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New Zealand vs Pakistan, 2nd T20I Cricbuzz, Mobilecric or Vcricket livescore New Zealand vs Pakistan, 2nd T20I 03 Wednesday March 2021 025116000000 New Zealand won by 9 wkts Cricinfo Commentary updated on 03 Wednesday March 2021 025116000000 PAK - 163/6 (20) NZ - 164/1 (19.2) Cricinfo Commentary updated on 03 Wednesday March 2021 025116000000 CRR:  8.48 Player of the Match Tim Southee Scorecard Refresh Commentary New Zealand's unbeaten streak this summer continues. They are going from strength to strength. Pakistan, meanwhile, have plenty of issues to address. Shadab Khan and Hafeez bailed their team out of trouble in the first and second games respectively, but the Babar Azam-less batting line-up could post only a moderate score on both occasions. There were plenty of misfields too. Can they come up with a better performance in the dead rubber at Napier? Join us on Tuesday to find that out. Until then, goodbye.. Kane Williamson: You try to shift your focus. It was an emotional ten days. You try to play the role as well as you can, the boys have been playing so beautifully. We know how strong this Pakistan team is. Really satisfying to get across the line. Fantastic innings by Seifert there, a really good effort with the ball. It was a good surface, there was something for the bowlers and you could build partnerships. We were chasing a par total and a couple of wickets would have made it more difficult for us. Seifert was banging it around and took the pressure off. We know the quality of their attack and it's never certain over. They pulled it back and made the game a lot tighter. We'll look to improve in the next game adapt to the conditions we get in Napier Shadab Khan: Tough game for us, powerplay cost us the game. It's not a technique issue, the conditions were a bit difficult. We'll take positives from Hafeez's knock. Hopefully, we do better in the next game. As a senior player and as the captain, I take responsibility. We get boosted by the crowd, hopefully, we can put up a better show in the next game. Tim Southee, Player of the Match - 'The ball was swinging a bit, nice to get the job done tonight. Could hold the shape, put in the right areas and ask questions. We have played a lot of cricket here, a familiar venue for us. A few personnel changes, but we were all excited, but chopping and changing is never easy. They're a quality side, would be disappointed over the results - but we know they will come hard at us.' 22:10 Local Time, 09:10 GMT, 14:40 IST: A stroll in the park for New Zealand. Tim Southee got the ball to swing upfront and the Pakistan top-order had no answers against him. Mohammad Hafeez was the lone warrior in the Pakistan line-up with his 99 and accounted for 61% of his team's total - which was below-par. New Zealand, in reply, got off to a brisk start with Martin Guptill coming out all guns blazing. His wicket didn't hamper the hosts as Seifert started from where he left at the Eden Park. While he kept going after the Pakistan bowlers, captain Williamson was happy to nudge it around and play second fiddle. But in the second half of the partnership, the roles reversed with KW shifting gears. Pakistan bowled a couple of tight overs towards the end, but the result was a foregone conclusion. Hang around for the presentations.... 19.2 Faheem Ashraf to Williamson, FOUR , a drop and it's four! Williamson walks across towards off and heaves this length ball over square leg. Wahab Riaz, a few inches in front of the boundary rope, leaps to his right, but could only get fingertips to it. One bounce and over the ropes. New Zealand win by nine wickets and seal the series with a game to go 19.1 Faheem Ashraf to Williamson, no run, a dot! 136.5kph, fuller than good length wide of off, Williamson dances down the pitch and wafts his bat, misses Well, well, it's come down to the final over. 4 needed. Faheem Ashraf conceded just 2 off his previous over. What can he do now? NZ: 160-1 after 19 overs 18.6 Haris Rauf to Seifert, no run, 138.2kph, bouncer, too short and wide of off, a hopping Seifert can't make contact, not wided 18.5 Haris Rauf to Williamson, 1 run, 141.5kph , Williamson uses the bowler's pace and width to run this length ball down to third man 18.4 Haris Rauf to Seifert, 1 run, 124.3kph, Seifert slaps this length ball to cover for a single 18.3 Haris Rauf to Williamson, 1 run, fuller and wider, steered to the left of third man. A slight fumble but the batsmen decide against the second 18.2 Haris Rauf to Seifert, 1 run, 139.6kph, short ball, Seifert clears his front leg to pull, off the bottom part of the bat and the ball goes to long-on on the bounce 18.1 Haris Rauf to Williamson, 1 run, 136.6kph, good length delivery just outside off, Williamson runs it down to third man Haris Rauf [3.0-0-34-0] is back into the attack NZ: 155-1 after 18 overs 17.6 Faheem Ashraf to Seifert, no run, skiddy short of length ball, Seifert looks to heave and inside-edges it onto his tummy 17.5 Faheem Ashraf to Seifert, no run, short ball wide of off, Seifert hops and throws his arms at it, connects with thin air 17.4 Faheem Ashraf to Williamson, 1 run, 12th T20I fifty for Kane Williamson! Looks to punch this length ball and inside-halves it in front of cover for a quick single. A frustrated (you read that right) KW lifts his bat... 17.3 Faheem Ashraf to Williamson, no run, five dots in a row for the New Zealand captain. Short of length, patted to cover from the crease 17.2 Faheem Ashraf to Williamson, no run, back of a length, dabbed to backward point. Williamson stays on 49... Load More Commentary

New Zealand vs Pakistan, 2nd T20I

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New Zealand won by 9 wkts

Cricinfo Commentary updated on 03 Wednesday March 2021 025116000000

PAK - 163/6 (20)
NZ - 164/1 (19.2)

Cricinfo Commentary updated on 03 Wednesday March 2021 025116000000
CRR:  8.48

Player of the Match

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New Zealand's unbeaten streak this summer continues. They are going from strength to strength. Pakistan, meanwhile, have plenty of issues to address. Shadab Khan and Hafeez bailed their team out of trouble in the first and second games respectively, but the Babar Azam-less batting line-up could post only a moderate score on both occasions. There were plenty of misfields too. Can they come up with a better performance in the dead rubber at Napier? Join us on Tuesday to find that out. Until then, goodbye..

Kane Williamson: You try to shift your focus. It was an emotional ten days. You try to play the role as well as you can, the boys have been playing so beautifully. We know how strong this Pakistan team is. Really satisfying to get across the line. Fantastic innings by Seifert there, a really good effort with the ball. It was a good surface, there was something for the bowlers and you could build partnerships. We were chasing a par total and a couple of wickets would have made it more difficult for us. Seifert was banging it around and took the pressure off. We know the quality of their attack and it's never certain over. They pulled it back and made the game a lot tighter. We'll look to improve in the next game adapt to the conditions we get in Napier

Shadab Khan: Tough game for us, powerplay cost us the game. It's not a technique issue, the conditions were a bit difficult. We'll take positives from Hafeez's knock. Hopefully, we do better in the next game. As a senior player and as the captain, I take responsibility. We get boosted by the crowd, hopefully, we can put up a better show in the next game.

Tim Southee, Player of the Match - 'The ball was swinging a bit, nice to get the job done tonight. Could hold the shape, put in the right areas and ask questions. We have played a lot of cricket here, a familiar venue for us. A few personnel changes, but we were all excited, but chopping and changing is never easy. They're a quality side, would be disappointed over the results - but we know they will come hard at us.'

22:10 Local Time, 09:10 GMT, 14:40 IST: A stroll in the park for New Zealand. Tim Southee got the ball to swing upfront and the Pakistan top-order had no answers against him. Mohammad Hafeez was the lone warrior in the Pakistan line-up with his 99 and accounted for 61% of his team's total - which was below-par. New Zealand, in reply, got off to a brisk start with Martin Guptill coming out all guns blazing. His wicket didn't hamper the hosts as Seifert started from where he left at the Eden Park. While he kept going after the Pakistan bowlers, captain Williamson was happy to nudge it around and play second fiddle. But in the second half of the partnership, the roles reversed with KW shifting gears. Pakistan bowled a couple of tight overs towards the end, but the result was a foregone conclusion. Hang around for the presentations....

19.2 Faheem Ashraf to Williamson, FOUR, a drop and it's four! Williamson walks across towards off and heaves this length ball over square leg. Wahab Riaz, a few inches in front of the boundary rope, leaps to his right, but could only get fingertips to it. One bounce and over the ropes. New Zealand win by nine wickets and seal the series with a game to go

19.1 Faheem Ashraf to Williamson, no run, a dot! 136.5kph, fuller than good length wide of off, Williamson dances down the pitch and wafts his bat, misses

Well, well, it's come down to the final over. 4 needed. Faheem Ashraf conceded just 2 off his previous over. What can he do now?

NZ: 160-1 after 19 overs

18.6 Haris Rauf to Seifert, no run, 138.2kph, bouncer, too short and wide of off, a hopping Seifert can't make contact, not wided

18.5 Haris Rauf to Williamson, 1 run, 141.5kph, Williamson uses the bowler's pace and width to run this length ball down to third man

18.4 Haris Rauf to Seifert, 1 run, 124.3kph, Seifert slaps this length ball to cover for a single

18.3 Haris Rauf to Williamson, 1 run, fuller and wider, steered to the left of third man. A slight fumble but the batsmen decide against the second

18.2 Haris Rauf to Seifert, 1 run, 139.6kph, short ball, Seifert clears his front leg to pull, off the bottom part of the bat and the ball goes to long-on on the bounce

18.1 Haris Rauf to Williamson, 1 run, 136.6kph, good length delivery just outside off, Williamson runs it down to third man

Haris Rauf [3.0-0-34-0] is back into the attack

NZ: 155-1 after 18 overs

17.6 Faheem Ashraf to Seifert, no run, skiddy short of length ball, Seifert looks to heave and inside-edges it onto his tummy

17.5 Faheem Ashraf to Seifert, no run, short ball wide of off, Seifert hops and throws his arms at it, connects with thin air

17.4 Faheem Ashraf to Williamson, 1 run, 12th T20I fifty for Kane Williamson! Looks to punch this length ball and inside-halves it in front of cover for a quick single. A frustrated (you read that right) KW lifts his bat...

17.3 Faheem Ashraf to Williamson, no run, five dots in a row for the New Zealand captain. Short of length, patted to cover from the crease

17.2 Faheem Ashraf to Williamson, no run, back of a length, dabbed to backward point. Williamson stays on 49...