New Delhi. Pakistan cricket team is currently on New Zealand tour. A 5 T20 series is being played between the two countries, the first match of which is being held in Auckland. In this match, New Zealand batted first and from the very beginning the Kiwi batsmen thrashed the Pakistani bowlers. This match also marks the captaincy debut of Shaheen Afridi. However, this debut was not good for him.
New Zealand opener Finn Allen thrashed Shaheen Afridi fiercely. Pakistan’s new T20 captain Shaheen Afridi came to bowl the third over of New Zealand’s innings. Allen scored 24 runs in the first five balls of his over.
On the first ball of Afridi’s over, Allen fired in the air over midwicket. The ball fell straight across the boundary. The same happened with Shaheen’s next 3 balls. Allen hit fours on all three. Afridi had scored 18 runs in his first 4 balls. Let us tell you that Finn Allen was not bought by any team in the auction held for IPL 2024.
Afridi also bowled the fifth ball full length. On this, Allen hit a six over the log. In this way, Allen scored a total of 24 runs in this over of Afridi. However, after this Allen was out. However, Allen had given New Zealand the start it needed. Allen scored 35 runs in just 15 balls at a strike rate of 233. Allen hit 3 fours and 3 sixes.
Shaheen Afridi, however, had a good start. He dismissed New Zealand opener Devon Conway in the very first over of the match. Conway could not even open his account. Shaheen got only one run in the first over. But, in the second over, Finn Allen defeated him tremendously.