Rawalpindi. In the last match of the five-match T20 series, New Zealand defeated Pakistan by 6 wickets after a sensational match.
The last match of the T20 series between Pakistan and New Zealand was played in Rawalpindi where New Zealand won the ball and invited Pakistan to bat first.
Captain Babar Azam returned to the pavilion scoring 19 runs and Mohammad Rizwan who came with him played an unbeaten innings of 98 runs with excellent batting.
Among the other players in the team, Muhammad Haris and Sayem Ayyub were out for nil and Iftikhar Ahmed was the other notable batsman with 36 runs, Imad Wasim scored 31 runs in the innings.
For New Zealand, Ticke took 3 and Sodhi dismissed for one.
In the second innings, the New Zealand team played brilliantly and reached the target of 194 runs in the twentieth over with the loss of 4 wickets.
Chasing Pakistan’s target of 194 runs, the Kiwis got off to a disappointing start as captain Tom Latham was caught by Shaheen on the very first ball of the innings.
New Zealand suffered their second defeat in the form of Will Young, he fell victim to Shaheen scoring 4 runs, Pakistan won their third by a total of 26, Chad Bowes returned to the pavilion scoring 19 runs and Daryl Mitchell also got one. out scoring 15 runs.
After losing 4 wickets for a total of 73, Chapman and Jimmy Nicemner played a responsible and aggressive innings to lead their team to victory and level the series at 2-2.
Mark Chapman scored an unbeaten innings of 104 runs off 57 balls with 4 sixes and 11 fours, the first century of his T20 International career. In addition, Jimmy Neesham was not out, scoring 45 runs off 25 balls.
Pakistan’s Shaheen Shah and Imad Wasim took 2 wickets each, New Zealand’s Mark Chapman was named man of the match and player of the series.
The green shirts had won 2 of the first 3 matches and lost one, with the fourth match all but over. With the victory of New Zealand in the fifth game, the series ended without result.