Pakistan won the T20 match in the 13th over, bowled out the Kiwis for 90.

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale - Senior Editor
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Pakistan easily defeated the Kiwis in the second T20.
Host Pakistan team took 1-0 lead in the 5 match series
The first T20 match of the series was washed out due to rain.

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New Delhi. Pakistan cricket team has started the T20 series against New Zealand with a win. Babar Azam's army bowled out the visiting team for 90 runs in the second T20 match of the series. Pakistan won by scoring 92 runs at the loss of 3 wickets in 12.1 overs. Pakistan is leading 1-0 in the 5-match T20 series. The first T20 match of the series was washed out due to rain. In the second T20 match, after fast bowlers Shaheen Afridi and Mohammad Aamir, Shadab Khan and Abrar Ahmed shone in bowling. Babar returned to captaincy with victory.

The Pakistan team, which came to chase the target of 91 runs, did not have a good start. Young opener Sam Ayub returned to the pavilion after scoring 4 runs. Captain Babar Azam also could not do wonders. Babar was out after scoring 14 runs. Ish Sodhi gave the third blow to Pakistan by bowling Usman Khan on the personal score of 7 runs. After this, Mohammad Rizwan and debutant Irfan Khan did not allow Pakistan to suffer any further setback. Both of them led the team to victory from here. Rizwan scored unbeaten 45 runs on 34 balls while Irfan Khan returned unbeaten after scoring 18 runs. For the Kiwi team, Ben Lister, Michael Bracewell and Ish Sodhi took one wicket each.

Half of New Zealand's team returned to the pavilion within 50 runs.
Earlier, Pakistan won the toss and invited New Zealand to bat first. The Kiwi team collapsed for 90 runs in 18.1 overs. Mark Chapman played the highest innings of 19 runs while Cole McConchie scored 13 runs. New Zealand had a very bad start. On the score of 16, he lost the wicket of opener Tim Seifert. Shaheen Afridi got Seifert caught by Shadab Khan. Tim Robinson was dismissed by Mohammad Amir on a personal score of 4 runs while Dean Foxcroft returned to the pavilion after scoring 13 runs. At one time the Kiwi team lost its 5 wickets at the score of 50 runs. Mark Chapman scored 19 runs while Neesham contributed one run. Captain Michael Bracewell was out after scoring 4 runs.

Afridi took 3 wickets
Young fast bowler Shaheen Afridi was the most successful bowler for Pakistan. He took 3 wickets for 13 runs in 3.1 overs, while tainted cricketers Mohammad Aamir, Shadab Khan and Abrar Ahmed, who returned to international cricket after almost 5 years, took two wickets each, while one wicket went to Naseem Khan's account. The third T20 match of the series will be played on Sunday (21 April) in Rawalpindi.

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