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Live Score New Zealand 171/0 after 17.4 Overs: That is it. New Zealand maul Pakistan by 10 wickets.Terrific performance by Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill as they notch the highest partnership for any wicket in T20Is. Williamson and Guptill finish unbeaten on 72 and 87 respectively. With this win Kiwis level the series 1-1 with one match to go. You can watch the full video highlights of the match here.
Live Score New Zealand 165/0 after 17 Overs: Nothing going Pakistan’s way. New Zealand just a big hit away from an impressive win here. Need just four runs now. Willaimson 71 is unbeaten on while Guptill is batting on 82. Also Catch- Pak vs Nz 2nd T20 Live Score & ball by ball commentary
Live Score New Zealand 148/0 after 16 Overs: Shoaib Malik comes into the attack for the first time. He almost created a chance but dropped it off his own bowling. New Zealand need 21 runs in 24 balls.
Live Score New Zealand 141/0 after 15 Overs: Martin Guptill is toying with Pakistan attack, especially Shahid Afridi. He smashes him for two sixes and then Kane Williamson hits him for a four as well. Total of 18 runs from this over. The partnership is now worth 141 so far. New Zealand need just 28 more runs to win from 30 balls.This has to be New Zealand’s game. Also Catch- PAK vs NZ 2nd T20 Free Live Streaming for Indian viewers as well
Live Score New Zealand 115/0 after 13 Overs: That is half-century up for Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill reaches the milestone after him as well. This is 5th T20 fifty for Williamson while Guptill goes past his 9th T20 fifty. New Zealand now need 54 off 42 balls.
Live Score New Zealand 100/0 after 12 Overs: That is hundred up for New Zealand. This has been a brilliant batting effort by Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill. These two are keeping Pakistan bowlers at bay.
Live Score New Zealand 91/0 after 11 Overs: Bit drama out there. Umar Gul and Sarfraz Ahmed thought they had their man. There was a sound as well. Looking to go down the leg, the ball hits Williamson’s thigh pad and that is where the sound came from. Good job by umpire, he picked it up in one go.
Live Score New Zealand 82/0 after 10 Overs: Halfway through and New Zealand maintain the upper hand in this run chase. They have all ten wickets intact and no doubt are favourites to win from here on. Imad Wasim finishes his third over, just four from it.
Live Score New Zealand 78/0 after 9 Overs: Both Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill not only banking on boundaries but are running well between the wickets. New Zealand scoring well eight runs per over.
Live Score New Zealand 72/0 after 8 Overs: After expensive first over, Imad Wasim is back into the attack. Bit better this time round, gives away six runs from this over. New Zealand need 97 more runs to win from 12 overs at a required rate of 8.08 runs per over.
Live Score New Zealand 66/0 after 7 Overs: Change in bowling as Wahab Riaz comes into the attack. He strats off nicely but concedes a boundary on the last ball and that makes it seven runs from his first over. Wickets is what Pakistan need otherwise, New Zealand are well on course.
Live Score New Zealand 59/0 after 6 Overs: New Zealand running away with the show here. Pakistan need to put breaks on the scoring rate. Both the openers have moved quickly into twenties. Pakistan desperately in search of a breakthrough here. Shahid Afridi has used four bowlers so far.
Live Score New Zealand 53/0 after 5 Overs: Mohammad Amir comes back to bowl his second over, but concedes 17 runs from it, including four leg byes as well. Not an impressive bowling by the left-armer. Pakistan at the same stage were 30/1.
Live Score New Zealand 36/0 after 4 Overs: Shahid Afridi brings himself into the attack. He bowls a good over after conceding a boundary on the very first ball. Just five from it, good comeback. New Zealand need 133 more runs to win from 16 overs.
Live Score New Zealand 31/0 after 3 Overs: This is a good little start for New Zealand. Both the openers have already scored boundaries. Kane Williamson smashes Imad Wasim for three fours in an over. BPakistan under bit of pressure here, need an early wicket.
Live Score New Zealand 0/0 after 1 Over: Umar Gul starts proceedings for Pakistan and for New Zealand it is the pair of Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson. Expensive first over from Gul, concedes ten from it.
Live Score Pakistan 168/7 after 20 Overs: So that is it, Pakistan finish with a decent total on board once again. Umar Akmal did the bulk of scoring as he finishes unbeaten on 56 off 27 balls. Adam Milne bowled a good tight last over, he conceded just seven from it and inflicted a run out as well. Sarfraz Ahmed it was. S Ahmed run out 1(2).
Live Score Pakistan 161/6 after 19 Overs: That is half-century up for Umar Akmal. He gets to it in 22 balls. He has been in superb touch today and has scored against Mitchell McClenaghan as well. Out! Imad Wasim looking to over fine leg, gets the top edge and Adam Milne takes a wonderful catch. I Wasim c A Milne b M McClenaghan 8(4).
Shahid Afridi Out! And he departs in quick time as well. Just after hitting a six over cover, Afridi hits the second one in the air only for Kane Williamson to catch near mid-off. Could not the connect it properly. S Afridi c K Williamson b A Milne 7(3).
Shoaib Malik Out! Mitchell McClenaghan strikes. He has been rewarded for his superb bowling. Malik drags it onto the stumps while looking to run it down the third man.It was bowled full by McClenaghan, almost a yorker outside off-stump. S Malik b M McClenaghan 39(30). It is Boom Boom time now!!!
Live Score Pakistan 127/3 after 16 Overs: Both Shoaib Malik and Umar Akmal looking to up the ante. Akmal is not shying away from showing his hitting capabilities. The partnership between Malik and Akmal is now worth 60 off 29 balls.
Live Score Pakistan 116/3 after 15 Overs: Five more overs to go and Pakistan all set to go past 150-run mark or even more. New Zealand bowlers need to back themselves up and try to restrict Pakistan. One thing Shoaib Malik and Umar Akmal have done well besides scoring boundaries is they are rotating the strike. Malik is batting on 36 while Akmal is on 24.
Live Score Pakistan 91/2 after 11 Overs: Brilliant stuff from Umar Akmal, smashes Mitchell Santer for back to back sixes. Some superb shots. He is surely a treat to watch when in his own flow. Akmal needs to get his head down and try to stay their till the end.
Sohaib Maqsood Out! Gone! He was not looking in good touch at all. Struggled through out. Looking to clear the long-off, could not connect properly and ends up ballooning the ball high in the air. Santer takes a fine catch couple of steps forward at long-off. Maqsood c Mitchell Santner b Elliott 18(23)
Live Score Pakistan 67/2 after 11 Overs: Halfway past and Pakistan are scoring close to six runs per over. There is a forecast for rain later but for now it looks bit sunny. Maqsood has been on slower side, he needs to accelerate sooner than late. At least he should try to rotate the strike.
Live Score Pakistan 53/2 after 9 Overs: That is half-century up for Pakistan. Bit late this time than in last match.But Pakistan have the firepower to accelerate any time. For now New Zealand bowlers keeping it tight.
Live Score Pakistan 49/2 after 8 Overs: Shoaib Malik is the new man in. Tod Astle has been brought into the attack. Starts off nicely but concedes a huge six and a four. Maqsood was the batsman on both the occasions. There was turn for him but to no effect. He concedes 13 runs from his first over.
Mohammad Hafeez Out! There you go, runs dried up and Hafeez looking for a release shot perishes. That was pitched short by Mitchell Santner. Hafeez goes the pull, but ends up hitting it straight to at deep mid-wicket. M Hafeez c Todd Astle b Mitchell Santner 19(23). After seven overs Pakistan are 36 for two.
Live Score Pakistan 34/1 after 6 Overs: End of another economical over from Corey Anderson. He has now given away just 12 runs from his three overs and has picked a wicket as well. Runs have dried up a bit here for Pakistan.
Live Score Pakistan 30/1 after 5 Overs: Sohaib Maqsood is the new batsman in, he is under bit of pressure after failing to score in the opening game. Good tight first over by Mitchell McClenaghan, gives away just one run. He kept it tight throughout. That is why he was missed in first T20.
Ahmed Shehzad Out! Gone! New Zealand scalp first wicket here. Shehzad looking to play it on the on-side, spoons it towards mid-off. Kane Williamson moves little from his original position and takes an easy catch. A Shehzad c Williamson b Corey Anderson 9(8)
Live Score Pakistan 22/0 after 3 Overs: This is a good little start for Pakistan, Mohammad Hafeez is leading the charge once again. Both the batsmen have boundaries against their name now.
Live Score Pakistan 11/0 after 1 Over: Good start for Pakistan as Mohammad Hafeeez smashes Mitchell Santner for a six and four. The very first over costs New Zealand 11 runs. Hafeez looks in good touch out there.
TOSS: Pakistan have won the toss and opted to bat. There is a chance of rain later in the evening. As expected New Zealand have brought back Ross Taylor and Mitchell McClenaghan while Pakistan remains unchanged.
Here is a look at Playing XI of both the sides- New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson(c), Colin Munro, Ross Taylor, Corey Anderson, Grant Elliott, Luke Ronchi(w), Mitchell Santner, Todd Astle, Adam Milne, Mitchell McClenaghan.
Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shehzad, Sohaib Maqsood, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi(c), Imad Wasim, Sarfraz Ahmed(w), Wahab Riaz, Umar Gul, Mohammad Amir,