A withering spell by Trent Boult saw New Zealand destroy Pakistan by 183 runs in the third one-day international to comfortably wrap up the series in Dunedin on Saturday (Jan 13).
New Zealand thrashed Pakistan by 183 runs in the third one-day international in Dunedin on Saturday. The overwhelming win gave New Zealand an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.
New Zealand made 257 with Kane Williamson 73 and Ross Taylor 52. Pakistan in reply were all out for 74 in the 28th over. Trent Boult took five for 17.
Over the last two years Pakistan have conceded the highest score in the format's history -- 444 at Edgbaston. In Dunedin, they came perilously close to posting the lowest ODI score; it was very much on the cards when they reeled at 32 for 8. In a batting performance so listless that even New Zealand appeared to be embarrassed by the ease with which Pakistan's innings crumbled.
Scores in Brief
New Zealand: 257 all out in 50 overs (Gmptill 45, Willimson 73, Taylor 35; Rumman 3-51, Hasan 3-59, Shadab 2-51)
Pakistan: 74 all out in 27.2 overs (Sarfraz 14 not out, Faheem 10, Amir 14 Rumman 16; Boult 5-17, Munro2-10, Ferguson 2-28)
Result: New Zealand won by 183 runs
Player of the match: Trent Boult