Loki Ferguson injured in New Zealand injury He has been ruled out of the T20 World Cup squad due to a calf injury. Adam Milne has been included in the New Zealand squad instead. It takes about three to four weeks for the injury to heal. (lockie ferguson injured out)
Meanwhile, Pakistan have set a target of 135 against New Zealand in the T20 World Cup Super 12. Batting first, New Zealand lost eight wickets for 134 runs in the allotted 20 overs. The Kiwis’ top scorers were Daryl Mitchell and Devon Conway with 27 runs each. Harris Rauf took 4 wickets for Pakistan.
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The Pakistani bowlers, who bowled brilliantly from the first ball, did not allow New Zealand to score free at any stage. In the sixth over, Guptill (17) returned with 36 runs on the scoreboard. The Kiwis opener returned with a plaid on the ball from Harris Rauf. Fellow opener Daryl Mitchell (27) was also dismissed in the 9th over. Fakhar Zaman was caught by Imad Wasim while trying to hit sixes in a row. James Neesham (1), who was promoted in the batting order, was quickly dismissed. Neesham was handed over to Muhammad Hafeez Fakhar Zaman.
The scoreboard began to move when Devon Conway arrived with Kane Williamson, who had a hard time raising the score in the middle overs. They put on 34 runs for the fourth wicket. Williamson (25) was run out in the 14th over. In the 18th over, Harris Rauf Babur bowled Devon Conway to Assam. Glenn Phillips (13) returned in the same over. Philips was handed over to Hassan Ali. Hafeez was caught by Tim Seafert (8) in the 19th over by Shaheen Afridi. Mitchell Santner (6) was clean bowled in the last ball of the last over by Harris Rauf.
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