Published: Thu, November 08, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Pakistan vs New Zealand - Highlights & Stats

Pakistan vs New Zealand - Highlights & Stats

He ended with figures of 3-54 off 10 to lead a polished performance from New Zealand's pace trio, with a hostile Lockie Ferguson (3-36) proving a handful for the Pakistan batsmen with a short-pitched barrage.

"I think the new ball is a key part of the game and we know what early wickets can do to chasing totals".

Just three days after flying into the United Arab Emirates from paternity leave, Boult became New Zealand's third hat-trick taker in one-day worldwide cricket to spark a 47-run victory over Pakistan in the first ODI.

"The hat-trick ball I was just trying to make him play and to slide one onto the pads is a great feeling".

New Zealand´s Trent Boult bowls during the first one day global (ODI) cricket match between Pakistan and New Zealand at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi on November 7, 2018.

In response Pakistan crumbled to 85-6, before Sarfraz Ahmed (64) and Imad Wasim (50) added 103 for the seventh wicket.

Taylor (80 off 112 balls) and another recent arrival Tom Latham (68 off 64) anchored New Zealand's innings of 266-9 which stuttered late and almost saw another hat-trick. Boult also smashed a maximum off the last ball by Junaid Khan as Pakistan conceded 50 runs off the final five overs in an innings full of ebb and flow.

Boult becomes the fifth New Zealander to claim an ODI hat-trick, joining Shane Bond, Emily Drumm, Julie Harris and Danny Morrison.

Imam-ul-Haq (34) and Shoaib Malik (30) added 63 for the fourth wicket but both fell in successive overs before the Sarfraz-Wasim stand briefly reignited hopes.

Taylor had Latham in good support as New Zealand looked set for a big total at 199-3 after 40 overs before Shadab took three wickets in the 42nd over.

Black Caps batsman Ross Taylor topscored with 80 in their innings of 266-9.

Earlier, after winning the toss and electing to bat, New Zealand's George Worker and Colin Munro didn't last long, the former edging tamely to Sarfraz Ahmed off Shaheen Afridi (4/46) before the teenage sensation removed his fellow opener lbw.

Shadab dismissed Kane Williamson for 27 before Taylor and Latham joined at 78-3.

He dismissed Latham leg-before off the second delivery and did the same to Henry Nicholls for nought off the next and two balls later had Colin de Grandhomme caught in the slip without scoring.

Pakistan have taken serious offence to Ross Taylor's gesture about illegal bowling during this morning's first ODI, calling the act "disgraceful".

The New Zealand batsman was seen signaling the umpire about Hafeez's bowling style.

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