Pakistan team gets Maori welcome in New Zealand

Perfectionist Williamson wary of Pakistan's deep batting

The tourists crashed on Saturday to 74 all out, with man-of-the-match Trent Boult taking 5-17 to give his side a 183-run win and a 3-0 lead in the five-match series.

Trent Boult's five-wicket haul wrapped up the 3rd ODI in style at the University Oval at Dunedin as Pakistan saved grace by one run from making the lowest One Day International score.

New Zealand has now consistently been improving its winning percentage in ODIs against Pakistan, which at the moment stands at 45.40 percent. Skipper Sarfraz Ahmed and Faheem Ashraf were able to score 14 runs for the seventh wicket but the latter soon fell to Ferguson whereas Hasan Ali's bowl was caught, Kane Williamson.

Earlier, Kane Williamson had elected to bat and New Zealand struggled to 257 all out.

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Pakistan were glaring down the barrel of the lowest ever ODI score - Zimbabwe holds the record of 35 v Sri Lanka in 2004 - at 16-6 and later 32-8, but managed to avoid further humiliation. 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.

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Boult carved through Pakistan's top-order in windy conditions, reducing them to 2-3 inside four overs. He took ten wickets in the previous series, against West Indies, at an average of just 10 runs per wicket. Incidentally, their worst such performance had also come in New Zealand, in 1992-93, when their top seven averaged just 16.66.

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