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Pakistan vs New Zealand - 3rd T20I

Series: Pakistan and New Zealand in UAE, 3 T20I Series, 2018
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Date & Time: 04 November 2018

New Zealand 119/10 (16.5 Ovs) RR: 7.06 | Pakistan beat New Zealand by 47 runs


Batsman R B 4s 6s
Glenn Phillips bowled Shadab Khan bowled Shadab Khan 262411
Colin Munro bowled Faheem Ashraf bowled Faheem Ashraf 2500
Colin de Grandhomme run out run out 6810
Kane Williamson c Babar Azam & b Shadab Khan c Babar Azam & b Shadab Khan 603882
Mark Chapman stumped Imad Wasim stumped Imad Wasim 2300
Ross Taylor c Sarfraz Ahmed (C) (W) & b Shadab Khan c Sarfraz Ahmed (C) (W) & b Shadab Khan 7800
Tim Seifert bowled Imad Wasim bowled Imad Wasim 0100
Tim Southee run out run out 0000
Ish Sodhi not out not out 11910
Lockie Ferguson c Sarfraz Ahmed (C) (W) & b Waqas Maqsood c Sarfraz Ahmed (C) (W) & b Waqas Maqsood 1300
Seth Rance bowled Waqas Maqsood bowled Waqas Maqsood 1200
Extras 3 (b 0, lb 2, w 1, nb 0)
Total 119 (10 Wkts, 16.5 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
4-1 (Colin Munro,1.2), 13-2 (Colin de Grandhomme,3.2), 96-3 (Kane Williamson,12.2), 97-4 (Glenn Phillips,12.4), 103-5 (Mark Chapman,13.5), 103-6 (Tim Seifert,14), 104-7 (Tim Southee,14.1), 107-8 (Ross Taylor,15), 113-9 (Lockie Ferguson,16.1), 119-10 (Seth Rance,16.5),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Mohammad Hafeez2 0 8 0 4.00
Faheem Ashraf2 0 6 1 3.00
Imad Wasim4 0 28 2 7.00
Usman Khan3 0 24 0 8.00
Waqas Maqsood1.5 0 21 2 14.00
Shadab Khan4 0 30 3 7.50

So! Pakistan continue their good run. They now shift their focus to a longer format - the ODIs. They have not been having a good run there and will like to rectify that record. The first match begins on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 3 pm local (1100 GMT) in Abu Dhabi. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

Victorious Pakistan captain, Sarfraz Ahmed, praises the entire team for winning all 6 T20Is (3 against Australia and 3 here). Praises Babar Azam for playing another wonderful innings. Agrees that if the batting sets the tone early and the bowling takes wickets early as well, it becomes easier for the team to win. On Shadab Khan becoming the leading wicket-taker this year, he says that he is proud to see members from his team to feature in the records' list. On the upcoming ODI series, Sarfraz stresses that Pakistan's aim will be to play good cricket in the longer format as well, against an experienced opposition.

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson says that throughout the series, whenever his team tried to put Pakistan under pressure, they hit back hard. But is proud of the way his team fought, though being a bit critical, he says that the batsmen could have hit the aerial shots a bit better, choosing the right areas. Admires Pakistan's bowling attack and says that they are a great lesson for his ever-learning side. Is looking forward to the ODI series.

MOHAMMAD HAFEEZ HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE SERIES. Smiles and says that he is very happy on his comeback and is thankful to all those people who prayed for his comeback. Is equally happy that every person in the team is wishing the best for the other. On his batting consistency, he says that he does not do anything special, just stays happy in what he is doing and luckily for him, the work is getting done. On Pakistan's winning streak, Hafeez credits the entire team for this effort and says that everyone is performing the assigned role perfectly and all are enjoying their games. On his plans for the one-day series, Hafeez smiles and says that there are no such plans. Just wants to keep doing what he has been doing and hope for success.

BABAR AZAM HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. On his scoring abilities, not hitting the big ones, Azam smiles and says that in this game, he started slowly but did try to cover up with a few big hits and was helped well by Hafeez. Overall, he says that his aim is to play 20 overs and the team plays around him. If need be, he decides to take a risk, else he just goes about his business. Is not too fussed about his batting position and reckons that he is happy to play wherever the team wants him to. On the record of being the fastest to 1000 T20I runs, Babar says that he was aware of the record and thanks the almighty for helping him achieve the milestone.

Coming to Pakistan's bowling, with a much bigger score behind them to defend, it was a cakewalk for them. They got two wickets quickly and although Kane Williamson threatened to take the game away, the hosts always knew that they were just a wicket away from enforcing a collapse and exactly that happened. Once the skipper fell, the Black Caps lost their way completely, losing their last 7 wickets for 23 runs. Shadab Khan picked up 3 wickets but everyone bowled well. Please stay tuned for the presentation.

The script was pretty clear. Bat first, score around 140 and then bowl well to defend. Babar Azam and Mohammad Hafeez took that score to 166 and that looked well out of New Zealand's reach. The Professor was teaching lessons with a fluent knock while Babar earned a record for himself, becoming the fastest to the score of 1000 T20I runs. The Kiwi bowling was not at its best tonight and the 94-run stand for the second wicket between Azam and Hafeez tested their resolve. Only Seth Rance bowled well.

9th consecutive win for Pakistan in T20Is. Their best ever and the second best streak by any team after Afghanistan's 11 from 2016 to 2017. What a champion side. They thrashed Australia 3-0 and now against a much more competitive New Zealand, have earned the same result. Brilliant.

W Maqsood to S Rance, OUT! BOWLED! 3-0 to Pakistan! They win by 47 runs. A slower ball, around middle, going away, Rance tries his best to heave it away but misses. The ball hits the timber and the debutant gets his second wicket.
W Maqsood to Ish Sodhi, The batsman has punched that ball through the off side. One run added to the total.
W Maqsood to Ish Sodhi, FOUR! Bowls a short of a length delivery, Sodhi hits it over extra cover.
W Maqsood to S Rance, On a length around off, pushed through the off side for a run.
W Maqsood to L Ferguson, OUT! Poor cricket from New Zealand and they have just surrendered to Pakistan's brilliant bowling. Good length delivery on middle stump, Ferguson gets a thick edge and is caught by Sarfraz.
U Khan to Ish Sodhi, Bowls short on off stump, Sodhi hits it towards mid-wicket. The fielder saves a certain boundary and they run two.
U Khan to L Ferguson, Outside off, fired in, pushed towards mid off for a quick single.
U Khan to Ish Sodhi, Bowls full on the pads, Sodhi flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
U Khan to L Ferguson, Bowls quick on middle stump, Ferguson misses and gets hit on the pads. The ball runs behind to the third man region. They take a single. Leg bye signalled.
U Khan to Ish Sodhi, Length delivery on pads, Sodhi flicks it towards mid on for a single.
U Khan to Ish Sodhi, Good length delivery on middle stump, Ferguson gets a single towards mid on.
S Khan to R Taylor, OUT! Caught behind! That was the quicker ball from Shadab and he has got another one. With that, he becomes the leading wicket-taker in the calendar year! Terrific bowling and a stupendous catch. Short and outside off, Taylor rocks back to cut but is too close to the ball. Gets a thick outside edge which Sarfraz fumbles initially but the takes it in the second attempt. Rosco slips and falls over but does not go, till the umpire sends him on his way.
S Khan to Ish Sodhi, Fuller again, Sodhi looks to flick but gets a leading edge towards cover.
S Khan to R Taylor, Full on middle, flicked towards long on for a single.
S Khan to Ish Sodhi, Played to the point region by the batsman. They pick up a single.
S Khan to Ish Sodhi, Outside off, spinning away, cut straight to point.
S Khan to R Taylor, OUT! Second run out on the trot for New Zealand. Tim Southee has not even faced a ball and gets run out. Tossed up on leg stump, Taylor flicks it towards mid-wicket and sets off for a run. Southee however, wants the second but is sent back halfway through. Too late. The fielder from mid-wicket comes fast and returns an accurate throw towards the keeper who dislodges the bails in a flash, beating Southee's dive. New Zealand are losing their way in this run chase.
I Wasim to Tim Seifert, OUT! Another wicket for Imad! Outside off, Seifert looks to punch it through the off side but gets a thick inside edge onto his stumps!
I Wasim to M Chapman, OUT! Easy stumping! Full and down the leg side, Chapman comes down the track but is beaten in flight. He misses and the keeper whips off the bails in a flash.
I Wasim to R Taylor, It's been driven superbly through the covers. They pick up a single.
I Wasim to R Taylor, Dropped short, pulled away for one.
I Wasim to M Chapman, Driven through mid on by the batsman. One run added to the total.
I Wasim to R Taylor, Tossed up on off stump, Taylor comes forward and drives it towards covers. They batsmen get a single.
S Khan to R Taylor, It's been driven superbly through the covers. They pick up a single.
S Khan to R Taylor, Full and around off, watchfully defended.
S Khan to G Phillips, OUT! Drags it on! Second wicket in the over! Shadab is bringing Pakistan roaring back into the contest. Both set batsmen dismissed in the space of 3 balls. A touch short, outside off, Phillips looks to work it through the leg side but the ball spins in, takes the inside edge and hits the stumps! Two new batsmen out in the middle, exactly what Pakistan would have wanted.
S Khan to M Chapman, Full and on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a single, to get off the mark straightaway.
S Khan to K Williamson, OUT! Williamson cannot believe that he has holed this out to long on. Tossed up on middle stump, Williamson tries to loft it over long on but finds the fielder there and he comfortably settles under it. The captain was key to the side and he should have stayed till the end. He will regret that.
S Khan to K Williamson, Bowls quicker, Williamson comes forward and plays it towards third man.
U Khan to G Phillips, SIX! Ho ho ho! Phillips is coming into his own now. On a length, around off, Glenn sends this sailing over mid-wicket!!!
U Khan to K Williamson, Another heave-ho, this time through mid-wicket for a single.
U Khan to K Williamson, LUCKY! On a length outside off, Kane swings hard but gets a thick inside edge which just misses the stumps! This time the Pakistan skipper dives to his left and stops the ball.
U Khan to G Phillips, A length ball outside off, Phillips looks to pull but misses. The ball goes off his pads behind and Sarfraz is not able to stop it. The batsmen take a leg bye as Pakistan appeal for LBW. No review is taken as the impact seemed to be outside off.
U Khan to K Williamson, Outside off, steered behind point for a single.
U Khan to K Williamson, FOUR! Welcome back into the attack! He is a class act, isn't he? On a length outside off, Williamson waits for the ball to come to him and guides it behind point for a boundary!
S Khan to K Williamson, Goes back again and works it towards deep mid-wicket for one more.
S Khan to G Phillips, Goes back and works it through long on for a run.
S Khan to G Phillips, Outside off, punched through the covers for a couple.
S Khan to G Phillips, FOUR! That's more like it! Kane Williamson cannot win this game single-handedly. He will need help from the other end as well. Full on middle, Phillips comes down the track and blasts it over the bowler for a boundary!
S Khan to K Williamson, Floated around middle, Kane hits it through square leg for a quick single.
S Khan to K Williamson, SIX! Terrific shot from the captain. Tossed up on off stump, Williamson dances down the track and lofts it straight down the ground for a massive six. The bowler could not believe it as he was seeing the ball sailing into the stands. Half century for Williamson and it is his 9th T20 fifty. It has been a quick fire knock. He is single-handedly holding the forte for New Zealand.
I Wasim to K Williamson, Driven through mid off by the batsman. They pick up a single.