Mark Chapman has done it again! The New Zealand cricketer led his team to a thrilling victory over Pakistan in the latest T20 match in Rawalpindi. And he did it in style, scoring his first ever century to help his team level the five-match series at 2-2.
New Zealand were facing a tough challenge, needing to chase down a daunting target of 194 runs to win. And things didn’t start well when they lost two early wickets in the first over. But Chapman was not one to be deterred.
With his bat on fire, Chapman hit boundaries at will, and kept his cool as the pressure mounted. He found an able partner in Jimmy Neesham, who also played a crucial role in the chase.
Chapman’s century came off just 54 balls, and included an impressive 11 fours and four sixes. He was dropped on 67 and even skied a ball that fell into open space, but those were the only blemishes in an otherwise flawless display of power hitting.
In the end, New Zealand won the match with just four balls to spare, and Chapman finished unbeaten on 104. His heroics ensured that the momentum is now firmly in New Zealand’s favor as they head into the one-day series.
Chapman has been in stunning form throughout the series, scoring 290 runs with just one dismissal in five T20 innings. But unfortunately, he won’t be able to continue his run, as he’s on his way home as part of a change in personnel for the ODIs.
Nevertheless, Chapman’s impressive century will go down in history as one of the great performances in T20 cricket. And who knows, maybe we’ll see him back in action soon, hitting big sixes and leading his team to more victories!