Pakistan win by 18 runs against New Zealand
Pakistan were simply outstanding once again. They outbatted, outbowled and even outfielded New Zealand in this game. Chasing 181 against Pakistan’s bowling unit was never easy. Williamson and Guptill were tied down by some disciplined bowling. The latter kept the scoreboard ticking but had no support from the other as Kitchen struggled with his timing.
Pakistan reclaimed the top ranking in T20 cricket after they won the T20I series against New Zealand
2-1. Pakistan beat New Zealand in the third New Zealand in the third and New Zealand have won six out of the seven matches they have played against Pakistan on this tour.
They would like to continue that momentum in the final game of Pakistan’s tour when the two teams meet for the final time in the 3rd T20I in Mount Manganui.
The series is tied 1-1 and the top two teams in the shortest format will try and win it. But both teams are going to make more than a couple of changes. Pakistan have ruled out Hasan Ali due to a twisted ankle. Colin Munro and Glenn Phillips are also out of New Zealand line-up as well.