DUBAI – After wining First Twenty20 (t20) match against New Zealand, Green Shirts all set to take on Kiwis in second t20 match of two match series.
Pakistan and New Zealand will play their second Twenty2o match in Dubai on Friday. Pakistan won first T20 match by seven Wickets.
In first T20 match wicketkeeper batsman Sarfaraz Ahmed played exceptionally well smashing a career best 76 not out for his maiden half-century in T20.. He hit 8 fours and 2 sixes.
Other handy contribution was made by Awais Zia (20) and Umar Akmal (27*).
Earlier, Corey Anderson hit his highest Twenty20 score of 48 to lead New Zealand to 135-7 in the first of two internationals against Pakistan.
Put into bat, New Zealand were led by Anderson, Luke Ronchi (33) and Martin Guptill (32) after losing their first three wickets for just 15 runs.
Anderson hit four sixes and a boundary off 37 balls and added 51 for the fifth wicket with Ronchi.
For Pakistan, left-arm pacemen Sohail Tanvir finished with 2-24 and Mohammad Irfan took 2-27.
Umar Gul and Muhammad Irfan make a comeback in t20 squad. Pakistan squad for t20 series against New Zealand as below :
Pakistan squads (Twenty20): Shahid Afridi (captain), Ahmed Shehzad, Anwar Ali, Mohammad Hafeez, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Irfan, Owais Zia, Raza Hasan, Saad Nasim, Sarfraz Ahmed, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Akmal, Umar Gul, Wahab Riaz.
New Zealand Squad
KS Williamson*, CJ Anderson, DG Brownlie, AP Devcich, MJ Guptill, MJ Henry, TWM Latham, MJ McClenaghan, NL McCullum, KD Mills, AF Milne, JDS Neesham, L Ronchi†, LRPL Taylor, DL Vettori.
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