Pakistan beat New Zealand in second ODI to level series 1-1

Pakistan beat New Zealand in second ODI to level series 1-1

New Zealand have chosen to bat first in the second ODI against Pakistan after Kane Williamson won the toss.

New Zealand stayed faithful to the same combination which won the first one-day global by 47 runs, also played in Abu Dhabi.

The opener, who was able to walk off the field, was seen being carried into an ambulance but was later discharged from hospital after scans came back all clear. Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed (64) and Imad Wasim (50) shared a century-stand and gave their team a chance before New Zealand bowled them out for 219 in 47.2 overs to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

Babar Azam (46) went later the same over, both to Ferguson, and the innings lost some momentum.

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Sarfraz fell for 13 but Mohammad Hafeez hit the winning boundary to finish with 27 not out.

Pakistan's top order flopped against the pace of Trent Boult in the first match.

In the second over, Shaheen Afridi got an important wicket when Colin Munro skied one in the air and Muhammad Hafeez took a good running catch. The skipper was run out at the non-striker's end by the hand of Afridi.

Pakistan have been forced into one change, with Junaid Khan out of the series with a toe injury.