Guptill smashes NZ to victory over Pakistan

Guptill smashes NZ to victory over Pakistan

Martin Guptill struck an unbeaten 86 to power New Zealand to an eight-wicket victory via Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method over Pakistan in the second one day worldwide at Saxton Oval, Nelson on Tuesday. With Ross Taylor (45 not out) too joining the onslaught, the duo added unbeaten 104 runs for the third wicket to complete the chase in 23.5 overs with eight wickets in hand.

New Zealand didn't get off to the best of starts though, as Colin Munro, the in-form big-hitter, was caught early dismissed by Mohammed Amir.

Mohammad Hafeez (60) was the only top-order batsman to deliver, leaving the tourists needing runs from Shadab Khan (52) and Hasan Ali (51). In the third over, Pakistan unsuccessfully reviewed an LBW decision against Kane Williamson (19).

Imam-ul-Haq, in for the injured Fakhar Zaman, was out for two in the fourth over and Azhar Ali followed five balls later for six.

Having trounced Windies in Tests, ODIs and T20s, the Black Caps kicked off their five-match ODI series against Pakistan with a rain-affected victory in Wellington over the weekend.

Mohammad Hafeez's steady 60 off 71 had anchored the Pakistan innings, but he disappeared early in the 32nd over and the visitors looked in all sorts of trouble at 127-6.

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The game was evenly poised when Guptill and Taylor ran for shelter in the 14th over but the experienced pair made a mockery of the run chase, with Guptill reaching his 33rd half century in a game-high 87 from 72 while Taylor chipped in with 44.

Earlier, Pakistan recovered well from a precarious 39/3 by the 11th over to 246/9 at the end of their stipulated 50 overs. The Black Caps have won nine games across all formats.

Though Sarfraz won the toss and opted for bowling but it couldn't be grabbed as an opportunity.

With Pakistan on the ropes, Shadab Khan and Hasan stepped up, cracking 21 off an Astle over as they upped the tempo.

Santner took 1-34 from his 10 overs and Astle claimed the wickets of Malik and captain Sarfraz Ahmed (3) to finish with 2-50 from seven overs. An over after successfully reviewing a caught-behind call, he became the first of many to gift-wrap his wicket - pulling a short ball well outside of off-stump off Trent Boult straight down the throat of Munro at square leg.

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