Pakistan vs New Zealand 2nd ODI Abu Dhabi: One has to feel for Shoaib Malik after the way he was dismissed in the second ODI against New Zealand at Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Stadium. Malik was out for 10 off 13 balls and his dismissal came with Pakistan inching close to a win. Malik pulled the ball hard, it hit Mark Nicholls who was stationed close in at forward short-leg and popped up in the air. Ish Sodhi was alert to the situation as he came in forward and completed the catch. Also Read - IPL 2020 Match Preview: Ben Stokes Inspired Rajasthan Royals Eye Playoffs Berth, Set to Face Struggling Kolkata Knight Riders in Dubai
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Meanwhile, Pakistan beat New Zealand by six wickets to level the series at 1-1 and they also ensured they broke a four-year losing streak of 12 consecutive one-day internationals against the Black Caps.
Another incident that took everyone by surprise was when a lethal bouncer hit Imam ul Haq flush on the grille of the helmet. Coming round the wicket, Fergusson dug the ball in short which took off wildly to hit Imam ul Haq on the grille of the helmet. The batsman fell on the ground as he was hurt and was taken quickly for medical assistance.
Young Shaheen Shah Afridi bagged the Man of the Match for his career-best figures of 4-38 while opener Fakhar Zaman hit a run-a-ball 88. The last ODI is slated to take place on November 11.
Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (c & wk), Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi
New Zealand Squad
George Worker, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), Henry Nicholls, Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult