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Trent Boult Hat-Trick Fuels New Zealand’s Win Over Pakistan

“It is great to be again available in the market and get the win for the lads,” mentioned Boult, who ignored the Three-Zero loss within the previous Twenty20 sequence because of the delivery of his kid.

“I feel the brand new ball is a key a part of the sport and we all know what early wickets can do to chasing totals. 

“The hat-trick ball I used to be simply seeking to make him play and to slip one onto the pads is a smart feeling.” 

Veteran batsman Ross Taylor top-scored with 80 whilst wicketkeeper Tom Latham struck 68 off 64 balls to guide New Zealand to 266-Nine when they received the toss and batted at Sheikh Zayed Stadium.

In reaction Pakistan crumbled to 85-6, earlier than Sarfraz Ahmed (64) and Imad Wasim (50) added 103 for the 7th wicket.

Alternatively, as soon as Pakistan skipper Sarfraz dragged a Colin de Grandhomme supply onto his stumps New Zealand have been virtually house and dry.

Grandhomme took 2 for 40 whilst Lockie Ferguson completed with Three for 36.

Boult joins unique membership

Boult uncovered Pakistan’s batting woes early on, bowling Zaman off his pads earlier than having Azam stuck at slip after which trapping Hafeez leg-before with a pointy inswinging supply.

He joined speedy bowlers Danny Morrison (v India at Napier in 1999) and Shane Bond (v Australia at Hobart in 2007) as the one New Zealanders to take an ODI hat-trick.

Imam-ul-Haq (34) and Shoaib Malik (30) added 63 for the fourth wicket however each fell in successive overs earlier than the Sarfraz-Wasim stand in brief reignited hopes.

Previous, New Zealand recovered from 78-Three after which 210-7 to set a difficult goal.

Paceman Shaheen Shah Afridi, enjoying best his fourth one-day world, jolted New Zealand initially with the wickets of George Employee (one) and Colin Munro (29).

Shadab Khan brushed aside Kane Williamson for 27 earlier than Taylor and Latham got here in combination.

The pair compiled a fourth-wicket stand of 130, however a burst of 3 wickets from Pakistan leg-spinner Shadab within the 42nd over looked as if it would halt their rate.

He pinned Latham leg-before and did the similar to Henry Nicholls (nought) the very subsequent ball, earlier than eliminating De Grandhomme two balls later when he edged to first slip with out scoring.

However tailenders Ish Sodhi (24) and Tim Southee (20) added 42 treasured runs for the 8th wicket to present New Zealand a extra aggressive overall, as Shaheen completed with four for 46 in his 9 overs.

“We stuck them at 210-7 however 50 plus runs for the remaining 3 wickets harm us badly,” mentioned Sarfraz. 

“New Zealand have just right new ball bowlers and early wickets driven us an excessive amount of.”

The victory gave New Zealand a 1-Zero lead within the three-match sequence and prolonged their ODI successful streak towards Pakistan to 12 fits courting again to December 2014.

The remainder fits are in Abu Dhabi on Friday and in Dubai on Sunday.

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