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LAHORE: Pakistan’s wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan has been forced to withdraw from the ongoing T20I series against New Zealand due to a hamstring injury sustained during the third T20I clash.

Rizwan, a key top-order player for the national side, suffered the injury during the third T20I against the Black Caps in Rawalpindi on Sunday wherein he whizzed past Virat Kohli and Babar Azam’s records by scoring the fastest 3,000 runs in T20 International cricket while featuring in his 79th T20I innings.

The team management might reach any decision over the right-handed batter’s availability today after reviewing his scans.

According to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), the cricketer was advised to undertake a 10-day rest following radiology reports confirming a Grade One tear of his right calf muscle.

New Zealand made a stunning comeback in the five-match T20I series courtesy of Mark Chapman who led the visitors to victory in the third T20I match played on Sunday.

The series is now levelled at 1-1 with two remaining matches set to be played in Lahore on April 25 and 27.

Earlier that, the national side thrashed visitors in the second T20I to secure seven-wicket on April 20 after the Black Caps were bowled out for just 90 runs in 18.1 overs. The first match of the series was washed out due to rain.