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New Zealand vs UAE 3rd T20I Highlights 2023


Cricket  •  21 Aug, 2023  •  1,587 Views  •  ⭐ 5.0

Written by Anand Swami


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New Zealand's tenacity shone brightly in the third T20I against UAE, clinching the series 2-1. Bouncing back from a previous loss, they dominated the field with both bat and ball, delivering a cricketing masterclass. Dive deep into the game's pivotal moments, the players that stood out, and the strategies that paid off.

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Waseem's Toss Dominance

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Muhammad Waseem seemed to have mastered the art of winning the toss, making it a hat trick. Choosing to field first, the UAE's bowlers showed early promise by restricting New Zealand to 38 during the powerplay and sending the openers back to the pavilion. Tim Seifert and Chad Bowes tried to break free but were quickly countered by sharp bowling, especially from Siddique and Jawadullah. The initial phases of the match set a competitive tone, promising an engaging contest.

Young and Chapman Steer New Zealand's Ship

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Although the beginning was similar to the previous game, Will Young and Mark Chapman made sure to handle the middle overs differently this time. Their partnership not only stabilized the innings but accelerated the score at crucial junctures. It was a display of resilience, combined with some exquisite shots that had fans cheering.

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Siddique Strikes Back

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Junaid Siddique proved to be the anchor for the UAE's bowling. Returning after rest, he picked up crucial wickets, namely Tim Seifert, Will Young, and Mark Chapman. These scalps were vital in checking New Zealand's flow, ensuring they couldn't post a colossal total. His return spells provided the much-needed brakes and kept the UAE's hopes alive.

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