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Pakistan beat New Zealand in third T20 to complete clean sweep

November 5, 2018
Pakistan beat New Zealand in third T20 to complete clean sweep

Mohammad Hafeez was named Player of the Series

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Pakistan defeated New Zealand by 47 runs in the third and final Twenty20 International in Dubai on Sunday.

Pakistan won the toss and chose to bat first.

They finished with 166/3 on the scoreboard as Babar Azam and Mohammad Hafeez scored half centuries in the dead rubber game.

Related: Pakistan beat New Zealand to win 11th straight T20 series

Babar Azam surpassed India’s Virat Kohli to become the quickest batsman to score 1000 Twenty20 Internationals. It took him 26 runs to achieve the milestone.

Azam made 79 runs from 58 balls with the help of seven boundaries and two sixes. Hafeez played an unbeaten knock of 53 runs which included four boundaries and two maximums.

Related: Babar Azam smashes Kohli’s record, becomes fastest batsman to score 1,000 runs in T20

Shoaib Malik and Fakhar Zaman made 19 and 11 runs for the team respectively.

The Kiwi bowlers could not fair well in tonight’s fixture. Colin de Grandhomme picked up two wickets in the match.

In reply, New Zealand were dismissed for 119 runs in 16.5 overs with only three batsmen scoring in double figures.

Skipper Kane Williamson led from the front as he made 60 runs from 38 balls with eight boundaries and two sixes to his name.

Glenn Phillips made 26 runs from 24 deliveries and Ish Sodhi scored 11 runs.

Shadab Khan picked up three wickets for Pakistan while Imad Wasim and debutante Waqas Maqsood grabbed two wickets each.

This is the second straight clean sweep in the shortest format for Pakistan.

Babar Azam was named the Player of the Match for his performance with the bat and Mohammad Hafeez was named the Player of the Series.

The green shirts clinched a narrow two-run win over the Blackcaps in the first fixture on Wednesday. They won the series by winning the second game by six wickets on Friday.

Pakistan have won 11 Twenty20 International series in a row. They have not lost since Sarfraz Ahmed became captain.



Over 16.5: New Zealand 119 (lose by 47 runs)

  • Ish Sodhi 11 (9b)

Bowler: Waqas Maqsood (W-1-4-1-W)
And that’s it. Pakistan win the game by 47 runs and complete a 3-0 clean sweep in the Twenty20 series.

WICKET: Seth Rance b Waqas Maqsood 1 (2b 0x4 0x6)

WICKET: Lockie Ferguson c Sarfraz Ahmed b Waqas Maqsood 1 (3b 0x4 0x6)

Over 16: New Zealand 113-8 (require 54 runs to win)

  • Ish Sodhi 6 (7b)
  • Lockie Ferguson 1 (2b)

Bowler: Usman Khan (0-1-1lb-1-1-2)
Six runs were scored in the over .

Over 15: New Zealand 107-8 (require 60 runs to win)

Bowler: Shadab Khan (1W-0-1-1-1-W)
Two wickets fell for New Zealand in the over.

WICKET: Ross Taylor c Sarfraz Ahmed b Shadab Khan 7 (8b 0x4 0x6)

WICKET: Tim Southee run out (Faheem Ashraf/Sarfraz Ahmed) 0 (0b 0x4 0x6)

Over 14: New Zealand 103-6 (require 69 runs to win)

  • Ross Taylor 5 (5b)

Bowler: Imad Wasim (1-1-2-1-W-W)
Imad Wasim dismissed Mark Chapman and Tim Seifert in consecutive deliveries.

WICKET: Tim Seifert b Imad Wasim 0 (1b 0x4 0x6)

WICKET: Mark Chapman st Sarfraz Ahmed b Imad Wasim 2 (3b 0x4 0x6)

Over 13: New Zealand 98-4 (require 69 runs to win)

  • Ross Taylor 1 (2b)
  • Mark Chapman 1 (1b)

Bowler: Shadab Khan (0-W-1-W-0-1)
What an over for Pakistan. The Kiwi skipper was caught out while trying to hit a six and Glenn Phillips was clean bowled two balls later.

WICKET: Glenn Phillips b Shadab Khan 26 (24b 1×4 1×6)

WICKET: Kane Williamson c Babar Azam b Shadab Khan 60 (38b 8×4 2×6) 

Over 12: New Zealand 96-2 (require 71 runs to win)

  • Glenn Phillips 26 (23b)
  • Kane Williamson 60 (36b)

Bowler: Usman Khan (4-1-1lb-0-1-6)
Glenn Phillips hit the six on the last ball as Williamson struck the boundary on the first ball.

Over 11: New Zealand 83-2 (require 84 runs to win)

  • KS Williamson 54 (32b)
  • GD Phillips 20 (21b)

Bowler: Shadab Khan (6-1-4-2-1-1)
Glenn Phillips hit the six and Kane Williamson struck the boundary in the over. Fifty up for the Kiwi skipper.

Over 10: New Zealand 68-2 (require 99 runs to win)

  • Kane Williamson 46 (29b)
  • Glenn Phillips 13 (18b)

Bowler: Imad Wasim (0-1-4-0-6-1)
Kane Williamson struck the boundary and six in the over.

Over 9: New Zealand 56-2 (require 111 runs to win)

  • Kane Williamson 35 (25b)
  • Glenn Phillips 12 (16b)

Bowler: Shadab Khan (1-1-1-0-4-2)
Fifty up for New Zealand but they need to keep scoring in boundaries to keep up with the required rate of 10.09 per over

Over 8: New Zealand 47-2 (require 120 runs to win)

  • Kane Williamson 28 (21b)
  • Glenn Phillips 10 (14b)

Bowler: Waqas Maqsood (1-0-4-2-4-4)
Not a good start for the debutante as he was hit for three boundaries by Kane Williamson.

Over 7: New Zealand 32-2 (require 135 runs to win)

  • Kane Williamson 14 (16b)
  • Glenn Phillips 9 (13b)

Bowler: Mohammad Hafeez (0-1-1-1-1-0)
Four singles conceded by Mohammad Hafeez.

Over 6: New Zealand 28-2 (require 139 runs to win)

  • Kane Williamson 12 (12b)
  • Glenn Phillips 7 (11b)

Bowler: Usman Khan (1-0-1-0-4-1lb)
Usman Khan conceded seven runs in the over as Kane Williamson scored the boundary.

Over 5: New Zealand 21-2 (require 146 runs to win)

  • KS Williamson 6 (8b)
  • GD Phillips 6 (9b)

Bowler: Imad Wasim (1-0-1-1-0-1)
Four singles taken from Imad Wasim’s over.

Over 4: New Zealand 17-2 (require 150 runs to win)

  • Kane Williamson 4 (4b)
  • Glenn Phillips 4 (7b)

Bowler: Faheem Ashraf (0-W-0-0-0-4)
Glenn Phillips was dismissed run out with a direct hit by Usman Khan as captain Kane Williamson hit the boundary.

WICKET: Colin de Grandhomme run out (Usman Khan) 4 (7b 0x4 0x6)

Over 3: New Zealand 13-1 (require 154 runs to win)

  • Colin de Grandhomme 6 (6b)
  • Glenn Phillips 4 (7b)

Bowler: Imad Wasim (0-0-1-0-wd-4-1)
Colin de Grandhomme scored a much needed boundary for New Zealand.

Over 2: New Zealand 6-1 (require 161 runs to win)

  • Glenn Phillips 3 (4b)
  • Colin de Grandhomme 1 (3b)

Bowler: Faheem Ashraf (0-W-0-0-1-1)
Faheem Ashraf disturbed Colin Munro’s furniture.

WICKET: Colin Munro b Faheem Ashraf 2 (5b 0x4 0x6)

Over 1: New Zealand 4-0 (require 163 runs to win)

  • Colin Munro 2 (3b)
  • Glenn Phillips 2 (3b)

Bowler: Mohammad Hafeez (0-1-0-1-1-1)
Four runs came from the first over bowled by Mohammad Hafeez


Over 20: Pakistan 166/3

  • Asif Ali 2 (3b)
  • Mohammad Hafeez 53 (34b)

Bowler: Tim Southee (4-1-1-2-1-1)
Pakistan have set a target of 167 runs for New Zealand in the third Twenty20 International.

Over 19: Pakistan 156/3

  • Asif Ali 0 (1b)
  • Mohammad Hafeez 45 (30b)

Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme (4-1-4-W-1wd-1-0)
Shoaib Malik was dismissed after two boundaries were scored in the over.

WICKET: Shoaib Malik c Lockie Ferguson b Colin de Grandhomme 19 (9b 3×4 0x6)

Over 18: Pakistan 145/2

  • Shoaib Malik 15 (7b)
  • Mohammad Hafeez 39 (27b)

Bowler: Seth Rance (1-4-1-1-1lb-2)
Mohammad Hafeez scored the boundary as 10 runs were scored in the over.

Over 17: Pakistan 135/2

  • Shoaib Malik 11 (4b)
  • Mohammad Hafeez 34 (24b)

Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme (W-1-4-4-2-1)
Twelve runs came as Shoaib Malik scored the two boundaries and Babar Azam’s innings came to an end.

WICKET: Babar Azam c Tim Southee b Colin de Grandhomme 79 (58b 7×4 2×6)

Over 16: Pakistan 123/1

  • Babar Azam 79 (57b)
  • Mohammad Hafeez 33 (23b)

Bowler: Lockie Ferguson (1-1-4-0-4-1)
Babar Azam hit two boundaries from Lockie Ferguson’s bowling.

Over 15: Pakistan 112/1

  • Babar Azam 69 (52b)
  • Mohammad Hafeez 32 (22b)

Bowler: Colin Munro (6-6-1-1-2-1)
Pakistan cross three figures..Babar Azam into the act as he struck back to back sixes in the over.

Over 14: Pakistan 95/1

  • Babar Azam 53 (47b)
  • Mohammad Hafeez 31 (21b)

Bowler: Tim Southee (1-1-0-1-1-1)
Five singles were scored in the over.

Over 13: Pakistan 90/1

  • Babar Azam 50 (43b)
  • Mohammad Hafeez 29 (19b)

Bowler: Colin Munro (1-0-0-1-1-1)
Four runs given by Colin Munro in his first over as Babar Azam adds another half century to his tally.

Over 12: Pakistan 86/1

  • Babar Azam 48 (39b)
  • Mohammad Hafeez 27 (17b)

Bowler: Lockie Ferguson (0-1-1-1-1-0)
There’s the record !!! Babar Azam surpasses Virat Kohli to become quickest batsman to score 1000 T20 International runs.

Over 11: Pakistan 82/1

  • Babar Azam 46 (35b)
  • Mohammad Hafeez 25 (15b)

Bowler: Ish Sodhi (0-1-6-6-1-1)
Mohammad Hafeez danced down the track and hit two consecutive sixes.

Over 10: Pakistan 67/1

  • Babar Azam 44 (32b)
  • Mohammad Hafeez 12 (12b)

Bowler: Lockie Ferguson (2-4-1-0-1-1)
Babar Azam scored the boundary in the over.

Over 9: Pakistan 58/1

  • Babar Azam 36 (28b)
  • Mohammad Hafeez 11 (10b)

Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme (4-1-2-1-4-1)
Two boundaries scored in the over. Babar Azam closer to the record of quickest batsman to score 1000 runs in Twenty20 Internationals

Over 8: Pakistan 45/1

  • Babar Azam 26 (24b)
  • Mohammad Hafeez 8 (8b)

Bowler: Ish Sodhi (1-1-2-1-1-1)
The leg spinner gave seven runs in the over.

Over 7: Pakistan 38/1

  • Babar Azam 21 (20b)
  • Mohammad Hafeez 6 (6b)

Bowler: Colin de Grandhomme (1-1-1-0-1-1)
Five runs conceded by Colin de Grandhomme in his first over.

Over 6: Pakistan 33/1

  • Mohammad Hafeez 4 (3b)
  • Babar Azam 18 (17b)

Bowler: Lockie Ferguson (1-0-W-0-0-4)
Lockie Ferguson provided the breakthrough for Blackcaps in the over before Mohammad Hafeez struck the boundary.

WICKET: Fakhar Zaman c Mark Chapman b Lockie Ferguson 11 (16b 1×4 0x6)

Over 5: Pakistan 28/0

  • Babar Azam 17 (16b)
  • Fakhar Zaman 11 (14b)

Bowler: Seth Rance (4-1-1-1-1-1)
Nine runs came from Seth Rance’s over as Babar Azam hit the boundary.

Over 4: Pakistan 19/0

  • Babar Azam 10 (12b)
  • Fakhar Zaman 9 (12b)

Bowler: Tim Southee (0-4-1-2-2-1)
Fakhar Zaman scored the boundary in the over as 10 runs were scored from it. The side batting with a run rate of 4.75 per over.

Over 3: Pakistan 9/0

  • Babar Azam 5 (9b)
  • Fakhar Zaman 4 (9b)

Bowler: Seth Rance (0-1-0-1-1-0)
Another tight over by Seth Rance as three runs scored from it.

Over 2: Pakistan 6/0

  • Babar Azam 4 (6b)
  • Fakhar Zaman 2 (6b)

Bowler: Tim Southee (0-1-0-0-4-0)
Babar Azam struck the first boundary of the game.

Over 1: Pakistan 1/0

  • Babar Azam 0 (2b)
  • Fakhar Zaman 1 (4b)

Bowler: Seth Rance (0-0-0-1-0-0)
Seth Rance conceded a sigle in the first over of the today’s game

New Zealand (Playing XI): Colin Munro, Glenn Phillips, Kane Williamson (captain), Colin de Grandhomme, Mark Chapman, Ross Taylor, Tim Seifert (wicket keeper), Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson and Seth Rance.

Pakistan (Playing XI): Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Asif Ali, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (captain and wicket keeper), Faheem Ashraf, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Usman Khan and Waqas Maqsood.

Waqas Maqsood has become the first player to make his Twenty20 International debut on his birthday.

Pakistan have replaced Hasan Ali and Shaheen Shah Afridi with debutante Waqas Maqsood and Usman Khan.

Babar Azam just requires 48 runs from two innings to overtake India’s Virat Kohli as the fastest batsman to score 1000 runs in Twenty20 Internationals.

Pakistan won the toss and chose to bat first

Will Pakistan clinch its second successive whitewash or will New Zealand end the series on a winning note?

Hello and welcome to the live updates of the third and final Twenty20 International between Pakistan and New Zealand at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.



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