Pakistan vs New Zealand 3rd T20: Pakistan finally managed to defeat New Zealand after losing two back-to-back matches against the Kiwis.
Pakistan vs New Zealand 3rd T20 Match Report: The match took place at McLean Park. Pak had won the toss and had decided to bowl first. If we talk about the Kiwi batting, then they made a steady start as opener Tim Seifert managed to smash 35 runs in just 20 balls. Then the middle-order batsman Devon Conway shone by managing to score 63 runs in just 45 balls. He smashed 7 fours and a six in his inning.
He and Glenn Phillips (31 runs in 20 balls) managed to push the Kiwis to a competitive score of 173 runs. If we talk about the bowling of the Pakistanis, then Faheem Ashraf was the top performer who took 3 wickets to his name. He was also the most economical bowler with an economy rate of just 5.00. His other teammates Haris Rauf and Shaheen Afridi managed to take 2 wickets each successfully.
As for the Pakistani innings, they also made a solid start in which opener wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammed Rizwan scored a huge score of 89 runs in just 59 runs. He was assisted by experienced Pakistani batsman Mohammed Hafeez who smashed 41 runs in 29 runs. These two made sure that the Pakistani team was able to successfully chase the set target of 174 runs.
With regards to the Kiwi bowlers, Tim Southee and Scott Kuggeleijn were the highest wicket-takers. Who took 2 wickets each to their name. While the most economical bowler was Ish Sodhi with an economy rate of 6.00.
New Zealand has managed to win this three-match T20 series by 2-1. It was all thanks to their superior performance as compared to their rivals, the Pakistanis. We hope that you did like this series and are looking forward to more excellent cricket amongst these two teams.