The hosts New Zealand have taken the unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match home T20I series against Pakistan after winning the second game of this series by 9 wickets at Seddon Park (Hamilton).
After winning the toss, the visitors Pakistan scored 163/6 (20 overs) in the first innings. In reply, the hosts Blackcaps chased down that target in 19.2 overs after losing only one wicket.
Brief Scores: Pakistan – 163/6 in 20 overs (Mohammad Hafeez 99*, Mohammad Rizwan 22; Tim Southee 4/21)
New Zealand – 164/1 in 19.2 overs (Tim Seifert 84*, Kane Williamson 57*; Faheem Ashraf 1/19)
The Result – New Zealand won by 9 wickets
New Zealand vs Pakistan, 2nd T20I: Stats Review
i) The hosts New Zealand won this match by 9 wickets. It was their second largest T20I victory (by wickets) against Pakistan. Their largest record was winning by 10 wickets at Hamilton on 17th January 2016.
Tim Southee – 3rd best T20I bowling figures for New Zealand against Men in Green
i) The right-arm pacer Tim Southee had the bowling figures of 4-0-21-4. It was the third best T20I bowling figures for New Zealand against Pakistan. The top two records in this list are 4-1-18-5 by Tim Southee (at Auckland on 26th December 2010) and 4-0-16-4 by Nathan McCullum (at Hamilton on 28th December 2010).
– 200 T20 wickets
i) Tim Southee has taken 202 T20 wickets. After off-spinner Jeetan Patel (240 wickets) and left-arm pacer Mitchell McClenaghan (229 wickets), Southee became the third New Zealand bowler to claim 200 T20 wickets.
– 1st bowler to claim 50 T20I wickets at home
i) Tim Southee has taken 51 T20I wickets at home. He became the first bowler to claim 50 T20I wickets at home.
– most T20I wickets against Pakistan
i) After this match, Tim Southee has picked up 21 T20I wickets against Pakistan. Surpassing Thisara Perera (Sri Lanka/ICC World XI), who has taken 18 T20I wickets against Pakistan, Southee became the most T20I wicket-taker against Pakistan.
Kane Williamson – most 50+ scores as a T20I captain
i) New Zealand captain Kane Williamson scored his 10th T20I half-century as a captain. Surpassing English captain Eoin Morgan (9 times) and Indian captain Virat Kohli (9 times), Williamson became the T20I captain with most 50+ scores.
– most T20I run-scorer as a captain
i) Kane Williamson has scored 1300 T20I runs as a captain. Surpassing English captain Eoin Morgan (1289 runs), Williamson became the most T20I run-scorer as a captain.
Tim Seifert – New Zealand wicket-keeper batsman scored 84 not out
i) Opener and wicket-keeper batsman Tim Seifert scored 84 not out.
- It is the highest individual T20I score for a wicket-keeper batsman against Pakistan. The previous record was 64* by former Sri Lankan wicket-keeper batsman Kumar Sangakkara at Lord’s on 21st June 2009.
- It was the second highest individual T20I score for a New Zealand batsman against Pakistan. The record is 87 not out by Martin Guptill at Hamilton on 17th January 2016.
Mohammad Hafeez – 99 not out
i) Experienced cricketer Mohammad Hafeez scored 99 not out.
- Mohammad Hafeez became the fourth batsman in T20I history to score 99 runs. Meanwhile, he became the third batsman in T20I history to remain not out on 99 runs.
|Alex Hales (England)||99||West Indies||Nottingham||24th June 2012|
|Luke Wright (England)||99*||Afghanistan||Colombo (RPS)||21st September 2012|
|Dawid Malan (England)||99*||South Africa||Cape Town||1st December 2020|
|Mohammad Hafeez (Pakistan)||99*||New Zealand||Hamilton||20th December 2020|
- It was the second highest individual T20I score for a Pakistan batsman. The record is 111* by Ahmed Shahzad against Bangladesh at Dhaka on 30th March 2014.
– broke Virat Kohli’s record
i) Mohammad Hafeez has scored 1209 T20I runs at away venues (only home venues of oppositions). Surpassing Indian cricketer Virat Kohli (1193 runs), Hafeez became the leading T20I run-scorer at away venues.
– most T20I runs against New Zealand
i) Mohammad Hafeez has scored 511 T20I runs against New Zealand. Surpassing English cricketer Eoin Morgan (424 runs), Hafeez became the leading T20I run-scorer against New Zealand.