New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson extolled Pakistan bowlers’ “excellent” efficiency in opposition to them, saying their medical present on the loss of life was of the “highest class”. Pakistan restricted New Zealand to a modest 134 for eight after which romped house in 18.4 overs to win the Group 2 Tremendous 12 contest by 5 wickets for his or her second consecutive victory within the ICC T20 World Cup. Pacer Haris Rauf took 4 for 22, whereas spinners Imad Wasim and Shadab Khan additionally contributed in choking the batsmen within the center overs.
“Sadly, it did not fairly go our method and I suppose if we take a look at the opposition and the way medical they had been on the loss of life and never permitting us to time the ball, they had been the very best class and for us it is making an attempt to take a few of these learnings and transfer ahead,” stated Williamson.
“There’s quite a bit to be taught from these experiences however on the finish of the day, Pakistan had been excellent and so they completed the sport of superbly on it on a really powerful floor”, Kane added.
“Their bowlers had been excellent right now as they had been the opposite night time of their first match (in opposition to India), which we anticipated that to be the case. They continued to ship and so they had been excellent of their efficiency for Pakistan,” he stated.
Pakistan bowlers had been spectacular in opposition to India too on Sunday when pacer Shaheen Afridi rocked the arch-rivals’ high order by dismissing Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul upfront. Williamson, who scored 25 runs earlier than being run out, stated the Sharjah monitor was tough for batting however Pakistan quantity seven batter Asif Ali timed the ball with ease.
“It was a tricky floor to time the ball on and somebody like Shoaib Malik batting by way of and ending off with a few blows. And Asif Ali who got here in and hit the ball superbly, a lot sweeter than anyone else on a tough floor,” he defined.
New Zealand may need misplaced however Williamson had no complaints in regards to the efficiency of the gamers, who he stated fought their coronary heart outs.
“The fellows went out and competed rather well and made a number of good choices alongside the best way and whenever you play these low scoring matches on powerful surfaces, like we did tonight, the sport has very small margins, and sadly, when it counted, a few misses means quite a bit,” Kane concluded.
New Zealand subsequent face India on October 31 and they are going to be with out Lockie Ferguson who pulled out of the event resulting from a calf damage.
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