Pakistan beat New Zealand in second ODI
Pakistan beat New Zealand by six wickets in the 2nd ODI in Abu Dhabi, levelling the three-match series 1-1 on Friday. Fast-bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi took a career best 4-38 to keep New Zealand down to 209-9 in their 50 overs before Fakhar Zaman (88) and Babar Azam (46) helped Pakistan reach the target in 40.3 overs. Shaheen Shah Afridi led the charge, picking up four wickets as he disintegrated the New Zealand middle-order. Hassan Ali picked up two wickets for 59 runs.
Ross Taylor top-scored with a 120-ball 86 and Henry Nicholls made 33 off 63 balls and together added 75 for the fifth wicket to lift their team from 73-4. For Pakistan, all-rounder Faheem Ashraf replaced fast bowler Junaid Khan, who is suffering from an infection in his right foot toe. Junaid Khan has also been ruled out of the third ODI against New Zealand.