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T20: Pakistan beats New Zealand:

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Pakistan began their World T20 campaign with a 13-run win over New Zealand in the Group D match at Pallekele on Sunday.

 

Chasing a big total of 178 runs, New Zealand got off to a steady start as the openers constructed a fifty-run partnership.

 

But all-rounder Shahid Afridi stuck in the 7th over as the Kiwis lost Rob Nicol for 33 runs.

 

Nicol’s departure was followed by Kane Williamson’s exit who contributed 15 runs to New Zealand’s total.

 

Daniel Vettori then stitched a valiant partnership of 48 runs for the third wicket with star of the earlier match, Brendon McCullum.

 

However tweaker Saeed Ajmal got rid of Vettori. New Zealand received another blow in the next over as McCullum too departed in the next over off the bowling of Umar Gul.

 

The Pakistani spinners tormented the lower-order batting making it difficult for the Kiwis to make a comeback in the match.

 

Earlier, a half-century by Nasir Jamshed took Pakistan to 177 against New Zealand in the Group D match of the World T20 on Sunday.

 

Brief Scores Pakistan 177 for 6 in 20 overs (Nasir Jamshed 56, Mohammad Hafeez 43; Tim Southee 2 for 31, Jacob Oram 2 for 44, Daniel Vettori 1 for 23) bt New Zealand 164 for 9 in 20 overs (Rob Nicol 33, Brendon McCullum 32; Saeed Ajmal 4 for 30) by 13 runs.

 

ref: http://www.cricketcountry.com

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