In the fifth and final T20I match between Pakistan and New Zealand at Rawalpindi, Pakistan was unable to hold on to a massive total of 193, which led to a 2-2 tie in the series. At the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, Pakistan easily won the first two games of the series by scores of 88 and 38 runs.
But despite being well-positioned at 164-5 in 18.5 overs in the fourth T20I when the game was called off due to hail, New Zealand won the third T20I by four runs.
On a calm-looking Rawalpindi pitch, the Kiwis won the toss and decided to field first in the last T20I. The hosts achieved an outstanding 193-5 in their 20 overs, driven by wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan’s unbeaten 98 off just 62 deliveries. Iftikhar Ahmed and Imad Wasim, both of whom had significant cameo roles, provided Rizwan with ably supporting assistance.
The Blackcaps were reduced to 73-4 in 9.5 overs by the Pakistani bowlers, who started off strong
In response, the Pakistani bowlers came out firing, limiting the Blackcaps to 73-4 in 9.5 overs. To the surprise of both the home team and the crowd, Mark Chapman and James Neesham pulled together an unbroken partnership of 121 runs in 57 deliveries, giving the visitors a six-wicket victory off the last over of the innings. Chapman scored an incredible 104 runs unbeaten from 57 deliveries, including 11 fours and 4 sixes.