A fan jokingly runs away with the ball after Fakhar Zaman’s six falls outside the stadium. In the sixth over, Fakhar Zaman hit Ben Sears for a monster six, which landed outside.
New Zealand defeated Pakistan by 21 runs in the second T20I of the five-match series on Sunday. January 14 at Seddon Park in Hamilton, taking a 2-0 lead in the series. Apart from the thrilling cricket action, a comical scene occurred when a spectator ran away with the ball. After Fakhar Zaman threw it out of the stadium in the sixth over of the second innings.
On the last ball of the over, Zaman smacked Ben Sears for a massive six over deep backward square leg. The ball cleared the stadium quite comfortably and land on the road outside where a fan pick it up and ran away with it. The moment left even the commentators into splits and a new ball was brought in to continue the play.
Watch the incident here:
Zaman went on to score a stunning 50 off 25 balls, including three fours and five sixes, to help stabilize the innings after Pakistan lost their openers with only ten runs on the board. He ably back by Babar Azam, as the pair shared 87 runs for the second wicket off 49 balls.
Babar went on to knock 66 off 43 balls, including seven fours and two sixes, but his side were bowl out for 173 in 19.3 overs. Ben Sears (2/28), Ish Sodhi (2/33) and Tim Southee (2/31 in 3.3 overs) each claimed two wickets for New Zealand.
Finn Alenn guided New Zealand to 194/8 in the first innings
Earlier in the day, New Zealand opener Finn Allen scored 74 off 41 balls, including seven fours and five sixes, to help the Kiwis reach 130 runs in 13 overs. Aside from him, Devon Conway (20 off 15), Kane Williamson (26 off 15), and Mitchell Santner (25 off 13) helped New Zealand reach 194/8 in their allotted 20 overs.
Haris Rauf was the standout of Pakistan’s bowlers, taking 3/38 in four overs. Meanwhile, Pakistan will try to make a great recovery in the third T20I of the series, which will be contested on Wednesday, January 17 at University Oval in Dunedin.