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New Zealand vs Pakistan, 3rd T20I at Napier, PAK in NZ, Dec 22 2020 - Full Scorecard

3rd T20I (N), Napier, December 22, 2020, Pakistan tour of New Zealand
(19.4/20 ov, T:174) 177/6

Pakistan won by 4 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
89 (59)
Player Of The Series
176 runs
New Zealand Innings
Pakistan Innings
Match Flow
New Zealand  (20 ovs maximum)
c Shadab Khan b Haris Rauf19162121118.75
b Faheem Ashraf35203623175.00
b Faheem Ashraf1460025.00
c Shadab Khan b Haris Rauf63457571140.00
c Haris Rauf b Shaheen Shah Afridi31203540155.00
c Shadab Khan b Faheem Ashraf24120050.00
c Iftikhar Ahmed b Shaheen Shah Afridi1461111233.33
not out 66700100.00
not out 00200-
Extras(lb 1, nb 1)2
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 8.65, 104 Mins)173/7
Fall of wickets: 1-40 (Martin Guptill, 4.3 ov), 2-45 (Kane Williamson, 5.3 ov), 3-58 (Tim Seifert, 7.2 ov), 4-109 (Glenn Phillips, 14.1 ov), 5-128 (James Neesham, 16.2 ov), 6-159 (Scott Kuggeleijn, 18.3 ov), 7-169 (Devon Conway, 19.3 ov)
14.1 to GD Phillips, and Shaheen strikes first ball. Pakistan are pulling things back now. Looked like it was cleanly struck, but went higher that it did long. Slower ball does the trick as Haris Rauf has all the time in the world to get underneath it and sent the dangerous Phillips on his way. 109/4
18.3 to SC Kuggeleijn, and finally he falls, but NZ won't mind that. He's done his job. Tried to deposit that over the cow corner boundary once more but this time the timing was only good enough to find the fielder stationed there. 159/6
4.3 to MJ Guptill, taken at mid-off. Tries to recreate the magic from the last ball. Tries to pull off that inside out loft down the ground again. But two things are amiss. One, the length is shorter. And two, Rauf has pushed this ball so much more into his body, meaning he just does not have the leverage to go over the top. Poor shot selection and he's gone. 40/1
19.3 to DP Conway, and Conway finally falls. Top edge gives extra cover an easy chance, and a magnificent innings from Conway ends. There was concern about the slow start, but his 63 off 45 is what's held this innings together. 169/7
5.3 to KS Williamson, chops on! That's happened a few times before. It's short. It's wide. And oddly enough, his footwork, moving back and across, works against him here because he gets too close to the ball and ends up reducing the room he had to cut the ball. That little reduction is enough to secure the inside edge onto his stumps. Williamson hunches over his bat and stares at the pitch as if it's betrayed him. Maybe he thought that ball would come onto the bat more, bounce more?. 45/2
7.2 to TL Seifert, knocks him out! Oh this is lovely bowling. It's the magic of the wobble seam. You don't let it stay upright. You make it dance as the ball comes out. And when it pitches on the surface, it does whatever it pleases. Here, it decks in off a good length, cuts Seifert in half, and takes out his off stump. The on-the-up drive was the worst shot he could play given the trap that was being set. Ashraf has been brilliant today!. 58/3
16.2 to JDS Neesham, clears the front leg and has a baseball-style swing at it. Neesham's not hitting any home run, though. It flies up into the air and Shadab completes the most straightforward catch. 128/5
Pakistan  (T: 174 runs from 20 ovs)
c Conway b Jamieson8959103103150.84
c sub (DJ Mitchell) b Kuggeleijn1192510122.22
c sub (DJ Mitchell) b Kuggeleijn41294123141.37
c sub (DJ Mitchell) b Neesham13101620130.00
c †Seifert b Southee23110066.66
c †Seifert b Southee011000.00
not out 147811200.00
not out 00200-
Extras(lb 4, w 3)7
TOTAL19.4 Ov (RR: 9.00, 105 Mins)177/6
Fall of wickets: 1-40 (Haider Ali, 5.2 ov), 2-112 (Mohammad Hafeez, 13.3 ov), 3-141 (Khushdil Shah, 16.2 ov), 4-163 (Faheem Ashraf, 18.1 ov), 5-163 (Shadab Khan, 18.2 ov), 6-171 (Mohammad Rizwan, 19.2 ov)
18.1 to Faheem Ashraf, gets the wicket of Faheem! Is there life in this contest still? Nothing special about that ball, short and wide and there to be hit, but he only manages a faint edge, and Pakistan lose their fourth. 163/4
18.2 to Shadab Khan, Two in two! Shadab gone for a golden done. A little too close to cut and he only manages to get an edge through to Seifert. Are Pakistan going to blow this?. 163/5
19.2 to Mohammad Rizwan, this has gone straight up, and Pakistan lose Rizwan!This game is still alive. Rizwan thought it was in the slot and he looked to deposit it over cow corner like he's done so often this innings, but it goes high up. A glorious knock comes to an end, and Pakistan still need three. 171/6
5.2 to Haider Ali, that is a ripppaaaahhhhhhh! A one-handed rippppaaaahhhhhh! Guptill had just stepped away to take care of those fingers that must be burning right now. Daryl Mitchell came in as a sub and immediately he has pulled off the impossible. A back of a length ball that stops on the pitch gets a leading edge as Haider, who plays with hard hands, who succeeds with hard hands, here watches the ball spoon over the off side infield. He might think he's got enough on it to beat the man tracking back. But Mitchell keeps his eye on it as he runs sideways and back from cover, then propels himself further with an acrobatic dive and finally thrusts his right hand up and behind him and it sticks. IT STICKS!. 40/1
13.3 to Mohammad Hafeez, and he strikes. Huge, huge blow for Pakistan - is that the one that seals the whitewash? Drove him on the up without quite getting it out of the middle and Phillips on sweeper cover gratefully pouches it. Massive, massive blow for Pakistan. 112/2
16.2 to Khushdil Shah, but Neesham strikes back, and this is still game on. Short and wide, Khushdil tried to loft him over the long third man boundary. Who but Daryl Mitchell lies in wait to take that catch?. 141/3
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  • New Zealand innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 47 runs, 2 wickets)
  • New Zealand: 50 runs in 6.2 overs (38 balls), Extras 0
  • Over 10.1: Review by Pakistan (Bowling), Umpire - CM Brown, Batsman - DP Conway (Struck down)
  • New Zealand: 100 runs in 12.5 overs (77 balls), Extras 0
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 39 balls (DP Conway 19, GD Phillips 31, Ex 0)
  • DP Conway: 50 off 39 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • New Zealand: 150 runs in 18.1 overs (109 balls), Extras 1
  • Innings Break: New Zealand - 173/7 in 20.0 overs (TG Southee 6, KA Jamieson 0)
  • Pakistan innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 47 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Pakistan: 50 runs in 6.3 overs (39 balls), Extras 0
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 38 balls (Mohammad Rizwan 19, Mohammad Hafeez 32, Ex 0)
  • Mohammad Rizwan: 50 off 40 balls (7 x 4)
  • Pakistan: 100 runs in 12.4 overs (76 balls), Extras 2
  • Pakistan: 150 runs in 16.6 overs (102 balls), Extras 6
McLean Park, Napier
TossPakistan, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Player Of The Series
Series resultNew Zealand won the 3-match series 2-1
Match numberT20I no. 1119
Hours of play (local time)19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.30, Interval 20.30-20.50, Second Session 20.50-22.20
Match days22 December 2020 - night (20-over match)
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee