for 9.

In there reply, Guptill lead the chase. Wickets kept falling at the other end but Guptill maintained the momentum going, he scored his fifty of just 23 balls. Although Ryder, Brownie and Styris failed but Guptill aggression was enough to keep the required run rate down.

After his dismissal, Taylor played an anchor role and Kiwis got to the target in 18 over with 5 wickets to spare.

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