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Pakistan 163/6 (20 ov)
New Zealand 164/1 (19.2 ov)
New Zealand won by 9 wickets
Player of the match: Tim Southee
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Pakistan has a lot to work on before the next game. They are surely missing Babar Azam. Hafeez's form is a positive and Haris Rauf in spite of getting hit bowled at good lengths and created some chances in the middle. They will be hoping to avoid a clean sweep of the T20 series!

That's it from us today. We enjoyed bringing this coverage to you. Join us in a couple of days for the final T20 match. This is Nikhil Kulkarni, along with my colleague, Lavil Saldhana signing off.
Post match presentation!

Shadab Khan: "It's a tough day for us. We don't have technical issues with the batsmen and we are not used to these conditions and it's difficult for us. Our openers are young. We will take positives from this game. I take the responsibility for this loss and will do well as captain and player in the next match."

Kane Williamson: "Incredible experience to be there for my baby's birth. It was emotional for 10 days and coming here it was about shifting focus. Pakistan is a tough side. Good knock from Seifert and Hafeez played very well. Building the partnership and taking the game deep was important. Pakistan is a tough side, looking forward to the next game in Napier."
Tim Southee is the man of the match!
The pitch had some assistance for swing and it looked like a tricky chase but the New Zealand batsmen had different plans. Guptill started the innings with terrific shots but he got out soon scoring 21 runs.

Kane Williamson joined Tim Seifert in the middle. Seifert looked to attack the bowlers from the start. Kane Williamson from the other end watched Seifert play some extraordinary shots. Seifert didn't allow any of the Pakistan bowlers to settle and spinners were smashed all over the park. Williamson joined the party playing some pleasing shots to the eye with his elegant batting. Both stitched a partnership of 129 runs and remained unbeaten at the end.

Tim Seifert scored 84 off 63 balls to score his second consecutive fifty of this series and Williamson scored 57 off 42 balls to take New Zealand home comfortably.
19.2 Faheem Ashraf to Kane Williamson, FOUR! AND NEW ZEALAND WIN THE MATCH AND THE SERIES! Full and on the middle stump there, Williamson pulled the ball hard, Wahab Riaz threatened to take the catch there but he parries it to the ropes for a boundary. So near, yet so far for Pakistan as New Zealand win the match by 9 wickets and clinch the series 2-0
19.1 Faheem Ashraf to Kane Williamson, back of a length ball outside off, Williamson looked to come down the track and drive it but misses. 4 needed off 5 deliveries
Last over of the innings coming up. New Zealand will need 4 runs to win. Can pakistan bowler defend this one? and turn the game.

Faheem Ashraf to bowl the last over!
Over: 19 | Summary: 1 1 1 1 1 0 Bowler: Haris Rauf Score: 159/1
18.6 Haris Rauf to Tim Seifert, short and wide outside off there, Seifert looked to hit the ball there but connects the ball in thin air. Dot ball to end the over
18.5 Haris Rauf to Kane Williamson, length delivery wide outside off, Williamson guides it away to third man there for a single to rotate strike
18.4 Haris Rauf to Tim Seifert, length delivery, kicked off the surface there. Seifert drive the ball hard and gets a single there 
18.3 Haris Rauf to Kane Williamson, full length delivery, touch outside off there from Rauf, Williamson taps the ball away on the off side to third man for a single
18.2 Haris Rauf to Tim Seifert, back of a length delivery from Rauf there, Seifert slaps the ball down the ground and gets a single there
18.1 Haris Rauf to Kane Williamson, full length ball outside off from Haris there, Williamson taps it away on the off side for a single to rotate strike
Over: 18 | Summary: 1 0 0 1 0 0 Bowler: Faheem Ashraf Score: 154/1
17.6 Faheem Ashraf to Tim Seifert, full length delivery on the middle stump from Faheem Ashraf there, Seifert chops it back onto his thigh guard, no run to end the over
17.5 Faheem Ashraf to Tim Seifert, back of a length delivery on top of the middle stump there, Seifert moves away and misses the shot, no run
17.4 Faheem Ashraf to Kane Williamson, back of a length delivery from Faheem on the off stump, Williamson climbs on his backfoot and punches it for a single to get his 50
17.3 Faheem Ashraf to Kane Williamson, short and on the off stump from Faheem there, Kane gets on his backfoot and taps it back, 5 dots in a row for him
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