LINCOLN, New Zealand: Pakistan Shaheens celebrated the brand new yr 2021 with a seven-wicket victory towards Canterbury throughout their third Twenty20 match on Friday.
Canterbury made 169 runs for 5 wickets within the allotted 20 overs, after being put in to bat by the Shaheens captain Rohail Nazir.
Chasing 170, the Shaheens misplaced their three early wickets for simply 55 however captain Rohail and middle-order batsman Hussain Talat added 115 runs off 60 balls to steer their crew to a snug victory with eleven balls left.
Rohail scored 69 not out from 39 balls with six fours and 4 sixes whereas Hussain contributed a 35-ball 53 with seven fours and a six.
For Canterbury, HJ Chamberlain remained not out on 66, made off 46 balls with 5 fours and 4 sixes whereas Tyler Lortan made 51 from 38 balls with six fours and a six.
Fast bowler Haris Rauf claimed two wickets for 36 for the Shaheens.
This is the primary victory Pakistan Shaheens have recorded on the tour as they earlier misplaced their first two T20 matches to Northern Districts by 21 runs and Wellington Firebirds by 9 wickets.
Now, Pakistan Shaheens will play their fourth T20 match towards New Zealand XI on January 3.