Pakistan in New Zealand, 3 T20I Series, 2020-21

New Zealand vs Pakistan - 2nd T20I

Venue: Seddon Park, Hamilton

Date & Time: 20 December 2020

New Zealand 164/1

RR: 8.48 | New Zealand beat Pakistan by 9 wickets

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Martin Guptill caught Faheem Ashraf caught Faheem Ashraf211112
Tim Seifert not out not out 846383
Kane Williamson not out not out 574281
Devon Conway
Glenn Phillips
James Neesham
Kyle Jamieson
Scott Kuggeleijn
Tim Southee
Ish Sodhi
Trent Boult
Extras 2 (b 0, lb 0, w 2, nb 0)
Total 164 (1 Wkts, 19.2 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
35-1 (Martin Guptill,3.3),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Shaheen Afridi4 0 38 0 9.50
Haris Rauf4 0 39 0 9.75
Faheem Ashraf3.2 0 19 1 5.94
Wahab Riaz1 0 19 0 19.00
Shadab Khan4 0 24 0 6.00
Imad Wasim3 0 25 0 8.33
Mohammad Rizwan 0 0 0 0 0
Abdullah Shafique0 0 0 0 0
Haider Ali0 0 0 0 0
Mohammad Hafeez0 0 0 0 0
Khushdil Shah0 0 0 0 0

Right then, that is it from game 2 of the T20I series between these two. New Zealand have won the series 2-0 and we have only one more game coming up in this series. It will be a dead rubber, but for Pakistan, not so, as they will be playing for honour. The last game happens on Tuesday, 22 December 2020, at 1900 Local (0600 GMT). We do hope to have your company for the same. Until then, cheers and take care!

Tim Seifert is up for a chat with the on-air commentators. Says that it was nice to be alongside Kane. Adds that he was dictating to the bowlers, with the way he was trying to bat. Feels that it could have been finished off earlier, but is happy to finish it, nonetheless. Adds that Southee was rested in the last game and to come back and do what he did, was amazing. States that halfway through the 2nd over, it started swinging. On franchise cricket's role in shaping him, Tim says that it is 'big'. Feels that it is awesome to be involved in franchise cricket. On how he would feel if he were 99 not out (alluding to Mohammad Hafeez's score earlier), Seifert says that the last ball 6 from Hafeez was really good. Reckons that Hafeez played well today. Tim says that he did not do as well as he would have liked though. States that he did not want to repeat the mistakes that he did in the West Indies series earlier.

Kane Williamson, New Zealand's captain, jokingly adds that he has not had much sleep this week. States that he has had only a little bit of sleep. Adds that it is important to try and shift one's focus and play the role that the team requires. States that the Pakistani side are a fantastic side and reckons they can be very dangerous. Lauds Tim Seifert's knock and calls it 'fantastic'. Reckoned earlier that if the bowlers did well, they could go home, and that is what happened. Says that Pakistan have a very quality side, they did pull it back in between, for 5 overs or so. Looks forward to do well in the next game as well.

Shadab Khan, Pakistan's captain, admits that they did not get enough runs on the board. Adds that it is not about issues regarding technique and feels that his side's openers are young. They will learn over time and feels that conditions are not to be blamed. Hopes to take the positives from this game and looks to incorporate the same in the next game. Adds that he will do better in the next game as a senior player. Adds further that his side gets a big boost from the crowd.

Tim Southee (4/21) is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH. He says that it is nice to get the job done tonight. Adds that he focused on bowling in the good areas and wanted to keep asking questions to the batters. States that it is good to bowl at Seddon Park. Adds that Pakistan are a quality side and would be disappointed that they lost this game, after taking it to the last over.

Stay tuned for the presentation ceremony as we hear from the two skippers and find out who our 'Man of the Match' is...

Earlier in the day, after electing to bat, the Pakistan team were in trouble after Southee's opening spell. Hafeez though single handedly took the visitors to a total they could think of defending. It though proved to be an easy chase for the Kiwis courtesy a 129-run stand between Guptill and Seifert.

The Pakistan bowlers did not have a good outing with the ball! One can probably say they did not get the same amount of assistance the Kiwi bowlers got but still the lines and lengths were not that accurate. One can also say they were at least 15 runs short of the total they would have liked.

An easy win for the Kiwis! 164 was assumed to be a challenging total but the hosts have made a mockery of the run chase. The opening pair got them off to a decent start before Guptill fell. Williamson and Seifert then continued the good work. The two ensured there were no more wickets to fall and took their side home. Seifert was the mainstay and Williamson played as the perfect foil. An outstanding 100-plus run stand has given New Zealand a series win.

19.2
4
Faheem Ashraf to Kane Williamson, DROPPED AND FOUR! Kane finishes it. But not without a fright. Full and on the off pole line, Williamson swings it towards deep square leg. The fielder at deep mid-wicket runs to his right. It was a wonderful effort from Wahab Riaz, he gets his fingers on it but cannot hold on. The ball ends up going into the fence. THE KIWIS WIN BY 9 WICKETS AND SEAL THE T20I SERIES IN THEIR FAVOUR!
19.1
0
Faheem Ashraf to Kane Williamson, Short and well outside off, Kane comes down the track and looks to hammer it. Misses. 4 runs from 5 balls now. Ohh....
18.6
0
Haris Rauf to Tim Seifert, Short and well outside off, Tim jumps and looks to hit it over covers but he ends up missing it. Just 4 runs needed now, from the last over.
18.5
1
Haris Rauf to Kane Williamson, Outside off, dabbed to third man for a run.
18.4
1
Haris Rauf to Tim Seifert, Short and outside off, Seifert strokes it to Hafeez at cover, who stops well. Just the single.
18.3
1
Haris Rauf to Kane Williamson, Full and outside off, Kane steers it to third man for a single.
18.2
1
Haris Rauf to Tim Seifert, Short ball, dragged down to long on for one. A mistimed pull shot there.
18.1
1
Haris Rauf to Kane Williamson, Short and outside off, nudged behind square on the off side, down to third man, for a single.
17.6
0
Faheem Ashraf to Tim Seifert, Ouch! Shortish and on the body, Tim swivels and looks to pull at that but he misses and gets hit on the body.
17.5
0
Faheem Ashraf to Tim Seifert, Short and outside off, Seifert swings through the line but fails to connect there.
17.4
1
Faheem Ashraf to Kane Williamson, And he gets to his 50. Off 37 balls. Shortish and around off, the New Zealand skipper hops and taps this to the off side for a single. He though is frustrated with himself on not getting it earlier.
17.3
0
Faheem Ashraf to Kane Williamson, 5 dots in a row for Kane Williamson now. Shortish and around off, KW jumps and drives but finds short cover there.
17.2
0
Faheem Ashraf to Kane Williamson, Short and outside off, Williamson guides it straight to the man at point. Frustration for him.
17.1
1
Faheem Ashraf to Tim Seifert, Full and outside off, lifted over the point region for a single.
16.6
0
Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson, Full and on off, Kane looked to whistle that over long on there but ends up mistiming it down to mid on. Ripples around the cricket world for a shot like that from Williamson.
16.5
0
Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson, Outside off, dabbed behind square on the off side.
16.4
0
Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson, Short ball, Kane Willaimson goes for the pull shot but the ball bounces over his flashing blade.
16.3
1
Shaheen Afridi to Tim Seifert, Full and just outside off, pushed down to mid on for a quick single. The fielder there also fumbles in the first attempt and that made the single even more easier.
16.2
4
Shaheen Afridi to Tim Seifert, FOUR! Pace of Shaheen there. Also, the pace of the outfield. Very full and outside off, Tim Seifert digs it out well. It goes to the right of third man, just a few feet away from him, but the pace on the ball ends up taking it to the fence there.
16.2
0
Shaheen Afridi to Tim Seifert, WIDE! A bit too harsh though, one would reckon. Seifert moves to the off side and looks to guide this very full ball down the leg side, down towards fine leg. He though misses and the ball just about goes past the leg pole, the keeper collects it. Wided straightaway though.
16.1
4
Shaheen Afridi to Tim Seifert, FOUR! CLUBBED! Tim has been in front of the Pakistan bowlers. Full and around off, Seifert powers it through mid off, wide of the man there, and the ball runs away to the boundary.
15.6
4
Imad Wasim to Kane Williamson, MISFIELD AND FOUR! Wasim is not happy at all with that! Shorter and outside off, Williamson backs away and cuts this through cover-point. Riaz, at deep point, runs to his right and should have stopped it easily. But he fumbles and ends up conceding a boundary, in the end.
15.5
1
Imad Wasim to Tim Seifert, On the shorter side around off, stroked down to long off for a single.
15.4
0
Imad Wasim to Tim Seifert, On off, stabbed behind square on the off side for a dot.
15.3
0
Imad Wasim to Tim Seifert, Flatter and around off, Tim backs away and strokes it but finds cover there.
15.2
1
Imad Wasim to Kane Williamson, This is worked to the off side for a single.
15.1
1
Imad Wasim to Tim Seifert, Outside off, punched to deep point for one.
14.6
4
Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson, FOUR! THE 100-RUN PARTNERSHIP IS UP AS WELL. What poise from Kane here! Short ball, Williamson pulls it through the square leg region ferociously for a boundary.
14.5
1
Shaheen Afridi to Tim Seifert, Outside off, stroked to deep cover for a single.
14.4
1
Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson, Nearly pulled off a blinder there. The Pakistani skipper it was. Shortish and outside off, Kane strokes this uppishly. It goes dipping towards mid off. Shadab is well deep but he lunges and puts in a fantastic dive. The ball drops short eventually but still what an effort. A single though.
14.3
4
Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson, FOUR! Whipped away. Whippage, they call that. Fractionally short, Williamson has an opportunity and he does not miss out. Whips it to the deep square leg region. Deep backward square leg gets to his left but cannot stop that one.
14.2
0
Shaheen Afridi to Kane Williamson, Shortish and just outside off, Kane lets it be.
14.1
1
Shaheen Afridi to Tim Seifert, Full and just outside off, driven to cover for one.

Shaheen Shah Afridi is back. Can he do something here? His numbers so far are 2-0-17-0.

13.6
1
Shadab Khan to Tim Seifert, Tossed up outside off, nudged through the carpet, down to long off. One run taken.
13.5
0
Shadab Khan to Tim Seifert, Floated around off, driven to cover.
13.4
0
Shadab Khan to Tim Seifert, Flatter and on middle and leg, pushed back to the bowler.
13.3
1
Shadab Khan to Kane Williamson, Around off, tapped to the on side for a single.
13.2
0
Shadab Khan to Kane Williamson, Flat and around off, pushed back to the bowler.
13.1
1
Shadab Khan to Tim Seifert, This is worked to the on side for a single.
12.6
4
Haris Rauf to Kane Williamson, FOUR! Full and outside off, Kane expertly guides this wide of the keeper and the third man fielder and gets a boundary there.