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Black Caps seal ODI series in style

Black Caps seal ODI series in style

Tui Catch-a-Million victor Craig Dougherty celebrates his one-handed catch during the Black Caps v Pakistan ODI in Dunedin.

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

New Zealand have taken an unassailable 3-0 lead in their five-match series with Pakistan after thrashing the visitors by 183 runs in the third ODI in Dunedin.

The green-shirts will be playing third game to avoid a series defeat.

Fakhar Zaman (2) played on, giving Boult two wickets in two balls and Mohammad Hafeez was caught at first slip, by Taylor again, and Pakistan were 3-2.

Having eked through to 9-3 in 10 overs, they quickly slumped to 15-5 four overs later after Babar Azam was run out by a sharp Mitchell Santner throw, and right-arm quick Lockie Ferguson edged out Malik. They looked alright until the score was 158/3.

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The Duckworth-Lewis-Stern calculation left the Black Caps chasing an adjusted total of 151 from 25 overs and the home side overhauled the target with more than an over to spare and eight wickets in hand.

All-rounder Todd Astle will probably top the list, having meekly lobbed a slower delivery from Raees to Fakhar Zaman at mid-wicket.

Williamson made an inspired decision to call on part-time medium pacer Colin Munro, who reveled in conditions in which the ball often held up on the surface.

The fourth match will be played on Tuesday in Hamilton.

New Zealand are already 2-0 in the five-match series but Williamson is not completely happy, especially with the bowling to lower-order batsmen.Pakistan rocketed from 141 for seven in the 37th over to make 246 for nine in game two, repeating a pattern that has been all too common in recent seasons where New Zealand have let the score get away on them after a solid start.