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‘Kya Kya dekhna pad raha hai’ - Fans go crazy as UAE defeat New Zealand by 7 wickets in 2nd T20I, register their first-ever victory over Kiwis

Here is how fans have reacted as UAE registered a historical win over New Zealand by 7 wickets in the second T20I

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UAE vs New Zealand, 2nd T20I

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On 19 August 2023, New Zealand took on UAE in the second game of the ongoing three-match T20I series in Dubai. The Kiwis won the first game and hence, they were looking for another win to seal the series. But, things did not go in their favour as UAE registered a historical victory over them.

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They defeated the Blackcaps by seven wickets and it turned out to be their first-ever win over New Zealand in any format. It was even their first T20I win In Dubai. Speaking of the match, UAE skipper, Muhammad Waseem won the toss and asked the Kiwis to bat first. They scored 142 runs for eight wickets in 20 overs. 

UAE chased down the 143-run target in just 15.4 overs

Mark Chapman was the lone warrior as he scored 63 runs off 46 balls. For UAE, Aayan Afzal Khan took three wickets for 20 runs in four overs. In reply, Waseem smashed 55 runs off 29 balls while Asif Khan remained not out on 48* runs off 29 balls, including five fours and one six. Thus, they chased down the target in just 15.4 overs with seven wickets in hand. Aayan won the Player of the Match award for his exceptional bowling spell. Now, both of them will lock horns in the series decider on 20 August.

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During the post-match presentation, Muhammad Waseem opened up on his batting approach along with praises on Aayan. He said: “(On his approach) I am very happy with the performance of my team and myself. We are always trying to win well when we win. (On Asif Khan) He is a quality player. Unlucky that he made his debut late. He has experience and he promised me that he will finish the game, and he did it. (On Aayan Afzal Khan) I see a big star in him. Hopefully he can be a future star for the UAE. He does not feel pressure, irrespective of who he is facing.”

Here is how fans have reacted:

 

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