New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat in the second and deciding one-day international (ODI) against Pakistan at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Friday.
The tourists are unchanged from the first ODI, in which they defeated Pakistan by 47 runs on Wednesday to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
For Pakistan, all-rounder Faheem Ashraf has replaced fast bowler Junaid Khan, who is suffering from an infection in his right foot toe.
In the 2nd over, Shaheen Afridi got an important wicket when Colin Munro skied one in the air and Muhammad Hafeez took a good running catch.
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Worker, OUT, they’ve got Williamson! New Zealand’s captain taking a stroll down the pitch at the non-striker’s end, hasn’t even had the chance to react as Shaheen gets a finger before the ball hits the stumps. It’s a length ball on off stump, punched on the up back at the bowler who can’t collect cleanly. But he’ll collect the wicket with glee. Shaheen has punched a hole into New Zealand’s top order
In the 3rd over, Williamson was removed in a rather unfortunate way. The skipper was run out at the non-striker’s end by the hand of Afridi.
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Munro, OUT, Hafeez pedals backwards and holds on at mid-off! That’s a poor shot from Munro. Could have done all the things he did last ball to get the result he was looking for here, but he has looked to go across the line at a length ball. It’s at off stump, he’s looking to go wide of mid-on. Gets it off the toe-end again and Hafeez does very nicely to track this to his right as he jogs backwards and lunges to hold on
In the 14th over, George Worker was bowled out Muhammad Hafeez when he tried to play him towards the on side.
In the 16th over, Afridi bowled Latham for 1. Watch beautiful yorker by Afridi:
In the 37th over, Henry Nicholls was bowled by Hasan Ali due to poor selection of shot.
Hasan Ali to Nicholls, OUT, he’s delivered a vital breakthrough and brings out his ‘boom’ celebration! Nicholls steps out to swing this length ball into the leg side. Mid-off and mid-on were up, so he looked to go leg side. But this is an off-cutter which the batsman didn’t anticipated, played early, missed it altogether and saw his stumps rattled.
Pakistan’s XI Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfraz Ahmed (capt & wk), Faheem Ashraf, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi
New Zealand’s XI: Colin Munro, George Worker, Kane Williamson (capt), Tom Latham (wk), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Ish Sodhi