Azhar Ali: ‘We played good cricket, batted really well, couldn’t finish it off well, but had a good total to defend. Unfortunately, we couldn’t defend. I think we fell short by 30-40 runs, we lost wickets at crucial times. We tried hard, but they played better. Their second wicket stand was good, but we fought back with quick wickets, but they held on. Congrats to New Zealand for the series win.’
Guptill: ‘It was a tough wicket, diffficult to time the ball at times. I had to fight hard, happy that we had a record stand, but more happy to win. Pakistan put up a great fight, they are a tough team to beat. It was a wonderful series, looking forward to the T20 World Cup and the Australia series now.’
Martin Guptil makes 81 runs of 82 balls.