SHARJAH – Pakistan beat New Zealand by 147 runs as New Zealand was all out for 217 runs in response to Pakistan’s massive total of 364 runs.
Stand in Shahid Afridi and Haris Sohail took three wickets each, Mohammad Irfan got 2 while Ahmed Shehzad and Wahab Riaz secured 1 each. Pakistan now leads the five match series by 2-1.
New Zealand kept losing wickets at regular intervals and was finally bowled out for 217 runs, falling short of their target by 148 runs.
Pakistan sets massive 365 run target for New Zealand in 3rd ODI. Kiwi bowlers were all over the place as Afridi, Sarfraz, Sohail muscled them to all parts of ground.
Pakistan carried on with what Ahmed Shehzad and Mohammad Hafeez had set up at the start of the innings and scored a massive total of 364 runs to set a gigantic target for the Kiwis in the 3rd One Day International (ODI) at Sharjah.
Ahmed Shehzad scored 113 runs and remains top scorer from Pakistan side.
Shahid Afridi muscled the Kiwi bowlers to all parts of the ground to score 55 off just 26 balls with the help of 6 boundaries and 3 sixes and take two catches.
Matt Henry took three wickets. McClenaghan and Anderson took one wicket each
Match summary of third match is as below:
|Pakistan innings (50 overs maximum)||R||M||B||4s||6s||SR|
|Mohammad Hafeez||c †Ronchi b Anderson||33||43||26||5||1||126.92|
|Ahmed Shehzad||c Williamson b Henry||113||159||120||12||2||94.16|
|Younis Khan||c Anderson b McCullum||35||61||39||4||1||89.74|
|Asad Shafiq||b Henry||23||65||40||1||0||57.50|
|Shahid Afridi*||c Williamson b McClenaghan||55||57||26||6||3||211.53|
|Haris Sohail||c Williamson b Henry||39||42||28||5||1||139.28|
|Umar Akmal||run out (Guptill)||0||3||1||0||0||0.00|
|Sarfraz Ahmed†||not out||30||25||14||4||1||214.28|
|Sohail Tanvir||not out||17||15||9||0||2||188.88|
|Extras||(lb 5, w 11, nb 3)||19|
|Total||(7 wickets; 50 overs; 230 mins)||364||(7.28 runs per over)|
|Did not bat Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Irfan|
|Fall of wickets 1-63 (Mohammad Hafeez, 7.5 ov), 2-133 (Younis Khan, 21.6 ov), 3-210 (Ahmed Shehzad, 37.1 ov),4-210 (Asad Shafiq, 37.2 ov), 5-299 (Haris Sohail, 44.6 ov), 6-300 (Umar Akmal, 45.2 ov), 7-313 (Shahid Afridi, 46.6 ov)|
|MJ Henry||9||0||69||3||7.66||26||9||1||(1nb, 1w)|
|JDS Neesham||10||0||70||0||7.00||26||5||2||(2nb, 2w)|
|New Zealand innings (target: 365 runs from 50 overs)||R||M||B||4s||6s||SR|
|MJ Guptill||c Shahid Afridi b Mohammad Irfan||12||25||19||1||0||63.15|
|AP Devcich||c †Sarfraz Ahmed b Mohammad Irfan||0||9||4||0||0||0.00|
|KS Williamson*||c & b Haris Sohail||46||82||52||6||0||88.46|
|LRPL Taylor||b Shahid Afridi||31||31||25||1||3||124.00|
|TWM Latham||c Wahab Riaz b Ahmed Shehzad||34||68||48||3||0||70.83|
|CJ Anderson||c Shahid Afridi b Wahab Riaz||19||17||16||3||0||118.75|
|L Ronchi†||b Shahid Afridi||41||56||40||6||0||102.50|
|JDS Neesham||c Wahab Riaz b Haris Sohail||2||5||4||0||0||50.00|
|NL McCullum||c Younis Khan b Haris Sohail||15||17||10||0||1||150.00|
|MJ Henry||b Shahid Afridi||1||4||3||0||0||33.33|
|MJ McClenaghan||not out||6||15||9||1||0||66.66|
|Extras||(lb 5, w 5)||10|
|Total||(all out; 38.2 overs; 164 mins)||217||(5.66 runs per over)|
|Fall of wickets 1-5 (Devcich, 1.6 ov), 2-21 (Guptill, 5.1 ov), 3-66 (Taylor, 12.1 ov), 4-115 (Williamson, 21.2 ov),5-139 (Anderson, 25.3 ov), 6-158 (Latham, 28.2 ov), 7-162 (Neesham, 29.3 ov), 8-196 (McCullum, 33.4 ov),9-200 (Henry, 34.4 ov), 10-217 (Ronchi, 38.2 ov)|
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