The New Zealand vs Pakistan T20I series has gone in favour of New Zealand after losing the first three games. The New Zealand team was comfortably on the better side of all the games they played against the men in green. The Pakistan team led by Shaheen Afridi failed to deliver with both bat and ball against a strong New Zealand T20I side filled with powerful and explosive batters and world-class bowlers. All three matches saw the Kiwis put up a big total on the board and the Pakistan batters failing to chase those totals down. The Pakistan side has two games just to prove themselves as one of the top teams in international cricket.
Despite the disappointing performances from the Pakistan players there is one batter who was looking good throughout the series so far. It is none other than Pakistan’s former skipper and star batter Babar Azam, who has proved to be the only lone warrior in the Pakistan batting lineup. With 3 consecutive half-centuries in the series, he is the top run scorer for the team with 181 runs from 3 innings with an average of 60.33. Even though these innings were featured in losses, we cannot forget the contribution of the 29-year-old star who has tried his best to keep the innings together.
Babar’s six that caused some damage
Babar still looked good in the 3rd T20I as well scoring 58 from 37 deliveries at a strike rate of 156.76 which included 8 fours and a six that almost injured a spectator in the crowd. Matt Henry was bowling the 13th over, where in the 4th he was pulled over deep square leg for a six by the former Pakistan captain. The spectator was just walking towards his seat till he saw the ball coming his way and the people were trying to think whether he was trying to get out of the way or try to catch the ball.
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This was a moment where everyone had their hearts in their mouth and even the reaction of Babar Azam was priceless. The batter could only put his hand on his head and give a worried look. This shows that cricket can also be a dangerous game for the spectators as well, where you never know when the ball will come to you in the stands. We hope the spectator is alright after taking that fall which could easily given him a serious injury. These are moments where a spectator might need helmets while watching the game as well.