New Zealand vs Pakistan T20 Highlights – 8 Oct 2022

Williamson: “Certainly wasn’t polished. Bit scrappy. We came up against a quality opposition. Pakistan were clinical and it was hard to get a rhythm. If we got two big overs there, the total would’ve been competitive. (Toss decision) We didn’t think it would be this wet, since temperatures were close. (Lack of fluency in the batting?) It was not a surface you could get easy rhythm. Chapman came in and took the match-ups on, it was an outstanding innings. It was tough to time, even in the second innings. At the same time, Pakistan were outstanding. (Uncharacteristic fielding performance) We pride ourselves in that area. Need to just switch on and hopefully a few learnings going into tomorrow night. The guys are feeling good, and we know its a tough match tomorrow. Same surface, looking forward to tomorrow.”

Babar again: “We played really well. Our bowlers bowled well in the first six and finished well too. As captain, I am very happy. (Learnings from yesterday put to use?) We assessed the conditions and executed the plans. Shadab played well and Nawaz too. (No wide or no ball) Very happy as captain. No extra runs. (Perfect start before NZ again) Very happy and we have done our best. We need to sit together and discuss before next game.”

the Player of the Match is Babar Azam, who held the chase together with his 79 in 53 balls at a terrific strike rate of 149 too: “We started off well with the bat. Rizwan and I wanted to utilise the first six overs. We have a plan to utilise Shadab up the order to use his skills. He applied himself very well. I told him I’ll go all the way and Shadab would take the chances. When we settled down to see the wicket and conditions, I planned to play till the end. (Surface?) Little bit different due to dew, maybe little bit spinners are finding it hard due to the dew.”

New Zealand vs Pakistan T20I Highlights today, Saturday 8-10-2022. 2nd Match New Zealand T20I Tri-Series 2022, Hagley Oval, Christchurch.

Pakistan will bowl first, NZ won the toss.

New Zealand team: Devon Conway, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Blair Tickner, Ish Sodhi
Pakistan team: Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Rizwan, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Haider Ali, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim, Haris Rauf, Shahnawaz Dahani

Head to Head In T20I’s: 25
New Zealand Won: 10
Pakistan Won: 15
New Zealand T20I Rankings: 5th
Pakistan T20I Rankings: 4th

Form guide

(last five completed Tests, most recent first)
New Zealand LWWWW
Pakistan WLLWW

Match Timings: 6:00 AM GMT | 7:00 PM Local | 11 AM PKT
Umpires – Alex Wharf, Shaun Haig
TV Umpire – Wayne Knights
Match Referee – Jeff Crowe
Reserve Umpire – John Dempsey
Match number – T20I no. 1809

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