We played poor cricket: Afridi

WELLINGTON - The skipper of Pakistan’s T20 team Shahid Afridi has said that they played poor cricket against the hosts New Zealand in the third T20 and it is not easy to win a match when 4-5 batsmen are back to the pavillion in the first six overs of the innings.

Pakistan were chasing a target of 197 against New Zealand and their top order failed badly, as Muhammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shehzad and Muhammad Rizwan failed to enter the double figures. Sarfraz Ahmed with 41 runs was the only batsman who resisted.

Afridi said that they will consider making some changes in the squad ahead of the Asia Cup T20 Championship and World T20 Championship which will be last event of his career. He had hoped to make his last match in New Zealand memorable by winning.

The skipper also joked that he would like to become commentator after his retirement but he was very serious when it came to bad performance of his bowlers and batsmen who let him down and were beaten by 95 runs in the series decider game.

The New Zealand Captain Kane Williamson said that they were given a tough time by Pakistan, which is one of the best T20 teams and even though the scoreboard suggests that they won easily but they were in enormous pressure during the match.

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