Boult hat-trick fuels New Zealand´s win over Pakistan

Fast bowler Lockie Ferguson joins Trent Boult Tim Southee and Matt Henry in a strong pace contingent in the New Zealand ODI squad

GETTY IMAGESFast bowler Lockie Ferguson joins Trent Boult Tim Southee and Matt Henry in a strong pace contingent in the New Zealand ODI squad

New Zealand´s Trent Boult bowls during the first one day worldwide (ODI) cricket match between Pakistan and New Zealand at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi on November 7, 2018.

Boult first bowled danger man Fakhar Zaman off his pads, before Babar Azam nicked through to slip and Mohammad Hafeez was trapped in-front, with the home side in a funk at 3/8. It's not his job, his job is to do batting and if he concentrate on that it's better.

Taylor finished with a top score of 80 in New Zealand's 47-run win while Hafeez finished with figures of 0-23 from six overs of work.

Grandhomme took 2 for 40 while Lockie Ferguson finished with 3 for 36.

The homeside was 8-3 and then 85-6 before fighting back, skipper Sarfraz Ahmed leading the way with a 69-ball 64 before he was bowled by Colin de Grandholme at the end of the 41st over.

Ross Taylor has enraged Pakistan after levelling a stunning accusation at Mohammed Hafeez as New Zealand won their ODI clash on Wednesday.

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

Latham, who boasts an exceptional record in Asia, joined Taylor at the crease as the duo set about hitting over half of their team's total.

Tail-enders Ish Sodhi (24) and Tim Southee (20) added a precious 42 runs for the eight wicket to bring some respectability to New Zealand's total.

He dismissed Latham leg-before off the second delivery and did the same to Henry Nicholls for nought off the next and two balls later had Colin de Grandhomme caught in the slip without scoring.

"New Zealand have good new ball bowlers and early wickets pushed us too much". Boult also smashed a maximum off the last ball by Junaid Khan as Pakistan conceded 50 runs off the final five overs in an innings full of ebb and flow.

Hafeez was bowling to Taylor during the first innings in Abu Dhabi when the Kiwi star made a "chucking" gesture towards umpires.

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