The last two PAK vs NZ T20Is will be played in Christchurch. The fourth game will be played on Friday, January 19. The match starts at 11.40 am and New Zealand has already won the series.
New Zealand won the first T20I by 46 runs, the second by 21 runs and the third by 45 runs. In the process, they decimated Pakistan’s bowling attack and gave them the worst possible start to 2024. Pakistan have not won a T20I series since 2022 and this was another series defeat in their kit.
Fin Allen battled his way to 137 off just 62 balls with five fours and 16 sixes, the most in a T20I innings. Tim Seifert with 31 was New Zealand’s second highest scorer in the innings. Glenn Phillips scored 19 while Pakistan conceded 13 extras.
Pakistan, in their chase, had no chance of winning, chasing 225. Babar Azam scored his third consecutive fifty scoring 58 off 37 balls. The other batsmen’s contributions proved to be too little too late as Pakistan lost by 45 runs and conceded the series.
Fin Alllen’s powerful batting did not allow the hosts to miss Kane Williamson, who is ruled out of the last three games with a hamstring injury. He got injured while batting in the second T20I. He injured the same right leg that he injured his knee. The management is now trying to get him fit for the Test series against South Africa.
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For Pakistan, who lost the Test series against South Africa, were expected to do much better in the T20I format under their new skipper. However, he had had a difficult series conceding only four wickets in the three games, giving 119 runs at an average of 29.75. None of the Pakistan players seem to be in any form capable of challenging the New Zealand batsmen.
Babar Azam stepped down as Pakistan’s captain in all formats after the World Cup. Pakistan’s performance in the tournament was reviewed by the PCB and then it decided to change the entire administrative and coaching setup. The PCB also changed: Mohammad Hafeez took over as team manager from Mickey Arthur and former cricketer Wahab Riaz was named the new chief selector of the PCB. Shaheen Afridi is the new T20I skipper and will lead his team for the first time in T20Is.
Lockie Ferguson returned from his Achilles injury and took 1/27. Tim Sohee resumed on February 29. Mitchell Santner and Ish Sodhi took one each. Santner will also continue to lead the hosts in Williamson’s absence in the final two matches.
PAK vs NZ Live Stream on India Channel: 4th T20I, When and Where to Watch New Zealand vs Pakistan Live in India? 2024
When will PAK vs NZ 4th T20I match start?
The match begins at 11.40 am IST on Friday, January 19.
Where will PAK vs NZ 4th T20I match take place?
The match will be played at Hagley Oval, Christchurch.
How to live stream PAK vs NZ 4th T20I match on mobile online?
PAK vs NZ live stream in India will be available on Amazon Prime Video.
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