There is plenty of hype surrounding the New Zealand vs Pakistan test series, but what can the team expect? Babar’s team would be seeking revenge, as one former captain of Pakistan said. The team’s administration has changed, making it a difficult month for Pakistan. Although they were impressive against India, their batting hasn’t been fully tested. Babar lashed out at the opposition for not allowing them to fully prepare for the World Cup.
After the drinks break, Pakistan is 58/2. Southee had given Asif LBW earlier, but his physiotherapist has now reviewed the decision. The next ball sees Asif hit a six against Southee’s bowling. The physiotherapist must decide whether the batsman will undergo a concussion testing.
Pakistan is more experienced in T20 cricket than New Zealand. Their T20 side have won ten of the last 14 games. Despite the absence of Babar Azam, they still boast a strong batting line-up, led by Mohammad Hafeez. This should give New Zealand a slight advantage. While the Test series will be crucial for the team, the Super 12 format is a perfect way for Pakistan to prepare for the T20 World Cup.
New Zealand was defeated by Pakistan three times in the Women’s ODI World Cup. Pakistan was bowled out by New Zealand in two of the three matches. But the White Ferns managed to reach the target in 15 overs, thanks to Suzie Bates’ unbeaten 65 and the efforts of her teammates. This win gives Pakistan a better chance to qualify for the 2022 Women’s World Cup.
To win the match, Pakistan will need nine runs. NZ are currently at 63/3 in 11 runs. Williamson’s outside edge is beaten by Shadab’s foot-break. Seifert paddles a slower ball to mid-wicket in his next over. Hafeez keeps Conway and Williamson in the ball’s path by keeping it flat.
New Zealand begin to get off to a solid start, with Mitchell and Guptill scoring early. However, the visitors are in the ascendant, and Mitchell gets a quick start with a single. Then Guptill picks up the first boundary of the innings. The Pakistani team introduce Imad Wasim and Shadab Khan. Mitchell is impressed by the fiery yorker bowled by the latter, but it’s only one.