After losing the One Day International (ODI) series 5-0 and following the defeat in the first T20 of the three match series, Pakistan Cricket Team was finally able to register its first victory during the New Zealand tour.
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Cricket fans in Pakistan could hardly believe their eyes and hence, were quick to turn to Twitter to celebrate the development. Here is what they had to say!
Just before the match began, fans had little or no hope from the openers!
Team management is considering another opening combination change for 2nd T20 #PAKvNZ pic.twitter.com/KpDvRIJ6Vv
— Hammad Durrani (@Dewtter) January 22, 2018
Pakistan have lost their first 5 batsmen within the first 100 runs throughout the series. So, it was literally nostalgic to see them bat the way they did.
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Seeing Pakistan bat like this after ages. #PAKvNZ pic.twitter.com/gsBl1VONbp
— Parhlo (@parhlo) January 25, 2018
Fakhar Zaman was the star of the show whose quick-fire half century provided a healthy platform to the middle order so that they could push to post a huge total.
#PAKvNZ: #FakharZaman smashes brilliant fifty in 2nd T20I@FakharZamanLive #DunyaNews @TheRealPCB #DunyaUpdates: https://t.co/qBAHO8VpEO pic.twitter.com/5QVJegmgfo
— Dunya News (@DunyaNews) January 25, 2018
Splendid innings by Fakhar Zaman #PakvNZ #PakvsNZ pic.twitter.com/8lvyaTojdr
— SF (@S_M_Sufian) January 25, 2018
Pakistan's only Win against India in last 3 Years, @FakharZamanLive was the Man of the Match.#Pakistan's only Victory against New Zealand in last 3 Years, Fakhar Zaman is the Man of the Match.#PAKvNZ #PAKvIND #NZvPAK #PAKvsNZ
— Abdullah (@SaidByAbdullah_) January 25, 2018
Still, some people weren’t happy with Fakhar’s partner, Ahmed Shehzad scoring runs!
This guy made 44 runs..
Now Pakistan will have to tolerate him for year..#PAKvsNZ #PAKvNZ pic.twitter.com/CZqL7Pn7gm
— محترم وقاص امجد (@Waqas_amjad) January 25, 2018
People were surprised when Sarfaraz decided to come up the order!
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Sarfraz bats at 4, Pakistan win. pic.twitter.com/ZBOjBI7rF9
— Hassan Cheema (@mediagag) January 25, 2018
Zainab had a point to make after Sarfaraz batted well to lead the boys in green from the fornt!
Best we have seen of Sarfraz…at 4. #nzvpak
— zainab abbas (@ZAbbasOfficial) January 25, 2018
Harris Sohail was brilliant when Pakistan came out to bat!
Stunner from Harris Sohail to dismiss Williamson on duck. Team green heading towards first victory on tour?#PakvsNz #NZvPAK pic.twitter.com/fQ0E1lfxgX
— umair saleemi عمیر سلیمی (@umair_saleemi) January 25, 2018
3rd wicket down this time run out by Harris sohail.. Bruce out.. #NZvPAK pic.twitter.com/eXTHTbVaHu
— Qamar🇵🇰 (@Qamar_Says) January 25, 2018
This is when your favorite cricket and football teams win on the same day.
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A lot is riding for the Pakistan Cricket Team on their next game on Sunday!