Auckland (Web Desk): Pakistan defeated New Zealand by 48 runs in the second T20 at Auckland’s Eden Park on Thursday.

Pakistan opted to bat first and made 201 runs, losing four wickets. Openers – Ahmed Shehzad Fakhar Zaman took a smashing start as Fakhar made 50 runs off 28 balls and Shehzad scored 44 off 34.

Skipper Sarfraz Ahmad made 41 off 24 before getting caught, while Faheem Asharaf scored zero.

Pakistan squad

Sarfraz Ahmed (captain and wicketkeeper), Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Ahmed Shehzad, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Umar Amin, Aamer Yamin, Rumman Raees and Shoaib Malik.

New Zealand squad

Kane Williamson (captain), Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Ross Taylor, Glenn Phillips, Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee, Anaru Kitchen, Tom Bruce, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Ben Wheeler and Seth Rance.