Pakistan vs New Zealand 2nd T20 Match Prediction

Pakistan Cricket Logo
Pakistan
154/4 in 19.4
7.83
New Zealand Cricket Logo
New Zealand
153/7 in 20.0
7.65
Nov 02, 201816:00
Dubai International Cricket Stadium - Dubai, UAE
Finished
Pakistan won by 6 wkts

Our Prediction

New Zealand To Win the Match, 2.40
Read our quick thoughts
  • After having played a match in the series, the Kiwis will be better acquainted with the conditions in the second encounter.
  • Bowlers did a good job in restricting Pakistan to a chase-able score in the opening match
  • Bowling to Colin Munro, Kane Williamson, and Ross Taylor could be tough for a relatively inexperienced Pakistani attack
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PAK
100.0%
NZ
0.0%
  • Tournament: Pakistan vs New Zealand 2018
  • Date: Nov 02, 2018
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium , Dubai, UAE
  • Time: 16:00

Key Stats

  • Toss: New Zealand (Batting)
  • Man of the Match: Shaheen Afridi

Pakistan

BatsmanRB4s6sSR
Babar Azam 40 41 4 0 97.56
Asif Ali 38 34 1 2 111.76
F Zaman 24 15 3 1 160.00
Mohammad Hafeez 34 21 1 2 161.90
Shoaib Malik 10 7 0 1 142.86
BowlerOMRWECO
Ish Sodhi 4.0 0 39 0 9.75
Colin Munro 3.0 0 22 1 7.33
Adam Milne 2.4 0 25 2 9.38
Ajaz Patel 2.0 0 18 0 9.00
Colin de Grandhomme 4.0 0 21 0 5.25
TG Southee 4.0 0 26 1 6.50

New Zealand

BatsmanRB4s6sSR
Colin Munro 44 28 4 2 157.14
Tim Seifert 11 7 1 1 157.14
Ross Taylor 3 7 0 0 42.86
Glenn Phillips 5 12 0 0 41.67
Colin de Grandhomme 4 8 0 0 50.00
KS Williamson 37 34 2 0 108.82
Corey Anderson 44 25 4 2 176.00
TG Southee 0 1 0 0 0.00
BowlerOMRWECO
Hasan Ali 3.0 0 43 0 14.33
Faheem Ashraf 3.0 0 27 0 9.00
SI Wasim 4.0 0 25 1 6.25
Shadab Khan 4.0 0 24 0 6.00
Mohammad Hafeez 2.0 0 12 1 6.00
Shaheen Afridi 4.0 0 20 3 5.00

About the Match

Match Preview

Pakistan

Despite putting up a below-par total in the opening encounter of the series, the way Pakistani bowlers pulled back the game was a commendable effort.

Babar Azam had been carrying them single-handedly in almost every game, but his failure allowed Pakistan to test rest of their batting strength. After the scores of 68, 45, and 50 in his last three games, his failure was a surprise for everyone. Asif Ali, Mohammad Hafeez, and Sarfraz Ahmed then chipped in with useful contributions to lay a solid foundation for a win.

For Pakistan, it was their bowling which really turned it around for them. After the Kiwis got off to a flying start, Hassan Ali set them back with three crucial wickets after Imad Wasim and Shadab Khan built pressure on the Kiwi batsmen. Spinners have done a fantastic job for Pakistan and they will once again present a big challenge for the Kiwis.

Pakistan Starting Lineup

Babar Azam, F Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Asif Ali, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed, Faheem Ashraf, SI Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi.

New Zealand

New Zealand fared pretty well considering the fact that they were coming out of a seven-month break from international cricket. Having said that, there were a lot of missing pieces in the puzzle which they'll be looking to solve in the upcoming game. They missed an opportunity to start on a high note in the first game but will take confidence from the way things panned out for them and will be ruing the missed opportunity.

While New Zealand's top-order batting fared pretty well barring Kane Williamson's rare failure, they'd love to improve their game-plan in the middle overs. They appeared clueless against Pakistani spinners with their best player of spin back in the hut. Kane Williamson will have a lot of work to do for Kiwis to make an impact in the next match. The visitors will draw confidence from the knocks of Taylor and Munro who single-handedly pushed New Zealand to the brink of a victory.

Their bowling and fielding were up to the high standard set by them and almost everyone including Adam Milne, Ish Sodhi, Ajaz Patel, and Colin de Grandhomme found success with the ball. Although Southee went wicketless, he bowled well until the last over where he was carted for runs.

New Zealand Starting Lineup

Colin Munro, GD Phillips, KS Williamson, Colin de Grandhomme, Ross Taylor, Corey Anderson, Tim Seifert, TG Southee, Adam Milne, IS Sodhi, Ajaz Patel.

Toss Prediction

All of the last four matches here have won by the team batting first. We expect the captain winning the toss to bat first.

Pitch and Conditions

It was a tricky surface to bat on in the last match and we can expect something similar in the upcoming match as well. Batting against the new ball will be the best time and anything over 160 will need some effort to chase down.

Our Prediction

Despite being out of the game for a long time, New Zealand certainly gave Pakistan a run for their money. For New Zealand's prospects to prosper, they'd need Kane Williamson to bat for a lot longer than he did in the opening encounter. New Zealand will have a huge task to overcome the spin challenge and considering the form of Munro and Taylor coupled with the experience of Williamson, we believe they'll learn from their mistakes and level the series with a win in the upcoming encounter.

Our Prediction

New Zealand To Win the Match, 2.40
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Which team will win?

Pakistan50.3% (193)
New Zealand49.7% (191)
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Comments

NZ win
NZ win macth
2018-11-01 20:50:04
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NZ win
Yes win nz
2018-11-01 20:51:09
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Y
2018-11-02 05:50:04
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Yasir
Pak will win
2018-11-02 07:22:50
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gowthu
Who is today match won
2018-11-02 08:26:27
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Johir khan
How much 1st innings score ???
2018-11-02 08:28:53
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Vamsi
New zeland win
2018-11-02 11:55:20
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Jony
2018-11-02 13:05:34
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Dinash
Newgilnd win
2018-11-02 13:11:36
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Ahasan
Fast bading just run
2018-11-02 13:35:13
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