First ODI between Pakistan and New Zealand, Afridi struck again

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Shahid Afridi hitting six At the start of Match Pakistan lost two early wickets without runs but soon after Shahid Afridi and Kamran Akmal took the charge and taken the score to 101 in just first 15 overs. Overall Afridi scored 70 runs on 50 deliveries and Kamran Akmal remained not out and scored 67 runs out of 43 deliveries.  Khalid Latif scored 64 from 112 balls, this player had replaced shoib Malik in this match and this was his second match.

Akmal’s inning include five boundaries and four valuable sixes. This aggressive style of Playing from Afridi and Akmal make Pakistan to set the target of 287 for the New Zealand. Pakistan lost nine wickets overall.

New Zealand did not been able to chase the set target. Aaron Redmond was the top-scorer from the New Zealand  side who scored just 52 runs in his innings. On other side Afridi took 2 wickets as well while bowling out New Zealand.

Overall team work from Pakistan Cricket Team came with a convincing victory for them. They restricted New Zealand team and not allowed them to score big. This way Pakistan won convincingly by 138 runs.

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