Pakistan top T20 ranking after clinching series against New Zealand
MOUNT MAUNGANUI – New Zealand required 182 runs to win the third and final T20 against Pakistan at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui.
Opener Fakhar Zaman scored 46 off 36 balls, his score includes five fours and one six. Haris Sohail, Sarfaraz Ahmed and Umar Amin put their respective share in pushing Pakistan to score the total.
Haris scored 20 off 12, while Sarfaraz and Umar Amin scored 29 and 21 respectively.
Fast bowler Hasan Ali has been ruled out of the third and final T20I match after suffering an ankle injury during training session. Aamir Yameen has been included as his replacement.
New Zealand have dropped wicketkeeper Glenn Phillips and called in Tom Blundell to replace him.
Explosive batsman Colin Munro was also ruled out of the game earlier after suffering a mild hamstring strain in his right leg. Munro would be replaced by Ross Taylor for the match.
Pakistan leveled the three-match series 1-1 with the comprehensive victory on Thursday. However, the Green Shirts will have the chance to take revenge for the loss in the ODI series. The winner of Sunday’s match will not only grab the series but also take away the top spot in the ICC Twenty20 rankings.
The third & the final T20 match started at 11:00am (PST).
Cloudy weather but no rain forecast with temperatures of 23-25c expected
Where to Watch the Live Match?
PTV Sports is broadcasting live coverage of the match.
Where can I stream the match?
Cricket fans can watch live stream on Daily Pakistan
Both teams are practicing hard to make the T20 series their own.
Fakhar Zaman, Ahmed Shehzad, Babar Azam, Sarfraz Ahmed, Haris Sohail, Umer Amin, Shadab Khan, Aamir Yamin, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Amir, Rumman Raees.
New Zealand XI:
Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Anaru Kitchen, Tom Bruce, Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, Tom Blundell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult.