In the third and final one-day international match, which took place on Friday at the National Stadium in Karachi, New Zealand triumphed over Pakistan by a score of two wickets.
The visitors have now won their first One-Day International (ODI) series in Pakistan thanks to this victory, which also gave them a 2-1 lead in the three-game ODI series they played there.
After Pakistan made the decision to bat first, they batted for a total of 50 overs and scored 280 runs, with Fakhar Zaman hitting a century off of 122 balls. In addition to him, Mohammad Rizwan helped with the bat by scoring 77 runs. He was the only other player to do so.
In their attempt to score 281 runs, the visitors got off to a strong start thanks to the contributions of Devon Conway and Kane Williamson, who each scored 52 and 53 runs, respectively.
In spite of this, they were brought down to 205/6 until the saviour that was Glenn Phillips came to the rescue and played an undefeated knock of 63 off of 42 balls to get New Zealand across the finish line.
In spite of the fact that they were defeated in the game that decided the series, the team captained by Babar Azam will remember with great fondness Tayab Tahir’s outstanding effort in the field, which resulted in the dismissal of Finn Allen for the home team.
Devon Conway went for a single after playing a defensive shot on the delivery from Mohammad Wasim Jr. in the ninth over of New Zealand’s pursuit of the target.
Tahir, who had just come on as a substitute outfield, managed to get his hands on the ball and then make a throw in the direction of the striker’s end. Allen was out for 25 thanks to the fortunate fact that the ball hit the stumps directly and caused him to be run out.
As the play progressed, Glenn Phillips hammered an unbeaten half-century, and New Zealand went on to win by two wickets in the third and final one-day international match, which took place in Karachi on Friday. This victory ensured that New Zealand would win the series against Pakistan.
Phillips struck 63 runs off 42 balls, including four sixes and as many fours, to pull New Zealand back from a dangerous position of 181-5 as they were chasing a goal of 281 runs.
His knock overshadowed Fakhar Zaman’s 101, which contributed to Pakistan scoring 280-9 off of their 50 overs. Phillips came in to bat when New Zealand needed 100 runs from 87 balls, and he and Mitchell Santner, who scored 17, combined 64 runs for the seventh wicket in a match-turning stand. Santner also hit 17 runs.
Kane Williamson, who was serving as the team’s skipper, made a contribution of 53 runs, and Devon Conway struck an equally steady 52 runs before Ben Phillips completed the chase with 11 balls to spare.
Phillips reached his first fifty in an ODI off of just 28 balls, however the wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan was unable to hold a catch off of the spinner Usama Mir on the following delivery, which resulted in Phillips being dropped.
The victory maintained New Zealand’s position as the top team in the one-day rankings and gave them their first ODI series win in Pakistan after six attempts.