Captain Kane Williamson‘s first worldwide half-century after a very long time couldn’t do a lot for New Zealand as Pakistan defeated the hosts within the T20 Tri-Sequence last to bag the celebrated trophy at Hagley Oval in Christchurch on Friday.
After shedding three wickets at 74 throughout the chase of 164, batting cameos from Haider Ali and Mohammad Nawaz lifted Pakistan to a superb five-wicket win.
The duo added an important stand of 56 runs for the fourth wicket to speed up Pakistan’s possibilities of profitable the summit conflict. Haider scored a quickfire 31 off 15 with the assistance of three fours and two sixes.
Nawaz, nonetheless, stayed till the top and took the vacationers dwelling with 5 wickets in hand and three balls to spare. The star all-rounder smashed an unbeaten 38 from 22 deliveries, together with a few fours and three maximums.
Earlier, after shedding the toss, the Black Caps posted 163/7 in 20 overs, due to Williamson’s elegant knock. The 32-year-old scored his first half-century in any format for the reason that 2021 T20 World Cup last when he scored a fifty in opposition to Australia in Dubai.
For Pakistan, Naseem Shah (2/38) and Haris Rauf (2/22) picked up two wickets every, whereas Shadab Khan (1/30) and Nawaz (1/33) bagged one scalp apiece.
Right here is how Twitter reacted:
All smiles for the victors 🏆✌️#PAKvNZ | #NZTriSeries pic.twitter.com/OV6HKUFhmL
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) October 14, 2022
A blistering partnership by Mohammad Nawaz (38* off 22) & Haider Ali (31 off 15) together with a last over SIX from Iftikhar Ahmed sealing the Bangla Wash T20 Tri-Sequence for @TheRealPCB #NZvPAK #CricketNation pic.twitter.com/KeyJvNEjnD
— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) October 14, 2022
Good collection to win earlier than the WC. Off to 🇦🇺 pic.twitter.com/7ofIkvOq8s
— Babar Azam (@babarazam258) October 14, 2022
Properly accomplished boys 🙌🏼🇵🇰🏆 #PakvsNz pic.twitter.com/vFnMESeosd
— Hassan Ali 🇵🇰 (@RealHa55an) October 14, 2022
A morale-boosting win certainly! @iamhaideraly, and @HarisRauf14 kiyaa baat hai app loggon ki! Properly-deserved MOTM @mnawaz94! @T20WorldCup right here we come!! 🏏 pic.twitter.com/26mTJ38nXY
— Naseem Shah (@iNaseemShah) October 14, 2022
Congratulations Workforce 💚 for an amazing win in opposition to 🇳🇿. Good efficiency from throughout & esp @mnawaz94 for his very good knock lead the staff once more to victory & secured tri-nation collection. It should clearly increase the ethical of boys forward of WCT20i. Look ahead & prepared to maneuver on. pic.twitter.com/ux5V6BGqL3
— Haris Rauf (@HarisRauf14) October 14, 2022
Pakistan cross the end line comfortably to win the Tri-series last at Christchurch 🏆#NZvPAK | 📝 Scorecard: https://t.co/bAWntNkXEj pic.twitter.com/aSmkgir84p
— ICC (@ICC) October 14, 2022
Kane Williamson’s highest scores in his final 30 worldwide innings:
85 v Australia (T20 WC Closing)59 v Pakistan (Triseries Closing)52* v India (WTC Closing)49 v India (WTC Closing)#NZvPAK
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) October 14, 2022
Good confidence boosting achievement by Pakistan heading into the World Cup.
— Ian Raphael Bishop (@irbishi) October 14, 2022
Mohammad Nawaz within the tri-series:
107 runsAverage 53.50Strike-rate 159.70
6 wicketsAverage of 27.83Economy-rate 8.78#NZvPAK #NZTriSeries pic.twitter.com/2896GhTeDS
— Saj Sadiq (@SajSadiqCricket) October 14, 2022
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