Today’s T20 match is expected to be the last match of Shahid Afridi’s career. He said in an interview before that he want to make this match a worth remembering match. He said he along with Amir and Wahab will bowl well in this game to restrict New Zealand. New Zealand also on the other hand was determined to win the T20 with a second consecutive win over Pakistanis.
They started the innings this morning when Shahid Khan Afridi gave them a chance to bat first. Today’s match is special in many ways. It is not only the decisive match but also Shahid Afriid is also near retirement after this match. But the great innings Corey Anderson played will also stand among history if New Zealand wins this series today. Let us review this brilliant innings of Anderson for 82 runs not out.
Anderson played very well for his unbeated 82. Corey came to the crease when NewZealand was not in a position to score near 200 runs in the final match. Anderson did a great job to not only keep his wicket alive but also played a brilliant role in strengthening his team’s position.
Corey started hitting beautifully against Pakistani bowlers and having no problems hitting boundaries and sixes. He completed his half century in just 27 balls. He just remained on the wicket for 35 minutes for his half century. The super innings to today’s match was based on 3 boundaries and 3 sixes.
Corey’s strike rate was better than Guptil and Williamson in innings early today. He scored at a fast paced innings at a strike rate of 185. The team was under 7 runs in the beginning. But Corey did incredible job for bringing the run rate above 9 with his 50 runs.
Newzealand was 143/3 at the moment Corey Anderson completed his T20 half century. The innings was going towards the end. 15.4 overs had already been bowled. That was a brutal performance by Corey which resulted in the total demolishing of Pakistani pace attack.