New Zealand white washed Sarfaraz XI in ODI series
Wellington (Web Desk): New Zealand white washed Pakistan (Sarfaraz XI) in the ODI series after defeating by 15 runs in fifth and last match of the series on Friday.
Sarfaraz XI only managed to put up a decent fight with 256 runs on board for all out and six balls remaining while chasing a respectable target of 272.
Matt Henry was the pick of the New Zealand bowlers, taking four wickets, including the final one of the match, while Mitchell Santner claimed three, Lockie Ferguson two and Colin de Grandhomme one.
Pakistan’s top order once again failed to fire against New Zealand’s bowlers, Haris Sohail was the only player in the visitor’s top five to reach 50, finishing on 63.
The visitor’s tail order once again proved difficult to finish off, with half of their runs coming from their final five batsmen.
Shadab Khan made a helpful 54 off 77 balls, while Aamer Yamin made 32 and Faheem Ashraf and Mohammad Nawaz reached 23 each.
New Zealand’s innings was anchored by opener Martin Guptill who made his 13th ODI century while Ross Taylor reached 50.
Colin de Grandhomme finished not out on 29 while Tim Southee added 14 runs at the end of the innings.
Henry Nicholls, Tom Latham and Mitchell Santner managed four runs between them before all lost their wicket.
Rumman Raees was the best of Pakistan’s bowlers, taking three wickets for 67 runs off his 10 overs while Faheem Ashraf took two for 49.
The Black Caps have now won eight ODI matches in a row at home after also whitewashing the West Indies earlier this summer.