Abu Dhabi – Pakistan beat New Zealand by way of six wickets in the second one day-night global in Abu Dhabi on Friday however the fit used to be overshadowed by way of a being worried harm to opening batsman Imam-ul-Haq who used to be taken to health center after being hit by way of a brief ball.
Imam, on 16, used to be compelled to retire after a brief supply from rapid bowler Lockie Ferguson hit the grille of his helmet, making him dizzy prior to he used to be taken to health center in an ambulance.
Workforce control mentioned Imam will go through CT scans and might be monitored for the following 48 hours.
At the pitch, tempo bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi recorded his profession best possible bowling whilst opener Fakhar Zaman hit a part century to lend a hand Pakistan to a series-levelling victory.
Shaheen’s 4-38 saved New Zealand all the way down to 209-Nine of their 50 overs prior to Zaman returned to shape with a run-a-ball 88 for his 7th fifty to steer Pakistan to their goal for the lack of 4 wickets in 40.Three overs.
Veteran batsman Ross Taylor top-scored for New Zealand with a hard 120-ball 86 no longer out and added 75 for the 5th wicket with Henry Nicholls, who made a gruelling 33 off 63 balls.
With the win Pakistan broke a four-year shedding streak of 12 consecutive one-day internationals towards the Black Caps, beginning with a 3-2 defeat within the UAE in 2014.
New Zealand had additionally overwhelmed Pakistan 2-0 (in New Zealand 2015), 2-0 (in New Zealand in 2016), 5-0 (in New Zealand in January this yr) and within the first fit of the present sequence by way of 47 runs in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.
The win additionally units up an intriguing ultimate fit in Dubai on Sunday.
Zaman, who had a deficient 57 runs within the final six one-day internationals, punished the New Zealand bowlers with 11 limitations and had given Pakistan a fast 54 run get started with Imam.
Undeterred by way of Imam’s harm, Zaman added a handy guide a rough 101 for the second one wicket with Babar Azam who made a 50-ball 46 prior to each fell in the similar Ferguson over.
Ferguson, who completed with 3-60, then had any other fortunate wicket of Shoaib Malik for ten when a ferocious pull deflected off Nicoll’s shoulder and used to be stuck at mid-on by way of Ish Sodhi.
Sarfraz fell for 13 however Mohammad Hafeez hit the profitable boundary to complete with 27 no longer out.
Previous, the Taylor-Nicholls stand lifted New Zealand after Shaheen as soon as once more rocked the highest order following his 4-46 within the first fit.
Shaheen disregarded damaging opener Colin Munro in the second one over of the innings, holing out to a tricky catch by way of Hafeez.
In his subsequent over he deflected a immediately power to expire Kane Williamson (one) on the non-striker’s finish.
In his 2nd spell, Shaheen yorked Tom Latham for one whilst Hafeez bowled George Employee for 28 to depart New Zealand suffering at 73-4.
Taylor, who made 80 within the first recreation, held one finish intact and in conjunction with Nicholls ensured the innings didn’t end beneath 200.
Nicholls used to be after all bowled within the 38th over by way of Hasan Ali who completed with 2-59.
Taylor hit 3 limitations and a six for his 43rd part century in one-day internationals.
Pakistan have been compelled to depart out paceman Junaid Khan who injured his proper toe and used to be dominated out of the sequence. He used to be changed by way of Faheem Ashraf whilst New Zealand made no alternate.