New Zealand not only negated the threat of Shaheen Afridi but also managed to score a healthy 42 runs at the cost of just one wicket till the end of the Powerplay. Opening for the very first time in his career, Daryll Mitchell broke the shackles with an almighty loft down the ground off Hasan Ali. Martin Guptill also struck three boundaries after a sedate start, but was knocked over by the sheer pace of Haris Rauf on 17. Just after the fielding restrictions were lifted, Imad Wasim eked out the wicket of Mitchell to leave New Zealand in a spot of bother.
💥 ALL THE WAY! 💥— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) October 26, 2021
Welcome to the attack, Hasan Ali! Daryl Mitchell lofts his first ball high over long on for six! #NewZealand 34-0 after 5 overs. #T20WorldCup
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