New Zealand vs United Arab Emirates 2nd T20I Highlights 2023, Saturday 19-8-2023. New Zealand tour of United Arab Emirates 2023, Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Toss: U.A.E. chose to field.
New Zealand team: Tim Seifert, Chad Bowes, Dane Cleaver (wk), Mark Chapman, Mitchell Santner, James Neesham, Rachin Ravindra, Cole McConchie, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee (c), Ben Lister
United Arab Emirates team: Muhammad Waseem (c), Aryansh Sharma (wk), Vriitya Aravind, Asif Khan, Ansh Tandon, Basil Hameed, Ali Naseer, Aayan Khan, Mohammed Faraazuddin, Muhammad Jawadullah, Zahoor Khan
Head to Head In T20I’s: 1
New Zealand Won: 1
United Arab Emirates Won: 0
New Zealand T20I Rankings: 3rd
United Arab Emirates T20I Rankings: 16th
(last five completed T20I’s, most recent first)
New Zealand WWWLL
United Arab Emirates LLWLW
Match Timings: 2 PM GMT | 6 PM Local
Umpires – Aasif Iqbal, Shiju Sam
TV Umpire – Akbar Ali
Match Referee – Andy Pycroft
Reserve Umpire – Suneej K Thottathil
Match number – T20I no. 2203
(What went wrong) That is the beauty of sport, lot of credit has to go to the UAE team, they outplayed us in all three facets. We were made to pay for our mistakes (today). Dropped catches are part of the game. When Waseem is playing in that mood, he has, for years, shown he is a quality player. (Recovery plan) We have to be better in all three areas. We will turn up tomorrow, in the series decider, and have another go.
(On his approach) I am very happy with the performance of my team and myself. We are always trying to win well when we win. (On Asif Khan) He is a quality player. Unlucky that he made his debut late. He has experience and he promised me that he will finish the game, and he did it. (On Aayan Afzal Khan) I see a big star in him. Hopefully he can be a future star for the UAE. He does not feel pressure, irrespective of who he is facing.
Aayan Afzal Khan is the Player of the Match:
(On what he ate today) I did not eat much because I was sleeping peacefully. This (picking wickets) is what I wanted to do and happy that we could win. I am playing well and I just hope I can keep playing well and take UAE to new heights. We have big players, like Waseem and Asif – they scored today and we won comfortably.