Ebene News – GB – Rizwan’s 89 off 59, the centerpiece of Pakistan’s victory

New Zealand put 173 on the board thanks to Conway’s fifty, but it wasn’t enough

Pakistan 177 for 6 (Rizwan 89, Southee 2-25) beat New Zealand 173 for 7 (Conway 63, Ashraf 3-20) by four wickets

Pakistan really gives Mohammad Rizwan a rating Their supporters might continue to doubt him But the team themselves are firmly behind the batsman And that belief is a powerful thing It uplifts people and makes them make extraordinary things

This was the case at Napier, where Rizwan led his team to one of their best T20I wins His 89 of 59 was the centerpiece of Pakistan’s fourth tallest pursuit in the shortest format

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New Zealand did well to get a solid total on the board thanks to Devon Conway’s half-century at the end of the innings and as tough as they tried to defend, the dew that fell in the evening , with a hamstring injury in Ish Sodhi, the odds were too great to overcome

Faheem Ashraf started his spell with many deliveries of swing seam Mainly because he was bowling at a time when the pitch offered grip to virtually any type of shift. This is what Pakistan’s play lacked in all series The ability to read conditions early and adapt to them quickly

The impact of the all-rounder was immediate He knocked out captain Kane Williamson with a longball back that kept a low touch and didn’t come to bat Then he produced a flash of genius when he passed through the in-form Tim Seifert with a ball which embellished off the field and took out the top of the stump.

New Zealand got off to a good start – 47-2 at the end of the power play – but Ashraf dragged them back beautifully

New Zealand had to restart their heats But they took a heavy blow in 15th place when they lost Glenn Phillips – once again the slower ball does the trick The score was 109 There were only 35 balls left Time was running out

Batting in a situation like this can be stifling But Conway, only playing his sixth international game, stepped up in a way that suggests he will be a long-standing presence on this team.

He’s electric through the offside, as Shaheen Afridi found out immediately after taking that Phillips wicket Two hard drives under cover kicked off New Zealand’s push into the slog overs And he also featured an effortless movie for six to the extreme beat of Haris Rauf

Conway seems vulnerable early in his innings – as most batsmen do – but once he’s been through that rough patch he really knows how to make it count. Because of him, the New Zealand hit 64 points in the last 5 overs

It all started in discomfort Trent Boult’s inswingers buzzed around his pads Tim Southee almost made him bowling The new ball under the lights was doing tricky things

But Rizwan, after making starts and throwing him away in the previous two matches of this series, was determined not to make the same mistake again. He was also helped by a two-step throw turning into a batting beauty thanks to the dew

Still, some of his strokeplay was good Whenever the New Zealand bowlers strayed even slightly on his pads, he was ready with a range of strokes The scoop on the thin leg The square kick The sweater midwicket He has got 70 of his 89 runs on the side of the legs

Rizwan controlled the chase from start to finish and although his wicket in the last over created some excitement, Pakistan only needed three more points to win and those were hit. emphatically as Iftikhar Ahmed calmly sent the balloon into orbit over McLean Park

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Ebene News – GB – Rizwan’s 89 off 59, la centerpiece of Pakistan’s victory

Source: https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/new-zealand-v-pakistan-2020-21-1233950/new-zealand-vs-pakistan-3rd-t20i-1233961/match-report