Pakistan become first team with most T20 wins
Of the total 84 matches Pakistan played since 2006, it won 50 of them with a winning ratio of 60.70%. T20 matches cannot end in a tie as the 20-over format has super over to decide result of the match.
South Africa is on a second position in most T20 wins with 43 triumphs out of 73 matches.
“It was a positive and aggressive decision to field first. The bowlers did well and then Sarfraz was outstanding,” said Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi of his team’s 50th win in 84 Twenty20 matches.
New Zealand were without their regular skipper Brendon McCullum who along with paceman Trent Boult and Tim Southee left for home after the drawn 1-1 Test series.
Both teams also play a five-match one-day series, the first of which will be played in Dubai on Monday.