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Pakistan v New Zealand: Hafeez's first ball wicket, Kiwis 56 for three


In their second match of the T20 World Cup, Pakistan won the toss and invited New Zealand to bat first.

So far, a game of 9.1 overs has been completed in which New Zealand has scored 56 runs for the loss of three wickets.

Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hafeez and Emad Waseem took one wicket each for Pakistan.

Pakistan has retained the same team that won against India.

It should be noted that the Kiwis and the Green Shirts, who canceled their tour of Pakistan last month citing security concerns, are competing for the first time since the incident.

Playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL), the New Zealand players have a good idea of ​​the UAE's wickets and condition, while the Pakistani team's players beat India in their opening match in the event. Is.

Pakistan and New Zealand have met a total of 24 times in T20 matches, of which Pakistan has won 14 matches while New Zealand has won 10 matches.

Similarly, the two teams met five times in the T20 World Cup, in which Pakistan won three times and New Zealand won two matches.

The match played on Tuesday is the sixth T20 International match between the two teams in the mega event.

New Zealand team:

Ken Williamson (captain), Martin Guptill, Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, Tim Seifert, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Sentner, Tim Southee, Trent Bolt, Ish Sodhi

Pakistan team:

Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan, Fakhr Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Emad Wasim, Hassan Ali, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi

(This is preliminary news with more details added)

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