Guptill assault hands Pakistan second loss

Guptill assault hands Pakistan second loss

Martin Guptill walloped an unbeaten 86 as New Zealand cruised to an eight-wicket win over Pakistan via the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method in the second ODI in Nelson.

The third ODI in the five-match series is in Dunedin on Saturday.

It took a stubborn rearguard action from Pakistan's tailenders to rescue their innings, with a 70-run eighth-wicket partnership off 43 balls between Hasan Ali and Shadab Khan.

The hosts left the field at 64 for two after 14 overs, chasing 247 for victory.

Guptill was batting on 31 off 40 balls when rain intervened, but on resumption, he accumulated 56 runs off just 32 balls, ending with five sixes and as many fours. I think for the first half we were brilliant with the ball and then Pakistan showed resistance.

In reply New Zealand lost the inform Colin Munro for no score in the first over, while captain Kane Williamson fell in the ninth over for 19.

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Mohammad Hafeez's steady 60 off 71 had anchored the Pakistan innings, but he disappeared early in the 32nd over and the visitors looked in all sorts of trouble at 127-6.

Guptill shifted gears after play resumed, ending unbeaten on a 71-ball 86, to help New Zealand past the target with seven balls remaining. A 45-run partnership provided some hope of a Pakistan revival, as the pair began to rotate the strike regularly and use their feet to the spinners. Later, came to chase New Zealand was given target of chasing 151 runs in 25 overs. An over after successfully reviewing a caught-behind call, he became the first of many to gift-wrap his wicket - pulling a short ball well outside of off-stump off Trent Boult straight down the throat of Munro at square leg.

Babar Azam also failed to have an impact as he was caught by Ross Taylor at first slip off the bowling of Lockie Ferguson for 10 runs.

Black Caps selector Gavin Larsen said the team was looking forward to seeing De Grandhomme back in the side.

With Pakistan on the ropes, Shadab Khan and Hasan stepped up, cracking 21 off an Astle over as they upped the tempo. Faheem Ashraf (1-30) produced the second breakthrough for Pakistan when Shadab Khan (0-29) produced a blinder at point to dismiss Williamson and New Zealand ended the powerplay with a score of 48 for two.

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