Once again Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat was good decision. Pakistan’s batsmen played very well inning. Muhammad Hafeez played very well inning 43 runs in 38 balls with 2 sixes and 2 boundaries. Nasir Jamshed once again played excellent inning and scored 56 runs only in 35 balls with 4 sixes and 2 fours. Imran Nazir was looking good but bad luck, he made just 25 runs in 16 balls which is not a bad score in Twenty20 cricket but expectations from Imran Nazir were little high then this. Umer Akmal made 23 and Shahid Afridi 12.. Overall Pakistan’s performance was good. Pakistan’s score was 177 runs and 6 wickets down in 20 overs.
Remember few things that Pakistan never ever defeated by New Zealand in this format of Cricket game and Pakistan is the only team who reached in semi finals on all Twenty20 world cup games before 2012. I am sure Pakistan will continue this record and Insha ALLAH will reach again in semi finals.
In New Zealand innigs, the start was not too good. They lost their wickets with low scoring average. The man in form Brendon McCullum was out on 32 runs by Umer Gul. Rob Nicole made 33 runs and was bold by Shahid Afridi. In last over of the inning 19 runs were required and Great bolwer Saeed Ajmal came to bowl.
Saeed Ajmale was again good today. He is number 1 bowler in ICC ranking of bowlers he had 60 wickets before this match. He got again 4 wickets 30 runs in this match and he is still on number one ranking. 2nd best bowler is Umer Gul and 3rd best bowler is Shahid Afridi. Finally Pakistan won the match and it was very good match. New Zealand made only 164 runs and 9 wickets were down. You can watch all matches live at the link below.