Trent Boutt became New Zealand's third player to claim an international hat-trick for one day as his side defeated Pakistan with 47 runs in the first match in Abu Dhabi. Prime Minister Boult reduced Pakistan to 8 for 3 in a curse of 267, rejected Fakar Zaman (one), Babar Azam (zero) and Mohammad Hafees (zero) in the third on Wednesday.
It ended with numbers 3 for 54, as Pakistan was ready for 219 to 47.2. "It's nice to be back and win the boys," said Boult, who lost a 3-0 loss to the previous Twenty20 due to the birth of his child.
"I think the new ball is a key part of the game and we know what early wickets can do to hunt the sets." The hat-trick ball that I was just trying to make him play and slip one on the pillows is a great feeling. "The veteran bassist RossTaylor succeeded with 80 while wicketkeeper Tom Latham hit 68 of 64 balls to lead New Zealand at 266-9 after winning the hit and fell to the Sheikh Zee Stade.
In response, Pakistan collapsed to 85-6, while Sarfraz Ahmed (64) and Imad Wasim (50) added 103 for the seventh wicket. However, once Pakistani master Sarfraz drew the Colin de Grandhomme's tradition aside, . Gramadome took 2 for 40, while Loki Ferguson finished with 3 for 36.
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Boutt exposed the suffering of Pakistan early, picked up Zaman from his cushions before he caught Azam and trapped Hafeez with the blow. He arrived at hosts Danny Morrison and Shane Bond Australia at Hobart in 2007) as the only New Zealand to get an ODI hat-trick. Imam-ul-Haq (34) and Shoaib Malik (30) added 63 for the fourth wicket, but both fell into successive overrides before Sarfraz-Wasim stands in short hopes.
Earlier, New Zealand rebounded from 78-3 and after 210-7 to set a tough target. Paceman Shaheen Shah Afridi, playing only his fourth international, pulled New Zealand to begin with with George Worker Colin Munro wickets (29). Saddam Khan dismissed Cane Williamson for 27 years before Taylor and Latham meet.
The pair gathered a square stand with 130, but a three-rivet burst from the Pakistani Shadab leg in the 42nd round seemed to stop their debt. He defended Latham on the leg and did the same to Henry Nicholls (24) and Tim Southee (20) added 42 precious wicket routes to give New Zealand a more competitive sum as Shaheen finished with 4 for 46 to nine of his fans.
"We caught them at 210-7, but the 50 runs for the last three wickets hurt us badly," said Sarfraz. "New Zealand has good young ball bats and early wickets pushed us too". The victory gave New Zealand a 1-0 lead in the three-game series and expanded the ODI's victory against Pakistan in 12 matches dating back to December 2014.
The rest of the matches are in Abu Dhabi on Friday and in Dubai on Sunday.