DUBAI: High-flying Pakistan take on New Zealand in the third and final T20I at the Dubai International Stadium tonight.
The Black Caps will be looking to halt Pakistan’s winning streak, after the hosts registered their 11th consecutive T20I series win on Friday – a world record.
Pakistan lived up to their billing as the world’s best T20 team with a six-wicket victory over New Zealand in Dubai two days ago to clinch the three-match series 2-0.
Mohammad Hafeez (34, not-out) and Shoaib Malik (10) added 34 quickfire runs to help Pakistan overhaul the 154-run target in 19.4 overs at Dubai stadium, pocketing their 11th consecutive series and eighth successive T20 match.
Pakistan won the first match by two runs in a last-ball finish in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.
Since Sarfraz Ahmed took over as captain in September 2016, Pakistan have beaten England (1-0), West Indies (3-0 and 3-1), a World XI (2-1), Sri Lanka (3-0), New Zealand (2-1), West Indies (3-0), Scotland (2-0), and Australia (3-0).
They also won a tri-series against Zimbabwe and Australia this year.
The T20 series will be followed by a three-match one-day international (ODI) series with matches on November 7, 9 and 11.
The three-match Test series between Pakistan and New Zealand will begin from November 16.
The second Test will be played on November 24 and the third and final Test on December 3.