New Zealand taken aback by Shadab Khan’s promotion

Pakistan, who played a game just yesterday, looked in relatively better control during batting, bowling and fielding in their clash against New Zealand. They also managed to surprise the Kiwis by promoting Shadab Khan, who slammed a quickfire 34 to make a manageable run-chase further easier. Haider Ali came down the order and finished off with a four and a six.

New Zealand play Bangladesh tomorrow before meeting Pakistan again on October 11.

Brief Scores: New Zealand 147/8 in 20 overs (Conway 36; Haris Rauf 3-28) lost to Pakistan 148/4 in 18.2 overs (Babar Azam 79*; Blair Ticker 2-42) by six wickets