New Zealand wins toss, bats in 3rd ODI vs

Williamson wants Kiwis bowling improvement

Earlier, half-centuries by Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor helped New Zealand to 257 in the face of what seemed to be a sharply improved bowling performance by Pakistan.

Williamson never looked particularly fluent but reached 73 off 101 deliveries while Taylor made 52 off 64 deliveries. Martin Guptill also played a handy knock of 45 off 62 while Tom Latham paced a run-a-ball 35.

Tight bowling and a slow outfield restricted New Zealand to 37 for one after 10 overs and the pressure started to show by the 20th over as the run rate remained around four an over.

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But Munro was out for 8 in the second over, slashing across the line at a ball from Faheem Ashraf and delivering a skied catch to Pakistan wicketkeeper and captain Sarfraz Ahmed. "The problem is (facing) the new ball", he lamented. "We gift so many wickets and that's why we lost the match".

But even that was too much for Pakistan, who could not recover from a top-order slide induced by Boult (5/17), dismissing Azhar Ali, Fakhar Zaman and Mohammad Hafeez in his first two overs, to reduce Pakistan to 2/3 in 4 overs.

Pakistan's top-five combined for just 13 runs in the third loss of the series, and seven batsmen failed to crack double-figures. "If you bowled on a length, it was hard to score", said the Kiwi captain on Trent's performance. It was really tough to score. The answer awaits just a few hours to surface as the two Teams are now again set to meet at University Oval in Dunedin on Saturday.

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While Man-of-the-Match Boult turned out to be the pick of the bowlers, Colin Munro and Lockie Ferguson contributed with two wickets apiece.

"That´s the focus. The focus is trying to win each game".

"To score only 250 on the board we knew we had to fight hard and to come out like that was very satisfying".

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