New Zealand Won First T20 Match with 46 Runs.

ByTV10 Punjab

Jan 13, 2024
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Edited By : Sandeep Dhand

13 January 2024

Sports Desk : Ludhiana

 

In the 1st T20I clash between New Zealand and Pakistan, a gripping encounter unfolded as New Zealand set a formidable target of 227 runs after winning the toss and opting to bat. The Kiwis posted a challenging 226 for 8 in their allotted 20 overs, with captain Babar Azam leading the charge for Pakistan with a well-crafted fifty. However, despite his efforts, Pakistan fell short in their chase, getting bowled out for 180 runs in just 18 overs.

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The match marked a historic moment for Pakistan as Shaheen Shah Afridi led the team for the first time in international cricket. While he started with a positive note by winning the toss, the ultimate outcome was not in his favor. Debutants Saim Ayub and Aamer Jamal were also introduced into the T20I format for Pakistan.

Daryl Mitchell was named the Player of the Match for his crucial contribution, acknowledging the challenge of determining the required total on the unpredictable pitch. New Zealand’s bowlers played a pivotal role in securing victory during the second innings. Despite Babar Azam’s commendable fifty, the rest of the Pakistani batters failed to leave an impact, resulting in a 46-run victory for New Zealand. The win showcased Mitchell’s prowess and New Zealand’s ability to perform under pressure, leaving Pakistan to regroup for the upcoming matches in the series.

Summery :

New Zealand : 226/8 (20 Overs)

Pakistan : 180 (18 Overs)

Player of the match

Daryl Mitchell :61(27)