Pakistan vs New Zealand 1st T20I | 31st October 2018 Highlights

Watch the highlights of Pakistan vs New Zealand 1st T20I | 31st October 2018 - Pakistan - New Zealand tour of United Arab Emirates (UAE) 3-match Twenty20 international series of the 1st T20I match played between New Zealand and Pakistan at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi in 31st October 2018.

Pakistan vs New Zealand 1st T20I | 31st October 2018 Highlights
Mohammad Hafeez gets beaten outside off © AFP

Shaheen Shah Afridi holds nerve as Pakistan pulled off a thrilling 2-run victory over New Zealand, despite a Colin Munro's fifty - Ross Taylor's 26-ball 42* and take a 1-0 lead in a high-voltage game of the first T20I.

Match Stats :
  • Pakistan's 2-run win was their joint smallest victory by terms of runs in T20 internationals, it is their 3rd time win by 2-runs and Pakistan's narrowest win against New Zealand in T20Is. Their previous narrowest victory by 7-runs at Dubai in 2009.
  • New Zealand's 146 was their joint ninth highest score against Pakistan in T20 internationals.
  • Pakistan's 148 was their tenth highest score against New Zealand in T20 internationals.
  • 67 : Asif Ali and Mohammad Hafeez set up the second highest third-wicket partnership for Pakistan against New Zealand in T20 internationals.
  • 50 : Colin Munro and Glenn Phillips set up the joint fifth highest first-wicket partnership for New Zealand against Pakistan in T20 internationals, jointly 50-run stand held by between Lou Vincent and Brendon McCullum at Cape Town in the inaugural 2007 World Twenty20.

Pakistan scored 148-6 in 20 overs with top scorer by Mohammad Hafeez 45, Sarfraz Ahmed scored 34 off 26-balls including 3-fours & a six and Asif Ali 24.

New Zealand best bowler by Adam Milne takes 2-wickets, Colin de Grandhomme, Ish Sodhi both took one-wickets and debutant Ajaz Patel - who took one-wicket on his debut T20I match.

New Zealand scored 146-6 in 20 overs with top scorer by Colin Munro struck 58 off 42-balls including 6-fours & a six and Ross Taylor cracked a unbeaten 42 off 26-balls including 3-fours with strike rate of 161.53.

Pakistan best bowler by Hasan Ali picked up 3-wickets and one for Imad Wasim - Shadab Khan.

Mohammad Hafeez named Player of the match for his brilliant 45 off 36-balls including 5-fours & 2-sixes.