New Zealand (NZ) and UAE will lock horns in the third T20I on Sunday, August 20 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai. UAE gave a tough fight to New Zealand in the first game as they had them reeling at 85/5 at one stage. The Muhammad Waseem-led side was also on the verge of creating history as they needed just 72 runs off 60 balls having six wickets in hand.
However, they ended up losing the match by 19 runs due to a lack of experience. After missing out on creating history in the first T20I, UAE will be eager to get one step ahead and win the upcoming fixture. Both teams will look to crush each other in the third T20I.
Match: UAE vs New Zealand 2023, 3rd T20I
Venue: Dubai International Stadium, Dubai
Date & Time: Sunday, August 20, 7:30 PM (IST)
Live Streaming: FanCode
The surface in the opening fixture had a good balance between bat and ball as spinners found good assistance from the wicket. Captain winning the toss is likely to bat first and make full use of the good batting conditions up first.
Played – 1, UAE – 0, New Zealand – 1
Probable Best batter of the match
The 28-year-old played a blistering knock of 55 (34) in the first game smashing two fours and three sixes in his innings. Seifert helped his team make full use of the powerplay as they crossed the 50-run mark in the first six overs. The opening batter will look to go berserk once again in the third T20I.
Probable Best bowler of the match
The New Zealand skipper picked up a sensational five-wicket haul in the first T20I as he struck both with the new ball and at the death. Southee will look to once again bowl his team to victory in the third T20I.