Tall right-arm fast bower Umaid Asif destroyed batting line of New Zealand ‘A’ in a T20 game with his five wickets for 20 runs as Pakistan ‘A’ restricted the opposition to 65.
In a game played on Friday at Dubai, New Zealand ‘A’ won the toss and elected to bat first. Waqas Maqsood opened the gate as he picked Glenn Phillips cheaply, while young Shaheen Shah Afridi dented opposition with two quick strikes.
Afterwards, it was all Umaid Asif, he ran riot against New Zealand ‘A’ batsmen and took five wickets in the process.
The left-arm spinner, Raza Hasan also took one wicket in the inning.
Tim Seifert remained the highest scorer for the visitors with 26 runs, whereas the skipper Corey Anderson scored 16. No other Kiwi batsman could enter the double figures.
When Pakistan came out to bat, they had a bizarre start losing Sahibzada Farhan in a run-out and their captain Umar Amin in a result of a hit-wicket, who score 1 and 20 runs respectively.
However, Iftikhar Ahmed and Hussain Talat took their team home comfortably and remained not out on scores of 26 and 16 runs respectively.
Pakistan won the game convincingly by eight wickets. The second game of the series will be played on October 15th.