Sunday, 23 September, 2018

Pakistan wins toss, bats in 2nd ODI vs. New Zealand

Fakhar Zaman was ruled out of second ODI against New Zealand due to thigh injury Fakhar Zaman was ruled out of second ODI against New Zealand due to thigh injury
Jay Anderson | 11 January, 2018, 09:07

A display of power hitting from Martin Guptill has steered New Zealand to an eight-wicket win over Pakistan in a rain-hit second one-day worldwide in Nelson. To secure the ODI series New Zealand need to manage just one victory against Pakistan and they have still three matches in hand.

How will they fare in the second game, at Saxton Oval in Nelson? Fine weather is forecast. I think for the first half we were brilliant with the ball and then Pakistan showed resistance.

Veteran duo of Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik tried to steady the ship by adding 45 runs for the fourth wicket, but once the latter one departed in the 27 over, the visitors once again started to lose their way and were reduced to 141-7 in the 37 over.

In reply New Zealand lost the inform Colin Munro for no score in the first over, while captain Kane Williamson fell in the ninth over for 19.

Taylor joined in at the other end, picking runs off Rumman Raees in the next over, and with the frequency of boundaries as high as it was, the match soon slipped away from Pakistan. The fearsome bowling attack will have to come to the party, and soon, for Pakistan to counter an in-form New Zealand batting. Lockie Ferguson (3/39) was the standout among the Kiwi bowlers. But Fakhar Zaman continued his excellent form - he generated in Tour Match against New Zealand XI - and with the help of Shadab Khan and Faheem Ashraf took Pakistan's score to 166 for 6 in 30.1 overs before the rain's interruption forced the umpires to abandon the game. Tim Southee got the wicket in nearly identical fashion to the first ODI, Azhar falling over to off stump and missing a straight one that thudded into his pads.




Trent Boult (one for 54) and Tim Southee (two for 57) were parsimonious early, restricting Pakistan to 39 for two after nine overs before Mitchell Santner was introduced.

The Black Caps' win puts them 2-0 up in the series after they won the first ODI in Wellington. Now, the ODI series is led by New Zealand by 2 - 0.

However, Hasan and Shadab's partnership allowed them to set a competitive total.

Santner took 1-34 from his 10 overs and Astle claimed the wickets of Malik and captain Sarfraz Ahmed (3) to finish with 2-50 from seven overs.

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