The final of the T20I Tri-Series 2022 between Pakistan and New Zealand will be played at Hagley Oval in Christchurch on October 14.
Both teams won three matches each out of their respective four T20Is in the series and secured 6 points each. However, New Zealand was placed atop in the points table on account of a better net run-rate (NRR).
The third participant Bangladesh could not seal a single victory in the event; therefore, they failed to gain any point.
Pakistan and New Zealand won both of their respective games against Bangladesh, and produced 1-1 result in matches against each other.
In the first match between them at Christchurch on October 08, Pakistan claimed a comfortable win against New Zealand but in their second encounter two days later, the host settled the score with a 9-wicket victory.
Head to Head in T20I Tri-Series 2022: Pakistan vs New Zealand 1-1
The two finalists had also been determined after New Zealand thrashed Bangladesh on Tuesday, confirming the latter’s ouster from the event. But yet as per the schedule, Pakistan took on Bangladesh on Thursday and secured their 15th win against them in T20 Internationals.
Pakistan record third win in four games as @mnawaz94 finishes the match on the penultimate ball! 🙌
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) October 13, 2022
Having won the toss and opted to bat first, Bangladesh scored 173 runs for 6 in 20 overs. Litton Das and Shakib Al Hasan remained the highest scorers for Bangladesh with 68 and 69 runs respectively.
For Pakistan, Naseem Shah and Mohammad Wasim Jnr took 2 wickets each while Mohammad Nawaz also picked up 1 wicket.
Bangladesh failed to bag a single victory in the series
While chasing, openers Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam built a 101 runs partnership before the latter got out on 55.
Babar struck his 29th T20I fifty and Rizwan scored 69 runs, registering his 22th fifty in T20Is. Mohammad Nawaz also smashed 45 runs off 20 balls without losing his wicket.
Pakistan reached the target in 19.5 overs with 7 wickets still in hand.
It was the first time Pakistan featured in a T20I Tri-Series hosted by New Zealand.
Previously, Pakistan toured New Zealand thrice for bilateral T20I Series in December 2010, January 2016, and December 2020.