Cricket

Pakistan wins toss, bowl in 3rd T20

2016-01-22 08:14
Shahid Afridi (AFP)

Wellington - Pakistan won the toss and opted to bowl in the deciding Twenty20 match against New Zealand in Wellington on Friday.

"If you look at the history of this ground, batting second is more successful," Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi said.

He said he was happy with the way his players were batting but felt the bowling needed improvement.

Pakistan won the first tie in the three-match series by 16 runs and New Zealand won the second by 10 wickets with Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson producing a Twenty20 world record partnership of 171.

New Zealand have made one change from that side with fast bowler Trent Boult returning in place of spinner Todd Astle.

Pakistan have made two changes with Mohammad Rizwan and Anwar Ali coming in for Sohaib Maqsood and Umar Gul.

Teams:

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (captain), Colin Munro, Corey Anderson, Ross Taylor, Grant Elliott, Luke Ronchi, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Trent Boult, Mitchell McClenaghan

Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Rizwan, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi (captain), Sarfraz Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Anwar Al i, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir

Umpires: Billy Bowden (NZL), Derek Walker (NZL)

TV umpire: Wayne Knights (NZL)

Match referee: David Boon (AUS)


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