Although NewZealand steal the series win, today was Pakistan’s day as they win by 4 wickets in the final and 3rd T20I to finish the series on a high. NewZealand win the series 2-1 as Pakistan were able to avoid the white wash.
First innings action:
Pakistan won the toss in the final game and elected to bowl first. Faheem Ashraf took 3 wickets with conceding only 20 runs in his four overs!
Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf both took 2 wickets each in their 4 overs. Shaheen Afridi conceded 43 runs while Haris got smashed for 44.
Devon Convoy scored a brilliant 63(45) while Tim Siefert scored quick 35 runs on 20 deliveries. Glenn Phillips added to the total coring 31 off 20.
Second innings: Rizwan bats brilliance
Muhammad Rizwan Pakistan’s opening batsman and wicket keeper scored a celestial 89 off 59 deliveries and took Pakistan over the line to finish the series with a win. Rizwan Smashed 3 Sixes and 10 fours in his cameo on a strike rate of 150.85!!!
Hafeez breaks records
Muhammad Hafeez who is in red hot from scored 41 off 29 as he continues to score for Pakistan. He now hold the joint record with Shoaib Malik for most runs in T20Is for Pakistan. Hafeez is also the highest scorer in T20Is this year in the world with 406 runs scored this year!
Southee and Kuggleejin took two wickets each!
Players of the match/series:
Muhammad Rizwan was named player of the match for his stunning batting display out in the middle scoring 89 off 59.
Tim Siefert was named player of the series for his phenomenal batting throughout the series.