ODI series-decider match between Pakistan, New Zealand today

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Pakistan, New Zealand

DUBAI: Pakistan and New Zealand will clash in Ond Day Interionational (ODI)’s decider match on Sunday, .
The series stands levelled at an intriguing 1-1 after Pakistan beat New Zealand by six wickets in the second ODI in Abu Dhabi on Friday, fueled by pace bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi who recorded his career-best bowling and opener Fakhar Zaman who hit a half century.
Shaheen´s 4-38 kept New Zealand down to 209-9 in their 50 overs before Zaman returned to form with a run-a-ball 88 for his seventh fifty to guide Pakistan to their target for the loss of four wickets in 40.3 overs.
With the win Pakistan broke a four-year losing streak of 12 consecutive ODIs against the Black Caps, starting with a 3-2 defeat in the UAE in 2014.
New Zealand had also beaten Pakistan 2-0 (in New Zealand 2015), 2-0 (in New Zealand in 2016), 5-0 (in New Zealand in January this year) and in the first match of the current series by 47 runs in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. — Agencies

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