Rizwan’s 98 propel Pakistan to 193-5 in final T20


Mohammad Rizwan celebrates after his fifty during the fifth T20 match in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on Monday. AP

Mohammad Rizwan missed a century by two runs but still guided Pakistan to a solid 193-5 in the fifth and final Twenty20 against New Zealand in Rawalpindi on Monday.

The 30-year-old batter struck 62-ball unbeaten 98 as he missed the last delivery of the innings and his second hundred after New Zealand sent Pakistan in to bat in Rawalpindi stadium.

Rizwan, who struck four sixes and seven fours, added 71 for the fourth wicket with Iftikhar Ahmed (36) and another 68 for the fifth with Imad Wasim who made 31.

For New Zealand pacer Blair Tickner was the best bowler with 3-33.

Pakistan lead the five-match series 2-1.

Agence France-Presse


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