Colin de Grandhomme is into the attack.
Mohammad Hafeez is next.
Lockie Ferguson is on.
Tim Southee to bowl from the other end.
We are all set for the action to begin. Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam are the openers for Pakistan. Seth Rance has the new ball in hand. Here we go...
Team news - A few changes for the hosts as they have got in Waqas Maqsood and Usman Khan for Hasan Ali and Shaheen Afridi. New Zealand have also made three changes as Mark Chapman, Rance and Lockie Ferguson come in for Corey Anderson, Patel and Adam Milne.
Toss - Pakistan have won the toss and they will be batting first.
Hello and welcome to the third and the final T20I between Pakistan and New Zealand. The hosts already have the series in the bag but they would eager to clean sweep the visitors. The tourists on the other hand, will want to win their first game of the series and head into the ODI series with some momentum on their side. The first two games were quite exciting and we can expect another cracking game here tonight.
New Zealand Team Squad -Kane Williamson,Ross Taylor,Colin de Grandhomme,Colin Munro,Corey Anderson,Mark Chapman,Glenn Phillips,Tim Seifert,Adam Milne,Ajaz Patel,Ish Sodhi,Lockie Ferguson,Seth Rance,Tim Southee
Pakistan Team Squad -Asif Ali,Babar Azam,Fakhar Zaman,Sahibzada Farhan,Faheem Ashraf,Hussain Talat,Imad Wasim,Mohammad Hafeez,Shadab Khan,Shoaib Malik,Sarfraz Ahmed,Hasan Ali,Shaheen Afridi,Usman Khan,Waqas Maqsood
11 successive series wins. 8th T20I victory. Not tasted defeat in the UAE since November 2015. Boy, Sarfraz would be loving to be in the Middle of the East at the moment. After sealing the series in the second T20I, Pakistan have shown the capability of ruthlessness that they can possess. The way of winning was also tremendous, going against the predictions to pull off their highest successful run chase in the desert. But all things do not look rosy. If there is any thing which is consistently good about this team, it is their bowling. Not long ago, Imad Wasim was their best bowler. Before that, Hasan Ali was their go-to bowler. But both have underperformed and yet the team has won convincingly. The batting continues to have its issues. Save aside that one planned run chase, they have struggled to get partnerships going and Sarfraz will be mindful of that. Batsmen are getting starts but not making them count, which is a crime in this age. The Black Caps, on the other hand, have actually done well. They have fought hard, been more competitive than Australia earlier but yet, find themselves on the wrong side of the line. Reason? Losing out on small but key moments. Take for example - in the first T20I, the last over in the first innings. In the second, it was their inconsistent fielding. Like Pakistan, the Kiwis too have batsmen guilty of throwing away their starts. Colin Munro has been consistent but he needs more support from the likes of Phillips, Williamson, Taylor and Anderson. In this dead rubber, perhaps they might expect or hope things to change, come the final T20I, so that they can take the momentum into the ODIs. It will be played in the Ring Of Fire once more.