Pakistan cricket team is eyeing an 11th continuous T20 series win as they take on New Zealand in the second match of three-match series at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Friday.
New Zealand lost the first game by a narrow margin of two runs when they were restricted to 146-6 by the opposite side. Green shirts now have their eyes set on winning the next game to win the 11th continuous T20 series.
The Pakistan team, already having won the first match, will take on New Zealand for the second one on Friday and play the final match on November 4th in Dubai.
National cricket team skipper Sarfraz Ahmed praised the performance of the team’s “never say die” approach in bowling in the post-match presser and said that “New Zealand is a tough team, but we knew overs 6-12 were crucial and we had to restrict them there.”
“I thought Shaheen and Hasan were superb and we were once again led admirably by our bowlers,” he added.
Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson believed “his team came close to victory.”
“We weren’t far away, I thought we were quite good for large parts,” said Williamson. “Pakistan pulled back after Colin Munro’s knock; they are world number one for a reason,” he added.
The match between Pakistan and New Zealand will start at 9 pm.