The 5th T20I (N) between Pakistan and New Zealand at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, which is part of the New Zealand tour of Pakistan 2023 will be played on Monday, April 24, 2023. This is the final match of the series and both teams will be eager to end it on a high note.
New Zealand won the toss and decided to field first. Pakistan brought back Zaman Khan in place of Naseem Shah for the fourth T20I.
Pakistan’s Playing XI: Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Mohammad Haris, Saim Ayub, Shadab Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Ihsanullah.
New Zealand’s Playing XI: Tom Latham (c & wk), Chad Bowes, Will Young, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Rachin Ravindra, Adam Milne, Blair Tickner, Ish Sodhi, Henry Shipley.
PTV Sports live telecast and streaming info
The match will start at 9:00 PM local time (11:00 AM GMT) and will be telecast live on various TV channels across the globe.
- Pakistan: PTV Sports
- New Zealand: Sky Sport 1
- India: Sony LIV
- South Africa: Super Sports
- USA and Canada: Willow Xtraa
- United Kingdom: Sky Sport Cricket
Fasten your seatbelts, we are in for a SERIES DECIDER 💺
Babar Azam’s @TheRealPCB have their eyes set on a series victory, while the @BLACKCAPS have a chance to pull level 👊
Watch the decider at 9:30 PM, LIVE on #SonyLIV 📺📲 pic.twitter.com/v1B8215t3O
— Sony LIV (@SonyLIV) April 24, 2023
Pakistan are leading the series 2-1 after winning the first two matches convincingly. However, New Zealand bounced back in the third match with a thrilling four-run victory and then managed to avoid a series defeat by forcing a no-result in the fourth match due to a hailstorm. The visitors have shown great resilience and adaptability in challenging conditions and have given Pakistan a tough fight.
The toss will be crucial for both teams as the pitch at Rawalpindi has been conducive for batting and chasing teams have had an advantage. The average first innings score here is 209 runs and the scoring rate is 10.3 runs per over. The weather forecast is clear for today and we can expect a full game without any interruptions.
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