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Babar Azam gives epic reaction to Williamson’s six



New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson continued his rich vein of form with the bat in the ongoing home series against Pakistan. The star cricketer stunned the cricket fraternity by scoring a blistering 251 against West Indies. He once again put on a show against the Green Shirts in the ongoing T20I series.

During the second match, the right-handed batsman smashed a half-century with the help of 8 fours and a six. However, the highlight of the match was the shot with which he played off Haris’ bowling. During the fifth ball of the 13th over, the New Zealand captain played a stylish uppercut shot that travelled a long way behind and sailed over the ropes.

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Kane’s terrific shot took the commentators, fans, and Babar Azam by surprise. Pakistan star cricketer wouldn’t have expected Kane to play that sort of shot and as the 30-year-old stalwart played the shot, the cameras were panned into Babar Azam who gave an epic reaction.

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Talking about the match, Pakistan won the toss and opted to bat first. The visitors posted 163/6 in 20 overs. Mohammad Hafeez scored an unbeaten 99 off 57 balls including 10 fours and 5 sixes. Tim Southee was the pick of the bowlers as he accounted for 4 dismissals.



In reply, the hosts chased down the target in 19.2 overs and won by 9 wickets to seal the T20I series by 2-0. New Zealand wicket-keeper batsman Tim Seifert top-scored for the hosts with an impressive 84 off 63 balls including 8 fours and 3 sixes. The third and final T20I will be played at McLean Park in Napier on December 22. The visitors have a mountain to climb to confront the hosts in the dead rubber.

Tim Southee was named the man of the match for his outstanding bowling performance. He registered 4/21 in his quota of 4 overs. Jimmy Neesham and Ish Sodhi picked up a wicket apiece.

“You try to shift your focus. It was an emotional ten days. You try to play the role as well as you can, the boys have been playing so beautifully. We know how strong this Pakistan team is. Really satisfying to get across the line. Fantastic innings by Seifert there, a really good effort with the ball. It was a good surface, there was something for the bowlers and you could build partnerships.

We were chasing a par total and a couple of wickets would have made it more difficult for us. Seifert was banging it around and took the pressure off. We know the quality of their attack and it’s never certain over. They pulled it back and made the game a lot tighter. We’ll look to improve in the next game adapt to the conditions we get in Napier,” Kiwi skipper said at the post-match presentation.

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