Hindustan Times (Delhi)

Pakistan finally overcome Black Caps with T20 win


AUCKLAND: Pakistan crushed New Zealand by 48 runs in the second T20 to notch their first victory of the tour over the Black Caps. The tourists finally found form with both bat and ball to level the three-match T20 series after a humiliatin­g losing streak that included a 5-0 ODI series whitewash. They set an imposing target of 202 after winning the toss and electing to bat with half centuries for Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman. In response, New Zealand were all out for 153.

Brief scores: Pakistan 201-4 in 20 overs (F Zaman 50, B Azam 50, B Wheeler 2-36) vs New Zealand 153 all out in 18.3 overs (M Santner 37, F Ashraf 3-22, M Amir 2-28)

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