NZ vs PAK, 1st T20I: Lower Order Powers Pakistan To 153/9 After NZ Debutant Duffy Rocks Top Order
Pakistan has managed to score 153/9 in the first innings against New Zealand at Eden Park Cricket Stadium, Auckland on Friday.
The Pakistani team, after opting to bat first, was in a lot of trouble after being reduced to 39/5 in which three wickets were taken by debutant Jacob Duffy. Duffy got the wicket of both the openers and removed the experienced Pakistani campaigner Mohammed Hafeez for a golden duck.
Captain Shadab Khan played a fighting knock of 42 to revive the innings with Imam Wasim. Khan was the fourth wicket for Jacob Duffy.
Faheem Ashraf made sure Pakistan reach the 150-run mark with his 18-ball-31 run cameo, which included three sixes and two fours. Shaheen Afridi and Wahab Riaz smashed a six each at the end as well.
Apart from Jacob Duffy, Scott Kuggeleijn also took three wickets in the innings.
Brief Score - 153/9 (Shadab Khan - 42, Faheem Ashraf - 31; Jacob Duffy - 4/33)
Scorecard: New Zealand vs Pakistan