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New Zealand vs Pakistan 2nd T20I Highlights: NZ win by nine wickets, seal series

New Zealand vs Pakistan (NZ vs PAK) 2nd T20I Highlights: Tim Seifert and Kane Williamson produced a batting masterclass and guided the hosts to a nine-wicket win with just four balls to spare.

By: Sports Desk
Updated: December 20, 2020 2:49:44 pm
New Zealand vs Pakistan (NZ vs PAK) 2nd T20I Highlights.

New Zealand vs Pakistan (NZ vs PAK) 2nd T20I Highlights: New Zealand beat Pakistan by nine wickets in the second T20I at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Sunday to seal the three-match series.

After winning the toss and electing to bat first, Pakistan stumbled early on by losing three quick wickets. But Mohammad Hafeez acted as the saviour of Pakistan’s innings, which ended at 163/6, by hitting an unbeaten 99-run knock. Tim Southee starred with the ball for the Kiwis as he registered impressive figures of 4/21.

During the hosts’ chase, Tim Seifert (84*) and Kane Williamson (57*) produced a batting masterclass and guided New Zealand to a nine-wicket win with just four balls to spare. Martin Guptill scored a 11-ball 21 earlier.

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New Zealand vs Pakistan (NZ vs PAK) 2nd T20I Highlights:

14:40 (IST)20 Dec 2020

Kane Williamson (57*) brought up his 12th T20I fifty and handed New Zealand the T20I series on his comeback with a nine-wicket win. The Kiwis skipper and Tim Seifert (84*) produced a masterclass to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

14:30 (IST)20 Dec 2020
Seifert takes the hosts close

Seifert smacks Shaheen for two fours -- one even off a yorker. What a knock it has been from him so far. 81 off 57 with 8 fours and 3 sixes. Williamson still stuck on 49 as he  played three dots. The hosts need 11 from 18 balls. NZ: 153/1 (17 overs)

14:20 (IST)20 Dec 2020
New Zealand need 28 off 30 balls

Shadab and Shaheen try their best to stop the batsmen but Williamson is too good for them. Two wristy shots and two fours for the Black Caps skipper. He's on 44* now, while Seifert is on 70*. The hosts now need just 28 runs. NZ: 136/1 (15 overs)

14:14 (IST)20 Dec 2020
Williamson punishes Rauf with fours, six

The hosts have been pegged back a bit as they have failed to hit a four in the last two overs. But some excellent running between the wickets by Williamson and Seifert (66*) keeps the scoreboard ticking. Williamson (34*) comes out of his slumber in Rauf's over as he smacks the pacer four two well-timed fours and an effortless six. Pakistan really need a wicket now. NZ: 122/1 (13 overs)

14:02 (IST)20 Dec 2020
Seifert brings up his half-ton

New Zealand keep their momentum going with boundaries! After Wasim got hit for two boundaries, the skipper Shadab also gets smacked for a four by Seifert. The wicketkeeper also brought his consecutive fifty, hitting 6 fours and 3 sixes. NZ: 91/1 (10 overs)

13:51 (IST)20 Dec 2020
Seifert goes berserk

Wahab Riaz comes into the attack, and it's a disaster for Pakistan. Seifert (39*) sends the second ball over the ropes towards long leg. Even after the bowler switches to round the wicket, the wicketkeeper smacks him for two more maximums. NZ: 65/1 (7 overs)

13:47 (IST)20 Dec 2020
Kiwis taking it nice and easy

Ever since the dismissal of Guptill, New Zealand have slowed down a bit. Apart from a Seifert four against Ashraf, nothing much has happened. Williamson seems content in dealing with singles and stabilising himself in the middle. NZ: 46/1 (6 overs)

13:36 (IST)20 Dec 2020

Pakistan have their breakthrough! The destructive Guptill is sent back to the pavilion right after hitting a maximum! The batsman tried to pull big but didn't get hold of the shot... and straight into the hands of Rauf. Ashraf with the scalp. NZ: 35/1 (4 overs)

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13:30 (IST)20 Dec 2020

After the three singles in the first over, Guptill comes out of his shell and absolutely plummets Rauf for a four and a six in the opening two balls of his over. Seifert takes it slow against the pacer, and takes just a single. 12 runs off the over. NZ: 21/0 (2 overs)

13:23 (IST)20 Dec 2020
Guptill, Seifert begin chase for hosts

Martin Guptill and Tim Seifert are at the crease. Shaheen Afridi will open the attack for the visitors, and he concedes the first four of the innings on his second ball. Seifert places it into the gap wide of cover. Both the openers then deal in singles. NZ: 9/0 (1 over)

13:08 (IST)20 Dec 2020
New Zealand need 164 runs to win

Mohammad Hafeez ends his innings on a T20I career-best 99-run knock. Unbeaten too. With the help of Wasim's two clever fours in the penultimate over, the veteran guided Pakistan to 163/6 at the end of 20 overs. Now, can they stop the Kiwis during the chase?

12:57 (IST)20 Dec 2020

New Zealand are back in it with a late surge! They slow down the runrate and have now scalped yet another wicket. Faheem Ashraf is sent back to the pavilion on 4 by who else? Tim Southee. Meanwhile, Hafeez is on the other side on 80*. PAK: 134/6 (18 overs)

12:46 (IST)20 Dec 2020
Hafeez brings up his fifty, Khushdil gone

Hafeez hits yet another half century in T20Is! And in what style! He absolutely ruins Kuggeleijn with two back-to-back sixes to bring up his half-ton in 37 balls. The veteran continues the onslaught into the next over as he slams Sodhi for a four and then a maximum towards long-off! But New Zealand bite back as the spinner dismisses Khushdil on 14. Guptill with the catch. PAK: 119/5 (16 overs)

12:40 (IST)20 Dec 2020
Quiet over

Just four runs from the second over by Sodhi. Hafeez moves on to 43 and giving him company is Khushdil Shah. 12 off 17 is not good enough by Khushdil but he surely has got in. He now needs to make the most of this opportunity. PAK: 90/4 after 14 overs

12:37 (IST)20 Dec 2020
Hafeez cuts loose!

Bottom-hand power from the Pakistani batsman as he says back and uses his wrists to find the gap at wide long-on. Ish Sodhi looks distraught but that is the skill of Hafeez (40 off 29).  PAK: 78/4 (12 overs)

12:32 (IST)20 Dec 2020

Much needed boundary for the visitors. Hafeez latches on to one outside the off stump and gets his weight forward and times it magnificently to the left of mid-off. He moves on to 36. PAK: 65/4 (10 overs)

12:18 (IST)20 Dec 2020
Shadab falls cheaply

He is caught by Southee and is gone for 4 (7). Jimmy Neesham picks up the wicket. The extra bounce did him in and all that he managed to do was get holed out at mid-wicket. Pakistan simply can't get a partnership going at the moment. PAK: 58/4 (9 overs)

12:11 (IST)20 Dec 2020
Hafeez dealing in boundaries

Ater Jamieson was punished with three fours in the last over, Kiwis bring in Scott Kuggeleijn into the attack. But Hafeez (21*) smacks him for a beautiful four on full stride to bring up his team's half-ton. And then another to third man. PAK: 55/3 (8 overs)

11:59 (IST)20 Dec 2020

That's number three for Southee! Edged and gone! Rizwan falls into the pacer's trap, pushes the delivery away from his body and the outside edge is caught by Seifert. The batsman walks off for 22, and Shadab Khan comes on next. PAK: 33/3 (6 overs)

11:50 (IST)20 Dec 2020
Rizwan, Hafeez hold on

The Kiwi pacers have forced the Pakistani batsman to put the brakes on their runrate. Southee continues his momentum into his second over, conceding just two singles. But Rizwan releases some pressure on the final ball with a four. PAK: 27/2 (4 overs)

New Zealand Squad: Kane Williamson (c), Tim Seifert (wk), Martin Guptill, Glenn Phillips, Devon Conway, James Neesham, Kyle Jamieson, Scott Kuggeleijn, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Todd Astle, Daryl Mitchell

Pakistan Squad: Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Shadab Khan (c), Abdullah Shafique, Haider Ali, Mohammad Hafeez, Khushdil Shah, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Wahab Riaz, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Usman Qadir, Hussain Talat, Iftikhar Ahmed, Muhammad Musa, Mohammad Hasnain

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First published on: 20-12-2020 at 10:28:59 am
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