New Zealand Two Down


Babar Azam became the quickest batsman to reach 1,000 Twenty20 runs as Pakistan whitewashed New Zealand 3-0 with a comfortable 47-run win in the third and final match in Dubai on Sunday.

Kane Williamson top-scored for New Zealand with a 38-ball 60, with eight boundaries and two sixes, while opener Glenn Phillips made 26.

The batsman reached the 1,000-run landmark in his 26th innings - one fewer than the previous record holder, India's Virat Kohli.

Azam's rise has matched Pakistan's elevation to the world number one ranking in Twenty20 internationals since making his debut against England at Old Trafford in 2016, when Sarfraz Ahmed took charge as captain.

Spinner Shadab cleaned up Phillips two balls later and Imad Wasim (2-28) was on a hat-trick after seeing the back of Chapman and Tim Seifert, birthday boy Waqas mopping up the tail as a sorry New Zealand capitulated in a flash.

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"Another brilliant team effort from us".

"Throughout the series we've taken wickets with the new ball, and we've done well with the bat too and created so many records".

Pakistan, who already held an unassailable lead in the series, lost Fakhar Zaman (11) early on before Azam shared a partnership of 94 with Mohammad Hafeez.

Babar was looking well set for a hundred before he was taken by Tim Southee after being deceived by a slower ball from Colin de Grandhomme, but Pakistan scored 54 from the last five overs as Hafeez cut loose and Shoaib Malik made a brisk 19. Hafeez hit two towering sixes off leg-spinner Ish Sodhi in the 17th over to bring the target down to 23 in the last three overs.

They replaced Hasan Ali and Shaheen Shah Afridi in the side which beat New Zealand by six wickets in Dubai on Friday.