On Friday New Zealand trampled Pakistan by 95 runs in Twenty20’s in Wellington.

Corey Anderson beat his personal record by whacking an 82 not out with two wickets returning from injury and missing the first half of the New Zealand summer.

In the end, the series went 2-1 in favor of New Zealand with a 196 and concluding with 101 in the 17th over.

Anderson was supported by Grant Elliot taking three for seven and Adam Milne three for eight, in addition to his two for seventeen, Pakistan fell at the face of this unstoppable effort.

Anderson was a little rusty at first. At the end of the 11th over, he had 15 off 10 and his team had lost two senior batsmen. At the end of the 15th over at 36 off 23 Anderson had enough and in the last five overs he whacked 46 runs with his innings including four sixes and six fours.

He went on to capture Ahmed Shehzad for eight and Shoaib Malik for 14, before suffering a cramp that saw him out of the field

Martin Guptil and Williamson were also impressive putting 57 in six overs.

On Pakistan’s side Sarfraz Ahmed and Malik were the only batsmen to reach double figures. Elliot and Milne were simply too much for the Pakistani’s in the daunting run chase.

Wahab Riaz was the most successful of the Pakistani bowlers with two for 43.

New Zealand and Pakistan will meet again for three one-day internationals in Wellington and will play their first game on Monday.

 

 

 

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