Pakistan defeated New Zealand by 47 runs in 3rd T20 to whitewash the Blackcaps by 3-0.
Babar Azam created the history by becoming the fastest man to reach 1000 runs landmark in T20. Azam takes 26 innings to reach the milestone breaks the record of Virat Kohli, who achieved this feat in 27 innings.
Invincible Pakistan accomplishes yet another clean sweep in T20, 2nd in a row against two best teams Australia and New Zeland. The team in green has certainly found the formula of remaining unbeaten in the shortest format of the game. It is their 11th consecutive T20 series win, which is an auspicious figure for Pakistan. Babar Azam and Mohammad Hafeez in batting, While Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan in bowling dented the opposition on the regular basis. Moreover, that their fielding has added an extra element in their team. Pakistan is fielding at their best, credit goes to their coach Mickey Arthur for setting fielding standards very high.
Host Pakistan has taken full advantage of the weakness of the opposition team against spin. Both Imad and Shadab bowled exceptionally well to the New Zeland batsman. Shadab has now become the highest wicket-taker in the T20 format in 2018. New Zeland middle order looked lifeless without the support of the top order. Visitors have to pull their socks before ODI series. Kane Williamson has to strengthen his middle order in order to counter Pakistani spinners.
Brief Score :
Pakistan 166/3 in 20 overs
New Zealand 119-All-out in 16.5 overs
Note: Babar Azam adjudged Man of the match for his vital 79 runs.