Left-handed opener Imam-ul-Haq led Pakistan amid managed bowling by New Zealand – which restricted the house aspect to 287-6 within the third ODI in Karachi on Wednesday.
Fakhar Zaman, who scored two consecutive centuries within the first two ODIs of this collection, handed away earlier. The left-handed batsman discovered no rhythm in at present’s contest and had to surrender his wicket to Matt Henry.
Imam continued his type from the final two matches and constructed momentum with skipper Babar Azam. Each the batsmen shared the crease for an attractive partnership of 108 runs. In the meantime, Babar accomplished his 26th half-century however couldn’t full his 5000 runs in ODIs. He’s simply 19 runs away from this achievement.
Imam, alternatively, was wanting good to lastly rating a century on this collection. However, he as soon as once more fell to a nervous 90. His innings included seven fours and a six.
For Pakistan, Mohammad Rizwan and Agha Salman tried to attain some runs ultimately. Collectively they scored 54 runs.
Shadab Khan (21*) and Mohammad Nawaz (11*) performed cameos in the direction of the tip, serving to Pakistan submit a defendable complete.
Henry took three wickets and Adam Milne took two wickets for New Zealand. Cole McConkey was additionally profitable in taking a wicket.
It’s a must-win match for the guests as they’re trailing 2-Zero within the collection.
Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Abdullah Shafiq, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Shadab Khan, Agha Salman, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah
New Zealand: Will Younger, Tom Blundell (wk), Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (c), Mark Chapman, Henry Nicholls, Cole McConchie, Adam Milne, Henry Shipley, Ish Sodhi, Matt Henry
Umpire: Faisal Afridi (PAK) and Langton Roussere (ZIM)
TV Fills: Joel Wilson (West Indies)
Match Referee: Chris Broad (England)
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