Pakistan defeated New Zealand by 38 runs in the second match of the five-match T20I series.
Chasing Pakistan’s target of 193 runs, the Kiwi team managed to score 154 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in the allotted overs and were defeated by 38 runs.
In the match played in Lahore, captain Babar Azam won the toss and decided to bat.
Pakistan started the innings steadily and the pair of Babar and Rizwan made a partnership of 99 runs, but Rizwan got out after scoring 50 runs.
Fakhrzaman, Saeem Ayub were dismissed without scoring, Imad Wasim was caught after scoring 2 runs. After that, thanks to the responsible innings of Babar and Iftikhar, the national team scored 192 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in the allotted overs.
Babar Azam remained unbeaten with 101 runs and Iftikhar 33 runs. Matt Henry dismissed 2 players for New Zealand.
New Zealand’s innings
Chasing Pakistan’s target of 193, New Zealand’s first wicket fell for 44 when Tom Latham was dismissed for 19, followed by Chad Bowes for 26 to Imad Wasim.
Val Young 9, Mitchell 9, Neesham 1, Ravindra 5 runs out.
The New Zealand team scored 154 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in the stipulated overs and suffered a defeat by 38 runs.
Kiwi batsman Mark Chapman remained unbeaten on 65 runs. On behalf of Green Shirts, Haris Rauf took 4 wickets while Imad, Zaman and Shadab took one wicket each.
Pakistan has taken a 0-2 lead in the 5-match series.