Rauf proves unhittable


Haris Rauf bowled economically with 2 for 22 to restrict New Zealand despite Kane Williamson’s 59


Babar Azam(C), Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, SH Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf


Khushdil Shah, S Afridi, Usman Qadir, hassnain, FK Zaman, Mohammad Haris, Shahnawaz Dahani

New Zealand TEAM

MJ Guptill, Finn Allen, Michael Bracewell, Devon Conway, MS Chapman, James Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Trent Boult, AF Milne, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee(C)

BENCH : Kane Williamson, DJ Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, LH Ferguson, BM Tickner, D Cleaver

Pakistan168 for 5 (Nawaz 38*, Rizwan 34, Bracewell 2-14) beat New Zealand 163 for 7 (Williamson 59, Rauf 2-22, Naseem 2-38) by five wickets PAKISTAN WIN THE TRI SERIES
n audacious assault from Haider Ali and Mohammad Nawaz blindsided New Zealand and gave Pakistan the tri-series title in Christchurch. Their stand included smashing 33 in eight balls starting from the 15th over to offset a powerplay slowdown and help Pakistan chase down 164. Though Haider and Asif Ali holed out at the death, Nawaz coolly closed out the game for Pakistan for the PAKISTAN WIN THE TRI SERIES

After New Zealand had been asked to bat, their captain Kane Williamson found form with a 33-ball half-century. However, Haris Rauf, who was featuring in his 50th T20I, handcuffed New Zealand in the end overs with his variations, coming away with 2 for 22 in his four overs. New Zealand managed only 33 for 4 in their last five overs, a passage of play which eventually proved decisive. PAKISTAN WIN THE TRI SERIES

Williamson breaks out of the funk
Before Friday, Williamson had last scored a T20 fifty in April, when he opened the batting for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL. His niggly elbow has also disrupted his rhythm in the recent past. After being rested for the previous match against Bangladesh, Williamson showed signs of his best during an innings of 59 from 38 balls. PAKISTAN WIN THE TRI SERIESCHe struck up a 50-run partnership with Glenn Phillips off 37 balls after New Zealand had PAKISTAN WIN THE TRI SERIES

Rauf proves unhittable

Rauf, who replaced Mohammad Hasnain, got to work in the powerplay and Rauf preform very well-done and got two wickets and pak win this match

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