Boult mauls Pakistan, NZ take series

Williamson wants Kiwis bowling improvement

Williamson wants Kiwis bowling improvement

They have maintained a 3-0 lead in this series with this win.

It came down to Sarfraz (14no) and Mohammad Amir (14) to avoid that humiliation, as well as Pakistan's lowest total of 43.

NZ were 3/209 at one stage before losing 7/48 on their way to 257 all out, with captain Kane Williamson's innings of 73 off 101 the highest of the match.

New Zealand have kept the same line up and are full of confidence at home after winning all seven completed Test, ODI and Twenty20 matches against the West Indies before Pakistan's arrival. In reply, the Pak piled up only 72 runs in 27.2 overs.

Henry Nicholls was out one ball after Taylor, both falling to the young leg-spinner Shadab Khan, and Tom Latham (35) and Mitchell Santner (6) fell to consecutive deliveries from Rumman Raees and Hasan Ali.

Williamson made an inspired decision to call on part-time medium pacer Colin Munro, who reveled in conditions in which the ball often held up on the surface.

Williamson put on 69 with Martin Guptill (45) for the second wicket and 74 with Taylor for the third to lift New Zealand to 158-3 before he was out in the 34th over.

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Sarfraz was less than impressed with his side's performance, and said: "A tough loss, batting was again a flop".

With Pakistan in shambles at 16/6, they managed to add 14 runs to their total before Ashraf was dismissed by Ferguson for 10.

Boult returned to end the innings and claim the Man of the Match award and his fourth five-wicket bag in ODIs.

Boult rocked Pakistan with three wickets in five balls to take out the cream of their top order on his way to figures of five for 17. Focus is to win each game.

"It was a fantastic performance all round".

"To score only 250 on the board we knew we had to fight hard and to come out like that was very satisfying".

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