Published: Sun, January 14, 2018
Sports | By Toni Houston

Kane Williamson takes a stunner to dismiss Pakistan's Hasan Ali

Kane Williamson takes a stunner to dismiss Pakistan's Hasan Ali

Even though New Zealand are already two-nil up in the five-match series against Pakistan, captain Kane Williamson still sees plenty of room for improvement, particularly from his bowlers.

But Munro was out for 8 in the second over, slashing across the line at a ball from Faheem Ashraf and delivering a skied catch to Pakistan wicketkeeper and captain Sarfraz Ahmed.

Champions Trophy holders Pakistan were staring at their lowest ODI score in history but just about managed to evade it as they got bowled out for 74 while chasing 258 for victory with Boult finishing with 5 for 17. Pakistan came up with a much-improved performance with the ball to restrict New Zealand to 257.

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Williamson made an inspired decision to call on part-time medium pacer Colin Munro, who reveled in conditions in which the ball often held up on the surface.

On the first ball of the next over Williamson wanted to run two on a drive to deep point but Guptill was too slow to respond and was easily run out for 45.

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One of Pakistan's only light of hope, Shoaib Malik was bowled off Lockie Ferguson's delivery after only scoring 3 runs.

Hasan Ali and Rumman Raees picked up three wickets each while Shadab Khan picked up two wickets as New Zealand lost seven wickets for 62 in the last 10 overs after being comfortably placed for 195/3 at the end of 40 overs.

During the post-match discussion, Sarfraz told, "A tough loss, batting was again flop".

"That´s the focus. The focus is trying to win each game".

"It was a fantastic performance all round. Collective effort. Wanted to get the series done, knew we had to fight hard with only 250 on the board".

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