Pak v NZ highlights today – Third twenty/20 international from Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui (New Zealand) Sunday 28th January 2018. The highest total of the Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui venue is 243/5 scored by the home team against West Indies on 3 January 2018.
Today’s match will be the last match of the tour and it will be the series decider match. Because so far both teams got one victory each of them. In the last T20 Pakistani team batsmen showed their t20 format class and smashed all New Zealand bowlers all around the park and scored 201 runs with four down.
In the second t20, Fakhar Zaman opener of the Pakistan team scored 50 runs off 28 deliveries with the help of five 4s and three 6s. When his wicket dismissed then it was 10.3 another slower ball fetches a wicket! Short on leg stump, and Fakhar attempts to pull this behind square. But there’s no pace behind that delivery for the pull shot. Plus, he’s through his shot too early. Top edge to fine leg, who composes himself and completes the catch 96/2.
Pakistan win the toss and will bat.
Ahmed Shehzad scored 44 runs off 34 balls, Babar Azam smashed 50 runs off 29 balls not out, Sarfraz Ahmed (c) † scored 41 runs off 24 balls. New Zealand all out with 153 runs in 18.3 Overs. Faheem Ashraf took three wickets, Mohammad Amir and Shadab Khan these two took two wickets each of them, Rumman Raees and Hasan Ali two took two wickets.
Pakistan team/playing XI
Fakhar Zaman, Ahmed Shehzad, Babar Azam, Sarfraz Ahmed, Haris Sohail, Umer Amin, Shadab Khan, Aamir Yamin, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Amir, Rumman Raees.
New Zealand team/playing XI
Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Anaru Kitchen, Tom Bruce, Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, Tom Blundell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult.
Match Timings: 19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.15, Interval 20.15-20.35, Second Session 20.35-21.55
Pakistan tour of New Zealand 3rd T20I (N) Highlights
Umpires – Wayne Knights
TV Umpires – Chris Brown
Match Referee – Sir Richie Richardson
Reserve Umpire – Tony Gillies
Match number – T20I no. 641