Pakistan wins toss, bats in 2nd ODI vs. New Zealand


Separately, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has called on his bowlers to be more accurate in the final overs.

It marked New Zealand's 10th consecutive win (across all formats), equalling the mark they'd previously achieved twice, and continued the Black Caps' unbeaten record at the ground. After a long delay, play was resumed with the home team getting a revised target of 151 in 25 overs.

Not everybody in the Pakistan batting line-up is struggling with the extra bounce the New Zealand pitches have provided.

New Zealand have dismissed Pakistan for a record-low score to win their third one-day worldwide in Dunedin and seal the five-match series.

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However, they couldn't get near their previous lowest score against New Zealand, which was 116 at Dambulla, Sri Lanka, during a tri-nations series in 2003.

However, Guptill continued to play his attacking game and got good support from Ross Taylor, who struck 43-ball 45 not out in a match which was interrupted by rain. Then, after Boult's near unplayable overs, Pakistan were all out for 74 in the 28th over to give New Zealand an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.

The hosts have opted to not change its team combination for today's match, while, opener Fakhar Zaman after recovering from his injury has made a comeback in place of Imamul Haq.

He combined with Hasan Ali (51 off 31) to help the tourists post 246 for nine.

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Tim Southee (2-57) and Trent Boult (1-54) both claimed early wickets to give the bowling side the upper hand.

Any fan at a New Zealand limited overs match this summer who catches a six one-handed while wearing a promotional T-shirt is rewarded with £26,400 (NZ$50,000) in prize money. Pakistan did look smart in the field and finished with a flourish taking seven wickets for 48 in the last eight overs.

Shoaib Malik (3) was then caught at first slip to a Lockie Ferguson delivery clocked at 147.5km/h.

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