Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | ePaper

BREAKING NEWS:

Boult destroys Pakistan as New Zealand take series

  • Print
AFP, Dunedin :
A withering spell by Trent Boult saw New Zealand destroy Pakistan by 183 runs in the third one-day international to comfortably wrap up the series in Dunedin on Saturday.
Boult rocked Pakistan with three wickets in five balls to take out the cream of their top order on his way to figures of five for 17.
New Zealand, batting first, were restricted to 257, with their innings boosted by 11 off the final over before Boult was dismissed on the last ball.
Then, after Boult's near unplayable overs, Pakistan were all out for 74 in the 28th over to give New Zealand an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.
At eight for 32, Pakistan were threatening two unwanted records -- the lowest ODI score of 35, held by Zimbabwe, and Pakistan's own lowest score of 43 -- before Sarfraz Ahmed (14 not out), Mohammad Amir (14) and Rumman Raees (16) delayed the inevitable finish.
Boult was in action in the second over when Azhar Ali was caught by Ross Taylor at first slip without scoring.
Dangerman Fakhar Zaman was bowled for two and Taylor also caught Mohammad Hafeez for a duck in Boult second over and Pakistan were in a hole they were never going to get out of.If New Zealand thought they were slow making 37 for one off the first 10 overs, Pakistan were in dire trouble at nine for three at the same stage.
But when struggling to stay afloat, Babar Azam was unnecessarily run out for eight to start another slide.
In the following over Shoaib Malik was caught by Taylor off Lochie Ferguson for three and seven balls later part-timer Colin Munro bowled Shadab Khan for without scoring and Pakistan were 16 for six in the 15th over.
With light drizzle falling, but not strong enough to send the players off the field, Faheem Ashraf gave Pakistan supporters something to cheer about when he top-edged Lochie Ferguson for six.
But on 10 Faheem was gone hooking Ferguson to Todd Astle at fine leg, before Boult came back to claim Amir and Rumman to end the innings.
Pakistan came to New Zealand on a nine-match winning streak and the promise of providing a more formidable opposition for New Zealand who had just swept a series against the West Indies.

More News For this Category

Zimbabwe cricket team arrives in city

The Zimbabwe national cricket team arrived here last morning to play a bilateral series involving three ODIs and two Tests series against their Bangladesh counterpart.The Southern African nation will start

Bangladesh don't have 11 international standard players : Nazmul Abedeen

Bangladesh may have the stalwarts like Mashrafe, Shakib, Tamim, Mushfiqur and Mahmudullah in their ranks, but it is a common apprehension within the country's cricket fraternity whether their vacuum could

Yet to become a big player: Liton

Liton Das didn't get the best of starts when he had started his international career with Bangladesh national cricket team. There never was any question regarding his talent, but the

ICC WC Trophy to arrive in Bangladesh today

ICC WC Trophy to arrive in Bangladesh today

ICC World Cup (WC) Trophy will arrive in Bangladesh today as part of its worldwide 'Trophy Tour' ahead of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 scheduled to be held in England.The

Coach of Bangladesh National Cricket team Courtney Walsh (right) talking to pacer Masheafe Bin Mortaza during the practice session of Bangladesh National Cricket team at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in the city's Mirpur on Tuesday.

Coach of Bangladesh National Cricket team Courtney Walsh (right) talking to pacer Masheafe Bin Mortaza during the practice session of Bangladesh National Cricket team at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in the city's Mirpur on Tuesday.

Duminy ruled out of South Africa's Australia tour

South African batsman JP Duminy has been ruled out of South Africa's limited overs tour of Australia, starting later this month, because of a shoulder injury. He is the second

Australia target first Asia series win since 2011 - Paine

Australian skipper Tim Paine vowed his team would do its utmost to win the second Test against Pakistan starting in Abu Dhabi from Tuesday for a first series win in

Hazratullah Zazai smashes six 6s in an over in APL

Hazratullah Zazai smashes six 6s in an over in APL

Hazratullah Zazai became the first Afghanistan batsman to smash six 6s in an over. The Kabul Zwanan batsman registered the rare feat against Abdullah Mazari in the fourth over of

Jayasuriya charged under anti-corruption code

Jayasuriya charged under anti-corruption code

Dashing former Sri Lankan batsman and ex-chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya has been charged for not cooperating with a match-fixing probe and concealing information, the International Cricket Council said Monday."The International

Finger injury rules Amla out of short Australian tour

Finger injury rules Amla out of short Australian tour

Opening batsman Hashim Amla will continue to be absent from the South African squad as the veteran is yet to recover completely from his finger injury. South Africa are set