Pakistan, India, Windies in action on opening day

Pakistan, India, Windies in action on opening day

Pakistan, India, Windies in action on opening day

Imam was forced to retire during the second one-day global between Pakistan and New Zealand in Abu Dhabi on Friday after being hit by a short ball. Zaman reached his half century off 58 balls.

Having won the 2009 and 2014 ODI series deciders against Pakistan in the UAE, this one will provide a test of how quickly the Black Caps adjust in their first big "final" of a lengthy World Cup buildup, a little over six months out.

Brief scores: New Zealand 266/9 in 50 overs (Ross Taylor 80, Tom Latham 68; Shadab Khan 4-38, Shaheen Afridi 4-46) beat Pakistan 219 in 47.2 overs (Sarfraz Ahmed 64, Imad Wasim 50; Trent Boult 3-54, Lockie Ferguson 3-36) by 47 runs.

Pakistan's other left-handed opener, Imam-ul-Haq, was rushed to a hospital for precautionary tests after he was hit on the grille by Lockie Ferguson's sharp bouncer before Pakistan built its victory around Zaman and Azam's century stand.

Pakistan eased to a six-wicket win in the second one-day worldwide against New Zealand to draw level at 1-1 in the three-match series.

Trent Boult's devastating bowling on Wednesday exposed Pakistan's top order as he became the third New Zealand bowler to claim an ODI hat-trick.

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With the ball New Zealand were playing catch-up, even more so when the first wicket didn't fall until the 29th over as Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam swung hard.

Towards the end, Afridi and Hasan Ali bowled with tremendous discipline as they conceded just two fours and two sixes in the last 10 overs.

"We kept them to a low total courtesy of Shaheen and then Fakhar and Babar batted so well".

"Despite a period of rest Todd's knee has, unfortunately, not responded as well as we had hoped", said Blackcaps selector Gavin Larsen.

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

In his next over he deflected a straight drive to run out Kane Williamson (one) at the non-striker's end.

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