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PAK VS NZ T20I Gate Money to be Donated to Earthquake Victims

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PAK VS NZ T20I Gate Money to be Donated to Earthquake Victims

In a heartwarming gesture, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced that the gate money from the fifth and final T20 international (T20I) between Pakistan and New Zealand will be donated to the earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria. The match is scheduled to take place on April 24 at the Pindi Cricket Stadium.

The earthquake that hit the border region of Turkey and Syria on February 6 was one of the deadliest in recent history, claiming thousands of lives and leaving many homeless. The disaster destroyed essential infrastructure, including healthcare facilities, leaving millions of people in dire need of assistance.

Details on the Donation Plan

The PCB has joined hands with the Punjab government to raise donations for the earthquake victims. The Pakistan team will wear commemorative caps during the match to show solidarity with the affected nations. The gesture is intended to convey Pakistan's unwavering support to its neighbors in their time of need.

Fans who attend the match can feel proud that their contribution will go towards helping those in need. The PCB has also encouraged fans who cannot attend the match to make donations to the cause. Donations can be made by sending money to the Pakistan Cricket Board's account at the Bank of Pakistan.

The Latest on the Teams

Outside of the donation announcement, Pakistan recently reached an achievement. Pakistan fast bowler Haris Rauf has surpassed Shadab Khan to become the top-ranked Pakistan bowler in the MRF Tyres ICC Men's T20I Bowler Rankings.

Rauf picked up 10 wickets in the first three T20Is against New Zealand, including back-to-back four-wicket hauls, winning the Player of the Match award in the first game.

Rauf moved up five places to occupy the 11th spot in the rankings and achieved career-high ratings of 657 points. He could potentially enter the top 10 by the end of the five-match series.

What to Expect with the Next T20I Match

The fourth T20I of the five-match series between Pakistan and New Zealand will take place on Thursday, April 20, at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium. With Pakistan leading the series by a 2-1 margin, the upcoming match could decide the series outcome.

In the third T20I, New Zealand successfully defended their total of 163 runs, with James Neesham holding his nerve in the final over to pick up three wickets and seal a four-run win for his team. However, Pakistan's Iftikhar Ahmed's unbeaten knock of 60 off 24 balls made the match much closer than it should have been.

Match Prediction

With New Zealand fighting hard to keep the series alive, they will be hoping to continue their winning momentum and force the series to a decider. However, considering the form that Pakistan has shown in the series so far, they are expected to bounce back in the upcoming contest.

In conclusion, the fourth T20I between Pakistan and New Zealand promises to be a thrilling encounter, with both teams vying for the series' victory. With the weather conditions uncertain, the team that adapts to the conditions best is likely to come out on top. Fans can expect an entertaining match, with some exciting performances from both sides.

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