Younis Khan’s 103 in Vain as Pakistan Beaten by 7 Runs

Younis Khan's 103 in Vain as Pakistan Beaten by 7 Runs | PakistanTribe.com

 Younis Khan's 103 in Vain as Pakistan Beaten by 7 Runs | PakistanTribe.com

ABU DHABI – New Zealand beat Pakistan by seven runs in the fourth one-day international at Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Wednesday to tie five-match series 2-2.

Chasing a difficult target, Pakistan batted well to make 292 for eight – just eight runs short.

However, Pakistan built the score with the help of a fine century by veteran batsman Younis Khan who scored 103 off 117 balls with four boundaries and two sixes.

Captain Shahid Afridi blasted a 26-ball 49 hitting two sixes and five fours.

While chasing 299 runs, Pakistani batting collapsed and lost early wickets. Ahmad Shahzad, centurion of the last game, was the first man to go on duck. His opening partner tried to show resistance but become the victim of Corey Anderson bowling. Hafeez had scored 3 runs off 11 balls.

Haris Sohail failed to continue his form and gone after scoring 13 runs. Umar Akmal unfortunately run-out for 29.

Earlier, after winning the toss, Kiwi captain Kane Williamson opted to bat first on a good looking surface. The decision proved good when the openers started the inning very aggressively.

With the help Kane Williamson’s century Kiwis set the wining total of 300.

Match summary is as below:

New Zealand innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
MJ Guptill c †Sarfraz Ahmed b Sohail Tanvir 58 100 78 7 0 74.35
DG Brownlie c Umar Akmal b Shahid Afridi 42 67 48 6 0 87.50
KS Williamson* b Mohammad Irfan 123 150 105 12 0 117.14
LRPL Taylor c †Sarfraz Ahmed b Mohammad Irfan 26 50 37 2 0 70.27
CJ Anderson c Umar Akmal b Anwar Ali 23 26 20 1 1 115.00
TWM Latham not out 14 42 12 0 0 116.66
Extras (lb 4, w 9) 13
Total (5 wickets; 50 overs; 217 mins) 299 (5.98 runs per over)
Did not bat L Ronchi†, DL Vettori, AF Milne, MJ Henry, MJ McClenaghan
Fall of wickets 1-81 (Brownlie, 16.4 ov), 2-125 (Guptill, 23.6 ov), 3-188 (Taylor, 36.3 ov), 4-227 (Anderson, 42.1 ov),5-299 (Williamson, 49.6 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
Sohail Tanvir 10 0 75 1 7.50 24 9 0 (3w)
Mohammad Irfan 10 1 53 2 5.30 36 6 0 (2w)
Anwar Ali 9 0 50 1 5.55 24 5 0 (1w)
Shahid Afridi 10 0 46 1 4.60 29 3 0 (1w)
Haris Sohail 8 0 47 0 5.87 21 3 1 (2w)
Ahmed Shehzad 3 0 24 0 8.00 4 2 0
Pakistan innings (target: 300 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
Nasir Jamshed lbw b Anderson 30 53 46 2 1 65.21
Ahmed Shehzad b Henry 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
Younis Khan b Vettori 103 199 117 4 2 88.03
Mohammad Hafeez c †Ronchi b Vettori 3 12 11 0 0 27.27
Haris Sohail c Latham b Vettori 13 22 25 2 0 52.00
Umar Akmal run out (McClenaghan) 29 65 37 1 0 78.37
Shahid Afridi* c †Ronchi b Milne 49 36 25 5 2 196.00
Sarfraz Ahmed c †Ronchi b McClenaghan 18 21 13 2 0 138.46
Sohail Tanvir not out 11 27 12 1 0 91.66
Anwar Ali not out 20 20 13 3 0 153.84
Extras (b 4, lb 6, w 5, nb 1) 16
Total (8 wickets; 50 overs; 229 mins) 292 (5.84 runs per over)
Did not bat Mohammad Irfan
Fall of wickets 1-3 (Ahmed Shehzad, 0.4 ov), 2-52 (Nasir Jamshed, 12.4 ov), 3-59 (Mohammad Hafeez, 15.1 ov),4-82 (Haris Sohail, 21.3 ov), 5-172 (Umar Akmal, 36.1 ov), 6-238 (Shahid Afridi, 43.1 ov), 7-254 (Younis Khan, 44.6 ov),8-261 (Sarfraz Ahmed, 46.1 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
MJ Henry 10 0 68 1 6.80 28 4 3 (1w)
AF Milne 10 2 39 1 3.90 37 3 0 (1w)
MJ McClenaghan 10 0 69 1 6.90 21 6 0 (1nb, 2w)
CJ Anderson 8 1 40 1 5.00 26 3 1
DL Vettori 10 0 53 3 5.30 30 3 1 (1w)
KS Williamson 2 0 13 0 6.50 3 1 0
Match details
Toss New Zealand, who chose to bat
Series 5-match series level 2-2

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