The 28-year-old smashed a 57-ball 104 in a rearguard action to lift New Zealand from a precarious 73-4 to chase down a stiff target of 194 with four balls to spare.
Suryakumar Yadav, the world's leading Twenty20 batsman, said on Saturday he was thriving in his role as a "game-changer" after smashing a blazing century in India's series-clinching 91-run win over Sri Lanka.
Shanaka hit an unbeaten 56 off 22 balls laced with two fours and six sixes to steer Sri Lanka to 206-6. Bowlers led by Kasun Rajitha kept down India to 190-8 despite a threatening 91-run sixth-wicket stand between Suryakumar and Axar.
Capitals skipper Powell top scored with 48 while Robin Uthappa hit 43 as Capitals posted 187-6 from their allotted 20 overs. Powell’s knock came off just 29 balls and included three fours and as many sixes while Uthappa’s innings lasted 33 deliveries...
Shivam Mavi returned figures of 4-22 to help the hosts bowl out Sri Lanka for 160 in a victory target of 163 and lead the three-match series 1-0 in Mumbai.
Left-hander Conway made 52 off 35 balls and Mitchell smashed an unbeaten 59 as the Kiwis posted 176-6 after being invited to bat first in Ranchi.
With England needing five for victory from 10 balls, Rauf dismissed Liam Dawson (34) and Olly Stone off successive deliveries in the 19th over. Last man Reece Topley was then run out as Pakistan rescued victory from almost certain defeat at a packed National stadium in Karachi.
A depleted Bangladesh will take on a confident UAE in the opening game of the two-match T20 series to be played in Dubai on Sunday.
The Pakistan men's national cricket team will play seven Tests, 17 ODIs and a minimum of 25 T20Is in the next 12 months as the PCB on Friday confirmed their upcoming international commitments.
Top Pakistan T20 cricketers, including their skipper Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan and tall pace bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi, are set to join the BBL inaugural draft for international players, a media report said.