Watch Live Cricket Pakistan vs New Zealand (PAK vs NZ) 3rd T20 Match PTV Sports Live Streaming from Seddon Park, Hamilton on 22nd December 2020. The Match will start at 11:30 PM IST. Watch PAK vs NZ T20 Series at Cricslive.Online
Pakistan vs New Zealand 3rd T20 Preview
New Zealand came out on top by nine wickets in the second T20I in a game that saw several incidents of individual brilliance. Now owning an unassailable 2-0 series lead, the ‘Black Caps’ have a chance to notch just their second-ever bilateral T20I whitewash (three or more games only), while the visitors look to avoid their own second-ever sweep in such a series.
Tim Seifert is having a dream series (141 runs, SR 133.01, 2×50) at the top, making up for Martin Guptill’s poor returns (27 runs, SR 128.57). The hosts have now won their last four completed home T20Is and are only a win away from equaling their longest winning streak at home (W5 – 2016/17).
New dad Kane Williamson also played a part (57* from 42 balls) in his first match of the series. The Kiwi captain now has the joint-most number of individual H2H T20I 50s (four, together with Guptill). Kyle Jamieson had a match to forget though (4-0-43-0), with his figures the 11th worst individual bowling performances in H2H T20Is.
Veteran Mohammad Hafeez continued his excellent 2020 for Pakistan with a superlative 99* (57 balls) in the second T20I, contributing 60.74% of his team’s total. The lack of runs and biff from the top and middle order, respectively, is pegging Pakistan back. Khushdil Shah, known for his six-hitting prowess, is yet to hit a six this series (30 runs, SR 75.00).
Haris Rauf remains their best bet in this format and the series (three wickets, ER 8.50), although his no-wicket performance was his first in seven T20Is and only the second in his short career of ten T20Is. Captain Shadab Khan isn’t pulling his weight with the bat (46 runs @ SR 117.94) or the ball (zero wickets, ER 7.66) which is a cause for concern.
Pakistan vs New Zealand 3rd T20 Players to watch:
Tim Southee (NZ) owns the second-most expensive individual H2H bowling figures, but he is also the joint-highest wicket taker (21 wickets) and has the second and fifth best individual bowling performances in H2Hs.
Newly appointed Pakistan Test captain (for the first Test) Mohammad Rizwan will be aiming to score big in T20Is. He has nine double-digit scores in 17 batting innings, but only two 30+ scores. The two matches in this series, however, are the first time he’s opened in T20Is.
Pakistan vs New Zealand 3rd T20 Stat attack:
Guptill (490 runs, Avg. 30.62, SR 137.25) needs ten runs to become the second player in H2H T20Is to aggregate 500+ runs – behind Hafeez.
Five of New Zealand’s last seven completed T20Is (excluding ties) were won by the chasing team.
Likewise, ten of Pakistan’s last 11 completed T20Is including the last five in a row were won by the chasing team.
New Zealand vs Pakistan 3rd T20, NZ vs Pak Live Streaming
Pakistan have lost their last seven white ball games without Babar Azam.
There has only been one whitewash in bilateral H2H T20I series (three or more matches only) – by Pakistan in the UAE in 2018/19 (3-0).
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Referee: Crowe J. (Nzl),
Venue: McLean Park (Napier)