Pakistan won against New Zealand in Tri-Series final

Pakistan, Bangladesh and New Zealand played T20I series against each other in New Zealand. Pakistan won the final at Christchurch on 14th October.

Pakistan win against New Zealand in Tri-Series
Pakistan win against New Zealand in Tri-Series

Pakistan reached the final of the Tri-Series against New Zealand. Pakistan, Bangladesh and New Zealand played T20I series against each other in New Zealand. Pakistan won the final at Christchurch on 14th October. All-rounder Mohammad Nawaz, Haider Ali and Iftikhar Ahmed played explosive innings to chase the total set by New Zealand.

Pakistan won the toss and elected to field first. Kane Williamson, New Zealand captain played one of his best T20I innings to help them set a target after losing Finn Allen(12) early, in the first over. Devon Conway(14), Glenn Philips(29), Mark Chapman(25) and James Neesham(17) helped Kane Williamson score 59 runs and set the target 163/7. Pakistan started the chase with Mohammad Rizwan(34) and Babar Azam(15) going after New Zealand bowlers.

After losing Babar Azam, Rizwan and Shan Masood(19) struggled to maintain run-rate. Rizwan got out with Pakistan score at 74 and Mohammad Nawaz, Haider Ali(31) came together. Haider Ali scored at 206.66 strike rate and after he got out, Iftikhar Ahmed(25) finished the innings with Nawaz scoring 38(22). Pakistan scored 168/5 in 19.3 overs to win the final.

Ish Sodhi from New Zealand gave away 58 runs by taking 1 wicket in 4 overs. Haris Rauf turned out to be best bowler for Pakistan by taking 2 wickets giving away 22 runs in 4 overs. Michael Bracewell won Player of the Series while Mohammad Nawaz won Player of the Match trophies. With this win, Pakistan has announced that they are going for the title, this World Cup. India vs Pakistan will be an interesting to match to out in this World Cup, for sure.

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