New Zealand’s batting could be easily termed as the reason for the visitors’ defeat in a presumed Kiwi conquest. The home team led by Sarfraz Ahmed kept rupturing the rivals’ batting attack at frequent intervals, which ultimately led to their triumph in the must-win duel, keeping the outcome of the 3-match ODI series now inclined in either team’s direction. On that note, let’s have a look at the names of the top 4 players to feature in the list of Hits and Misses in the form of Pakistan vs New Zealand 2nd ODI Highlights.
Pakistan vs New Zealand 2nd ODI Highlights: Hits and Misses from the game
Without an iota of doubt, the 18-year-old had to feature as in the list of the players who turned out to be among the match-winners for their side, in an ODI which was supposed to land up in the visiting team’s favor. With figures of 9-1-38-4, Shaheen managed to strike the uproot in-form top-order batsmen of the likes of Lathom (1), Munro (13), and tailenders Southee (13) and Sodhi (13) which proved as the benefic action for the home team.
Ross Taylor – Hit
It was disheartening to see Taylor’s innings go in vain, owing to the faltered performances from the remainder of the unit. A knock of 86 off 120 deliveries at a point when no batsmen could face the charging Pakistani pacers, in their own backyard, gives a glimpse of the level of potency and experience that dwells within Ross Taylor.
Considering it was a must-win feud for either nation, with Kiwi enjoying a clear-cut lead by a margin of 1-0, it would have been expected from the visiting captain to stay till the end and probably notch a mega-innings by the end of the contest. Contrary to the expectations, the New Zealand skipper got dismissed on a run-out after having amassed a petty single during the couple deliveries he stayed in the middle.
George Worker – Flop
Probably the opening Kiwi batsman wasn’t aware of the fact that it was a white-ball format, with them batting first in the contest. Having scored some 28 odd runs in his stay of 50 deliveries, one could appoint Worker as one of the potential reasons behind Kiwi’s defeat i battle which could have gotten the visitors the hold of the ODI trophy.