Finally Pakistan won the 5th T20 Match, but Newzealand won the Series by 4-1.

ByTV10 Punjab

Jan 22, 2024
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Edited by : Sandeep Dhand
Sports Desk (Ludhiana)
21 January

In a thrilling conclusion to the T20 series between Pakistan and New Zealand, Pakistan emerged victorious in the last match, securing a convincing win with a margin of 42 runs. The match, held at a charged-up venue, witnessed Pakistan winning the toss and opting to bat.

Pakistan’s decision to set the target proved strategic, as their batsmen put up a resilient performance, accumulating a total of 134/8 in their innings. The Pakistani innings showcased remarkable contributions from key players, with notable performances by both seasoned players and emerging talents. The innings laid the foundation for a challenging target, keeping the audience on the edge of their seats.

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However, the real drama unfolded in New Zealand’s response. Despite having already clinched the T20 series, the Kiwis faced a formidable task in chasing down Pakistan’s target. The Pakistani bowlers exhibited exceptional skill and coordination, relentlessly pressuring the New Zealand batsmen. The pressure eventually took its toll on the Kiwi lineup, as they succumbed to the Pakistani bowling attack, managing to score only 92/10.

This unexpected turn of events showcased the unpredictable nature of T20 cricket, where fortunes can change rapidly. The victory in the last T20 match not only provided Pakistan with a morale-boosting win but also added an intriguing twist to the overall series narrative.

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Pakistan’s triumph was celebrated by fans and players alike, marking the end of an exhilarating series. The players’ stellar performances and the nail-biting moments throughout the match will undoubtedly be remembered by cricket enthusiasts. As the cricketing world reflects on this gripping showdown, Pakistan emerges victorious, leaving an indelible mark on the T20 series against New Zealand.

Pakistan Inning

H. Khan 0 Score 3 Ball

M. Rizwan 38 score 38 ball

B. Azam 13 Score 24 Ball

F. Zaman 33 Score 16 Ball

M. Nawaz 1 Score 4 Ball

I. Ahmed 5 Score 8 ball

S. Farhan 19 score 14 ball

S. Afridi 1 score 6 ball

A. Afridi (Not Out ) 14 score 6 ball

U. Mir (Not out ) 1 score 1 ball

Pakistan 134/8
Extras : 9

Newzealand Inning

F. Allen 22 score 19 ball

R. Ravindra1 score 2 ball

T. Seifert 19 score 30 ball

W. Young 12 score 11 ball

M. Chapman 1 score 3 ball

G. Phillips 26 score 22 ball

M. Santner 4 score 4 ball

M. Henry 1 score 3 Ball

I. Sodhi 1 score 3 ball

T. Southee( not out ) 4 score 6 ball

L. Ferguson 0 score 1 ball

Newzealand: 92/10
Extras : 1

Summary of Match

Pakistan: 134/8

Newzealand: 92/10

Player of the match

Iftikhar Ahmed(PAK)
3/24 (4) & 5 (8)

Player of the Series

Finn Allen(NZ)

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