ABU DHABI: Pakistan’s leg-spinner Shadab Khan took three wickets in an over but New Zealand still scored 266-9 in the first day-night international in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.
Shadab finished with 4-38 — his third four-wicket haul — after Ross Taylor (80) and Tom Latham (68) had stitched together a 130-run partnership for the fourth wicket after New Zealand won the toss and opted to bat. Paceman Shaheen Shah Afridi finished with 4-46.
Tom Latham and Ross Taylor notched up a brilliant 130-run partnership for the fourth wicket to put New Zealand in a commanding position, after the visitors won the toss and elected to bat first.
Taylor was the highest run scorer in the Kiwi innings with a resolute 112-ball knock of 80 runs. Meanwhile Latham played a brisk innings of 68 runs off 64 balls. Both batsmen smacked five boundaries each.
While chasing the target Pakistani batting line up badly failed as Trent Boult claimed his first hat-trick.
Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam and Mohammad Hafeez were bowled out by Trent Boult as he claimed his hat-trick.
After this Pakistani middle order also failed as Shoaib Malik went back to pavilion on the score of 30. He was dismissed by Colin de Grandhomme.
Shadab Khan was unlucky as he was given out by umpire Joel Wilson while there was a huge difference between bat and ball. It was bit unlucky for Shadab Khan as the ball was no way near his bat and there was no review left so he has to go back.
Pakistani head coach Mickey Arthur was not happy with this decission and here’s how he reacts on it.
What the Fuck says Micky Arthur
— Abhijeet (@TheYorkerBall) November 7, 2018