T20 World Cup: Pakistan beat New Zealand by five wickets at Sharjah

Radio Pakistan  |  Oct 27, 2021

In the ICC T-20 World Cup, Pakistan defeated New Zealand by five wickets at Sharjah tonight.

Batting first New Zealand scored 134 runs for the loss of eight wickets in allotted 20 overs.

In reply, opener Mohammed Rizwan made 33 runs while veteran Shoaib Malik (26 runs) and Asif Ali (27 runs) remained unbeaten as Pakistan chased the target of 135 runs in 18.4 overs.

Earlier, pacer Haris Rauf declared man of the match. He led a clinical bowling show with four wickets for 22 runs as Pakistan restricted New Zealand to a small total of 134 for eight. 

Shaheen Afridi, Imad wasim and Mohammad Hafeez also took one wicket each for Pakistan.

Pakistan earlier won the toss and have elected to field first against New Zealand

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