UAE thrashes New Zealand to degree T20 sequence 1-1

UAE’s Muhammad Waseem reacts during the second T20 cricket match between the United Arab Emirates and New Zealand at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on August 19, 2023.

UAE’s Muhammad Waseem reacts through the second T20 cricket match between the United Arab Emirates and New Zealand on the Dubai Worldwide Cricket Stadium on August 19, 2023.
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Captain Muhammad Waseem smashed a chancy half-century and led United Arab Emirates to an emphatic win over a scratchy New Zealand to degree their Twenty20 sequence on August 19.

Waseem capitalised on two dropped catches and aced the run chase with a 29-ball 55 as UAE romped to 144-3 for a seven-wicket win with greater than three overs to spare, and top-of-the-line victories in a T20 towards a test-playing nation.

New Zealand’s prime order was strangled by the left-arm spin of Aaayan Afzal Khan, who took 3-20, earlier than Mark Chapman’s preventing 63 off 46 balls lifted the Kiwis to 142-8.

Defending that whole, the New Zealand bowlers bought little assist from their fielders as Kyle Jamiesen dropped a sitter off Waseem contained in the batting powerplay after James Neesham plucked a stunner within the slips to dismiss Aryansh Sharma within the first over.

Waseem smashed three sixes and 4 boundaries and shared two useful stands. He contributed 40 with Vriitya Aravind (25) for the second wicket and 56 with Asif Khan, who went unbeaten on 48.

Waseem holed out to Tim Southee within the eleventh over however Khan ensured the UAE gained when he sealed the end result with two fours and a six towards Southee within the sixteenth over.

New Zealand didn’t achieve any momentum on one other gradual pitch at Dubai Worldwide Stadium as Aayan bowled brilliantly within the powerplay. New Zealand’s ploy to ship Mitchell Santner at No. 3 backfired as Aayan chipped in with two wickets off successive deliveries when he clear bowled Santner and Dane Cleaver.

New Zealand was 38-4 within the seventh over when Aayan had Chad Bowes stumped.

Chapman and Neesham tried to rebuild the innings with a 53-run stand however the UAE didn’t permit the Kiwis to speed up within the demise overs. Chapman was certainly one of solely three batters to get into double figures.

Quick bowler Mohammad Jawadullah braved cramps within the latter half of the New Zealand innings to complete with 2-16.

The third and closing sport is on Sunday. New Zealand rested key T20 gamers for the UAE sequence, and strikes on to England for a limited-overs sequence.

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