Tri-series: New Zealand beat Pakistan by 9 wickets in 4th T20

Tri-series: New Zealand beat Pakistan by 9 wickets in 4th T20

Christchurch (Web Desk): New Zealand defeated Pakistan by nine wickets in the fourth match of T20 tri-series at Christchurch on Tuesday.

Pakistan secured 130 for 7 wickets. In reply New Zealand achieved the target in 16.1 over for one wicket.

Pakistan won the toss and opted to bat first but failed to post a big total. Iftikhar Ahmed remained the top scorer with 27 runs. Asif Ali made 25 runs.

In reply, New Zealand chased down the target in 17th over with nine wickets in hand. Finn Allen scored brilliant 62 runs. Shadab Khan took the only wicket.

The hosts' victory leaves both Pakistan and New Zealand on two wins and a defeat each, with the Black Caps next facing Bangladesh on Wednesday, also in Christchurch.

The three nations are using the week-long tournament to fine-tune for the T20 World Cup in Australia later this month.


New Zealand: Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson (capt), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Michael Bracewell, Blair Tickner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Mitchell Santner

Pakistan: Babar Azam (capt), Mohammad Rizwan, Shan Masood, Haider Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani