So that is it from this game! 56.5 overs is what we witnessed. A sad end to what was a good series. However, both the sides now turn their attention to the longest format as they head into a three-match Test series. The first one begins on the 16th of November in Abu Dhabi at 1000 local (0600 GMT). Till then, goodbye and take care!
Pakistan skipper, Sarfraz Ahmed, says they have had a good series overall. Admits they were poor in the first game but came back well in the second. He reckons they were favorites to win here. Further adds that they tried a different combination with the batting line-up as they played an extra batsman. States Afridi is a very promising youngster but he still has a lot to learn. Ends by saying New Zealand always look to dig in and take the game till the end.
New Zealand skipper, Tom Latham, says they did not expect it to finish this way but it was an exciting series. Mentions they have done well to not only adapt here but in various parts of the world. Credits the way Ferguson bowled today. Ends by saying, adapting to the surfaces in the longest format will be the biggest challenge.
Man of the Series, Shaheen Afridi, says he is very happy with his achievement. Adds further that he too is trying to learn day-by-day. States he looks to land it in the right areas with the new ball. Ends by saying he will try to do good in the longest format also.
Man of the Match, Lockie Ferguson, says the pitch was a touch slower and he had to adjust. Mentions he is happy with the way they performed with the ball but is disappointing they could not get a whole game. Informs he tried changing things up in the middle and he got success. States pace is his strength but he does look to change the pace, especially on such wickets. Admits the cross-seam deliveries helps on such surfaces. Ends by saying he is trying to improve everyday and he is pleased to be a part of such a good team.
Around 7 overs is what we managed in the second innings. New Zealand lost Munro early to Afridi but then Nicholls and Worker did try and steady the ship. They were going well before the rain arrived. Earlier in the day, a solid batting performance saw Pakistan post a total which was above par. Babar Azam was their star with a 92 but he was well supported by Haris Sohail and Zaman. They looked like they would get a lot more but Ferguson's fifer, kept them under 300. Stay tuned for a while.
Bad news folks! The inevitable has happened, the game has been CALLED OFF. Yes, you read it right, a game being called off due to rain in the UAE. There was a chat between the umpires and the skippers and that was that. Customary handshakes taking place at the moment. The series ends 1-1.
Update - 1000 local (1800 GMT) - The rain did stop for a while but it is back again. The cut off time for a T20 game is 1020 local. Chances of a game look bleak now.
It has started to drizzle here and the umpires have asked the players to walk off. So rain has stopped play in the UAE. Not something which happens a lot here. We though can expect this one to be a short delay.
Faheem Ashraf to bowl from the other end.
Henry Nicholls is the new man in.
We are back for the chase! The Kiwi openers, Colin Munro and George Worker make their way out to the middle. Shaheen Afridi has the first new ball in hand. Here we go...