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Twitterati reacts as Pakistan beat New Zealand by 6 wickets

Fast bowler Shaheen Afridi and middle-order batsman Babar Azam played a pivotal role in scripting six wickets win against New Zealand on Wednesday.

Jimmy Neesham and Colin de Grandhomme hit fighting half-centuries as New Zealand posted 237 for six after Shaheen Shah Afridi´s three-wicket burst left them in a perilous position against Pakistan. Teenager Shaheen, who finished with figures of 3-28 in his 10 overs, wrecked the New Zealand top order, taking three wickets in 20 balls.

Babar Azam scored an unbeaten 101 runs with 11 fours.

New Zealand were wobbling badly when the in-form Williamson was dismissed by leg-spinner Shadab Khan, who enticed the captain into giving an edge to wicketkeeper Sarfaraz Ahmed when he was on 41.

Williamson, who had scored centuries in each of his previous innings, put on 37 for the fifth wicket with Neesham after New Zealand had slipped to 46-4.

Mohammad Amir was first to strike, bowling Martin Guptill with the New Zealand score on five before Shaheen had opener Colin Munro (12) caught by Haris Sohail in the slips.

Ross Taylor edged a Shaheen delivery to Sarfaraz and Tom Latham departed in similar fashion.

Overnight rain delayed the start by an hour but the umpires decided the match would remain at 50 overs per side.

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