New Zealand vs Pakistan 3rd T20 Live Cricket Score: Seifert falls, NZ three down

New Zealand vs Pakistan (NZ vs PAK) 3rd T20 Live Cricket Score Online: Pakistan are looking at avoiding a clean sweep at Napier

New Zealand vs Pakistan (NZ vs PAK) 3rd T20 Live Cricket Score Updates: Looking at yet another clean sweep, New Zealand are all set to outplay Pakistan in the third and final T20I match at Napier. The Kiwis have already won the series 2-0.

Riding on their bowlers’ brilliant show in both the games, New Zealand would look to win the third one as well. In the first match, debutant Jacob Duffy and experienced Tim Southee in the second game took the team to victory. In batting, the Kiwi wicket-keeper batsman Tim Seifert has dominated the Pakistan bowlers in both the games with twin fifties.

With Azam being ruled out of the first Test, Pakistan would desperately want to win this game and take some confidence into the longer format.

Playing XIs:

Pakistan: Mohammad Rizwan(w), Haider Ali, Shadab Khan(c), Mohammad Hafeez, Hussain Talat, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Faheem Ashraf, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Hasnain

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert(w), Kane Williamson(c), Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Kyle Jamieson, Scott Kuggeleijn, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult

New Zealand vs Pakistan 3rd T20 Live Cricket Score

With economical bowling from skipper Shadab Khan and Faheem Ashraf, Pakistan are in control of the match after 10 overs. New batters Conway and Phillips are taking their time to get adjusted.
NZ 76/3 in 10 overs

With two quick wickets of Guptill and Williamson, Pakistan have tried to bring down the run rate and the pressure also made Seifert lose his wicket. Pakistan back in the game with three wickets now. Seifert goes for 30 off 20 balls. Faheem claimed this wicket.
NZ 58/3 in 7.2 overs.

Ashraf bowled Kane Williamson out for just 1 run and put Kiwis in pressure. This was the partnership that took the game away from them last game. Williamson b Faheem Ashraf 1(4)

NZ 46/2 in 6 overs

Martin Guptill who was looking dangerous, got out on the third ball of Haris Rauf’s first over. Guptill hit him for a six in the previous ball and handed a comfortable catch to Shadab Khan in the next. Tried to repeat the previous shot but does not get the elevation. Guptill c Shadab Khan b Haris Rauf 19(16)
NZ 45/1 in 5 overs

Seifert is targetting Pakistan bowler Mohammad Hasnain. It was short and outside off, Seifert instead of going over point or cover goes straight, flat-bats it right back over the bowler and sends it sailing in front of the sightscreen. Guptill also hit harris for six.
40/0 in 4.2 overs

Guptill and Shiefert are taking charge on Pakistan bowlers ad the duo have taken the score to 23/0 in three overs. Guptill is on 8 and Seifert is unbeaten on 15. Both have played 9 balls each.

NZ 23/0 in 3 overs

In-form Tim Seifert and Martin Guptill are off to the mark. Seifert who hit two consecutive fifties in last two games, smashed a six off Mohammad Hasnain’s fourth ball of the second over, taking the score to 12.

NZ 12/0 in 2 overs

The weather has been nice but there’s a little bit of cloud cover, nothing major. Still very warm in the middle. It is a very hard surface. There’s a little bit of dryness. There’s also going to be a little bit of spin for Shadab and Sodhi. 

We are going to bowl first. We have changed our team and strengthened the batting – that’s why we are chasing. We have three changes. The conditions are different and most of the guys are touring New Zealand for the first time. Hopefully they adapt here and do well. He (Hafeez) has been playing well since last year. The youngsters should learn from him on how to build an innings: Shadab Khan.

Hello and welcome to the live blog of New Zealand vs Pakistan 3rd  and final T20I match at Napier. Here’s what skipper say on toss:

“Batting first, usually a good surface here in Napier and hopefully we can make good use of it and get a competitive total on the board. Couple of strong performances and it is important that we back that up. The guys are looking forward to getting involved for the last game of the series. There are always areas to improve on. Every ground you turn up to there are some adjustments to be made and the Pakistan side have also made a couple of changes, you should be on your feet and adapt quickly. The challenges come and fast. Same team.”- Kane Williamson

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