Pakistan beat New Zealand by 6 wickets in second ODI.


ABU DHABI -- Pakistan achieved the required 210-run target in 40.3 overs. Pakistani fastbowlers restricted New Zealand to 209 runs after 50 overs on Friday after the tourists chose to bat first in the second and deciding one-day international (ODI) at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Shaheen Shah Afridi led the charge, picking up four wickets for 38 runs as he disintegrated the Kiwis' middle-order.

Hassan Ali picked up two wickets for 59 runs. Ross Taylor top-scored with a 120-ball 86 and Henry Nicholls made 33 off 63 balls and together added 75 for the fifth wicket to lift their team from 73-4. For Pakistan, allrounder Faheem Ashraf replaced fast bowler Junaid Khan, who is suffering from an infection in his right foot toe. Junaid has also been ruled out of the third ODI against New Zealand on Sunday.

Ashraf failed to take any wickets, conceding 26 runs in his seven overs. The Kiwis were unchanged from the first ODI, in which they defeated Pakistan by 47 runs on...

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