New Zealand ‘A’ beat Pakistan ‘A’ by seven wickets


New Zeland ‘A’ openers Glen Phillips and George Worker put 107 runs partnership on the scoreboard to help their team beat Pakistan ‘A’ by seven wickets in the second T20i of three matches series on Monday.

Phillips with the help of five boundaries and a six scored 53 runs while his partner Worker’s 52 runs inning was spread over seven boundaries.

Pakistan skipper Umar Amin after winning the toss elected to bat first on a flat wicket favourable for batsmen.

Umar himself came to open the inning for the men in green alongside Sahibzada Farhan who scored just four runs.

Another breakthrough for New Zealand on just 26 runs put pressure on Pakistan.

But later Umar and Hussain Talat scored 72 runs together on the third wicket to sail the sinking ship of Pakistan.

Talat fell to Astle after scoring 51 while skipper went back to the pavilion adding 48 runs to Pakistan’s total.

Ajaz Patel took three wickets for the black caps.

In reply, New Zealand’s opening pair single-handedly done the job for the men in black as they seal a win the last over of the match.

Talat remained on the top of Pakistan’s bowling chart claiming two wickets.

With this win, New Zealand levelled the three T20 matches series 1-1.