The first T20 half century by Corey Anderson came out in a match that also turned out to be the last match of Afriid’s innings. In 42 balls, 82 runs were smashed brilliantly. Kiwis got to a total of 196 which is also the seventh highest T20 total. Pakistanis had been the victims of this after being punished by Guptil and Williamson in the first two matches.
Anderson did not make much runs in the first two games. The 2016 is surely going to bring him with some form for New Zealand this year. Anderson had to fight today, he had been in danger of getting dropped if he made another duck in the T20 matches. Today was the day of Anderson. The left hander will not forget this quick half century. Pakistani fans got disappointed by his demolishing knock today.
Pakistani bowlders did well to slow down the scoring rate of New Zealand. Guptil became a victim early today. Pakistani bowlers did well to stop Captain Williamson to score high today. Ross taylor got retired hurt. Afridi was the most successful bowler of Pakistan today again in terms of runs. He gave only 27 runs today for his one wicket.
Wahab Riaz took 2 wickets but was not able to take the wicket of Anderson. Anwar Ali proved to be a bad change for Paksitan as well. Maybe Umar Gul would have performed better against Corey.
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Now Pakistan will progress to ODI series in the Wellington for the first ODi. Corey has come back to form. The smahing left hander is expected to provide something extra ordinary again in the ODI series. Lets see if Pakistan could win the ODIs or not, Afridi will not be a part of course in the squad but Corey will definitely be a part of New Zealand squad.