New Zealand vs Pakistan, 3rd T20I: Stats Review – Pakistan Tour Of New Zealand 2020-21
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New Zealand vs Pakistan, 3rd T20I: Stats Review – Pakistan Tour Of New Zealand 2020-21

New Zealand, Pakistan
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The three-match T20I series between the hosts New Zealand and the visitors Pakistan ended with the 2-1 result as Pakistan won the last game of this series by 4 wickets.

After the visitors decided to field first, the hosts scored 173/7 in 20 overs. Later, the visiting side chased down that target in 19.4 overs after losing six wickets.

Brief Scores: New Zealand – 173/7 in 20 overs (Devon Conway 63, Tim Seifert 35; Faheem Ashraf 3/20)

Pakistan – 177/6 in 19.4 overs (Mohammad Rizwan 89, Mohammad Hafeez 41; Tim Southee 2/25)

The Result – Pakistan won by 4 wickets

New Zealand vs Pakistan, 3rd T20I: Stats Review

Teams’ Stats

Pakistan – pacers took all 7 wickets

i) Pakistan pacers bagged seven wickets in this match. It was the eighth time when Pakistan pacers managed to pick up at least 7 wickets in a T20I innings. Their record is managing 8 wickets for once (against New Zealand at The Oval on 13th June 2009).

Players’ Stats

(New Zealand)

Tim Southee – 2nd most T20I wicket-taker as a pacer

Tim Southee
Tim Southee (Image Credit: Twitter)

i) The right-arm pacer Tim Southee has taken 87 wickets in T20I career. Surpassing former Pakistan pacer Umar Gul (85 wickets), Southee became the second most wicket-taker as a pacer in T20I history. Sri Lankan cricketer Lasith Malinga is on top of this list with the record 107 T20I wickets.

Davon Conway – 2nd highest T20I knock for New Zealand against Men in Green

Devon Conway, New Zealand, Pakistan, Stats
Devon Conway (Image Credit: Twitter)

i) Coming to bat at no.4, Devon Conway scored 63 runs. It was the second highest individual T20I score for a non-opener New Zealand batsman against Pakistan. The record is 82 not out by Corey Anderson at Wellington on 22nd January 2016.

(Pakistan)

Mohammad Rizwan – match-winning 89 was a record knock

Mohammad Rizwan, Pakistan, New Zealand, Stats
Mohammad Rizwan (Image Credit: Twitter)

i) Wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan scored 89 runs.

  • It is the highest individual T20I score for a wicket-keeper batsman against New Zealand. The previous record was 76* by Sarfaraz Ahmed (Pakistan) at Dubai (DSC) on 4th December 2014.
  • It is the joint highest individual T20I score for a Pakistan wicket-keeper batsman. Earlier, Sarfaraz Ahmed also scored 89 not out against Scotland at Edinburgh on 12th June 2018.
  • It was the second highest individual T20I score for a Pakistan batsman against New Zealand. The record is 99 not out by Mohammad Hafeez in the previous game (at Hamilton on 20th December 2020).

Mohammad Hafeez – equalled Virat Kohli’s record

Pakistan, New Zealand, Stats
Mohammad Hafeez (Image Credit: Twitter)

i) While Mohammad Hafeez scored 41 runs, it was his 15th 40+ score at away venues (only home venues of the oppositions) in T20I career. Equalling the record of Indian cricketer Virat Kohli, Hafeez became the joint most 40+ T20I run-scorer at away venues.