PAK vs NZ: Amir, Abrar Stars as Pakistan Stunned New Zealand in 2nd T20I
PAK vs NZ: Amir, Abrar Stars (Getty Images)

PAK vs NZ 2nd T20I: What a comeback for Mohammad Amir, what a dream debut for Abrar Ahmed, and what a day for Pakistani bowlers on the field in the 2nd T20I against New Zealand. Pakistan restrict New Zealand at 90 in the first innings.

Winning the toss, Pakistan again opted to bowl first. It was a partial-clear sky and near-perfect playing conditions, unlike the first T20I which was washed away without a result.

New Zealand got good first and second overs with Tim Seifert taking on Shaheen and Naseem but Shaheen sent him back in his 7th ball of the game. Mohammad Amir was handed the new ball replacing Naseem Shah and he picked up his first ball wicket in his comeback to the international cricket team of Pakistan. A slower one outside off and Robinson couldn’t read it and found his dismissal.

Amir, then, sent Dean Foxcroft back in his second over and it was like a dream spell when you are making such a comeback to the international arena. New Zealand lost three in the powerplay in just 36 runs.

PAK vs NZ: Amir, Abrar Stars as Pakistan Stunned New Zealand in 2nd T20I
Md Amir makes Grand Comeback (Getty Images)

The bowler’s Carnage didn’t stop as the debutant also picked up two wickets in the 9th over of the innings and Pakistan were in the driving seat. Mark Chapman scored 19 runs and that was the highest individual score from the New Zealand side.

Shaheen Afridi dismissed Cole McConchie who is known for big hits but it was not meant to be his night but it was for Afridi. Shadab also picked up a couple of wickets down the order and New Zealand were stunned at just 90 runs in 18.1 overs.

Below is the scorecard of the New Zealand Innings:

PAK vs NZ 2nd T20I Scorecard

New Zealand Innings- 90/10 (18.1 overs)

New Zealand  (20 ovs maximum)

BATTING RB4s6sSR
Tim Seifertc Shadab b Shaheen Shah121011120.00
Tim Robinson c Iftikhar b Mohammad Amir4410100.00
Dean Foxcroft c Babar Azam b Mohammad Amir13141192.85
Mark Chapman c Saim Ayub b Abrar Ahmed191630118.75
James Neesham c Shadab b Abrar Ahmed160016.66
Cole McConchie b Shaheen Shah Afridi15181083.33
Michael Bracewell (c)c Naseem Shah b Shadab4110036.36
Ish Sodhi lbw b Shadab8130061.53
Jacob Duffy not out8101080.00
Ben Sears c Babar Azam b Naseem Shah350060.00
Ben Lister b Shaheen Shah120050.00
PAK vs NZ 2nd T20I
BOWLINGORWECON4s6sWDNB
Shaheen Shah Afridi3.11334.102010
Naseem Shah42716.753100
Mohammad Amir31324.330100
Abrar Ahmed41523.751000
Iftikhar Ahmed1707.001000
Shadab Khan31525.001010
PAK vs NZ 2nd T20I

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Source– PCB Official