ODI: Pakistan to face New Zealand in Abu Dhabi today

ODI: Pakistan to face New Zealand in Abu Dhabi today

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ABU DHABI: Pakistan take on New Zealand in the second and deciding one-day international (ODI) at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi today (Friday).

New Zealand having a 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series will be looking to seal the deal in Abu Dhabi today, having defeated Pakistan by 47 runs in the first match on Wednesday.

The two sides have faced each other six times in Abu Dhabi, with the Kiwis having the upper hand with a 5-1 winning ratio against the Green Shirts.

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, reducing Pakistan to eight for three in their chase of 267.

Sarfraz will be hoping that his top-order batsmen get some runs under their belt in today’s game.

The third and final ODI between Pakistan and New Zealand will be played in Dubai on November 11 (Sunday).

The match between Pakistan and New Zealand will start at 4pm Pakistan Standard Time.

Squads

Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Haris Sohail, Sarfraz Ahmed (captain), Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Junaid Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Usman Khan

New Zealand: Kane Williamson (captain), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Colin Munro, Henry Nicholls, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, BJ Watling, Lockie Ferguson, Ajaz Patel, George Worker

 

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