Umar Akmal guides Pakistan

Umar Akmal scored a half-century as  Pakistan defeated New Zeland by seven runs to clinch the two-match T20 series 2-0 here on Friday. Pakistan posted 153 for five in 20 overs before restricting New Zealand to 146. Umar Gul starred with the ball, picking up two wickets.

Score Board

PAKISTAN

 Nazir b Butler    19
K Akmal  lbw b Butler    6
U Akmal (not out)    56
Afridi c Bond b N McCullum    22
Malik c Styris b Butler    7
Razzaq c Watling b Franklin    0
Alam (not out0    17
Extras (W-5, nb-1)    6     
Total (for 5 wkts; 20 overs)    153
Fall of wickets: 1-40, 2-51, 3-96, 4-114, 5-114.
Bowling: Bond 4-0-33-0; Southee 4-0-31-0; Butler 4-0-28-3; Franklin 3-0-26-1; Styris 2-0-19-0; N McCullum 3-0-16-1.

NEW ZEALAND

B McCullum c Malik b Ajmal    47
Watling c K Akmal b Tanvir    7
Guptill b Gul    17
Taylor lbw b Afridi    13
Styris c Malik b Gul    43
 Franklin (not out)    5
Extras (LB-6, W-8)    14     
Total (for 5 wkts; 20 overs)    146
Fall of wickets: 1-20, 2-46, 3-66, 4-132, 5-146.
Bowling: Aamer 4-0-33-0; Tanvir 3-0-14-1; Gul 4-0-29-2; Ajmal 4-0-24-1; Afridi 3-0-21-1; Malik 2-0-19-0.

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