PAK vs NZ, 5th T20I: Gaddafi Stadium Pitch Report, Lahore Weather Forecast, T20I Stats & Records | Pakistan vs New Zealand 2024

Apr 26, 2024

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Pakistan are set to clash with New Zealand in the fifth and final T20 International (T20I) showdown at Lahore’s historic Gaddafi Stadium on April 27. With Black Caps currently holding a 2-1 lead in the series following a nail-biting victory in the previous encounter, both teams are geared up for an electrifying showdown to determine the series victor.

The Black Caps showcased their prowess in the last match, clinching victory against the hosts by a narrow margin of 4 runs. Now, eyeing another triumph, New Zealand aim to seal the series with yet another stellar performance on the field. On the flip side, Pakistan are determined to bounce back from their recent defeat and level the series on home soil.

T20I Stats and Records at Gaddafi Stadium:

Total matches: 28
Matches won batting first: 17
Matches won bowling first: 11
Average 1st Inns scores: 162
Average 2nd Inns scores: 145
Highest total recorded: 209/3 (20 Ov) by England vs Pakistan
Lowest total recorded: 94 (15.3 Ov) by New Zealand vs Pakistan
Highest score chased: 176/8 (19.4 Ov) by Pakistan vs Zimbabwe
Lowest Score Defended: 126/7 (20 Ov) by Pakistan Women vs Bangladesh Women

Gaddafi Stadium Pitch Report:

The pitch is anticipated to be favorable for batters, providing good bounce and carry. Although pacers might get some early support, it’s likely to decrease as the game goes on. Spinners may become more influential as the pitch dries out later in the match.

Also READ: Twitter reactions – Tim Robinson, William O’Rourke shine in New Zealand’s thrilling win over Pakistan in 4th T20I

Lahore Weather Forecast:

Weather predictions indicate cloudy skies with a 20% chance of rainfall, and the wind is projected to be approximately 19 kilometers per hour. Humidity levels are forecasted to be around 37% for the area, while the temperature will remain steady at about 35 degrees Celsius.

PAK vs NZ, Probable Playing XIs:

Pakistan: Saim Ayub, Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Usman Khan (wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Usama Mir, Abbas Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Zaman Khan

New Zealand: Tim Robinson, Tom Blundell (wk), Dean Foxcroft, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Michael Bracewell (c), Josh Clarkson, Ish Sodhi, Jacob Duffy, Ben Sears, William ORourke

Also WATCH: PAK vs NZ – Shadab Khan takes a screamer to dismiss Mark Chapman in the 4th T20I

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