Pakistan’s score proved too high for the Kiwis to chase down, and the green shirts won the first T20I of the five-match series between Pakistan and New Zealand.
In the first T20I of the five-match series between Pakistan and New Zealand, Pakistan won the toss and decided to bat first at Gaddafi Stadium.
The Pakistani team suffered an early setback as its openers Babar and Rizwan were killed cheaply. The team, however, responded forcefully, with Saim Ayub and Fakhar Zaman leading the charge.
Saim Ayub, in particular, performed an outstanding inning, scoring 47 runs off 28 balls with a strike rate of 167.9, and Fakhar Zaman, who also scored 47 runs off 28 balls, helped to stabilize the team’s innings and establish a strong total on the board.