Pakistan routs NZ's lower order

Pakistan routs NZ's lower order

Nazir told Pakistan's Express Tribune newspaper that Pakistan would welcome the return of left-handed opener Fakhar Zaman, but were "succumbing under pressure" to the Black Caps.

Preview: New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has called on his bowlers to be more accurate in the final overs as they look to take an unbeatable lead over Pakistan in the third one-day worldwide in Dunedin on Saturday.

Of course, embattled Pakistan will fight with full force for winning the match to keep series alive, while New Zealand can't seem to put a foot wrong this home season.

New Zealand made a flying start with Martin Guptill and Colin Munro cracking sixes for their first scoring shots but the innings stalled soon after.

"We learnt a few lessons from the last game", Williamson said Friday.

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"It looks like a better wicket (than Wellington), that's why we will bat first".

Both the first two One Day Internationals (ODIs) didn't reach its proper culmination as they remained rain-interrupted and eventually results were declared under the Duck World Lewis (D/L) method.

The 36-year-old added Pakistan can replicate their Champions Trophy turn of fate and upstage New Zealand in the series.

The hosts scored 257 all out in their 50 overs on Saturday, helped by half centuries from Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor, but they were let down by a lower-order collapse where they lost their last six wickets for 48 runs. The second match had nothing different expect Pakistan batting first, and they were again short of runs.

Fakhar Zaman's return from injury could boost Pakistan for the ODI in Dunedin, says ex-test star Imran Nazir. "The guys have struggled with the bounce as they have been playing quite a bit in Pakistan and coming here was a bit of a shock to the system", said Grant Flower, the batting coach. Mohammad Amir did well to pull things back from himself, conceding only 18 runs from five overs in the second game after an expensive outing in Wellington, but the other bowlers continued to leak runs.

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