Pakistan vs New Zealand: A Match Dominated by Spin | Pakistan vs New Zealand 2022.
The most surprising aspect of Pakistan’s 76/10 defeat to New Zealand was the fact that they failed to hit a single six in their innings. In fact, it was the first completed T20I innings in New Zealand without a single six in 77 games.
Let’s start at the very beginning
The Pakistan vs New Zealand 2022 t20 game will be held in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, January 27th at 8:00 PM. The teams are both coming off a very successful 2019 with Pakistan winning the World T20 in 2020 and New Zealand winning the ICC Cricket World Cup. Pakistan is currently ranked 3rd in the world for T20s and has won 16 of their last 18 games; while NZ is ranked 7th and has won 5 of their last 6.
There were four significant moments that changed the game Pakistan vs New Zealand 2022
Pakistan started the game off with a bang and it looked like they were going to make a comeback. However, Pakistan couldn’t score a single six in their innings summed up the dominance of New Zealand’s spinners. It was the first completed T20I innings in New Zealand without a single six in 77 games.
The key bowler for New Zealand proved to be Trent Boult
Boult’s ability to take wickets in the middle overs proved to be a decisive factor in Pakistan’s downfall. He picked up four wickets, conceding just 29 runs from his 10 overs, while his strike rate was an economical 6.6. Boult bowled out of the back of his hand and did not rely on pace or bounce – he spun it more than he swung it.
The good and bad about Isuru Udana
Isuru Udana has been one of the most consistent and reliable batsman in Sri Lankan cricket in recent years. He is also a valuable member of their team, playing as both an opener and a middle-order batsman. The only downside to his game is his lack of power shots, which means he can struggle against some spinners and slower bowlers.
Mohammad Nawaz came into this match on the back of a record-breaking spell from last year
Pakistan’s Mohammad Nawaz came into the match on the back of a record-breaking spell from last year, when he took six wickets for 13 runs against Ireland. The 20-year old left-arm spinner had been picked ahead of his more experienced team mate Mohammad Amir.
Pakistan did not take wickets cheaply but they missed some chances too
Pakistan’s inability to score sixes was a significant factor in their downfall. They didn’t take wickets cheaply, but they missed some chances too.
If it weren’t for Trent Boult, Kiwis could have been chasing 230+
Pakistan had a horror start to their innings as Martin Guptill was dismissed early, but they were boosted by the late blitz from Babar Azam. That Pakistan couldn’t score a single six in their innings summed up the dominance of New Zealand’s spinners. Finn Allen, who was picked ahead of Martin Guptill once again, alone hit six sixes during his 42-ball 51 not out.
Babar Azam reached 50 as well but other batsmen did not produce enough runs with him
Babar Azam, who reached 50 as well but other batsmen did not produce enough runs with him, was the only Pakistan batsman to make an impact. The Kiwis’ spinners were simply too good for their lineup.
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There are positives and negatives we need to discuss but nothing dramatic happened here
The match was very disappointing for Pakistan, as the team were completely dominated by spin and couldn’t find a single six. All of their batsmen seemed to struggle against the lack of pace, with only Faheem Ashraf managing to score a fifty. Pakistan’s bowlers also didn’t fare any better and could only manage to pick up one wicket from their ten overs. The most impressive bowling performance came from Matt Henry who picked up four wickets in his four overs.
The chase started off well with Brendon McCullum contributing 34 runs
New Zealand’s chase started off well with Brendon McCullum contributing 34 runs, but it quickly fell apart as Pakistan kept taking wickets. With only one more batsman left to bat, the game was over and Pakistan had won.
Shadab Khan took two important wickets but like I said above; New Zealand never looked like losing here today
Pakistan, on the other hand, never really looked like threatening to take the game away from a dominant New Zealand. Shadab Khan took two important wickets but like I said above; Pakistan never really looked like threatening to take the game away from a dominant New Zealand.
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