Published: Thu, November 08, 2018
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Sarfraz Ahmed miffed with Taylor's 'chucking' gesture

Sarfraz Ahmed miffed with Taylor's 'chucking' gesture

It wasn't a demolition job by no means, just accomplished batting, calmly finding the gaps without too much risk.

Fast bowler Trent Boult became the third New Zealander to record a hat trick in a one-day worldwide as the Kiwis beat Pakistan by 47 runs on Wednesday.

He's done it! Trent Boult snares the third ODI hat-trick by a New Zealand bowler, against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi.

In response Pakistan crumbled to 85-6, before Sarfraz Ahmed (64) and Imad Wasim (50) added 103 for the seventh wicket.

Taylor finished with a top score of 80 in New Zealand's 47-run win while Hafeez finished with figures of 0-23 from six overs of work.

However, once Pakistan skipper Sarfraz dragged a Colin de Grandhomme delivery onto his stumps New Zealand were nearly home and dry.

Only Danny Morrison and Shane Bond had previously taken hat-tricks in the one-day format for the Kiwis. Firstly, Lockie Ferguson dismissed Imam (34 from 36 balls), who mistimed a pull to de Grandhomme, with the catcher then nabbing Malik (30 from 50) the next over, who picked out Williamson at mid-off.

The 29-year-old pace man had only arrived in the United Arab Emirates three days earlier, returning from paternity leave, but clean bowled Fakhar Zaman for one before Babar Azam was caught by Ross Taylor at wide slip and trapping Mohammad Hafeez leg before - both without scoring.

Taylor and Latham shared a brilliant 130-run fourth-wicket stand before Pakistan hit back in the last 10 overs with its ace leg-spinner Shadab Khan (4-38) claiming three wickets in four balls and fast bowler Shaheen Afridi ending up with 4-46.

Earlier, Ross Taylor and Tom Latham scored fighting half-centuries to lift New Zealand to a challenging 266-9.

Paceman Shaheen Shah Afridi, playing only his fourth one-day global, had jolted New Zealand at the start with the wickets of George Worker (one) and Colin Munro (29).

Latham, who boasts an exceptional record in Asia, joined Taylor at the crease as the duo set about hitting over half of their team's total.

He then got Colin de Grandhomme edged at slip two balls later.

Sarfraz termed Taylor's gestures "disgraceful" and said they were not in the spirit of the game.

The New Zealand batsman was seen signaling the umpire about Hafeez's bowling style.

Pakistan will look to level the three-match series when the two teams meet in the second ODI on Friday.

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