New Zealand vs Pakistan – 5th International T20 Preview & Prediction

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New Zealand vs Pakistan – 5th International T20 Preview & Prediction


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THE FACTS

When is New Zealand vs Pakistan on and what time does it start? New Zealand vs Pakistan will take place on Sunday 21st January, 2024 – 00:00 (UK)

Where is New Zealand vs Pakistan taking place? New Zealand vs Pakistan will take place at Hagley Oval, Christchurch

THE LOWDOWN

NEW ZEALAND

New Zealand are going for a 5-0 series sweep after their latest win over Pakistan on Friday. Played at the same venue as this game, the Black Caps secured their first victory of the season batting second, chasing down 159 to win with seven wickets and 11 balls to spare. Daryl Mitchell and Glenn Phillips did the damage, scoring 72 and 70 not out respectively in an unbroken partnership of 139.

PAKISTAN

Pakistan captain Shaheen Shah Afridi can hold his head up high as he tried to single-handedly defend the runs his side had accumulated. But whilst he accumulated three wickets, the rest of his fellow bowlers failed to make a single breakthrough, underlining the disappointing nature of how they have performed across the series, Afridi excepted.

THE PREDICTION

Motivation remains high for New Zealand in this second consecutive game at Hagley Oval with the carrot of a statement sweep up for grabs. Pakistan will want to avoid a humiliation but when considering how dominant the home batters have been against an under-performing, out of form bowling unit, backing New Zealand has to be favoured.

BETTING TIP: NEW ZEALAND TO WIN