'Death bowling' concerns for unbeaten New Zealand

Perfectionist Williamson wary of Pakistan's deep batting

Perfectionist Williamson wary of Pakistan's deep batting

Despite the big hitting, particularly by Hasan Ali and Shadab Khan who both made half centuries, New Zealand won the match in Nelson by eight wickets after the rain swept in. The New Zealand team comfortably won the encounter after Pakistan team were 60 odd runs short in a rain-affected game.

New Zealand sealed a one-day worldwide series win after embarrassing Pakistan in Dunedin on Saturday.

It marked New Zealand's 10th consecutive win (across all formats), equalling the mark they'd previously achieved twice, and continued the Black Caps' unbeaten record at the ground.

While they avoided the complete embarrassment of breaking the unwanted records, you'll be hard pressed to find any Pakistan players or fans smiling in the wake of the humiliating defeat.

NZ were 3/209 at one stage before losing 7/48 on their way to 257 all out, with captain Kane Williamson's innings of 73 off 101 the highest of the match.

Azhar Ali waas out for a second-ball duck from the final ball over the second over, bowled by Boult, and the left-armer took the next two wickets to fall as the Pakistanis fell to 3-2 in the fourth over.

It wasn't the only one-handed catch which got the crowd on its feet.

Williamson, who has a century already in the five-match series, took time to find his form and took 81 balls to reach his 33rd half century in one-day internationals and went on to top-score with 73. They looked alright until the score was 158/3. After a long delay, play was resumed with the home team getting a revised target of 151 in 25 overs.

All-rounder Todd Astle will probably top the list, having meekly lobbed a slower delivery from Raees to Fakhar Zaman at mid-wicket.

Set 258 for victory at University Oval in the third ODI, Pakistan were in danger of making the lowest score in history before being bowled out for a dismal 74.

All-rounder Shadab Khan has been rather enjoying the opportunity to get his bat under the ball.

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