New Zealand batting first in third ODI against Pakistan

Trent Boult five wickets New Zealand Pakistan cricket

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

Green Shirts collapsed inexplicably in the final match with one of the lowest total ever scores in an ODI matches.

The game was at an interesting stage, with New Zealand 64 for two after 14 overs, when rain arrived. After a long delay, play was resumed with the home team getting a revised target of 151 in 25 overs.

A withering spell by Trent Boult saw New Zealand destroy Pakistan by 183 runs in the third ODI to comfortably wrap up the series in Dunedin on Saturday.

New Zealand named the same lineup that won the first match of the five-match series by 61 runs under the Duckworth-Lewis system.

Kane Williamson fifty New Zealand Pakistan ODI cricket
Kane Williamson scored his 33rd ODI fifty

On Tuesday Sarfraz took the opposite tack and chose to bat first but the result was the same.

New Zealand have Colin de Grandhomme back in their squad after the allrounder returned from bereavement leave, but Williamson said they would wait to view the pitch Saturday morning before settling on their playing XI.Fakhar Zaman, who scored an unbeaten 82 in the opening game, is expected to return to the Pakistan side after missing game two because of a thigh injury. However, Hasan Ali played a scintillating inning coming lower down the order and helped his side to register a total of 246 runs.

Williamson, who has a century already in the five-match series, took time to find his form and took 81 balls to reach his 33rd half century in one-day internationals and went on to top-score with 73.

Black Caps bowler Trent Boult celebrates a wicket. Williamson introduced his spinners early and left-armer Mitchell Santner and leg-spinner Todd Astle prevented Pakistan from rebuilding through the middle of the innings.

Shoaib Malik (3) was caught at first slip off a 147.5km/h Lockie Ferguson delivery. Pakistan did look smart in the field and finished with a flourish taking seven wickets for 48 in the last eight overs.

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