Pakistan vs New Zealand: Trent Boult hat-trick fires Black Caps to 47-run win in 1st ODI, stretch winning streak against hosts

Abu Dhabi: Trent Boult grew to become the third New Zealand bowler to say a one-day worldwide hat-trick as his facet defeated Pakistan by 47 runs within the first match in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

Tempo spearhead Boult lowered Pakistan to eight for Three of their chase of 267 after he dismissed Fakhar Zaman (1), Babar Azam (0) and Mohammad Hafeez (0) within the third over.

Trent Boult grew to become solely the third New Zealand bowler to say an ODI hat-trick on Wednesday. AFP

He completed with figures of three for 54 as Pakistan have been bowled out for 219 in 47.2 overs.

“It is good to be again on the market and get the win for the boys,” stated Boult, who missed the 3-Zero loss within the previous Twenty20 sequence because of the beginning of his youngster.

“I believe the brand new ball is a key a part of the sport and we all know what early wickets can do to chasing totals.

“The hat-trick ball I used to be simply making an attempt to make him play and to slip one onto the pads is a superb feeling.”

Veteran batsman Ross Taylor top-scored with 80 whereas wicket-keeper Tom Latham struck 68 off 64 balls to steer New Zealand to 266-9 after they gained the toss and batted at Sheikh Zayed Stadium.

In response Pakistan crumbled to 85-6, earlier than Sarfraz Ahmed (64) and Imad Wasim (50) added 103 for the seventh wicket.

Nevertheless, as soon as Pakistan skipper Sarfraz dragged a Colin de Grandhomme supply onto his stumps New Zealand have been nearly dwelling and dry.

Grandhomme took 2 for 40 whereas Lockie Ferguson completed with Three for 36.

Boult uncovered Pakistan’s batting woes early on, bowling Zaman off his pads earlier than having Azam caught at slip after which trapping Hafeez leg-before with a pointy inswinging supply.

He joined quick bowlers Danny Morrison (v India at Napier in 1999) and Shane Bond (v Australia at Hobart in 2007) as the one New Zealanders to take an ODI hat-trick.

Imam-ul-Haq (34) and Shoaib Malik (30) added 63 for the fourth wicket however each fell in successive overs earlier than the Sarfraz-Wasim stand briefly reignited hopes.

Earlier, New Zealand recovered from 78-Three after which 210-7 to set a difficult goal.

Paceman Shaheen Shah Afridi, enjoying solely his fourth one-day worldwide, jolted New Zealand at the beginning with the wickets of George Employee (1) and Colin Munro (29).

Shadab Khan dismissed Kane Williamson for 27 earlier than Taylor and Latham got here collectively.

The pair compiled a fourth-wicket stand of 130, however a burst of three wickets from Pakistan leg-spinner Shadab within the 42nd over appeared to halt their cost.

He pinned Latham leg-before and did the identical to Henry Nicholls (nought) the very subsequent ball, earlier than eradicating de Grandhomme two balls later when he edged to first slip with out scoring.

However tailenders Ish Sodhi (24) and Tim Southee (20) added 42 treasured runs for the eighth wicket to offer New Zealand a extra aggressive whole, as Shaheen completed with four for 46 in his 9 overs.

“We caught them at 210-7 however 50 plus runs for the final three wickets damage us badly,” stated Sarfraz.

“New Zealand have good new ball bowlers and early wickets pushed us an excessive amount of.”

The victory gave New Zealand a 1-Zero lead within the three-match sequence and prolonged their ODI successful streak in opposition to Pakistan to 12 matches relationship again to December 2014.

The remaining matches are in Abu Dhabi on Friday and in Dubai on Sunday.

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