|Pakistan v New Zealand 2014|
||vs|| New Zealand
ScheduleWednesday, 17 December 2014 at 11:00 GMT / 11:00 UK / 16:30 IST
VenueSheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
An aggressive approach by the Pakistani batsmen ended up in a massive target of 364 in the 3rd One Day International against New Zealand who was bowled out for 217 and lost the game by 147 runs. The Green Shirts have secured a lead of 2-1 but their unpredictable batting will have to continue on the same line for winning the five match series. The Black Caps will definitely review their deficiencies and can hit back in the following match to make the last two matches interesting.
The attacking opener Ahmed Shehzad blasted his sixth ODI century in the previous game, Shahid Afridi registered his 38th fifty while Younis Khan, Mohammad Hafeez and Sarfraz Ahmed were in the thirties. Haris Sohail continued with his brilliant all-round performance along with Shahid Afridi whereas Mohammad Irfan and Wahab Riaz are bowling well. Misbah-ul-Haq has been ruled out of the series due to his fitness problems and Shahid Afridi will lead the side.
Kane Williamson, Luke Ronchi, Tom Latham and Ross Taylor took a start but could not materialise it in the third ODI. Anton Devcich, Martin Guptill and James Neesham have yet to display fluent innings while Matt Henry, Mitchell McClenaghan, Corey Sanderson and Nathan McCullum are doing their best with the ball.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 @ 11:00 GMT, 15:00 local at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
A perfect weather for the match with the temperatures around 21-26ᵒC.
The winning captain will prefer to bat first.
The nicely laid down pitch will assist the batsmen and Pakistan beat New Zealand in the first Test by 248 runs.
Pakistan – Shahid Afridi (c), Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Asad Shafiq, Younis Khan, Haris Sohail, Umar Akmal, Sarfraz Ahmed, Wahab Riaz, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Irfan.
New Zealand – Kane Williamson (C), Anton Devcich, Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi, Nathan McCullum, James Neesham, Matt Henry, Mitchell McClenaghan.
Pakistan will enter the game as a favourite.