NZ run through Pakistan for record win

Martin Guptill is coming off a strong knock in the rain affected 2nd ODI against Pakistan

Martin Guptill is coming off a strong knock in the rain affected 2nd ODI against Pakistan

Separately, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has called on his bowlers to be more accurate in the final overs.

The score is also the second lowest ever made against New Zealand.

New Zealand were 64/2 in 14 overs when rain arrived.

Even though New Zealand are already two-nil up in the five-match series against Pakistan, captain Kane Williamson still sees plenty of room for improvement, particularly from his bowlers.

Williamson (73), Taylor (52) and Martin Guptill (45) set a fine launching platform on a slow and low wicket, as the home side appeared poised to set a big total at 195-3 after 40 overs.

The fourth ODI will be played on Tuesday while the series concludes in Wellington on 19 January. The pair was also involved in an 104-run unbeaten stand for the third wicket as New Zealand reached the target with 7 balls remaining.

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However, they couldn't get near their previous lowest tally against New Zealand, which was 116 at Dambulla in Sri Lanka, during a in 2003 tri-nations series.

At eight for 32, Pakistan were threatening two unwanted records - the lowest ODI score of 35, held by Zimbabwe, and Pakistan's own lowest score of 43, before Sarfraz Ahmed (14 not out), Mohammad Amir (14) and Rumman Raees (16) delayed the inevitable finish.

The first ODI's Highest Scorer from Pakistan Fakhar Zaman couldn't make to the Playing XI for second match for injury issue, and was replaced by Imam-ul-Haq.

He combined with Hasan Ali (51 off 31) to help the tourists post 246 for nine. With just the fifth ball of the match, Dunedin builder Craig Dougherty nabbed one in the crowd to pocket $50,000 courtesy of a Tui promotion.

Tim Southee (2-57) and Trent Boult (1-54) both claimed early wickets to give the bowling side the upper hand. In the following over Shoaib Malik was caught by Taylor off Lockie Ferguson for three and seven balls later part-timer Colin Munro bowled Shadab Khan for without scoring and Pakistan were 16 for six in the 15th over.

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