WELLINGTON: New Zealand beat Pakistan by 15 runs within the fifth one-day worldwide (ODI) right here on Friday to wash sweep the collection 5-zero.
Martin Guptill scored a century as Pakistan restricted New Zealand to 271 for seven.
Pakistan prime order, nevertheless, stumbled but once more because the Inexperienced Shirts misplaced three fast wickets to pacer Matt Henry, with Umar Amin dismissed at 2, Fakhar Zaman at 12 and the struggling Babar Azam at 10.
Pakistan misplaced their fourth wicket at fifty two, when Mohammad Hafeez was dismissed for six. Sarfraz Ahmed was out at three, leaving the workforce at fifty seven-5.
Haris Sohail and Shadab Khan anchored Pakistan’s innings, stopping yet one more embarrassing collapse. However their resisting stand was damaged by spinner Mitchell Santner, who dismissed Haris for sixty three and Shadab for fifty four.
Late resistance by all-rounder Aamer Yamin gave Pakistan some hope of chasing down the goal. He stayed not out at 32 because the tail failed to face floor.
Guptill and Colin Munro gave the hosts a flying begin earlier than Rumman Raees helped spark a mini-collapse that put the brakes on New Zealand’s scoring.
Rumman’s three for sixty seven stored the New Zealand complete inside attain for Pakistan — presently at four-zero up — as they search to keep away from a 5-zero collection whitewash.
Pakistan have been aggressive of their final outing — a 5-wicket loss in Hamilton.
“It is a used pitch and, hopefully, it is higher to start out with then perhaps slows up just a little bit,” captain Kane Williamson stated.
Munro racked up 34 from 24 balls to get the Black Caps out of the blocks earlier than edging to Mohammad Nawaz.
Whereas Munro’s departure slowed the run fee, Guptill was content material to steadily accumulate.
He had a life on seventy two when he slipped over mid-wicket and Faheem Ashraf missed the stumps because the batsman scrambled again to the crease on his palms and knees.
It gave his innings higher urgency and he introduced up his thirteenth ODI century off one hundred twenty five balls, together with 10 fours and a six.
After a irritating morning, Pakistan’s assault loved some late success once they took 4 wickets for 12 runs.
“We had some good performances and hopefully we’ll play properly and win this recreation,” skipper Sarfraz Ahmed stated.
Guptill was dismissed quickly after he reached triple figures and Faheem clear-bowled Ross Taylor to finish a threatening knock on fifty nine.
Colin de Grandhomme provided some resistance with an unbeaten 29 off 21 balls however Pakistan will again their probabilities of reaching the goal of 272 within the small boundaries on the Basin Reserve.
New Zealand rested paceman Trent Boult, calling up Matt Henry as a alternative.
Pakistan, then again, made three modifications, with Umar Amin opening the batting, Mohammad Nawaz added to the bowling assault, and allrounder Aamer Yamin changing the injured Shoaib Malik.
Mohammad Amir and Hasan Ali are additionally not a part of the match.
Kane Williamson (Captain), Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry.
Sarfraz Ahmed (Captain), Umar Amin, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Hafeez, Faheem Ashraf, Aamer Yamin, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Rumman Raees.
Chris Brown (NZL), Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SRI)
Richard Illingworth (ENG)
Richie Richardson (WIS)
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