New Zealand vs UAE 3rd T20I Highlights – 20th August 2023

New Zealand vs United Arab Emirates 3rd T20I Highlights 2023, Sunday 20-8-2023. New Zealand tour of United Arab Emirates 2023, Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

UAE have won the toss and they have elected to field first.
New Zealand team: Seifert (wk), Bowes, Foxcroft, Chapman, Santner, Young, Rachin, Jamieson, Southee (c), Adithya, Lister
United Arab Emirates team: Waseem (c), Aryansh (wk), Vriitya, Asif, Ansh, Basil, Aayan, Faraazuddin, Jawadullah, Junaid, Zahoor

Head to Head In T20I’s: 2
New Zealand Won: 1
United Arab Emirates Won: 1
New Zealand T20I Rankings: 3rd
United Arab Emirates T20I Rankings: 16th

Form guide
(last five completed T20I’s, most recent first)
New Zealand LWWWL
United Arab Emirates WLLWL

Match Timings: 2 PM GMT | 6 PM Local
Umpires – Aasif Iqbal, Shiju Sam
TV Umpire – Akbar Ali
Match Referee – Andy Pycroft
Reserve Umpire – Suneej K Thottathil
Match number – T20I no. 2207

Muhammad Waseem:

(What went wrong) We wanted a good start (in the run-chase) but we did not get that unfortunately. We struggled after that in the middle overs. (On the score) Wicket was very good. 160 (166) was chaseable on this pitch. (On his performance) I was going on the attack. I am looking to get 50-55 runs in the powerplay. Today, unfortunately, I made a wrong decision. (On the support UAE have received this series) We are thankful to our supporters. Thankful to our management and everyone. Very pleased with my team.

Tim Southee:

(On the performance today) It was by far our best performance of the series. Good way to finish the series. (On the debutants) They have been great domestic performers. Good opportunity for them and a great start for their careers. (Most challenging aspect) Think the heat has been a big factor. The guys adjusted pretty well. When you travel, you have to adapt to different conditions quickly.

Will Young, Player of the Match:

(On what he was doing while sitting out) It was interesting sitting out. Got a bit of a sighter on what UAE do. It looked a similar wicket to the first game. Little two-paced early and then eased out in the middle (overs).

Mark Chapman, Player of the Series:

It was nice for the boys to rebound today and put in a complete performance. Very happy to win the series. (On his innings) Today, the way Will played, he put the pressure back on the bowling, made our jobs easier. (How difficult it is for an Associate nation to play against a side like NZ) Games against Test-playing nations come infrequently. Looks like UAE are going from strength to strength and I wish them the very best.

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