RAWALPINDI: In the fifth PAK vs NZ T20I, disciplined Mark Chapman-inspired New Zealand stormed over Pakistan and forced the five-match series to tie at 2-2.
The Pindi Cricket Stadium hosted the fifth Twenty20 International of the five-match series between Pakistan and New Zealand.
Tom Latham, the captain of New Zealand, decided to bowl first after the coin landed in his favor. Mohammad Rizwan and Iftikhar Ahmed both had outstanding performances for Pakistan, who batted first and amassed a respectable total.
After Mark Chapman scored an impressive century, Pakistan’s bowlers were ultimately unable to defend the target they had set.
The left-handed batsman hit 11 boundaries and four sixes in his unbroken 104 off 57 deliveries.
All-rounder James Neesham, who hit four boundaries and two sixes en route to an unbeaten 45 in 25 balls, provided Chapman with outstanding support.
In the fifth PAK versus NZ T20I, their 121-run unbroken partnership led New Zealand to a surprising six-wicket victory over the home team.
The two teams will now focus on the following five-match ODI series, which will begin on April 26 at the same location.