New Zealand defeat Pakistan by 8 wickets in 2nd ODI

New Zealand defeat Pakistan by 8 wickets in 2nd ODI

Nelson (Agencies): New Zealand defeated Pakistan by 8 wickets in the second one-day international (ODI) played at the Saxton Oval in Nelson on Tuesday.

New Zealand were 64 for two in 14 overs and still need to score 183 runs in 36 overs to reach the target of 247 set by Pakistan.

After a wobbly first inning, Pakistan got a good start when Colin Munro was taken out by Mohammad Amir after just one run. Kane Williamson fell to Faheem Ashraf in the 10th over when New Zealand were 47 for one.

Earlier, three half-centuries including a late charge by Hasan Ali and Shadab Khan carried Pakistan to 246 for nine.

Mohammad Hafeez hit a solid 60, the 33rd ODI half-century for the veteran right-hander as he held the first half of the innings together.

Hasan then blasted his first 50 and Khan his second when they mounted a rescue mission with Pakistan 141 for seven in the 37th over.

The pair featured in a 70-run stand off 49 deliveries for the eighth wicket.