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Abbas Afridi Out for Pak-NZ Third T20I

Abbas Afridi availability for the last two games will be made at a later stage, says PCB

Abbas Afridi has been ruled out of the 3rd T20I against New Zealand due to discomfort from a low-grade abdominal wall muscle strain, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said in a statement on Tuesday.

The third T20I match is set to take place tomorrow (Wednesday) in Dunedin.

The PCB said the fast bowler’s scan showed no sign of significant injury, and “he will be managed symptomatically”.

The cricket governing body said Abbas’ availability for the last two games will be made at a later stage.

His exclusion would be a big loss to the team as Afridi was the leading wicket taker for team along with Haris Rauf even though they have been in lost causes.  

New Zealand beat Pakistan by 21 runs in the second Twenty20 worldwide to take a 2-0 series lead.

The travelers discarded areas of strength for an in their pursue Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman scored half-hundreds of years as they were excused for 173 in the last finished, because of New Zealand’s 194-8.

Triumph included some significant pitfalls for the Dark Covers, whose commander Kane Williamson resigned hurt with a hamstring injury while batting, putting him in uncertainty until the end of the five-match series.

The match bore likenesses to New Zealand’s 46-run win in the initial match in Auckland on Friday, with one more forceful batting approach drove from the top by Finn Allen.

His 70 off 41 balls proceeded with a run of structure which the hard-hitting opener credited to a difference in approach.

“I’ve been really buckling down on surveying conditions and picking when to pull the trigger,” Allen said.

“I’m continuously hoping to score limits and be positive however it’s situational. It’s when to face a higher-challenge choice or a lower risk.”

The objective glimpsed inside sight for Pakistan before Fakhar was bowled by Milne for a power-pressed 50 off 25 balls in the tenth over, leaving Pakistan 97-3.

They battled starting there, with just Babar looking a danger until he was gotten off Ben Singes for 66.

Milne wrapped up with 4-33, having prior eliminated the perilous Mohammad Rizwan as Pakistan lost the two openers with only 10 sudden spikes in demand for the board.

New Zealand were again approached to bat first and Allen promptly took on the guests’ assault, impacting five sixes and seven fours.

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