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‘Death bowling’ concerns for unbeaten New Zealand
January 13, 2018
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Wellington: New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has called on his bowlers to be more accurate in the final overs as they look to take an unbeatable lead over Pakistan in the third one-day international (ODI) in Dunedin on Saturday.

New Zealand are already 2-0 in the five-match series but Williamson is not completely happy, especially with the bowling to lower-order batsmen.

Pakistan rocketed from 141 for seven in the 37th over to make 246 for nine in game two, repeating a pattern that has been all too common in recent seasons where New Zealand have let the score get away on them after a solid start.

“We learnt a few lessons from the last game,” Williamson said on Friday. “They bat very deep, the Pakistani side, and that is a sign of a good team,” he added.”

“To see their lower order come out and put together a partnership that gave them a total which could have been a tough chase... it’s important that we learn from that.”

Despite the big hitting, particularly by Hasan Ali and Shadab Khan who both made half centuries, New Zealand won the match in Nelson by eight wickets after the rain swept in. The hosts were set a revised target of 151 in 25 overs.

Agence France-Presse

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