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Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd ODI,: New Zealand Edge Out Pakistan By 2 Wickets, Clinch Series 2-1

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PAK vs NZ, 3rd ODI: New Zealand on Friday clinch the three-match series 2-1 after beating Pakistan in the third and final ODI at the National Stadium in Karachi

New Zealand on Friday decide the three- match series 2- 1 after beating Pakistan in the third and final ODI at the National Stadium in Karachi. Chasing a target of 281, New Zealand crossed the finishing line with 11 balls to spare. Glenn Phillips starred with an unbeaten 63 while captain Kane Williamson( 53) and Devon Conway( 52) also hit half- centuries at the top of the order. before, Fakhar Zaman scored his 8th century, while Mohammad Rizwan scored a steady half- century as Pakistan posted a aggregate of280/9 against New Zealand in the third ODI in Karachi. Zaman slammed a brilliant 101, while Rizwan minced in with a precious 77 after Pakistan had lost beforehand lattices. Pakistan commander Babar Azam won the toss and decided to club against New Zealand in the third and final ODI match, at the National Stadium, Karachi on Friday.

The three- match ODI series between Pakistan and New Zealand is set for an instigative homestretch at the National Stadium in Karachi on Friday. New Zealand thrashed Pakistan by 79 runs in the alternate ODI after losing the first game by six lattices to the host.

The host played the same platoon in the first two ODIs but may want to bring in an redundant spin option into the eleven for the series- decider. While it doesn’t have a specialist incentive in its reserves for this series, Pakistan could bring in uncapped each- rounder Kamran Ghulam, who batons in the middle- order and is a handy left- arm spin option. Ghulam could come in place of a leader, presumably Mohammad Wasim, who has gone at nearly six runs an over while picking up one gate in two games. The pitch in Karachi has decreasingly backed the tweakers in this series.

The Kiwis replaced Henry Shipley with leg- incentive Is Sodhi in the alternate ODI and the move paid tips as Sodhi returned with numbers of two for 38 in eight overs. With the series on the line and New Zealand having struck upon a winning combination, Kane Williamson is doubtful to change his eleven.

The Kiwis bounced back in the coming game and leveled the series. Devon Conway scored a century and was supported by captain Kane Williams as New Zealand posted 261 runs in49.5 overs. Naseem Shah picked a three- gate haul, while Mohammad Nawaz dismissed four Kiwi batters. Babar Azam did score a half- century but did not get any support on the other end. Each of the six New Zealand bowlers picked at least a gate as the Pakistani fur unit whisked up for just 182 runs.

On Friday( January 13), the three- match ODI series between Pakistan( PAK) and New Zealand( NZ) will conclude as both brigades will play the series’ last game at the National Stadium in Karachi. Pakistan drew the first blood after winning the first ODI by six lattices. It happed after a tremendous bowling performance by Naseem Shah and the fur masterclass by Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, and Mohammad Rizwan. Naseem picked a fifer, while the three batters scored half- centuries. Read More Latest Cricket News…

Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Shan Masood, Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan, Haris Sohail, Agha Salman, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Mohammad Wasim, Mohammad Hasnain, Haris Rauf.

New Zealand: Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson (captain), Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham, Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson.

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