- In their past T20I arrangement against Pakistan, the Black Caps had lost 0-3 in UAE in 2018.
- Mohammad Hafeez has been the key for Pakistan in the most brief configuration this year.
- Former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed overlooked again
NAPIER: Pakistan beat New Zealand by four wickets in the third and last Twenty20 International at Napier on Tuesday.
After winning the throw, Pakistani captain Shadan Khab picked to bowl first – an adjustment in strategy.
The Green Shirts rolled out three improvements to the playing 11 as Hussain Talat, Mohammad Hasnain and Iftikhar Ahmed supplanted Abdullah Shafique, Wahab Riaz and Imad Wasim.
Sarfaraz Ahmed, be that as it may, was not picked. Addressing the pundits after the throw, Shadab said numerous players were confronting the New Zealand conditions unexpectedly. “The young players are definitely learning on this tour.”
The New Zealand side remained unchanged.
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Mohammad Rizwan scored a strong 89 runs and was upheld by Mohammad Hafeez’s 41 while Khushdil Shah scroed 13 runs.
Faheem Ashraf was the lead wicket-taker with three wickets while Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf got two each.
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Pakistan: Haider Ali, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Shadab Khan (capt), Mohammad Hafeez, Hussain Talat, Khushdil Shah, Iftikhar Ahmed, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Hasnain, Haris Rauf and Shaheen Afridi
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert (wk), Kane Williamson (capt), Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Kyle Jamieson, Ish Sodhi, Scott Kuggeleijn, Tim Southee and Trent Boult