Pakistan responded with a score of 193-5 during the 20 overs that were given to them after being ordered to bat first.
After batting together for their initial wicket, Pakistan got off to a strong start because of the contributions of Babar Azam along with Mohammad Rizwan, who scored 51 runs off of 34 balls.
Azam made 19 runs, Mohammad Haris on duck, as well as Saim Ayub also on duck all went back to the pavilion within the space of 5 deliveries, which resulted in Pakistan losing three wickets while only adding one run to their total.
Rizwan along with Iftikhar Ahmed put together an important partnership of 71 scores in just 46 balls when Pakistan was in a precarious position. As a result, their team was able to go back on track for a score that would be competitive.
While Iftikhar was out of the game, Imad Wasim stepped out swinging and performed a magnificent cameo, scoring 31 runs in just 14 balls. Iftikhar had posted 36 scores in just 22 deliveries earlier in the game. The knock he made consisted of four boundaries and a maximum.
Rizwan was unfortunate not to get the second Twenty20 International century of his career as he stayed not out on 98 runs after 62 deliveries. He had faced the opposition for the entirety of the match. His innings had seven boundaries and 4 sixes among the runs scored.
Blair Tickner had the best bowling figures for New Zealand with three wickets and thirty-three runs off of four overs.
Mohammad Haris and Ihsanullah entered the game in place of Fakhar Zaman and Zaman Khan to represent the home team, which made two lineup adjustments.
James Neesham along with Blair Tickner came in as replacements for Cole McConchie and Matt Henry for the New Zealand team, which also made a couple of adjustments.
New Zealand prevailed over Pakistan in the 5th and final Twenty20 International of the series, which took place on Monday at Rawalpindi’s Pindi Cricket Stadium. Mark Chapman produced a magnificent hundred throughout the match.
New Zealand was able to reach its goal of 194 scores in 19.2 outs while chasing the objective. The victory brought the five-match series between New Zealand and Australia to a 2-2 tie.
In the initial over of New Zealand’s innings, Shaheen Afridi took out Will Young on 4 runs and Captain Tom Latham on duck, both of whom were batting for the team. This was a bad start for New Zealand throughout the run chase.
Before the completion of the tenth over, Imad Wasim assisted Pakistan in taking two additional wickets, of Chad Bowes who made 19 runs, and Daryl Mitchell who made 15 runs. As a result, Pakistan put New Zealand in a perilous position, with 73 runs remaining for victory and the necessary run rate increasing.
However, at this point in the game, James Neesham along with Chapman forged a fantastic partnership that proved to be the game-winning combination that their team needed. The two batsmen combined to score 121 runs in just 58 balls while smashing the Pakistani bowlers to every area of the pitch.
With the assistance of 11 boundaries and 4 sixes, Chapman amassed 104 scores in just 57 deliveries and stayed unbeaten at that score. Neesham hit 45 runs off of 25 balls, including four boundaries and 2 sixes, bringing his total to 45 runs.
On the strength of an incredible hundred scored by left-handed batsman Mark Chapman at Rawalpindi’s Pindi Cricket Stadium on Monday, New Zealand triumphed over Pakistan to draw even in the five-match Twenty20 series that is being played between the two countries.
Following the conclusion of the five-match Twenty20 series, Pakistan along with New Zealand will engage in a total of five one-day internationals against one another. The purpose of these matches is to hone preparations for the next ODI World Cup in India.
The tour is intended to serve as some sort of atonement for the fact that New Zealand canceled its trip to Pakistan before the day that the first game was to be played in the month of September 2021, citing worries about the country’s safety.
A mere three months ago, the Black Caps traveled to Pakistan to compete in 2 Tests and 3 One-Day Internationals (ODIs).
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