In the third T20I, New Zealand gave Pakistan a score of 164 runs to beat.
During the third T20I of the series on Monday at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, Pakistan needs to score 164 runs to win.
New Zealand chose to bat first and scored 163-5 in the 20 overs they were given, with captain Tom Latham getting a fifty.
Latham got 64 runs in 49 balls by hitting two sixes and seven fours. Daryl Mitchel contributed 33 runs in 26 balls.
Pakistan’s Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf each took two wickets, and Shadab Khan took one.
The home team is up 2-0 in the series because they won the first two games by wide margins.
Pakistan wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan has been cleared by the team’s medical staff to play in the third T20I. He hurt his back in the second T20I, but has since healed.
New Zealand has made two changes for the third T20I. Adam Milne and Ish Sodhi are back in the team. Pakistan, meanwhile, gave Zaman Khan a break and put Naseem Shah in his place.
The last two games of the T20I series will be played in Rawalpindi on April 20 and 24.
Eight Kiwis aren’t there because they are playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL), and the captain, Kane Williamson, has a bad knee injury. Batsman Tom Latham is taking over as captain, giving new players a lot of chances to shine.
After the five-match T20 series, Pakistan and New Zealand will also play five one-day internationals. This will help them get ready for the 50-over World Cup in India this year.
The tour is sort of a make-up for the fact that New Zealand cancelled their trip to Pakistan on the day of the first game there in September 2021, claiming safety concerns.
Three months ago, the Black Caps played two Tests and three ODIs in Pakistan.
Playing XI Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Saim Ayub, Shadab Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah
Tom Latham (captain and wicketkeeper), Chad Bowes, Will Young, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, and James Neesham all play for New Zealand. Rachin Ravindra, Adam Milne, Matt Henry, Ish Sodhi, Ben Lister