Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Black Caps seal ODI series in style

Black Caps seal ODI series in style

Separately, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has called on his bowlers to be more accurate in the final overs.

The game was at an interesting stage, with New Zealand 64 for two after 14 overs, when rain arrived.

The visiting Pakistan has a very little margin of error, it can afford to make; otherwise, the five-match ODI series will easily slip away to New Zealand which is already leading it by 2-0.

Williamson (73), Taylor (52) and Martin Guptill (45) set a fine launching platform on a slow and low wicket, as the home side appeared poised to set a big total at 195-3 after 40 overs.

In the last eight overs, when New Zealand needed to lift the run rate, they were restricted to 48 runs and lost seven wickets of which 11 runs came in the final over.

The fourth ODI will be played on Tuesday while the series concludes in Wellington on 19 January.

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Veterans Azhar Ali and Mohammad Hafeez and the young Shadab Khan were all bowled out on duck.

New Zealand have Colin de Grandhomme back in their squad after the allrounder returned from bereavement leave, but Williamson said they would wait to view the pitch Saturday morning before settling on their playing XI.Fakhar Zaman, who scored an unbeaten 82 in the opening game, is expected to return to the Pakistan side after missing game two because of a thigh injury.

After posting 257 from 50 overs, the Black Caps skittled Pakistan for just 74 - their equal third-lowest total in ODIs and their worst-ever against New Zealand.

With the tourists needing to win to keep the series alive after losing the first two ODIs, they pinned New Zealand down at key times.

Hasan Ali helped save Pakistan with his highest score in any form of cricket and his 70-run partnership with Shadab Khan for the eighth wicket revived a failing innings. Trent Boult took five for 17.

Shoaib Malik (3) was then caught at first slip to a Lockie Ferguson delivery clocked at 147.5km/h.

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