Pakistan’s 11-match shedding streak in opposition to New Zealand in the end comes to an finish as they conveniently chase down the objective and level the series 1-1.
The Kiwis opted to bat first after profitable the toss and the openers couldn’t give their facet a just right get started as Collin Munro departed early for 13 and George Worker for 28. Skipper Kane Willamson ran himself out for only one and Shaheen Afridi’s exceptional shape with the ball continues as he picked up 4 wickets another time.
The best guy that stood tall in opposition to the Pakistan bowlers used to be Ross Taylor who remained unbeaten until the top for 86, however due to loss of improve from the opposite finish, New Zealand’s innings stopped at 209.
In answer. Pakistan suffered an enormous blow but it surely used to be now not the wicket, it used to be opener Imam-ul-Haque who had to rush to the health facility after a bouncer struck his head.
However, it didn’t reason Pakistan any bother because the duo Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam constructed an enormous partnership to pave the best way for the boys in inexperienced to a very easy chase. Fakhar overlooked his neatly deserved hundred for 12 runs whilst the in shape Babar overlooked his part century for best four runs. New Zealand’s Lockie Ferguson picked up all of the 3 wickets that Pakistan misplaced.
In the top, Pakistan’s professor Mohammad Hafeez (27*) took his facet over the road and registered the a lot wanted win in opposition to the Kiwis to smash the shedding streak in opposition to them in ODIs.
NZ 209/nine (50 ov) | Taylor 88* | S Afridi four/38, H Ali 2/59
PAK 212/four (40.three ov) | Fakhar 88, Babar 46 | Ferguson three/60
Result: Pakistan gained by means of 6 wickets