Pakistan’s batting lineup handed the one-day worldwide (ODI) collection to New Zealand after a dismal efficiency within the third recreation of the collection, performed at Dunedin on Saturday.
Within the face of New Zealand’s 258 run goal, the Pakistan aspect misplaced all its wickets at a meagre complete of seventy four runs scored in 28 overs.
Out of all the lads that got here out to bat solely 4 made it to double digits, and none made it as much as the 20 run mark.
Whereas Azhar Ali, Muhammad Hafeez and Shadab Khan made their means again to the pavilion with out scoring any runs, Fakhar Zaman (2), Babar Azam(eight), Shoaib Malik (three) and Hasan Ali (1) collectively managed so as to add solely 14 runs to the workforce’s complete.
Skipper Sarfraz Ahmad (14*), Faheem Ashraf (10), Mohammad Amir (14) and Rumman Raees (sixteen), all tried however did not deliver stability to the one-sided affair.
Earlier, half-centuries by Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor helped New Zealand to 257 within the face of what appeared to be a sharply improved bowling efficiency by Pakistan.
Within the final eight overs, when New Zealand wanted to carry the run fee, they have been restricted to forty eight runs and misplaced seven wickets of which eleven runs got here within the last over.
Williamson, who uncharacteristically struggled to penetrate the sector for a lot of his innings, made seventy three however it took one hundred and one deliveries to get there.
Taylor made fifty two off sixty four for his 57th ODI half-century, equalling the New Zealand report held by Stephen Fleming and Nathan Astle.
Rumman Raees returned figures of three for fifty one, Hasan Ali took three for fifty nine and Shadab Khan took two for fifty one together with his wickets coming of successive balls.
New Zealand made a flying begin with Martin Guptill and Colin Munro cracking sixes for his or her first scoring photographs however the innings stalled quickly after.
Munro solely confronted three balls from Faheem Ashraf within the second over — a six, two and caught behind, and New Zealand have been 15 for one after 10 balls.
Tight bowling and a sluggish outfield restricted New Zealand to 37 for one after 10 overs and the strain began to point out by the twentieth over because the run fee remained round 4 an over.
On the primary ball of the subsequent over Williamson needed to run two on a drive to deep level however Guptill was too sluggish to reply and was simply run out for forty five.
With the introduction of Ross Taylor, enjoying his four-hundredth innings for New Zealand throughout all codecs, the tempo began to quicken.
Williamson was given out leg earlier than wicket to Shoaib Malik on forty three however the choice was overturned on evaluation and he went on to seventy three earlier than he was nicely caught by Mohammad Hafeez on the second take off Rumman.
Tom Latham joined Taylor to take care of the tempo with New Zealand 195 for 3 after forty overs.
However within the forty third over Taylor was trapped in entrance by Shadab and wickets fell commonly from there.
Henry Nicholls was caught and bowled off the primary ball he confronted leaving Mitchell Santner to disclaim Shadab a hat-trick.
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