New Zealand (NZ) wrapped up Pakistan in first T20I of three match series.
Pakistan started so poorly that they lost 4 wickets even before 20 runs and finally lost fifth wicket as well on the score of just 39.
It was huge as consideration to the highest level team, scoring such low for any team is embarrassing feeling and there wasn’t anything different in Pakistan’s fans’ mind either.
There was huge excitement for first T20I match for all Pakistan fans but all for losing it quite comprehensively. However there are some who thought Pakistan fought really hard but losing before 7 balls isn’t even competition.
A debutant bowler thrashed each and every top order Batsmen one by one. It is old fashion for Pakistan batsmen to hand over wickets in every new bowler’s pocket. However there were some chances when Shadab Khan and Imad Wasim posted some runs for the team.
Their partnership was so crucial, they contributed some beneficial runs for the team and Fahim Ashraf Rana finished the innings on high. In case Pakistan made 114 runs in last 70 balls. With the economy of more than 9. Impressive !!
They posted 153 runs in the end of first innings of first T20I. In answer New Zealand (NZ) wrapped up Pakistan with 5 wickets and 7 balls to spare.
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Seifert scored brilliant fifty for them. Other batsmen also contributed crucial runs for the team. Jimmy Neesham and their captain Santner finished it off the match in the end.
Here’s how Twitter reacts
Ohh what a power hitting shot that was… *
Fielder beech ma agyaa otherwise ball ne #NZ se paaaar ja k #AUS ma girna tha… * ???#PAKvNZ pic.twitter.com/bSHm5ogCUV
— Rana Abdul Basit (@Abdull_98) December 18, 2020
#PAKvNZ Formar no1 team lose to #nz at home when rank no 4 #IndianCricketTeam didn't lose single t20 in nz ?
— Omkarpathare256 (@omkarpathare256) December 18, 2020
Babar Azam missed you today brother get well soon#PAKvNZ pic.twitter.com/EieZeu5B7I
— حمزہ کلیم بٹ (@hamzabutt61) December 18, 2020
Wo puchna tha kay jo SIR Rizwan Don Bradman aur shah jee ny jo centuries maari hain unki highlights milein gi kya @TheRealPCB #PAKvNZ #NZvPAK
— #AHSAN (@AHSAN55635471) December 18, 2020
Disappointed From Pakistan's Performance ? improvement is needed ✌️#PAKvNZ
— Dr Arshad Ali (@DrArshadAli15) December 18, 2020
Pakistan Newzealand mein hamesha esay hi harta hai what's new #PAKvNZ hum hi pagal Hain ho dakhtay hain mtlb haad hai #PakvsNz
— Nimra Afzaal (@Nimraafzaal2) December 18, 2020
@iamamirofficial : please withdraw your retirement. And returned to international cricket. We have to see you playing in Pakistan cricket team once again#AmirTakeRetirementBack #PAKvNZ pic.twitter.com/s6SGB06BkD
— Gumnam Tv (@Muhamma50584573) December 18, 2020
On the other hand, Pakistan missed the services of Mohammad Amir who announced his retirement yesterday from International cricket. At least till this management, in result NZ wrapped up Pakistan in first T20I.
Because of the fact that Amir has played a very vital role in every match in last few overs. Today Pakistan missed those 2 overs from him that could have proved handy for Pakistan.