Today Match Prediction NZ vs PAK, 2nd T20I

A middle over collapse derailed the Kiwi’s chase as they lost the first T20 against Pakistan by 2 runs in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, 31 October. Mohammad Hafeez’s 345 of 34 deliveries and skipper Sarfraz Ahmed’s valiant 34 of 26 deliveries proved enough for Pakistan to tame the visitors.

When: 02nd November, 09:30 PM IST

Where: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Pakistan’s start wasn’t impressive but their middle order efforts and late blitz from Faheem Ashraf and Imad Wasim helped them to get to a reasonable total. New Zealand, on the other hand, had a stable start to their run chase with the opening duo of Glenn Phillips and Colin Munro as the two stitched a 5o runs stand in the first 6 overs before the former got dismissed on the last ball of the field restrictions.

 

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Colin Munro continued his exploits and got his team to a commanding position before getting dismissed on a well made 58. The innings stumbled in the middle overs which saw 3 wickets going down cheaply including the skipper Kane Williamson. Ross Taylor showed some resilience in the middle but his knock of 42 runs was not enough for the Kiwis to get past 148 runs.

Last 5 T20 series results

Pakistan:

Series

Year

Winner

Margin

Pakistan in New Zealand T20I Series

2017/18

Pakistan

2-1 (3)

West Indies in Pakistan T20I Series

2018

Pakistan

3-0 (3)

Pakistan in Scotland T20I Series

2018

Pakistan

2-0 (2)

Zimbabwe Twenty20 Tri-Series (Aus, Pak, Zim)

2018

Pakistan

Pakistan v Australia T20I Series (in UAE)

2018

Pakistan

3-0 (3)

 

New Zealand:

Series

Year

Winner

Margin

South Africa in New Zealand T20I Match

2016/17

South Africa

1-0(1)

New Zealand in India T20I Series

2017/18

India

2-1(3)

West Indies in New Zealand T20I Series

2017/18

New Zealand

2-0 (3)

Pakistan in New Zealand T20I Series

2017/18

Pakistan

2-1 (3)

Trans-Tasman Twenty20 Tri-Series (Aus, Eng, NZ in Australia/New Zealand)

2018

Australia

The Two Squads

New Zealand: Kane Williamson(c), Lockie Ferguson, Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Ross Taylor, Tim Southee, Colin de Grandhomme, Adam Milne, Colin Munro, Seth Rance, Tim Seifert, Corey Anderson, Ish Sodhi, Ajaz Patel.

Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed(c), Waqas Maqsood, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Sahibzada Farhan, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Shaheen Afridi, Fakhar Zaman, Usman Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Hussain Talat.

Key Players

New Zealand: Kane Williamson, Colin de Grandhomme, Glenn Phillips, Adam Milne.

Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez, Imad Wasim, Babar Azam.

 

So, who will win the match between New Zealand and Pakistan, let us dive into the match predictions and betting odds from the match NZ vs PAK?

 

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NZ vs PAK WHO WILL WIN?

  • According to the predictions made by Bet365, odds in favour of Pakistan winning the game are 4/7 while for New Zealand winning the match are 11/8.