T20 World Cup, Asif Ali and Shoaib Malik led Pakistan to victory

In the T20 World Cup 2021, Pakistan defeated New Zealand by five wickets to win the event for the second time in a row. In the match being played in Sharjah, Babar Azam won the toss and elected to bowl first. Shaheen Shah Afridi once again did not give a run in the brilliant first over, but then openers Daryl Mitchell and Martin Guptill batted responsibly to give their team a 36-run start.

In the sixth over, Captain Babar Azam brought in fast bowler Harris Rauf to bowl and he fulfilled the captain’s confidence by bowling Guptill on the second ball that scored 17 runs. Mitchell hit a six to Emad on the first ball of the ninth over but caught Fakhr Zaman in an attempt to hit another six on the next ball. Mitchell scored 27 runs.

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Kiwi captain Williamson, who scored 25 runs on Hassan’s direct throw, was run out. In one Shadab over, Devon Conway hit three fours to take the score to 90, but on the first ball of the next over, Kiwi Captain Williamson, who scored 25 off Hassan’s direct throw, was run out. Babar was caught at the boundary by Devon Conway, who scored 27 runs in an attempt to hit a six to Haris Rauf.

Harris Rauf also ended Glenn Phillips’ innings after one ball. Tim Seifert bowled Shaheen Shah Afridi but became the first wicket of the match on the next ball. Haris Rauf continued his excellent bowling innings. He also took a wicket on the last ball and New Zealand scored 134 runs in the allotted overs. Haris Rauf bowled the best bowling of his career and took 4 wickets for 22 runs while Hassan Ali, Emad Wasim and Mohammad Hafeez took wickets. He took one wicket each.

Pakistani openers Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan started the innings in a positive manner and the team scored 28 runs in five overs. In the first ball of the sixth over, the Prime Minister was bowled cleanly by Tim Southee, who scored 9 runs. Fakhr Zaman hit six to Ash Sodhi but then got LBW on his ball. Mohammad Hafeez’s innings ended at 11 with Devon Conway taking a superb catch on the boundary.

Rizwan also returned to the pavilion after being bowled by Ish Sodhi. He scored 33 runs off 34 balls. Emad Wasim was also seen struggling throughout the innings and became the wicket of Southe after scoring 10 off 12 balls. At that time, the match seemed to be slipping out of Pakistan’s hands as Pakistan needed 48 runs off 31 balls to win, but Shoaib Malik and Asif Ali changed the course of the match with excellent and aggressive batting.

Asif Ali hit two sixes in a row to Tim Southe while Shoaib Malik scored 15 runs in the 18th over by the centurion. Asif Ali also sealed Pakistan’s victory with a brilliant six off Bolt and the national team won the match by 5 wickets with 8 balls to spare. Asif Ali scored 27 off 12 balls with the help of three sixes and a four while Shoaib Malik played an innings of 26 off 20 balls.

Harris Rauf was declared the man of the match for his excellent bowling. Pakistan has not made any changes in the squad for the match and the winner of the last match has fielded XI. Before the match, New Zealand captain Ken Williamson’s fitness was in question, but he managed to clear the fitness test before the match. However, New Zealand has suffered a major setback before the match and fast bowler Loki Ferguson has been ruled out of the World Cup due to injury. The Pakistan team for the match includes Babar Azam (captain), Fakhr zaman, Mohammad Rizwan, Shoaib Malik, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hafeez, Shaheen Shah, Hassan Ali, Emad Wasim, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan while New Zealand’s Kane Williamson (captain). Captain), Martin Guptill, Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, Tim Seifert, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Sentner, Tim Southee, Trent Bolt, Ash Sodhi.

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