Seifert leads New Zealand home to wrap up Pakistan T20 series

HAMILTON, NEW ZEALAND (AFP) – Tim Seifert’s 84 not out trumped an unbeaten 99 by Mohammed Hafeez as New Zealand claimed the second Twenty20 against Pakistan by nine wickets in Hamilton yesterday to take the series with a game to spare.

New Zealand chased down Pakistan’s 163 for six with four balls to spare.

Kane Williamson, back in the side after paternity leave, hit the winning runs to be not out 57.

The Black Caps won the first match in the three-match series by five wickets with seven balls remaining.

Opener Seifert batted through the innings and although denied a century because of the quality of his partners, he did match his career-best 84 against India last year.

He put on 35 for the first wicket with Martin Guptill, who was out for 21, and shared in a 129-run stand with Williamson.