The 'magical' catch that made a spectator win reward worth Lakhs

Frederick Owens
January 14, 2018

Fortunately, Pakistan avoided that humiliation as they stumbled on to a measly score of 74 but their capitulation and 183-run defeat see them 3-0 down in a forgettable series for the visitors.

The New Zealand cricketers are targeting an improved death-bowling performance in today's third one-day worldwide against Pakistan in Dunedin.

New Zealand has now consistently been improving its winning percentage in ODIs against Pakistan, which at the moment stands at 45.40 percent.

Chasing 258 to win, Trent Boult speared through Pakistan's top order, starting with the dismissal of Azhar Ali, who was caught by Taylor at first slip for a duck.

Raees smashed a quickfire 16, but he also had his stumps rattled by Boult, which led to Pakistan being bundled out for 74, which is their joint third-lowest score in ODI history.

On the field and half centuries by Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor helped New Zealand to 257.

The 'magical' catch that made a spectator win reward worth Lakhs

Lockie Ferguson, centre, took two wickets in New Zealand's romp.

During the post-match discussion, Sarfraz told, "A tough loss, batting was again flop".

Hasan Ali and Rumman Raees picked up three wickets each while Shadab Khan picked up two wickets as New Zealand lost seven wickets for 62 in the last 10 overs after being comfortably placed for 195/3 at the end of 40 overs.

"I got the wickets but I think it was a very good collective effort".

Yesterday, in Dunedin, they came perilously close to posting the lowest ODI score when they reeled at 32 for 8 in a listless batting performance.

"It was a great sign for them but it's important we learn from that as well and look to do that a little bit better".

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