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
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).
Tim Southee – 2nd most T20I wicket-taker as a pacer
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
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.
Mohammad Rizwan – match-winning 89 was a record knock
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
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.