|Pakistan v New Zealand 2014|
||vs|| New Zealand
ScheduleFriday, 5 December 2014 at 16:00 GMT / 16:00 UK / 21:30 IST
VenueDubai International Cricket Stadiuym
Sarfraz Ahmed started off in the limited overs game from where he left in the Test series against Australia, New Zealand and led the Green Shirts to an easy victory against the Black Caps in the opening T20. The visitors scored 135 runs with three wickets in hand in the allotted 20 overs and the hosts attained the target by hammering 3-140 with five deliveries still available. Pakistan leads the two match series at 1-0 and will look forward to clinch the second and final match as well whereas the Kiwis can make a comeback.
Sarfraz Ahmed powered unbeaten 76 off 64 balls with the assistance of 2 lofty sixes and 8 fours, Umar Akmal stood firm at 27 from 14 and Awais Zia contributed 20 runs. Mohammad Hafeez, Haris Sohail, Shahid Afridi and Saad Nasim are capable of producing spicy knocks whereas Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Irfan, Raza Hasan and Anwar Ali bowled as per plans.
Corey Anderson was the top scorer for the Black Caps with 48 runs while Luke Ronchi and Martin Guptill scored 33 and 32. Ross Taylor, Kane Williamson and Anton Devcich are capable of exhibiting sizzling knock whereas their bowlers have to assess the conditions accordingly.
Friday, December 5 @ 16:00 GMT, 20:00 local at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
A perfect weather for the shortest version of the game with the temperatures around 19-29ᵒC.
The winning skipper will prefer to field first.
A smooth track which will be loved most by the batsmen.
Pakistan – Shahid Afridi (C), Sarfraz Ahmed, Awais Zia, Mohammad Hafeez, Haris Sohail, Umar Akmal, Saad Nasim, Anwar Ali, Sohail Tanvir, Raza Hasan, Mohammad Irfan..
New Zealand – Kane Williamson (C), Martin Guptill, Anton Devcich, Ross Taylor, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi, James Neesham, Nathan McCullum, Adam Milne, Matt Henry, Mitchell McClenaghan.
The Green Shirts will most probably make it 2-0.