Pakistan’s 6-wicket victory marked their 11th consecutive series win in the shortest format of the game which is now a record in itself. The feat wouldn’t have been possible if not for some impeccable performances from Sarfraz’s men in what appeared as a nerve-whacking duel, something which kept the heartbeats racing for the fans of either nation till the last moment. While there were few exceptional exhibitions in tonight’s game, there too existed some stumbled performances which couldn’t have gone unnoticed by the fans of the competing unit. So, without wasting any minute further let’s have a glimpse of such acts which managed to get categorized as the Hits and Flop performances from Pakistan vs New Zealand 2nd T20i.
Pakistan vs New Zealand 2nd T20i: Hits and Flops from the game at Dubai
Colin Munro – Hit
Another game, another quintessential inning from the Kiwi opener and yet another failed outcome. It was unfortunate to witness a knock of 44 in 28 deliveries, comprising of 4 fours and a couple sixes go in vain.
Corey Anderson – Hit
The left-arm all-rounder exhibited one of his blistering innings in T20Is played to date, comprising of 44 runs in 25 deliveries, and remained unbeaten till the end. With 4 fours and a couple 6s, the Kiwi player did exactly what could be expected from a player of his potency and didn’t fail the hopes of the team and management who had doubted his prowess owing to his dismal performance in the previous contest.
Shaheen Afridi – Hit
The tall-lanky left-arm pacer is turning out to be one hell of a prospect for the Pakistan cricket. With figures of 3/20 in 4 overs of play, Shaheen eclipsed the Kiwi batsmen with his stupendous cricketing prowess and ensured that his team registered their 11th consecutive victory in the shortest format of the game.
Ish Sodhi – Flop
The 26-year-old had a forgetful night at Dubai International Cricket Stadium as he registered one his worst bowling performances in T20is played to date. Having been bashed for 39 runs in 4 overs of play, Sodhi remained wicketless during his stay in the middle and instead of curbing down the run rate, acted as a catalyst behind Pakistan’s 11th successive T20i win.
Hasan Ali- Flop
It was a regretful night for the 24-year-old pacer, who experienced a bashing of 43 odd runs in a matter of 3 overs which brought a hiatus in the lives of Sarfraz & Co. during the first innings of their duel. In case, Pakistan had lost the 2nd T20i, the blame for the same would have surely landed on Ali’s head for being the architect behind their team’s defeat ( Pun intended).