NZ v PAK highlights today – Third one day international from University Oval, Dunedin (New Zealand) Saturday 13th January 2018. MJ Guptill and KS Williamson both New Zealand batsmen scored equal runs so far, both of them scored 134 runs in two innings. Fakhar Zaman played in first ODI and scored 82 runs. TG Southee took five wickets in two matches, TD Astle took three and Hasan Ali from Pakistan took three wickets. University Oval Dunedin pitch will be the new pitch for Pakistan because they had not played any match here. The highest total of the venue is 360/5 scored by the home team against Sri Lanka in 2015. Most runs scorer off the ground is Luteru Ross Poutoa Lote Taylor, who scored 203 runs in four innings, KS Williamson is the second most runs scorer of the venue with 196 runs in four innings.
New Zealand have won the toss and chose to bat.
Pakistan team/playing XI
Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfraz Ahmed (c) †, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali, Rumman Raees.
New Zealand team/playing XI
MJ Guptill, C Munro, KS Williamson (c), LRPL Taylor, TWM Latham †, HM Nicholls, MJ Santner, TD Astle, TG Southee, LH Ferguson, TA Boult.
Match Timings: 11.00 start, First Session 11.00-14.30 Interval 14.30-15.15, Second Session 15.15-18.45
Pakistan tour of New Zealand 3rd ODI Highlights
The University Oval has one of the slower pitches in New Zealand, so the spinners may look to make an impression. Overcast conditions could see swing play a big role, although rain is unlikely. Pakistan should have Fakhar Zaman back, and with Imam-ul-Haq unable to take his opportunity in Nelson, Zaman would likely reclaim his place at the top of the order. Haris Sohail may begin to push for a place in the middle order, with Shoaib Malik perhaps most vulnerable to being dropped. Colin de Grandhomme’s return after personal bereavement gives New Zealand an additional all-round option, though it is not known whether he would be physically or mentally fit to play. With New Zealand on such a run of form, there would be no need to rush him, and an unchanged XI for the third straight game would be no surprise.
Umpires – Wayne Knights, Ruchira Palliyaguruge
TV Umpires – Richard Illingworth
Match Referee – Sir Richie Richardson
Reserve Umpire – Chris Brown
Match number – ODI no. 3949