An amusing incident took place during the 2nd T20I between Pakistan and New Zealand at the Seddon Park in Hamilton as Fakhar Zaman was on fire with the bat. As the left-handed batter connected the ball sweetly through the mid-wicket region for a six, a fan spotted the ball and ran away with it. The video of the same went viral on social media.
The incident occurred in the 6th over of the innings bowled by Ben Sears as Zaman cleared his front leg and whacked it way over mid-wicket. The ball landed on the road and a fan was spotted picking it up and running away with it.
Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam hammer quick-fire half-centuries but Pakistan lose:
Zaman, who was out to a blinder in the first T20I off Ish Sodhi's bowling, smashed the leg-spinner for a handful of sixes. The left-hander's partnership with Babar Azam of 87 off 49 deliveries kept Pakistan on track in a steep run-chase of 195.
The 33-year-old's exit in the 10th over, coupled by Azam Khan and Iftikhar Ahmed failing to contribute put Babar Azam under pressure. Babar's wicket for 66 in the 18th over was the final nail in the coffin as the tourists eventually fell 21 runs short. Finn Allen earned the Player of the Match award for his 74 off 41 deliveries.