Pakistan on Friday (Nov 9) defeated New Zeeland in second day-night international by six wickets and broke a four-year losing streak of 12 consecutive one-day internationals against the Black Caps, starting with a 3-2 defeat in the UAE in 2014.
New Zeeland won the toss and opted to bat first and set target of 209-9 in their 50 overs. Ross Taylor top-scored with a 120-ball 86 and Henry Nicholls made 33 off 63 balls and together added 75 for the fifth wicket to lift their team from 73-4 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium.
Fakhar Zaman (88) and Babar Azam (46) helped Pakistan to achive target in 40.3 overs. Player of the match, Shaheen Shah Afridi took 4-38. New Zealand lead the series 1-0 after winning the first ODI by 47 runs. Thire and final ODI will be played on Sunday.
During the match Imam-ul-Haq sustained head injury after a short delivery from New Zealand’s fast bowler Lockie Ferguson hit the grille of his helmet, making him dizzy before he was taken to hospital precautionary tests. Pakistan were on 54/0 when he injured.
Player of the match: Shaheen Afridi (Pak)
Umpires: Nigel Llong (ENG) and Shozab Raza (PAK)
Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (captain and wicket keeper), Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali and Shaheen Afridi.
New Zealand: George Worker, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (captain), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wicket keeper), Henry Nicholls, Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson and Trent Boult.
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17 November, 2019