WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India
Jan 13, 2018, 06.36 AM
New Zealand comfortably defeated Pakistan by massive 183 runs in the third one-day international in Dunedin on Saturday.
After given a target of 258 runs, Kiwis ended the Pakistani inning at mere 74 runs, to achieve an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.
The team was reduced to 18 for 6 in the 15th over at one stage and went on to survive online 28 overs at end of the game.
Trent Boult rocked Pakistan with three wickets in five balls, helping his team to get rid of the top order batsmen.
Later, he went on to take two more wickets.
His five-wicket haul once again showed how good a bowler he is when he gets that new ball moving.
Pakistan struggled to get going and runs dried up so much so that they were able to score just nine runs in the first ten overs for the loss of three wickets.
There were a total of 67 dot ball in the first 13 overs as wickets continued to tumble.
For the black caps, Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor struck half-centuries but New Zealand lost seven wickets in their last seven overs to lose momentum towards the end after being 209 for 3 at one stage.
The victory was New Zealand's 10th in succession across all formats. That equals the longest winning sequence in their history.