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19-Dec-2014 18:20:00 GMT
Pakistan v New Zealand, 5th ODI, Abu Dhabi

New Zealand Trounce Pakistan to Win Series 3-2

Abu Dhabi: Skipper Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor hit half-centuries while paceman Matt Henry recorded career best bowling figures as New Zealand thumped Pakistan by 68 runs in the fifth and final one-dayer in Abu Dhabi on Friday.

Williamson's 97 and Taylor's 88 were the cornerstone of New Zealand's 275-4 before Henry's 5-30 helped dismiss Pakistan for 207 in 43.3 overs for a 3-2 series win at Sheikh Zayed Stadium.

Pakistan won the first match in Dubai by three wickets and the third in Sharjah by 147 runs while New Zealand took the second by four wickets and the fourth game by seven runs.

Henry took the first three of the four wickets as Pakistan were struggling at 38-3 before Haris Sohail (65) and Ahmed Shehzad (54) put on 69 for the fourth wicket.

Henry then returned for his second spell to dismiss Shehzad followed by Sarfraz Ahmed (26) and Shahid Afridi (13) to improve on his previous best of 4-38 on debut against India at Wellington in January this year.

This becomes Pakistan's 12th defeat in the final games of a series after they were tied at 1-1 or 2-2. Their only win came against Zimbabwe in 2012.

Defeat left Pakistan without a one-day series win in 2014 after losing in Sri Lanka 2-1 and to Australia 3-0.

Pakistan were off to a disastrous start when opener Nasir Jamshed was leg-before wicket in the first over to Henry for nought.

Henry then had Younis Khan (12) and Shehzad (54) to leave Pakistan struggling at 107-4.

In between, Anton Devcich had Asad Shafiq (seven) and Nathan McCullum dismissed Umar Akmal for six.

Sohail hit five fours and a six off 74 balls while Shehzad's knock of 81 balls had only two boundaries.

Shehzad was caught while Sohail was bowled by Mitchell McClenaghan, ending Pakistan's hopes of a win.

Earlier Williamson and Taylor propelled New Zealand to 275-4 in their 50 overs.

Williamson added an invaluable 116 for the third wicket with Taylor before top-edging a sweep off leg-spinner Afridi and was caught behind.

He hit eight boundaries off 119 balls, following up his 123 in the series-levelling win on Wednesday, also in Abu Dhabi.

Taylor hit five boundaries and a six off 95 balls, giving impetus in the last 15 overs in which 120 runs were scored.

Tom Latham chipped in with an 18-ball 22 with four boundaries and Luke Ronchi made 16.

Williamson also added 66 for the second wicket with Dean Brownlie (34) after New Zealand lost opener Martin Guptill for eight to paceman Mohammad Irfan who finished with 2-62.

Afridi finished with 1-33 in his ten overs.

Pakistan were forced to leave out opener Mohammad Hafeez who had a recurrence of a hamstring injury while struggling paceman Sohail Tanvir was dropped, making way for Shafiq and Zulfiqar Babar.

New Zealand brought in McCullum and Devcich for Daniel Vettori and Corey Anderson. Vettori left for home to attend his brother's wedding.

The one-day series marked the end of Pakistan's two-and-a-half month activity in United Arab Emirates in which they lost the one-day series to Australia 3-0 but beat them in the Test series 2-0.

Earlier, New Zealand have won the toss and have opted to bat.

Pakistan have made two changes -- Hafeez is struggling with his hamstring, Asad Shafiq comes in his place and Zulfiqar Babar comes in place of Sohail Tanvir.

The Blackcaps also have a couple of changes -- Nathan McCullum and Anton Devcich are back in. Corey Anderson left out while Dan Vettori has flown home for his brother's wedding.


Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Nasir Jamshed, Younis Khan, Asad Shafiq, Haris Sohail, Umar Akmal, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Shahid Afridi (Capt.), Anwar Ali, Zulfiqar Babar, Mohammad Irfan

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Dean Brownlie, Kane Williamson (Capt.), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Anton Devcich, Luke Ronchi (wk), Nathan McCullum, Adam Milne, Matt Henry, Mitchell McClenaghan

Brief scores
South Africa -
552/5 dec (Amla 208, de Villiers 152, van Zyl 101*)
West Indies - 201 (Philander 4-29, Morkel 3-55) and 76/2
Status - West Indies trail by 275 runs

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