Published: Thu, January 11, 2018
Global | By Enrique Rogers

De Grandhomme back in New Zealand squad

De Grandhomme back in New Zealand squad

He was also involved in an unbeaten 104-run stand with Ross Taylor.

Veteran duo of Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik tried to steady the ship by adding 45 runs for the fourth wicket, but once the latter one departed in the 27 over, the visitors once again started to lose their way and were reduced to 141-7 in the 37 over.

Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat against New Zealand in the second one-day cricket global at Saxton Oval on Tuesday.

Chasing 247 for a win, New Zealand were rocked early when Colin Munro was dismissed without opening his account on the thid ball of their innings.

Skipper Kane Williamson didn't last long either, sent back for 19, as the home side managed just 47/2 by the 10th over.

However, there was a two-hour delay caused by rain after 14 overs, when New Zealand were 64/2. They played 23.5 overs and scored 151 runs by losing only two wickets. The opener continued his six-hitting spree to knock off the remaining runs nearly singlehandedly while hapless Pakistan fielders could only watch the ball run to the fence, or sail over it. The fearsome bowling attack will have to come to the party, and soon, for Pakistan to counter an in-form New Zealand batting.

New Zealand named the same lineup that won the first match of the five-match series by 61 runs under the Duckworth-Lewis system.

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In the rain-affected match, New Zealand were set a revised target of 151 in 25 overs after Pakistan posted 246/9 in 50 overs - thanks to half-centuries from Mohammad Hafeez (60 off 71), Shadab Khan (52 off 68) and Hasan Ali (51 off 31).

On Tuesday Sarfraz took the opposite tack and chose to bat first but the result was the same.

Earlier, it was Pakistan, who won the toss and made a decision to bat first but they lost their openers Azhar Ali (6) and Imam-ul-Haq (2) early.

Guptill make unbeaten 86 in the eight-wicket win. Williamson introduced his spinners early and left-armer Mitchell Santner and leg-spinner Todd Astle prevented Pakistan from rebuilding through the middle of the innings.

Although every New Zealand bowler except Munro took at least one wicket, Ferguson was clear standout, the Black Caps' quick ending up with the decent figures of 3-39.

Southee returned in the death-breakthrough with the wicket of Hasan Ali, while Lockie Ferguson had Shadab sent back in the final over to end with figures of 3/39.

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