Twitter reactions: Babar Azam, Haris Rauf shine in Pakistan’s medical win over New Zealand

Babar Azam’s half-century propelled Pakistan to their second win within the ongoing T20I tri-series on Saturday, edging previous New Zealand by six wickets in Christchurch. After getting the higher of Bangladesh within the opening sport, the Males in Inexperienced confirmed their dominance over the hosts as effectively.

Batting first, the Black Caps may hardly step on the fuel, largely due to a superb quick bowling by Haris Rauf, who conceded 28 runs and scalped the massive wickets of Mark Chapman, James Neesham and Michael Bracewell.

Devon Conway, Kane Williamson and Chapman scored 36, 31 and 32 respectively. Their 30+ scores took New Zealand complete to 147-8.

Azam – who went on to remain unbeaten on 79 off 53 with 11 fours – after the match mentioned that his fast 61-run stand with Shadab Khan for the third wicket gave an perception to a tactic they may make use of on the upcoming T20 World Cup, with the all-rounder promoted up the order.

“We’ve got a plan to ship Shadab as much as cost the bowlers, to utilise his abilities. He performed very effectively.

“Me and Shadab deliberate that I play all the way in which and he’ll go for his photographs,” mentioned the Pakistan skipper.

Within the T20I Tri-series, New Zealand will subsequent play Bangladesh on Sunday (October 9) earlier than assembly Pakistan once more on Tuesday (October 11).

Right here is how Twitter reacted:

Rahul Diyashi
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