Babar, Afridi help Pakistan down NZ to draw T20I series

Captain Babar Azam scored a solid half-century, while pace bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi took four wickets as Pakistan defeated New Zealand by nine runs in the fifth and final Twenty20 international in Lahore on Saturday. Azam’s 69 off 44 balls and Fakhar Zaman’s 43 off 33 balls helped Pakistan reach 178 for 5 in their 20 overs, while Shaheen’s 4 for 30 restricted New Zealand to 169 all out in 19.2 overs, evening the series at 2-2.