NAPIER, NEW ZEALAND: Mohammad Rizwan smashed a career-best 89 as Pakistan defeated New Zealand by 4 wickets Thursday to stay clear of a series sweep after the third Twenty20 intercontinental in Napier.
Pakistan arrived at New Zealand’s goal with two balls to spare, ending on 177 right after Iftikhar Ahmed sealed the acquire with a six in the last more than.
But it was Rizwan’s 89 from 59 balls, with help from 41-run Mohammad Hafeez, which presented the inspiration for the victory.
The New Zealanders completed their innings at 173 for seven following dropping the toss and remaining questioned to bat, with Devon Conway best scoring on 63.
Faheem Ashraf was the pick of the Pakistan bowlers, getting three for 20.