2nd ODI: Pakistan beat NZ by six wickets to level series 1-1

ABU DHABI: Pakistan beat New Zealand by six wickets in the second day-night international in Abu Dhabi, levelling the three-match series 1-1 on Friday.


Paceman Shaheen Shah Afridi took a career best 4-38 to keep New Zealand down to 209-9 in their 50 overs before Fakhar Zaman (88) and Babar Azam (46) helped Pakistan reach the target in 40.3 overs.

Batting first New Zealand have set 210-run target for Pakistan to win second one-day International being played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Friday.

Ross Taylor top-scored with a 120-ball 86 and Henry Nicholls made 33 off 63 balls and together added 75 for the fifth wicket to lift their team from 73-4.

Earlier, New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat in the second and deciding one-day international (ODI) against Pakistan.

New Zealand have a 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series and will be looking to seal the deal today in Abu Dhabi, after defeating Pakistan by 47 runs in the first match on Wednesday.

Fast Bowler Junaid Khan will miss Third ODI due to pain on his right toe.

According to PCB official page:

The third and final match is in Dubai on Sunday.

Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Haris Sohail, Sarfraz Ahmed (captain), Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Usman Khan

New Zealand: Kane Williamson (captain), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Colin Munro, Henry Nicholls, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, BJ Watling, Lockie Ferguson, Ajaz Patel, George Worker


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