Exciting Battle: New Zealand vs Pakistan 4th T20I 2023/24 Match Report

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Toss New Zealand chose to bowl vs Pakistan

New Zealand captain Mitchell Santner won the toss for the first time in the series and elected to bowl in the fourth T20I against Pakistan, in Christchurch.
The hosts made two changes to their XI from Dunedin, including a forced one of Devon Conway, who was ruled out after testing positive for Covid-19. According to a statement by NZC, he has been in isolation at the team’s Christchurch hotel after testing positive yesterday. Chad Bowes has joined the squad as cover, and Will Young has replaced him in the XI for the game. In addition, Adam Milne has been slotted into the XI in place of Ish Sodhi, who has been rested. This is Milne’s 50th T20I. Pakistan captain Shaheen Shah Afridi said he would have liked to bat first, while also announcing one change in the XI. Pakistan have included middle-order batter Sahibzada Farhan, replacing wicketkeeper-batter Azam Khan, Mohammad Rizwan will slot back into the wicketkeeper’s role. New Zealand have already taken an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series. They’ve batted first each time posting scores of 224, 194 and 226. The fourth and fifth T20Is will be staged in Christchurch. Meanwhile, NZC announced that bowling coach Andre Adams also tested positive for Covid-19 and will also remain at the team’s hotel. Canterbury men’s development coach Brendon Donkers will join the team to help out in Adams’ place. New Zealand: 1 Finn Allen, 2 Tim Seifert (wk), 3 Will Young, 4 Daryl Mitchell, 5 Glenn Philipps, 6 Mark Chapman, 7 Mitchell Santner (capt), 8 Adam Milne, 9 Matthew Henry, 10 Tim Southee, 11 Lockie Ferguson Pakistan: 1 Saim Ayub, 2 Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 3 Babar Azam, 4 Fakhar Zaman, 5 Sahibzada Farhan, 6 Iftikhar Ahmed, 7 Mohammad Nawaz, 8 Shaheen Afridi (capt), 9 Mohammad Wasim Jr, 10 Haris Rauf, 11 Zaman Khan

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