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Conway hits 101 as New Zealand thump Pakistan

KARACHI: Opener Devon Conway hit a glowing hundred to lend a hand New Zealand reach a powerful 79-run win over Pakistan in the second one one-day world in Karachi on Wednesday. The left-hander scored 101 and captain Kane Williamson made 85 earlier than a cave in which noticed New Zealand lose 9 wickets for 78 runs and limited them to 261 all out in 49.5 overs. Pakistan misplaced wickets at common durations and regardless of a preventing 79 from skipper Babar Azam, the house crew had been disregarded for 182 to depart the three-match collection tied at 1-1.

“Despite the fact that we had a excellent partnership, possibly 300 wasn’t reasonable however we were given to a par overall finally,” stated Williamson. “We knew it might be a tricky chase. We knew we needed to get a bit of bit out of the skin, and the 2 seamers set the tone for us.” Pakistan received the primary tournament by way of six wickets whilst the 3rd and ultimate tournament is on Friday, additionally in Karachi.

Pakistan misplaced openers Fakhar Zaman (nought) and Imam-ul-Haq (six) by way of the fourth over. Azam and Mohammad Rizwan (28) added 55 for the 3rd wicket however it was once no longer sufficient. Agha Salman scored 25 earlier than he was once run out in a mix-up with Azam whilst none of Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir or Mohammad Wasim caught round for lengthy. Azam hit 8 fours and a six in an innings spanning 114 balls earlier than he was once after all stumped off spinner Ish Sodhi within the forty third over. “We got here again neatly with the bat,” stated Azam. “But if the spinners got here on, it was once turning sharply. Credit score to them.”

Tim Southee claimed 2-33 for New Zealand whilst Sodhi took 2-38. Previous, left-arm spinner Nawaz picked up 4 wickets to gradual New Zealand after the guests received the toss and batted first. Nawaz completed with 4-38 as New Zealand slumped from a robust place at 183-1 to 206-6, dropping 5 wickets for 23 runs within the house of 40 deliveries.

New Zealand had been lifted by way of a second-wicket stand of 181 between Conway and Williamson earlier than speedy bowler Naseem Shah (3-58) broke the stand when he disregarded Conway off the remaining ball of the thirtieth over. Conway hit 13 fours and a six off 92 balls in his moment ODI hundred. Nawaz then took 3 wickets, pushing aside each Daryl Mitchell and Tom Latham affordably in a single over earlier than blank bowling Williamson in his subsequent. Williamson, dropped on 53 and 54 off Wasim, struck 10 obstacles in his 100-ball knock. Mitchell Santner, one among simply 3 New Zealand batters to succeed in double figures, was once the remaining guy out for 37. – AFP



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