New Zealand bowl out Pakistan for 74 to take series 3-0
New Zealand 257 (Williamson 73) beat
Pakistan 74 (Boult 5-17) by 183 runs
Third One-Day International in Dunedin
Trent Boult claimed another five-wicket haul as New Zealand bowled out Pakistan for 74 runs to complete a 183-run victory in the third One-Day International in Dunedin to claim the series 3-0.
Chasing 258 for a win, Pakistan were dealt early blows by Boult (5-17). Azhar Ali (0) was dropped in the 10th ball of the innings but he edged one to Ross Taylor in the slips, two deliveries later to give Boult his first wicket.
In the fourth over, Boult castled Fakhar Zaman (2) and also had Mohammad Hafeez (0) dismissed while Babar Azam (8) was run out.
Lockie Ferguson (2-28) joined the wicket-taking act as Shoaib Malik (3) and Faheem Ashraf (10) departed while Colin Munro (2-10) accounted for Shadab Khan (0) and Hasan Ali (1) before Boult returned back to claim the final two wickets to complete a five-wicket haul that wrapped up Pakistan for 74 runs.
Earlier, it was New Zealand, who won the toss and decided to bat first. Martin Guptill (45), Kane Williamson (73), Taylor (52) and Tom Latham (35) were the major contributors as New Zealand looked in a comfortable position of 195 for three in 40 overs.
However, Pakistan came back strong through three-wicket hauls from Rumman Raees (3-51) and Hasan Ali (3-59) to bowl out the Black Caps for 257 runs in the 50 overs. The last 10 yielded just 62 runs for the home side as they lost seven wickets in it.
Boult was named the man of the match for his five-wicket haul as New Zealand take the series 3-0.
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