PAK vs NZ: New Zealand defeated Pakistan in the second T20I by nine wickets in Hamilton and won the three-match series in the process by 2-0, easily chasing down the 163 total set by the green shirts as they elected to bat first.
Pakistan started off strong with Haider Ali hitting a six off Tim Southee but departed a few deliveries later having scored only 8 runs. His opening partner Mohammad Rizwan, however, managed to score 222 runs off 20 balls.
Abdullah Shafique followed quickly having scored no runs putting more pressure on the rest of the batting order but Mohammad Hafeez helped the team get back into the game with his majestic 99 but that too in vain since Pakistan only managed to set a target of 164 for New Zealand, which was chased down rather easily.
Pakistan skipper Shadab Khan and Faheem Ashraf were also sent packing by New Zealand, getting dismissed for four runs each leaving the rest of the team under a lot of pressure.
In response, the New Zealand batting order managed to chase the target rather easily. The half-centuries by opener Tim Seifert and captain Kane Williamson which not only helped to score a victory in the second T20I but take the series as well.
Kane Williamson and Tim Seifert produce a masterclass as New Zealand complete a nine-wicket win at Seddon Park!— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) December 20, 2020
The hosts take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series https://t.co/cruZlXGX3p #NZvsPAK pic.twitter.com/WFdEtev1Z9
Pakistan bowling also failed to person except Faheem Ashraf who still managed to grad a wicket.
The next PAK vs NZ T20I will take place on December 22 in Napier.