It is noteworthy to mention that Pakistan is presently engaged in the second Twenty20 International of a five-match series against New Zealand. Rizwan struck a six to Tim Southee to begin Pakistan’s pursuit of 195 runs in an outstanding fashion, but he was dismissed for seven runs in the second over by Adam Milne.
Mohammad Rizwan throned as leading six-hitter in second T20I
Babar Azam, who scored 66 runs off 43 runs with the assistance of nine boundaries for the Men in Green, repeated his performance from the first match. However, his endeavors were in vain as the visitors labored to chase down the 195-run target. By failing to score the necessary 21 runs to secure the victory, the national side moved one step closer to securing the series.
They were off to a poor start as both openers, Mohammad Rizwan and Saim Ayub were dismissed for 10 runs in the first overs. Right-handed Finn Allen scored 74 runs off of just 41 balls in the first innings. Including five sixes and seven fours propelled New Zealand to a 194-run total. Due to Allen’s outstanding start, the host team appeared poised to amass a substantial total, but everything began to unravel in the thirteenth over when Usama Mir’s googly dismissed him.
The host team trailed 137-2 after 13 overs when Allen returned to the pavilion. However, they scored a mere 57 runs in the final seven overs. The resurgence of the Pakistani bowling staff in the match limited the in-form New Zealanders to 194 runs. A target they are still capable of pursuing. Haris Rauf rose to the top of the wicket-takers standings for Pakistan with three dismissals in the nineteenth over. Except for the visitors’ captain, Shaheen Afridi, each bowler secured a wicket.
Most sixes for Pakistan in T20I cricket
- Mohammad Rizwan — 77
- Mohammad Hafeez — 76
- Shahid Afridi — 73
- Shoaib Malik — 69
- Babar Azam — 55
- Umar Akmal — 55